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    Re: Why do beekeepers argue so much?

    because they have bees in their bonnets?

    seriously, this is the real reason drones are pushed out of the hive in winter. Too much complaining! :p
  2. Re: What are the prices in your state for these items!!!

    vehicle registration is something like $80-100 in Connecticut for 2 years
    gas is ridiculous... 3.65 is as cheap as it gets in my part of the state

    boat launch is free for my kayak in most...
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    Re: Need hive tool input plz.

    I have to agree with Mike Gillmore's suggestions. I also carry a good solid knife in my 'bee bucket', it comes in handy!
  4. Thread: Wedding Favors

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    Re: Wedding Favors

    American Science and Surplus has some cute glass and plastic containers too... I've used them for gifts (not honey, mostly 'skilttles vodka' and cherry version of limoncello.. what can I say I know...
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    Re: colorful beek suit

    okay.. I guess as long as the suit doesnt look like this

    http://s6.thisnext.com/media/largest_dimension/0D4D2BDB.jpg

    it should be okay :lpf:

    I kind of like the pink tbh..
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    Re: colorful beek suit

    Mike .. I'll keep an eye out for those boots for you ;)
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    colorful beek suit

    these are REALLY cute, but Im not too sure about the colors

    wouldn't the bees just mistake you for a giant source of pollen?? :eek:

    http://blueskybeesupply.com/cgi-bin/image/templates/BB1-2.jpg...
  8. Re: what am I doing wrong??? I got stung 25+ times

    oh no, I hope you're okay :(

    sounds painful.

    Did you smoke the bees? Are you in an area where you may enounter africanized bees?

    are there any old timey beeks that may be able to help you...
  9. Thread: darn mice

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    Re: darn mice

    LOL no Oscar's been 'singing soprano' since he was eight weeks old :p
  10. Thread: darn mice

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    Re: darn mice

    LOL

    seriously, though.. are my frames and foundation FUBAR or can I just use it?

    like I said, they werent chewed up or anything... :s
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    Re: darn mice

    A new cat will be a problem. My 19 year old will be devastated, he's my #1 son

    I can't do that to him.
  12. Thread: darn mice

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    darn mice

    I have an empty hive (didnt use it this year) and it seems some mice have moved in. They were unceremoniously evicted, the frames are new so they didn't chew them up or anything and I sealed the...
  13. Re: Keeping Hives on property/farms other than your own

    I have yet to get honey (I'm a vegan beekeeper,but not on purpose) so I gave my outyard owners garlic

    I grow waaaay too much garlic
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    Re: Am. Foulbrood rampant in Connecticut

    Here's a quote by Douglas W. Dingman, a Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station experiment station microbiologist, from the below source :

    Dingman said that about 10 percent of the...
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    Re: Am. Foulbrood rampant in Connecticut

    I looked there. there was no information about preventatives for American Foulbrood, unless there's a specific thread that you've seen that I can't find...??

    :o
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    Am. Foulbrood rampant in Connecticut

    Connecticut scientists say nearly half the state's 2,600 registered beehives are infected with bacteria that cause a disease that kills honeybee larvae. Entomologists and microbiologists at the...
  17. Thread: Boy scouts

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    Re: Boy scouts

    peanut allergies are far more common than anaphylactic reaction to bee stings. I tell people this ALL THE TIME when they freak out about bees.

    basically I tell them they're not that special
    ...
  18. Re: what kind of beehive is this...??? Omlet Beehaus

    okay.. THAT was funny..!!! :applause:
  19. Re: what kind of beehive is this...??? Omlet Beehaus

    I was talking about this with someone last night. .. sure it's a higher price, but do plastic/styro hive bodies last longer than woodenware? I know Swienty sells styro hives in Europe, do they last...
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    Re: Query for the lady beeks

    i've never noticed a difference. I think the weather and if I washed my hair with a flowery shampoo makes far more of a difference than hormonal changes, but that's just me.

    FWIW - I try not to...
  21. Re: what kind of beehive is this...??? Omlet Beehaus

    I asked around, and someone (on another board) said it looks like a TBH with frames, which looks about right.

    The fellow found a link with the hive in action... if you want to take a look

    from...
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    Re: Penny and bee stings?

    I thought pennies made after 1982 are mostly zinc...???
  23. Re: what kind of beehive is this...??? Omlet Beehaus

    hee hee... one of my hives IS pink (the namesake of Joanna the Mad of England)
  24. what kind of beehive is this...??? Omlet Beehaus

    A friend of mine (who keeps chickens) sent me this link, it's a beehive being offered by Omlet, the makers of the Eglu chicken house

    Omlet Beehaus (UK)

    it's really cute and all (VERY fancy!)...
  25. okay to swap hive bodies this time of year?

    I've got two hives that went queenless earlier this year. Luckily, both requeened on their own and there are signs of life and activity.

    Only problem.. the lower hive bodies are pretty empty. All...
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