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    Re: Why isn't she being attacked??

    My 7 year old boy ran up to the front of our hive every time we visited it last summer....I kept telling him that he was going to get stung but the girls refused to teach him a lesson. I'm sure it...
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    Re: MDA Splitter Technique

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: MDA Splitter Technique

    I just attended a lecture that Mel did last weekend. One thing I noticed about all of the comments here is that everyone is talking about the effects on honey production. When Mel started the...
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    Re: How much to charge for drone brood?

    I wouldn't, I would sell the product as a collectors item (or come up with something similar)....what they do with it is up to them.
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    Re: How much to charge for drone brood?

    That seems weird to me.....;)
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    Re: "Fringe Genetics"

    I fitted all of my bees with tiny armor and tiny spears so even though I only have one hive I KNOW they don't have mites. :p

    On a side note I do believe that there *could* be fringe genetics,...
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    Re: Grants for beginners

    Try to get an old lang hive with some old brood comb in it and use lemon grass oil or swarm lure.....you should have bees after swarming starts. Not a guarantee.....but nothing is. This is how I...
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    Re: Grants for beginners

    :thumbsup::lpf:
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    Re: Top Bar Hive as a Beginner

    I have not but I'm going to. I do like the Warre' and will keep a few but for the intense management I'm planning on doing the Langs will serve me better for my expansion plans.

    I'm in no-way...
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    Re: Top Bar Hive as a Beginner

    :lpf: If I approached life like that I would never get anything done!
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    Re: Top Bar Hive as a Beginner

    Learner,

    It really depends on what you want to do. I started this year with the best intentions of giving the bees a place to stay and keeping an eye on them. I started with a Warre' hive and I...
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    Re: Slatted rack - simple

    No problem, glad people are getting some use out of it.



    Thanks, I've been raising chickens for about 30 years. Just small time though, only about 200 roosters a year for hackle.
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    Re: Slatted rack - simple

    I just received a heads up from another forum member (Thanks Tom!) Check your measurement from the bottom of your frames to make sure you have proper bee space between the frames and the slats in the...
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    Re: Wax Production

    I just read something last week about wax production......it said that production cost of wax is higher than the resale value. I'll see if I can find that again and post it here.
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    Poll: Re: Do you Build or Buy your Hive Bodies?

    I had to stop building the other day and look to see what I had. First had three 8 frame hives, then realized I had an extra top. So I built another one and made an order, then realized that I...
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    Re: Swarm Trap

    I move a swarm after being in the trap for two days, took a piece of the new comb and "hair clipped" it to a frame and dumped the bees in the hive. They were fine, but then again I'm a newbie so...
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    Re: Vegans don't eat honey?

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Hive Hosting Payment by Honey

    I think it is about 2 hives :p (sorry I couldn't resist the slow pitch)
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    Re: Hive Hosting Payment by Honey

    I have people at work asking me to put hives at their places to "help the bees"....I now have about 6 places to put hives and I only have one at my house right now. Talk to everyone and ask around,...
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    Re: Vegans don't eat honey?

    No but it is entertaining ;)
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    Re: Vegans don't eat honey?

    What the heck are the sauces made out of...I'm not sure what I can eat now :ws:
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    Re: Vegans don't eat honey?

    There is a lot of recent research findings about plants that makes most of vegans points mute.....unless they are just concerned about animals.

    "Pollan says plants have all the same senses as...
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    Re: Vegans don't eat honey?

    sqkcrk, I'm not trying to be rude in any way, but I wanted to point out that there are thousands of vegan, animal rights terrorist that are trespassing, vandalizing, stealing and or damaging...
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    Re: Vegans don't eat honey?

    I love vegans....more meat and apparently honey for me.
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    Great, thanks that is very helpful!
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