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  1. Chief Isaac, Thursday's supposed to be near 60...

    Chief Isaac,

    Thursday's supposed to be near 60 degrees so I may take a peek in a hive or two tomorrow.

    I left a lot of honey in my hives this year and I am curious to see how they've used...
  2. Beebarf said: "Mine swarmed in mid march last...

    Beebarf said:
    "Mine swarmed in mid march last year after a mild winter. Im watching them closly this year so it dosnt happen again. we've had no winter at all this year."

    I'm watching closely...
  3. I'll keep my eyes open for the date. I may be...

    I'll keep my eyes open for the date. I may be able to make it. Sounds like fun.

    Mark J.
  4. Thread: FGMO

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    If Michael B. got reset to a Field Bee, I'll...

    If Michael B. got reset to a Field Bee, I'll probably get reset to a Larva! smile.gif
  5. Thread: creamed honey

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    GaSteve, The white coating on top is from the...

    GaSteve,

    The white coating on top is from the airbubbles that have risen over time. At the Farmer's Market I explain that to my customer's so they don't get concerned when they first open the lid....
  6. Thread: creamed honey

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    If you're using Dadant's creamed honey mixer on...

    If you're using Dadant's creamed honey mixer on an electric drill, be sure you use a stainless steel container or, if using a plastic pail, be very, very careful not to allow the metal mixer to...
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    I got three Bee-o-Pacs partially drawn with comb,...

    I got three Bee-o-Pacs partially drawn with comb, no honey. Next year I'll put then back on and see how it goes.

    Mark
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    >>Here's another trick to remember. When...

    >>Here's another trick to remember. When gathering up the scattered
    hive components, look with care at each hive body or super to
    see which has FANNING bees. These bees are fanning the queen...
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    "Only slightly on topic. We just had a 5,000 acre...

    "Only slightly on topic. We just had a 5,000 acre forest fire a few weeks ago as a result of an electric fence and dry grass"

    Thanks. I'll be sure to keep that in mind for next summer, ox. The...
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    "Only slightly on topic. We just had a 5,000 acre...

    "Only slightly on topic. We just had a 5,000 acre forest fire a few weeks ago as a result of an electric fence and dry grass"

    Thanks. I'll be sure to keep that in mind for next summer, ox. The...
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    "we dodge tornados here. I have heard of people...

    "we dodge tornados here. I have heard of people putting steel T post in the ground on all sides and circling all of the hive and post with a rachet strap."

    I used this method to keep deer from...
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    The bear damage pictures should be viewable now...

    The bear damage pictures should be viewable now (or within a few hours). The domain name register accidentaly deleted part of my domain name from their server. They manually reentered it and it...
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    Bjerm2, Thanks. The swelling's going down but...

    Bjerm2,

    Thanks. The swelling's going down but boy are my ankles getting itchy now and then.

    A beekeeper buddy of mine said he got stung on a varicose vein on his leg and the vein is not longer...
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    Whitey, I'm just north of you (Carnation) and...

    Whitey,

    I'm just north of you (Carnation) and my bees are bringing in Japaneses Knotweed that's still blooming. There's a lot of it along highway 203. It is starting to peter out a bit though.
    ...
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    My neighbor and her daughter saw the bear today...

    My neighbor and her daughter saw the bear today crossing the dirt road about 2/3 of the way down our hill, at "3:00 in the afternoon". She said it was, "a real big bear that was more brown than...
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    I think the electric fence is working. I heard a...

    I think the electric fence is working. I heard a yelp and something large going through the brush at about 2am last nite. An electric fence worked for my friend. He's out a bit farther in the...
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    WayaCoyote, Good idea. Those black bears go...

    WayaCoyote,

    Good idea. Those black bears go pretty much where they want to, but we have coyotes, fox, mink, cougar and misc other critters around here to consider. And not to forgot the worst of...
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    The bear came back again last nite and broke up...

    The bear came back again last nite and broke up the two hives it smashed the nite before. It came between 1am and 4am when I nodded off. My wife and I didn't hear anything loud enough to wake us. The...
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    I bet guineas would have made a racket when the...

    I bet guineas would have made a racket when the bear that trashed my hives came around.

    Mark J.
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    9/11 and my hives get terrorized by a bear. If...

    9/11 and my hives get terrorized by a bear. If you want a little excitement in your evening, put back together two of three bear-smashed hives in the dark in a light drizzle. The girls were pretty...
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    Magnet-man, I read that somewhere about Romans...

    Magnet-man,

    I read that somewhere about Romans keeping geese as watchdogs. I can believe it cause I used to have some geese and they could lay a nasty peck on you if you weren't watching out....
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    Mobees, Is Japanese bamboo the same plant as...

    Mobees,

    Is Japanese bamboo the same plant as Japanese Knotweed (bamboo-like stalks with many small white flowers on top)? Bees love it and it blooms this time of the year.

    We have Japanese...
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    Thanks everyone, for your replies! Mark J.

    Thanks everyone, for your replies!

    Mark J.
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    Magnet-man, I read that they make good guard...

    Magnet-man,

    I read that they make good guard birds (make a racket when something or someone comes around) and that they taste like pheasant. I just thought it would be neat to have a few around...
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    We started out using BetterBee's bulk packaged...

    We started out using BetterBee's bulk packaged assortment. It was a good mix of sizes and types of containers. The free shipping of the bulk package was nice, also.

    Mark
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