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 91 
 on: September 15, 2014, 09:26:44 PM 
Started by ugcheleuce - Last post by GSF
<I do>

Thanks RC, I used to think I was too anal about some things but since I've seen this post you've taken a lot of pressure off of me Wink

 92 
 on: September 15, 2014, 09:13:33 PM 
Started by rookie2531 - Last post by GSF
Where there any worker brood in there?

 93 
 on: September 15, 2014, 08:45:24 PM 
Started by Jedda - Last post by GSF
Best of luck to you with your new adventure.

 94 
 on: September 15, 2014, 08:41:16 PM 
Started by jvalentour - Last post by jvalentour
Looks like the consensus is to spend the winter building boxes, mostly mediums I presume.  Purchase frames in bulk.  Set a target for how many hives I plan and build out.  I assume a few nucs should be on hand as well. 

I have put out the word to several landscapers to call me for bee removal.  Cut outs and swarms are priced pretty good if local.  Then split, early and often. 

I'm not too confident I want to get into raising my own queens.  How much of a time commitment is it?  It seems to me I might be easier to purchase as many as 10 queens from a reputable dealer and keep them on standby.  (That is if you can keep a queen hiveless for 90 plus days).

 95 
 on: September 15, 2014, 08:40:26 PM 
Started by buzzbee - Last post by 10framer
goldenrod is staring.  the beeyard smells like honey but not goldenrod yet.  could be working soybeans i guess.

 96 
 on: September 15, 2014, 08:35:44 PM 
Started by tefer2 - Last post by rober
bakeries, grocery bakeries, Costco bakeries, & donut shops all have 3 & 5 gallon buckets for free & they are food grade. the 3 gallon buckets seem to be more plentiful but 5's can be had. you can't beat the price.

 97 
 on: September 15, 2014, 07:58:51 PM 
Started by rober - Last post by rober
it's in a glass jar with a vented lid so it should be safe from mice. i put it in the basement. around late February i'll stick it in the fridge so it doesn't emerge too early. last spring one of 2 swallowtails that i had kept all winter emerged too early to release. it was 20* degrees outside at the time. i put it on a house plant but it did not survive.

 98 
 on: September 15, 2014, 07:15:55 PM 
Started by Veggiebee - Last post by Veggiebee
Hi I am a new Beekeeper, this year.  Interested in natural beekeeping.  I grow organic veggies and hope to raise bees in a similar manner.

 99 
 on: September 15, 2014, 05:39:15 PM 
Started by ugcheleuce - Last post by jayj200
MY Baby's

 100 
 on: September 15, 2014, 05:30:34 PM 
Started by don2 - Last post by jayj200
yes please do.

I like golden stories

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