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    Re: Beekeeping Supplies Chicago Area?

    Belmont Feed and Seed on Belmont Ave in Chicago (North side) carries a few items. There are also a few local sources of wooden ware sold by local Beekeepers in the Western and Far South suburbs. I...
  2. Thread: Drone comb

    by BigTee
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    Re: Drone comb

    I have the exact same situation. I was planning on freezing mine.
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    Re: Question on local Nuc's supplier

    Good point. The lack of communication is always a bad thing. It appears the locally bred queens in Northern Illinois are just becoming available this week from what I have been told. Unless you are...
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    Re: Broke-T Honey and Queens make the TV news.

    Keep up the great work. Thank you for sharing.
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    Re: Pre-Order Northern Illinois Nucs for 2014

    Wil, it was nice meeting you. Your set up is very impressive. Looking forward to picking up the bees in the spring. Should make a nice addition to my yard.
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    Re: Netflix Bee Documentary - "More Than Honey"

    Great documentary. Thanks for the tip! I took advantage of the Netflix 30 day free trial in order to watch it.
  7. Thread: Feral Robbers

    by BigTee
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    Re: Feral Robbers

    Thank you. These look just like the gray banded ones I see. Perhaps the solid black looking one are the older workers.
  8. Thread: Feral Robbers

    by BigTee
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    Re: Feral Robbers

    I often see bees that are much smaller than my Italians. Some are solid black and some have very dark gray bands (when you look really close). I have not seen them rob at all yet. I have seen them...
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    Hello from Chicagoland

    With the exception of helping a family friend beekeeper as a child many years ago, I am new. My plan is to start a few hives next spring (after learning all I can in the mean time). I am reading a...
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