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    How do I clean the propolis off my gloves?

    My gloves have so much propolis on them that the fingers stick together!!
    What are ways to clean them?

    Thanks for all advice!:)
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    Re: Bees tap dancing on landing board

    Yep! Exactly. The question is why and what are they actually doing? Of benefit for them? They've been doing it for days, but with the warmer weather, more of them are doing it. I will upload my...
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    Bees tap dancing on landing board

    It's hot here and humid here. My bees are out on their front porch doing a dance I havn't seen discussed. They are tap dancing with their front legs and swaying up and down, back and forth using...
  4. Thread: A Housel Find

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    Re: A Housel Find

    I agree with Mike! Sounds like a petty spat between old timers . . .
  5. Thread: Clover

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    Re: Clover

    Planted white and yellow clover. Still in the infant stages. The seller, Kelley Bees, said had to get the inoculant in the instructions. A lot of flower seed catalogs will mention whether they...
  6. Thread: Clover

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    Re: Clover

    Did you coat the seeds with nitrogen fixing bacteria? They are essential for clover to absorb nutrients from the soil. Ask local garden store for the inoculant. Not so cheap. Should have either...
  7. Thread: Feeding bees

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    Feeding bees

    What is the best combination of sugar/water and pollen/substitute for a new nuc and a new package?
    This spring in Northern Virignia has been wet, grey, windy and often cold. Plus, the bees are...
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    Re: Treating for AFB

    My understanding that the main reason not to treat with antibiotics is that the bacteria simply mutate into a different and more virulent strain. That applies whether the treatment is prophylactic...
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    Hi from Alexandria VA

    My name is Chris and I am just starting my classes in beekeeping through the BANV and am really excited to be starting. I have a small garden and hope to have 2 or 3 hives and bribe neighbors with...
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