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    Re: Celebrity Beekeeper

    :)
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    Re: Celebrity Beekeeper

    Thank You!
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    Re: Celebrity Beekeeper

    I believe he meant she takes care of the bees by planting bee friendly, gardens.
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    Re: Why I started beekeeping [link]

    I enjoyed your blog post. I just started this spring and my reasons for getting into bee keeping have also evolved. I wish you the best in your bee keeping ambitions.
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    Re: Wolf Creek Apiary

    I bought one package in mid may and it has been trouble free. Arrived with very few dead bees. Great communication in my case.
  6. Re: first inspection in 10 days.... here is what I found and did... close call.

    I recently acquired a hive which had previously swarmed. It went about 4 weeks without seeing any brood/eggs etc. I added a frame of eggs/larvae and 4 days later they had built no queen cells. 5-6...
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    Re: What Percent of Hives Are Feral vs Kept

    Wouldn't it be regional? I don't remember ther the number but feral winter survival in northern areas is extremely low, based on something I read in "The Hive and the Honeybee". This was published...
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    Re: Drone brood only!

    I hate the brush because it makes them fly but I will get braver and wear more protection!
    I still plan on being foundationless, as I have no plans to buy an extractor, but now I am cool.

    The...
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    Re: Drone brood only!

    Thanks for the advice. Sounds like a good plan, I just hope I can find the dysfunctional queen(s).
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    Re: Drone brood only!

    Unfortunately, at the time, I had no comb to add, the hive that cast the swarm was not my own. I've never been hip or cool, just trying to start on clean comb. I also had no idea I would be offered...
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    Drone brood only!

    On May 28, my son and I hived a swarm, a 2-3 days later we added a couple frames of honey , one frame had a queen cell. We did not know if we had captured the queen.

    They went right to work...
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    Re: After-swarms

    Thanks, I feel better about them not drawing any comb.
    Yes I gave the initial swarm a queen cell. Was not sure we got the queen as they absconded the next day and we were able to recapture them by...
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    Re: After-swarms

    [QUOTE=Michael Bush;1095158]Days. They are staggered for afterswarms.

    http://www.bushfarms.com/huber.htm#letter10

    "This laying commonly continues thirty days. The bees on the twentieth or...
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    Re: Moving a Hive

    Thanks, not what I wanted to hear, but it seemed like the best choice was to leave them be for a while.
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    Moving a Hive

    I have adopted a hive from my farmer which needs to be moved to his new location a mile and a half down the road. This hive swarmed 2 weeks ago and the swarm now resides at the new farm.

    I have...
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    Re: Honey Prices

    Being familiar with local pricing is fine, but I agree with h4all. You will build a word of mouth business and it is not easy to raise prices later when you have developed a rapport with your...
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    Re: Praying Mantis

    r. In its first instar a mantis eats small insects such as tiny flies or its own siblings.

    Just saw this on wiki. Might want to help them disperse to avoid cannabilism, unless they still need...
  18. Re: super is not getting drawn. Am I being impatient, or should I do something?

    It is easy enough to move on if you don't like a question. I have read several books etc. etc. and find the op's question pretty relevant to my (in)experience and not easily answered in books. Let...
  19. Thread: Moth ID

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    Re: Moth ID

    Thanks, it was very pretty, too bad my picture was so dull.
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    Moth ID

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    Anyone know what type of moth this is? The middle stripe is yellow. The picture is terrible but the real colors were quite vivid.
  21. Re: Why use an inner cover instead of just raising lid by a beespace?

    My recent experience was trying to check the syrup level. As soon as I opened the cover they erupted in large numbers onto edge. A migratory cover may have helped. The cover I had was borrowed and...
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    Re: opened the hive today...some help

    Thanks! Looks like I've got capped brood!
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    Re: opened the hive today...some help

    No problems, I was just trying to explain why you can feel well prepared but full of doubt when inspecting your hive.
  24. Re: Why use an inner cover instead of just raising lid by a beespace?

    I recently hived a swarm and had no inner cover just a shim to give some space. i did not use smoke as I thought they would be more likely to abscond. I can say that having the bees be required to...
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    Re: opened the hive today...some help

    I am brand new and have read a ton, watched videos visited others hives, although jus a few, and I'm guessing all my questions are mundane. I also question what is brood in my package hive. Is it...
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