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    Re: Managing a hive for hire

    The University of MN established it's "Hive to Bottle" program (http://beelab.umn.edu/BeeSquad/bee_supporters/index.htm). It raises public awareness and some money for bee research. The UM students...
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    Re: Honey Container Prices

    I go right to the manufacturer: http://www.dahltechplastic.com. I can get a case of 242 one pound queenline PET bottles for $0.20 each, and fliptop lids for another $0.07 each. I live 90 miles away...
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    Re: Hello from Twin Cities, MN

    Stillwater has a beek club - they might have someone willing to be a mentor and are right down the road from you. I was just at their monthly meeting on Monday this week - a great bunch of folks. The...
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    Re: where does this pollen come from??

    They're known to bring in corn dust from a bird feeder or maybe a feed pile that's in their range.
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    Re: Baby it's cold outside!!

    When it gets cold in Minnesota, we go surfing on Lake Superior: http://gearjunkie.com/lake-superior-surfing-minnesota
  6. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    I'm sure it's just a coincidence that the drawing is on April Fools Day :)

    I'm in!
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    Re: Bee Club Communications

    Funny you should ask - I just sent my first test message with MailChimp yesterday afternoon. It was recommended to me by my ISP as a way to handle messages to the 160+ on our list.

    I like being...
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    Re: bees chew out entrance reducer?

    My entrance reducers show the same damage, from the inside.
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    Re: What did I hear today....

    Earlier this summer I was checking on a hive that was superceding. I pulled out one frame to check on the queen cells I knew were there. I got there just in time to watch the queen emerge - she...
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    Re: golden rod bloom

    SE MN - Goldenrod around my yards is nearly done, but we're dry as a bone here. Bees are working sneezeweed hard, and the NE Asters are just starting to bloom.
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    Re: Advice on a new opportunity

    I think you might be surprised by how much they use pesticides - systemic or otherwise.

    You'll need access to the hives that works for your schedule but might not work for theirs - meaning you...
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    Foulbrood then versus Varroa now

    Our club had a highly respected retired commercial beekeeper give a history of commercial beekeeping in MN, starting back in the early 1900s. This particular beekeeper started keeping bees in 1949 at...
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    Re: Entrance reducers

    Go figure.:D
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    Re: worst winter ever?

    We polled our club members here in SE MN at our Feb club meeting about survival to date. At that point we had an overall survival rate pegged at 53%. That was across about 25 different Beeks with a...
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    Re: Summer bees vs winter bees?

    like
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    "Demoralized" bees

    I've read about bees getting 'demoralized' when you put an empty brood box before they're ready for it...but when someone actually said it out loud at our club meeting last week, it sounded downright...
  17. Re: Feeding syrup to new packages when they already have capped honey

    Thanks all for your responses. If it matters, I'll remind here that I'm not talking about stimulative feeding in late winter/early spring for a colony that overwintered. I am hiving new packages and...
  18. Feeding syrup to new packages when they already have capped honey

    I have read here and elsewhere that feeding 1:1 syrup in the spring will stimulate egg laying - that this simulates a nectar flow and prompts the reproductive instincts of the colony.

    I have many...
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    Re: Cluster at the very top

    Sigh
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    Re: Not quite ready to panic

    While it was indeed common to have a significantly higher overwinter success last year in these parts (MN), word on the street is that swarming was more of an issue, and more mite issues as well. For...
  21. Re: Do you know why bees form hexagon shaped cells?

    Why a hexagon? Because bees can't count to 7.
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    Re: Planting trees

    I'll second @kirk. Diversity of nectar and pollen across the season trumps a varietal honey, imho.
  23. Re: What in the world is tipping my hives over? Solutions?

    Any kids in the area?
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    Re: Using honey and pollen on new package

    Many thanks. Makes sense.
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    Re: Using honey and pollen on new package

    @FlowerPlanter: thank you. Without the second box w honey, the capped honey in the first box is sufficient for feeding?
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