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  1. Thread: bees all gone

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    So with one thing and another I am bee-less. I...

    So with one thing and another I am bee-less. I will start again in the spring. I want to do small cell but I take my hives to a beekeeper and he fills them with bees, brood and a queen. I dont think...
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    I have looked at the site about how to make your...

    I have looked at the site about how to make your own triangle boards and dont quite get it.

    Can someone tell me in inches how thick (not how wide, just how high off the board) the pieces of...
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    I dont know what kind but they all came from the...

    I dont know what kind but they all came from the same company.
    thanx
    diane
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    I work on a farm and we have bumblebee colonies...

    I work on a farm and we have bumblebee colonies in the tomato greenhouses. One of the colonies has become very defensive recently and today I got stung (which actually is less awful than honeybee...
  5. Thread: Book?

    by diane41
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    Betterbee has it. See if this link works or call...

    Betterbee has it. See if this link works or call them.

    http://www.betterbee.com/products.asp?dept=466
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    What a great site!! Its so nice to have someone...

    What a great site!! Its so nice to have someone so willing to answer the same questions over and over. Means alot to us newbees!!

    I am wondering how to get the bees from a vertical hive to a...
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    thanx so much everyone, open new window works...

    thanx so much everyone, open new window works just fine.

    diane
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    Anyone else have trouble when they do a search??...

    Anyone else have trouble when they do a search?? I get a great list but then when I look at one of the topics I cant get back to the list. I have to renew the search. Which is a little frustrating....
  9. Thread: mouse guards

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    When can I take the mouse guards off?? My chubby...

    When can I take the mouse guards off?? My chubby cold bees seem to get stuck half in half out at times. Any opinions??

    thanx
    diane
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    iddee can you be more expansive on this...

    iddee can you be more expansive on this technique? thanx
    diane
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    How many mediums do you stack up for winter?? I...

    How many mediums do you stack up for winter?? I use 2 deeps for winter, what does that equal in mediums. I have similar weather to you. thanx

    diane
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    How does this extractor work?? Do you have to put...

    How does this extractor work?? Do you have to put something over it or does it telescope up?? It looks like an extractor that forgot to put on it's tank.
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    Ok, so now I am more confused. If I split the 2...

    Ok, so now I am more confused.
    If I split the 2 deeps evenly can I put mediums on top with drawn comb and call it my brood nest?? Do I put one or 2 mediums? If so then any more mediums I put on...
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    I have 2 deeps for my brood chamber. I want to go...

    I have 2 deeps for my brood chamber. I want to go to all mediums eventually. How do I get there? I am thinking about doing splits in the spring if everyone is alive, and wonder if I can use drawn...
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    If you feed in feb with syrup is it 2:1? And when...

    If you feed in feb with syrup is it 2:1? And when do you switch to 1:1??

    thanx
    diane
  16. Thread: biosa

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    These folks don't deserve to be call "Pop Tarts"....

    These folks don't deserve to be call "Pop Tarts".
    They are mere generic toaster pasteries.

    So funny Jim, thanx for a good laugh early on a cold morning. Maybe I can feed it to my llamas and they...
  17. Thread: biosa

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    Also check this out for more vague info: ...

    Also check this out for more vague info:


    http://www.nutrima.biz/ab_tableofcontents.htm#bee_ab

    This tells what the product does. Sounds like it will solve all varroa probs!!!
    diane
  18. Thread: biosa

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    I read about it in the Maine Organic Farmers and...

    I read about it in the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners magazine. The text read like an info-mercial. I guess I hoped for more from the MOFGA people but something is fishy here....... Thanx for...
  19. Thread: biosa

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    Anyone ever hear of BIOSA?? It is like yogurt for...

    Anyone ever hear of BIOSA?? It is like yogurt for bees, sort of. All I can find is company web site info as opposed to impartial users.

    thanx
    diane
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    Thank you!! Now that I see it it makes perfect...

    Thank you!! Now that I see it it makes perfect sense!!

    diane
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    I found this old post from M. Bush on mason jar...

    I found this old post from M. Bush on mason jar feeders he makes:


    "I actually use more mason jars over inner covers. I make a lot of my own inner covers out of 1/4" luan, with a 3/8" or 1/4" rim...
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    Sorry, wrong thread!! I need more coffee. diane

    Sorry, wrong thread!! I need more coffee.
    diane
  23. Thread: House Apiary

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    Do you have any links to see htese cool houses?? ...

    Do you have any links to see htese cool houses??

    thanx
    diane
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    Do you have any links to see these cool...

    Do you have any links to see these cool apiaries?? A basic search came up empty for me.

    Thanx
    diane
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    Michael, I have been wondering for some time now...

    Michael, I have been wondering for some time now what the winters are like where you live?? I live in southern Maine, zone 5/4 in gardening terms. Winters here get down to minus 25f.

    In trying to...
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