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    Re: Today's swarm

    :thumbsup: Always a joy to watch swarms. Especially after being cooped up inside this looooong cold winter.
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    Re: swarm catching

    Helloo papa,

    I would give them some sugar water 1:1 and close them up and leave them alone for a while. Sometimes they will soak up the sugar water quickly and other times (if a flow is on) they...
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    Re: My Bees died over the winter :(

    Welcome Jim from Jim in Indiana. I lost 9 out of 11 hives. I am blaming the cold as well.
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    Re: artist looking for dead bees

    OMG. Too bad your are not in Indiana. I have 9 dead hives you could have.
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    Re: Considering very seriously...

    Wecome Rickyboy. This is an excellant resource for information. YouTube is another. Local bee clubs as well.
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    Re: Blue Sky Bee Supply

    I'll second what Ed said. I bought about $200 worth of glass and plastic bottles and jars that would have been quite expensive if I had to pay shipping. I paid no shipping by picking it up at the IBA...
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    Re: Best place to buy a 5-gal bucket warmer?

    I also want to say THANK YOU. This is good stuff. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Bees Attack & Kill Texas Farmer

    They may have been AHB but my concern is that the media often fills in the blanks with sensationalism if they don't know the facts. It may take a few weeks to get confirmation on the type of HB that...
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    Re: Nails or screws for rabbet joint

    As a couple of others have mentioned, I also use Titebond III and staples. Two years outdoor weathering and use and still going strong.
  10. Re: How To Make Your Own Frames - Photo Tutorial

    Westernbeekeeper,
    Excellent photos and explanations on putting it all together! :applause: Also, thank you delber for the advise on the push stick. :thumbsup: I'm thinkin I might just try this this...
  11. Re: The stupidest thing I did while beeping was...

    WOW guys!!!:applause:

    Remind me to be no where around when Mark is behind the wheel and decides to back up ! :lookout:

    Hokie Bee Daddy, I did the exact same thing last year but was lucky my...
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    Re: Newbee in Kentucky

    Welcome Sam, bring on the questions.
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    Re: Letter from Mann Lake

    :applause:Thumbs Up for Mann Lake :thumbsup:
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    Re: Cedar wood chips for ground cover

    Sounds logical, GB.:cool: Give it a try and let know at the end of summer.
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    Re: Equipment Building Question

    Hi BDecker, There is a lot of good advice on here from a lot of good folks. One in particular is Cleo. I have read many of his post over again over time as he seems very down to earth and for me and...
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    Re: Add the cost of bottle and labels?

    Hi Blueline. My price includes the bottles and labels.
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    Re: New Beekeeper in Nova Scotia, Canada

    Hey Kavius, Welcome to the greatest hobby on earth and there are a few on here that make it their living which is a great resource for info.:)
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    Re: my hive today

    Nice, thanks for sharing.:)
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    Re: Hello from Reno, NV

    Welcome, Zerbit!
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    Re: Hello from Cambridge, MD

    Welcome Dale.
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    3rd Feral Swarm call so far in 2012

    3 lb swarm caught May 9th cloudy 65 degrees F.

    West Lafayette, IN 47906

    Most were about 12 feet up in pine tree and probably a couple thousand on the ground.

    Jim
  22. Thread: Suppliers

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    Re: Suppliers

    Mike,
    I have purchased equipment from Dadant, Mann Lake, Brushy Mountain, and Walter T Kelley. Never been burned by any of them, all had good quality, and I have always gotten good customer service...
  23. Re: Placing a new hive next to an existing hive

    Hello Irmo. I've always put a new hive next to an existing hive. No problems yet. One thing I do (or my 11 year old daughter does) is paint pictures on the front of each hive. I don't know if it...
  24. Thread: Extracting

    by BoilerJim
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    Re: Extracting

    Hello friend.

    I am too new (2 years now) to truthfully answer the first part of your question. I have extracted once per season. I figure IF the bees consume any of the honey I planned on...
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    Re: Letter To the Editor

    Thank you and well said!:thumbsup:
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