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    Re: Update

    Is that with the lees?
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    Re: Fermenting in a Dark Place

    Just to expand, it is not only about covering up the mead as it is will keeping the temperature level the same. Some beers for example have been fermented in caves to achieve a lower yet constant...
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    Re: Aerating Wine / Mead While Fermenting

    Indeed. No right way of doing it. But still, i would aerate quite often the starting few days!
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    Re: 15 year layoff

    Indeed, Kq6ar. The bees are obviously fighters :). I would also expand from there. With bee resistances, usually there is not a perfect mmix of character and resistances with bees. I would not play...
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    Re: Can you overfeed in winter?

    Seems like a pretty good bet to me as well.
  6. Re: Has anyone ever had a confontation with another beekeeper, especially sideline/co

    That must come in handy with beekeeping :).
  7. Re: Has anyone ever had a confontation with another beekeeper, especially sideline/co

    Quite. There is thin line between justice and madness. I don't know what i would do if someone threatened my bees.
  8. Re: Has anyone ever had a confontation with another beekeeper, especially sideline/co

    A shank is a crudely, improvised knife (also called a shiv).
    It was a joke, dear sir.
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    Re: Mom of 2-how to repel bees/wasps??

    Hello again. Just a bit of info. Adults are far more likely to have an allergic reaction to an inset bite than a child. By some sources the risk of an allergic reaction is less than a percent. But i...
  10. Re: Has anyone ever had a confontation with another beekeeper, especially sideline/co

    Beekeeping turf wars begin when beekeepers start using shanks instead of their normal beekeepers tools.

    :)
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    Re: Mom of 2-how to repel bees/wasps??

    Well, why not plant some semi-tall growing bushes or a hedge? Might take a year but the result is beautiful.
  12. Re: Has anyone ever had a confontation with another beekeeper, especially sideline/co

    In my country the turf wars are mostly in the costal regions for some reason.
  13. Thread: My Feeders

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    Re: My Feeders

    Some people use bird feeders. Never heard of chicken feeders hehe! What materials are they made of?
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    Re: Thyme-honey manipulation!!!!! Opinions

    Please report on your split and how your honey gathering went down!
  15. Re: How many times do you think I can split my hives safely?

    I think it is hard to split successful colonies, like Clayton says (hard meaning unwise). But with great nectar comes great splitting potential.
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    Re: Collecting pollen in January?

    Hehe quite an interesting discovery!
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    Re: What equipment is needed to start beekeeping?

    When using smaller hives, a round top feeder is my suggestion.
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    Re: mite out break

    Indeed. You need to treat that in some way to help the bees.
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    Re: Smoke or No smoke

    Yeah i agree, no smoke. They are calm as it is.
  20. Thread: 5/8 gone

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    Re: 5/8 gone

    Losing so many to mite...ouch! What measures did you take?
  21. Thread: Hey guys

    by Markwell
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    Hey guys

    I am a beekeeper from Slovenia. I write many blogs on beekeeping as well. I hope we can teach each other things.
    :thumbsup:
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