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    Re: My son gave me this last night.

    Like everyone else, made me misty eyed. How cool is that, thank goodness they called you about the youngest ones siblings. Takes a lot of patience, but your patience is working, he's gonna be a...
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    Re: Political signs...

    They are supposed to be removed after the election, so, after the next election, go collect them.
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    Re: Crazy or Cool beek?

    If the guy is clean, his place is clean, he's not hurting anyone, leave him bee. People nowadays go overboard on a ton of things, sports, hobbies, ie: train enthusiasts, classic car collectors, you...
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    Re: Just a rant

    Wow, what a coincidence, same thing happened to me. I had some Mann Lake frames left over from last year, about 30, needed foundation to go with them so I ordered Mann Lake foundation,...
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    Re: Drone pupa near hive entrance

    Heck, they may feel the need to get rid of drones because they dont need them.
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    Re: watering bees

    Same as Live Oak, I've seen bees where a mineral block had been. There had been a rain, and the bees loved that spot. Havent done it yet, but I too will be putting out a pan of water with some...
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    Re: Bee equipment storage barn

    Or, a conex box, aka:shipping container. Mouse tight, and you can have doors and windows built into them.
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    Re: Italians outpacing Carniolan

    Funny, I see just the opposite. My Carni hives outpace my Italians. The Carnies are out and about earlier, but the Italians stay out later. My italians are still working on their first honey...
  9. Re: Does a queen make mating flights on one day only?

    Don't leave BS Moccasin, remember, "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent". So what if someone ridicules your opinion, give it anyway. I think what you posted makes sense. And,...
  10. Re: Here's another "What is it?" mystery

    It says invalid attachment, the things your talking about may be a ball of spider eggs
  11. Re: I guess you can shoot bears in Minnesota for raiding your hives!

    I'm with Waynesgarden, the bears are just being bears, you need to just be smarter than the bears.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    June 11th 1400 hours, NE Calif, zone 6-7, Sunny, warm, had a good monsoon and lightning 2 days prior to today.
    Got a call about swarm on a post, swarm has been there 3 days, they need the bees...
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    Re: Cilantro pollen

    You'll have to mail me some of your coriander seeds, because everytime I plant coriander, cilantro pops up :lookout:
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    Re: wintering

    Hey Betty, I'm a first year, and have only gone through one winter, and it was an exceptionally mild one for our area at that. I was going to stick with double deeps, but ended up, accidentally,...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Checked slide out trays again for mite drop while using MASQ. Hive #1 still dropping a huge amount, while hives #2 and #3 only dropping 20 - 30 each. Those nasty little mites are quick when they...
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    Re: Third swarm of the year

    Yada, yada, yada, that's it rub it in :D I havent seen hide nor hair of any swarms, 4 traps out, and Nothing!
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    Re: i believe i have bee pms.

    :lpf::lpf: ahHaHaHa, had to laught at that, "Crack Pipe Method."
  18. Re: 2 hives equal strength, different results.

    Yup, I've noticed. 3 hives, one has 2 mediums full, another has a medium and a half full, and the third is still piddling around with only about 1/2 of their first med super full
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    Re: Sticky Smoker Mess

    rwlaw, thanks for that idea, just noticed a ton of creosote in my smoker top the other day, was wondering how to get it out.
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    Re: What type of tree is this?

    I've seen those trees, especially around water, I always thought of them as a weed tree, they really grow spindly and thickly grouped. dont know what they are though.
  21. Re: Very late starting mite treatment--now what?

    A helpful member here, Matt F posted this link for me when I had the same questions you do now: http://scientificbeekeeping.com/an-early-summer-test-of-mite-away-quick-strips/

    I too, am using...
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    Re: Plastic foundation issues.

    Hey, if you want to get rid of some of that plastic foundation, I'll take it:popcorn:
    My bees like plastic foundation, and I've decided, so do I
  23. Re: Very late starting mite treatment--now what?

    Do you have any MAQS handy? Or can get some quick? I had the same problem, and just put MAQS in my hives on Thursday. Thank goodness the temps here are cooperating.
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    Re: Hives and colonies after bears?

    "No advice about the beekeeping stuff because I'm a newb, but for bear fencing, I have this one:

    http://www.amazon.com/Parmak-Impedance-Operated-Electric-MAG12SP/dp/B00099FAJI"

    Same as...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    I think I know why my Italians are lagging behind in honey production. When checking on mite drop today, I stood there and watched the comings and goings on all three hives. I noticed some bees...
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