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    Re: Why keep Bees over winter?

    Wait a minute here folks.... don't forget if you overwinter your hives you get "FREE" bees in the spring and don't have to BUY new packages... besides unless you are beekeeping for a profit you...
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    Re: Can Bees Digest Cornstarch in Powdered Sugar?

    I was told to make my own powdered sugar in a coffee grinder or blender. It works well. Also told the problem with corn starch is the bees do not digest it and it normally is not a problem except...
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    Re: Yesterdays Episode

    The thing that would concern me is the throat and swallowing issue. That can indicate a severe reaction and you don't want anaphylaxis from an allergic sting. That's what the Epi pens are for... ...
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    Re: propolis

    Isopropyl Alcohol (Rubbing Alcohol)
  5. Thread: When I requeen

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    Re: When I requeen

    Thanks for all the info... I will be joining the local beekeepers association very soon. Already have phone numbers and names.

    sqkcrk, Chapin is 15 miles west of Columbia on I-26. Very small...
  6. Thread: When I requeen

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    When I requeen

    This may be an unnecessary concern but... I have a new hive (newbee here) started this summer from a very well established nuc. They are doing very well... my concern is I have lived in this area...
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    Re: The Bee Whisperer and the Benevolent Bee

    Hmmmmm???? Me thinks this is too "Disney like"... I think when a beekeeper becomes comfortable around his or her bees, the bees become comfortable around the keeper... if you act irresponsible...
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    Re: Need advice on Nuc install in new hive.

    I agree taking the nuc home with me would be best but I think he needs it right away. We will do the frame transfer after dark. I know it's a healthy nuc or I wouldn't consider it at all this late...
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    Need advice on Nuc install in new hive.

    I took the plunge 3 months ago and started reading all I could. Finally bought a 10-frame hive. It's ready to go and I was offered a nuc from a friend of mine. I will get the bees in a couple of...
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    First Hive, Nuc question

    I have put together my first hive. My intention was to be all set this winter to order bee's for next spring. I have a close friend who has offered me an established nuc. My concern is, I am in...
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