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    Re: How to Track Queens?

    Thanks Mike!

    I guess my question wasn't as clear as it should have been. I was interested in the mechanics of tracking. For instance: queen 10, in yard one, in hive six ... may be followed by...
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    How to Track Queens?

    Every year I buy queens from two or three different sources, as well as rearing my own. I am looking for a system, to track queens and their offspring. What type of system do you use.

    Do you...
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    Re: Direct introduction

    How do you introduce a virgin queen? Can you directly introduce her or is it best to cage her first too?
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    Re: Queen cells available

    Mark you always seem to cut to the quick with a quip!
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    Re: My Systemic Allergic Reaction Experience

    Several years ago I experienced the same reactions to stings that you have. But mine came on a more slowly over a period of weeks for continuing to get stung once or twice. I suspect that yours was...
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    Can a hobbyist be successful?

    Can a hobbyist be successful? How many have been to a bee club meeting and talked with the one and two year beekeepers and listen to their lament. I had two strong hives, started from packages,...
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    Re: Why aren't my bees as smart as I am?

    Was the coffee Dunking Donuts or Starbucks? Mine do not like that left coast dark stuff
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    Re: Traits for selecting breeder colonies

    Russell thank you very much for your post! I found it most informative and leading to tons of questions, mainly surronding maternal and paternal traits. How can I learn more about what traits are...
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    Re: What to do with fermented honey?

    If you were to heat the honey.... much like you would do with a beer wort..... would heating (150 t0160F) kill the wild yeast? Then you could select the yeast you would like to start your mead with.
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    What to do with fermented honey?

    I have some honey that I failed to extract in the summer. It remained in the suppers and some of it fermented and dripped on to capped frames.
    All of the frames now smell of fermented honey.

    I...
  11. Re: "The Beekeeper's Lament" by Hannah Nordhaus

    Great Book! Just finished it today. It ranks right up there with others like: "Following the Bloom", "The Joys of Beekeeping", "A Country Year" and "Bad Beekeeping", which the author, Hannah...
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    Re: Labor

    I think all of the posters are correct. In the case of fishermen, they are allowed to be paid as subcontractors because that is the way it has always beeen done... even before there was an income tax...
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    Re: Door Yard Sales?

    So I guess you experience has not been good while selling bees and nucs from the end or your driveway.

    But have you had any experience with just selling honey... Seems that might be less question...
  14. Re: Honey Extraction Services -- What do people charge?

    Beeslave... how do you make sure that you get out the back door what you ship into the front door. How do you keep people honest in such an edeavour? Or is it just a matter of trust?
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    Door Yard Sales?

    I am wondering what kind of luck sideliners have had with door yard sales. Can you move 10,000 pounds, if you are located on a well traveled state road that connects two towns of approximately...
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    Re: Why beeks wear boots

    WoW Terry!

    Operating in Cal would really feed my phobia. I wonder, when you and your beek friends get together, have you ever heard of a beek geting invenomized.
    Have you ever heard of any deaths...
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    Re: Why beeks wear boots

    Gees!
    That is one scary snake.

    I often wonder how you beeks in the south and the west deal with such encounters.

    Since I have a phobia about such reptiles, it would be one the things that...
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