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  1. Re: Your opinion please - who is qualified to mentor?

    I'm too am a 4yo beekeeper. Almost everything I have learned I have acquired the same way you - internet, forums, books, etc. But it was a MAJOR struggle for me (the scatterbrained perfectionist)....
  2. Re: Your opinion please - who is qualified to mentor?

    Rusty! My favorite online blogger! How did I miss your reply in here?? I'm going to go read this ASAP. If it's appropriate, I may have to just throw it out there as a "great read" (since all your...
  3. Re: Your opinion please - who is qualified to mentor?

    Thanks, Lee. In answer to your question, hmmm. 4 months later, still not a thing being done for mentoring. I just keep plodding along thinking something will change. I do hear mentions here and there...
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    Re: Not building comb... Why?

    I've not had a lot of problem getting the girls to draw but my friend put a super on in early spring and his bees wouldn't touch the frames. We discussed many possible "maybes" and he did a few...
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    Re: 9 frames in an 8 frame body?

    Some folks in these parts use an extra frame in the brood boxes only. Especially when going eight frame, it gives them "a skosh more room." The tendency in the spring to fill up 8 frames quickly is...
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    Re: A different way to look at honey

    Nice, Max.
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    Re: New beek asking what you would do?

    By accident, my first year (maybe 2nd) as a keep, I hived a swarm from my own colonies. Grew to be an absolutely beautiful hive - just before the drought hit. This was my first drought. The entire...
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    Re: Aggressive hive

    Ditto.

    I have also found that when mine become cantankerous now, "something" is going on. Protective of stores, starving, a skunk, as mentioned above, queenlessness, my perfume (stopped that...
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    Re: Aggressive hive

    Roberto, mine were the same way the first year I got them. I think they came to me queenless in the first place and then swarmed later. It was after the swarm that I noticed I didn't have to hold on...
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    Re: Think I'm gonna show my honey - any tips.

    Me too, Andrew!
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    Re: Think I'm gonna show my honey - any tips.

    EXCELLENT, Michael - this is great. I'll read for sure.


    Mark, they do require labeling, front and back, I believe. Specific only to its position. They don't mandate SIZE of jar but they require...
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    Re: Think I'm gonna show my honey - any tips.

    I wondered about floaties. I'll be sure to check. I've been staring at my honey trying to figure if it's light or dark. I think it's medium! Anyway, this much I do know - they have a light and dark...
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    Think I'm gonna show my honey - any tips.

    Have never shown my honey but would like to. I've found the regulations on where the label goes, jars not to use, etc. Is there any more to it? Our book doesn't even state size of jar. Just that it...
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    Re: Mating flights during a dearth and...

    Thanks for the info, ARB. That helps. Yes, we saw the queen, but I'm thankful for that reminder. Were I alone doing this I might not have considered that. I do remember because we each inspected each...
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    Mating flights during a dearth and...

    In my last inspection of my 5 hives, in a dearth (but recent rains may help), there was tons of worker brood, but there was not a single bit of drone comb in any hive, and drones only in one of them....
  16. Thread: 52 lbs

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    Re: 52 lbs

    I think I missed the point. 5 gallons can be compared to 5 gallons only if they are filled to the same fill line. :lookout:
  17. Thread: 52 lbs

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    Re: 52 lbs

    I am a comparison shopper. I compare the cost (and quality!) to a comparable. A "5 gallon" bucket, whatever it holds, is still being compared to other 5-gallon buckets, or pint jars, or bags of...
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    Re: 7 frames in an 8 frame medium

    Michael, do you shave down plastic frames or do you even use plastic?
  19. Thread: 52 lbs

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    Re: 52 lbs

    Maybe a better tell would be the 17 frames? I've often wondered how much honey by weight a medium frame typically holds... But never looked it up. Haven't gotten to do too much harvesting :( so I...
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    Re: SHB destruction *graphic*

    I haven't tried it, but I talked with someone who said they had success with pool salt. Put a good layer of it around and under the hive. Of course, you bes be sure you don't want ANYthing growing...
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    Poll: Re: Take the pole, queenless or not

    Thanks for clarification. Have read the thread over several sittings. Makes it hard for me to keep up sometimes. :)
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    Poll: Re: Take the pole, queenless or not

    Risk... Of what? AFB?
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    Poll: Re: Take the pole, queenless or not

    :lpf:
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    Poll: Re: Take the pole, queenless or not

    Which says...

    "Treatment: A substance introduced by the beekeeper into the hive with the intent of killing, repelling, or inhibiting a pest or disease afflicting the bees."

    So treatment is Not...
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    Re: Honey gate leaks water - do I care?

    Michael, This one was from Mann Lake.
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