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  1. Thread: queen

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    I have to agree with Ross. The law is very...

    I have to agree with Ross. The law is very clear. Maybe the intent was to only apply to used equipment, but that's not how it is written.
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    I use the Mann Lake screened bottom board and...

    I use the Mann Lake screened bottom board and close it during the winter. Works well for me.
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    >> What a feeling it is to see them flying after...

    >> What a feeling it is to see them flying after wondering if they made it or not.

    That's for sure. Today was the first day to get into bees here in Minnesota, with a high of 57. I just wish it...
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    It would be interesting to add import totals to...

    It would be interesting to add import totals to this and be able to see what total supply was.
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    >> I was planning to buy a 60 foot sailing yacht...

    >> I was planning to buy a 60 foot sailing yacht with the loot.

    You should have made the reserve higher.
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    I have to throw in one more comment here. I...

    I have to throw in one more comment here.

    I just got one of the nastiest emails I ever received, from David Eyre. He might be a very competent beekeeper, but don't even consider offering any...
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    Poll: >> Am I interpreting your comments correctly,...

    >> Am I interpreting your comments correctly, BeeBear? From your statements, I conclude that you believe Minnesota's program is ineffective. What don't you like about the program? How is it...
  8. Thread: New Comer

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    > everyting comes in three.. it is a good basic...

    > everyting comes in three.. it is a good basic prime number.

    TWO is also a prime number . . .

    I shouldn't talk . . . I started with five. But I had them in two locations, and I didn't want...
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    I was thinking of the Visa commercial. ...

    I was thinking of the Visa commercial. Priceless. Certainly NOT worthless.

    Not that I agree with everything you say, Michael. But I appreciate your saying it. It's obvious that you spend a...
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    >> David Eyre is a very competent beekeeper, who...

    >> David Eyre is a very competent beekeeper, who is generous with his advice and help and makes and sells a lot of very high quality items, many of which you can't get anywhere else.

    Thank you,...
  11. I apologize to 99% of the folks here to whom this...

    I apologize to 99% of the folks here to whom this post is a waste of time and bandwidth.

    I will be travelling to Florida in mid-March for my daughter's wedding. I would love to touch base with...
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    >> We were reading a publication on beginning...

    >> We were reading a publication on beginning beekeeping, and the author recommended medicating right out of the package.

    When was it written? Only a few years ago, much more chemical use was...
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    >> Maybe WE'RE the crazy ones giving it away for...

    >> Maybe WE'RE the crazy ones giving it away for free.

    There's no doubt that that's the case, Michael, but thank you very much and I hope that you realize that your help has been priceless...
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    I suppose I'm the only beekeeper who would care...

    I suppose I'm the only beekeeper who would care about this, but the fact that the web site doesn't have a legitimate SSL certificate was enough to discourage me from buying the DVD. I suppose that I...
  15. Thread: New Comer

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    > I believe new world carniolans are gentler than...

    > I believe new world carniolans are gentler than italians.

    Just to illustrate the axiom that if you ask n beekeepers a question, you'll get n+2 answers, I'll opine that Italians are gentler. ...
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    I'd like to consider this as an illustration of...

    I'd like to consider this as an illustration of how free markets work. (I just checked eBay again, and there are no bids on this "item".)

    So where's the boundary between taking advantage of a...
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    I agree with stangardener. If you've already got...

    I agree with stangardener. If you've already got enough of a nectar flow to see honey, they probably won't take the feed anyway.

    I'm still waiting for a day warm enough to peek at hives here in...
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    Poll: I found the poll confusing since if you choose...

    I found the poll confusing since if you choose "no" on the first question, the rest don't make any sense.

    I would be thrilled to have an effective program, but I don't think there's much chance of...
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    Poll: I can't say that I've read every word of every...

    I can't say that I've read every word of every post in this thread, but I've come to a conclusion.

    Last week I received a letter from the MN Department of Agriculure asking my opinion on whether...
  20. Thread: Hive Supports

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    >> I have no carpentry skills I don't either,...

    >> I have no carpentry skills

    I don't either, but I was able to build a simple square with four legs to use as a hive support. I used treated 2x4. Even for me, one of the foremost klutzes when...
  21. Thread: hi

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    Coffee honey? Wow. What's it taste like?

    Coffee honey? Wow. What's it taste like?
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    I have a bookmark that takes me directly to the...

    I have a bookmark that takes me directly to the "active topics" section of the system. As George points out, you can miss stuff if you don't visit the system for a while, but I find that it's a...
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    >> I'm ephatically opposed to it, on principal. ...

    >> I'm ephatically opposed to it, on principal.

    You're opposed to paying for something that is valuable to you?

    Sometimes I think the "anything you want for free" mentality of the Internet has...
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    Bees are pretty durable, and pretty forgiving of...

    Bees are pretty durable, and pretty forgiving of beekeeper mistakes. I think that's one of the things that attracts me to beekeeping.

    A corollary of this is that the authors of books about...
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    >> You can't get a good quality product for a...

    >> You can't get a good quality product for a bargain basement price.
    >> But you can get a piece of junk for the price of a good quality product.

    One of my "principles to live by" is "If it...
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