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    Re: Where to buy bulk seed for bees?

    LeonardS,
    I use MFA, it is a farm supplier / grain / fuel company. They have bulk seed on hand and have special ordered some seed for me in the past.
    My real reason for responding is, do a soil...
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    Re: Cut out under house: looking for input

    Sounds like a successful cut out. The only follow up I would cover is making sure the space they used is completely filled with insulation so the next swarm coming by doesn't move into the same...
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    Re: Reversing

    Another vote for Barry's answer. I think the main reason for reversing is to get the brood back into the lower super and give them room above to reduce swarm tendancy.
    Just my .02.
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    Re: Why do bees like my wood lot?

    I had a warm day in January and my bees were all over a fresh mulch pile. The pile was hackberry and chipped green just days before. I was chipping red cedar that day and only a few bees would get...
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    Re: BTKS from Missouri, New to BeeSource

    Thanks all:
    treebee: I'm about an hour east of St. Joseph
    brooksbeefarm: North central MO. We plan on handling the basics: woodwear, clothing, hive equipment, feeders, some basic meds. We try to...
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    Re: planting for bees, and the deer

    I have recently planted both Durana and Patriot white clover on the pastures around my hives. Both are considered excellent forage for livestock and wildlife / deer. I have also incorporated yellow...
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    Re: My DIY Observation Hive

    Considering making an OH. Thanks for posting this one. It looks simple and relatively inexpensive. You did a nice job on the construction and installation. I really like the flex tubing for some...
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    BTKS from Missouri, New to BeeSource

    Hello,
    I am a third year beekeeper and hopefully opening a bee supply business in the near future. My wife will head up the business side while I intend to stay mostly in the apiary or even better...
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