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    Astrobee gave a link to the fact sheet everyone...

    Astrobee gave a link to the fact sheet everyone should read, print, and have on hand at the farmers' market or wherever you sell your honey. I have heard in an apitherapy conference that there are...
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    ss91, these can be gotten for free at many...

    ss91,
    these can be gotten for free at many grocery store bakeries - they've been used to ship icing and so will have the scent - but I hear the plastic does not relinquish the smell to honey. Delis...
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    Virus infected bees in the hive

    Does anyone know if a bee who shows effects of having been exposed to a virus (shriveled wings in this case) is contageous? Occasionally I will see these poor girls walking around on a frame I've...
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    Sourwood with a touch of Aster?

    I've waited too long to pull supers from the late summer sourwood flow. After the best spring flow in my beekeeping history I can't complain about the less bountiful summer, but what I've ended up...
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    Some of our enlightened customers buy a full...

    Some of our enlightened customers buy a full shallow frame - we charge 35.00. When pulling supers we try to save out the prettiest for these customers.
    An interesting story from one of these folks -...
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    Congratulations, Phil. Sounds like a nice day's...

    Congratulations, Phil. Sounds like a nice day's work.
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    Bob Bee, I will be curious to see what older,...

    Bob Bee,
    I will be curious to see what older, wiser, more experienced folks have to say about this, but in my short life as a beekeeper, it seems I've read that you want to avoid temps around the...
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    Read the book...

    While I didn't see myself melting away after reading the book and promptly dosing myself (in addition to my husband and my teenager) with a scant tbsp of honey at bedtime, what did happen was sleep,...
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    Save them, or put them back

    Pollen is the utmost important protein source for your bees. If you don't have room for these frames in your hives now, save them for early spring when stores are lower, and count yourself lucky!
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    Ummm, I donno

    Any site that promotes corn syrup as a safe food for bees is suspect, IMHO

    "15) High fructose corn syrups (HFCS) is a safe, effective bee food."

    I said false, they said true. Worthless.
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    Beeutiful!

    Isn't this thrilling!?! And what nice photos! Congratulations
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    Winevine, please forgive me if this is old news...

    Winevine, please forgive me if this is old news to you, but wherever you end up storing them, if it doesn't create a logistical nightmare for you, put the extracted supers out where the bees can...
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    Susan, I'll try to write up a bit of a review. ...

    Susan, I'll try to write up a bit of a review. As you might imagine, there were hours and hours of excellent presentation and demonstration - quite overwhelming - and I am certain anything I could...
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    Susan, I'll try to write up a bit of a review. ...

    Susan, I'll try to write up a bit of a review. As you might imagine, there were hours and hours of excellent presentation and demonstration - quite overwhelming - and I am certain anything I could...
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    In and around Asheville, NC, pollen is retailing...

    In and around Asheville, NC, pollen is retailing for 20.00/pound.
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    I had fairly severe CMC (at the base of the...

    I had fairly severe CMC (at the base of the thumb) joint arthritis as a result, I think, of many falls from horses onto outstretched hands over the years. Figured it was just my lot. Began keeping...
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    Michael, I would follow Susan's suggestions...

    Michael, I would follow Susan's suggestions regarding the sting sites. I am an RN and have worked with a group of good hand surgeons for about 15 years. I am also a bee keeper and study apitherapy....
  18. Dandebug, the recent frosts in our area have...

    Dandebug, the recent frosts in our area have knocked out much of the wonderful aster and goldenrod we've had this year. If your haves are in full size boxes and don't have 30-40 pounds of stores, I...
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    Serious robbing here related to hives being fed....

    Serious robbing here related to hives being fed. Bad enough if it's your own bees doing the robbing but I suspected my neightbor's wall colony. Intolorable!! I finally made some plugs to completely...
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    What an opportunist!

    What an opportunist!
  21. Are you certain you're dissolving the sugar...

    Are you certain you're dissolving the sugar thoroughly? I was taught to heat the water to just about boiling, turn off the heat and then add the sugar. Stir, stir, stir till there's no granular...
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    50lb bags at the local Sam's are currently going...

    50lb bags at the local Sam's are currently going for 21.99.

    Not for the uninitiated, we also have a salvage food outlet where you can pick up all sorts of questionable foodstuffs at a fraction...
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    I have one which was nestled lovingly in the...

    I have one which was nestled lovingly in the perinnial border until Mama Bear took it down a couple of years ago. Now it resides humbley alongside all the others safly inside the electric fence.
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    I don't have enough experience to have the answer...

    I don't have enough experience to have the answer to this but I do think it would make a geat science project for an aspiring young beek.

    I have a feeling, though, that you're going to see a...
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    I don't see any specific reference in the story...

    I don't see any specific reference in the story to honey bees, much less AHBs :confused: Did anyone see them? How do we know they weren't hornets of some type?
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