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    I know I should do what camero7 and kebee said......

    I know I should do what camero7 and kebee said... and you should, too. I am still that cheap guy that has to learn everything the hard way. The way I should look at it is: the cost of losing one...
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    Very reasonable, imo. I wish I lived close to...

    Very reasonable, imo. I wish I lived close to you!

    But, of course, a nuc is only as good as the person who put it together. So, I guess it depends on where the hardware store is getting them. I...
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    I'll second the recommendation for black plastic....

    I'll second the recommendation for black plastic. I find if just don't give the girls a choice, they draw plastic out just fine.

    Storage is much easier.

    The only regret I have is that I...
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    >> remember that a lot of beekeepers are very...

    >> remember that a lot of beekeepers are very interested in "free" bees - bait hives, swarm catches, cutouts - find a local beekeeper that is interested in "free" bees that will come and take splits...
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    Ordering some supplies for spring (Kelly is 15%...

    Ordering some supplies for spring (Kelly is 15% off this month).

    For culling drone brood to interrupt the mite population: does anyone have a preference for drone foundation vs just hanging a...
  6. These guys are right about the relevance of our...

    These guys are right about the relevance of our information for your location. Carnicas in Africa? I don't have a clue.

    But, if it is any help, many of my mistakes have come from not letting...
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    What a great Eagle Project! Blake, my guess is...

    What a great Eagle Project! Blake, my guess is many here would love to have you post photos of your observation hive on this site! And ask questions, there is a lot of wisdom on this board.

    And,...
  8. IMO, a Jersey winter like last winter would take...

    IMO, a Jersey winter like last winter would take a toll; and a Jersey summer like 2013 would finish them off.
  9. Old German School Videos on Beekeeping

    Some of you may have already seen these, but I just stumbled on them. The Institute that produced them no longer exists, but you can search the videos out. It is amazing what a slightly different...
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    Vinegar smell in hive

    I have a vinegar smell from one of my "in the woods" hives. :cry: :eek: Everything looks to be ok. A Google search would suggest that it is just goldenrod nectar, or perhaps a bit of fermentation....
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    hehehehe See, I'm not the only one doing...

    hehehehe

    See, I'm not the only one doing taxes...
  12. Still working in NJ (northern Sussex county)...

    Still working in NJ (northern Sussex county) every week. Moved all the bees home to NE Alabama. Don't know if I'll have any in Jersey next year... bears, short season. Jersey is complaining about...
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    Welcome to the forum! What region of Georgia?

    Welcome to the forum! What region of Georgia?
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    :rolling: Welcome! 14 years! Finally, somebody...

    :rolling: Welcome! 14 years! Finally, somebody who has made more mistakes than I have!
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    Are Bees Back Up on Their Knees -- NYT

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/25/opinion/colony-collapse-are-bees-back-up-on-their-knees.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=c-column-top-span-region&region=c-column-top-span-region&WT.nav=c-...
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    I am slowly migrating to solid bottoms-- like...

    I am slowly migrating to solid bottoms-- like Walt figured nothing to lose. FatBeeMan holds there is less condensation, and I tend to give him the benefit of the doubt for my Alabama hives. I am...
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    Looks like you posted. Welcome!

    Looks like you posted. Welcome!
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    Any indication that your residents are not able...

    Any indication that your residents are not able or willing to defend their stores? What does it look like inside?
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    Here is follow-up, such as it is (was). ...

    Here is follow-up, such as it is (was).

    http://www.onearth.org/article/helping-brooklyns-red-stingers-get-off-the-juice
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    Now that we have your background check: Welcome!

    Now that we have your background check: Welcome!
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    It could be worse:...

    It could be worse:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/30/nyregion/30bigcity.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3Ar%2C%7B%221%22%3A%22RI%3A11%22%7D&_r=0
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    No. In addition to B'er Bear [upper Sussex...

    No. In addition to B'er Bear [upper Sussex County], there is a significantly shorter season than my yards in Alabama, and since I am in a vicarage, twitchy parishioners to consider.

    OTOH, there...
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    Moving Screen Question

    I am going to move my NJ hive down to Alabama next month [tired of worrying about bears]. I ordered an entrance moving screen from Mann Lakes, and it has four holes in it.

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    In my wee...
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    FWIW, I have to change browsers from MS Explorer...

    FWIW, I have to change browsers from MS Explorer to Chrome or Foxfire to load photos...
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    So is there anything this time of year that could...

    So is there anything this time of year that could motivate the queen to start laying?
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