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    Yes, and they do make the brood comb first, they...

    Yes, and they do make the brood comb first, they need to make bees in order to make honey.

    Entrance, brood bars, honey bars.

    Middle side entrance would be half honey bars, brood bars, other...
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    Really? Because in the Top Bar area you were...

    Really? Because in the Top Bar area you were expressing that TB hives are hard to manage. This seems odd to me, because you seem to have a management issue that is equipment related.

    I'd suggest...
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    Hoss, the wife and kids will become addicted. ...

    Hoss, the wife and kids will become addicted. Once they don't get stung, being the master of your bee's universe is very exciting. My nephew is doing reports and his public "How To" speech is all...
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    You'd be all set with a top bar hive. No super...

    You'd be all set with a top bar hive. No super required. Plus when you need new equipment, you just make it.
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    Of all the fears I have of keeping bees, cutting...

    Of all the fears I have of keeping bees, cutting comb properly is not one of them. If it becomes too difficult for me to master, I'll put in virgin top bars and burn the ones with improperly cut...
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    I'm sure all my neighbors know because I've...

    I'm sure all my neighbors know because I've advertised. Didn't use telephone or television, I used "Tell Trish." Good friend down the road, serious gossip and the mail lady. Gave her three points...
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    Go Polish!

    You aren't even starting to get fancy until you can compete with Wojtek's hives. http://homepage.interaccess.com/~netpol/POLISH/Ule/Wojtekshives2.html

    Look at the bee cover for the window, and...
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    Um, I'm supposed to lose some weight (Doctor's,...

    Um, I'm supposed to lose some weight (Doctor's, Wife's, Mother's orders), but until then, maybe just learn to deal with wandering bees. It tickles a little. Or Ass Spackle. Wonder if that'll get...
  9. Thread: Ouch!

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    Seems a supply of Prednisone and a lesson from...

    Seems a supply of Prednisone and a lesson from the family doc on how and when to use it is in order. It's an oral steroid, not the anabolic (the bodybuilding type), that will drop the inflammation...
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    I'm a beekeeper

    Well, sort of. I mean I have years to go before I gain the experience that I need to truly wear that title. But I have gone from a hive builder to a houser of bees.

    Installed three packages...
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    The fact that it's so rare makes it news. ...

    The fact that it's so rare makes it news.

    Car accidents kill 4000 people a month in this country. A 9/11 sized loss of life every month. If you were afraid of cars, they'd put you in a rubber...
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    I suppose that's part of the attraction too. You...

    I suppose that's part of the attraction too. You can make the hive "yours" in ways you just can't with off-the-shelf gear.

    I have to ask, did it occur to you to buy pine of the proper width and...
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    I did see someone mention that pre-dipped stuff...

    I did see someone mention that pre-dipped stuff was available at retail, can't put my finger on the thread.
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    Don't tell anyone, everyone will want to do it.:)

    Don't tell anyone, everyone will want to do it.:)
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    Yes, that's about it. Bees, Hive, a few tools. ...

    Yes, that's about it. Bees, Hive, a few tools.

    You will need to think about honey at some point, but maybe not at all this season. You won't need an extractor, just some mesh, or use cut comb.
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    MM, I'm on 20 acres, plenty for a back-yard...

    MM, I'm on 20 acres, plenty for a back-yard sugarin' establishment, but I don't know how much saleable sap I'd produce. Might as well look into it.
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    I have to wear my aluminum foil hat when I'm...

    I have to wear my aluminum foil hat when I'm thinking about bees too? Would a lead sheet roof make the hives invisible to flying saucers? (Certanly eliminate the need for a brick.)
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    Hopefully the value of beeswax will follow.

    Hopefully the value of beeswax will follow.
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    It's a petroleum product, so you'd expect the...

    It's a petroleum product, so you'd expect the cost to go up.
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    I have the trees, but the labor and fuel required...

    I have the trees, but the labor and fuel required to boil 40 gallons of sap into 1 gallon of syrup just doesn't make sense. I thoght about some sort of solar evaporator, but figured I'd just make a...
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    The Feds

    Most hobbyists need not fear the feds on this. I think it's crazy they took a word out of the English language and regulated the heck out of it.
  22. You might need twice the hives, or more to keep...

    You might need twice the hives, or more to keep up with the production of the bees down south. The season is short, the bees need lots of stores to overwinter. If you moved to bee-friendly climate,...
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    It was woven, not expanded, and it's about the...

    It was woven, not expanded, and it's about the size of window screen. It may very well have been window screeen.
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    This was the fifth post in the thread.

    This was the fifth post in the thread.
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    That's why the initial question was way too...

    That's why the initial question was way too simple. "How much do you sell your honey for?" It all depends on your situation.

    Having said that, most folks posting such a question in Beekeeping...
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