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  1. Thread: The Neighbors

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    Re: The Neighbors

    But it becomes there buiness when the bees are on there lawn, and it will become his buiness when the neighbors start spraying his bees on there lawn.
    Why would you want to butt heads when some...
  2. Thread: The Neighbors

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    Re: The Neighbors

    My neighbor and I share a field, and we have quite a few fruit trees and fruit bushes, so I told him before hand I was thinking about bees, he was excited so I started two. Let me tell you, the deer...
  3. Thread: The Neighbors

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    Re: The Neighbors

    Correct, that's part of the educate the neighbors.
    It's easier to get on there good side and keep the peace now, than it will be trying to get back on there good side and make peace later after the...
  4. Thread: The Neighbors

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    Re: The Neighbors

    Inform them that the bees will only visit the bloom, not the apples.
    My guess is there concerned/confusing the honey bees with yellow jackets. Yellow jackets will be attracted to the apples.
    Be pro...
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    Re: Late summer beekeeping question

    No David, what seems like common knowage to some is not common to others. You answered the question with a explanation, not just do it. As.newbes were told to do, not why to do, therefore your...
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    Re: Now what, wax moths!

    Thanks michael, I only have one box of ten frames right now, I started two hives this year from packages and this is the weaker of the two.
    Would you recommend maybe getting a frame out of my...
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    Re: Now what, wax moths!

    And this won't hurt the bees? That's the answer I was looking for. Everything else I could find was to put n the frames when storing them.
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    Now what, wax moths!

    Ok, 1st year beekeeper, maybe my last.
    Two hives, one doing good, other not so good. My mentor and I can't get together at the same time, but the 1st time, couldn't find a queen (and I still can't...
  9. Thread: Is this a joke?

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    Re: Is this a joke?

    Keep in mind, this was just my openion, I would never tell my mother in law, the 2nd greatest cook I've ever known, that she was wrong.
  10. Thread: Is this a joke?

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    Re: Is this a joke?

    I myself think its a ol wives tale, but my mother in law swears its true, that they use to do it when she was a child for her grandfather.
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    Re: bee keeping book recommendation.

    Forgot about Michael, yes, very informative.
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    Re: bee keeping book recommendation.

    Don't laugh, but beekeeping for dummy's, also, not so much as a technical book but more of a journal type learning is honeybee lesions from an accidental beekeeper.
    Find a local beekeepers group....
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    Re: Yet another newbie queen question

    Thanks Jon. Will they build another cell, or use the one they already started? I live in NC, will it be ok doing it this way, will they have time to get strong before winter?
    This is all new to me,...
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    Yet another newbie queen question

    Ok, upon my two week inspection, found no queen, what looked like multiple eggs per cell, and one queen cell in center of of one frame, but not capped, this would be due to no fertilized eggs,...
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    Re: The good and the bad about package bees

    New beekeeper? I am and had the same problem when daughter and I went to make sure queen was released, smoked them and got a uproar from one hive. A week later we did a inspection and said, not going...
  16. Thread: Pollen question

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    Re: Pollen question

    Thanks for the replays. Yes I am feeding, it just took a few days and then I saw the pollen pouches coming in. I was just unsure about when I should be seeing it.
  17. Thread: Pollen question

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    Re: Pollen question

    Thanks for the replays. Yes I am feeding sugar water to them, I was thinking the same thing, that maybe they need a couple of days to draw comb, but just got the new beekeepers jitters I guess.
  18. Thread: Pollen question

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    Re: Pollen question

    I see them coming and going, but not seeing and pollen packs on there legs. Should I be worried?
  19. Thread: Pollen question

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    Pollen question

    After installing package bees with foundation frame only, how long before you should be seeing bees bringing in pollen? Installed yesterday and a little curious.
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    Re: Newbe question on bee packages

    Thats what I was thinking, but wasn't sure. I had sent a couple of e mails to a few local mentors, got a nice response from one and hopefuly will be meeting this weekend and will get some tips and...
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    Newbe question on bee packages

    Ok, looks like its best to buy a 3 pound pack of bees to start, correct? Will that be enough for two hives? My neighbor had two hives last year, but they all died from way moths (?) when I mentioned...
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    Re: New guy from N.C.

    Hey, thanks for the welcome. I live in Franklin county, so not very far from you.
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    Re: New guy from N.C.

    O yea, found link to that site a few days ago, veerrrryyyy interesting. Learning a lot.
    Thanks!
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    New guy from N.C.

    New guy from North Carolina. Been thinking about bees for a few years and my step father started keeping bees in wv last year, go, why not. No bees yet, but our local bee association is having a...
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