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    Poll: it skips a gereration.....

    Thats what they say about alot of things, gardening, bees, fishing.......
    I notice that its true, and your poll is kind of reflecting that. Beekeeping is a very minor occupation when compared to how...
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    I paint them a bright color

    I have found that they tend to stay in the yard, right next to whatever else is laying there.
    I paint them because they wind up on top of the hive, which fast becomes on the ground. Mine will last...
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    Honey comb is slightly pitched upwards, hence the...

    Honey comb is slightly pitched upwards, hence the reason radial extractors work, the slight upward angle allows the honey to flow out.
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    rye and oat pollen

    I have personally seen bees collecting rye pollen, and have seen oat pollen, but no bees on it. I think it would bee similar to corn pollen, but without the GMO-insecticide concerns.
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    I feel your pain

    I was having a bad reaction every time I get stung for the past month or so.
    The worst was tha tmy whole body broke out in hives. Since that I have been taking a homepathic bee sting remedy, which...
  6. how long can a new queen go before egg laying is seen?

    I have heard between 10-20 days. Is that right?
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    On another note, I released a queen after she was...

    On another note, I released a queen after she was in the split for 2 days. She walked out and whent down a comb, the workers were chasing her, pulling legs, and biting. I grabbed her, recaged,...
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    I posed this question a coulpe weeks ago when I...

    I posed this question a coulpe weeks ago when I bought a queen, and the answer was that they will go find where the new smell is coming from.
    For that matter, I took a plastic queen cage and filled...
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    I tried that last year!

    and it worked better than a butcher knife. I used a piece of copper wire because it was handy, and after I was done thought of using a 5 11/16ths frame with the bottom bar removed. The idea I'm...
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    I WOULD NOT TRY TO MOVE THE CELL OFF THE FRAME....

    I WOULD NOT TRY TO MOVE THE CELL OFF THE FRAME. If you move the whole frame in the case of a split it will have a better chance. And yes it will make a new hive.
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    These bees are very non-hygenic. I have to go...

    These bees are very non-hygenic. I have to go with the idea of swapping locations. I took the queen out and placed her caged in a split, and introduced the queen that I wanted to release into the...
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    For a real BASIC book, I have Beekeeping, by...

    For a real BASIC book, I have Beekeeping, by Richard E. Bonney. And Starting out Right with Bees.
    Very basic, simple, and easy to read. I read them both, but the minute I had a hive full of bees in...
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    I'm looking into a jacket for mine so I can read...

    I'm looking into a jacket for mine so I can read it during the lulls in the sermon at church!
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    Extruded plastic Queen Excluder

    I am kind of wondering how well these things work. I bought 5 and use them for putting between brood chambers to confine the queen before splits.
    Any body have any info on using them in a honey...
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    Things change, and the beekeeper is a tough...

    Things change, and the beekeeper is a tough creature. History always repeats itself, and alot of what is happening now with mites & CCD is simmilar to what happened with AFB in the 20's&30's. Less...
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    The hive and the honey bee is good, I had ten...

    The hive and the honey bee is good, I had ten years worth of back issues of ABJ and that book gleans all the good info. Be sure you get the BIG one. There is a smaller book by the same name that is...
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    Decorah IA, average nightly lows have been in the...

    Decorah IA, average nightly lows have been in the 50's & 60's. I see eggs that look like they got smoked 2 weeks ago when it got down to the 40's. cappings look golden, and I have been doing the...
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    Lazy bees......

    I have a hive that is puzzling at best.
    They have a good laying queen, capped and sealed brood, but are small in colony size, and I see little or no foraging going on.
    They have had way to much...
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    It seems to me that the one my friends are using...

    It seems to me that the one my friends are using is about the equivelent of a 6 frame, and made out of 1X12. It has on 3/4'' auger hole with a screen cover that can be removed. The box also has some...
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    Bee math with variables

    So I found a open queen cell on the 22nd of april, I move it over another hive with a solid inner cover splitting it, made a split on the 27th, added the frame with the cell, and the cell was capped...
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    I have read that steven taber found in reasearch...

    I have read that steven taber found in reasearch that soy and dairy was toxic to bees. The sugestion made was to use nutritional or brewers yeast.
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    I have found that there are as many options as...

    I have found that there are as many options as there beekeepers. I use grooved top and bottom bars, and have used duragilt, and solid plastic foundation, and the bees draw it out pretty good. The...
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    So the media finally got something to talk about....

    So the media finally got something to talk about.
    The real question I have is what kind of bees are dying? If this thing is specific to a race, which one. My thoughts lead back to Corn blight, where...
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    I think that having all the same kind would not...

    I think that having all the same kind would not be a problem if you have other beekeepers around you.
  25. Buying a new queen would overcome this. She will...

    Buying a new queen would overcome this. She will most likly be mated when she arrives. Ask when you call to buy her.
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