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    Re: Can I Split a hive this way

    The part of the hive you split will lose the field bees if you only move it a short distance. They will fly and return to the original location unless you move the split over a few miles. But the...
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    Re: Original Honeybees in North America

    Hairy eyes, certain wing pattern, barbed stinger made it a part of the genus Apis. Insect classification is based on characteristics and patterns, not actual genetic makeup.

    Here is another...
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    Re: Original Honeybees in North America

    I read an article the other day that honeybees may have been here before the last Ice Age according to fossil record, but were wiped out because of the Ice Age that covered most of North America. I...
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    Re: Can I Split a hive this way

    I second that. Even better, put them in a nuc. Less space, they build quicker.

    My walk away splits seem to do better if started in a 5 frame nuc than in a standard 8 frame box. Put in an...
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    Re: Bonnie's Plants neonicitoid?

    I know I have not had much luck with their plants in my garden and they always look sickly at the store. I have since started using plants from a local source, he can't even spell neonic.

    I have...
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    Re: Original Honeybees in North America

    Don't forget the mites.
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    Re: Wild bees smaller than domesticated?

    Wild bees are smaller than domesticated ones because they have not been fed a sugar diet. Kinda like the little kids at Mc Donald's vs the ones at Subway.....:lookout:
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    Re: My bees look "waspy"...

    Did the combs look like paper and gray, or waxy and yellow.

    I think you caught some yellow jackets, but the photos are vague. But I have never really thought about catching a hive of yellow...
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    Re: Changing Entrance Position

    Thats a good way to get a face full of bees if it is not stopped up.
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    Re: bees and horses

    Just don't let the horses have a way to come into contact with the hives themselves. That goes with any livestock. Keep a fence between them and any other livestock and all will be fine. Any...
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    Re: Indoor wintering

    While the op may be a scam, the idea of inside wintering has been around since before the honey extractor. I have been reading an old ebook version of 50 Years Among The Bees, he speaks about...
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    Re: Does brood comb honey taste different?

    Why not save them for something else and use fresh comb for honey? It may prompt them to lay brood in the frames instead of storing honey, unless you use an excluder.
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    Re: Is Miracle Grow bad?

    Put some good ole cow poop or chicken manure on it. Then you only have to worry about E Coli or Salmonella in your leafy greens. But your bees will be safe. They like manure piles too.
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    Re: Is Miracle Grow bad?

    Bees don't really pay much attention to gardens unless you have melons or cucumbers. Some flowers get their attention.
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    Re: Scoring inside of hive

    You are just going to make more places for hive beetles to hide.
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    A buddy of mine caught a swarm in one of his new swarm boxes that was out for only 3 days here.

    We came out of winter full blaze and plenty of stuff started blooming. It has been cool and wet,...
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    This should have been a 8 frame vs 10 frame debate. I am all in on 8 frames.
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    Re: Mowing the lawn

    I push mowed mine today like always, in full suit. I had many buzzing the face mask, bumping it like they were angry. They can get stirred.
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    Re: Look who wants to feed our bees!

    Nothing in life is free, if it is any good, that is....
  20. Thread: morels

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    Re: morels

    They are just starting around here. I hit the grand slam night before last, a few yellow morels, 2 black morels, 4 gray morels, and some half free morels. I fried them in butter with a nice...
  21. Re: Fed up with two hot hives moved both back home, one will die and the other requee

    Or, you could have just requeened them and waited for the new bees to hatch out with tamer genetics
  22. Thread: Wild Turkeys

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    Re: Wild Turkeys

    If anyone has a problem with turkeys, I can help. They taste better than honey and more fun to get.
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    Re: Hive Painting or Thompson Water Seal

    Flood CWF-UV on my cedar boxes and a few pine ones. The UV protection keeps the wood the same color as when you seal it for a couple of seasons. I figure I will have to retreat the cedar in a year...
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    Re: Funniest bee question ever asked

    This new neighbor may have seen some combat on his video game console. As he waddled over smoking his cigarette to introduce himself to me. All of 23 and full of it. I doubt if he what it takes to...
  25. Thread: Table Saw

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    Re: Table Saw

    Really? Did they have electricity in 1910? Dust collection, flesh detecting tech, plastic?

    The way you use a saw has not changed much, but saws have.
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