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    Bee Plants for beginners

    I don't see myself becoming a serious gardener but I find myself more and more curious about what the bees are bringing back into their hives. If you would like a laugh, it wasn't until last year...
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    Re: Pollen sources now in the northeast?

    Thanks for the excellent resource. Not to add noise to this, but last week in Wisconsin I noticed my 2nd year hives bringing in a pale yellow pollen so our season must be just about to start up.
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    by Gus979
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    Horizontal

    I could use some help. I am going into my second year and am still fascinated by honey bees. I plan on expanding my hives from 3 to 7. My brother who also finds them interesting but won't admit he...
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    Re: All is Lost..........

    Schedule a time in the fall for your state inspector to come in. They might have a different keeping practices than you, but they have seen so many hives that they will know what needs to be done. ...
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    How big a problem are mice in the winter?

    I'm eyeballing the mound of dead bees behind my mouse guard and wondering if I should take it down. Maybe just temporarily while temps are temporarily high 30s, low 40s in Milwaukee. I'm worried...
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    Re: installing a package (newbee)

    In my limited opinion, spray

    Maybe someone who knows what they are doing doesn't have to spray...last year was my first install and I wanted to be natural and nice to the bees by not spraying. ...
  7. Re: What is everybody charging for package bees this year

    Ask your local bee club if they are getting a package deal. I got 2 packages this year from the club near me for $65 each for a 2 lb if memory serves, and I ordered in January...not november.
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    Gorilla Aluminum Work Platform

    Thought it would be a good idea to create another thread for this as the other one was from last year and people might dismiss it. Libhart on the last post found this. I just bought it at home...
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    by Gus979
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    Consolidation

    Hello all

    For anyone who was paying attention to all me on my claims i only harvested 50 1 lbs jars of honey this year. Way less than I was expecting, but i learned more about reading how the...
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    Re: 8 frame vs. 10 frame in Midwest?

    As a hobbyist? I think 8 is the way to go. This is my first year and it is kind of annoying seeing my bees build up everything except for the two outermost frames. I went 10 frame thinking I...
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    Re: What's going on with Ultra Breeze?

    My top half suit is also great. Sleeve tightness is lacking but I haven't put myself in a situation where that would be a problem
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    Re: Goldenrod in full bloom

    Smells bad? Yeah but when you sniff the flower it smells fine. Your/my hives smelling like gym socks doesn't mean anything. I was excited to harvest/select goldenrod... I thought it tasted...
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    Keeping Bees with a smile book

    I was curious so I clicked that add link. You can scroll through a few of its pages on its ad page. Just when I thought I had seen every type of beehive- his are pretty cool looking. Its like a...
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    Re: No Honey in Hive

    I installed 2 beehives in milwaukee this year. They were building up like crazy until late june for me and then...nothing. I suspect a flow might be starting up soon because yesterday was the first...
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    Re: Realism and Treatment free beekeeping

    Well said. I probably should stay off bee source whenever I get frustrated. I always let other people pick the colors and design
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    Re: Realism and Treatment free beekeeping

    Yeah, fair enough. Honestly that entered in my head when I clicked post on this. I guess I'm just getting frustrated getting so many conflicting viewpoints, makes me super nervous for whats coming...
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    Realism and Treatment free beekeeping

    Hello

    I am a first year beekeeper. I am foundationless and my bees are from Ray Olivarez 2 lb that I picked up from a beekeeping club. I believe I have excellent forage in my area. I installed...
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    Bee sting therapy, Bumble bees, and wasps

    Figured I would gather my newbeek questions and lump them together to not annoy the regulars with many posts.

    1. My mom has very bad arthritis on her left hand. Assuming I went out and bought an...
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    Re: How long is the goldenrod flow?

    I'll take a picture tomorrow if I can, I don't know too much about flowers.
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    Re: How long is the goldenrod flow?

    Golden rod is still going strong in Wisconsin
  21. Re: Any other newbie getting frustrated with their new hive?

    I hate to be "that guy" since the beginners of this thread are commiserating....but I think that as a newbie your level of frustration comes from A. Who you bought your package/nuc from and B. The...
  22. Re: Nucs only on deep frames, what if I only have medium hive bodies?

    I'm a beginner who bought his 2, 2 lb packages from the local bee club for $65 each. One hive is currently at 5 10 frame medium boxes and the population crowds its bottom board. The other I didn't...
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    Re: Follower boards for the unable

    Good idea- thanks.
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    Follower boards for the unable

    I've seen a few guides to making follower boards and it strikes me that they all require some sort of sawing or staple gunning etc... I am not a handy person. Could I create a follower board by...
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    First Swarm advice

    I successfully hived the swarm yesterday and put in an entrance reducer. I also put on a hive top feeder to make sure that they build up fast for the winter.

    I've noticed that my non-swarm bees...
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