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    Water in the hive?

    When bees collect water what are all the uses?
  2. Thread: Buckfast Bees

    by poprivet
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    Re: Buckfast Bees

    Buckfast bees need to be requeened every year. My teacher was a buckfast man. He requeened every year. Buckfast bees tend to get mean after the first year........Poprivet.....Dave Cook
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    Can you start with all new small cell foundation...

    Can you start with all new small cell foundation and a three Pd. Pkg of bees and have any success?
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    Poll: Hi....65, been a beekeeper for 6 years. ...

    Hi....65, been a beekeeper for 6 years.

    Dave
  5. Thread: Pound of bees

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    How many bees our in a pound? Poprivet

    How many bees our in a pound?

    Poprivet
  6. Thread: comb honey

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    THANK YOU. DAVE

    THANK YOU.

    DAVE
  7. Thread: comb honey

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    I'm asking how to extract, not all this other B.S.

    I'm asking how to extract, not all this other B.S.
  8. Thread: comb honey

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    Have not been having good luck on selling my comb...

    Have not been having good luck on selling my comb honey. I would like to know how the best way to extract the honey out of the comb?

    Dave
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    I have three hives of Italians. My phone #...

    I have three hives of Italians. My phone # 319-364-4449. Leave a message on my machine and I will get back to you.

    Dave

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    David K Cook
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    Had poor luck wintering over my bees last year....

    Had poor luck wintering over my bees last year. Started with packages this spring. Had good luck with the packages. Don't want to winter them over. What is the best way to get rid of the bees this...
  11. Thread: Temperature

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    Hi Ian....Sounds like i opened up a can of worms....

    Hi Ian....Sounds like i opened up a can of worms. You have missed the whole point. What is important to me is my bees. Does it make a difference in my honey, yes? I don't have to keep my bees in when...
  12. Thread: Temperature

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    Thanks for the info,Mike and rainesridgefarm. By...

    Thanks for the info,Mike and rainesridgefarm. By the way my bees are on an organic farm. All the farms in this area are organic....David
  13. Thread: Temperature

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    So that you don't chill the brood,what should the...

    So that you don't chill the brood,what should the outside temperature be when inspecting the hive? David
  14. Thread: Making splits

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    Hi....The Ia. Honey Producers are having a...

    Hi....The Ia. Honey Producers are having a workshop. I will not be able to attend. The class is on making splits.I was wondering if someone out there could give me some info on this subject? ...
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    How much does a gallon of honey weigh? David K...

    How much does a gallon of honey weigh? David K Cook.
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