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    Re: Jack Frost has Arrived :(

    Nice pictures BeePro, Those look like our fall flower here. Its been overcast and rainy here during the day and clear at night, not much foraging time for the bees, theyre just bored hanging out at...
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    Re: Jack Frost has Arrived :(

    I think Florida and California are only imaginary places anyway,,lol,,,I've never been there so they must not really exist.....Actually I have been to florida in augest and I think its the hottest...
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    Re: Jack Frost has Arrived :(

    Yes summer did seem extremely short but when it started, we had endless wild flowers from start to finish. I'm hearing we might have another tough winter- so I'll enjoy my honey on toast when its at...
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    Jack Frost has Arrived :(

    Sometimes being first isn't an honor......
    http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/content/international-falls-sets-record-low-temperature
    Was out at the shack today and there are still some wild flowers...
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    Re: hello from Raliegh NC

    Hello Steadfast and welcome to BeeSource.
    I have a daughter in the Raleigh area (Gardner)
    Was there 2 weeks ago, beautiful area..
    Good luck with the bees....

    ==McBee7==
  6. Thread: Howdy

    by McBee7
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    Re: Howdy

    Welcome to BeeSource C,O.
    Lots of info here. Some new and scientific some old and archic,
    and oftimes the truth lies somewhere inbetween :)

    ==McBee7==
  7. Thread: Wintering Nucs

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    Re: Wintering Nucs

    This thread has been a real eye opener for me and I have started 15 , 5 frame nucs to overwinter into next year.. hopefully all works out and I won't have to buy more bad bees next year. I'm...
  8. Re: Why are there still so many drones in one hive?

    Rumor has it that Rocky &Bullwinkle were inspired here, and you all are welcome to come here for 'Icebox Days' in January and try your hand at ,frozen Turkey Bowling or Smush races or snow sculpting...
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    Re: Hello From Central Minnesota

    Welcome to BS ABJ.....
    From another Minnesootaaan, to the north..-

    ==McBee7==
  10. Thread: New from Mn

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    Re: New from Mn

    Welcome Mof3...
    Have fun & its time to get ready for winter,,
    Good luck!

    ==McBee7==
  11. Thread: Dead Hives

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    Re: Dead Hives

    You could check out Kona Queens in Hawaii...
    It's always good weather there for mating queens ..
    I have some of their queens that I bought from a freindly commercial beek . He said it only took a...
  12. Re: Why are there still so many drones in one hive?

    And visit they have...lol..
    I had a pile of drones looking for a nice hive full of resources-- which they had untill I shook them out, and removed the hive they used to live in,,,,,Last I saw them...
  13. Re: Why are there still so many drones in one hive?

    went through 8 hives today to do a winter prep inspection and found 2 that were queenless....Drones everywhere and lots of honey and pollen, both had a super and 2 deeps with some workers and tons...
  14. Thread: Rotating supers

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    Re: Rotating supers

    Hello, Bblock and welcome to B.S.
    Lots of knowledgeable peeps on here with great advise....:)

    I think rotating supers is refering to taking off a full super and replacing it with an empty one...
  15. Re: Bees are so agreesive and stinging through suit why?

    Thanks MB :) I'll try and make the insert

    = = McBee7==
  16. Re: Best start time for an OA vaporization series?

    The bees you see now probably wont be around in 6 weeks, and you will have 2 brood cycles under your belt by then,which will put you at mid to late October, which is a good target date to have varoa...
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    Re: Jeez...who knew honey could be so heavy!

    Well Pinchecharlie,, its heavy became all good things are heavy. ie-chocalate, gold'& honey.... ;)
    Really though ,you could remove a few frames ,move the box, then put them back in.... ;)
    ...
  18. Re: Bees are so agreesive and stinging through suit why?

    First off--Yes i know "use smoke" my smoker went out after
    I puffed the front door, then when I opened the top there
    were bees on me befor I knew it & took lots of stings as I not
    iced the boxs...
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    Re: Is it too late for comb building?

    Checked on 5 nucs that I put the 2nd box on 10 days ago and they have 4
    frames in this 2nd box drawn with brood and honey....We are having a late
    season flow thatt just wont quit....There never...
  20. Thread: Queen Cells

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    Re: Queen Cells

    It sounds unusual that the Queen was up there to lay the eggs that were made into the QCs....was the box moved up there from another hive, and was it just above the brood nest? I have heard of moving...
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    Re: Incredible Double Story Nuc

    I also have some nucs that have made amazing progress. started in mid June that are now 5-5-5 and have made splits off of them that are 5-5......I now have 15 nucs going into winter. :) Opps I...
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    Re: Winter bees in Montana

    The bees you see now will be gone in 6 weeks' and in 6 weeks you will have completed 2 brood cycles. These bees will be the body of your winter bees. And winter will be right around the corner...
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    Re: An Ignorant Bee Keeper in Siouxland Iowa

    Howdy Jim!!
    Name here is earl and I grew up in LeMars....LOL...SMALL WORLD....I still have family there and visit several times a year....I tell people I OWN Lemars but when I come to visit I have...
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    Re: Signal deep nucs in the north do you do this?

    +1
    would also be interested to hear the outcomes....Also, what were the weights going into "the winter from hell" for both the single boxes and the 2-highs....even 3-high....I've got more nucs
    this...
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    Re: He just keeps hanging around

    So my question is where is the electric fence???......It looks like it's on the inside of the sheep fence that is attached to the posts that are pounded into the ground.....and light posts at that...
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