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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Want Swarm Prevention? Try the OSBN Method

    Started by MattDavey, 02-07-2019 04:48 AM
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    05-24-2019, 04:42 AM Go to last post
  2. Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: Beekeeping Glossary

    Started by Barry, 02-14-2010 02:02 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    05-11-2019, 07:30 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: ATTN: New beekeepers with screened bottom boards

    Started by Brad Bee, 03-05-2017 11:44 AM
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  1. Set It and Forget It?

    Started by BeeDuto, 06-14-2019 05:51 AM
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    • Replies: 25
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  2. Weak hive and strong hive - time for a nuc?

    Started by helghart, Yesterday 11:50 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 117
    Yesterday, 05:28 PM Go to last post
  3. Check out this nuc

    Started by ifixoldhouses, 05-08-2019 12:04 PM
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    • Replies: 48
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  4. bee removal help needed

    Started by Demijan81, Yesterday 02:44 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 75
    Yesterday, 02:49 PM Go to last post
  5. Honey for Refractometer measurement

    Started by dddillon, Yesterday 07:21 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 90
    Yesterday, 10:51 AM Go to last post
  6. 1: 1 sugar syrup recipe?

    Started by alf1960, 06-15-2019 09:55 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 241
    Yesterday, 07:19 AM Go to last post
  7. Very wet cool spring split hive issue

    Started by blk, 06-15-2019 05:57 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 157
    06-15-2019, 10:32 PM Go to last post
  8. XXXL nitrile gloves?

    Started by Champy, 06-06-2019 11:00 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 21
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    06-15-2019, 11:50 AM Go to last post
  9. Want More Honey

    Started by Fleetwood271, 06-10-2019 07:05 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 899
    06-14-2019, 09:53 AM Go to last post
  10. Question Black Foundation For Honey Supers

    Started by Clarkwestfied, 06-10-2019 09:05 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 791
    06-13-2019, 04:14 PM Go to last post
  11. How much honey to give your hive land sponsors

    Started by roberto487, 06-09-2019 07:45 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    06-13-2019, 02:53 PM Go to last post
  12. Commercial foundation

    Started by Alram, 06-13-2019 10:07 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 134
    06-13-2019, 11:21 AM Go to last post
  13. Question Installing packages in close proximity

    Started by Demijan81, 06-13-2019 04:37 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 159
    06-13-2019, 07:43 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 111
    06-12-2019, 03:02 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 244
    06-12-2019, 08:17 AM Go to last post
  14. Back yard BEEK,managing NUCS to maximize options

    Started by Hankdoink, 06-11-2019 07:25 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 217
    06-12-2019, 05:50 AM Go to last post
  15. Need extra bees for small nucs

    Started by clong, 06-06-2019 06:31 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 442
    06-10-2019, 11:57 AM Go to last post
  16. New smaller bees?

    Started by JenGavin, 06-07-2019 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-10-2019, 11:16 AM Go to last post
  17. How long can a queen stay in her cage?

    Started by rmadean, 04-15-2011 11:25 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    06-10-2019, 11:06 AM Go to last post
  18. OAV Treatment with new Queen?

    Started by Oneshoo, 06-09-2019 10:44 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-10-2019, 09:04 AM Go to last post
  19. Moving Hives

    Started by BFD45, 06-09-2019 04:56 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 151
    06-10-2019, 08:30 AM Go to last post
  20. Cross Comb Gooey Mess

    Started by dawnjanell, 06-03-2019 06:03 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    06-09-2019, 05:21 PM Go to last post
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    06-09-2019, 12:58 PM Go to last post
  21. OTS split of a this years swarm

    Started by Thucar, 06-05-2019 09:41 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-09-2019, 10:36 AM Go to last post
  22. Not much pollen in hives

    Started by Alram, 06-09-2019 12:14 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-09-2019, 07:17 AM Go to last post
  23. Exclamation continue building comb?

    Started by pintail_drake2004, 06-08-2019 10:53 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-08-2019, 01:12 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 114
    06-08-2019, 07:07 AM Go to last post
  24. Is this a virgin queen?

    Started by jimbo3, 06-07-2019 08:13 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    06-07-2019, 06:48 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 112
    06-07-2019, 05:50 PM Go to last post
  25. Queen Introduction & Conflicting Advice

    Started by BumblingBeek, 05-28-2019 03:48 PM
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    06-07-2019, 02:02 PM Go to last post
  26. Question Bottom Board Debris and Entrance Crowding

    Started by Clarkwestfied, 06-06-2019 08:01 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 204
    06-07-2019, 06:09 AM Go to last post
  27. 4 week old hive - No change in last week

    Started by JohnLeePettimore, 06-01-2019 02:27 PM
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    06-06-2019, 07:59 PM Go to last post
  28. How fast does backfill laying occur?

    Started by Champy, 06-05-2019 09:43 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-06-2019, 07:55 PM Go to last post
  29. Moved: Richinbama 2018-2019 beekeeping quest

    Started by Richinbama, 03-03-2018 07:22 PM
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    • Replies: 5
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    06-06-2019, 05:54 AM Go to last post
  30. New Hive - Feeding question

    Started by mamm7215, 06-05-2019 11:07 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-05-2019, 11:24 PM Go to last post
  31. Swarm Cells - Should I be concerned

    Started by George Page, 06-04-2019 03:11 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-05-2019, 10:39 PM Go to last post
  32. First time beekeeping. A month in. A couple of questions.

