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    You could, but there are probably better ways....

    You could, but there are probably better ways. For some strange reason everytime I even *think* about robbing a stray frame guard bees come a thumping and I don't even need to be standing near the...
  2. Thread: Mimosa Tree

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    Cool. I was wondering the same thing as they are...

    Cool. I was wondering the same thing as they are starting to bloom around here too. Great photos, btw, thanks for posting them. And I love the pic of your "helpers". ...
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    Second that about the lids, they blow right off...

    Second that about the lids, they blow right off unless they're weighed down with rocks or something. No experience with the hive bodies, so I can't help you there.

    (When I unpacked my backup...
  4. They'd worked nine of ten frames of a single...

    They'd worked nine of ten frames of a single deep.

    I like the idea of splitting them again. I think I'll wait a couple of days (to let all the swelling go down) and then do that.

    Thanks,...
  5. On May 4th I split my existing hive and gave one...

    On May 4th I split my existing hive and gave one half a new Russian queen that I'd banked in a nuc for a week. I gave them one shallow super and decided to leave them to their own devices for a...
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    Yeah, Michael, I know there's other sources out...

    Yeah, Michael, I know there's other sources out there but I'd like to get the one I'd *paid* for. I bought it a month ago and didn't hear anything for three weeks. It turns out they were selling...
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    I don't exactly blame Betterbee, they're dealing...

    I don't exactly blame Betterbee, they're dealing with a contractor (in this case an apiary in Alabama according to the receipt they sent me last week) and it caught them as flatfooted as anybody, but...
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    I was supposed to get two packages of Italian...

    I was supposed to get two packages of Italian bees from Betterbee shipping on or around May 1st. So I got antsy and called them this afternoon and the rep says "Sorry. The apiary called Friday and...
  9. Thread: buttermilk

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    Buttermilk. Love it. Husband thinks it's gross,...

    Buttermilk. Love it. Husband thinks it's gross, but he admits that it's useful in cooking. Still, I miss the kind that actually has little chunks of butter in it. I think Knudsen's did, but that's a...
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    It's funny, Terri sees lack of common sense, I...

    It's funny, Terri sees lack of common sense, I see lack of personal responsibility and someone who wants everyone else to do something about what she perceives as a problem.

    I don't like doctors....
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    I would add if you've been away from beekeeping...

    I would add if you've been away from beekeeping for more than five years pretend you're a "newbee" and adjust your thinking accordingly. I can't believe the number of things that are different now...
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    I've switched from smoker to essential oil (faux...

    I've switched from smoker to essential oil (faux honey bee healthy) and sugar water in a spray bottle this season with great success.

    When I do use a smoker I fuel it with plain canvas. Stuffed...
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    Thanks guys. I think I'm right on track. Kind of...

    Thanks guys. I think I'm right on track. Kind of wish now I'd ordered 4 instead of 2 nuc set ups, but there's always time to do that after I receive the ones already on order.

    Bees are my...
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    How much spare equipment do you keep on hand? Is...

    How much spare equipment do you keep on hand? Is there a ratio of hives to spare hive bodies, bottom boards and covers?

    When I purchased my first set up last year I optimistically included a spare...
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    Thanks for the replies. I've looked at the...

    Thanks for the replies. I've looked at the on-line excerpts offered by both but both publishers are terrible teases. My local library is both tiny and underfunded so that wasn't really ever an...
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    I'm entering my sophmore year of beekeeping here...

    I'm entering my sophmore year of beekeeping here in TN. I kept bees before years ago and alot has changed! So I'm looking at the online issues of American Bee Journal and Bee Culture and trying to...
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