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    Re: Hello from IRAN

    Welcome, Mehdi!

    Even if our governments forbid trading product, we can still trade knowledge, experience, and good will. Maybe in time, things will change. "Bee the change you hope to see in the...
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    Re: Traveling by air with a smoker

    I can't imagine it being a problem. As long as you don't, you know, smoke in flight, you should be OK.

    Never tried it though.
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    Re: Bees in the Hive-Top Feeder

    OK so, I set up a work table about 10 yards from the hive, and proceeded to dig out the comb. I kept an eye out for the queen of course, but never saw her. She's doing a great job in the rest of...
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    Bees in the Hive-Top Feeder

    I'm talking about the underside, the space between the tanks, where they've built a big, long, comb filling the entire space. I asked about this once before, and the responses varied from "Yeah,...
  5. Re: I know, Another 'when to stop feeding question'

    OK, can you explain the difference between "building stores" and "backfilling"?
  6. Re: I know, Another 'when to stop feeding question'

    You're lucky - my new hive takes a gallon every three days. I feel like I'm chained to the kitchen!

    They went through a phase where they stopped taking the syrup - for about a week. Then they...
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    Re: Comb in the Feeder

    I don't see how that would help, since there is still a huge gap between the chambers for the bees to build in.

    Anyway, you all scared me with the idea that the queen might be in there, so I put...
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    Comb in the Feeder

    I have a Mann Lake 2-gallon hive top feeder. The bees really liked it until recently, when they seemed to stop taking syrup. Lots of bloom out there I guess. Anyway, they have built comb all up in...
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    Re: Moldy Inner Cover

    I was actually advised to weatherstrip the top edge of the feeder (I didn't do this), so as to keep the bees from finding a way in though the top, and drowning in the reservoirs.
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    Moldy Inner Cover

    First year beek, installed a package on May 17. We are using a hive-top feeder - the kind with the molded plastic insert which holds about 2 gallons (we never fill it that much). Today I went to...
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    Re: Honor Stand, FINISHED!

    Isn't a brick on top the traditional solution?
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    Re: Apple trees and bees

    I would think that once the flowers drop, the bees will be elsewhere and you could spray the tree.

    It would help if you could identify what insect exactly you are concerned about.
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    Re: Honey in Space ID challenge

    No idea, but PB&H is an old favorite of mine. Add a slice of good sharp cheddar in there, and it's heaven.
  14. Re: damage to comb/big holes/what's up?

    So you're saying, big baseball-sized holes clear through, foundation and comb, on two frames? And those holes weren't there last time you looked? Does the comb at the edge have a ragged appearance...
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    Re: No bees from Watertown Dadant??

    I'm in the same boat, with the same supplier. Every time I drive past all the flowering plums and apples on my street, I want to shout "save some for my bees!" Fortunately, all the cherries (tons...
  16. Re: Your opinion please - who is qualified to mentor?

    Bump - hoping to hear.... what happened?
  17. Re: Your opinion please - who is qualified to mentor?

    I'm a complete newbee myself, but I've seen similar situations in my astronomy club - a collection of people of wide varieties of skills, experience, and interests, with varying commitments of time...
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    Re: Beginner Question: Beehive materials?

    I have no experience building beehives, but I worked in the furniture industry for years and I can tell you that hickory is a BEAR to work with. Nails won't drive, staples collapse, etc. Plus, it...
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    Re: Is there a downside to EZ-Frames?

    I'm pretty sure that was Ringo. :)
    Or are we talking about the Small Hive Beatles??

    Anyway, thanks all for your contributions.
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    Is there a downside to EZ-Frames?

    You know, the all-plastic frames with wax-coated plastic foundation. Is there a good reason to avoid them, or to prefer them over assembling my own traditional wood frames?

    Yes I'm a noob,...
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    Re: The Accidental Beekeeper

    It looks about like this: http://www.petsupplies.com/item/roosting-box/G28150/?srccode=GPPETSUP

    Except taller.


    OK. You make it sound so easy...
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    Re: The Accidental Beekeeper

    OK thanks! "Try to hive them" -- so easy to say, but what is the way? If I had a fully assembled hive for them, do I just set it in the vicinity and hope for the best? Should I take the roost box...
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    The Accidental Beekeeper

    My plan, which has been hatching over the last couple months, was to read a lot, accumulate the necessary equipment, and then start a couple hives next spring. These plans have taken a lurch forward...
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    Re: Northern Illinois Lurker

    Yes, I was in the My Honey store, buying some mead supplies, and talking with the guy about bees. Kinda planted an idea in my head.
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    Northern Illinois Lurker

    Hi, my name is Tom, and I'm an addict (Hi Tom...). Turns out, I'm addicted to hobbies. On the plus side, I'm reasonably good at sticking with them and getting good at it. I'm a homebrewer,...
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