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  1. Thread: Buckwheat

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    Buckwheat

    I been told if I plant buckwheat, my bees will go to it and not pollinate other crops.
    I wold like you alls input on this.
    Thank you.
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    WHOOPS. spilled honey

    I spilled a gallon of honey on the floor.
    Now it is not clean enough to use.
    So how do I give it back to the bees to clean it up?.
    I will leave it with them for the winter.
    If I just set the...
  3. Thread: Burnt honey.

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    Re: Buirnt honey.

    Tastes OK. I been eating it and don't really notice any difference.
    Guess it is just dark.
  4. Thread: Burnt honey.

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    Burnt honey.

    I bought some honey.
    Sight unseen. Picked up by a second party.
    It is very dark.
    How do I determine if it is just dark honey or burnt honey?.
    If burnt honey what do I do with it.
  5. Thread: Hive colapse

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    Hive colapse

    I had lot of bees. Then they started collecting much pollen from corn.
    Now I have very few bees.

    The Sierra club magazine has a good article connecting corn with hive collapse.
    I don't have a...
  6. Thread: Corn polen

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    Corn polen

    My bees are very much into collecting corn pollen.

    I been told they use it to cap honey. What do you think?

    Our corn is not genetically altered. If it were, and most is, would the corn produced...
  7. Thread: winter in shed

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    Re: winter in shed

    Where do I find this "Canadian beekeepers metnod"?
  8. Thread: winter in shed

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    winter in shed

    The last 2 winters my bees died
    Now I would like to winter in a shed.
    Any advice will be welcome.
    When to move inside?
    How to move. I left 3 medium boxes per hive.
    How do I "pack" the hive?....
  9. Thread: Vampire bees

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    Vampire bees

    Last week we were butchering chickens.
    When we cut off the head they bleed as usual.
    Strange thing we soon had many bees drinkimng up the warm blood.
    Is this normal> What is going on??
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    Mint? curentberry?

    Somewhere in this forum I have been advised to plant mint around my hives and 3 current bushes per hive.
    ??WHY??
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    Why mint and curentberry???

    Why mint and curentberry???
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    So this is what I plan do. Does it sound right?...

    So this is what I plan do. Does it sound right?
    Bottom up;
    Base/ deep with old honey/ Queen excluder/ 3 shallow boxes with drawn honey comb/ deep with nuke and queen/ covers.
    Would it be better...
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    Old frames with honey

    My bees died last winter. 2 hives
    Seems like a good time to switch to all mediums.
    There is lot of honey in the old deeps.
    How do I give this back to the new bees without them starting brood in...
  14. Thread: Nucs

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    Nucs

    I had bees years ago. Still have some hives in the shed.
    Today , Fri., my son informed me he would be bringing 2 nucks over Sunday.
    I shold manage them for him in the vine crop fields.
    Problem; I...
  15. Thread: SKUNK PROBLEM

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    22 cal. rifle.

    22 cal. rifle.
  16. Thanks you all. This post aqnswers my post from...

    Thanks you all. This post aqnswers my post from this morning "TOO COLD"
  17. Thread: TOO COLD

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    I searched beesource but did not find the answer....

    I searched beesource but did not find the answer.
    My queens arrived today. It is cold, 40s, windy,35 mph, rain. I sure can't split hives today.
    The question is; How do I hold these queens for a...
  18. Thread: SHEEP & BEES

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    Patrick says, "I never have to mow". That is...

    Patrick says, "I never have to mow". That is exactly what I have in mind.

    [ May 12, 2006, 08:54 AM: Message edited by: ?honey? ]
  19. Thread: SHEEP & BEES

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    If I put sheep in a pasture with the bees will...

    If I put sheep in a pasture with the bees will there be a problem?
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    I leave the suppers on untill honey flow is over....

    I leave the suppers on untill honey flow is over. That way I only have the extracting mess and clean up once.
  21. Thread: Watermellon

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    Eating, drinking hauling away or whatever, In a...

    Eating, drinking hauling away or whatever, In a couple days half a mellon is gone to the rind. They don't much go to musk mellons. Just watermellon.
    ?Anybody out there have any idea as to the water...
  22. Thread: Watermellon

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    My bees have been doing their thing on the mellon...

    My bees have been doing their thing on the mellon blossoms. Now they are going for the mellons.
    I put out watermellon rinds for the chickens to clean up and the bees seemed to like them also so I...
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    Sounds too good to be true. I will keep watching...

    Sounds too good to be true.
    I will keep watching this site.
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    Panic time is over; Took the check-mite out...

    Panic time is over;

    Took the check-mite out and found only a few mites on the sticky board. They were black. Like maybe dead for some time.
    Apears to me I don't have to OA them again.
    Hives are...
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    I will let you all know what I find Th. wen I...

    I will let you all know what I find Th. wen I take the check-mite out. Forcast is hi of 56 that day. About as good as we will get this time of year.
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