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    Re: What to do?

    Keep them in the house, nice and warm and cozy. If you are afraid of escape you can use the bathroom. make sure they have access to food if you need to you can insert a marshmallow and then the cork.
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    Re: inner cover? and bee tea

    per Mann lake instructions the inner cover goes on top of the feeder
  3. Re: Hive Dead, with plenty of Honey in frames

    I doubt that he did, he said he hasn't "messed" with them for two years.
  4. Hive Dead, with plenty of Honey in frames

    I had a beekeeper call me last night to ask what I thought happened to his hive. He mentioned that he really didn't do much with them, though he knew for certain they had plenty of food left. He...
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    Re: 2 Year and treatment free

    Thank you for sharing your success. It is very encouraging to know that it happens, especially when there are so many people who are loosing hives.
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    Re: one to one recipes

    1 to 1 means
    equal parts of each, regardless of how you measure it.

    1 cup of water
    1 cup of sugar

    5 cups of water
    5 cups of sugar

    hope this helps
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    Re: In my genes

    that is so cool!
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    Re: What to ask "monsanto foundation rep"

    http://www.agprofessional.com/news/227384281.html
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    Re: What to ask "monsanto foundation rep"

    exactly!!!!
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    Re: What to ask "monsanto foundation rep"

    which rep is coming out to talk with you?
    Actually Monsanto is not the "great evil" of the world. One might ask oneself how it would benefit Monsanto to kill all the bees off! I am not saying they...
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    Re: Significant Other.

    I mess with the bees, he messes with the bears! Good call!
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    Re: Hello from Morris County NJ

    Welcome, Moonflower
    It will all make some sort of sense when you get the bees in. Unfortunately that is when we really realize we know nothing.
    Ha! It is truly an adventure.
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    Re: High Elevation Beekeeping?

    I live at 7400 ft going into my third year, guess I didn't realize it might be different at higher elevations for the bees. I do wrap mine with black tar paper, and though I fed them this year, I...
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    Re: How level must a hive be?

    Do you run Langstroth? can you share a bit about the process of going foundationless?
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    Re: How level must a hive be?

    This is exactly what happened to my Top Bar Hives. I moved one end of the hive about 3 inches and it cleared up all the cross combing. I couldn't believe my eyes. I struggled with that silly hive an...
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    Re: Mites and winter

    Would that be done by choosing a colony that is more resistant and creating queens from that one!?
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    Re: Mites and winter

    Thank you everyone, such valuable information! I can take this all back to the club and share it with them. I hadn't thought at all about the mite population increase as the bee population decreases...
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    Re: Turning my hive 90 degrees

    what type of hives do you run
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    Mites and winter

    Our club President and I were discussing training of new beeks last night. We got onto the subject of TF and whether our personal views should influence what we teach new people. I think that I have...
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    Re: Punxsutawney Phil - bad news

    Since here in So. Colorado we have yet to actually have winter, 6 more weeks are probably a good thing. Had our first snow of winter this weekend. Normally we are buried in snow by this time.
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    Re: founfationless or not

    Thank you Michael for helping me, I am looking forward to the seminar in Durango.
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    Re: founfationless or not

    cool, thank you "fields", that was the way I was leaning, and hey in nature bees spend a lot of time building comb, it must be good for them.
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    Re: founfationless or not

    Question:
    If all my hives are living on large cell foundation right now, going into their second year. To my knowledge they are mite free, but I am also fully treatment free of any kind. How do I...
  24. Re: Post: Pictures of bees, hives or anything you have to do with bees

    Funny thing is though that mine looks more like yours Ben. I just happen to appreciate the hard work it takes to keep it that way
  25. Re: Post: Pictures of bees, hives or anything you have to do with bees

    You have all been quite busy indeed. You know what I notice before anything else?! The cleanliness of your shop. This means the world to me!!!!! Thank you
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