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    Howdy All! Benton, I think it depends on...

    Howdy All!

    Benton,

    I think it depends on just who stings you, and exactly where you get stung. I've had that happen where my hand swells up and hurts for three days, and I've had it where I got...
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    Not to Stoke the Fires...

    Fellows,

    Boy this really is soap-box territory!

    This conversation points out the need for regional small scale producers that put out top quality (Insert your needs here) products. Sure you...
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    Hey guys, If I may, A mating nuc is the...

    Hey guys,

    If I may,

    A mating nuc is the hive that one uses to raise a queen from a cell to a mated queen correct? Then I suppose you would move them up to the next size box you have. My...
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    Chef, What a great idea! I would definately be...

    Chef,

    What a great idea! I would definately be interested if not for my lack of equipment!

    I increased my hives from three to twelve and now I'm comnpletely out of frames. I made some topbars...
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    I kinda wish some of the pros here would answer...

    I kinda wish some of the pros here would answer first, but here goes.

    You might want to consider stopping the use of any remedies. First of all there is little certainty that the remedies will...
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    Hey folks, Let me know if there's anything I...

    Hey folks,

    Let me know if there's anything I can do to help. I may or may not be able to get to a particular area, but I'll do what I can to help!

    Regards,
    Albert
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    Welcome to the forum Honeytree! I don't use an...

    Welcome to the forum Honeytree!

    I don't use an excluder and I don't know if they really are required for honey production. I wouldn't pop a hole in a super without a really good reason. And to be...
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    Plan ahead, plan ahead, plan ahead. I started...

    Plan ahead, plan ahead, plan ahead.

    I started out with three hives this past fall. While I was learning, I did splits, egg and brood nucs, queen cell nucs, etc. some worked out better than others,...
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    What the devil was the driver doing? Did he drive...

    What the devil was the driver doing? Did he drive off an embankment or something? SEMO is pretty hilly to small mountains right?

    You can't smoke em to calm them because they are already upset. I...
  10. Thread: scrubing?????

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    And I always thought it was the pee-pee dance......

    And I always thought it was the pee-pee dance...

    Seriously though, I have observed that for about three weeks now and I was wondering what it all could mean.

    Regards,
    Albert
  11. Thread: Alley Method

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    Michael, Thanks yet again, for adding another...

    Michael,

    Thanks yet again, for adding another book for our education. I personally appreciate the time you take to go through them when you edit and abridge the tomes.

    Regards,
    Albert
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    WOW! I'm glad that you came out of it...

    WOW!

    I'm glad that you came out of it allright.

    I'm curious why they're so mean? I would try to analyze the circumstances, the enviromental factors, and even the weather patterns, to ascertain...
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    Its on fire!

    Oh yeah its smokin out here too!

    My bees were a little unsettled yesterday especially. The pall of smoke was almost touchable. The girls were definately out of sorts; all of the hives had alot...
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    Thanks for the input Tim. As if to prove that...

    Thanks for the input Tim.

    As if to prove that they'll do what they want, I got stung three times today! One on my left knee and two on the right. Not that I mind really, at least my hips and knees...
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    Check out my post in the breeding forum. I think...

    Check out my post in the breeding forum. I think it was called "Producing nucs for the following year".

    Alot of the best and brightest here helped answer the queen rearing and nuc questions I had....
  16. Thread: My Blog is up!

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    My Blog is up!

    Hey everyone!

    This may not be the proper place to put this but I thought it might be ok.
    I started a blog covering my family's and my interests here at home. Beekeeping, organic gardening, local...
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    Fellows, I work the girls with nothing but the...

    Fellows,

    I work the girls with nothing but the clothes I happen to have on, and my smoker. Shorts usually, and whatever shirt I happen to be wearing. No viel, no gloves. I've done it shirtless...
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    What Questions to Ask?

    Howdy All!

    I have been challenged to step up to the hive, so to speak, and produce data that may prove useful. The problem I am running into is that I am not sure what questions I should be...
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    Like Michael Bush says: It works if you let it...

    Chrissy,

    Once again, well said.

    And thank you for the kind words.

    Regards,
    Albert
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    Chrissy, Thanks for the addendum! I did...

    Chrissy,

    Thanks for the addendum!

    I did build six 4 frame nucs for experimentation. I am a little (lot) leary of trying two frame ones for the simple reason that my inexperience will lead to...
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    Tecumseh, You make some good points. Thanks...

    Tecumseh,

    You make some good points. Thanks for the correction on the figures.

    I'm not sure I understood what you meant, but I disagree with you on the point of me recieving a govt check. Allow...
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    Limey, I suppose you are right with respect to...

    Limey,

    I suppose you are right with respect to that.

    On the other hand, I think that most problems in the USA could be solved if the level of education was better than it is. Perhaps I should...
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    I know this is gonna get heated but quick... ...

    I know this is gonna get heated but quick...

    Subsidized housing; there's something that never seems to work right. Why should anyones hard personal effort be usurped for the benefit of another?
    ...
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    National Beekeeping Day!

    Hello Everyone!

    See my Signature on the bottom! Date and logo are there!

    Great idea, and something every beekeeper should be doing as part of their management strategy. I work with the public...
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    Or dragging a drone out... against his will! ...

    Or dragging a drone out... against his will!

    Regards!
    Albert
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