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  1. Re: How do you stop a captured swarm from reswarming?

    I have read a study that showed swarm bees given any drawn comb do not draw as much comb as a swarm that has to build everything on their own. I give only foundation, and upon hiving them I put a...
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    Re: % of honey for local

    Let's ruin any trust we have with the public! If people want crap honey they can get it at walmart.
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    Re: Mark's (sqkcrk) Blueberry Pollination in Maine

    I do a small out of the way (not in the barrens) blueberry job each year. Very different from yours. Plants are the same but we move hives 12 at a time in a pickup truck.
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    Re: Need Help With Africanized Bees!!!

    I have a European hive that won't let you walk through the bee yard. They are 4 weeks out from a change of queen, but you still get 300-500 around your face if you dare to get too close. Closing...
  5. Re: new beekeeper, new hive from nuc. queen cells. worried... what to do now?

    I would put the chances that they are trying to swarm at close to zero, there are not enough bees there to swarm. Trust the bees to know what needs doing (in this instance).
  6. Thread: moving hives

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    Re: moving hives

    Yes, you could do it in the middle of winter and there would be no problem, other than that if your gonna do it take video so others can see what happens :lpf:
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    Re: Russell Queens

    I hope when/if tragedy befalls you, no one cuts you any slack either.
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    Re: Wood working equipment

    If your building them yourself you don't need to make finger joints, the main reason boxes are done that way is so they can be assembled by anyone without knowledge or tools. You are faster and...
  9. Thread: Russell Apiaries

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    Re: Russel Apiaries need some customer service

    When he decides it's just not worth the BS to sell queens to hobby beekeepers, you guys are really gonna lose a great resource. I for 1 could not be happier in my dealings with Doctor Russell. He is...
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    Re: Fl may ban bee laws

    Maine is a great place to keep bees, really no issues unless your down in southern Maine. I spent most of my life in FL and my end up there again. Just thought I would post for the FL crowd.
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    Fl may ban bee laws

    http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2012/01/state-may-ban-local-bee-laws.html

    Discuss
  12. Re: How much to sell home produced honey for by the oz??

    You are not selling the same product as sue bee, so that price is irrelavent.
  13. Re: How much to sell home produced honey for by the oz??

    Where to start, no most honey is priced/sold by the pound then the products are labeled in ounces. Honey is heavier than water. It just sounds like you are over thinking things. Choose a jar that...
  14. Thread: Top Bar Nucs

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    Re: Top Bar Nucs

    I always thought transporting would be the issue.
  15. Re: Invite to 3 Pollinator Events @ Museum of Natural History in DC Oct 25-6

    how does one become a member?
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    Re: foulbrood in apiary selling bees

    For once I don't mind hijacking a thread. Robert, could you give your thoughts on my post #76. Would you expect that to be the norm?
    Brac
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    Re: What were my bees doing?

    2 feet or 2 miles.
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    Re: foulbrood in apiary selling bees

    Proximity to AFB, does not necessarily mean you will get AFB. 2 years ago a neighbor of mine less than 1/4 from my home yard, had 2 hives out of 4 that had bad AFB infections, both were robbed out, I...
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    Re: foulbrood in apiary selling bees

    I think it really sucks that Robert is constantly having to defend himself, as a beekeeper. I have mor to say about it but it would probably get deleted!
  20. Thread: Types of Honey

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    Re: Types of Honey

    You gotta ask the girls, real nice like.
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    Re: cut in handles on boxes - what tool?

    I do mine with a dado blade, set at 5 degrees. Quick and easy. Clamp a stop to the saw so a box is centered on the blade(long side), set fence where you like, (I use 3"). Then I have a piece of scrap...
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    Re: Is this unusual item related to beekeeping?

    I got no guess. If it were near the coast, I would say it was used with whale oil.
  23. Re: Killer Bee Clown trying to Create a stirr about AFB in Washington State

    So is it legal to keep AHB in AZ?
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    Re: Cold weather causing mass escape???

    I'd be a bit concerned about this!
  25. Re: How to exterminate bees in a hive without destroying the comb

    What? anybody else get this?
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