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    Wait a minute! I have noticed over the years...

    Wait a minute! I have noticed over the years (not many) tending to the wishes of my girls, if I have worked (touched) honeycomb prior to working the girls. The girls pay alot less attention to me. ...
  2. Thread: Bee Vac

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    Sorry, but I could find your picture on Yahoo. I...

    Sorry, but I could find your picture on Yahoo. I do have an account alreay, but no can find. I even search the beekeeping groups. Could you try post the url again. I would like to see your setup...
  3. Thread: Swallows

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    I too have many Swallows in and around my home. I...

    I too have many Swallows in and around my home. I actually try to attract them, to help keep down the skeeter problem here in MN. I have seen them occasionally take a bee or too.

    Matter of...
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    Flowergirl- Please consider this article. ...

    Flowergirl- Please consider this article.

    "According to this report beekeepers who were previously not hypersensitive to bee or wasp stings took anti-inflammatory drugs and became hypersensitive....
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    Michael can you site your reference to starch not...

    Michael can you site your reference to starch not be good for bees. If it is through actually experience, can you tell us how it affect the bees. I haven't seen any ill effect and I am not...
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    sounds like an orchard mason bee!

    sounds like an orchard mason bee!
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    Now that we have figured out where Alberta...

    Now that we have figured out where Alberta Minnesota is located... I am located in Twig Minnesota. The weather is still mightly cool up here. There are about ten other hobby beekeepers in this...
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    Brian- to get a copy of the "Hornets from...

    Brian- to get a copy of the "Hornets from Hell",you will need to order this set "Nightmares of Nature 4 Video Set" which can be found at the Nation Geographic site. The price is $44.95
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    Hello fellow beekeepers, I am back in college...

    Hello fellow beekeepers,
    I am back in college after thirty some years and I am planning a ten page paper on the process of installing a package of honey bees. I could use a little help with images...
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    If the bee did have hives, wouldn't he more than...

    If the bee did have hives, wouldn't he more than likely bee a she.... chances are anyways.
  11. Thread: Showy Tamarix

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    I don't have a picture, but here is a link to it;...

    I don't have a picture, but here is a link to it; https://www.jungseed.com/(np1lqpmoqdrh14554wyt4he3)/jungsite/jungsiteviewproduct.aspx?ProductID=21828 I don't think that your bamboo and the showy...
  12. Thread: Showy Tamarix

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    I am wondering if anyone has experience with the...

    I am wondering if anyone has experience with the Showy Tamarix. I know in some area this plant is wide spread and is considered an invasive plant. I have seen it up here in the northern part of...
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    Charliebuck- Can I ask you to keep us informed on...

    Charliebuck- Can I ask you to keep us informed on the hives progress, no matter the outcome. It sure would be interesting to hear what you went through and how the bee turned out. -Bill
  14. Thread: Insulite Board

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    Dave W. Have tried using the Google search...

    Dave W. Have tried using the Google search engine instead of AOL. I just type in Insulite on the Google site and got back a ton of stuff. Not sure any of it is what you are looking for, however.
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    What is the web or smail address of spell bee?

    What is the web or smail address of spell bee?
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    Here is some interesting information about...

    Here is some interesting information about reaction and nonsteriod anti-inflammatory drugs. The information is at the bottom of the page; http://www.beevenom.com/Beevenomallergy.htm. I found this...
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    Not to upstage Manitoba's weather...it's -25 this...

    Not to upstage Manitoba's weather...it's -25 this morning in the northeast of Minnesota with windchill around -50 to -55. We have been in the deep freeze for awhile now... thank goodness spring is...
  18. Thread: Seed swap

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    Yes, I am still wanting some chicory seeds....

    Yes, I am still wanting some chicory seeds. Please drop me an email and I will send you my mailing address.
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    I was wondering how my fellow Minnesotian...

    I was wondering how my fellow Minnesotian beekeeper did this year? We had a bad honey production year, but we are going into the winter with strong hives. Last winter was too cold for many of the...
  20. Thread: Honey Supers

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    Mike... How are your bees doing in the winter? I...

    Mike... How are your bees doing in the winter? I see you live in Nebraska. Do you have them in two or three medium per colony? just curious!
  21. Thread: Honey Supers

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    Mike... so what size are you using. You said you...

    Mike... so what size are you using. You said you are adding to the shallows and cutting down the deeps...so does that mean you are using mediums? Maybe I didn't understand. :0
  22. Thread: Honey Supers

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    Mike... I am beginning to see the advantage for...

    Mike... I am beginning to see the advantage for having the same size equipment for brood and supering. Hmmmmmm
    I will try the brood above the super...

    Oh, by the way... our flow hasn't really...
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    Logger... Our flow hasn't kicked off yet. As to...

    Logger... Our flow hasn't kicked off yet. As to the numbers of bees, the population seem to be strong yet... surprisingly! I am using medium super, so baiting in that matter will not work for me. ...
  24. Thread: Honey Supers

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    I meant to say that in the first posting, no...

    I meant to say that in the first posting, no queen excluders are being used. I have thought about feeding on top, but I guess I figured, with all on the inbound nectar they wouldn't take the sugar. ...
  25. Thread: Honey Supers

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    I need some suggestions on how to get my bees to...

    I need some suggestions on how to get my bees to move up into the honey supers verses bounding up the hive bodies. I have had five swarms this year because of this issue.

    Each hive has two hive...
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