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    Just my two cents, but also look at the tuliptree...

    Just my two cents, but also look at the tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera) http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/forestry/Education/ohiotrees/tuliptree.htm

    Really grows fast, straight, and is a beautiful...
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    Hey - thank you to EVERYONE! No need to worry...

    Hey - thank you to EVERYONE! No need to worry about alarming me... frankly, AFB was my worry. I did try to see if anything in the cells was "ropey" or stringy - it was not. I am 99.9% it is not AFB...
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    Buckbee, I looked everywhere but could not find...

    Buckbee, I looked everywhere but could not find the answer you gave the people in California... Did you drive there? LMAO

    Ohio and Iowa are about the same really, consonants, vowels, and all!...
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    When I work with leather gloves (goat skin, deer,...

    When I work with leather gloves (goat skin, deer, any hide, really) I use a little trick that I learned to love: apply a liberal coating of bag balm to your hands (a lanolin salve) before putting on...
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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/34782061@N00/84119018...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/34782061@N00/84119018

    There is a post about this on my blog (www.FPAcres.com) but the link above will take you to a picture of a frame I pulled today while inspecting...
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    I would suggest you call your local Ag Extension...

    I would suggest you call your local Ag Extension office and ask them two questions: What cover crops grow well in your area AND what is native to your region. Forage crops can be very localized in...
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    I did this math recently to answer the question...

    I did this math recently to answer the question "how big an area will my bees forage in?" on another board. A similar question here made me think this might be interesing to some folks.

    Assume a...
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    Thanks for the additional perspectives. "Organic"...

    Thanks for the additional perspectives. "Organic" is now defined in NA by the US Dept. of Agriculture and while I am not sure of the similarities and difference to the UK and EU definitions, it is...
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    This might be occassionaly discussed in the...

    This might be occassionaly discussed in the biological section here but I think the ideas here are of general interest... I posted this in the Yahoo bee group as well, so regrets to those that read...
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    I don't care what anyone says, I am going to...

    I don't care what anyone says, I am going to continue to hide behind my display name. LOL
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    While the "plumber's smile" might be a trademark,...

    While the "plumber's smile" might be a trademark, I would sure hate to see one of the little bees crawl down there - that is a sting target of the worst order!
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    OK, maybe I am being dense here... do you remove...

    OK, maybe I am being dense here... do you remove the inner cover and put the paper on top of the frames, or do you put the paper on top of the inner cover? Will the bees climb out of the hole in the...
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    A thread here has me thinking, and since I can...

    A thread here has me thinking, and since I can not start a poll, I will just ask the question...

    How many folks here are female (lady, woman, girl, gal, etc) beekeepers versus how many are male...
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    It seems that bees are probably consistent in...

    It seems that bees are probably consistent in their behavior and activity. As we are facing a series of days where the temps are up in the mid-40s and mid-50s I was wondering if there was a table or...
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    Thanks! I will chase these down. I am not trying...

    Thanks! I will chase these down. I am not trying to form a competition... only test the water to see if there is enough critial mass to get this rolling. These wikis are interesting experiments in...
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    If you are familiar with the Internet concept of...

    If you are familiar with the Internet concept of a 'wiki', read on. If you are not familiar with a wiki - look further down this post...

    I am considering the launch of a wiki dedicated to...
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    How high off the ground is the tank? What is the...

    How high off the ground is the tank? What is the temperature in the room? Are we at sea-level or do we need to compensate for air pressure? Are the lights on or off in the room? There are so many...
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    I was taught that scientific names were properly...

    I was taught that scientific names were properly pronounced with the 'traditional' Latin and not the 'church Latin' often used in religeous mass. This was covered well earlier, but my 2 cents is to...
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    OK, what are the suggested management practices...

    OK, what are the suggested management practices for a dead hive? I know at least one of my hives is dead, or at least appears to be. Judging by the huge pile of bees at the entrance... :(
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  20. Hmm... I am seeing a pattern here. When you are...

    Hmm... I am seeing a pattern here. When you are becoming a beekeeper, you are faced with many questions. But in almost every case, the solution is one of the following:
    1) Buy more stuff;
    2) Keep...
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    OK, this is really driving me nuts... we have finally hit the "sustained cold" part of winter. Not that I need the Mainers laughing at me, but we get a high in the 20s and overnight lows in the...
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    Ha ha! I am glad you did not have a conical tank...

    Ha ha! I am glad you did not have a conical tank with honey flowing in the top at "rate A" and out the bottom at "rate B" - I would have had a terrible set of flashbacks to freshman calculus class!
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  23. If I order small-cell bees and queens (I was...

    If I order small-cell bees and queens (I was thinking of packages from Buckeye Bee) and I start the hives with just starter strips of foundation in the frames - not full sheets - will the bees...
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    If folks here have experience with the Pierco...

    If folks here have experience with the Pierco plastic foundation, I would appreciate feedback to this idea... I have not used or seen the plastic stuff and I am trying to decide if it is worth the...
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    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bees/making.html ...

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bees/making.html

    Sorry if this has been up here before, but in my surfing I ran across this site (it dates to October 2000) about the making of the Nova television...
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