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    Re: Arnold Honeybee Services

    I bought a package of Russians from Arnold honeybee Services a few months ago. My queen and her attendants had died in shipping, so a quick email and I had another en route. All my questions were...
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    Re: Still a newbee, 101 question!

    Sorry for not replying to all the questions. Real life and all.
    I am seeing larva and eggs, last time I looked. I have been feeding them sugar water (1:1) since day one. I figured to help get...
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    Still a newbee, 101 question!

    I installed a package of Russians about a month ago. Have checked on them from time to time and they seem to be doing well. I've been waiting for them to fill up the first brood chamber they are in...
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    What breed bees is this?

    http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu80/jenshubby97701/Bees/DSCN0204.jpg

    and...
    http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu80/jenshubby97701/Bees/DSCN0199.jpg

    Thanks in advance.
  5. Thread: newbees in Co

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    Re: newbees in Co

    I live in Pueblo and have a hive, working on my second! Maybe we should get together sometime.

    Wade
  6. Thread: New feeder...

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    Re: New feeder...

    http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk22/jenshubbyswife/feeder.jpg

    http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk22/jenshubbyswife/feeder2.jpg
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  7. Thread: New feeder...

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    Re: New feeder...

    She set it out front of the hive. I will try to get a picture tonight or tomorrow.
  8. Thread: New feeder...

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    New feeder...

    My lovely wife, being the handy one in the family, saw how too many bees were getting drowned in my top hive feeder and decided to take matters into her own hands. She took a clean empty 2 liter...
  9. Thread: Please help!

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    Re: Please help!

    The second picture is the bottom board. The white spot was just a semi clean spot.

    I just got done inspecting the hive again. Today the bees were more active. I did not see any brood nor did I...
  10. Thread: Please help!

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    Re: Please help!

    Even the dead, black comb? The capped stuff even look black...
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    Re: Please help!

    Wondering if this is foulbrood. I do NOT want to destroy this colony if we can help it.
  12. Thread: Please help!

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    Re: Please help!

    Here's another picture:s

    http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk22/jenshubbyswife/CIMG0275.jpg
  13. Thread: Please help!

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    Please help!

    I purchased an already established hive through Craigslist. This is my first hive, so I do not know what I'm really looking at. I suspect that I got a hive full of foulbrood. The bottom deep is...
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    Re: Recipe for Bowstring Wax?

    ZZZ,

    I know this isn't the answer that you're looking for, but when I was younger, one of the fathers of a friend and fellow boy scout kept bees. He once gave me and my brother a big hunk of...
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    Re: Public Education and PR for the Honeybee

    Awsome, Steve! Is this a yearly event? Anywhere else in the state or just there?
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    Re: Keeping multiple breeds?

    I have thought abut doing similar. I'm buying a package of Russians, and then leave the smaller hive open for either a swarm that moves in or getting a swarm from my local bee group. Most likely...
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    Has anyone bought...?

    Mods, if this thread is in the wrong place, please move it.

    Has anyone ever bought any packages of bees from Walter Kelley? I'm looking at the packages of "Russian Hybrid" bees. Since I've never...
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    Re: Hello from Pueblo Colorado USA

    Any beeks around this area (Pueblo/Denver) that already have successful hives: what breed bees are you raising? Thanks
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    Re: West of Denver

    Welcome, Mountain.

    As my screen name implies, I'm a couple house south of you. I'm in the same boat that you are (going to start a new colony in the Spring). I just bought my first hive last...
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    Re: Summer is officially over

    Thanks for the good advice!
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    Re: Summer is officially over

    I was just considering a blanket. Is it possible to keep the bees too warm? Will they want to go flying if you do?
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    Re: Summer is officially over

    Beeing a new beek (pun intended), I have yet to winter a hive and was wondering if there was an offical way to wrap/cover a hive with blanket, etc. to help keep the ladies warm. Thanks for posting...
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    Re: Rhododendron -

    Thanks Summer! Will contact the city and see if they have a schedule, so I can put a net over the hive (or should I do more?) on that day and let them rest.
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    Re: feeders

    I once read or heard (so not my original idea, but I want to try a hive top feeder, so will use it) is to put some packing peanuts (by the handful, maybe) in the hive top feeder, so that way they...
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    Re: Rhododendron -

    According to Wiki, it says that the bad flowers are found in Asia Minor. Note: If these Rhododendron can cause ill effects, what others can? How do we know that our honey is ok to eat? Just...
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