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  Topic: Ask a Bee Inspector
RodneyWT1180B

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PostForum: Ask a Bee Inspector   Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:10 am   Subject: Thank You
Just wanted to say Great Idea and Thank You for taking the time to do this.
Rodney
  Topic: Living in a bee house
RodneyWT1180B

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:06 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
Those exposed combs are just awesome. What is the background on those?
Rodney
  Topic: Living in a bee house
RodneyWT1180B

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:37 am   Subject: Living in a bee house
Yes, we do have severe cold winter winds here in the flat lands. At least the hives are protected from the wind (and inspectors Laughing).

I'm just pondering how to get a glass hive into our living r ...
  Topic: Living in a bee house
RodneyWT1180B

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:59 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
Very nice idea! I'm thinking very good for the bees as well. Stable environment and no chance of large predators or vandalism.
Rodney
  Topic: What type of bees?
RodneyWT1180B

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:33 am   Subject: What type of bees?
I went with Italians because the people I bought my package from told me that they were less likely to be aggressive than the Carniolians they also sell. I'm new I didn't know what to expect and I ha ...
  Topic: queen cage without candy - what to do?
RodneyWT1180B

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:29 am   Subject: queen cage without candy - what to do?
I just got my package last Saturday and my queen had the same 1/2 cork setup. I even got to watch the man at the apiary where I purchased my bees do a live demonstration of hiving a package into a nu ...
 
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