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    hobbee, Would you mind posting or sending me...

    hobbee,

    Would you mind posting or sending me your e-mail address please? I would like to ask you something.

    Sorry for posting off-topic.

    Bill

    billkp71@earthlink.net
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    I guess they must bee one of the smaller...

    I guess they must bee one of the smaller suppliers BjornBee referred to, but I have been completely satisfied with my packages and queens from Rossman Apiaries in Moultrie, GA. I am only a 2nd year...
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    Bill, Did you decide which extractor you're...

    Bill,

    Did you decide which extractor you're going to get your wife? My wife's birthday is also coming up in a couple weeks and I'm looking for ideas ;)

    Thanks!
    Bill

    P.S. Would you mind...
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    ZEEBEE, Chatroom beer is OK, but not very...

    ZEEBEE,

    Chatroom beer is OK, but not very filling. Next time your going downie ocean let me know. Can provide a rest stop before you cross the bridge.

    Bill

    (Package of bees arriving tomorrow...
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    hobbee, the sites ranwithrsd posted should get...

    hobbee,

    the sites ranwithrsd posted should get you the info. you need for tags. Basically you will need to join the MD state Beekeepers Assoc. The treasurer of the assoc. (I believe that is...
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    Hi RubyBee, Welcome to Beesource! Sorry for...

    Hi RubyBee,

    Welcome to Beesource!

    Sorry for not responding sooner. Been on the road a lot lately.

    Jack already sent you the link to the MD State site. From there you can find info. on local...
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    >I was thinking of buying my first packages from...

    >I was thinking of buying my first packages from Mr. Miller. Have you gotten bees from him before? Do you have any recommendations? I'd prefer to buy local and avoid the shipping costs for...
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    >Newbie here...Per instructions from several...

    >Newbie here...Per instructions from several books I coated my boxes inside and out with copper napthanate, which is a wood preserver. It turned the boxes a light green... Should I still paint them,...
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    >Mine were all out yesterday. I had the feeders...

    >Mine were all out yesterday. I had the feeders (that are away from the hives) full so they were all over that. But today it's raining.

    Hi Michael,

    Just curious, what do you use for your...
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    Hi Margot, I have e-mailed questions to Mr....

    Hi Margot,

    I have e-mailed questions to Mr. Blackiston in the past and he has always been very helpful. I think his address is blackiston@bee-commerce.com.

    Bill
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    wishthecuttlefish wrote; >I live in Maryland,...

    wishthecuttlefish wrote;

    >I live in Maryland, which is one of the worst states for honey production, and have lived here most of my life.

    Sad but true. I didn't find that out until after I got...
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    Sorry, I think I forgot to paste the url into my...

    Sorry, I think I forgot to paste the url into my previous post. I apologize for the duplication if I didn't,
    http://iaa.umd.edu/mdbee/State/MdBeeLaw.html
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    GAbee, If you are considering Maryland for...

    GAbee,

    If you are considering Maryland for your residence in the DC area here is the Maryland statute re: honey bees. It appears you would need a recent inspection from GA to apply for an entry...
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    I did follow the link BB and really appreciated...

    I did follow the link BB and really appreciated your excellent report. I just don't think I'll be able to convince my much better half that I need another $200 for what is supposed to be my hobby....
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    Yup, that worked. You must have aweful nasty...

    Yup, that worked.

    You must have aweful nasty bees in NM!
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    Hi Coyote, For some reason I couldn't connect...

    Hi Coyote,

    For some reason I couldn't connect to the url you posted. If it wouldn't be too much trouble could you email me the picture please?

    I have a full suit that my neighbor gave me, but...
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    loggermike, I gotta ask. Were the bulls there...

    loggermike,

    I gotta ask. Were the bulls there when you rescued your bees?

    Bill
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    A belated thank you to all for your suggestions...

    A belated thank you to all for your suggestions and good wishes.

    Managed to (just) beat the storm and get the bees tucked in for the duration. Fortunately we made it through better then many of...
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    As usual I'm on the road, but hope to beat the...

    As usual I'm on the road, but hope to beat the storm home. I'm sure I'll pass a Home Depot or Lowes on the way. Do you think they will have the posts and straps you describe?

    Thanks and good luck...
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    by BillKP71
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    Sorry to ask another novice question. I did do a...

    Sorry to ask another novice question. I did do a search for this but had no luck. Could some kind soul please provide the recommended sugar/Crisco ratio for grease patties?

    Thanks!
    Bill
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    Am in my 1st year with just one hive. Almost lost...

    Am in my 1st year with just one hive. Almost lost it once and definitely see the benefit of having at least one or 2 more. Will spend this winter getting ready for more next spring. I'm also away...
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    If there are any other folks out there who don't...

    If there are any other folks out there who don't do windows, you can download IRC software for macs from www.ircle.com.

    Bill
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    Bjorn, I can't tell you how much I appreciate...

    Bjorn,

    I can't tell you how much I appreciate the very generous offer, but it looks like I may be OK. I did another inpsection last night and found 3 or 4 frames of eggs, larvae and capped brood...
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    It appears I have had a similar experience to NB....

    It appears I have had a similar experience to NB. Unfortunately I am on the road most of the time, and with the added complication of the crummy weather this past spring, I got beind on my...
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    I researched glyphosate (the active ingredient in...

    I researched glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup) quite extensively about 8 years ago when I put in my water garden. The source for the following was the old EXTOXNET which at that time was...
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