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    Not far from you at all. I live in Danville,Va....

    Not far from you at all. I live in Danville,Va. Best of luck with your bees. Jim
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    This is a good link.It was sent to me on another...

    This is a good link.It was sent to me on another board.Hope this helps.
    Jim <>< http://pollen.com/allergy-weather-forecast.asp
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    Just to let you know,Dadant has moved from...

    Just to let you know,Dadant has moved from Lynchburg to Danville.Twenty min.from me.Probably not too far for you either. Jim
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    I was worried like you were about the temps. My...

    I was worried like you were about the temps. My bees were out this morning.All of the hives had activity.Looks like they made it ok. I use screen bottom boards and leave them uncovered. Jim
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    Nice pics. We live near Danville,Va. My bees were...

    Nice pics. We live near Danville,Va. My bees were brining in the pollen last week now the snow!! This Sat. mid sixties.Hope the bees do ok. Best of luck. Jim
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    We have a large in ground pool.I also have water...

    We have a large in ground pool.I also have water available closer to the hives.The bees seem to use it all. I placed a flower pot base next to the pool and keep it filled with pool water and some...
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    I also have a question. I have a qt.of...

    I also have a question. I have a qt.of crystalized honey a friend gave me. It's solid. Do I use it as seed ? What's the process? Jim
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    I heard that the Buckfasts that come from Texas...

    I heard that the Buckfasts that come from Texas have some aggressivness. I ordered mine from Canada,no chance of ahb cross,and I'm very pleased. The only time they got a bit mean was in July when we...
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    It's called Buckhorn Plantain. The stage with the...

    It's called Buckhorn Plantain. The stage with the head is called Inflorescence. Jim <><
  10. Thread: Suprise !

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    I have a lot of pics. that I need to post,but I...

    I have a lot of pics. that I need to post,but I need the kids to show me how! The queen was VERY hard to find. We plan to mark her the next time we go in. She was very tan in color.Not as dark as the...
  11. Thread: Suprise !

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    Surprise !

    I have five hives. I adopted two weaker hives from my beek mentor so I could feed all of the hives,he has to many hives to do this,there is absolutly no flow here now so it's thier only chance to...
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    Catalpa worms and tomato horn worms make GREAT...

    Catalpa worms and tomato horn worms make GREAT fish bait. Jim <><
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    washboarding

    That is what my mentor has told me. In our area when the nector flow stops the bees that collect the nector don't have anything to do,so they are like a bored kid.Nothing to do so they act up a bit....
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    I made four of those stands this year. They work...

    I made four of those stands this year. They work really well. I used square stock,like for a trailer hitch,and 1/4"x1" angle iron for the frame. Made the bowl from a piece of 6" pipe cut 1" thick and...
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    Ditto:

    We live in Danville,Va. Smoke was in the air, and they are calling for one to three mile visability today.We are at least four hours from the fires ! Jim <><
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    I ordered four queens from them in April and had...

    I ordered four queens from them in April and had no problems at all. They were having problems with weather and their queens,but I ordered Buckfast queens. They were shipped from Canada to them and...
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