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    Re: Fire adjacent to bees

    A bit off topic but..we have a fire pit about 20' from 2 hives that we use on occasion during the summer..will this have any overall significant adverse effect on the hives? Newbie to the max...
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    Re: Day 2 Sting Swelling

    I swear by arnica montana cream for swelling & (bruising). Also comes in pellet form for persistent injuries. A 4' Cement Statue fell on my leg ( femur smashed into tibia & broke my tibia)...I put...
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    Re: First Postulate of Beekeeping

    Nice garden & wood piece/sculpture. Boxes look great too!
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    Re: Got inspected on Friday

    I am very new to this, but it seems the inspections are to the benefit of the beekeeper & the hives...not to cause trouble at all. and I am not naive when it comes to the secular situation we all...
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    Re: Checkerboarding in a Top Bar Hive

    I do not have a top Bar Hive...the beekeeper said I can manipulate the frames...I think I went overboard though..will ck this coming weekend & see what havoc I reeked. I want this to be a enjoyable...
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    Re: Top feeded from Brushy Mtn..

    Man, I make my spelling errors in the Thread title...ugh! Gotta watch that...obviously I meant "Top Feeder from Brushy Mtn...
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    Top feeded from Brushy Mtn..

    Brushy Mtn top hive feeder. If I read correctly, The top hive feeder is designed to be placed on top of the hive, covered by inner cover & then outer cover. Other literature says when using a top...
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    Re: Bee cam no fun to watch?

    Awesome! I hope to inspect my new nuc on Sat too for the first time. Got them 5/9. I look forward to the videos...
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    Re: How often to get stung?

    I hate the veil gotta say...I feel like I am in a cage...Granted Day 2... Fed today without veil...all good..I do not mind them hitting me or even crawling on me...it is the "buzzz" right near my...
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    Re: How often to get stung?

    Good advice. I got stung twice during install...barely noticed it...nothing like a wasp or yellow jacket sting...even got one in my veil & got it on the chin (pun there, but moving on)...I joked (not...
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    Re: NJ.. Will I ever get my nukes?

    I guess this is the silver-lining with starting for the first time after such a tough winter & reluctant Spring...I have no expectations, thus everything is bonus... Fed bees..fun!
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    Re: NJ.. Will I ever get my nukes?

    Yes...in a van...no stragglers buzzing about. I was teasing my other half who was a bit nervous..."you could wear the veil as we drive home" He did not & we made it home safe & sound. Bees are...
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    Re: NJ.. Will I ever get my nukes?

    The install went great! I went to Flemington, about an hour south of me with traffic. I brought my equipment & screen & duct tape. I was the first pick up of the evening so I got some quality time...
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    Re: NJ.. Will I ever get my nukes?

    Just got the call! I am picking up my nucs, spelled properly tomorrow night! I am sooo excited!
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    Re: NJ.. Will I ever get my nukes?

    Okay...can the administrator correct my typo? I am getting nervous!
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    Re: NJ.. Will I ever get my nukes?

    VERY Clever Leonards! I think I will leave it at that, do not want to push my luck! Wink, Wink!
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    Re: NJ.. Will I ever get my nukes?

    Thanks for all the info. I was not complaining just wanted to get some feedback. I understand the weather & its impacts...I am a professional gardener, trust me, I get it. Just an eager bee...I...
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    Re: My Purina Diet

    I'm thinking my retirement starts the day I am 6' under. Why wait? I am going to adopt the "retirement" sense of humor asap. Just think of all the good it did for the people in line that had a...
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    Re: My Purina Diet

    That is excellent! I love your sense of humor... Gotta keep oneself entertained..people like that make it kinda easy..
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    Re: NJ.. Will I ever get my nukes?

    No a place in Flemington...glad to hear I am not the only one..Hey...I am right near you in Mt. Freedom aka Randolph
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    NJ.. Will I ever get my nukes?

    I am a newbee...I still have not received my nukes that I ordered last Nov. Bee guy said first or second week in May. Anyone in NJ that could tell me if this is the standard this year due to...
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    Re: Hi from Eugene

    Welcome to BeeSource! I use to live in Eugene..feels like lifetimes ago. Say hi to Oregon for me!
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    Re: Amazing flower....

    I agree with Barry ( pix 1). They can be planted as an annual in containers. The theory does...thriller, filler & spiller. The passion flower on a trellis, in a pot, is the "thriller", then add...
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    Re: Painting boxes

    I used exterior latex flat paint..wondering if I should have gone with a gloss or eggshell. The hives are going to be more visible that I initially expected & I already have dirt on the boxes I was...
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    I was told by an old timer to put ant traps between the inner & outer cover...again new..no experience. Has anyone tried this?
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