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  1. Re: dont know what but they have several sources of pollen blooming here

    Mine are bringing in alot of blood red. Any one know what this is?
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    Re: Using paulownia for hive boxes?

    Anyone know if the bees will work the blooms on these trees. I have a nieghbor who has planted about 2 acres of these. Im always looking to a free food source for my bees.
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    Re: Winter and Hivetop condensation

    I have read about making a "quilt box" and filling it with wood shavings. Make it 2 or 3 inches deep and staple canvas cloth on the bottom, drill 4 holes in the sides and place it under the inner...
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    Re: Top Entrences and Winter vs Summer

    i would like to know this also.
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    Re: WHat Book or Videos Do I Need?

    Just wanted to tag this, so that I could see what everyone recommends. I would like to raise my own queens also, not interested in selling any, but would love to not have to purchase them.
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    Re: Bees on ground in front of hive

    syrup that was boiled,.[/QUOTE]

    I heated my syrup to disolve the sugar, how much heat does it take to cause harm to the bees?
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    Re: Late Swarm

    I call the ones I got "mutts"
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    Re: Late Swarm

    New to this also, as this is my first year. Today I got a call from a lady in town that had a swarm on her grape vines. I went and caught them, but it is a very small swarm, a little bigger than a...
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    Re: Open Feeding vs Baggie Feeders

    That maybe my problem, I used quart bags and filled them full.
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    Re: Open Feeding vs Baggie Feeders

    I use the baggies, they work great but seem to lose some of the syrup by running out the holes until the vaccum gets built up. The best feeder I have found is a cleaned paint can. Its free, holds...
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    Re: Condo method of making nucs & splits

    Do you place one frame of bees, brood, and eggs into these to make new queens?
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    Re: Screened Bottom Boards

    psfred, I dont have any mites, that I know of, havnt seen any but im really short on stores. Ive been feeding but not build up to fast. We still should have a fall flow so Im hoping on that helping.
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    Re: Screened Bottom Boards

    Can I just replace the screen with blandix or sheet of pvc board.
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    Screened Bottom Boards

    This is my first year with bees. I now have sbb's on all three hives. My question is: do I leave the sbb's on thru the winter?:scratch: One of the hives is really small and I'm not for sure if it...
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    Re: Honey B Healthy

    do you just mix it and spray it on them? will it hurt brood if it gets on that too?:scratch:
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    Re: Honey B Healthy

    at what ratio do you use it to drench them.
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    Re: Honey B Healthy

    MB do you use it or recommend it?
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    Re: Soybean flow this year?

    Im in Graves Co, what part of Ballard are you from. Nice to someone close to my area here.
    I didnt realize I had sent you an message earlier.
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    Re: Need Planting Advice

    Is it better to sow this in the fall or spring?
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    Re: Large feeder

    [QUOTE=judyv47954;691467]This is what I am using this year.
    http://www.premier1supplies.com/deta...961&cat_id=141


    This was posted to my thread about feeding. I'm new at this too, so can't say...
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    Re: Hive feeders

    [QUOTE=judyv47954;691467]This is what I am using this year.
    http://www.premier1supplies.com/detail.php?prod_id=30961&cat_id=141

    Do you just place it in the bee yard? So that all the bees can...
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    Re: Hive feeders

    Same question here. I have them because they came with my first set-up. I made the other 2 I have and I ordered the top boards when I got my frames.
    I have used the baggies some too, but it seems...
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    Hive feeders

    This is my first year with bees. I have been using a quart jar as an entrance feeder. I have seen the top board feeders and the frame feeders that replace a frame in your hive. Any comments on which...
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    Re: DIY Frames

    yes, i assume you put the was in while you are putting the frames together.
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    Re: DIY Frames

    I'm new to this, but the frames I have the foundation slides down the top bar and into the bottom. How do you keep the foundation in these frames? Looks great and I would love to make mine but seems...
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