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  1. Thread: Dead Bees

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    Re: Dead Bees

    Thanks for the replies.
    As for Nosema, shouldn't there be some sign of that? Such as droppings on the outside of the box? Did you see any external signs of Nosema on your hive, arcat?
    After I...
  2. Thread: Dead Bees

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    Dead Bees

    This is my 3rd year beekeeping and I am still learning. Lost both my first 2 hives over the first winter. Rehived new packages the next spring and both wintered well and built up nicely this spring....
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    Re: What is this?

    I just went out and spread it out a little bit with a twig, and didn't see a queen, but maybe I should look again. If there is one there should I put her back in?
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    What is this?

    We finally had a warm day here in the Puget Sound area and the girls were out and active today. I've been giving them syrup for the last couple days and they are taking it. They are also bringing...
  5. Re: Honey Gates for thin stainless tanks? (corny kegs)

    Howabout just using it as it with hoses and a co2 tank just like when you had beer in them. Could you dispense it that way I wonder? Just thinkin out loud.
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    Re: my version of an attic vent

    It's pressed board. Not hard like mdf or particle board, but soft. Kinda like it's made of cellulose or something. Soft enough to use like a bulletin board.
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    Re: My first extraction

    Very cool. I have the barrel portion of that same or similar old extractor that I picked up for a song from craigslist last year. It doesn't have the basket or the crank & gear mechanism and I've...
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    Re: Okay, you non-smokers, I blame you

    I think he was trying to be polite, and not spell out........ pi**y. :shhhh:
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    Re: Patience, Grasshopper.....

    Update from my original thread last year.
    My 2 hives from last year only made it through January. Not sure if they died from a lack of food, too cold, or more likely too wet. I rehived with new...
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    Re: hit by bear 2X--any suggestions?

    Low and slow....just like a good brisket. Season to taste.

    :)
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    Patience, Grasshopper.....

    First and formost, thanks to everyone here for my University of Beekeeping education so far. This place is great.
    I am a first year newbee and have two hives that I started from packages in mid...
  12. Re: Ready to super - didn't expect to this year!

    I put supers on my two first year hives about 3 weeks ago. I was waiting for them to build up enough and to draw out the two deeps they had. After 2 weeks, even though there were bees "up" in the...
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    Re: Which bee magazine for a hobbyist?

    I subscribe to Bee Culture. It seems to have a good mix of articles for both the hobbyist and the professional.
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    Wow, my girls are strong!

    I took the entrance reducers off of my two hives yesterday since they're pretty well established after hiving them from packages on April 15. This morning I noticed a bent 4d nail on the landing...
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    Re: Interesting Old Books

    Got it. Thanks for the suggestion. Sheesh....this eBook thing might be as addictive as beekeeping.... :rolleyes:
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    Interesting Old Books

    I recently set up an account on Googlebooks to look for various public domain books to put on an eReader I got. Out of curiosity, I put "beekeeping" into the search engine, and it came up with...
  17. Re: Partygoers Greet Summer Solstice at Stonehenge

    ................Because?????? :scratch:
  18. Re: Two things..Bee Documentary? and my best day!

    There was a story on page 31 of this month's (June '09), Bee Culture, about an upcoming program from the "Feast or Famine" series entitled "The Importance Of Honey Bees". It says that it has "just...
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    I saw that same story today on freerepublic.com ....

    I saw that same story today on freerepublic.com . It was amazing how many people didn't know anything about bee swarms.
    As a first year beekeeper I stepped up and explained it all to them. :D
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    How many tablespoons is that? :D

    How many tablespoons is that? :D
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    I am not an IT guy and have never played one on...

    I am not an IT guy and have never played one on TV. But here are a couple things that I would check, if you haven't already.
    When you come to Beesource.com are you automatically logged in? And what...
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    Maybe this?

    Maybe this?
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    It's still March 31 here on the west...

    It's still March 31 here on the west coast........ ;)
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    I just made some and used this Harbor Freight El...

    I just made some and used this Harbor Freight El Cheapo Hole saw kit I had laying around.

    Harbor Freight Hole Saw Kit

    One of them fits regular mouth Mason jar lids perfectly. I also found out...
  25. Thread: Big Mouth

    by rickomatic
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    Oh...I wouldn't keep the wife out very long. She...

    Oh...I wouldn't keep the wife out very long. She was well intentioned. The doghouse is no place for a good woman. Afterall..you did say you loved her. ;)

    As far as the bees.....don't ask me...I'm...
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