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  1. Re: Size Small Cell Bee vs Larger Cell Bee in regards to Honey Production??

    im not sure, i think i have read something dee lusby said about 1250 more bees being hatched out of a (deep) frame of small cell comb than large cell comb every 21 days (brood cycle). someone may...
  2. Re: Size Small Cell Bee vs Larger Cell Bee in regards to Honey Production??

    yes, i believe so, but since the baby bees individually take up less resources more of them can be raised, keeping the honey amounts the same. i think thats how it works, but i have don't have the...
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    Re: 8-Frame box construction questions

    Michael Bush and others plane their frame widths from 1 3/8 in to 1 1/4 in. the thinking is that smaller bees dont need comb quite so thick. if you do it this way you can fit a 9th frame into the box.
  4. Thread: Honeybees at 4x

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    Re: Honeybees at 4x

    Amazing pictures! I have always wondered why bees have hairs on their eyes?
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    Re: buying foundationless, no treatmnet queens

    Yes, luckily, there are. I'm sorry i can't tell you all of them but these may point you in the right direction
    Michael Bush does http://bushfarms.com/beesqueens.htm

    Olympic wilderness apiary...
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    Any experience with 4.9 package bees?

    Back in February i saw this thread about small cell package bees for sale in Tennessee. i was wondering what experience anyone has had with them (ordering, shipping, quality of bees, etc). Thanks for...
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    Re: Differences in Bee Races/Varieties

    where did you get the packages of buckfast, minnesota hygienic, new world carnolian, and russian? i was wondering cause i haven't seen breeders who sell those packages.

    thanks
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    Re: Getting started with chickens

    Do chickens lay eggs all year round? If so do they lay less eggs in the winter than in the summer? Which breeds are easy to handle and not as skittish? I've heard that the leghorns can be very...
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    Re: Getting started with chickens

    The fenced in area i have doesn't have a screen on top. Is that necessary so they don't get eaten by the hawks? Can pullets be shipped in the mail as the chicks can?


    Thanks for your help!
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    Getting started with chickens

    Hey,
    I just got started with bees this year and I am very excited to have honey to put on my toast. then i thought.. hey you know what goes well with toast? eggs!!! So now i am thinking about...
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    Re: Is Honey Kosher?

    I read this in L. L. Langstroth's Langstroth's Hive and Honey-Bee

    -That honey is a vegatable product, was known to the ancient Jews, one of whose Rabbins asked: "Since we may not eat bees, which...
  12. Thread: Newbie from NY

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    Re: Newbie from NY

    woops accidentally posted it twice=please delete
  13. Thread: Newbie from NY

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    Re: Newbie from NY

    Hey,
    I live up in ulster county on the other side of the river from you. When I was just a baby I used to live in Ossening. Welcome to the forum!
  14. Thread: Baby Bob

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    Re: Baby Bob

    What do you do with it when its a big old strappin' cat?
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    Re: HoneyBee Genetics/Tabers

    Are the packages you buy from them small cell or traditional size?
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    Re: Foundationless mess

    I started with a nuc this year and i have used all foundationless. what i first did was take the wedge from the wedge top frame and turn so it went vertically up the middle of the frame. that worked...
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    What do bees do at night?

    I was just wondering if they sleep or rest or what? I know they come in from foraging. Does the queen cease egg laying or is that 24/7?


    Thanks
  18. Thread: Smoker fuels

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    Re: Smoker fuels

    I just got started this year using pine needles but my buddy and I were fooling around a few days ago burning some potato chips and i thought....hmmmmm maybe i should try these in the smoker...... so...
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    Re: Best Langsroth Hive to Buy

    I started my first hive this year using foundationless frames but Betterbee does sell wooden frames and wax foundation.

    Frames= http://betterbee.com/products.asp?dept=348


    Wax foundation=...
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    good luck with your nucs. i think sam's breeding...

    good luck with your nucs. i think sam's breeding program is great
  21. Thread: Spiders

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    thanks, I am pretty sure my spider was harmless....

    thanks, I am pretty sure my spider was harmless. when i set the outer cover to the side to inspect it scampered away.
  22. Thread: Spiders

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    Spiders

    On Sunday I inspected my hive and everything looked great. I saw a spider in one corner of the outer cover and it was on its web. I was just wondering: do spiders do anything to bees?






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    Thanks! I am in Stone Ridge down in Marbletown.

    Thanks! I am in Stone Ridge down in Marbletown.
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    Hey from Ulster County New York

    Hi everyone, I installed my first hive today. I am really excited about beekeeping and had a lot of fun just putting the nuc in. I learned through chris harp and grai at honeybeelives and got...
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