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    Re: Bees on Datura at dusk

    I've grown datura in my flowerbed for several years and the mason bees have always been crazy about it. I've had bees for 3 summers now and this is the first year I've seen the honeybees all over...
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    Re: Raw honey for presentation?

    Thanks, I'll be sure to do that. So is there any real worry that an average, healthy kid could get sick, or is it just a matter of covering one's backside?




    LOL, that would be hard on my...
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    Raw honey for presentation?

    I'm going to be doing a lesson on honey bees for a group of kids K-6th grade and I am wondering if it would be advisable to let them sample my raw honey? I know babies aren't supposed to have it,...
  4. Re: No queen, no eggs, no larvae, weird white stuff, help!

    Thanks for taking a look. Yes, there was no capped brood at all. I am going to look at them again Tuesday to be sure that there aren't any eggs/small larvae. There definitely weren't any readily...
  5. Re: No queen, no eggs, no larvae, weird white stuff, help!

    I think you're right, frazzledfozzle. I did feed them fondant this spring. I didn't expect it to look like that. So, no scary foulbrood, but I still wonder what's going on with the queen.
  6. Re: No queen, no eggs, no larvae, weird white stuff, help!

    Sorry about that! Should work now... http://s860.photobucket.com/albums/ab166/journey11/No%20sign%20of%20the%20Queen/
  7. No queen, no eggs, no larvae, weird white stuff, help!

    I'm on my second summer with bees. I am very green! This is a hive I was given as a started hive and they did supercede once last summer. The constant rain and bad weather has kept me from getting...
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    Re: Making my first Splits

    I hope so too! Splits are intimidating for a newbie and I'm really having a hard time finding the relevant info I need through the search function. I understand most of the How, but I want to know...
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    Re: Need advice on hive stand construction

    Thanks David, I'd like to see it.
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    Re: Need advice on hive stand construction

    Sorry I forgot to mention, the dotted lines were where I was planning to set the posts in concrete. I only have one area along a fenceline to place my hives (we're on one acre), so it would be a...
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    Need advice on hive stand construction

    Hi. I am working on this design for a new hive stand I want to build and need some advice on how to put it together so it will be sufficient to bear the weight.

    This is what I've got so far,...
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    Re: I don't understand nails

    :doh: Have mercy on a newbie, just an innocent spelling mistake! :p

    Thanks everyone for your advice! I was really puzzled on this and don't want to mess up and split the joints on my new deeps....
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    Re: I don't understand nails

    Thanks everyone! I've got some 8D's that I'll go ahead and use.
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    I don't understand nails

    I am going into my second year with my bees and had to order some things for this year. I got them as a started hive and haven't had to build anything until now. I'm getting ready to assemble a...
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    Re: Anxiety or Allergy?

    This post has been more helpful for me than the random bits of info I was able to find on the internet...

    I got stung by a wasp yesterday and didn't think much of it as I have been stung before by...
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    Hi from West Virginia

    I'm a 32 year old SAHM with a 2.5 year old daughter and a wonderful husband who shares my goals of making the most of the one acre "farm" that we have. I have horses (on my dad's farm), dogs and...
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