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    late afternoon swarm

    Hi, I had a hive swarm late this afternoon to a tree. i didnt get home till 730pm this is when i heard about it and it has started raining pretty good. my question is will it survive in the rain till...
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    was wondering if there are any beekeepers around...

    was wondering if there are any beekeepers around valdosta GA. or jennings FL. I am down here from IL. and would like to pick up some orangeblossom honey. thanks
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    hello, for some reason this year I seem to have a...

    hello, for some reason this year I seem to have a lot of ants around and inside my hives. what is a good way to get rid of them without harming my bees?
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    would anybody post a picture of there top...

    would anybody post a picture of there top entrance hives. i would like to use this type of entrance this year to see if they do let out the moisture better.
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    east_stingray, I live about 50 miles N.E. in...

    east_stingray, I live about 50 miles N.E. in Streator. This is my 3rd year keeping bees, dont know that much about what tree or plant puts out pollen or nector when it does, guess I should learn more...
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    east_stingray where in central IL. do you live

    east_stingray where in central IL. do you live
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    east_stingray, yep, I use glass carboys and when...

    east_stingray, yep, I use glass carboys and when I rack to my secondary I put my airlock right back on the primary and put it in my basement and cover it with a cardboard box, which I do with any...
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    ScottS, I hav'nt noticed to much difference from...

    ScottS, I hav'nt noticed to much difference from batch to batch. each time I make mead I change the quantities of honey, and tweek things like acid blend and black tea, so my final product will never...
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    what I do is make 6 gallon batches, that way...

    what I do is make 6 gallon batches, that way every time I rack to a new fermenter I can take a little taste to see whats going on and stiil end up with about 5 gallons when its time to bottle. When I...
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    rainsridgefarm where is durand located in IL.?...

    rainsridgefarm where is durand located in IL.? and how long have you been keeping bees.
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    maybe i should have said how do the drones get...

    maybe i should have said how do the drones get thrown out. the mesh is to small for the drones to fit through.
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    when you staple a 1/4" wire mouse guard on how do...

    when you staple a 1/4" wire mouse guard on how do the drones get out?
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    i am registered

    i am registered
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    i have 2 horses that feed in a area where they...

    i have 2 horses that feed in a area where they get to within 10 feet from 10 hives and they do fine, every once in awhile they get stung just like we do. must not bother them to much cause they go...
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    i use a piece of charcoal with twine or burlap,...

    i use a piece of charcoal with twine or burlap, seems to work ok.
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    i started beekeeping last year with 2 hives of r...

    i started beekeeping last year with 2 hives of r weavers buckfast. after they made their own queen, LOOK OUT!!!!. i can laugh now. wish my wife had a movie camera in her hands could have won americas...
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    has anyone used walter kellys russian hybred...

    has anyone used walter kellys russian hybred queens and if so what did you think of them
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    last winter i moved my hives (i had 3 last...

    last winter i moved my hives (i had 3 last year)up next to a morton building to keep them out of the wind and elements, when the sun was shining and the temp got in the 20's it would warm the hive up...
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    1 have 10 hives 8 face to the east, 1 faces to...

    1 have 10 hives 8 face to the east, 1 faces to the south and the other faces the north. it does seem that my hives facing east do get started earlier. also none off my hives get any shade which i...
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    drifter where is sronghurst? i am located in...

    drifter where is sronghurst? i am located in streator
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    drifter where is sronghurst?

    drifter where is sronghurst?
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    i would be interested in picking them up. here is...

    i would be interested in picking them up. here is my email redd.d@mchsi.com
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    which direction is the best to face the hive...

    which direction is the best to face the hive entrance or does it matter
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    what i did was take the top and inner cover off...

    what i did was take the top and inner cover off the hive thats on bottom put a piece of newspaper on them then i put my other brooder on with its bottom board turned upside down used as the top cover...
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    i have 2 hives, 1 retrieved from a tree with a...

    i have 2 hives, 1 retrieved from a tree with a cone that took 40 some days and the other hive is 2 small swarms i combined about a month ago. when i combined the swarms i just basically flipped 1...
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