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  1. Re: Thinking about keeping bees...looking for advice.

    I have bees and 5 boys. One is allergic. He got stung 3 times in three weeks playing soccer, 13 years ago before I had bees, if it was indeed a bee that stung him. We think it was more likely a...
  2. Re: 110 acres to plant for your bees, what would you plant? What would you NOT plant?

    Thank you for the link. Unfortunately the county only has printed copy of noxious weed list and has not included it on the site yet. Canada thistle is the worst one and we already have that. ...
  3. 110 acres to plant for your bees, what would you plant? What would you NOT plant? Z 3

    This was our first year as new beekeepers.
    We would like to plan for having something constantly in bloom throughout the seasons.
    We are surrounded by canola and grain farmers. We have a small...
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    Re: Advice on plans for 2013

    If it currently is not illegal to keep your bees in your yard now, your beekeeping rights will be grandfathered in if they change the law after. If you notice a discussion about changing the bee...
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    Re: Zen bee trapout - forced abscond?

    I would use the great stuff to fill the cavity and use some steel wool to plug the entrance. You could let the great stuff flow out around the steel wool to hold it in place. Works for mice, so I...
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    Re: New beekeeper question(s)

    New this June with two hives. Remove boxes from the top down, you do not need to take out frames unless you want to see what is on them. Since I was new I looked at everything I could.
    Overfeed...
  7. Re: Very little brood, normal for fall or a problem?

    not sure how i got two the same, sorry
  8. Re: Very little brood, normal for fall or a problem?

    Wish i would have thought of that before i did my winter wrap. *files away for next year*
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    Re: What is this plant?

    Well it seems we all are close at least. It is in the aster family, if you need more info you could take a sample into your local botanist for more detailed info. I have several types that are...
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    Re: What is this plant?

    I have seen bees on it, it is still in bloom after first light frosts.... it has a smell but i dont know chamomille scent so i couldn't say. Bitter type after-smell when squish plant or flower. I...
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    Re: What is this plant?

    i have some that looks similar...its a local "noxious weed " called scented chamomile but cant say for sure yours matches.
  12. Thread: Swiss beehouse

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    Re: Swiss beehouse

    Never knew these existed! We were considering this kind of idea for winter protection for our Canadian winters. It's nice to see that I am not just some new beek with some weird ideas!
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    Re: requeening aggressive hive - video

    Thank you for this idea, I find it most logical and practical and will happily store this idea until I need to use it. I am sure that I am not the only one with elusive queens. One question though,...
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    Re: What is going on here?HELP!!

    You could do a full inspection looking more closely. If you are concerned about lack of stores then feed. If you see no eggs larva or capped brood or queen then drop in at least one brood frame...
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    Re: Neighbor Throwing Down the Gaunlet On My Bees

    Exactly why I said to my husband "Either we buy some land and move or I'm buying a gun!"
    We now have 110 acres and hopefully the house will be done this fall! PEACE AT LAST!
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    Re: Neighbor Throwing Down the Gaunlet On My Bees

    Admit no fault. Try to help. Be reasonable. Be the first to walk away peacefully. Under no circumstances move your bees. I have the psycho neighbors form **** and the more you give them what they...
  17. Re: First year in Edmonton Alberta Canada looking for locals to hook up with

    Thanks JD for the reply. Right now they are two full deep brood boxes with one full deep on top. There is still uncapped brood and eggs in the nest, pollen and honey too. Seems like more store and...
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    Re: Almost ready to quit and I just started!

    Gloves on! Hat down! Chin up!
    I too am a first year with two hives. Think I squashed a queen with my first inspection and it was almost 5 weeks later that I saw the first brood in the one hive. I...
  19. Re: First year in Edmonton Alberta Canada looking for locals to hook up with

    Made some unsatisfactory calls last year, but I'll try again now that we actually have some bees. Thanks for the info on the AGM. I hope to attend if I can.
  20. Re: First year in Edmonton Alberta Canada looking for locals to hook up with

    Since I cant seem to edit what my son posted when I was afk ill add a little. How do I get that angry thing off the title? lol

    Looking for local area beeks for advice, questions and answers, and...
  21. First year in Edmonton Alberta Canada looking for locals to hook up with

    After a whole year of reading, videos and research we have decided to have our first year to observe and learn and let the bees do what they do. My only practical experience was as a volunteer helper...
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