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    Outyard Question...

    Any of you that have outyards, do you have a written agreement with the owners about the placement of the hives.
    I have read somewhere about beekeepers losing hives when property is sold because...
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    A question of content...

    BACKGROUND:
    I ran out of honey to sell last year pretty fast and I have some new customers calling wanting honey. I do not use any chemicals in my hives at all and never have. I have a local...
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    62 and Counting!

    Temp hit 62 today and all the hives were active. NO DEADOUTS!

    Plenty of stores and all is looking good. Didn't get to one of my out yards so I hope they are doing the same.
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    Pollen Patty Question

    I harvested several pounds of pollen last sprin and fall and wanted to make my own pollen patties. Is there a specific way of doing this or do I just add sugar syrup (2:1) until its the right...
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    Its a great idea Sundance. I have considered...

    Its a great idea Sundance.
    I have considered this for a couple of years now and am planning on making medium nucs this spring as well. I figured since no one else offered mediums I could fill a...
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    Thanks. I knew there had to be a way! What...

    Thanks. I knew there had to be a way!

    What brand of straws work better?
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    Honey Straw Question...

    I saw on another thread about using dixie or some other brand of straws. How do you seal them on the ends? I would love to fill some straws with my honey, but I don't want to mess with a machine or...
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    Thank you all for the replies. I am a long way...

    Thank you all for the replies. I am a long way from Hamilton, but I see your point. I was just considering a small inventory. My target market was more along the "Oh Crap! I am out of supers and...
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    What book?

    I am looking at raising a few queens for my hives this year, but want to read up a little. I have read through MB's website and found it very usefull. I was considering buying the "Successful Queen...
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    Shameless Bump! :D

    Shameless Bump! :D
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    Southern Illinois Beeks!

    DOn't know if this is the right location for this, so MODERATOR please feel free to move if necessary!

    As the new year has come I am pondering a descision.
    I am considering opening up a beekeeper...
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    I asked the same question at a beeks get together...

    I asked the same question at a beeks get together and what they said made sense. Since the bees will have to draw out all the comb AND fill it, they recommended 2 new supers per hive. That would be...
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    Thank you for the replies thus far. I feel that...

    Thank you for the replies thus far. I feel that maybe I should further explain my intentions to help with the feedback.

    I am on a main road to the local stores. It is very well traveled. What I...
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    Has anyone tried cabinet pulls? We outfitted our...

    Has anyone tried cabinet pulls? We outfitted our kitchen cabinets with new pulls which left me with a ton of old pulls. I have been using them with great success. Just a thought!
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    Sideliners and Those Beeks in business!

    I have decided that 2009 is the year that I will make a go at beekeeping as a sideline business. I have hit my break even point and need a lot more equipment from here on out.

    My questions are...
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    Went into winter with 5 came out with 4. Split...

    Went into winter with 5 came out with 4. Split heavy in the spring and thus far have harvested one super off of 2 hives and will be harvesting at least another super off the other 2 hives. The...
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    THanks Riverrat... That was exactly what I was...

    THanks Riverrat...
    That was exactly what I was looking for!:D
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    Any other suggestions?

    Any other suggestions?
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    Pollen Harvest Question

    I have around 5 lbs of pollen that I collected this year. I have read on here that putting it in a paper bag and then the deep freeze will "freeze dry" the pollen so it will have a stable shelf...
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    Thanks for the replies... Most of the small...

    Thanks for the replies...

    Most of the small stacked hives were splits I made from one hive this spring that was preparing to swarm. Each was given a couple frames and swarm cells. Believe it or...
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    I hope beekeeping isn't his second job!!! ;)

    I hope beekeeping isn't his second job!!!
    ;)
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    If you are using quart jars, I would guesstimate...

    If you are using quart jars, I would guesstimate that if you purchased a case of quart jars you would be ok. There probably will be a little more or less than this.
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    WHAT are they DOING?!?

    I moved a 5 frame nuc into 10 frame equipment about a week ago and now they look like this. They are on a SBB and the migratory top is propped up about 1/2"....
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    Whats your total?

    Thought I would start a thread for everyone to post what their average extraction total per hive has been. I wanted to know what the averages have been in my area, but this would be nice for...
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    Reasonable price for used equipment...

    I have found a source for some supers. A gentleman has quit beekeeping and has several he wants to sell me. He is asking $7.25 per super and there are 9 drawn frames with spacers per super. It is...
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