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    Re: Package Bees in Chicago Area

    Get in touch with the Cook DuPage bee keepers association. Several members will be getting packages and they may pick up some for you. If you want take the drive, Dadant in Watertown Wi, has...
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    Fried Honey Comb?

    My buddy, who helps me with the bees, came back from visiting family in Cambodia. He saw at a restaurant that they serve fried honey comb. A quick search on the internet showed a few recipes. A...
  3. Re: How to handle Interstate Bee Truck Overturns

    Being a firefighter and a LEO of 28 yrs. I would recommend rubber boots and leather work gloves in addition to the above. I picture the truck in a ditch or down a embankment with all sorts of road...
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    Re: Honey extractor?

    Check Craigslist - for a rental also - Thats how I found the guy that I rent the extractor from.
  5. Re: Looking for decent inexpensive extractor!!-- have only 2 hives...

    Check a local club - or even craigslist - I have seen one for rent from time to time.
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    Re: Why and How Did You Start Beekeeping?

    When my father was a kid, he use to run in the hills of Tennessee on the family farm. They had hives on the farm and they use to collect a few bees from the hives and wet their wings and put them on...
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    Re: Hive check (post them here)

    I lost 2 langs from mites, I started the two this year from packages, Starting again next year.
  8. Re: My 1st year as a beekeep has come to a end.

    Thanks everyone for all the responses -

    Mite counts were done with a three day sticky board sample. I did this twice over the summer the second time was after July, although not sure of the...
  9. My 1st year as a beekeep has come to a end.

    Well my first year of bee keeping has come to an end. I started taking a class from the County Farm Bureau, reading book and on the net and watching any info on youtube that I could bout...
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    Re: "Killer bees"

    This is what I found from three days ago

    Thousands of bees attack Texas couple, kill horses



    PANTEGO, Texas A swarm of about 30,000 bees attacked a North Texas couple as they exercised...
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    Re: From The Chive

    k. C. C. O.
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    Re: Bacon in honey?

    Hmmmmmmmm bacon - gods meat candy!!!!
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    Re: ? Wisconsin bee info

    My buddy and I were North on I 90 last weekend (June 14th) between Janesville and Madison, we passed two flat bed semi trucks loaded with hives. Where did you see them on the fields?
  14. After the swarm - concerned about the hive

    Two hives, one going gang busters, the second is a different story. The hive that I am concerned about (10 frame lange) was started from a package on new equipment. They had only drawn out about 6...
  15. Hive inspections - 1m 5 day opinions welcome.

    Location Chicago Metro Area, two hives West and East, both installed packages on 10 frame langs with undrawn foundation. Top feeder using 1 to 1 mixture. Hived my bees 4/20/13 queens released...
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    Re: Shift change at the hives?

    OK thanks - I thought they just went out during the day on a cleansing flight. I did not know they did it in mass. I guess they all get their 15 min break at once when the factory line is shut...
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    Shift change at the hives?

    An interesting day at the hives today, as a new beek I thought I would post it here and see if anyone else had seen this. Today was a great day in the Chicago area for weather, sunny, temps in the...
  18. Re: How long before I start seeing capped brood?

    I am close to you in IL and also installed on Apr 20th. I thought my hives would be a good comparison to yours as we are in the same area. I am seeing the same progress in two hives, middle 4...
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