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  1. Thread: Honeydew

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    Re: Honeydew

    leave it alone?
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    Re: bees can not crawl out of comb

    Wow. lol. i'm gonna put this on my bees refrigerator, they gonna laugh and laugh. Every creature is the same! except one! We're number one We're number one.
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    Leveling Hives with Shims

    I was thinking about this for a bit and came up with scraps of vinyl siding. They are easy to cut. I wanted something that was thin enough to not go over what I needed using a couple pieces, and...
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    Re: The Scourge of Varroa?

    Hey guys.

    First off I'd just like to say that it is my experience that anger is very easily perceived on the internet. It is like a breeding ground for conflict. I have been around the internet...
  5. Re: First year failure, long time listener. (Questions and comments)

    Thanks Michael. (Could you please clarify this statement, isn't SBB 'screened bottom board'?: "Both work fine if you put the screen in the SBB over winter." Are you saying to put it in, or remove it...
  6. Re: First year failure, long time listener. (Questions and comments)

    Yea. Im not really getting into it as a hobby. Of course i wont know until i do it long enough. But other than my dogs i dont want pets. All my livestock and plant endeavors are to create a uniquely...
  7. Re: First Winter, not sure if they have enough honey

    So then would this contradict the idea that a hive should be placed with southerly exposure. With plants a lot of times you want to situate a plant that blooms early in an area that has less southern...
  8. Re: First year failure, long time listener. (Questions and comments)

    Nice. So perhaps I'm not seeing the whole picture though. It certainly looks easier to build than a TBH because its square. Am I correct in believing that the main difference between this and a top...
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    Re: Walnut Leaf Smoke for Varroa control

    This is interesting. I find the natural remedies to pests to be the most interesting. It is also obvious why they aren't reported or approved... because its much harder to make a buck off walnut...
  10. Re: First year failure, long time listener. (Questions and comments)

    Thanks colleen.

    I guess I was thinking it is easier, primarily due to a lack of lifting and careful placing. I'm not sure I understand what you are getting at as to what would make it harder? I...
  11. Re: First year failure, long time listener. (Questions and comments)

    haha thanks whiskers and radar, that makes more sense.

    Yea I have heard a lot of the redwood is not heart wood. So i guess the pine is painted? I can't seen pine lasting very long without a real...
  12. Re: First year failure, long time listener. (Questions and comments)

    Thanks JRG I think this thread has helped me to pinpoint what to focus on for next year.

    To Rhaldridge. It always seemed to me that swarm trapping (passive) is way too hit or miss. Active swarm...
  13. Re: First year failure, long time listener. (Questions and comments)

    Thanks everyone... mostly helpful again. Perhaps my "quills" were up and I misused the word "depressed". But I still think giving the advice to not try bee keeping is just poor.


    To rhaldridge....
  14. Re: First year failure, long time listener. (Questions and comments)

    Thank you all for being helpful, except the quote below.


    Interesting you all seem to believe it was varroa. I wish I had checked the hives immediately in the spring (to the person who asked, No...
  15. First year failure, long time listener. (Questions and comments)

    Ok, so I have a few questions and comments. I have been around this forum before but not to post. I began raising bees I 1.5 years ago. I started with 2 hives from a local using untreated bees with...
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