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    I have Anise Hyssop 'blue fortune' which is the...

    I have Anise Hyssop 'blue fortune' which is the sterile variety that was mused about in a recent ABJ with the suggestion that since it does not produce seed, it may produce more nectar (no seed = no...
  2. Thread: Queen Excluder

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    I've been reading the catalogs again, and seem to...

    I've been reading the catalogs again, and seem to recall there is an ongoing contraversy over queen excluders. Some say they are 'honey excluders' but others say that if kept clean they work great.
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  3. Thread: honey dosage

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    My main reason for bees is a variety of allergies...

    My main reason for bees is a variety of allergies in the family.

    Since replacing all table use sugar and sweeteners with honey and getting the asthmatic members to drink more water, we have had...
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    I'm a brand new beekeeper (see my other posts)...

    I'm a brand new beekeeper (see my other posts) and my hives have had bees living in them for a whopping 2-1/2 weeks now. Last Tuesday (2 days ago) I opened them and poured more sugar water into the...
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    I'm brand new at this. So, please excuse my need...

    I'm brand new at this. So, please excuse my need for more detail on using the HBH method.

    Smoke: approach the hive, smoke thru the bottom a little, wait a minute puff maybe once more and then open...
  6. Thread: Medieval Bees

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    I notices that a couple members of this forum...

    I notices that a couple members of this forum have medieval beekeeping as their interests. How does modern-medieval beekeeping differ from 'Bees for Dummies' and other modern-by-the-book methods? Are...
  7. Thread: honey weights

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    What is the net weight (weight of the honey...

    What is the net weight (weight of the honey alone) of a quart of honey?

    Nancy
  8. Thread: retail packaging

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    As a woman and a consumer (big time - which is...

    As a woman and a consumer (big time - which is why we decided to get some bees) I like the following packaging:

    1. squeeze bottles like the bear. Why? All you do is open the top and squeeze some...
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    Well, my three packages arrived late last night...

    Well, my three packages arrived late last night after being in the mail since last Thursday morning (6 days in shipping). Because of time constraints I had to install them this morning: the worst...
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    Are the WBC hives less likly to be blown over,...

    Are the WBC hives less likly to be blown over, with each section telescoping onto each other?

    Do the plans on this site accept the US sized frames?

    I like the way they look...

    Nancy
  11. Thread: Hive painting

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    >paint the outside. >>Oops. I should have...

    >paint the outside.
    >>Oops. I should have thought to say that. It always seems obvious to me

    HeHe, its pretty difficult to paint the inside with the bees in the hive!

    I asked about colors and...
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    A one acre lot is not a small lot. In my town,...

    A one acre lot is not a small lot. In my town, people have hives on lots that are 50 x 100 feet. As in several hives, next to people allergic to bees without problems. I'll bet there are lots of...
  13. Thread: CONTAINERS ??

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    I am interested at only producing enough honey...

    I am interested at only producing enough honey for my own household at this point, so I dont have esperience in this matter (yet) but the beekeeper's meeting I attended last night had a program by a...
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    Anyone selling 4.9 bees? I sent a letter off to...

    Anyone selling 4.9 bees? I sent a letter off to Bolling Bee but have not heard back about availability. In the 'every little bit helps' category, I"d rather like to start with the smallest bees...
  15. Thread: Earwigs

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    re: Oil in ears - Our pediatrician prescribed...

    re: Oil in ears -
    Our pediatrician prescribed warm olive oil in the ears for ear infection. It worked better than the antibiotics. Warm the oil, pour it in (Put bit on old spoon, hold spoon over...
  16. Thread: ventilated hives

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    I was just reading the following web page:...

    I was just reading the following web page: http://www.beeworks.com/ModKit.htm
    and the info sounds good. The 10-frame WBC hive plans elsewhere on this site show a ventilated (?) cover. Is what the...
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