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  1. Re: Bees in new hive all linked/chained together-normal?

    Thanks for the answer Breakfast. I noticed this also when I went to remove the queen cage after hiving my new package. They were already busy even though the queen was not released yet. They were...
  2. Thread: Bee Suits

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    Re: Bee Suits

    Last year I bought the Dadent jacket with veil and use it every time I visit the hives. I only got stung once last year and I am sure i did the squashing. My hubby got stung about a gazillion times...
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    Re: southern Michigan beekeeper

    Welcome John

    I am just north of the Ohio line and I too have captured 3 swarms. I have also bought bees and have 2 packages ordered this spring. I have 5 hives going into the winter, but have...
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    Re: Year's biggest full moon tonight

    Barry
    Thanks for the link. My husband and I really enjoyed seeing the moon on Friday and Saturday nights and questioned why it was so big and bright. I am sure the bees would have enjoyed the...
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    Re: Top Feeder: Screen to Float Conversion

    I converted two of the plastic feeders by taking off the screen and making floats out of popsicle sticks built like ladders. The bees just float on the sticks just like the floats in my wooden...
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    Re: Help!!! Open air hive

    http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx26/sdressel/bees-1.jpg

    If this works, it is a miracle. If not, I will try again. Use old people are worst than dogs at teaching new tricks.

    Maybee...
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    Re: Help!!! Open air hive

    I am still working on getting a bucket truck or something similiar.I have talked to some friends, but the bees are still there, although a little frosty. There was a big frost this morning and they...
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    Re: Open air colonies?

    Wow Carbine!!

    You must have been writing your post the same time I was writing mine. (See: Help! Open Air Hives) What a coinsidink! Apparently it happens at least twice in the northern...
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    Help!!! Open air hive

    While driving home from work last evening, I happened to look up in an old tree with a big limb hanging over the road and seen a massive open air hive about 18 to 24 inches long and probably 6 to 8...
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    Re: Extraction Advice

    Cedar Hill,
    you suggestion is right on. I pulled eight suppers in August and put them in my sunroom which doubles as a honey room during extraction. I would do the supers as I could get to them...
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    Re: First Honey!

    Congratulations, Olive. Nothing beats the reward of all your hard work. This is my 2nd year and I have yet to pull any supers. I can't wait and neither can my customers. They got really spoiled...
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    Just an observance from a second year beekeeper ...

    Just an observance from a second year beekeeper

    Last year I packaged a hive, (my only one until I received a whiskey barrel full of about 30,000 new girls in May) and on that first hive, I took...
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    Grant, Wow, am I glad you wrote these...

    Grant,
    Wow, am I glad you wrote these questions. I was going to ask about the same thing.

    I have a second year hive i rescued from a whiskey barrel, (probably why there are so irratable) and...
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    Thank you so much, Crazytranes, for your service...

    Thank you so much, Crazytranes, for your service to our country. We all salute you and wish you God speed back to your wife and that new baby on the way. May you will have many years to beekeep and...
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    wonderful memories, Carl F. My grandfather kept...

    wonderful memories, Carl F. My grandfather kept bees on his farm and later when he had to move to town in middle Tennessee. I can remember him always having a mason jar with honey with a piece of...
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