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    Very nice blog Kes. I'm inspired to try to finish...

    Very nice blog Kes. I'm inspired to try to finish mine. Good luck with your hives this winter. Madison...
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    thanks again Tecumseh, I will go into the hive...

    thanks again Tecumseh, I will go into the hive this weekend to check out things. It's amazing how small the bees in the HSC hive are compared to my other hives.. Madison...
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    Thanks Tecumseh, I wasn't sure she was a virgin...

    Thanks Tecumseh, I wasn't sure she was a virgin or not. Any idea why they would be stinging her? I guess that a new queen may have been raised and this one lost out. Madison...
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    mysterious situation

    Hello All, I went out to the Apiary this afternoon and found one of my hives (HSC) with 100-200 bees gathering up under the edge of the top cover. There was also a 100 or so dead bees on the ground...
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    I made the mistake of feeding sugar syrup to my...

    I made the mistake of feeding sugar syrup to my bees with my super on. First year mistake by the way. They filled the super with more of what I fed them than what they actually foraged for. I knew...
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    Some bee related pictures from vacation.. ...

    Some bee related pictures from vacation..

    http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l306/madison68/DSC01435.jpg

    http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l306/madison68/DSC01439.jpg

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    My first bee removal

    While I was away on vacation in Colorado I got a call from a guy who had bees he wanted removed. He agreed to wait for me to remove them before he hauled the trailer to the dump. He also mentioned...
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    Poll: I keep front feeders on top of my hives to give...

    I keep front feeders on top of my hives to give them water. We are going through a severe drought where there is no standing water anywhere. I know that they only take it if there is no ready water...
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    Very nice, I hope to get to that level of...

    Very nice, I hope to get to that level of production some day. How many #'s per hive do you average? Thanks for the pics, Madison....
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    I use empty gallon water jugs. I use my turkey...

    I use empty gallon water jugs. I use my turkey frier to make the syrup and usually make 25-30 gallons at a time. Madison....
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    I had a hive a year ago get knocked over during a...

    I had a hive a year ago get knocked over during a tropical storm. I took 40 stings getting them back together. I dought them getting mixed up will hurt. They should settle down in a few days so that...
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    Joe, I haven't seen any evidence of drifting....

    Joe, I haven't seen any evidence of drifting. When I moved my hives to another part of the farm I spread them out a little more to give some space . They all seem to be doing well even in this bad...
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    AH I meant guard fox, he keeps the skunks away.....

    AH I meant guard fox, he keeps the skunks away.. Madison...
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    A few pictures to share

    I took these today with my "old" Sony Mavica camera. It uses floppy discs. Very sturdy camera just doesn't do what the new digitals do. Madison...
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    I have traded frames between hives many times and...

    I have traded frames between hives many times and have never shook off any bee's. They just join the new hive. I do spray sugar/HBH lightly on the frame once in the hive. Madison...
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    I tried the blaster today and it worked like a...

    I tried the blaster today and it worked like a charm. I keep 80-100#'s of air in the tank and I regulate it with the handle on the sprayer. One thing I changed was slightly turning the spout down...
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    Thanks for that link Mike, I ordered one of the...

    Thanks for that link Mike, I ordered one of the shallow #2 size to give it a try. Madison...
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    Verroa blaster

    Well it finally rained here today so I decided to make something. Several days earlier I had been to the apiary to do the sugar dusting (that time of year). I had my plastic bottle loaded and ready,...
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    Very nice Egehan, You guy's over their sure do...

    Very nice Egehan, You guy's over their sure do produce the best apricots and figs. Madison..
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    Benton, I plant alot of Buckwheat. I buy it at my...

    Benton, I plant alot of Buckwheat. I buy it at my local Southern States ($33.00 for 50#). If you don't have one of these in your area try a farm store. They may be able to order it for you....
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    Right you are Dave, the scientific name/family is...

    Right you are Dave, the scientific name/family is Agastache foeniculum. Anise-Hyssop or Anise Mint. I also forgot to mention that hummingbirds love the stuff. Madison.....
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    I believe it is a species of nepeta (catmint)....

    I believe it is a species of nepeta (catmint). Bumblebees love the stuff as do honeybees. Anymore queens coming Mike? Thanks Madison...
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    JJ, would you mind posting their website (western...

    JJ, would you mind posting their website (western bees woodenware). I need to add to my inventory and have thought about a road trip to pick up a large order to save the shipping. Thanks Madison....
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    Nice pictures Idee, I read the post about you...

    Nice pictures Idee, I read the post about you retiring and I say congratulations to you! I have about 10 years till I do but I know that beekeeping will be a big part of it as I know it will be for...
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    Nice job Steve, I can't wait till I can harvest....

    Nice job Steve, I can't wait till I can harvest. Is the dark honey Buckwheat? Madison...
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