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    I agree, shipping will kill you, Betterbee had...

    I agree, shipping will kill you, Betterbee had great shipping prices to PA, a lot on back order though, took a while and still waiting for some frames. Nice people to deal with and willing to work...
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    Nothing anyone syas to me offends me, I'm here to...

    Nothing anyone syas to me offends me, I'm here to throw things into the wind that I think of from the reading I do. Lets face it, I don't even have my first hive going, what do I know. I just have...
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    Thats the thing, it is toxic to the bees yet we...

    Thats the thing, it is toxic to the bees yet we treat them for mites with it. So even in treating the bees it has to be toxic to them at a certain level wouldn't you think. Just like cancer treatment...
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    Your right!! that will look very nice, what the...

    Your right!! that will look very nice, what the hey, we landscape our yards don't we. It's just a thought. I know they say that the feral colonies, what's left, have a better tolerance, so what could...
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    Right now everyone here thinks the new guy is...

    Right now everyone here thinks the new guy is crazy....they all did when I said you could solve the energy crisis with human waste....99.9 percent efficient fuel. I saw a farmer out west heats his...
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    I wasn't goin to dry it, I mean, plant some...

    I wasn't goin to dry it, I mean, plant some around the hives for the bees to use, maybee the small amounts in them will kill the mites when they feed on the bees.
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    Varroa and flowers

    I'm wondering, in my reading on mite treatment it seems that, and maybe I'm way off, that the main ingrediant found in a Apistan is Fluvalinate, a synthetic form of Pyrethrum called Pyrethroid. The...
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    Very interesting indeed!! I'm thinking maybee the...

    Very interesting indeed!! I'm thinking maybee the one I found one that made it a year, as I said, it was big. Oh, and thanks for the 5 lures on eb yesterday, can't wait to try them.

    Done with my...
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    I know it sounds big, it was huge!!! anyway, so...

    I know it sounds big, it was huge!!! anyway, so is this a swarm that just kind of settles where it lands?? is this common?? why would they build right out in the open like that?? anyone??
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    These are the bees

    This is the same kind of hive I found, except at least 4 times the size of the one in the video. Out in the open like this one though.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xRtH2LO7vY
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    Sorry about the Ross thing Mike, thanks for all...

    Sorry about the Ross thing Mike, thanks for all your help guys, I'm gonna give it a shot!
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    I guess on a brand new hive I should start with...

    I guess on a brand new hive I should start with at least starter strips on some frames?? what do you think?? can you start a brand new hive foundationless??
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    Just to sum up....I get a lot of bees in my yard...

    Just to sum up....I get a lot of bees in my yard in the spring, does this mean that I have a good chance of trapping a swarm using the right stuff. I'm just going by what we've talked about as far as...
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    Ross, are you saying that just a 45 degree cut...

    Ross, are you saying that just a 45 degree cut should start them going, no wax or anyhting on the frame?
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    How long do they live?

    Just wondering, what is the average life of a bee? I'm just wondering what and how the population of the hive is controlled. How does it keep from beeing in the 100's of thousands? or is that why...
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    I understand and I thank you for the replies, I...

    I understand and I thank you for the replies, I do see, in my PA house, maybee a 1/2 to 3/4 of mile down the road about six hives in a field. I haven't seen the people who own the property but...
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    Thank you soo much for all your replies, I will...

    Thank you soo much for all your replies, I will be using starter strips and see how it goes. From what I've heard here it should work fine.

    Thanks again!!
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    we see temps below zero, that's for sure. About...

    we see temps below zero, that's for sure. About the bee keepers in the area, how far will a swarm go to find a place to build a hive?? When I say in the area I mean at least 5 square miles that I...
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    Foundationless

    I'm wondering how many of you are doing this?? I read Mr. Bush's article on his site and I like the idea, I'm gonna try it by cutting strips of peirco foundation and using a wedge frame with maybee...
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    couldn't edit: I know that there are no known bee...

    couldn't edit: I know that there are no known bee keepers in the area and as I said, this hive was out in the open, not in a tree or house or anything, built on the outsid of a small tree.
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    I guess my question is: are there "American...

    I guess my question is: are there "American Bees"? The hive I found was big and it was about 3 feet off the ground and maybee 6ft. tall and 4ft. wide with a ton of comb right in the open. The bees...
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    What kind of bees?? These kind of bees

    I'm very, very new to this and everyone talks about Italian and Russian Queens and so forth. My question is, when I find a wild hive like the monster I found last year in N.J., what kind of bees are...
  23. Thread: Hive size??

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    thanks everyone, I think I'll go with 2 as it was...

    thanks everyone, I think I'll go with 2 as it was in the teens all last week here, wind chill was even worse!!
  24. Thread: Hive size??

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    Hive size??

    I'm just starting out and purchased a new hive. It has one brood body and one medium super. My question is, how come some people have 2-broods and 2-supers and so on. Is my hive big enough to start...
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