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  1. Thread: Bees and Horses

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    I'm glad to hear these horse stories because i...

    I'm glad to hear these horse stories because i just bought a house in a rural town and the next door neighbors have horses. My bees will be 100+ feet from the horse pasture and there are trees...
  2. Thread: Thoughts?

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    Well, great news! I opened the hive on friday to...

    Well, great news! I opened the hive on friday to find the queen was alive and laying.. what a relief!
  3. Thread: Thoughts?

    by Kosh
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    crap.. the follies of being a newbie beekeeper....

    crap.. the follies of being a newbie beekeeper. You know, I thought they may have killed the attendants, but it didnt click in my brain that it would be because they were not accepting the new queen...
  4. Thread: Thoughts?

    by Kosh
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    I had one strong hive, i decided to attempt a...

    I had one strong hive, i decided to attempt a split. I ordered a new queen. When the queen arrived (in great shape with 4 attendants) I made the split. The new hive with the new queen is in a 5...
  5. Thread: lesson learned

    by Kosh
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    Sounds like American Foulbrood. Here is a link...

    Sounds like American Foulbrood. Here is a link to some info about it.
    http://maarec.cas.psu.edu/bkCD/Bee_Diseases/AFB.html

    Sorry to hear about that mess. I've definitely learned a lesson from...
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    I do what Martha does. I use dish washing...

    I do what Martha does. I use dish washing gloves. They give you the protection, but arent bulky or difficult to work the hive using. Thinking about it though, I have yet to have any bees attempt to...
  7. Thread: shipping queens

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    I've only had bees shipped once so far. I just...

    I've only had bees shipped once so far. I just received an italian queen with some attendants on friday. I was very concerned because it had been very hot and humid all week. They arrived fine,...
  8. Thread: Queen excluders

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    What are people's thoughts on queen excluders. ...

    What are people's thoughts on queen excluders. I've heard good and bad. My own experience so far is limited, but I did put an excluder on my hive 2 weeks ago when i added a super. In that time the...
  9. Thread: Burr comb

    by Kosh
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    My last time working the hive (last week) I...

    My last time working the hive (last week) I scraped out a lot of burr comb. I keep the white burr comb in a container for future use. They had drawn burr comb between some of the frames of the...
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    me either, cant get through to see the pictures....

    me either, cant get through to see the pictures. I'm very curious to see it!
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    Cool, thanks frohnho, i will check mine for a...

    Cool, thanks frohnho, i will check mine for a strap.. it'd be nice to have it fit properly on my head.
  12. Thread: polystyrene hives

    by Kosh
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    Thanks everyone for your experiences. i...

    Thanks everyone for your experiences. i currently have only one hive and it is wooden. This is my first year of beekeeping and i'm planning on expanding next year with a few more hives, so i...
  13. Thread: polystyrene hives

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    Is anyone using polystyrene hives? What have your...

    Is anyone using polystyrene hives? What have your results been versus wood hives? Which do you like better? They seem like they might help the bees over winter better in cold areas (such as New...
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    I bought the Hobbyist pullover from Betterbee. I...

    I bought the Hobbyist pullover from Betterbee. I think it's great.. my only issue is i think i should have gotten the small because with the medium i have to wear a baseball hat because the hat...
  15. Thread: PETA & Beekeeping

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    Coyote, too funny, i share my home with 3...

    Coyote, too funny, i share my home with 3 demanding cats.. i feel your pain..

    Michael bush, you make some valid points.. Though the information there is factual, you are correct, it is taken out...
  16. Thread: Queen Finding

    by Kosh
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    Hey Sharkey, Dont feel bad, I'm a pretty new...

    Hey Sharkey,

    Dont feel bad, I'm a pretty new beekeeper, and I've only seen my queen bee once in all the times i've opened it since i got the bees in april. At least i see the eggs and young so i...
  17. Thread: PETA & Beekeeping

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    I will admit the vegetus site is a little out...

    I will admit the vegetus site is a little out there with their view of it. I did read the GoVeg peta site and there isnt anything in there that isnt true. One thing that was left out, that...
  18. Thread: PETA & Beekeeping

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    Sorry to break it to you all, but the website in...

    Sorry to break it to you all, but the website in the original post is not a PETA site..
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