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  1. Thread: Russian Bees

    by Jeff Bush
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    Russian Bees

    I am located in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota and am trying to find a source for Russian Bees. Does anyone know of a supplier that carries them in Minnesota or will ship to Minnesota?
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  2. Re: Using ascorbic acid to bring pH level down in sugar water

    JW,

    How much Vit. c or vinegar do you add to a gallon of sugar water?
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    Re: mini queen holding cages at work

    That would work as well, just is thicker and would damage more cone and may not hold as well due to added wt. If you did teeth on the bottom, would want to make sure they are not large enough that...
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    Re: mini queen holding cages at work

    The only modification that immediately comes to mind to address the issues you had, would to cut a small strip of aluminum flashing to form a ring slightly larger then your mini queen cage, that...
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    Re: mini queen holding cages at work

    I hadn't heard how things had turned out. Were you successful?
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    Hive building slowly,.

    I have a hive that is not building very rapidly and I am currently trying to decide what if anything I need to do. We have only had a couple of weeks of weather that even approaches a normal spring...
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    Re: Liquid Benedryl--How Much To Take?

    I agree with many of the other replies. While I am a DVM and not an MD, the same thing apply. Remember, there are different forms of hypersensitivity (allergic reactions). While anaphylaxis is...
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    Re: 8 frame vs 10 frame: and....go!

    I started with 8 frame and am slowly switching over to 10 frame now. Reasons are primarily because of the increased amount of equipment you need (more boxes for the same number of frames). I...
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    Re: Lack of Brood

    Thanks for the advise.
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    Lack of Brood

    Yesterday spring finally arrived in MN after a very prolonged winter and delayed spring. Not only did we break 60 degrees for the first time since last Oct./Nov. we actually made it to 70. This,...
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    Re: mini queen holding cages at work

    Thanks for the info. Make sure to let us know how thinks turned out in 8 or 9 days.
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    Re: mini queen holding cages at work

    Are those home made mini cages? If this works it's a great idea. Is this the first time you capped them this early.
  13. Re: such a slowwwww colllllld start this spring :(

    If it makes you feel any better, we are having the winter that never ends in MN. Received 5 inches of new snow yesterday evening. Have yet to see a 60 degree day and last I heard, the temps only...
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    Re: Golden Mean Hive from Backyardhives

    I was looking on the Top Bar Site to get some information on bar width for the hive he built from looking at pictures. I have traditional Lang. hives but am impressed by the look of your hive and...
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    Re: I think I need to give up on bee keeping.

    If you are real concerned take Benadryl or the oral prednisone about an hour before you work your bees the next time. If it is on board prior to being stung, you are much less likely to have any...
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    Re: What plant is this?

    Not a 100% sure but flowers look like wild mustard.
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    Re: Installing bees in bad weather

    James Tew has a Youtube video where he shows a modified way of installing a package in cool, rainy weather. Go to youtube videos and look up onetewbees. It should come up.
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    Bee Brief Nucs

    I would like to start trying to rear some queens this year and am looking for options to use a mating nucs. In addition, I would like something that the new queens can be left in for a while. I...
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