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  1. Re: Gotta vent about customers' expectations of charges

    The heading says Free Experienced Bee Rescue

    There were several others too
  2. Re: Gotta vent about customers' expectations of charges

    like this guy?

    http://dubuque.craigslist.org/wan/4565261542.html
  3. Thread: Dearth question

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    Re: Dearth question

    Cool

    I am seeing tons of small white clover, and the bigger purple clover everywhere, not to mention all the wildflowers.

    I had to add extra supers yesterday as they were still filling.
  4. Thread: Dearth question

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    Dearth question

    Does all areas go through a dearth?

    I am still seeing flowers everywhere here in Iowa, with no sign of falling off anytime soon.
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    Re: Feeling "ripped off"

    Buy a box, goto UPS and see how much it cost to ship it back and you will have your answer.
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    What to do with queenless hive this fall?

    I have a hive I split this spring, and the queen didnt make it.

    The last couple of months I have probably added 8 more frames of brood in hopes they would hatch their own, well I must not of...
  7. Moved bees 100 ft, will foragers find the hive?

    I moved four hives to a new home about 100 ft away. The area I moved them from had a few thousand bees flying around pissed off.

    Will the find their way over, or did I just kill them all?
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    3d printing comb

    Has anyone thought about 3d printing honey comb onto their frames? PLA is made from sugar & has a sweet smell, so I thought it may work well.
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    Re: Charge for placing a hive at someone's garden?

    Really it depends on your goals, and time.

    If you want to just expand a few more hives, and it is fairly close to home, put a couple more out. I would come up with some type of simple written...
  10. Re: How do I not throw swarm and not grow apiary

    Keep adding supers, and mix in undrawn frames, keep them busy drawing out frames, filling them, and give them lots of room
  11. Michigan residents loose right to beehives and back yard chickens

    http://wisemindhealthybody.com/michigan-loses-right-farm-week-farewell-backyard-chickens-beekeepers/
  12. Re: Installed 3 hives yesterday-in drizzle! Not all bees have went in, ???

    heck ya, that is what I did last year
  13. Stupid ? Where do you put 1000 hives in the summer?

    Fo you you big boys out there, how do you find safe places to put 1000 hives in the summer?

    How many hives to a good location? Are there that many landowners out there that will let you places...
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    Re: Another bee kill from spraying?

    So what there an outcome to this story?
  15. Bottled up my first 50 lbs of honey last night

    Last year our first hive produced a ton of honey, but I left it all on to make sure they got through the winter.

    We harvested & bottled up our first 50 lbs last night, it was a great experience.
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    Bee Yard Rental, and hives per yard

    I am looking for another location for a bee yard. No one is going to just let me put 20-30 hives up for free with open access.

    So what do you pay for bee yard rent in a good location?

    How many...
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    Excited to start year number two

    Looking forward to starting my second year of beekeeping.

    Year one had its ups & downs.

    Started with two packages, package one did incredible, package two lost its queen right away and never...
  18. Is it too soon to start feeding pollen in Iowa?

    Should I start feeding pollen now to get the queen laying?

    Weather is supposed to be in 40's here on out.
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    Re: Knockout roses and Rosa rugosa

    you can buy the rosa rugosa online at nursery. It hasnt been sold as much lately as it is considered an invasive plant that spreads & grows very quickly.
  20. Re: How late this fall will the be making honey? (Iowa)

    Thanks

    But how late into the fall will they keep bringing it in?
  21. How late this fall will the be making honey? (Iowa)

    My first hive is doing great. Right now it has 3 deeps, and 2 shallows. The shallows are 70%+ full of honey.

    How long will they go, should I plan on adding another shallow super?

    I wanted to...
  22. Re: Tale of two hives. What should I do with struggling one?

    There was a mix of capped brood, larvae, and eggs when I added it in.

    Checked it today and there are a couple of frames with solid capped brood about 5 inches or so across, so she is getting...
  23. Drew out and filled deep super in 2+ weeks. Is this typical?

    About two weeks ago (bad a record keeping) I check my good hive and both deep supers were completely packed, so I added a third deep super.

    Worried that I added one too quickly, I checked it...
  24. Re: Tale of two hives. What should I do with struggling one?

    Yes, there several frames they havent even drawn out yet.

    Will the bring in enough honey to get them through the harsh Iowa winter?
  25. Tale of two hives. What should I do with struggling one?

    This is my first year bee keeping.

    I started out with two hives and received two packages in May. I could tell right away there was a difference by how much action was occurring outside each...
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