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  1. I would like to get some reveiws on Hardimens in gorgia any input would be great

    next year our local club would like to make a large order for queens and packages. currently just shopping around looking for reviews thanks
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    what kind of bee suit is popular

    I currently use a long sleeve shirt and helmet and veil. Wondering what is most is popular among mother beekeepers
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    Re: Putting Together an FAQ

    Can I keep bees inside the city limits
    I would to see the list when finished
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    Re: winter feeding suggstions

    Weather in Kansas can change on a dime today for instance it 6 7 in about 5 hours it will below
    freezing. So far this year we have had no snow but last year 34 inches so its hard to predict. ...
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    winter feeding suggstions

    I will be giving g a lecture on winter and emergency feeding for my local club meeting. I would like to hear some of the methods used by other beeks.any suggestions would be a big help
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    Re: It's official: St. Louis

    Mo state meeting??
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    what books are recommended for queen rearing

    Next year I like to start queering what books or dvd your other literature is recommended
    thank you
  8. Re: Moved hive today to soybean field. 09/04/11 still many blooms. your predictions?

    I moved a hive on a bean field for the last two year. The bees were able to produce about 1 1/2 gallons in a new supper (no drawn comb). Color is very light. the crop from last season had a moisture...
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    pollen substitute

    I was wondering what other beekeepers prefer in a pollen substitute. a powder like mega bee or a pattie with added honey bee healthy. I guess the better question is which do the ladies prefer?
  10. Thread: sugar water

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    Re: sugar water

    Is the honey be healthy added every feeding or just going into winter?
  11. Thread: sugar water

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    sugar water

    I was wondering what sugar water mix other beeks use in different situations
    any reply is greatly appreciated.
    thanks
  12. Thread: polariscope

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    polariscope

    Does anyone know where I can get plans and polarized glass for a plolariscope
  13. Thread: hot hive

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    hot hive

    One of my hives has just flat out got mean over the last few week.I still have a good laying pattern queen not sure why they got this way.I am thinking about requeening but I was told by a local beek...
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    queen cell question

    I went threw a hive today that had a solid brood pattern and found eggs and larva and found the queen. But there was one lone queen cell at the top bar in the brood nest. Any ideas on what may be...
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    queen cell question

    I went threw a hive today that had a solid brood pattern and found eggs and larva and found the queen. But there was one lone queen cell at the top bar in the brood nest. Any ideas on what may be...
  16. Thread: soybean bloom

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    soybean bloom

    Does anyone know the average amount of time from planting to bloom for soybeans.and the variety name of soybeans that has the purple blooms?
  17. Re: Requeen or let the bees do it? First year package question

    This happened to me last year I.tried to let them do it on their own. they did but she never started laying so since you have more than one hive I would let them take care of it on their own but If...
  18. Re: mounting the hives on a utility trailer. move them around as the farming changes.

    I am in my second year of having bees.I do know from personal experience that wearing a (headlight) while moving hives at night makes your face a target .I was using screens and you can't get them...
  19. Thread: swarm question

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    Re: swarm question

    Thanks for all the advice
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    Re: swarm question

    Swapping boxes is what I think I need to do. Would it hurt any thing to put a frame of eggs in the new captured swarm that I found the dead queen on the bottom board.to insure they are able to make...
  21. Thread: swarm question

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    swarm question

    Ok here's my problem I was putting the swarm in a ten frame hive today they are drawing comb and collecting nectar.but there we're not as many bees as was captured them .I found a dead queen on the...
  22. how do i transfer a swarm from a nuc to a full hive

    I caught a large swarm a few days ago it was a tight fit for my five frame nuc and I would like to transfer to a ten frame I was wondering what the preferred method is.any advice appreciated
    Thanks
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    1st swarm capture

    1st swarm capture it was about two feet off the ground in a wild rose bush.don't think that all will be this easy.I was told that they my try to swarm again.if this is going to happen will there be...
  24. Re: What are the uses for empty package bee cages?

    Holds crickets good while fishing
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    laying pattern question

    My frames are capped from top to bottom and all the way to the side bars it looks to be a good pattern compared to other hives I have but there are 70-80 cell that are scattered randomly that's...
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