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    Re: Efficiency of a bee yard question

    The main difference between drawn comb and foundation isn't the production of wax, but the time it takes to draw the comb. If the bees have somewhere to store the nectar they will store a lot more...
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    Re: Wintering nucs in a garage or shed

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    Re: Wintering nucs in a garage or shed

    >if i understand your comment correctly you are saying that a much smaller colony than normal that has less stores than are usually necessary can survive in an observation hive whereas they would not...
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    Re: Nature vs Nurture

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    Re: To glue or not to glue?

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    Re: Foundationless for new Beekeeper

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    Re: Nature vs Nurture

    >I think Michael really hits the mark here with his "well bred". The only way to insure that a queen is well bred is to have your own mating apiary or do artificial insemination. For most of us that...
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    Re: Foundationless for new Beekeeper

    >If I am installing a package of bees and don't hang the queen cage what do I do just release her and hope for the best?

    I've done plenty of packages in the past with the queen confined and not...
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    Re: Honey for $1500 a pound

    Two Hittites (they are extinct, so you can make jokes without hurting any of their feelings), Sven and Ollie who decided they were going to save money on groceries by taking up hunting. They bought...
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    Re: Honey for $1500 a pound

    Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he has to buy rods, reels, lures, bait, boats, fish finders...
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    Re: Foundationless for new Beekeeper

    Put the frames tight in the middle. Put the bees in. Don't hang the queen cage. Check on them frequently. Once they are going straight you are good. Add the second box to the bottom. You could...
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    Re: Wintering nucs in a garage or shed

    >reading all this makes me curious about what observation hives do in the winter when the hive is inside at room temperature but it's too cold to fly outside. do the bees stay inside?

    Except on...
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    Re: Wintering nucs in a garage or shed

    Free flight may not be a problem for you. That does not mean it's not a problem for them... how do they find their way back?
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    Re: injured queen

    I've had queens with bad back legs and they did fine for a couple of years. A front leg can be an issue. That's how the queen measures the cell size.
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    Re: How many 8-frame mediums for winter?

    >Yes but the role they may or may not play in keeping to cluster warm, just that much longer before they die could possibly make or brake a hive.

    Agreed.
  16. Re: How much money can a beekeeper make in a year owning 100 hives?

    witch: noun, A woman claiming or popularly believed to possess magical powers and practice sorcery.
    which: pronoun, What particular one or ones: Which of these is yours?
    wich: noun, A bundle of...
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    Re: When to start feeding?

    Queen Anne's Lace is a look alike for poison hemlock, wild carrots, Colorado cough root, wild parsnips (except for the yellow flower instead of white), lovage...
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    >I hope the two of you don't get the ration I get when I point out spelling mistakes.

    I could have resisted one per sentence... but three in one sentence? (well, maybe not a proper sentence, but...
  19. Re: Status Change For Antibiotics In A Beehive

    >Fumidil isn't an antibiotic, is it?

    Yes. It is.

    >...but I just can't see this as being very workable.

    Me neither.
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    Re: Are these Honey Bees?

    There are many kinds of bees that live in the ground.
    Squash bees: http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?search=Peponapis+pruinosa
    Bumble bees (many species): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bumblebee...
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    Re: Winter quilt AND candy, or bad idea?

    I think an upper entrance solves the same problems as a quilt board, but with less materials and trouble. I think the "mountain camp" method solves the same problem as a candy board with less work...
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    Re: Wintering nucs in a garage or shed

    They can be overwintered indoors successfully but it's much more complicated to do it successfully than wintering them outdoors. You need some control over humidity, fresh air and temperature and...
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    >what there not telling you how much they paid in mortgage payments on there house where there co. is at witch becomes a tax wright off and a savings acct

    When someone does one eggcorn or oronym...
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    Re: Who makes the best vented bee jacket

    >...the veil pushes up against my chin and neck

    The Ultra Breeze has a head band built in, like in a hard hat or other helmet, that keeps your head in the center of it. If it didn't and it was a...
  25. Re: Will bees released into the wild survive?

    A comb of fertile eggs and young brood from another hive would probably get them raising a queen (based on the current attempt at raising one from drone eggs...)
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