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    Re: Fleet Farm Beekeeping Supplies

    Just WI or MN as well?
  2. Re: HELP - Keeping Bees off Neighbor's Trailer (ASAP!)

    Well here is the (hopefully) conclusion - I couldn't find my buddy with BeeGo, and was worried moth balls or something like that could discolor his trailer. So I thought about what might make this...
  3. Re: HELP - Keeping Bees off Neighbor's Trailer (ASAP!)

    Yes, but that would be logical and rational. I am not sure that applies here. He needs to get on the roof before he leaves, do a bunch of things to the trailer before he leaves, etc. etc. and...
  4. HELP - Keeping Bees off Neighbor's Trailer (ASAP!)

    Hey - neighbor came over to complain that a swarm of my bees had taken up residence in his camper-trailer and chased him from his yard! (Actually when I went over there what really happened was that...
  5. Re: My village may be getting rid of my hives???

    Too true, at least in my case.
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    Re: Urban beekeeping?

    Urban beekeeping is all the rage. Google it.
  7. Re: The Bee Whisperer and the Benevolent Bee

    As Winnie the Pooh said "You never can tell with bees."
  8. Re: Hobby beekeeper from Albert Lea, minnesota

    Welcome! Come to the SE Mn Beekeepers Mtg every month in Rochester. Private message me with your email address, and I'll have you added to the email list.
  9. Re: New to Beekeeping with some questions

    I am a newbee myself, so I feel awkward even trying to answer questions here - but one thing I just heard that may help (and PLEASE correct me if I am wrong, all you experienced Beeks!): I always...
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    Re: Split / Queen Problem

    Thanks Michael! I read the link, and will keep with that program and see what happens.
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    Split / Queen Problem

    New beekeeper here, overwintered my first (and only) hive, and wanted to split. (I am following the book, so to speak, from Marla Spivak and Gary Reuter.) I put the excluder in between the top and...
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    Re: Hello from St. Paul, MN

    Welcome from Rochester. Have you taken the bee class with Marla and Gary at U of MN?
  13. Thread: Mannlake

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    Re: Mannlake

    I placed an order for pick up last Summer, since I was driving through to visit friends in North Dakota. I picked up all my frames, woodenware, etc. but either they didn't give me the foundation, or...
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    Re: Etymology

    Wow - etymology and entomology on one forum!
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    Re: Why I keep bees...

    1. I am fascinated by animal behavior, and bees are one of the most complex and interesting organisms out there. 2. I want my kids to know how the world works and appreciate nature. 3. Beekeeping...
  16. Thread: corks

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    Re: corks

    I have purchased at Menard's, Home Depot, Ace, and other hdwre stores.
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    Re: Anoter Minnesnowtan

    Welcome - I took the class last year, and it was great!
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    Re: hello from Minnesota

    I recommend a trip up to Hackensack to visit the Mann Lake show-room, but you may want to order in advance for pick up, if you are going to have a big order. As a beginner, I felt like I learned a...
  19. Re: Marla Spivak - 2010 MacArthur Foundation grant recipient

    I had the pleasure of taking Marla and Gary's intro to beekeeping course this year. Even though she is a Ph.D., she is full of practical knowledge as well, and even though an excellent scientist and...
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    Re: Fall feeding vs treating

    I have the same question... did you get any answers? I am using mite away II, and wonder if I can top feed at the same time.
  21. Re: News Story: Indictments From Honey Laundering Sting

    Federal agents were swarming all over ...
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    Re: Hi from North!

    Dobro pozhalovat'! (Izvinite, nu moi komputer seichas ne mozhet pechatat russkie bukvi). U nas v Minnesote ne Vologda, konechno, no kholodno u nas tozhe byvaet.

    Look forward to sharing lessons...
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    Re: newbie who paints

    Welcome painterman! You may already know of this site "Bees In Art" as they are in your neck of the woods, more or less:

    http://www.beesinart.com/index.html

    Your signs are beautiful - do you...
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    Re: Where are my drones?

    We had our first night where it got down in the 50's, and the following day I saw a worker drag a drone out of the hive (he was struggling, but she was having none of it) and off into the grass a few...
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    Re: How do U collect bees for mite sample?

    Here's a way to do it, without killing the bees.

    http://www.extension.umn.edu/honeybees/components/pdfs/posters/VarroaMites_155.pdf
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