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    Busy year recovering from winter losses, going...

    Busy year recovering from winter losses, going into winter with 28 hives.
    Plan to plant some garlic next weekend, before freezing temperature kicks in.
  2. Thread: Overwintering

    by Marbees
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    Are you saying that 50% (25 colonies survived)?...

    Are you saying that 50% (25 colonies survived)? If so, I would consider it a success. 25 overwintered colonies on new wax, with queens in their second year is a great return.
    Plus you got all those...
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    All good news Tonja and Steve, Bees survived,...

    All good news Tonja and Steve,
    Bees survived, you survived, and dogs look happy and beautiful. Hope you have a great year ahead of you.
    Best wishes
  4. Thread: 'tis time

    by Marbees
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    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of...

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of our beekeepers:drinks:
  5. Thread: Candle making?

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    Yes I did it, and loved every minute of it....

    Yes I did it, and loved every minute of it. Ordered some more molds from Mann Lake, and will be making some of my own :wink:

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    Love those milk filters, wax...
  6. Thread: I'm Back

    by Marbees
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    Happy to hear you are OK :thumbsup: Time to make...

    Happy to hear you are OK :thumbsup: Time to make some candles?
  7. Love the suit Bazz is wearing :grin:

    Love the suit Bazz is wearing :grin:
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    Happy birthday tec, many more to come:thumbsup:

    Happy birthday tec, many more to come:thumbsup:
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    Lower IQ, tastier the meat :lol:

    Lower IQ, tastier the meat :lol:
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    ........just a day late :wink: ​Happy B Day...

    ........just a day late :wink:
    ​Happy B Day Charles:thumbsup:
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    He was a water boy when Iddee and tec were young...

    He was a water boy when Iddee and tec were young athletes :lol:

    ​Happy holidays
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    Thank you Iddee for noticing:thumbsup: Thank you...

    Thank you Iddee for noticing:thumbsup:
    Thank you Riverbee for everything you have done for the beekeeping world, it's highly appreciated :thumbsup:
    Proud to be your friend :smile:
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    twine no good, triple Singer black thread and...

    twine no good, triple Singer black thread and cans from assorted peas, reception was exceptional :grin:
  14. Welcome :hi:

    Welcome :hi:
  15. Thread: Women!!

    by Marbees
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    In our house, we know who is wearing the pants. I...

    In our house, we know who is wearing the pants. I prefer blue jeans :lol:
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    Queen communication with workers

    Interesting read

    http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/4917/20131114/queen-bees-send-signals-sexual-history-worker.htm
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    Wow, somehow I don't feel sorry for you removing...

    Wow, somehow I don't feel sorry for you removing all that lath and plaster:grin:
    Great score Zook :thumbsup: Congratulations
  18. Thread: Imirie Shim

    by Marbees
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    I use 1 1/4" shims between brood boxes when...

    I use 1 1/4" shims between brood boxes when treating with formic acid (for a week only)
    Same shims are used to make space for sugar in the winter, and pollen patties in the spring.
    My inner...
  19. This is one of those real beekeeping nuggets of...

    This is one of those real beekeeping nuggets of knowledge, you regularly share with others in your posts. After reading the post above I could picture the frame with pollen in the lower half of...
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    Great photos Zook, keep them coming :grin: Thanks

    Great photos Zook, keep them coming :grin: Thanks
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    This is a great idea:thumbsup: Yesterday was...

    This is a great idea:thumbsup:


    Yesterday was the last day of the Royal Winter Fair, here in Toronto. Had to wait to take the picture of this observation hive.
    Heads of children and adults were...
  22. Thread: 33 Years today

    by Marbees
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    As Iddee said, some of us got lucky, Ana and I...

    As Iddee said, some of us got lucky, Ana and I will have our 33 years anniversary next July.
    Got to show her your post, so girl can have some present ideas :lol:...
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    Up here there is no need for third deep. I have...

    Up here there is no need for third deep. I have five of them going into a winter made of frames of honey with capped brood in them at the time of harvest.
    ​As Perry said, safe place to keep them...
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    Welcome Tullio, enjoy your stay

    Welcome Tullio, enjoy your stay
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    Nice article, great work tec:thumbsup: It's a...

    Nice article, great work tec:thumbsup: It's a noble thing, you are doing.
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