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  1. CW, How old is your hive? If it's a new hive I...

    CW,
    How old is your hive? If it's a new hive I would keep feeding them. Maybe use some Honey Be Healthy in the feed to help them. You need to make sure they will have enough honey for them to make...
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    I put them on a bottom board and cover them with...

    I put them on a bottom board and cover them with a top cover. Will this cause problems?
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    Thanks for your replies. I am not sure what I...

    Thanks for your replies. I am not sure what I will do. It does seem very labor intensive and not much data yet.
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    Has anyone heard any thing about this and will...

    Has anyone heard any thing about this and will this be the next generation treatment for mites?
  5. Thread: mason jars

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    I always go to Big Lots about this time every...

    I always go to Big Lots about this time every year and they have the best buy on jars. To buy by the pallet I would suggest contacting Ball Jar Co. Good luck
  6. Thread: ROSS ROUNDS

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    I have tried RR for the first time this year and...

    I have tried RR for the first time this year and I feel I was pretty successful. I only had one RR hive body and I got 28 out of 32 filled. About 4-5 of the 28 weren't completely full but they made...
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    Can any one tell me how much honey (by weight)...

    Can any one tell me how much honey (by weight) would be in a medium super? Me and a friend are going together to harvest our honey together and we were wondering how much honey we were going to have....
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    I have two hives (one was carried over from last...

    I have two hives (one was carried over from last year and the other started from a 5 frame nuc this spring) I am trying to change over everything to medium and Permacomb so I have not been able to...
  9. Thread: Ross Rounds

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    This last weekend I checked my hives and found...

    This last weekend I checked my hives and found that the one I had my Ross Rounds super on was just about full. I put another super on below it so the bees can finish the ross rounds and also start on...
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    Joel, I tried to access the web site you...

    Joel,

    I tried to access the web site you recommended and couldn't get to it. Is it spelled wrong?

    Thanks

    Dave
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    Guys, These are all great posts and have really...

    Guys,
    These are all great posts and have really made me do some thinking. I have to agree that I see God at work everytime I go to my beehives. The other thing is about the age of the average...
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    I believe it depends on whether you are using...

    I believe it depends on whether you are using drawn comb or new foundation. I would always put new foundation on bottom so the bees will start working it. It also could make a difference if you were...
  13. Thread: dead bees

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    lav, I would suggest you find a bee club in your...

    lav,
    I would suggest you find a bee club in your area. Most bee clubs are having classes during the spring. You might also try a new book on bees. I suggest "Beekeeping for Dummies". You might also...
  14. Thread: Requeening

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    I have found that if you spray the cage with a...

    I have found that if you spray the cage with a solution of sugar water and Honey B Healthy you will have no problems with acceptance.
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    When do you get your first good nectar flow? It...

    When do you get your first good nectar flow? It sounds like you are going to be ready. Have you reversed your hives? I can't believe our weather. We are into our 7th week of below freezing weather....
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    Michael, You'd be amazed what the states are...

    Michael,

    You'd be amazed what the states are starting to require. I still haven't found any place that will insure me for less then $500 per year. That's a lot of honey sales for a small beekeeper.
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    Most small farm equip can be depr. in 5 years.

    Most small farm equip can be depr. in 5 years.
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    Michael, You have me thinking, I wonder if...

    Michael,

    You have me thinking, I wonder if there would be any interest in a guidebook for beekeepers? Maybe not only on taxes but maybe combining it with recordkeeping? Any thoughts out there?
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    As a tax preparer, I would recommend getting Pub...

    As a tax preparer, I would recommend getting Pub 17 from the IRS. It will help you in learning what expenses are allowed and what isn't. You can also go to www.irs.gov and get a lot of help. There...
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    I have recently applied to our state dept of ag....

    I have recently applied to our state dept of ag. to sell honey through the state owned stores. One of the stumbling blocks that I have come up against is their insistance that I have "Product...
  21. Thread: NUCS

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    Michael, Do you know of anyone who makes...

    Michael,

    Do you know of anyone who makes Medium Nucs? Since I am going to change everything over to mediums this year it would be stupid to use full nucs.
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    The easiest way to space the frames is with frame...

    The easiest way to space the frames is with frame spacers. You want the frames to be spaced out so the bees can build the comb out farther on each frame to get more honey per frame and also it makes...
  23. Thread: oxalic acid

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    I don't see how the mites could ever develop a...

    I don't see how the mites could ever develop a resistance to FGMO because it doesn't have any kind of miticide in it. That is what the mites become resistant too. Am I correct that FGMO simply...
  24. Thread: Mops Mop Mops

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    I once told a man he was doing something illegal....

    I once told a man he was doing something illegal. He informed me that illegal was a sick bird. Ha Ha http://www.beesource.com/ubb/smile.gif
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    I figured that would be the answer but I wanted...

    I figured that would be the answer but I wanted to ask someone who knew and had used the product. Thanks for your input.
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