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    Re: Partial Filled Supers?

    Thank you Tara and Andrew Dewey.
    Tara, I'm feeding (my other hives) two sugar to one plus water. I've found that one doesn't quite dissolve it so I fudge a bit. Is that what you had in mind?
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    Partial Filled Supers?

    What should I do with a partially filled super still on a hive?

    I have two strong healthy hives which have each had a full super removed but weeks later still have a super on top. The remaining...
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    Re: Got a sting - BAD reaction - advice needed!

    Buzzy,

    Let us know how this all works out for you. I've been stung who knows how many times but a new hive I've got seems more potent or something. The last few stings have swollen like none...
  4. 2010 National Agricultural Classification Survey

    Does anybody have any info. on this thing?

    I received a paper copy from the National Agricultural Statistics Service which asks that I answer several questions about my acreage, livestock, sales,...
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    Wet Top Cover While Feeding

    Should I continue to feed sugar water if the bees are taking it but moisture is building up in the wood of the top cover?

    I've fed about 85 lbs of sugar (watered) via hive top feeders into two...
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    Re: How did ya'll come up with your handle?

    It's followed me online since the dial in board days in the early 90s.
    I have an affinity for goats and rancid set it off uniquely.
  7. Re: What have we learned by getting involved into our hives?

    I was told to expect this but until you've experienced it first hand it's hard to tell. The way the sound of the hive can tell you what to expect. With my oldest hive I can tell as soon as I open...
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    honey bees at hummingbird feeder

    Has anyone encountered honey bees raiding hummingbird feeders?

    My mom has for years run about four hummingbird feeders. She told me recently she's had problem with yellow jackets in them in the...
  9. Thread: re-queening

    by rancidgoat
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    re-queening

    (X-posted in COBA on Facebook)

    Can a queenless hive make any use of a donor frame of larvae or do they have to start with a frame of eggs?

    I installed a 3lb box of bees a few weeks back. The...
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    The resident "old guy" told me his hives were...

    The resident "old guy" told me his hives were white because that's what his father had left over from painting his barn some 60+ years ago. Since that's how he grew up doing it, that's how he still...
  11. Thread: Ohio Pollen

    by rancidgoat
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    Ohio Pollen

    Do any Ohioans (or others in the know) have an idea where my girls are finding all the pollen the last two days?
    03/07 was the first day I've seen the out and about and they were coming back fully...
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    Dead hive honey to feed new?

    I had one of two hives survive the winter. The dead hive has 60+ lbs. of honey still capped in the top. Could I use that to feed the living hive and/or the new bees I buy? Maybe I'd be better off...
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    Newbie "lazy queen" question

    I'm two weeks new to this game and have two hives. Hive 001 seems to be doing what it should be, goes through the syrup in my feeders, is drawing comb (albeit crazy shapes in places), storing honey...
  14. When I was a kid a local honey producer kept...

    When I was a kid a local honey producer kept several hives on my god parent's farm. Through him I got hooked on local honey and just watching the bees. My parents were each first generation "off...
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