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    Scaffolding

    I'm thinking about doing some hive removals this year and was wondering what everyone does for scaffolding, I tried a quick search and didn't find any discussion on it. Might be I missed it. I've...
  2. Thread: Ale Mead

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    Ale Mead

    The mead that I've had I never really liked. I've heard about Ale Mead and I love a good beer, so I thought I'd try this. Does anyone have any experiences/recipes/thoughts?
  3. I haven't bought queens alone from bjorn...

    I haven't bought queens alone from bjorn apiaries, but I bought a couple nucs from him a couple years back and was very happy with them.
  4. Thread: Nsqba

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    Whoops, didn't see this! Yes, you can buy...

    Whoops, didn't see this!
    Yes, you can buy seeds at: www.seedsavers.org
    I think you have to have a membership though. Some pretty cool vegetables on there!
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    I would imagine that there are enough drones...

    I would imagine that there are enough drones around for 3 queens, but I'm no expert. Just keep at it and soon you'll have no trouble telling the drones from everything else.
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    Cutout tools etc

    I'm planning on doing a cutout on a friend's grandmother's house within the next couple of weeks. Supposedly there are two, one on each side of the house. I'm not going to charge anything because...
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    I haven't done blueberries yet, but I've rooted...

    I haven't done blueberries yet, but I've rooted some willow cuttings in a horticulture class, what we did was make the cutting, then scrape the rooting area. Then we applied some rooting mix and...
  8. I don't have evidence to support this, but I feel...

    I don't have evidence to support this, but I feel like minorities generally fall in either the poor inner city bracket, or fairly wealthy people. Both of these groups would probably be found in a...
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    I'm sure Mr. Bush will jump in here cause he...

    I'm sure Mr. Bush will jump in here cause he knows more about it than I do. But I changed over to all mediums after reading his thoughts on it, not because I can't handle full deeps(I'm only 20),...
  10. Thread: Nsqba

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    Hey bjorn, I don't know if you remember me, but...

    Hey bjorn,
    I don't know if you remember me, but I bought some nucs from you a couple years ago. I'm interested in this group and would maybe like to swap a few queens. I'm in college now, so I'm...
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    I've never done top bar hives, but it sounds like...

    I've never done top bar hives, but it sounds like you're set. After you get used to working with them, you'll probably not even want the gloves anymore. It's so much easier to work without them. ...
  12. 7 took! Or 14, I can't remember which but this...

    7 took! Or 14, I can't remember which but this is really cool. I put them in the finisher with plans to keep them there until the 10th or 11th day when I will put them into nucs. Does this sound...
  13. If I wanted to distribute the bees to a colony...

    If I wanted to distribute the bees to a colony other than the one that they came from, would I have to do anything special?
  14. I just grafted my first batch of larvae, they are...

    I just grafted my first batch of larvae, they are in the swarm box now. It was pretty cool, hopefully I did something right and get a couple to take. I have a couple questions. When I take the...
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    I haven't been feeding them, but maybe I ought...

    I haven't been feeding them, but maybe I ought to.
    Bjorn,
    I checked them in the afternoon, but today was a pretty chilly day and the sun didn't come out till later, so that may be it. The one...
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    I got 4 nucs about three weeks ago, two of them,...

    I got 4 nucs about three weeks ago, two of them, a russian and an italian are doing great. Two, both italians, don't look so hot. When I opened them, there was condensation on the outer cover...
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    When you put the two nucs on top of the hive for...

    When you put the two nucs on top of the hive for the winter, do you just keep the bottom board on the nucs or do you put a screen over the whole in the inner cover?
    Thanks
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    I caught a swarm last year so I don't know where...

    I caught a swarm last year so I don't know where the queen came from and how old she was. Well, I took a look at the bees a couple weeks ago, and for some reason the brood pattern didn't look so...
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    Thanks a lot. I'll have to take a look and try...

    Thanks a lot. I'll have to take a look and try it.
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    Since honey can be used to be replace sugar in...

    Since honey can be used to be replace sugar in many recipes, I was wondering if you could use honey in jam?
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    Does the concentration of sugar in sugar syrup...

    Does the concentration of sugar in sugar syrup make a difference to how fast they draw comb?
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    Hello, It was a warm drizzly day in Northern...

    Hello, It was a warm drizzly day in Northern Pennsylvania and the bees were buzzing around and in a bag of cornmeal. Is this because they use it like they would pollen since there is a lack of it at...
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