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    Re: Hello from Ohio name's atarha

    Welcome from Chesterland, OH!!
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    Typical Swarming?

    We have recovered 3 swarms in the last 7 days, all originating from the same parent hive!! Primary swarm issued 7 days ago, probably 5 lbs. of bees. They landed 4' up on an extended branch of an...
  3. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    Welcome Noreen!!!
  4. Thread: Feeding Bees

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    Feeding Bees

    Is there any opinions on which kind of sugar is better for bees? My friend swears it has to be cane sugar, and I think beet sugar is just fine. I'd love to hear from everyone on Beesource. Thanks!!...
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    Re: Home Made Uncapper

    This is the one I saw~thanks for finding it. OK, so, can anyone make up some plans??
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    Home Made Uncapper

    I saw a post on FB, someone had made an uncapper that appeared to have two knives, set into a wooden rectangle. The knives were in the shape of a "V". You slid your capped frame down the rectangle,...
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    A few questions about OAV

    This might seem a little nit-picky, but I don't want to misrepresent my honey to my clients. I've never used OA, but all the research seems to point to it being good for my bees. I've never treated...
  8. Thread: Wired Frames

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    Wired Frames

    I'm just wondering, if I wire my frames, and add a starter strip of wax at the top, will the bees build onto the wires? I like the idea of the bees drawing their own comb, just using the wire for...
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    Re: New Ohio Member

    Welcome~~I'm in NE Ohio! This is a great place to learn, share, and interact with like minded people!
  10. Thread: New SW Ohio

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    Re: New SW Ohio

    Welcome SW Ohio from NE Ohio!!
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    Re: Queen cells everywhere...

    Mite drop is very low, we use the wintergreen treatment as suggested by Don Kirchmeister (aka Fatbeeman). Sorry if I got his name wrong...lol
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    Re: Queen cells everywhere...

    No, they are not Russian bees. Italians, all of them.
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    Re: Queen cells everywhere...

    Oh, the queen cells are occupied. Several are capped, and all have larva in them.
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    Queen cells everywhere...

    I'm in NE Ohio, and we've had a pretty bad summer here. Lots of rain and cold. We have been feeding our bees 2:1 for 3 weeks now, as they had NOTHING stored, they ate it during the crummy weather. ...
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    Re: Hello from the Appalachian Mts. of W.Va.

    Hello Rick! Have to let you know, your post brought a huge smile to my face, and a flood of wonderful memories... Back in '75, our senior HS biology class took a week long camping trip to Dolly...
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    Poll: Re: To smoke, or not to smoke...

    We try and use as little smoke as possible. I don't like smoke in my eyes, can't imagine the ladies do either...lol. We also have had alot of success using a spray bottle of 1:1 sugar syrup,...
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    N.E. Ohio Winter Prep Question

    Hubby and I have been keeping bees for about 5 years. The drought of '12 wiped out all of our hives, and we started over spring of '13 with 2 new packages. We also moved from a very urban setting...
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    Re: Hello, from S E Ohio

    Welcome Brad~we are NE Ohio beekeepers. Glad to have you as a member. This is a wonderful site.
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    Moving our hives in winter

    We are moving during winter, and have to move our 3 hives. We live in N.E. Ohio, and have snow on the ground now. Any advice on how to do this with the least amount of trauma to our ladies? ...
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    New to BeeSource in NE Ohio

    Hello everyone! We (hubby and I) are urban beekeepers in NE Ohio. We started keeping bees right after we got married, but with the rapid addition of 5 kids, didn't have time or energy to devote to...
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