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    setting up a new bee yard

    When setting up a new bee yard what would be the best ground cover to use? Something that would keep weeds down(no mowing) . Would garden mulch work? It would be nice to have a space that stayed...
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    Re: letting the bees clean frames

    Thanks to all who replied. While these simple questions may seem plain common sense to the experienced, it is a big deal to the new guys starting out in this hobby. Your opinions are always...
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    letting the bees clean frames

    I extracted several frames and would like to let the bees clean them up. I've read where this may cause robbing. Is there a certain distance from hives or can I just place them around the center...
  4. Thread: cheap hive cover

    by JackB
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    cheap hive cover

    I like to use a hive cover(a piece of vinyl or fake leather)to cover the brood box or super while I'm working on another box. I purchased these from a bee supply store for $13, but recently found out...
  5. Re: How do you know when a honey flow is ending?

    Maybe a dumb question; but if I started feeding them would it result in a happier( nicer) bees?
  6. How do you know when a honey flow is ending?

    I hear other bee keepers say that the honey flow is over or almost over around June. Here in southern Ontario we are just planting our flower and vegatable gardens and field crops are just getting...
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    Re: Cleaning bee cloves

    Thanks for the advise.
  8. Thread: No queen,no eggs

    by JackB
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    Re: No queen,no eggs

    Thanks for the reply's. It's not easy finding a queen but I'll look again for eggs.
  9. Thread: No queen,no eggs

    by JackB
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    No queen,no eggs

    What happens to the colony when there is no queen and no eggs,but lots of brood? jack
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    Cleaning bee cloves

    My leather bee cloves are very sticky. Any safe way to clean them up? Thanks, Jack
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    Re: Hi, new member from Canada

    datsajoke,recieved your private email but have no idea how to reply? Tried a few things and gave up.
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    Re: Hi, new member from Canada

    Thanks everyone. datsajoke,I live on County Rd.# 8 near Walker. Nice to see a local keeper here. I may take you up on your offer. Want to make my first split this month.
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    Hi, new member from Canada

    Have been keeping bee's for three years in southern Ontario Canada.(3 hives) Just getting the basics down and hope to learn from this forum in order to expand.
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