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    That all said, thank you all. I'll just have to...

    That all said, thank you all. I'll just have to wait until spring and see what's what.

    ---elvin
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    what sort of numbers should i be looking at for a...

    what sort of numbers should i be looking at for a wintering hive of Italians? and for Russians?

    seems as tho my hives are on the small side right now? then again i'm just not sure what i am...
  3. Thread: Medicinal Honey

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    "...but who's gonna go around with a patch of...

    "...but who's gonna go around with a patch of honey on his arm?"

    we go around with all other sorts of sticky ointments patched on us all the time, what's the difference if it's honey?
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    In the case of two queens, one above and one...

    In the case of two queens, one above and one below the excluder... if you split the hive do you need to move the split a few miles away... or in this case can you leave them in the same yard?
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    dean--- i had the same thing happen with one...

    dean---

    i had the same thing happen with one of my new packages this spring. It was after a three day cold spell, and it apears as though the cluster could not make it to stores or feed and some...
  6. Thread: Drone survival

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    Dee--- correct me if i am wrong, but i thought...

    Dee---

    correct me if i am wrong, but i thought that the drones got booted out of the hive in the fall by the workers, so as none contributing bees would not be using up honey stores in the winter....
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    Thank You both for the information. I thought...

    Thank You both for the information. I thought all was lost from last years comb.

    cheers,
    elvin.
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    To add to Bryan's post, I too am curious about...

    To add to Bryan's post,

    I too am curious about last year's stored comb that has mold growing on it?? Would it be ok to put this is the hive for the bees to clean up, or should it be culled and...
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