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  1. Re: Noob Beekeeping family from Maryland (with a very basic question!)

    I use a turkey feather, or my finger, or nudge them with the board or whatever I'm trying to put back on top. Every now and then one gets pinched, unfortunately.
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    Re: Neighbors..... A good story for once

    That's a great story, and you are a great beekeeping ambassador! Keep up the good work :thumbsup:
  3. Re: bee sting she really got me good this time...

    Ouch :-( You poor thing. No, haven't had one like that but I'm sure the horror stories will commence!
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    Re: Oak tree honey?

    Harley Craig - completely unrelated to the original post, but related to your post. I used to come to Casey IL several times a year to ride at the Lincoln Trail Motorsport park west of Casey on Hwy...
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    Re: Recycling Jars for honey storage

    The only jar I've had a strange experience with was formerly a hot salsa jar - the honey burned our lips and mouths. Once we figured out it was some kind of pepper influencing the taste, it was...
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    Re: Enjoying our Black Locusts

    Ours are still hanging on in central Wisc, but the endless rain is taking its toll. Hope it blows over one day and we get our next batch of blooms, wildflowers I think?
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    Re: NPR radio show

    NPR podcast link here: https://soundcloud.com/onpointradio/the-world-impact-of-the-bee
    (someone else posted it on a duplicate thread - thanks!)
  8. Thread: Hello

    by BSAChris
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    Re: Hello

    Welcome Belinbj! Its the perfect place to get advice - a lot of patient people who answer any question you have about bees.
    How many hives do you have?
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    Re: NPR radio show

    As of a little while ago, they hadn't posted the podcast yet, but I expect it will be there before too long. Looks like an interesting topic.

    I found a lot of the comments below the show...
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    Re: NPR radio show

    Might have been related to this today in the "On Point" show: http://onpoint.wbur.org/2013/06/05/bee-die-off
  11. Re: Transition from deep to medium, 1 month old hive?

    There are so many ways to skin the cat. I had considered also that if I just put a medium on top of this deep, let them fill that, then by spring they'd have vacated the deep bottom and I can...
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    Re: What are these please?

    Bumblebees - here's a neat document about bumblebees of the western US, complete with a picture of a little comb just like yours:...
  13. Re: I've noticed an absence of Bumble Bees in my area.

    There are a good supply here - we've had a relatively mild spring.
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    Re: Enjoying our Black Locusts

    Enjoying ours too! I am ashamed to admit I never noticed these trees until this year, studying the list of forage for bees in my areas - this is a major source for Wisconsin bees, and I never knew...
  15. Transition from deep to medium, 1 month old hive?

    I truly wish I had read Mr Bush's The Practical Beekeeper - Beekeeping Naturally before I got set up for my 1st season as a new beekeeper, as I would have approached things differently. One of...
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    Re: Still kickin in Wisconsin

    Thanks for sharing the photos - that's looks like a happy hive in a great setting! Did you build the hive yourself?
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    Re: Got on the news

    That's a nice positive article!
  18. Re: Struggling 11 day old hive - should I wait to pull frames to inspect?

    I would pull out a couple of frames and look for eggs - stop once you find eggs. This way, you give yourself that much more time to find a new queen if you need to.
  19. Re: Hi, I'm new! When should I begin to see brood in a brand new hive?

    As AmericasBeekeper says, if you've no eggs, there is no hope of having a queen cell.

    If you have another active hive, you can take a frame of brood (with eggs) and put that in your ailing hive...
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    Re: Got our first ever honey crop today

    Congratulations! That's great - and it sure tastes sweet, doesn't it!
  21. Re: Hi, I'm new! When should I begin to see brood in a brand new hive?

    When you say you've seen no sign of brood, have you looked for eggs specifically? I know a lot of people find them hard to see. That being said, May 21st is 12 days ago, Assuming she got loose in...
  22. Thread: Hello from WI

    by BSAChris
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    Re: Hello from WI

    Hi and welcome from Bancroft WI - its more fun beekeeping with 2 people, my mother just got involved in my hives and we have a lot of fun doing inspections, feeding, etc.
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    Re: Wasp-looking like- bees

    I dont know what you have, but I had the same kind of wasp looking dark bees in 2 of my packages also. I got these about 1 month ago; then I got 2 more a week ago and they had the nice fuzzy golden...
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    Re: Hello from Hamburg, WI !

    Welcome from Bancroft WI! Looking forward to seeing pictures of your birds, bees and mostly your dog.... a favourite breed of mine :-)
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    Re: Mowing around hives???

    I go past on the riding mower as fast as I can, when activity is low such as evening or early morning.
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