    Started by ki4fkw, 05-20-2019 08:10 AM
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    06-05-2019, 09:19 PM Go to last post
  33. Question RE: foragers returning to hive site

    Started by Drakes Creek, 06-05-2019 12:59 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-05-2019, 09:14 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 841
    06-05-2019, 07:01 PM Go to last post
  34. Moved: 2018/19 Journal NW Florida Gulf Coast

    Started by Jadeguppy, 01-14-2018 02:53 PM
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    06-05-2019, 11:15 AM Go to last post
  35. New Hive: Risk of Absconding?

    Started by roberts0909, 06-04-2019 04:51 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-05-2019, 09:52 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
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    06-03-2019, 10:43 PM Go to last post
  36. Ham-fisted beekeeper captures swarm (video)

    Started by cfalls, 05-30-2019 05:15 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-03-2019, 06:12 PM Go to last post
  37. Queen died, now what?

    Started by Black_Dog_Bees, 06-02-2019 09:19 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    06-03-2019, 01:08 PM Go to last post
  38. Question What Do I Do Now?

    Started by Bob D, 06-03-2019 08:56 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-03-2019, 09:26 AM Go to last post
  39. New Keep Question

    Started by snow247, 06-01-2019 10:59 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    06-02-2019, 07:33 PM Go to last post
  40. Installing a new Queen with some questions?

    Started by Oneshoo, 06-02-2019 08:25 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-02-2019, 08:55 AM Go to last post
  41. Egg to Larva to Queen or Worker

    Started by Sickdog5, 06-01-2019 08:37 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-02-2019, 08:27 AM Go to last post
  42. What am I looking at?

    Started by NoWIBeek, 05-26-2019 08:45 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    06-01-2019, 05:54 AM Go to last post
  43. Team Beekeeping

    Started by tenleez, 05-30-2019 01:25 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 301
    05-31-2019, 04:26 PM Go to last post
  44. Moving Hives - just pure strength?

    Started by MimiE, 05-31-2019 08:04 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-31-2019, 01:24 PM Go to last post
  45. Flying Drones?

    Started by AlanInNJ, 05-29-2019 08:16 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    05-30-2019, 08:22 PM Go to last post
  46. multiple eggs per cell

    Started by cfalls, 05-25-2019 07:42 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    05-30-2019, 02:31 PM Go to last post
  47. Laying Worker(s) 3 weeks after install?

    Started by Jroot, 05-23-2019 11:58 AM
    • Replies: 19
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    05-30-2019, 01:38 PM Go to last post
  48. Early Swarm cells or false queen cups

    Started by Gus979, 05-20-2019 03:07 PM
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    05-30-2019, 01:23 PM Go to last post
  49. 2000 Acres of Hemp Project

    Started by karmahoneyproject, 05-26-2019 10:29 PM
    bees, hemp, placement of beehives
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    05-30-2019, 12:24 PM Go to last post
  50. Question Distance Between Hives...

    Started by 1/33rd, 05-17-2019 04:44 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-30-2019, 12:21 PM Go to last post
  51. Question Did I do the right thing?

    Started by pintail_drake2004, 05-30-2019 06:30 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-30-2019, 06:54 AM Go to last post
  52. Pigs & Bees

    Started by SuiGeneris, 05-29-2019 05:44 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-29-2019, 05:39 PM Go to last post
  53. Caring for leafcutter bee cocoons

    Started by Joro, 05-15-2019 02:48 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-29-2019, 02:34 PM Go to last post
  54. New Pkg Hives - 2weeks

    Started by Champy, 05-23-2019 09:58 AM
    • Replies: 10
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    05-29-2019, 01:18 PM Go to last post
  55. Helping small captured swarm

    Started by selcal, 05-29-2019 05:53 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    05-29-2019, 12:25 PM Go to last post
  56. Requeening

    Started by little lion, 05-27-2019 02:25 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    05-29-2019, 08:39 AM Go to last post
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    05-29-2019, 06:24 AM Go to last post
  57. Help Identifying Frames

    Started by Clarkwestfied, 05-08-2019 01:20 PM
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    05-28-2019, 09:00 PM Go to last post
  58. New Beekeeper. Single Brood Box or Double?

    Started by Oneshoo, 05-26-2019 06:31 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    05-28-2019, 01:20 PM Go to last post
  59. Ultra Bee Patties New Package

    Started by bensmith0149, 05-27-2019 04:18 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    05-28-2019, 09:30 AM Go to last post
  60. Caught swarm how often to check it?

    Started by Chief11885, 05-27-2019 03:08 PM
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    05-27-2019, 11:13 AM Go to last post
  61. When to check a swarm to see if she's laying

    Started by little lion, 05-27-2019 01:02 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-27-2019, 10:34 AM Go to last post
  62. Bees are drawing comb on insides of hive walls

    Started by Dave6187, 05-25-2019 04:03 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 193
    05-27-2019, 10:23 AM Go to last post

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