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  1. Re: Does anybody collect vintage or rare Beekeeping equipement ?

    Denis,

    Some of these smokers may date to the 1960's, aluminum smokers were sold as far back as the late 50's. The Aluminum smokers might be of interest to collectors because aluminum burns out...
  2. Re: Packag Bees w/ Minnesota Hygienic Queen Source

    Thanks all,

    Any good source for 'hygienic Italians' will do. I am
    specifically interested in sticking with bees most like
    the Italians and staying away from hybrids and
    other strains.
    ...
  3. Packag Bees w/ Minnesota Hygienic Queen Source

    Can anyone recommend a reliable source
    for package bees with Minnesota Hygienic Queen
    for 2014 ?

    Thanks
    joe
    Pennsylvania
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    Mothers Day - 'The Queen'

    A Mothers Day Article: ‘The Queen’

    These are my favorite book excerpts on the Mother Queen Bee from a few famous authors in Beekeeping.
    From the archives at:...
  5. Re: How much do you charge for swarm removal if you do and what about the one's left

    Ramdino,

    For swarms that have just initiated in a structure, I charge
    at least 300.00 I can get in and out real fast with these
    small colonies. I do not accept difficult removals.

    With...
  6. Re: How much do you charge for swarm removal if you do and what about the one's left

    Hello,

    'Bee Careful' about placing a value to bees which are removed.
    They should be assumed worthless until they are properly assessed.

    * You may not be sure that they were not exposed to...
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    Re: Survivor Bee Experiment?

    America, That may be the case for your area.
    But here in PA, there is no such thing as 'bee deserts',
    tests must be performed based on our habitat which
    includes competition from the local bee...
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    Re: Survivor Bee Experiment?

    Hi Andrew,

    I will be doing a similar experiment next spring.
    The plan is to test 6 feral stock and 6 commercial
    stock.

    The experiment will start with 12 feral colonies
    on 5.1 mm foundation,...
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    Re: Best places for swarm trap

    Hi David,,,

    I would place swarm traps near to large objects
    such as tree trunks, ‘Y’s in tree branches, shed &
    trailer roofs are highly attractive, fence rows,
    old abandon structures and...
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    Re: Who builds their Ohives

    Nice O hive honeyman.

    Heres one I built about 15 years ago,
    http://s113.beta.photobucket.com/user/FeralBeeProject/media/DCP_0206.jpg.html

    I affixed it on a bar stool swivel.
    I can swivel...
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    Re: I've never had a "swarm" like this before

    Hello,

    Open air nests are very fragile and can be difficult
    to move without destroying them. What I do to
    preserve open air nests is to insert a few wood
    skewers through the combs, and give...
  12. Thread: new swarm

    by naturebee
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    Re: new swarm

    Sunnybee,
    Unlike a colony, a swarm can be moved to
    any spot in your yard, during the time of
    capture, or you can wait till dusk,-they
    will re-learn the new location -no need to
    transport them...
  13. Re: Bee swarm/removal calls, what do you ask/tell?

    >How high and location of swarm.

    I add 1/2 the height to the total.
    People cant tell heights,
    so a swarm at 10 feet, is really
    going to be at least 15 feet high.

    I ask several questions to...
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    Re: My Hive Died. Can you help with diagnosis?

    I would say that the colony died from
    starvation, as indicated by the bees
    with the tails exposed from the cells pic.

    This being said, it appears the colony
    'failed to thrive' during the...
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    Re: Mouse in my boxes.

    I have performed this remedy for mice.

    Simply, place a mouse guard on the hive,
    and it will succumb within a few weeks.

    Best Wishes,
    J. Waggle ...
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    Re: Escaping commercial genetics

    It's ok if ferals are from commercial stock. The benefit is that the ferals
    are not being artificially supported. Placing outyards in 'prime bee habitat locations',
    Ie: areas with an abundance of...
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    Consumer Demand / Queen Sales / Trends

    Hello Breeders,

    I am seeking information related to what the
    the current consumer demand is, percentage wise
    for sales of each strain of bee you sell.
    And what trends you might be noticing.
    ...
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    Re: Attempting chemical free beekeeping

    Natural size here in SW Pennsylvania appears to be 5.1 mm, give or take.

    In my area, it appears the bees have developed a level of resistance.
    Bees are doing well without treatments, and...
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    Re: Question for old pros

    With package bees, the bees may not have established
    total commitment to the queen provided, and also, they
    need to learn the location of the hive.

    My bet is that the beekeeper that installed...
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    Re: What would you pay for a swarm?

    <$50.00 for shook bees and up to $100.00 if NUCed or hived.>

    I would agree with the above.

    But understand by paying this fair price, you will
    be establishing good relations with the beekeeper...
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    How do I post a survey?

    Wishing to post a survey.
    How do I do this?

    Thanks
    Joe
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    Re: History Channel

    Not sure that they built bee maniquns in Europe.
    But the Myans did, according to ancient texts
    of Popul Vul which tells of Mayans building
    dummy warriors and filling the heads of gourds
    with...
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    Re: Dave Cushman Passed Away

    I met Dave on the Irishbeekeeping list in 2001, we
    talked many times through the years and it was an
    honor to have known him. Dave was a member of
    my Historical Honeybee Articles list, and an...
  24. Thread: bee stings

    by naturebee
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    Re: bee stings

    Here are 100 Bee Sting Remedies
    http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeod3nx/id10.html

    Best Wishes
    Joe Waggle
    http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/HistoricalHoneybeeArticles/
    "You can keep a bee away from...
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    Re: Philadelphia, PA

    Hello Kofo,

    You ask about history of beekeeping in your area,,,
    If you wish to learn about the history of beekeeping, the book:
    The world history of beekeeping and honey hunting By Eva Crane...
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