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    Gifts from your hive

    Hi, I haven't posted in a while because I had to sell my bees after finding out my son is terribly allergic. I'll have to wait until he isn't a toddler to get anymore. In any event, I am looking for...
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    Re: called the cops[having fun with this]

    I find this hilarious personally. We have people who are always complaining about stupid things around here. Like when you spread manure on a hayfield they just built their new mansion next to. How...
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    Re: Preparing for Winter Now

    Thanks for the helps. I'll check the mite levels for sure. Is there a certain product that most like if the mite level needs to be controlled with meds? I know there was some debate on some products...
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    Sticky: Re: Face to the Name, R U up to it?

    Here's my hubby, son, and I at son's 1st birthday party.

    http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo127/S_Toast/CIMG1101.jpg

    It's been fun to look through here and put faces with the advice and help...
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    Preparing for Winter Now

    My hand-me-down hive was pretty weak after a hard winter and improper care. I'm surprised they came through it at all actually. Kind of a testament to how amazing bees are. Anyway... I'm wondering...
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    Re: Why not to go barefoot

    Best shoes ever invented! I wear mine to work my hive... and any other time shoes are required!

    And it didn't hurt too bad in the foot (tough feet I guess) but it itches like crazy today!
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    Why not to go barefoot

    So I got my first honeybee sting yesterday. Not to monumental except for I got it on the bottom of my foot. I was just walking along when I thought "Hmm, what was that?". I lifted up my foot and sure...
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    Re: These Bees are making me Crazy!

    Okay I put queenie back in just now and when the girls climbed all over the cage I picked it up to see what they were doing. They were all trying to feed her so I'm feeling pretty good. I did see one...
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    Re: These Bees are making me Crazy!

    Okay I went ahead and did a quick queen snatch before it got dark. Just popped the top off and pulled her. Didn't want to leave the hive open too long in the wind to examine what the bees were doing...
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    Re: These Bees are making me Crazy!

    Like I said, they were gathered all over the cage so would this be considered aggressive?
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    Re: These Bees are making me Crazy!

    So general opinion is I should pull the new queen until tomorrow?
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    Re: These Bees are making me Crazy!

    She's still in the cage she came in... do I still need to pull her out til tomorrow morning? I thought the point of the cage was by the time they released her they would have accepted her. Am I...
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    Re: What got you started in bees, Why?

    A friend of hubbys got bees a few years ago and picked up any used woodenware that he could find. He gave what he didn't use to me and I'd been storing it for 2 years in my garage. This spring I got...
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    These Bees are making me Crazy!

    Last week I checked to see how the new hive was doing (hand me down hive, not in good condition when I got it). I found the queen but the brood pattern was terrible. Lots of chalkbrood too. So I...
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    Poor Brood Pattern

    please delete
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    Update

    Well at least I've found a queen now...
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    Queen Questions (Gotta order one)

    I need to get a queen this week (ordered at least) but I'm not sure what would be best for me. I'm thinking an Italian queen for docile bees but I live in an area with long hard winters so would I...
  18. Thread: Painting Boxes

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    Re: Painting Boxes

    love that idea. So much better than the back breaking way I've been doing mine.
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    Re: First look help please

    Queen cell peanut shaped. Open at the bottom, still attached. I'll pull the top box off tomorrow. One of the old frames I left has a few mold spots on it... should I pull it and put in a new one? One...
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    Re: First look help please

    Both queen cells were open on the bottom. Didn't see any eggs or young larva, but like I said I did see a 2 bees emerge from cells. So someone is laying something... or was. So if the cells were only...
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    Re: First look help please

    I didn't over winter it. I got it from a friend of my in-laws. Said he was sick of the bees. Looks like they were the ones that were sick. It was on the west side of his barn so it was shaded most of...
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    Re: Beeviction notice from the city

    My city says the same thing but I double checked with them and "agricultural activity" is defined as planning on making a profit from raising livestock, vegetable gardens, or honeybees. But I can...
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    First look help please

    I went through my whole hive today. Without getting stung too! I went through my upper hive body box and it didn't look great but it wasn't terrible. Lots of bees (a solid layer on both sides of each...
  24. Thread: MannLake order

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    Re: MannLake order

    So here is me "eating crow". I just got my tracking number today and then my package showed up this afternoon. I'm not afraid to admit when I'm wrong and this time I was. I guess I just need a...
  25. Thread: MannLake order

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    Re: MannLake order

    I hadn't planned on getting bees this year. I was just going to get all my supplies together so I would be all ready for bees next spring. Then a friend gave me a hive with 2 days notice. I really...
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