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    Pinch combine or other suggestions?

    5 frame nuc june 8. Five very bad frame nuc now spotted brood pattern always and now seems very spotted, no frames of honey and not building comb and not taking much syrup. Should I pinch the poor...
  2. Re: Inspections without all the squished Bees

    Oh I feel your pain! Try doing it with your hyper-sensitive nine year old daughter! " dad ! Dad! Dad! Oh no dad you killed one whaaaaa!"seriously she's still mad at me from the first time it...
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    Re: Black Honey Bees ??

    My nuc's were very light golden colored this spring, was told they were carnolian hybred? They are becoming blacker and blacker as the season progresses and the drones are black as night and really...
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    Re: Adding Second Brood Box

    Nice!
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    Re: Adding Second Brood Box

    Ten guys, twelve answers! Heard of it too and ware hive principle. Only thing I hear guys complain about is picking up the top box/ disturbing the hive more than they have too? Search ware hive guy...
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    Re: Where to start in Bee Keeping?

    Iam brand new to beekeeping this year and this is what I would do differently if I had to do it over again. I would first find and volunteer to WORK with an established apiary, not a hobby beekeeper...
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    Re: Brood cycle and build up questions

    Good advice! Well done thanks.
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    Brood cycle and build up questions

    New 5 frame nuc June 8. Inclement weather for first 3 weeks. Fed but didn't really take. Larva seen, spotty sealed brood low population in comparison . Basically still a five frame nuc with a little...
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    Re: Online beekeeping courses?

    Sweet! When is enrollment ? If i don't get some help soon I'll give you my empty hives after I kill all these poor bees! Sign me up! Your brothers not that bad! Well kinda bad but probably worth it!
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    Re: Online beekeeping courses?

    The university of Montana's courses look to be the most thorough but they are expensive comparably and they are less available. They are also set up to certify you as a master beekeeper! So all the...
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    Re: Online beekeeping courses?

    Thanks! Read and reading and reading and more reading! I like the scientific mumbo jumbo so thought the university classes would be a bit more vocabulary oriented? Thanks
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    Online beekeeping courses?

    Was thinking of taking a online course or two for fun. Anybody take one they liked? university of Montana ? Penn state? N .C. ? Ohio university? Humbolt state?Thanks for any help charlie
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    I can't see out of my veil!

    Any recommendations on a jacket veil combo that might be easy to see through?! I bought a cheap one and I can't see anything!? What about sheriff they advertise a clearer view? Or do they all kinda...
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    Re: Maxant 1400 ball bearing size?

    My wife's always misplacing my stuff! I work in a machine shop so lots of mystery parts to deal with! Can you measure where the bearing o.d. Lives? Can you measure I.d.? Then you measure it's...
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    Re: Montana beekeepers , questions

    Thanks for the reply! I've allready joined and look forward to meeting local beekeepers! Thanks again
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    Re: Montana beekeepers , questions

    Yeah Iam way behind more a grow to survive thing now I think. Another learning curve to develop! Happy 4 th my friend hope you and the family are enjoying it! Cheers !!
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    Re: Montana beekeepers , questions

    Thanks, sounds good. Just a new guy over thinking things. Anyway I could get some experience with you ? Free labor! Thanks again
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    Montana beekeepers , questions

    I am brand new and have two 5 frame nuc's in eight frame deeps. We live in bozeman , which has had cold and rain all spring, just now it's hot. My questions; are we so far behind that it's just now...
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    Re: The Fat Bee Man

    Ooh wee , I just wish I could give that queen a kiss!! O shot! That one just got me on the leg! O well that's just part of the game! Love it!!!!!
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    Re: Caveat emptor

    Our friends bought two hives with two packages installed on their land they also paid a fee for the beekeeper to manage the hive while they got their ducks in a row. They paid 300 for the bees and...
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    Bee removal ideas

    A elderly woman in our area has asked for help removing a hive from the wall of her home. Apparently the hive is large and over wintered ( she said it was there last year also?) anyway the hive is...
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    Re: What does robbing look like?

    Week nuc, potentially queen less. But after your description , I'd have to say not that bad. Just seemed like some tussling going on and and a loud humm? I talked a local beekeeper into an inspection...
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    Re: Queen supplier recommendation

    Thanks I'll check it out!
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    Queen supplier recommendation

    I was wondering if their where any recommendations,. I live in Montana , so frost hardy lol! Thanks
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    What does robbing look like?

    One hive cool and calm, the other a bit frenetic with a bit of WWE action going on!? Lots of bees hovering at the front door? But they where still carrying pollen in? I don't know? Just curious. I...
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