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    I provided my bees with a water source, but they...

    I provided my bees with a water source, but they really seem to prefer the excess water that's aleays left on the kids slip n slide.
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    My husband and I have been tossing around ideas...

    My husband and I have been tossing around ideas to be more self-sufficient. I said I'd like to have chickens, we go through quite a few eggs in our house. My hubby says "NO WAY, they are filthy!" So,...
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    Rooster, The worst may be yet to come! When I got...

    Rooster, The worst may be yet to come! When I got stung the initial pain was NOTHING next to the itching that lasted for about a week...happy scratching http://www.beesource.com/ubb/wink.gif !
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    I'm usually up around 7:30, but I have to change...

    I'm usually up around 7:30, but I have to change diapers and get the kids situated and fed before I can grab a cup of coffee and sign on here http://www.beesource.com/ubb/smile.gif !
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    My (only) hive is mediums and was started May...

    My (only) hive is mediums and was started May 12th. They have two mediums nearly full of brood, but when I gave them the second medium they moved right up and didn't finish the first one. Is that...
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    My husband laughs at me because I'll stop in my...

    My husband laughs at me because I'll stop in my tracks mowing the lawn until the bees finish with the clover and move on. I just can't run over them!
  7. Thread: uh oh- honey?

    by CherGarr
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    Hi Mitch, I have a few questions for you because...

    Hi Mitch, I have a few questions for you because you are so near me! Do you use deeps or mediums? I have 2 mediums about full and I'm trying to decide if I should do another medium of brood or put on...
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    Over wintering is my current concern about...

    Over wintering is my current concern about starting a TBH as well. I'm in Ohio, winters are not really horrible here, but generally pretty windy. If I understand correctly (as I have not had bees...
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    Thanks for all the great info. I'm fascinated....

    Thanks for all the great info. I'm fascinated. Would you guys say this is a big no-no for a newbie? Is it harder to learn than dealing with a langstroth? I shouldn't think heat would be a big problem...
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    I keep reading about top bar hives? Could someone...

    I keep reading about top bar hives? Could someone please let me know in REAL SIMPLE terms what this is? Id really appreciate it!
  11. Thread: hornets

    by CherGarr
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    Intersting that they like empty bee equiptment. I...

    Intersting that they like empty bee equiptment. I got stung by a wasp this evening rattling around in our shed and now that you mentioned that...I do have some stuff I removed from the hive in the...
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    It's very strange to me how different my...

    It's very strange to me how different my reactions were though. This one welted almost immediately and throbs terribly. I'd rather a honey bee sting anyday.
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    Good gravy, would you believe I got stung again...

    Good gravy, would you believe I got stung again today!?! It wasn't one of my girls this time...a wasp got mad when I was banging around getting some stuff out of the shed. What are the odds? I feel...
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    Well, ladies and gentleman, I got my first sting...

    Well, ladies and gentleman, I got my first sting Saturday! Right on the chis no less. I went out JUST to check the hive top feeder...but there was SO MUCH GONE! I'd only put it on 3 days before. So...
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    Thanks guys! I really do need to look into...

    Thanks guys! I really do need to look into getting an observation hive, if only they weren't so darned expensive. The girls fascinate me...that's for sure.
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    I know you all are going to think I'm crazy, but...

    I know you all are going to think I'm crazy, but idle curiousity is driving me to ask. What do the bees do in there all night? I love sittng out there in the evening and watching them come in from...
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    OK, stupid question time. If I let my husband cut...

    OK, stupid question time. If I let my husband cut the clover will it flower again or is this it. He's really griping about the backyard now. If it gets much longer he's not going to be able to cut it...
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    My bees are working the clover like CRAZY! Our...

    My bees are working the clover like CRAZY! Our backyard came low on the weed treatment priority list last year and so this year we have an acre of white and red clover choking out the grass. It's a...
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    Wow! You guys have so darn much useful info! This...

    Wow! You guys have so darn much useful info! This is only our third summer in our home and after some exploration this spring I found what I'm pretty sure are a LOT of blackberry brambles. The only...
  20. Thread: Medieval Bees

    by CherGarr
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    MB click on the little guy with the question mark...

    MB click on the little guy with the question mark next to the post date and time.
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    This is my first year so I'm not sure of the...

    This is my first year so I'm not sure of the regularity of inspections...but in Ohio I did have to register my hive (only $5). The county I live in doesn't currently have an inspector listed so I...
  22. Thread: Drone trap

    by CherGarr
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    Sorry, this is a bit off topic but this thread...

    Sorry, this is a bit off topic but this thread brought a question to mind. The bees aren't really very fond of the drones are they? I know they kick them out at the end of the season...so, if there...
  23. Sounds like it can only get better!

    Sounds like it can only get better!
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    What is lemongrass oil for?

    What is lemongrass oil for?
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    My husband enjoys carpentry and occasionally...

    My husband enjoys carpentry and occasionally makes furniture. He's not entirely convinced that it would be cheaper to amke it than to buy it? We live in Ohio, maybe if we bought pine while we are...
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