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    Sep 29th 2014, 01:05 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread lazy bees in Beekeeping 101
    Well Mike you have a couple of options. You can feed your bees and attempt to get them through the winter You can kill your lazy bees and freeze the...
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    Sep 28th 2014, 08:09 PM
    I will put sticky boards under my screened bottom boards after Tuesday, when my helper the bees hate will be here. They hate him worse if I make any...
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    Sep 24th 2014, 09:14 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread lazy bees in Beekeeping 101
    Well Walt, I only got about 1.5 inches of rain this spring, but I watered my blooming trees, and the wildflowers that have spread from my place...
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    Sep 24th 2014, 08:28 PM
    Well Walt, I have little time for forums but after you dropped me a note the other day I came back. Maybe you should drop some more notes. Gypsi
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    Sep 22nd 2014, 10:53 AM
    indypartridge replied to a thread lazy bees in Beekeeping 101
    You're not alone. When I inspected my colonies this past weekend I found the same thing: strong, healthy colonies, very low mite counts, very few...
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    Sep 21st 2014, 07:31 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread lazy bees in Beekeeping 101
    Your bees can have all the water in the world but it takes nectar, which comes from flowers, which come from rain, to make honey. you can feed...
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    Sep 21st 2014, 05:21 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread lazy bees in Beekeeping 101
    do you have a drought? If you do you have a dearth of nectar and pollen. I started beekeeping part way through our Texas drought. I got 1 pint of...
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    Sep 21st 2014, 04:54 PM
    I got a new hive beetle treatment from beeweaver.com when I got my fall queens. It is less messy than oil traps, a sheet that the bees make ragged...
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    Sep 18th 2014, 10:38 AM
    I've had some buckets of honey crystalize in a few months. I recently opened a half-forgotten bucket from 2011 and was surprised to find no signs of...
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    Sep 11th 2014, 10:42 AM
    I've used this site to map a radius: 1) zoom in to desired location 2) set Radius Distance 3) Click on point around which you want a radius...
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    Today's the first time I've looked at that "other" forum (beesource) in a while. I noticed this and didn't know if you'd seen it or if you (or somebody you know) would be interested. It seems like a good price:

    We have bulk sugar @ $ .29 cents per pound. No order is to small or to large. Pallets hold 1200 to 1600 pounds. We are located in Star City, Indiana. Contact Doug Hoffman or Carrie Hoffman 574-595-6296 or 574-242-2921. FOR PICK UP ONLY!

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    That was me back by lawn and garden that was talking about the christmas stuff.
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    hey there, just wondering if that was you I saw at walmart tonight.
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    Hey blueblood. I was at the fair today talking to guy who has a big honey business. Dumb me can't remember his name. We were talking about plastic bottles and I said I was looking at Sailor plastic. He knew of them. I told him the price for 225 1lb. bottles and he about flipped. Thought that was a super price. Look at the page I'm sending and see if it looks like 225 bottles for $64.27. Thanks.

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May 6, 2013

by blueblood on May 7th 2013 at 05:13 AM
Checked on the Catalpa tree trap out this afternoon [URL]http://www.beekeepingforums.com/threads/9585-Catalpa-Tree-Trap-Out[/URL]. A ton of activity! There is a possibility the bees swarmed...hopefully into the box.

Helped another friend hive his packages. His older son had fun holding a couple of drones. His younger son was nearby and being very calm watching the bees fly. But, his big brother said, "BEE!" Well, lil bro made a move to his left jaw and that was all she

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May 4, 2013 Packages Install

by blueblood on May 4th 2013 at 08:51 PM
The last task of the day was installing my packages. I am glad I make it a habit to wear my full suit anytime and every time. I am not a complete believer in mild bees at installs. I was stung on the glove forefinger while holding the queen cage. I was completely still and watching the queen when a girl came up and stung. The stinger was really dug in too! It's good to see the yard filling up. Hoping for many more swarms this month.
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May 4, 2013 Big Day

by blueblood on May 4th 2013 at 07:26 PM
Started the day at 8:30 AM with breakfast with a guy and his brother who are starting to keep. We then drove to Morgantown to get our bees. I picked up some bees for another friend too. I ended up sitting next to 5 packages and all the stowaways hanging on. Helped them install their bees in the tbh they built. Next, we went to my house where I took both of them out to my yard to select a frame of eggs for today's Catalpa trap out. I was able to go frame by frame and show them bur comb, capped

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1st Swarm of 2013 May 3rd

by blueblood on May 3rd 2013 at 07:39 PM
Yeehaw! What a great day and prelude to more excellent weekend. I was on patrol when a friend called me from town and said he was in his back yard when he heard the large cloud of bee fly over head and land on the neighbor's mail box. Fortunately, I keep a nuc ready with old comb and lemon grass oil in the trunk of the squad for the swarm season. I was really excited to get these as it was a nice sized swarm. I placed the nuc under and then knocked the rest in gently with a stick. The lid went

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April 13, 2013 Orchard Hives and My Hives Honey Supers Part 2

by blueblood on Apr 13th 2013 at 06:05 PM
I went through all 3 of my hives, box by box and frame by frame this afternoon and cleaned up any messes along the way. I did not see any drones yet. But, there were adequate amounts of drone cells in each hive. I was pleased to see many frames of bees. All hives had more capped brood, honey, pollen and bees in the top brood box than the bottom. I found the queen in hive #2. She was a good looking queen with a nice dark orange color. I decided to reverse the brood boxes since they had not

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