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    Re: Why isn't she being attacked??

    My wife has sat just off to the side just like that and that close too, Wondering what kind of camera shot to take.

    I went out to caution her and I'm the one that got tagged and I was behind the...
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    Re: Mean Bees More Productive?

    Not sure about being productive but I have noticed that the mean ones seem to make it through the winter.
    Of course maybe I just notice the mean ones more.
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    Thanks for the updates,

    I want to try it but it is more than I want to pay at the moment,of course I still have time here.:)
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    Re: How long do most newbies stay with beekeeping?

    I almost gave up before I even started just because of the overload, Becoming a doctor sounded easy compared to a beekeeper.
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    Re: what is your guys opinion on these hives.

    That seems to be the going rate around here, And a lot of them came with decent frames.
    At least thats what it was at the last bee club picnic and yard sale.
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    Re: How many beekeepers come out even or better.

    I agree, eggs do sell themselves same as honey. I am too busy giving it to family and friends:)
    My brother has a large garden,even has a small produce stand that he built,Gives all of the produce...
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    Re: Burning Sumac Berries

    I use it mixed with pine chips and hard wood pellets only because some of the old beekeepers around here use it.

    They are not totally sold on the mite control thing but any little bit...
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    Re: How long do most newbies stay with beekeeping?

    My mentor has pounded it into my head that I will lose bees, most likely all of them the first couple of years.

    He tells people this because too many of them think that it is easy,Buy bees,put...
  9. Thread: Beekeeper Smell

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    Re: Beekeeper Smell

    I never thought of that,but that might be part of the reason I can not be bare handed, They hit me fast but if I wear gloves (even disposable), no problem.
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    Re: Methods to Combat Hive Beetles

    I have a bag of it just laying around,bought it for chickens years ago,now I might just give it a try to see what happens.
  11. Thread: Beekeeper Smell

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    Re: Beekeeper Smell

    I was told fabric softeners are bad also.
    I picked up a lightly used bee jacket from a friend and the girls attacked,found out his wife loves using fabric softener.
    Washed it and all is good:)
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    Re: Hive getting low on stores

    Out with a friend and one of his hives starved,There was larvae and brood in it.

    He did say this is the time of year when they start gearing up in our area.
  13. Thread: "I Don't Know"

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    Re: "Fringe Genetics"

    Love it........ skanky queens :D
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    Re: Does anyone in the north use 3 deeps ??

    Still new at this but this is what I heard and has happened,

    Alot of the locals swear by 3 deeps,

    On my hives, Lost one of my 3 deeps(I did not pay attention and they starved out).
    the...
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    Re: Swarm or bait trap help for newbie

    Sorry to jump in but what position to you put the old comb? Off to the side or right in the middle.
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    I wanted to post an update,
    I used Lauri's recipe and also put in some store bought winter patties, The bees go after Lauri's blocks but have not touched the patties.
    They almost like the blocks...
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    Re: Top Bar Hive as a Beginner

    Lack of experience is what stopped me from starting with them and not finding anyone local to help me. So if there are people in your area that can help you in case you run into problems,that would...
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    Re: Bee Yard/staging area ?

    Sorry about the confusion....These boxes are empty or at least I assume they are,they must have taken the live ones last fall
    and will be returning this spring. No signs of anyone being in there.
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    Re: Bee Yard/staging area ?

    Thought about it and agree,I would not want anyone in my yards, So instead I went to the house that was behind it and introduced myself.

    Found out that it is a staging area and and the bees...
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    Bee Yard/staging area ?

    I just found a yard with hives on skids a quarter mile from my house. It is in a field behind a bunch of trees so hidden from the road.

    There has been no activity there and I was thinking of...
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    Re: How to hold steady at a hive number...

    I agree with the others, Sell or give away the excess,I can not see you having any problem moving them.

    Now I am lucky that my wife loves "her" bees,Keeps me busy and it is cheaper than...
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    Poll: Re: Do you Build or Buy your Hive Bodies?

    I was at home depot yesterday and bought 4 1x12x8 for $12 in the discount rack,reason for being in there was because of water stains.
    No cupping or splits (which is unusual).
    I do like the depot...
  23. Re: Great Randy Oliver Post from Bee-L on Honey Bees and Smoke

    My mentor told me the same thing,He says it will teach you to slow down and handle them very gently.

    Depending on what I'm doing,I smoke mine very lightly though.
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    Re: What is the magic number?

    I was thinking at first 8-10,now maybe 20? or if I listen to my mentor/friend it would be 50.
    His magic number now is 100 (wants to cut back so he says)but it's always higher.

    All in all I have...
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    Re: New to Beek from Michigan

    Welcome!
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