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  Topic: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive

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PostForum: Foraging on the Far Side   Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:37 am   Subject: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
i once read that 100% of the eggs in the US are contaminated with salmonella. don't know if it is true and i don't care. i cook them.

i would certainly agree with the same statement about all poult ...
  Topic: Finding Feral Bee Colonies - Beelining

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PostForum: Wild and feral honeybees and other bee species   Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:26 pm   Subject: Finding Feral Bee Colonies - Beelining
been missing for a while, but this is a neat topic.

mating with apiary drones is not a bad thing, nor is it a good thing. just a thing.

calling them apiary drones sort of implies a less robust g ...
  Topic: catenary hive

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 3:06 pm   Subject: catenary hive
i really like this forum, because you make me think.

first of all, only one hive for now. i have an uphill battle, with two yellow jacket sensitives in the house, just to have one beehive.

now g ...
  Topic: catenary hive

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:41 pm   Subject: catenary hive
can't really do the hollow log thing. ohio requires registration and inspections to prevent disease spread. i am going to be a good boy.

i am thinking the catenary because it struck me that the bee ...
  Topic: catenary hive

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:41 pm   Subject: catenary hive
all comments are welcome. no hurt feelings at all. i am a newbie. no bees yet, so i have no bad beekeeping habits to unlearn.

if you have read any of my other posts, you know that i don't want to h ...
  Topic: catenary hive

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:51 pm   Subject: catenary hive

this would use standard 1X 3 lumber in the usa.

if the image stinks, i am working on something better
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