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    Re: Romanov frames

    yes i made a few and the bees filled them well on a flow . i placed mine between some well drawn frames so that i could control their wax building talents. Lee
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    Re: Diy rosin collections anyone?

    I think pink bee man is saying that rosin will dissolve in moonshine , then you can filter it .
    once it is filtered, if left uncovered the alcohol will evaporate and you will end with pure rosin .
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    Re: Diy rosin collections anyone?

    Not yet but i'm tempted the spruce ,pine and balsam here generate huge amounts of it here anywhere a limb is removed .
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    Re: Queen timing box question?

    My next project !
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    Re: Bees not capping honey

    I feel your pain, my hives have gathered plenty, but very little ever gets capped until late fall.
    Lee
  6. Re: What trees do you wish you had more of for your bees?

    here in the north it would be sour cherry , apple and ornamental crabapple . only ones that will survive zone 2-3.
    bees hammer all 3 and are nice looking in your yard.
    Lee
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    Re: Confirmed bee plants

    spring= DANDELIONS , sour cherry tree {mine is a meteor},apple trees, peonies,ornamental crabapple
    summer= DANDELIONS , dutch clover ,sunflowers,blackberry, raspberry,Russian sage
    late summer =...
  8. Thread: Queen envy

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    Re: Queen envy

    I agree the only big ones i get like that are from swarms . The queens that have been coming in packages or that i order aren't much bigger than a old worker.
  9. Thread: Scrap wood

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    Re: Scrap wood

    what a shame !
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    Re: Easiest type of cell builder for a beginner

    man i hope my 3 overwintered hives survive this last month or so of poopy weather so i can attempt this !
    so far they look good and have sugar on top yet and have been able to fly a couple days .
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    Re: Amazing feral brood pattern

    sweet pattern!
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    Re: Long Creek Apiaries back in business???

    Thanks everyone !
    Can't sleep past 4 a.m. so I research bee stuff , WOW Caucasian queen bees for sale and with Sue Coby input.
    HHmmmm never heard of""""""""" winter apiaries"""""""" ? lets see...
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    Re: Beekeeping in Australia 1947

    Very cool video, thanks for sharing it!!
    Lee
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    Re: This was Funny on Jimmy Kimmel last night

    I'm sorry Oldtimer , i beg to differ.
    For years I though imitation flavored candies were wonderful {you know store stuff} lots of good sugar for a kid tho .
    And i was a farm kid with apple trees...
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    Re: Buckfast Queen source

    is there anyone that imports from Ferguson in quantity and then resells?
    seems i read that somewhere ,maybe a bee club in michigan ?
    would be nice to split the import and shipping between 50...
  16. Re: Punctuality in the Workplace; Excuses, Excuses

    Here is a employee's view ,
    I for one strictly believe in being on time!! However my boss the owner does not, and it does not bother him if my co-workers are or are not on time.
    It bothers the heck...
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    Re: When to buy bees - Central WI

    hopefully if weather is ok and work schedule works out.
    meeting is at 6:30 which makes it pretty tight time wise for me.

    they had a little discussion on raising club raised queens last time ,...
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    Re: When to buy bees - Central WI

    the marathon bee keepers meeting is at the uw extension which is right down by the mall in wausau and easy to find .
    i just happened to go last month for the first time and joined.[dues are 10$/...
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    Re: The Monk and the Honeybee on youtube

    very cool
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    Re: Lets talk about Long Lang Hives

    i might have to try one of these behemoths if my indoor wintering shed doesn't work to keep them over winter.
  21. Re: Single 5 frame Nucs...who over winters these in colder, wet locations

    cool , sounds like the timers i need also !
    my huge bee house is 5x10 and i want to put 3 full hives and 3 nucs in .
    I sure hope this helps with surviving .
    last years 50+ days of -25f took its ...
  22. Thread: bear bees

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    Re: bear bees

    Beekeeper 1 , Mr bear 0
    successfully went and retrieved nuc to my home.

    inspected today and found a nice fat light colored queen and 3 of the 5 frames with good brood pattern.
    still a little...
  23. Thread: bear bees

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    bear bees

    Wow , they are CRABBY !

    Had some nuc traps out and went to pick them up for the year yesterday, cool 1 of the 3 has a good sized swarm of bees in it.
    Its hot and humid and bees are really flying...
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    Re: Built my first hives today!

    I make all my own woodenware and enjoy the savings. Lee
  25. Re: Has anyone painted their plastic deep frames with wax?

    yep , they work it awesome with a little extra wax installed
    same for me 9$ crockpot and a 4" roller, fast ,easy and little mess.
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