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    robbing - did i solve the problem?

    I have 2 nucs with new queens, we realized that they were being robbed, So tonight we totally screened them inside with water and syrup (had entrance reducers on to smallest entrance but didn't...
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    Re: How's the harvest looking

    Our first crop harvested almost 3 weeks ago - got 100 lb from 2 hives, they filled these up and capped in about 6 weeks, have the supers on again hoping to get a second crop - all sold out of first...
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    Re: Beekeeper and anaphylactic allergy

    I'll have to look into all of that. I just got the one sting last night. 10 mintues later, hives everywhere, swelled eyes, ears, lips, I knew what was happening, made a dash to the hospital got the...
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    Beekeeper and anaphylactic allergy

    Is there any other bee-keepers out there that have bee sting allergies? (anaphylactic - swelling of eyes,ears,mouth, all over hives, breathing) I really hate to give it up. I would like to hear from...
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    Laying worker problem

    I have a hive that I split earlier this spring. The new hive had everything they could want, eggs, brood, stores etc. Now I look and have 2-3 eggs in some cells, indicating that I have a laying...
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    Re: Master Beek says Don't Use SBB

    I have SBBs and, even though this past year was my first, I had a HUGE mite drop using formic acid (flash method) it seemed to work like a charm.
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    Re: Its cold in the south

    I would like to see some 50 degree weather (about +10 Celcius??) We have just gotten through a few days that were -32 (with windchill)!
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    Re: Wish you were here!

    Snow really isn't soo bad, Don't worry, I'm bringing a load of snow to all of you when I visit LA in March...
    If I can get it through customs...
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    Re: How did ya'll come up with your handle?

    with a last name like Haapalainen- you just have to shorten it....
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    Re: Number of Hives

    1. How many hives did you start out with (first year)? 2
    2. How many hives do you currently maintain? 2
    3. The maximum number of hives you hope to keep? 4-6
    4. How long have you been a beekeeper?...
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    soy protein vs. soy flour?

    Is there a difference between soy flour and soy protein powder? I trid to find soy flour in the grocery store to make pollen substitue but all I could find was a soy protein powder?
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    Re: Coyote attacks and kills woman

    I saw this on the news Wednesday, the scary thing was I did this trail in June with my friend who lives out there and her 3 year old boy. For the record - it is an awesome trail to do if you are in...
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    bees in the hot tub

    My bees have found my neighbour's hottub, fortunately for me my neighbour is also my brother, still not pleased, although tolerant. They sneaked up under the hot tub cover and in to the water. I...
  14. Thread: Bee Comedy

    by hapinen
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    Re: Bee Comedy

    here' a few more...

    Bee jokes 01
    Q: Who is the bees favorite singer?
    A: Sting!

    Q: Who is the bees favorite pop group?
    A: The bee gees!

    Q: What do you get if you cross a bee with a skunk?
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    kids say the funniest things...

    The other day I was driving home with my 3yo daughter in the back of the van. A commercial comes on the radio about smoking in the car with your children, my daughter pipes up "I smoke bees...", she...
  16. Thread: Dead bees?

    by hapinen
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    Re: Dead bees?

    that makes sense, you know what they say about hindsight...
  17. Thread: Dead bees?

    by hapinen
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    Dead bees?

    Ok, so I set my freshly extracted frames and cappings out in the bee yard for the girls to clean them up. They did an awesome job, but when I moved the supers away there were a lot of dead bees,...
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    After harvesting

    I just pulled my first honey! Going to extract it Thursaday! :D I was wondering now with 2 supers worth less room what do the bees do? I have quite a strong hive and I'm hoping because of less room...
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    swarm aftermath

    Good afternoon!

    I'm a first year beek and just have a few questions about one of my hives. I know that I'm probably a little over anxious - but i like to learn as much as I can.

    anyways..

    I...
  20. Re: what kind of beehive is this...??? Omlet Beehaus

    I especially like the "30 day money back guarantee"

    krista
  21. Thread: Ant problem

    by hapinen
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    Ant problem

    Does anyone have an effective way of getting rid of ants? My one hive, between the inner and outer cover there are a tonne of ants + eggs. What is a good way to git'm gone? Maybe a drop of...
  22. Thread: First cutout

    by hapinen
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    Re: First cutout

    awesome:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
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    checkerboarding

    When "checkerboarding" is mentioned is it when you separate frames of brood with frames of honey? This will inhibit swarming? What else is it good for?

    Just wondering

    Thanks
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    Re: ...and away they went....

    what would a virgin queen or newly mated queen look like? I have no idea
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    Re: ...and away they went....

    I had jsut finished with the hives and my friends were with my husband when we heard alot of buzzing looked up and saw the swarm. We followed them as far as we could go, but they were up about 50...
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