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    Re: Give me my bees back! Any ideas?

    Now that is a NICE swarm bucket setup!!!!
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    What would you advise??

    Ok, I need some opinions. Things in our area have been blooming for some time and spring is moving along. The bees have NOT yet arrived. They MAY arrive in about 4 days. Question- Is it best to...
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    Re: Anybody still waiting for packages?

    It looks like they may arrive on Monday of next week, and the weather and conditions could not be better. Now if I do not screw up---
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    Re: Bees on inner cover

    If you have the recessed side down for the summer, then do you have the recessed side up for the winter??
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    Re: Hot&dry in northwest oklahoma

    Sounds like about the only thing you can do. Boy the quail down there sure have taken a big hit. I doubt there are many of them left. I hope they and your bees make it through. We are in southern...
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    Re: Working naked!!!???

    OK, but you are not working with animals, bees are a INSECT. But if you do it, please do NOT post pictures!!!!
  7. Re: What do you use for smoker fuel? Any tips on keeping it lit?

    Another one that uses dry pine needles, I have a unlimited supply. Light it and put a wad of cotton fiber on top. Goes until it is burned up.
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    Re: Don't forget to zip your veil

    I bet you can NOT whistle!!:D
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    Re: Hello, I'm Rick, and I kill Bees

    Why not just put on a set of headlights and mow at night when they are all tucked into their hives??
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    Re: Why is the honey Clear?

    I am betting on sugar syrup, but as fred mentioned, you can tell for sure by the taste.
  11. Thread: Beekeeping

    by strider
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    Re: Beekeeping

    No data to back it up, but it seems I see more local beekeepers selling honey at fleamarkets, farmers markets etc. each year. Does that mean it is growing? At the same time how many hobby...
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    Re: Very first package install.

    It loaded fine for me. It looks like you did your homework, did very well, have a very nice looking setup with good art work. Keep having fun and enjoy the bees.
  13. Thread: Where they go?

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    Re: Where they go?

    Did the bees from hive A just go next door to join the bees in hive B??
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    Re: Value of blueberries as forage

    Bees do use blueberries but most of the pollination of the northern wild blueberries is carried out by smaller insects such as nats. As for the commerical blueberries down south I have no idea.
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    Re: Help with making syrup to feed my bees!?

    Don't worry about your foam feeders. They work fine. We use several of them and the bees love them, and when they start using a lot of syrup, you will appreciate the size of the feeder.
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    Re: Glyphosate/Round Up

    We use this type product on our property with good success and no harm to our bees. However we are careful not to spray bad plants that are flowering just in case bees may be attracted to them. ...
  17. Thread: Forage map

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    Re: Forage map

    VERY interesting, thanks for passing that along.
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    Re: First time bee survey

    Did two installs last tues. the 17th. Took one hit on the wrist. Anoying, a tender area. I never have worn gloves on a install, but if it happens much more, I might start.
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    Re: will they survive?

    Thanks for the replies, I will worry a little less now. I am feeding with a foam top feeder.
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    will they survive?

    So we have two new 3 lb. boxes of bees, hived up and clustering on plastic frames. The high temps the next 4 days range from 47 to 57. The over night lows range from 29 tonight to 40 degrees 3...
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    Install packages or wait?

    So two three pound packages of bees will be here, they will be hived on wax coated plastic foundation. The problem is the night time temps will be around 33 and the day time high about 50. It will...
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