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    Re: Pledge to be a BSA Beekeeping Mentor

    I pledge to the Boy Scouts of America that if BSA reinstates Beekeeping Merit Badge, I am willing to serve as a mentor, and as Merit Badge counsellor in my area.

    I am an active, registered,...
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    This may boil down to regional preferences, but...

    This may boil down to regional preferences, but the master beekeepers in my area pretty much told all of us newer guys to forget the boardman-style feeders.

    I changed from the boardman --which...
  3. Since we are citing statistics, this short item...

    Since we are citing statistics, this short item that a friend just sent me seemed apropos.

    Subject: STATISTICALLY SPEAKING

    Doctors:
    A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
    B)...
  4. Jim, you hit the nail on the head! I'll put that...

    Jim, you hit the nail on the head! I'll put that injured-by-a-bus thing to work next time the danger of bees comes up.


    I worked as a park ranger in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia in the...
  5. People sure ask you a lot of strange questions (...

    People sure ask you a lot of strange questions ( that they fully expect you to know the answer to) when they find out you keep bees. I wish I had a dollar for every how-do-I-...
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    From reading this forum, I can't help but...

    From reading this forum, I can't help but conclude that the profit potential from keeping bees varies tremendously from region to region in North America. Before jumping from the ranks of hobbyists...
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    I gotta "chime-in" with other keepers above that...

    I gotta "chime-in" with other keepers above that I can not remember a time I got stung that I didn't think it was my fault — got in too much of a hurry, wore dark clothes (1st yr mistake), messed...
  8. Have any top bar hive beekeepers monitored the...

    Have any top bar hive beekeepers monitored the difference in pounds of honey harvested for a typical hive in your respective areas compared to the same race of bees kept in Langs?

    Seems I remember...
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    Interesting that Matthew — the former tax...

    Interesting that Matthew — the former tax collector — tells us what happened to the money and then cuts quickly to the chase.

    Luke, whom Paul called the beloved physician, gives us all the gory...
  10. Aircraft wheel-wells? I never would have thought...

    Aircraft wheel-wells? I never would have thought of that! I supposed that the temperatures at cruising altitudes — say 26,000 to 30,000 ft above sea level — would be so sub-zero as to zap any...
  11. I was recently on a trip to Puerto Rico, where I...

    I was recently on a trip to Puerto Rico, where I did see at least one beeyard. I found myself wondering if Africanized bees could get to an oceanic island separated from the continent by so much...
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    I wholeheartedly agree with Michael B. about the...

    I wholeheartedly agree with Michael B. about the Swede (6.5x55mm). If you get a good sporter with its barrel still in good shape, they are superb deer rifles without the punishing recoil of other...
  13. This afternoon, after opening my new Tew-style...

    This afternoon, after opening my new Tew-style observation hive to replace the frame into the colony from which it came, I looked carefully on both sides to make sure the queen was going back where I...
  14. Just wanted to report to all those helpful people...

    Just wanted to report to all those helpful people that answered my post a couple of weeks ago that I spent the day today talking myself blue in the face, and all the advice you gave was Good!

    MB,...
  15. A heartfelt THANKS to all you helpful people....

    A heartfelt THANKS to all you helpful people. These are GREAT ideas. Bees in a 2-liter bottle! Wow!

    I have been thinking real hard how I could segregate some drones into a bottle for that bee on...
  16. MB, Relative to your question does it freeze...

    MB,

    Relative to your question does it freeze in West Virginia, even though Harpers Ferry is just 60 miles up the Potomac River as the crow flies from all that hot air originating in downtown DC,...
  17. Had a weak colony in a remote place that I didn't...

    Had a weak colony in a remote place that I didn't check frequently enough. Wax moths now the sole inhabitants -- ugh, what a mess. What a sad discovery!

    I assume the next step here is to burn the...
  18. A coworker whose wife is a teacher recently asked...

    A coworker whose wife is a teacher recently asked me if I would be willing to take some of my gear over to her school and talk to her 4th grade class about beekeeping in mid-October. I said yes...
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    BerkeyDavid, I think Limulus shows more wisdom...

    BerkeyDavid,

    I think Limulus shows more wisdom than I did over the last two winters. One of the older, most experienced beekeepers in my acquaintance lives several counties farther west than I do,...
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    I don't see any screen bottoms on any the photos...

    I don't see any screen bottoms on any the photos posted by the various participants of this board or the weblinks I can easily find from you guys.

    Does no one incorporate a screen bottom in their...
  21. Beeman 202, Yes, I would be interesting in...

    Beeman 202,

    Yes, I would be interesting in learning about swarm lure. I have changed my profile to reveal my e-mail. Write me at contramaestro@hotmail.com if you want. That was dumb when I first...
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    BjornBee, I apologize for letting my own...

    BjornBee,

    I apologize for letting my own negative feelings about divorce show. I have been blessed to be married to the same woman for 30 years, but I have both a brother and a sister who have...
  23. Beeman 202, Appreciate very much your pointing...

    Beeman 202,

    Appreciate very much your pointing me toward the Mexican journal, and the Argentine source. I have good friends in Buenos Aires, and one of them happens to have been a beekeeper in his...
  24. If I wanted to keep using my Brushy Mtn hivetop...

    If I wanted to keep using my Brushy Mtn hivetop feeders with a set of new TBH's next year, could I adapt the dimensions so that the feeders sat down on top of the "marimba" ?

    Having never seen a...
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    Any TBH beekeepers have their colonies in fields...

    Any TBH beekeepers have their colonies in fields where goats or sheep (or cattle) graze? I have had Langstroth hives in a field where there were sheep for four years, but I never had a hive knocked...
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