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Educational Video

Thought some of you might be interested in this video for use in your education interactions:

2. Thread: Help me think this through...I'm new

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and Mr Bush, you recommend?

and Mr Bush, you recommend?
3. Thread: Help me think this through...I'm new

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Thanks for the comments. Ruben, I checked out...

Ruben, I checked out your pictures, you have a beautiful location!
4. Thread: Help me think this through...I'm new

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Help me think this through...I'm new

So I am getting ready for winter. I have got the brood in a box or two at the bottom. I have a box or two of honey above them. I am feeding some of the hives to fill up the stores. I think this...
5. Thread: How heavy is "Heavy"?

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Torque

How do you convert the torque to weight?
6. Thread: How heavy is "Heavy"?

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So I am here in Virginia. Is it reasonable...

So I am here in Virginia.

Is it reasonable to say that a full medium box of honey will be enough for them?

7. Thread: How heavy is "Heavy"?

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How heavy is "Heavy"?

I am a new beek. I have read several times that I need to make sure that the bees have enough honey to make it through the winter. The measure that is often evoked is - I need to make sure they...

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Check out http://beekeeperlinda.blogspot.com/ she...

Check out http://beekeeperlinda.blogspot.com/ she has some great videos including one on crush and strain.
9. Thread: Bird House Bee Hive?

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Yeah, I've got bumblebees in a birdhouse in my...

Yeah, I've got bumblebees in a birdhouse in my backyard.
10. Thread: A honey of a year

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Nice - how many hives to produce this much honey?

Nice - how many hives to produce this much honey?

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I've seen more bumblebees this year than any...

I've seen more bumblebees this year than any other - no die off here.
12. Thread: captured my first swarm

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Another one!

I also caught my first swarm yesterday! My picts are on my blog - pretty cool!

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Bee stinging habits...?

I am new to this game and I have not yet gotten stung (I know...)

Do bees sting on the fly or after lighting? What I am really wondering is, if the bees land on me, which happens a lot, is there...

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BBees

The bumblebees seems to be thriving this year - perhaps it is just that I am looking closer now that I am keeping bees :rolleyes:

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Bumblebees robbing Honeybees?

I have seen some bumblebees hanging around the front of my hives. They appear to be trying to get in but are being repelled by the guards. Is this normal - anyone else seen this. Should I worry?
16. Thread: Two Queens! What now?

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Two Queens! What now?

So, I did a hive inspection today and found the queen readily. The hive looked strong and growing. When I looked at my pictures later it looked like I had another queen! Please take a look at my...
17. Thread: Newbee - need some interpretation of today's hive inspection.

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oops

Well, those of you who guessed drone cell were correct. Sorry, as a newbee it looked so peculiar that I jumped to a conclusion that it was a queen cell. What gave it away to the careful readers was...
18. Thread: Newbee - need some interpretation of today's hive inspection.

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Newbee - need some interpretation of today's hive inspection.

I got my first hive, a split, from a fellow beekeeper on Friday. I took my first peek inside today and . . .

It was 70ish today so I came home early to see what the bees were doing. I began by...
19. Thread: Death of a colony :(

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So, this was a colony started from a Nuc. It...

So, this was a colony started from a Nuc. It certainly was not fully established so it did not have the stores needed to make it through the cold weather. However, I was assuming that the food I...
20. Thread: Death of a colony :(

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Death of a colony :(

Well this is my first year and the one colony I have been trying to get through the winter kicked the bucket. I have documented what I did and taken some pictures of the current state in hopes I can...
21. Thread: Where do I purchase small cell foundation?

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Where do I purchase small cell foundation?

I am looking for small cell foundation (4.9mm) for medium boxes. I know Dadant carries it - does anyone else?

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Foundation consternation

I have read, I have listened, I have asked questions and I still ended up in a quandary with regard to which foundation to purchase. So I bought a variety, not the smartest thing economically, but I...
23. Thread: Protecting wood: Thompson's water seal

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Minwax

I had the same question and finally ended up using Minwax Polyurethane Clear to show the natural wood finish. Seems to be working fine, I let it air a couple of days before introducing the bees and...

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Chocolate

I am just thankful for the recent scientific studies that tell me it is good for me to eat dark chocolate.

Have a Blessed Christmas!