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  1. Re: help - novice top bar bee keeper worried about winter and following spring

    NurseBee - I also have three entrances on the side but I only let the bees use one end or the other and that's typically where they keep the brood. In my opinion, having honey on both ends and the...
  2. Re: The gentle honeybee population is nearing the endangered list. The honeybee's

    AmericasBeekeeper is obviously being facetious. I'd bet the lady who wrote that letter knows nothing about honeybees and just likes to see her name in print.
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    What to do with this hive

    I purchased two packages last spring from the same source and installed them into two identical top bar hives at the same time. Both hives started off well but then Hive #2 re-queened and fell...
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    Re: Can you use Polyester in smokers?

    I'm no expert but IMO I'd say NO. Don't all bedding materials now contain some sort of fire retardent? Even if it doesn't, polyester alone most likely gives off some toxic fumes and I wouldn't want...
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    Re: To sum up beekeeping

    I found that on a Vancouver Beekeeping website. It's not mine give you permission. Here's the website if you want to ask them....
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    To sum up beekeeping

    "There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are...
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    Re: Neighbor complaint

    We don't all have that option. I have bees in a subdivision and the only problem I've had is a woman several houses down came by and said that my bees were on her fruit trees and she wanted some of...
  8. Re: Experiences with the first "flow" -- I think!

    Great job for your first year. Your bees have been really putting out. Did you feed them or is that all from foraging? Mine haven't done nearly that well this year. They've only built out about...
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    Re: Bee Vacuum Please

    Why is that a shame? Isn't he entitled to voice his opinion?
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    Re: Agressive bees or protective bees?

    Same thing here. They used to ignore me standing close to the hive and watching them. Now there's always one or two that fly at my head if I tary there too long. They've gotten a lot more...
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    Re: Is this American or European Foulbrood?

    PMS (Parasitic Mite Syndrome): For years we have been seeing diseased bee larvae with symptoms resembling a cross between foulbrood and sacbrood. The USDA Beltsville Bee Lab has found these diseased...
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    Re: How late can I feed 2:1 syrup?

    Saturday was sunny and warm in the 70's and I put out some jars of syrup in the backyard. The bees ignored it all day long. They would come out of their hives and fly right over it. A cold front...
  13. Thread: help please.

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    Re: help please.

    Walk away. This would be a major headache.
  14. Re: Have you been turned off by a Beekeeping instructor?

    My first year I kept bees in a top bar hive and then decided I'd take the class and get my certification. When the class started someone asked the first instructor what he thought of top bar hives. ...
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    Re: Excessive Pollen

    I'd leave it be. They'll figure out what to do with it.
  16. Re: Have you ever had to USE your EpiPen? Dangerous side effects?

    I asked my doctor for one and he wouldn't give it to me. Told me I'd get in more trouble with it than without it.
  17. Re: Goldenrod in NC.......Lots of Bloom But No Nectar?

    I see lots of yellow pollen coming in but no increase in honey since mid-summer
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    Re: varroa and Pseudoscorpion

    So if you go treatment free is there a chance that you'd have these little buggers in the hive?
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    Amen to that......:applause:
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    Re: Bees and Shipping

    I've gotten bees from Tate's Apiaries in Winston Salem (not too far from you) and have been pleased with them. They raise some of their own and they also bring in shipments out of Georgia. I never...
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    Re: Video Movie- "More Than Honey"

    I've read that it's more economical for the Chinese farmers to hand pollinate some of their crops. Farmers discovered that the people pollinated crops resulted in more produce in many instances. ...
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    Poll: Re: City bees vs. Country bees

    This is only my second year of beekeeping so I don't have much value to add. I'm in the suburbs so there's no fields for them to forage. Both years the bees had a great spring and built up over...
  23. Re: Turnkey topbar hive for selling to my "students"

    How does that half a hive work? :scratch:
  24. Thread: WWOOFING

    by BeeGora
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    Re: WWOOFING

    My daughter worked one summer at Koinonia Farm in Americus, GA. At that time they didn't have any bees but this was a few years ago. There's a lot of interesting history there. It was the...
  25. Re: help - novice top bar bee keeper worried about winter and following spring

    The bees will reuse the empty comb next spring but you should go into the hive and rearrange the bars of comb. They should have started the winter on one end of the hive (usually where the entrance...
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