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    Re: Wild Beehive Art

    Its Disney and cartoons fault.

    Most bees in cartoons are in wasps nests, even winnie the pooh climbs trees to get at wasps nests bee hives.

    Even some computer games have bees in wasp nests.
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    Re: Perco Drone frames in foundationless hive

    If you put a drone frame in a package of bees they most likely will make it into worker cells as they will want to make more worker cells when building up a colony
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    Re: I need tips for selling honey at farmers market

    I always wear a beekeeping jacket, this jacket is only for sales or when I give lectures
    Clean and White there is no mistaking that I am a beekeeper.
    I Think of it as a uniform.

    mvh Edward
  4. Re: Doing Bee Keeping Presentations at Schools - Need your thoughts

    Ofcourse you should wear your uniform so they know who/what you are.
  5. Re: Top Bar Misinformation Propogated by "The Experts"

    Why not the other way around , A tbh with a lang on top as a honey box , bees can be bees down in the TBH and the beekeeper can harvest honey in a modern extractable frame/box on top !

    mvh edward
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    Top bar hives in the cold North

    What kind of problems can one encounter with tbh in cold climates with long cold winters and short summers?
    I'm thinking Northern Canada , Alaska , or other harsh climates , near the arctic circle...
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    Re: Hand crank or power extractor?

    :scratch: I THINK YOU MIGHT BEE DOING IT WRONG :doh:

    :D
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    Re: Can I use cardboard in smoker

    How long does a roll of carboard last for ?


    mvh edward :p
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    Re: Hand crank or power extractor?

    Bee kind to your self , go electric

    In the extra time you save bee kind to your bees and husband/kids ;);)

    mvh edward :P
  10. Thread: Rotating box ??

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    Re: Rotating box ??

    What are you guys talking about ? here is the best and most effective way for rotating a box. :rolleyes:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVYsGW9Sd7s

    :scratch:

    mvh edward :P
  11. Re: Whidbey Island WA beekeeper loses thousands in honey theft

    If they harvested your plastic frames they might have just scraped of the comb and honey into a container and put the harvested frames back at the same time.:(

    In my neck of the woods some...
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    Re: Creosote near Bees

    yeah and asbestos use to bee safe :doh:

    Try planting vegetables in the flower beds and see how god they taste and why not feed them to you re children or grandchildren

    All the soil that is...
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    Re: Creosote near Bees

    Creosote should never bee used in contact with soil , it contaminates the soil and is easily transferred to fruit and vegetables making them not fit for consumption.:eek::eek:

    I don't think that...
  14. Thread: Oak tree honey?

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    Re: Oak tree honey?

    some aphids don't suck sap , the capillary pressure pushes the sap through the aphid producing a droplet that some ants harvest.

    The dark honey tastes like toffee but don t tell beecause...
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    Re: Healthy Hive Smell

    I have not been able to describe what a beehive smells like , but the closes I can get/think of is

    DESIRE LUST AMBROSIA

    Its a great smell , nothing like it ! :)
    mvh edward...
  16. Thread: beeswax

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    Re: beeswax

    There was some one that did studies on the purity of wax , all the wax they tested had pesticides in it even wax from deep in the amazon jungle.

    Your wax might bee interesting for them to take a...
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    Re: Okay, Facebook...now what?

    I don't need any more friends ;)

    I have all the ones I want in real life.

    Its better to live life for real , not burping up it all on the web :eek:

    mvh edward :p
  18. Re: The most stunning bee photography I have ever seen

    Ho hum is what I thought , pretty bold statement " most stunning bee photography I have ever seen"

    Took a quick peek :D

    Great pictures gonna spend some time on that site !

    Santa came early...
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    Re: Warming up extractor

    Hohoho Why not use your Xmas lights !

    I don't know if you have them in the states , but there is a cord of lights that is encapsulated in a transparent hose , about the size of a garden hose .
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    Re: Painting Bee Hives

    You will bee better of with lighter colours.

    In the summer dark hives will beecome to hot in the sun = the wax might melt , or the bees will spend a lot of there time to try to cool down the hive...
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    Re: BeeCulture vs American Bee Journal

    :D hahaha seems to bee the same all over the world :D

    mvh edward :p
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    Re: Just Shaking My head

    Probably beecause he is spending to much time looking at his bees ;)

    mvh edward :p
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    Re: crystalized comb

    You could use it to feed the hive in early spring to give them a boost so they can grow stronger .

    mvh edward :p
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    Re: "real" Nuc box vs divided body

    Sorry to hear this , my mother had MS , do the bee stings give you any benefits regarding to your condition ?

    Do you have any ideas or tricks to make your beekeeping easier to manage ?

    edward :p
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    BeeCulture vs American Bee Journal

    If you were to choose one of them witch one would you choose ? Why ?

    Is there any difference in the style of reporting or what subjects they wright about ?

    Type of beekeeping/beekeeper ?
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