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    Poll: How many here actually took classes or had a...

    How many here actually took classes or had a mentor when they first got bees? Or, did you get the bees and then get a mentor? Or, have you just learned from experience? I first got bees and wanted to...
  2. Thread: Canola?

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    I really don't figure there will be enough to...

    I really don't figure there will be enough to worry with in July. Last year they bearly had enough to make it through the winter. Unless there is a great year, I just want them to continue to...
  3. Thread: Canola?

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    I think I will harvest in July, if there is any...

    I think I will harvest in July, if there is any left, like Idee said and hope for the best.
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    that happened to my first TBH. Put a bottom on it...

    that happened to my first TBH. Put a bottom on it for a couple of weeks, they will move back inside. They can still smell the queen from the outside through the screen!
  5. Thread: Canola?

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    Canola?

    I have a large field of canola blooming right now about a 1/2 mile from my three small hives. Will the canola honey crystallize in the spring and summer? i want them to build up and have stores for...
  6. Thread: new flow?

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    I'm just east of Statesville and the same thing...

    I'm just east of Statesville and the same thing has happened here. My bees were just kinda sitting around on the front porch for a couple of weeks now. Then just yesterday they got really busy....
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    Plant ID and bees in Ireland?

    I was in Ireland a couple of weeks ago and saw these plants all over everywhere. A lot of them growing wild on the side of the roads. Blooming like crazy in 60 degree weather. Can anyone Id them for...
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    Awesome idea! I will have to do that. Thanks!

    Awesome idea! I will have to do that. Thanks!
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    THATS What it is!

    THATS What it is!
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    Thanks folks, that makes perfect sense. I need to...

    Thanks folks, that makes perfect sense. I need to get a frame rest. Have a problem with CRS:think:
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    Putting comb back like you found it?

    I have seen several references to taking the frames or top bars out for inspection, and always see that you are supposed to put them back in the same orientation as you removed them. Why? What will...
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    I am curious about the packages also. are they on...

    I am curious about the packages also. are they on schedule?
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    Bee safe bug control in the garden

    Does anyone have any recipes for spray or something for insect control or repellent, on vegetable plants that won't harm the bees?
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    Wood thickness and insulation

    I am working on another KTBH. I went to one of the big box lumber stores today and priced 1"X12"X6' boards (Ends and sides of the hive). They were more expensive than 2"X12"X6' lumber. The way I see...
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    Re: good morning post to let us know you was here

    Good morning, Saterday it was 60 degrees, this morning (Monday) we wake up to an dusting of snow and a high today predicted to be 41.
    I will be glad when spring gets here!
    Donnie
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    Re: 3# Package Bees Choice of Queens

    I want a package with a Wayne queen!
  17. Thread: Comb building

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    Re: Comb building

    I noticed my bees are building comb in my hive today. Been feeding 1:1, seeing them bring in a lot of light yellow pollen.
  18. Thread: Pollen?

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    Re: Pollen?

    I started feeding 1:1 sugar because, on inspecting the hive I found they had run out of honey stores. Lost one hive this winter, didn't want to lose the remaining one.
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    Pollen?

    My one hive seems to be bringing in a light yellow pollen at about a bee every thirty seconds. I don't need to feed pollen patties if this is going on, do I? This is my only hive, and I am a little...
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    Hi from Statesville, NC

    Actually live east of Statesville. I purchased two nucs last year. Just trying to learn bees. I had one die during the winter. I fed granulated sugar but gone anyway. the other is in a Tanzanian TBH....
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