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    Israeli Beekeepers?

    Hi All,
    Don't really know where to post this. I am going to Israel in February for a holy land tour. While there I would like to visit an apiary. I am having no luck finding a beek association on...
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    Re: Hived swarm left

    Nope. Our hives were all fully inspected on July 3. No queen cells found.
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    Hived swarm left

    Yesterday around noon we got a nice 4.5# swarm and brought it home and hived it. Went to put feed on it around 9pm and didn't see much entrance activity. Hubby found a ball of bees in a nearby...
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    New queen mating flight

    On July 3, I inspected hives. Just in time to watch a new queen come out of her cell and run across my finger before disappearing down between the frames. When will she go on her mating flight? How...
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    Re: How much sugar should I Buy?

    I swear they are 5# bags. I went back this morning and bought 30 more and again this afternoon and got 24. I put them in 5 big plastic totes with snap on lids for storage. If I had the space I...
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    Re: How much sugar should I Buy?

    Walmart here in Indiana
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    Re: How much sugar should I Buy?

    Thanks UC! I am very much a numbers person and yours were awesome. Your calculations painted the perfect picture for me. I will be going back to the store tomorrow to buy a lot more. At $1.63 per...
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    How much sugar should I Buy?

    I have ordered 10 packages for April 17 pickup. I know when I install them (on foundation only) that I have to feed them 1:1 sugar syrup for about the first month so they can draw comb. Today I...
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    Re: Missouri Swarm - November (?)

    I believe you. I got a call Friday morning from a guy calling me from work that said he was certain he had a ball of honeybees under his front porch the evening before. I went out and found his...
  10. Re: I am the complaining neighbor (but are they bad beekeepers?)

    I think that under the circumstances you describe you have every right to be upset and no reason to apologize to anyone for calling the landlord and reporting the problem. From your post you come...
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    Re: pollinaton vs honey value ?

    I agree with Beedeetee. Ask him to sell your honey at the markets. If this guy is halfway human I can't imagine him not tossing a few melons and pumpkins your way for free. Just like I'm sure you...
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    Re: Laying Worker/Late Season

    I second that. I'm a first year beek and combined a laying worker hive with a good one back in June and then the good hive went queenless. Requeened and they superceded twice since then and now...
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    Re: The Last Beekeeper

    I don't get Planet Green on my DISH. Did anyone here tape it? I would love to buy a copy if you did. Please contact me. Thanks.
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    Re: Bee Sting Allergy

    Neither hubby nor I had ever been stung by a honeybee. We got tested last Spring before the nucs we ordered arrived. The allergist told us there was a severity scale from 0-6 with 0 being no...
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    Re: does pollen = nectar

    Thanks for this post! Watching my bees do this has been some great cheap entertainment this year. As a newbie I often wondered what was going on but was too afraid to ask. A lot of times my bees...
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    Re: When to Start Fall Feeding

    If I start feeding now will the bees stop working the wildflowers and only concentrate on the sugar water? I was wondering if I should wait to start feeding until AFTER the sunflower, ironweed,...
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    Re: E mail scam?

    I got that same email last week. I guess that is what I get for having my email address listed on this site. After deleting the email I took my email addy off my profile. Do people really order...
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    When to Start Fall Feeding

    I'm a new beek this year with 5 hives. I checked on them this weekend and I am pretty sure that one of them is not going to make it through winter if I don't intervene. It was a 5 frame nuc started...
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    Re: Fall flow

    July 5th I checked my honey supers and there was NOTHING going on. Just empty foundation. Checked again on July 31st. Hive #1 had theirs half drawn and filled and hive #2 had theirs about 3/4...
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    Re: Fall flow

    Thanks Yoga. For a weed it sure is pretty. I wonder why they call it Ironweed. Is it hard to kill? I'm not far from you at all ... Mooresville, actually. Hubby came in earlier and said the...
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    Re: Fall flow

    Today I noticed a very tall (over 5 foot) weed growing in a field on the farm. The flowers are an intense purple and I watched dozens of honeybees and butterflies working it hard. I wish there was...
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    Re: Bee plants for a shady area?

    The wild berries have to go because we planted our own domesticated berries this year and plan to have a 2 acre U-Pick here on the farm. Wild berry plants can transmit diseases to our domesticated...
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    Bee plants for a shady area?

    I am more than ready for bee planting next year in the sunny areas of our farm. I have a box full of hundreds of seed pods from bachelor button/cornflower and bags full of lavender that a friend...
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    Re: Soy bean blooms

    All I can say is that the farmer driving the combine in the field next to the hives on our property last fall said that the harvest counter went up the closer he got to the side of the field with the...
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    Re: Moving a hive

    I moved a hive earlier this year and had the same problem. I did it after dark and the next day a few hundred came back to the spot the hive was at. This is also my first year as a beek. I...
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