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    Re: Question about pollen patties

    Hi Neighbor,

    Yes indeed crummy days ahead. Just came back from SW Iowa. Bought some
    natural honey and pollen there. Hold your hand out,I will give you some.
    : )

    Ray
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    Re: Question about pollen patties

    Thanks for the information and comments. I too wasn't sure if I should give them a pattie as a boost. The thing is the weather in Chicago has been
    changing very often. After 40F rainy days last...
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    Re: How do you handle hornets

    They can get really bad. Yellow jackets even have tried to enter the hive
    almost mimicing the bees in their approach.I've witnessed them make away with a new bee too. I have placed hornet traps and...
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    Re: Question about pollen patties

    Hi,

    I'm in Illinois and the bees are bringing in a little bit of pollen still. They have been taking sugar syrup about 10 ounces every 2 days. If I want them to
    leave the honey stores for the...
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    Re: Book/Reading recommendations?/

    I agree. Great book. Great conclusions on decline in honeybees.Once you pick it up you just want to keep reading it.

    ray
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    Re: Moisture in the Hive

    Thanks, those suggestions all sound Great! Checked the hive this morning
    no moisture. Just put 4, 1/8 inch shimes centered on each side and on top edge of inner cover. Then I cut a piece of foam...
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    Re: Moisture in the Hive

    Thanks Danno. Sounds like a great idea. Just did a quick check a few minutes ago. Since I put those shims between the two covers yesterday a lot less moisture present today.Just saw an ad for a...
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    Moisture in the Hive

    Hello Everyone. This is the my first year in going through a Midwestern winter with my hive. Due to the fluctuating temperatures this fall a great deal of moisture is forming under the outercover and...
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    Re: 3 Months into Beekeeping

    Ken,

    What a great video. I was thinking about doing some video,maybe trying
    to film inside the hive with something I saw on ebay.
    I hope that the bees got the suggestion and are leaving the...
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    Re: 3 Months into Beekeeping

    Hi Ken,

    Well the bees were very active today. I just added a medium super
    2 weeks ago. I inspected the hive this morning. The colony has sealed up the
    innner cover with propolis. I separated...
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    3 Months into Beekeeping

    Just wanted to say "Hello" to everyone. I have one hive that I started from packaged bee from Georgia. They are progressing well, dispite all the rain we have been having in the Chicagoland area. I...
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