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    Re: Wild Bees

    We've had a wild bee colony in our walnut tree for two years. This year it swarmed 4 times. We hived 3 of them and gave 1 away. They are very gentle bees - we rarely use gloves or veils. It was a...
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    Re: Crystallized Honey

    thanks for all the info!! Once you heat it to uncrystallize it, does it recrystallize again??
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    We are having a Honey Trail. Beekeepers from our association will open their apiaries for tours and observations. Some will be selling honey - all will be answering questions. I am looking forward...
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    Crystallized Honey

    My mentor gave us a large jar of honey that is crystallized. How do I turn it back into "normal" honey and how do I keep my honey from doing that when I start to harvest next year?
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    Re: baby bees

    that is definitely an awesome picture!! Thanks for sending it!

    Are they smaller when they emerge? Does the size of a bee tell her age?
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    Re: Blue spruce attraction?

    That's really interesting!! The bees are on our cedar trees - the ones with the little blue berries - are they collecting propolis? What about juniper trees? Do they get any pollen or nectar from...
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    baby bees

    I have a question...do young baby bees look different then older bees? Are they smaller? Are they weaker flyers? And, how long does a worker bee live? We have been seeing different size bees on...
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    What a Day!

    Went to church this morning. I was in Sunday School when a lady of the church came to tell me that there were bees in the nursery. I went up to find about 200 bees in the children's nursery, most...
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    My favorite salad recipe

    mix fresh baby spinach with 1 can of drained mandarin oranges, 1/4 cup sliced almonds and 1/4 cup golden raisins.

    mix in a container that you can close and shake, 1/4 cup canola oil, 1 tbl....
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    My husband and mentor and I were checking through...

    My husband and mentor and I were checking through our hives the other afternoon to make sure we had queens. We checked the last hive and we found eggs but couldn't locate the queen. We had just put...
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    by I'm a Beeliever!
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    Wonder where all those swarms are coming from? ...

    Wonder where all those swarms are coming from?

    As far as we can tell - they all came from our walnut tree! Pretty amazing!! They must have been pretty crowded in there! Yea for free bees!
  12. Thread: Hello

    by I'm a Beeliever!
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    Hello

    Just wanted to say Hi and tell how we got started in beekeeping! Our interest started for two reasons - I have a friend who keeps bees and we have a wild honey bee colony in our walnut tree. I said...
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    I'm new at beekeeping - we have caught swarms...

    I'm new at beekeeping - we have caught swarms recently and put them into our new hives. My mentor said to feed them sugar water because they don't have comb ready to store food. She also said that...
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