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  1. Maybe this is one of those food processor vs....

    Maybe this is one of those food processor vs. hand prep issues. Harvesting is the emotional reward for doing it right, and I would miss it. But, then, I am a hobbyist. I might feel differently if...
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    Uh-oh! This is one of those 10 beekeepers / 11...

    Uh-oh! This is one of those 10 beekeepers / 11 answers questions.

    I was taught, in theory, the side with the larger gap should create bee space for the top frames and reduce the building of bur...
  3. Thread: nucs

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    With newbeeks coming on every year into a more...

    With newbeeks coming on every year into a more challenging environment and steeper learning curve-- and even good, experienced beeks experiencing 30% or better losses-- early spring nucs are hard to...
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    My local club advocates mediums for everything,...

    My local club advocates mediums for everything, in a perfect world, making all equipment interchangeable. Michael Bush and others advocate mediums for the lighter weight. I still use both, but...
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    20' sounds right for any activity that would not...

    20' sounds right for any activity that would not throw anything into their flight path. Many of us sit a few feet away in a lawn chair and just quietly watch. But if you are mowing and blowing...
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    I use snap in wood frames.

    I use snap in wood frames.
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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...
  12. 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,...
  14. 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.
  15. 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...
  18. 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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