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    Eating beeswax - There are benefits

    http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-305-beeswax.aspx?activeingredientid=305&activeingredientname=beeswax

    This was an interesting bit of info I found today after the subject of...
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    Re: hives on someone else's property?

    Good thinking.

    Two things to think about............There are people who do want bees kept on their property if nothing else but because they know the benefits of having a good pollinator around...
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    Re: Fastest way to increase

    Michael........thanks for encouraging us newbies in beekeeping to make increase with queens reared from proven local stock. I took off a couple of years from my beekeeping activities and this fall...
  4. Re: Newbie wanting to acquire my bees by swarm trap

    Kim,

    The least expensive way to get started with bees is to buy your protective gear, smoker, hive tool, brush, book called "The Hive and The Honey Bee" which is available at Dadant, hive body...
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    Re: hives on someone else's property?

    What he is saying without even realizing it is that he wants some honey in return for his old lumber and use of his land to host your outyard. My recommendation, if you want the lumber, would be to...
  6. Re: The BEST queens are mated after the Solstice...

    Anyone have a good idea on how to minimize robbing when making up summer nucs?
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    Re: Running two queen colonies

    Thanks for the info. I think I am going to try this next year with all my nucs that I make up to help them build up faster.

    From your comments here I see the process as:
    1) Make up a strong nuc...
  8. Re: Singles and Nucs for sale spring 2015. Texas or Minnesota

    What kind of bees? I might be interested in some queens.
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    Re: Configuration of almond bee boxes

    I'm not a commercial beek (I'm a hobby beek) but I like learning about all different aspects of the beekeeping industry. I've always assumed the reason for 8 frame double deeps being the benchmark...
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    Re: Greetings from East Texas!!

    Welcome!

    My recommendation is to buy a copy of the book .....................Hive and the Honeybee! your smoker, hive tool, protective gear, bee brush, and a couple of nuc hives.
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    Re: Oxalic acid vaporizer

    snl, Thanks!
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    Re: Making up Mating Nucs

    Has anyone on here had any experience banking queens to mate in a hive that already has a laying queen? Gilbert Doolittle says in Chapter 13 of his book "Scientific Queen Rearing" that he used that...
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    Re: Oxalic acid vaporizer

    My wife bought me one of these for Christmas (she's tired of me wining about my hives dying). What's the best source for oxalic acid?
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    Re: Best Lens for Bee Photos?

    http://www.beautifulbugs.com/beautifulbugs/howto.htm
  15. Re: Ask This Old House now instructs beekeepers?

    Thanks for sharing the link. I'm glad to see This Old House promoting honeybees. Hopefully people will become more knowledgeable about bees, insecticide issues, and loss of pollinators.

    Even if...
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    Re: Installed nucs , wow crazy bees!

    Congratulations on joining the beekeepers of the world!

    Like the other posts above state, there are lots of different ways to do things but one thing I found out when I first started keeping bees...
  17. Re: Making accurate compound miter bevel cuts

    Tilt the head to 30 degrees. Nail a board that is the same size you are using for the hive to the table top. Cut the board. Move the saw head out of the way. Hook your measuring tape on the end of...
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    Re: How do *you* move hives?

    I move my bee hives by putting a strap around them (under bottom board and over cover), screw on the entrance cover (something I make), tilt it forward, slide the dolly under it, tilt back and pull...
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    Re: "Keyboard Beekeepers" ?

    Thanks Jim. This website is a good thing for both the commercial beeks and the hobby folks. Its been my best source of info and help since I've been keeping bees.

    Also, thanks for the queen cells...
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    Re: How to best use a 40x60 building

    Crabo, thanks for posting the question. I'm also trying to figure out what floor plan design would work best for a honey house / storage facility / workshop together. My wife is ready for me to move...
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    Re: Painting

    Use MDO plywood for your lids and the plies will not separate over time. I won't use plywood for the box
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    Re: I'm a newbie in central east Texas

    Stay in touch with Mr. Talbert. He's a good source of info.
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    Re: New Forum Idea: Sideliners

    I like it.
  24. What can I treat my peach trees with that is bee friendly?

    I have a couple of hives that are near the land owner's peach trees and they want to treat their peach trees with something organic that will not affect my bees. They want to treat them to keep the...
  25. Re: Advice: Bug Net or Bee Veil - Beekeeping on a Budget

    What kind of hive do you plan to use? Will you extract using the traditional method you mentioned in the earlier post?
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