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    Re: Fall flow not happening in Midwest?

    I am seeing the same thing just south of you. The ditches and field edges are full of forage, buth the bees are just sitting tight. I think the drop in temperature is one part of equation. Even in...
  2. Thread: MAQS question

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    Re: MAQS question

    I think you had too much ventilation.
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    Re: bee pond a mosquito haven

    Toss some pool shock in there every once in a while. The bees will like it better.
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    Re: Giant Asian Hornet

    Looks like a cicada killer.
  5. Re: Question on uncapped syrup/honey frames from last season

    You could sling it out if it is fermented, either with an extractor or by hand.
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    Re: They got the runs...

    Same thing here. They have been holding it for a month and a half so hopefully not too serious.
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    Re: Why do you keep bees?

    A fool and his money are soon parted? Actually, I started because I got an old complete hive out of the rafters in my grandfather's garage when he passed. I like self-sufficiency and producing...
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    Re: Anyone tried Eco Bee box?

    Interesting idea. Their boxes look to be about twice as expensive as regular wooden ware, though.
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    Re: Minor wants bees how to negate liability?

    Sell to the parents. Minors are unable to contract.
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    Re: Worst place you been stung.

    Twice in the same eye. Swole shut.
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    Re: Jesus agrees with Michael Palmer

    The weak(hive) shall inherit the earth.
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    Re: What do you fasten your boxes with?

    I've done nails but they tend to back out with time. Screws are great but take a lot of time. I just put 9 deeps together with 1-5/8" narrow crown staples and am glad others have had success with...
  13. Re: using unbleached flour as a pollen substitute ?

    Ive never heard of it. If it works let me know. Im always looking for a cheaper alturnative.
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    Re: A sting might have saved my life (true story)

    Great medmal suit. Probably worth $200k. Too bad I'm not licensed in Tennessee.
  15. Re: City Ordinance - Input on if bees are legal or not

    This^^. That being said, as long as you don't get to big or blatant and you are probably ok.
  16. Thread: Emergen-c

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    Emergen-c

    I was out of vitamin c and i grabbed a pack of emergen-c and threw it in a gallon and a quarter of 3-2. Any problem? Here are the ingredients.
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    Re: Central Indiana GoldenrodBlooming

    Im in martinsville. Can we geta shot of rain plz. Goldenrod looks like it is about to do something here, but nowater and ill have to feed.
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    Re: dust from soybean harvest

    Planting dust maybe. Harvesting dust no.
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    Swarm supersidure or what?

    Went to lay maqs on my hives today. One of my hives that has been strong had a dzn queen cells including mid frame. Several solid frames of capped brood but no new eggs. Decent room and stores. Any...
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    Bee article on CNN

    I don't agree but here you go.
    http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/02/opinion/flottum-bees-death/index.html?hpt=us_t3
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    Re: Juniper hive bodies

    It would probably require a special design since about the widest lumber you can find is about 6". Cedar is used however.
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    Re: Do any of you feed to help them build cone?

    This link might help. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honey_Cone
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    Re: Bees with no abdomen

    Dragonflies are known to catch bees in flight, eat just the abdomin and drop the rest.
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    Re: backfilling brood nest or filling supers?

    I find that they will move into the undrawn super readily if you put a frame of brood up there.
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    Re: beeswax fuel for backpacker alcohol stove

    The news today said camp stoves are ok.

    http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2012/04/22/surprising-things-can-take-on-plane/?intcmp=features
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