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    Re: Chat problems

    These are two free feature rich IRC implementations that open up in the browser and are easy to use. They are perfect for new and experienced users alike. Always nice to see the other fish swimming...
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    Re: Chat problems

    Chat no longer works for me. It's a bummer. I miss the people I've met. I believe it has to do with the fact that the site needs to update it's java chat applet due to security fixes finally patched...
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    Re: Spring feeding question

    Why? Because they will store the sugar in the supers?
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    Re: Neighbors and bee problem

    Your neighbor is always going to be there. It's best to keep that relationship as positive as possible for both your sakes. Your best option would definitely be volunteering to educate them.
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    Re: Show Off Your Observation Hive

    I watched that barrel video, Barrel of Bees. Very nice and unique. That's what this is all about! Any one have any honey display cases?
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    Re: First year harvest

    MG527,

    I got around 20-25lbs my first year (2011). I started with 2 3# packages and didn't have any drawn comb. I did feed my bees sugar in the spring and saved 60lbs each for them during the...
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    Re: Brain Teaser: Hive Stand Principle

    Lol. I like the last couple... But cha know if there's a red button that say don't push it's pretty hard to just leave it alone. Thanks for all the discussion guys.
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    Brain Teaser: Hive Stand Principle

    While the beekeeper may enjoy a hive much closer to the ground, think for a second about your bees. Why might they prefer a home higher off the ground. Food for thought....(ladders are really just...
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    Re: Show Off Your Observation Hive

    I can't wait to see!



    I've seen designs of that brand. They really do look nice! I was thinking something a little more mobile maybe even out of 2x4s.

    Thanks for the post!
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    Show Off Your Observation Hive

    Hi all,

    I was looking at building an observation hive and have had poor luck finding many pictures of the homemade ones.. I've read about ideas and places to buy them, but what I'd really like to...
  11. Re: Telescoping Hive Cover vs Plain Old Migratory Cover

    Thanks for the input fellas. I'll probably do telescoping then even with my top entrance only hives.
  12. Telescoping Hive Cover vs Plain Old Migratory Cover

    Looking through the magazines you see a lot of telescoping hive covers. They may look more elegant and hardy, but do they really provide the bees they cover with any real advantage over a plywood...
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    Re: Langstroth: Top Hive Entrances

    Is there a need for an inner cover??
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    Re: Learning Spring Moisture (the hard way)

    Final Setup
    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/sPwGhLsYjhDecFIj49mSNtMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink
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    Re: Hello from central wisconsin

    Hi Lee,

    I would say after starting with two myself... It would be a very useful tool to have that extra "back up" hive. One of my hives, went queenless in May 2011. To be honest, I probably...
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    Re: Learning Spring Moisture (the hard way)

    I'll share a picture of how it all ended happily ever after in the end tomorrow.

    Thanks for taken a look.
  17. Re: Southwest Minnesota Bee Club: Are you interested?

    Sounds like a plan! I'll have to see what I can find.
  18. Re: New Beekeeper to be. Question regarding Bee Weaver bees and cell size

    Started beekeeping Spring 2012. I got a package of bees from Weavers and they were and still are very well tempered. They pulled out wax on my plastic frames with little to no problem. I'd purchase...
  19. Southwest Minnesota Bee Club: Are you interested?

    I know there is a club close to the cities, but am wondering if I'd bee the only member of the south western bee club hehe.
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    Re: Learning Spring Moisture (the hard way)

    Here's a look at my bad example.

    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/JQKv9yVeFITdt1w5WL96LAJAjAeLwrf3g4Xjl3Jevi8?feat=directlink
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    Re: Langstroth: Top Hive Entrances

    Thank you for the great discussion. I love soaking up whatever experience may help keep my bees safe, warm, healthy and happy!
    Hilreal:The bees in the face don't bother me entirely; I'm still to...
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    Re: Learning Spring Moisture (the hard way)

    Katharina,

    That looks great! You've not only got that nice 4x4, but also a hive stand underneath the bottom board. My own newbee self had just set the bottom board directly onto cinder. No hive...
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    Re: Learning Spring Moisture (the hard way)

    I did put those in too. I also moved the hive to a dryer location. I'm sure any advice like the above would be irrelevant to people who move a lot of bees, but for the hobbyist it may be valuable.
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    Learning Spring Moisture (the hard way)

    Spring 2011 in Minnesota was a very damp and cold time. Especially for a new package of bees. One very important Spring lesson I learned was to keep the bees high and dry. A big mistake I made during...
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    Langstroth: Top Hive Entrances

    I've been looking at Michael Bush's web page and really like the idea behind the top hive entrances. Why aren't more people doing beekeeping in this way? It just seems to make sense.
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