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    "extra" bees from observation hive

    Currently I have some listless bees that are "leftover" from my observation hive. I could not fit all 4 pounds in the 7 frame "experiment". . .I'll let you know how things go on the ob.hive front. ....
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    Bee Yard Legal Documents

    Greetings everyone. I thought I would start here:

    I am looking for a relatively simple doc/contract/form that I would use when placing my bees on others' land. Not a pollination contract, more for...
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    My only concern would be that I swear I've seen...

    My only concern would be that I swear I've seen that bee image before. Isn't it a stained glass window or something? Could be public domain, but if it's someone else's - they might complain that you...
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    That's great! Where would I find plans to build a...

    That's great! Where would I find plans to build a ohive like that one?
  5. Thread: New abc&xyz book

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    I ordered my copy in Nov, and it has not shown...

    I ordered my copy in Nov, and it has not shown yet.
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    Kombucha - I've been brewing for about a year...

    Kombucha - I've been brewing for about a year now. The batches seem to be hit or miss. In fact, of late - my batches have almost a tobacco taste to them. Not that enjoyable. I "washed" a few of my...
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    barbaric (?) mead making. . .

    Has anyone else read/heard about the "ancient" practice of making mead where the entire hive is tossed into the mix?

    Mead was discovered long before extraction methods were used. From what I've...
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    Quotes about beekeeping

    Humorous, poetic, sardonic, however you like it - post your most memorable beekeeping quotes here. I was inspired when I saw someone's tagline:

    “The keeping of bees is like the direction of...
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    My understanding is the middle east has the...

    My understanding is the middle east has the largest consumption per capita of honey. Seems like a good bet. . .
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    Colbert Report - Horde Bees!

    Humorous and (kinda) bee related:
    wait for it. . .or fast forward to the 3 minute mark.
    Link has video - high speed connection recommended.

    http://www.ifilm.com/video/2829515
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    What is the current lead time on suits/Jackets?...

    What is the current lead time on suits/Jackets?
    Do you have pictures of the jacket?

    Thank you
  12. Thread: Golden Bee Suit

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    Anyone have any luck getting a refund from these...

    Anyone have any luck getting a refund from these folks?

    I ordered my suit before the holidays.
    I have called at least 6 times regarding my suits and each time I'm told that I only ordered one...
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    Got any Pictures?

    Got any Pictures?
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    try searching that site from google and using...

    try searching that site from google and using their "translate" tool. Might help.
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    I'm posting in the hopes we can create a...

    I'm posting in the hopes we can create a consolidated list of natural treatments - with proven recipes. The less invasive and toxic, the better smile.gif

    Varroa - Thymol? How much? In what...
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    I just got off the phone with these nice folks...

    I just got off the phone with these nice folks and they claim to be caught up and are craking suits out in 3-4 weeks. Price increase in 2007 by $20. How reasonable!
  17. Thread: bee healthy

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    How much lemongrass and spearmint oil into how...

    How much lemongrass and spearmint oil into how much honey? Why wait a few weeks?
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    which order should they be in? Seems to me like...

    which order should they be in? Seems to me like the screen would be better off on top of the slatted board. Otherwise the mites might gather on the slats and reattach.
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    I realize my posting is unclear. I'm wondering...

    I realize my posting is unclear. I'm wondering what volume of feed the bees will use in springtime build up. I'll be starting a bunch of either packages or nucs (need to hear from suppliers) and...
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    Question: In a mild climate (pacific NW) -...

    Question:

    In a mild climate (pacific NW) - what do the folks here believe the Spring dietary needs of a brand new hive would be? Pollen/sub, Sugars, etc.

    Nucs vs Package?

    I've decided to...
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    Why not both? Good question. Expense and weight I...

    Why not both? Good question. Expense and weight I guess were my concerns.

    I am new to this gig, so I'm likely missing something. What is the added benefit to using both? Increased ventalation?...
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    Also, I use top enterances.

    Also, I use top enterances.
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    I'm researching the pros/cons of both slatted vs...

    I'm researching the pros/cons of both slatted vs screened bottom boards. Any thoughts?
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    They are closer than the folks I was checking out...

    They are closer than the folks I was checking out in N. CA - Olivarez Honey Bees. Old Sol doesn't appear to sell packages, but their nuc price seems reasonable. . .

    Looking for 40-60 3-4#...
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    I'm on the west coast in Seattle and I thought I...

    I'm on the west coast in Seattle and I thought I would poll the BeeSource brain trust to see if anyone has great recommendations for bee package/queen suppliers.

    Feel free to post your own...
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