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    Re: Documenting Individual Hives

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    Re: Documenting Individual Hives

    I am in my third year as a beekeeper.

    Using colored bricks as a code would be too complicated for me and would not provide much info. Using something electronic isn't appealing to me because I...
  3. Re: Picking up packages with public transit.........

    You don't think your actions are going to scare the pants off your fellow passenger? Like others have said, do what you want, but it is stunts like this that give the beekeeping community a bad...
  4. Re: Picking up packages with public transit.........

    Sounds like you are looking for trouble.

    How old are you, BTW?
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    Re: Ever have a hive turn aggressive.....

    Being followed for 20 feet isn't all that aggressive, being followed 100 feet is starting to be aggressive.
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    Re: Sliding woodenware problem ...

    Gorilla tape or the aluminum HVAC tape to seal gaps. A nylon strap with a camlock to hold the hive down in the substantial wind we get here. The nylon strap/ camlock provide more clamping force...
  7. Re: how much to ask for placing 1-2 hives in a garden?

    Is a written agreement that the bees may not pollinate the garden really necessary? Isn't it already obvious that the bees will go wherever they want? How can anyone expect a beekeeper to force his...
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    Re: Foundationless and Leveling

    When bees build foundationless comb, the comb's orientation in the verticle direction is simply in-line with gravity. A tilted hive will mean tilted comb, regardless of the presence of guide comb on...
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    Re: Do drones feed larvae?

    Spent Specialist = happy queen
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    Re: Do drones feed larvae?

    Considering that the male bees only do one thing, and they are very very good at doing that one thing, and that one things is essential for the survival of the species;

    I suggest we change their...
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    Re: A little frustrated with Dadant

    In my experience, Dadant is really slow to ship.
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    Re: FDA ruling it the works?

    Politics is an incremental process - no one gets everything they want the first time around. This is a consequence of regulating a huge population with a wide range of interests and goals. The...
  13. Thread: Test grafts

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    Re: Test grafts

    Actually, this sounds like a great business model - hold a beekeeping class, and then afterwards do a BBQ, or fish fry, or some other fun outdoor cookery to allow the students to socialize and...
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    Re: Keeping Africanized Bees or not

    What's the point of keeping mean bees when nice bees are so readily available?
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    Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    The only concrete conclusion to be drawn form this discussion is that all beekeeping is local - but then we already knew that.
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    Re: 1:1 mix, boiling or raw?

    For 1:1, I am a "hot tap water" man, myself. Mainly for convenience. I've never noticed any problems.
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    Re: Nuc/Bee business plan?

    This year I bought from Grampa's Gourmet a hive and an extra queen to split the hive into the equivalent of two nucs. Like I said above, so far, I have had good luck with his bees. Last year, the two...
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    Re: Nuc/Bee business plan?

    Here's a guy selling single 10-frame deeps for $220. I've bought nucs from him the last two years, and his nucs usually pull in a good honey crop with enough surplus for a decent harvest. In other...
  19. Re: Why don't feral bees have to follow the rules?

    Wonderful! You have found the HolyGrail of the beekeeping world. Start raising queens from that colony and distribute them around the world. You will solve a majority of the problems beekeepers face,...
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    Re: Finished my addition on my honey room

    Looks good!
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    Re: Nuc/Bee business plan?

    Sorry if my reply came across as insensitive, but that is the reality of the situation - a business plan is irrelevant if you don't know how to keep bees.

    Nothing wrong with being an...
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    Re: Nuc/Bee business plan?

    I would gently suggest you need to learn how to be a good beekeeper before you can consider becoming a good supplier of nucs, and if you were a good beekeeper you would know the answer to your...
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    Poll: Re: Outyards with contracts, or not

    Interesting results, so far. Hopefully, we get a few more responses. Although, the very beeks we hope to hear from are probably quite busy this time of year working in their outyards.
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    Re: Cloake board - metal or plastic?

    Looking at the major suppliers' websites, I am seeing only one that offers a Cloake board with metal queen excluder . . .
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    Re: Cloake board - metal or plastic?

    Thanks for the response. I am concerned about durability, since a Cloake board spends so much time of the year getting knocked around in storage. I am leaning towards metal for that reason alone.
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