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    Re: How many species?

    Yes, I think the way it goes in general is if the two animals can produce fertile offspring then they are technically the same species.
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    Re: Benefits of yellowjackets

    I usually just leave a half empty PBR laying around somewhere...by accident. ;)
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    Re: Benefits of yellowjackets

    I've noticed a lot of yellow jackets around my hives this year, probably in part from feeding above the inner cover. It looked to me that they can stand slightly cooler temps than the honeybees,...
  4. Re: Not in it for the honey, but for the bees.

    I consider honey a sort of positive by-product of beekeeping. I just really like bees. My approach is also more hand's off than some other beekeepers. Bees have been around a lot longer than people...
  5. Re: Fondant - can this go straight on to the hive or does it need wrapping pls?

    I've got a buddy that has modified inner cover/tops that he just pours fondant into, it sticks to the wooden top/bottom and the bees feed on it all winter.
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    Re: Funny Smell???

    My bees hit goldenrod pretty heavy at the end of the season. I can sometimes smell it from 40+ feet away.
  7. Re: Wanting an opinion on a reasonable number of hives to learn the business with

    Personally, I'd suggest getting two to four hives with no expectations regarding making any money. Do it just to enjoy the bees, if you find you love it and are good at it, then think about...
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    Re: Problem with fondant

    I thought powdered sugar wasn't good for bees, maybe I'm mistaken. I ended up pouring granulated sugar on the top and sticking it in the freezer. The granulated sugar helped absorb the extra water...
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    Problem with fondant

    Hi everyone,
    I messed up some fondant. I think I took too long to bring it to a boil and then didn't boil it long enough. The result is a clear sticky semi-solid about the consistency of very...
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    Bee Swarm video

    Here's a quick vid of a swarm I had last week.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8JSrqIWa2s
  11. Thread: Ukuleles

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    ukulele bluegrass

    You guys want to hear some good ukulele bluegrass,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kyI2WO0Cj4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQuG8Y2jf-0

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQpS_tNiu6I

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  12. Thread: Ukuleles

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    el' Tim

    The 60's was a low point for the ukulele.It's weird that people remember Tiny Tim so much when he wasn't a quality ukulele player by any stretch.George Harrison was a huge uke fan and wrote alot of...
  13. Thread: Ukuleles

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    Hoosierhiver on Youtube

    I think you'll get a kick out of this one.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGDyz095E5k

    Thanks for the support.
  14. Thread: Ukuleles

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    Ukuleles

    Hi everybody,
    I've been away from this forum for awhile,but still keep alot of bees.My latest passion is ukuleles and I've started my own business.Have a look.

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    the hive will usually keep a few drones around in...

    the hive will usually keep a few drones around in the winter in case of a queen death,then there will be a chance of the hive surviving,amazing isn't it.
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    i've got a trick for you,put a medium super with...

    i've got a trick for you,put a medium super with shallow frames above your 2nd deep,the bees will build out burr comb there and the queen will lay drones in it.you can then easily scrape it off...
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    the dwindling numbers may be from tracheal mites

    the dwindling numbers may be from tracheal mites
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    i've heard of putting a little bacon on your...

    i've heard of putting a little bacon on your wire,they get that shock in the mouth and don't want to come back.
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    i consider my dog about as good as they get,she's...

    i consider my dog about as good as they get,she's smart,loyal,good guard dog,tuff,good tempered.she's 1/2 great pyrenesse and 1/2 golden retriever,got her from the pound.
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    not real familiar with your area,but i might...

    not real familiar with your area,but i might guess witchhazel,i've seen it blooming in december.
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    2000!

    2000!
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    i agree with mountain camp,a few lbs of sugar is...

    i agree with mountain camp,a few lbs of sugar is worth the investment,i've seen them store it in cells near the cluster, this could be critical during a severe cold snap.
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    i'm still using this technique,it works well,i've...

    i'm still using this technique,it works well,i've found that if i put an inrie shim above the inner cover,i can fit 4-5 lbs. of sugar in there.the sugar also seems to absorb alot of moisture in the...
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    sit a 1/4 full can or bottle of beer near by,the...

    sit a 1/4 full can or bottle of beer near by,the yellow jackets will drown themselves,but the bees won't be interested init.
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    i've found it pretty easy to grow.

    i've found it pretty easy to grow.
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