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    Part of learning beekeeping is to try things. ...

    Part of learning beekeeping is to try things. There's no way you can do it the right way when there are 5 different right ways. Try it and tell us your results.

    I left a couple completely open...
  2. A recent thread makes me think that one of the...

    A recent thread makes me think that one of the biggest challenges will be making an introduction that serves the type of person that carefully reads first and the type that jumps in head first (or is...
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    Excellent work Moe. Welcome to the forums. ...

    Excellent work Moe.

    Welcome to the forums. It's nice to see someone documenting the honeybee.

    I have done some microscopy as a hobby and honeybee dissections never get old. You can find...
  4. Thread: Rearing Queens

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    Don't queen rear with your honey hives

    Are you talking about having your honey hives just make their own queens?
    Generally you want to requeen your honey hives instead of allowing them to do it themselves because you want to have a top...
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    I have a brushy mtn. domed smoker. It's a 4x7...

    I have a brushy mtn. domed smoker. It's a 4x7 and a pile of junk IMO. It was a huge pain to keep lit in comparison to the dadant 4x7 it replaced. I fussed with it for a few months and went to a...
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    also 1 from bbc news ...

    also 1 from bbc news

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6978848.stm
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    I get rid of sugar ants by putting a quarter cup...

    I get rid of sugar ants by putting a quarter cup of of super concentrated sugar water syrup in a bottle with a teaspoon of boric acid (sold as a powder to kill cockroaches at the hardware store). I...
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    do you dissolve the propolis in the gin?
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    I don't know the answer, but i may be able to...

    I don't know the answer, but i may be able to help. He's not referring to the photo with the deer. The one with the same title as this thread shows the side of a hive that has been scraped down...
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    I've gone to almost all plastic. Anything else...

    I've gone to almost all plastic. Anything else has proven to be a waste of money (except for free foundationless) since it's destroyed by pest larvae.

    I only had one blowout in an extractor,...
  11. Thread: dadant gloves

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    If you wash the gloves in a strong baking soda...

    If you wash the gloves in a strong baking soda solution it seems to take the smell off of them. The canvas gloves seem to encourage stinging simply by their smell. Once the stingers are embedded it...
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    I feel sorry for you northerners. My grafts at...

    I feel sorry for you northerners. My grafts at the end of Feb.(what a nice mild winter) took well.
    Those queens are running strong now.

    I used homemade grafting tools until two weeks ago when I...
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    a crayon seems to work good. Just cross out what...

    a crayon seems to work good. Just cross out what you wrote when u need it for something else.
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    Rossman usually ships next day or two when I...

    Rossman usually ships next day or two when I order online.

    I find it's almost the same price to order from dadant in high springs as to pay the sales tax from rossman. I had a bad problem with...
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    An inner cover makes a dead air space that...

    An inner cover makes a dead air space that insulates the hive. Without it the bees propolize the cover to the hive(you can't pry off a telescoping cover). It's also an easy place to put granulated...
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    IMO having a second hive is one of the best...

    IMO having a second hive is one of the best things a beginner can do to ensure success. Not only does it give you two hives to learn on, but also a way to strengthen a weak hive. Loosing your only...
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    FB taught me alot when I went up there. He's...

    FB taught me alot when I went up there.

    He's very knowledgable, but more than that he teaches the lessons he learned though many years in the business. He knows that beekeepers have to share what...
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    Hi dregs. I've got bees here in Marietta. ...

    Hi dregs. I've got bees here in Marietta.

    Rossman apiaries is the closest large scale supplier that I know of. (gabees.com)

    It's nice to see more beekeepers in this area.
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    jeffzhear: you don't have to get many cans of...

    jeffzhear: you don't have to get many cans of paint. I get white exterior and ask for the Home Depot guys to fill up film cannisters with tint. Then they get to mix the colors themselves.
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    15,000 honeybees, but she said bumblebee. If...

    15,000 honeybees, but she said bumblebee.

    If you have a 10,000 strong bumblebee hive (especially this early in WI), you've got to get some pictures to us. Assuming your secrets of success...
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    WOW BB Dead bees in the honey as a marketing...

    WOW BB

    Dead bees in the honey as a marketing ploy.

    I have to hand it to you.
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    That's great. I doubt this would catch on large...

    That's great. I doubt this would catch on large scale since there doesn't seem to be a way to stack on more supers. Many small-medium hives would be needed. But it would be incredible to...
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    So long as the correct frame spacing is there you...

    So long as the correct frame spacing is there you can draw them directly in the 9. The bees just pull the cells out until the next frame (unless you have alot of space between frames). I don't know...
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    The bees like to go out and fly after the cold...

    The bees like to go out and fly after the cold weather. These first flights are refered to as clensing flights. The bees will also begin to clean the hive and remove debris.

    I live in Georgia...
  25. that's a neat idea xc. You would need low...

    that's a neat idea xc.

    You would need low ambient light conditions to see it, but she'd glow like a star.
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