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    Re: First Cleansing Flight 2014

    Due to moving in the next few months I had to bring a hive home. I temporarily put it in front of my house until I could get it through all of the snow to the rest of my bees. Unfortunately we had...
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    Re: Autozone hive tool

    I bought two packs of these small nail pry bars from menards. Good price and my wife bought me a ton. Can fit two easily in my suit pocket so I always have a few on me. I have a large hive tool I...
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    Re: Alexandria Minnesota Legal Talk

    Oh ya trust me I read that with a fine tooth comb. That clause would allow me to do what I want, but again it's other townships that I'm now paranoid about. I just assumed that when you lived out...
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    Re: Alexandria Minnesota Legal Talk

    I'm looking at a house in that township that has just a smidge under 5. But it's surrounded by a wetland conservation zone. So really that specific township isn't a problem. I guess I just assumed...
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    Alexandria Minnesota Legal Talk

    So the town I live in now has no rules regarding beekeeping. Nothing. I got a new job in the Alexandria, mn area. I know I have seen members from the area on beesource. So I am wondering what you...
  6. Re: Small scale indoor wintering. Is anyone doing it?

    There must be some sort of app for that lol. But seriously isn't there? Something that you can pull up on your phone and get all the stats on the temp in your shed?
  7. Re: Small scale indoor wintering. Is anyone doing it?

    Let me just say that this thread was an amazing read. There is an old timer in my area that winters in a shed. He does well. I don't have the means to put bees in a shed but I am moving to a more...
  8. Thread: young newbee

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    Re: young newbee

    My failure has been assuming they would move down. Keep a close eye on them as my warre hives would rather swarm than move down as expected. If they are starting to look a bit congested in there I...
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    Re: Quick Package Question

    Thanks for the replies. I wasn't able to respond as I had to go to work, but was monitoring replies via my phone. I had them in the garage until it cooled down and had the wife bring them inside. ...
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    Re: Quick Package Question

    Looks like I will have to wait to tomorrow. So my only question is about storing overnight in the garage. It will still be pretty cold in that garage.
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    Quick Package Question

    So I have installed nucs, but never packages. Here is my weather.

    http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/pequot-lakes-mn/56472/daily-weather-forecast/24731_pc

    So today it's a bit chilly and windy,...
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    Re: Winter Survival; Northern States

    They died. Then again all of my hives died. Two tbh, one warre, and two langs. All dead.
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    Re: Winterkilled... all my bees!

    I feel your pain. Went into winter with five and going into spring with zero. Crappy winter.
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    Bt question

    I bought some bt from sundance (thanks sundance). I saw a moth in some old comb. So far no damage to anything but I should really get the bt applied. So my question...is there a period of time...
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    Re: apivar

    Could you in theory plop one or two of these in the middle of the winter cluster?
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    Re: Anybody still waiting for packages?

    Mann lake in Minnesota has pushed their pickup date a bit due to our cold weather here. I don't believe it's a sender issue but rather a receiver issue. I am certain that I would have a high rate...
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    Re: natrual beekeeping business

    Maybe I missed it, but how many warre hives are you two currently running? You said that your friend turned a profit running 100 hives last year. How many were warre and how many were langs? I...
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    Re: New Package swarm cells

    Are you certain there is no queen? Sometimes packages will work to replace the queen that comes with packages. As the population of the hive declines, which is bound to happen without new emerging...
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    Re: Miller/baggie hybrid top feeder

    Above.
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    Re: Stocking Warre from National NUC

    I have done both methods with success, but I will tell you that the chop and crop method is the most stressful on you and your bees. My bees survived it, but I often wonder how.

    The easiest...
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    Re: Ticks-can't take it any longer. What to do/

    I believe permethrin will kill bees. So give some consideration to using those pants around the hives.
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    Mann Lake Minnesota Package Pickup

    For those of you who may be picking up packages from Mann lake in Minnesota this spring, I just received some info that may be of some use. I sent them an email to verify that their package supplier...
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    Re: Cold Weather Package install

    Your temps are that high? Wow you guys are spoiled way down there in the south! Just install them. There seems to be many Minnesota beeks on here installing bees in the 30s.
  24. Re: Advice?,snow,cold in minnesota bees here monday

    Only problem is that we have not seen a 50 degree day yet. I have no idea if we have one forecasted. I just hope the weather warms up by the time Mann lake packages get here. Where did you get...
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    Re: Newer hive with too many bees!

    That is my thought. I bet they would take to that second box nicely if you put some brood in the empty box.
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