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    Re: You know you're a new beekeeper when....

    Extract honey on your Daughters wedding day first.
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    Re: It comes around...(a must read)

    I have tended bees for these Catholic Nuns for 3 years now, they are very happy because they don't have to buy sugar anymore. Last month I found out that for Christmas I will receive a oil painting...
  3. Thread: Color of honey

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    Re: Color of honey

    It all depends on the forgers, what they go and get. Bees will go up to 8 miles and even more to get the crop, but it is what is locally available. I extract honey for a charity group that lives 10...
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    Re: First tree cut out

    Yes when it starts to get dark I start on the cut out. 98% of the bees are back for the night. The rest will come the next day, for those I leave a 5 frame cardboard box with 4 frames to go into.
    I...
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    Re: First tree cut out

    I did a cutout 2 weeks ago and checked them today and all the comb I rubber banded in was secured by the bees to the frames and they started to chew thru the rubber bands and snapping them off. I...
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    Re: Hello from Illinois!

    Welcome Nick ! Enjoy the new hobby! it is fun and rewarding.
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    Re: Hello from Sweden

    Welcome ! wishing you good luck with your new hobby!! It is a lot of fun.
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    Re: Is it illegal to kill honeybees?

    It is illegal for exterminators to kill honey bees. This I heard from a exterminator here in Illinois.
    That is why I get calls from homeowners to do cutouts in their homes!
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    Re: Actual weight of 3 lb. package

    I don't care so much about the exact weight, I for one order a 3 lb. package and know that the bees I wanted I got. It is all about the bee you want and be happy with their results.
    It is hard to...
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    Re: Cutout cut throats

    I explain the entire procedure to the customer, from start to finish. Than when I come to start the cutout I give the customer a jar of honey, they love the idea of saving the honey bee.
    I ask them...
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    Re: Cut out 6-24-2012

    The ceiling joists ended near the wall not allowing a bigger opening, I am a carpenter by trade!
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    Cut out 6-24-2012

    Complete cut out on Monday. 8 1/2 lbs of bees, filled 10 frames of brood 12" high.
    This was a difficult one because I only had a 7" x 14" of opening space to work with in the ceiling.
    This was a...
  13. Re: Really need the 'right' answers after neighbor beekeeper checked over my bees tod

    I myself use a 12" brood box, Q/E, and 3-6 suppers on top, with a gable roof, it shortens the time for them to get the water out of the honey.
  14. Re: Insect killer for garden plants that is organic and safe for bees.

    I always use dish soap, the one that liquid that you wash by hand. about 1/2 cup to a gallon of water. spray it on the leaves only not on any flowers. it gives the leaf eating insects the runs and...
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    Re: Table saw recommendations

    At the shop I use heavy duty equipment. at home I use a RIGID 10" direct drive table saw,
    it tilts the right way, has a great locking fence, 110 volt. miter it comes with is great.
    its the middle...
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    Re: Beekeeping in Poland

    I have been there and seen the inside of them. They are a double deep aprox. 18" x 18" and about 24" high. most of beeks in Poland don't have a problem with transport of bees on trailer of that kind...
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    Re: 2011 Honey Prices

    17.00 quart
    9.00 1/2 quart
    Raw local honey is best and sometimes hard to get.
    I sell it for that price to a store and they make a profit of additional 50-60 %
    and they make their own label.
  18. Re: Beekeeper Certification Hillsborough County FL

    It's the public that should be educated on benefits of having bees in the area.
    #1 The benefits of pollination by the honey bee.
  19. Re: robbing question ,, how can i tell if my hives is being robbed?

    Check for Queen and brood in the hive. No queen no brood you are being robbed.
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    Re: After full inspection today.........

    Chances are that your hive is being robbed at this time, the robbers from other hive come and kill or chase out the queen and rob honey, check for that.
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    Re: My nucs were robbed

    I would not trust a float on sugar water or anything else, they will drown, unless you do a reverse float screen. cut styrofoam to the exact inside size less 1/8 of an inch of the bucket, then cut...
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    Re: How would you respond to this?

    Why do the P.E.T.A. people drive cars ( they should only walk ), live in constructed homes ( should live in naturally made caves ) write on paper ( should use birch bark instead of paper and coal for...
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    Re: How often should I open my hive

    I go into mine once a week, as it only takes my bees one week to fill a supper with honey.
    Give the at least 3 days between inspection, if you visit them every 3-7 days they get to
    the point that...
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    Re: Dadant - need to be patient?

    I was at their store once and will not go there again. ( Watertown , Wisconsin Location )
    As I walked in the Lady and Gentleman that was working in there at that time gave me a look
    like "WHAT...
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    Re: Why are supers added only when needed?

    If you ever did a cut out of bees you might notice that bees pick all sorts of spots, I just finished 2 cut outs and the first was in a very small area aprox. 5" x 5 1/2 " x 48" and the colony was...
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