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Today 05:31 PM
 What don't you like about Mann Lake's 18 frame extractor vs Maxant's 20 frame one?
I'm sure these are both good extractors, but once you get into the 20 frame range I believe Dadant has the best value. 36 frame capacity, 30" diameter tank, direct drive. Larger tank is more... (2,596 views, 21 replies)
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Bill Bru
Today 05:30 PM
 Beekeeping Suit advice
I received a full cotton suit as a father's day gift. My biggest complaint is the veil with is like the one pictured above. The veil netting is constantly pushing up against the tip of my nose. I... (6,141 views, 24 replies)
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Today 05:20 PM
 I have seen the queen
Once the drone frame is mostly full of capped drone brood, use tweezers to remove drones and inspect the pupa for varroa mites. They will be a small root beer coloured spot on the pupa or at the... (402 views, 6 replies)
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Today 05:13 PM
 laying worker dilemma
I don't know the answer to your question but I had a hive go laying worker two years ago. I was told the only hope is to try to add frames of eggs and see if they will pull through that way. My... (47 views, 1 replies)
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Today 05:11 PM
 Lucked out during local flooding.
He ended up getting it running. I haven't talked to him yet but I think they drained all the fluids, and not sure what else. I also forgot that I did a news paper combine adding a week... (263 views, 3 replies)
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Today 05:09 PM
 How long to feed new package bees??
Hey guys just looking for your input how long do you feed your new hives? I'm currently using the inhive frame feeders and they almost seem to be storing the syrup to quickly and filling up the brood... (17 views, 0 replies)
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Today 05:07 PM
 Over 50 sting this morning
I took about 30 stings once, all through my glove, to my right hand. I was in the process of tearing apart an old broke down hive I got from a guy and putting it in new boxes. The first few boxes... (459 views, 9 replies)
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Today 05:03 PM
 Queen Bee incubator plans.
This is an old topic, try looking at these couple of threads, lots of info in them... 6-New-Incubator-Pics&p=1068155#post1 068155 ... (101 views, 3 replies)
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Today 04:57 PM
 Vails for keeps that wear glasses
It sure would be nice if someone made a veil with a window in front of my face. No one does that I'm aware of. (55 views, 1 replies)
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Today 04:57 PM
 Bees in Evergreen Timber Forests - Pacific Nortwhest?
I'm curious to see if she gets mated out there (i.e., there are other hives in the area with drones). (1,170 views, 19 replies)
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Today 04:48 PM
 honey packaging question
This will be our first year to harvest any honey from our bees. I'm running 8 frame mediums, and I should be able to harvest one entire box. We're planning on giving some of the honey away for... (48 views, 0 replies)
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Today 04:47 PM
 Bee Gym?
Naw, the Drones would be the barkeeps, keeping a lookout for any virgins in the area. (1,913 views, 12 replies)
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Today 04:36 PM
 Professional Beekeeping?
You only get one life, if you are interested in beekeeping then i say go for it. Take some college courses in entomology or biology and get atleast an associates from the community college. While... (194 views, 2 replies)
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Today 04:20 PM
 Saving an old abandoned hive
Thanks for the info. Sorry to keep bothering you with the newbie questions. All that makes sense. There's more hive boxes that aren't in the picture and it looks like there's at least a half dozen or... (641 views, 10 replies)
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Today 04:15 PM
 Any way to 'keep' bumblebees?
here a video on removing bumblebees i will stick with honey bees (745 views, 6 replies)
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Dan Williamson
Today 04:04 PM
 Honey House/Hive equipment for sale
Items for sale are pickup only in Wheatfield, IN until approximately June 18th. Can also be picked up in Columbus, OH area (Lewis Center, OH) with advanced notice. Items are used unless... (96 views, 0 replies)
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Today 04:02 PM
 Large brood cells
I will keep an eye on it. (154 views, 4 replies)
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Today 03:54 PM
 Second inspection--not sure what I'm seeing
UPDATE: I just finished working my way carefully through both hives. Found a queen in both. I didn't find much larvae--not like previous inspections. So maybe these are new queens? There is quite... (318 views, 6 replies)
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Today 03:47 PM
 Cathedral Hive Comb Progress
Never heard of a cathedral hive before this. It looks very interesting. P.S. I spotted the queen. :) (89 views, 1 replies)
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Today 03:42 PM
 Small Hive
Bumble bees pollinate tomatoes.Bumble bees are buzz pollinators. They bite the base of the flower and vibrate their bodies releasing the pollen. You can tell visually that that a bee worked the... (401 views, 6 replies)