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  1. Thread: Perplexed

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    This is my first year. Yesterday I opened the...

    This is my first year. Yesterday I opened the hive and there is alot of honey being stored in the brood area, the bees haven't done anything in the super I put up a few weeks ago. They seem to be...
  2. Thread: Bee Behavior

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    We have sunflowers growing out back. Some bees...

    We have sunflowers growing out back. Some bees were quite content to pull as much pollen as they could hold. Others on the other hand were either buzzing about frantically or dive bombing other...
  3. Thread: Heat Question

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    Hi Walt! We're a little closer to the ocean so...

    Hi Walt!
    We're a little closer to the ocean so we've been in the low 90's- the girls still seem interested in the wildflowers and clover around the bee yard. It's just a matter of time before it...
  4. Thread: Heat Question

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    Thanks, I thought I was correct about the mites...

    Thanks, I thought I was correct about the mites in '64, but wasn't 100% sure. Good to know you're around to check these things!
  5. Thread: Heat Question

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    Mississippi, 1964 didn't say which

    Mississippi, 1964 didn't say which
  6. Thread: Heat Question

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    well it sounds as if the book might be a bit of a...

    well it sounds as if the book might be a bit of a crock, seeing as it takes place in 1964 and they seem to be worried about mites.
  7. Thread: Heat Question

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    Due to social obligations I've been given the...

    Due to social obligations I've been given the book "The secret Lives of Bees" or something like that.It's about Bees somewhat like Moby Dick is about Whales. I've been reading it and there is one...
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    I checked my hive sunday, they brood is in the...

    I checked my hive sunday, they brood is in the top of brood box with about 6 frames made, the bottom brood box still has 2 frames of un worked rite cell frames. 1 question I have is, after they get...
  9. Thread: 100% beeswax?

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    I ordered Rite Cell from Mann Lake and the Bees...

    I ordered Rite Cell from Mann Lake and the Bees seem to be working it.
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    Hi, welcome aboard- you've met Walt- my guru. ...

    Hi, welcome aboard- you've met Walt- my guru. I'm just beginning, so not much help. For some strange Reason- Buckeye Bee couldn't send a package of bees to California, but could send a nuc- can't...
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    Yeah it's only 3 hens- I thought I had to worry...

    Yeah it's only 3 hens- I thought I had to worry more about the clover. Thanks for the input.
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    I have a couple of chickens who have been penned...

    I have a couple of chickens who have been penned up while I seeded the Orchard/Bee Yard with clover. Now that the clover is up, I'd like to free range my chickens again. Does anyone know if one of...
  13. Thread: fogger source

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    OK I found a Hudson Propane Insect Fogger for $50...

    OK I found a Hudson Propane Insect Fogger for $50 at Northern Tools- On the internet I've found Burgess foggers for about $75. Are the two interchangable? Thanks for the help!
  14. Thread: fogger source

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    Can you tell me a good source for the propane...

    Can you tell me a good source for the propane foggers? also, how often do you replace the mop bits? Thanks for your help!
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    ZEEBEE- when you say 1:1 syrup is that 8lbs of...

    ZEEBEE- when you say 1:1 syrup is that 8lbs of sugar to the gallon? Hopefully I'll be getting some bees soon and I'll need to start feeding.
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    Hi, I'm thinking of starting next spring. I've...

    Hi, I'm thinking of starting next spring. I've tried to contact local beekepers but they seem to be in the bee-removal service. I'd like to find out any local conditions and problems for the area....
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