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  1. Poll: Re: vote for 9 frame brood box vs 10 frame brood box, nothing to do with supers!

    I run 11 in a ten frame box
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    Re: Craigs List Caveat

    A few years ago my wife was selling a litter of puppys and gave one of these scamers our address. I am glad I was home when the ups truck came with the cashier check in it and I insisted that she...
  3. Re: Purdue university study confirms neonicotinoids on maize killing honeybees

    I'd go broke in a hurry if I used "a lot is better" aproach. Chemicals are too expsensive when you are dealing with 800+ acers

    Brian
  4. Re: Purdue university study confirms neonicotinoids on maize killing honeybees

    All the treated seed I have planted was easy to tell that it was treated. The treatment has a dye in it so the seed is stained, my field corn is usually pink or purple and soybeans bright green. Plus...
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    Re: Next Week's Forecast - Not Looking Good

    Nope

    I picked up two packages today. Here in Nebraska it is 34F and snowing with a 40 mph wind. I put the packages in the basement and hope I can install them tomorrow.
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    Re: Hedge for an apiary

    I would go to your NRD office in Tecumseh. Here is a list of shrubs they have available.
    American Hazelnut
    American Plum
    Amur Maple
    Black Chokeberry
    Caragana
    Chokecherry
    Common Lilac...
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    Re: My first go at making foundationless frames

    I made my own foundationless frames last year. The bees did ok with them till they got within 2 inches of the end bars then they curved the comb off the top bar.
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    Re: free flower seeds

    Thank you Dragonfly,

    I got the seeds Friday.

    Many Thanks, Brian
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    Re: Know of a nectar map?

    Try the guides at this page

    http://www.pollinator.org/guides.htm

    Brian
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    Plants for Pollinators Guides

    I triped across these free planting guides and thought others might like reading them too. You just enter your zip code and it links you to the guide for your area. Some of them are not done yet....
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    Re: Let's put together a book list

    I read "Beekeeping for Dummies by Howland Blackiston" it is a good book for newbies.

    Brian
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    Hive top feeder?

    I am building my wooden ware for my first hives that I will start next spring and am going to build some hive top feeders. Would the Miller type feeder like the one in the plan section here at...
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    Re: how much honey to leave?

    How many frames of honey would 60lb be?
    I am new to this too.

    Brian
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    Re: Maintaining feral hives

    You might try contacting your state or local beekeeping association they could help you out with the local laws and someone to help you out.
    http://www.floridabeekeepers.org/
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    Re: Cutout woes - advice sought

    What if you set up for a trap out and them went inside and drilled a small hole in the wall just above the tub/shower. Then spray "Fischer Bee Quick " or one of the other chemicals used to drive bees...
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    newbie spring split?

    In planning for the hives that I am going to start next spring I talked to my cousin who has 7 hives about 10 miles from where I will have mine and he agreed to give me 2 split in the spring. Each...
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    Re: Hi from a new guy.

    Thanks ChickenChaser,

    The user name comes from my main hobbys for the last few years, Carving duck decoys and making duck calls. And I was born in 68'. So that was the user name I came up with on...
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    Re: Fees in Nebraska?

    Thank You Michael,
    That clears it up.

    Brian
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    Fees in Nebraska?

    I am moving to Nebraska around Aurora and am going to start 2-4 hives next spring. I was reading the Dept. of Ag. site and am a little confused.

    "003 Registration Fee. There shall be paid to the...
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    Hi from a new guy.

    Hi All,
    I have always wanted to have a hive or two but living in apartments and a job that keeps me on the road 2 weeks at a time has made it impossible. Well that is all changing next year as I am...
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