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  Topic: Living in a bee house
Bush_84

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:55 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
Very cool! Thanks for the update. Did you gather any honey from them? Notice any difference?
  Topic: Living in a bee house
Bush_84

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:18 am   Subject: Living in a bee house
Very cool!! It also answers my question about what happens when you open the hive.
  Topic: Chop and Crop
Bush_84

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:29 am   Subject: Chop and Crop
Everybody here always says get a package, but I think it will vary between person to person. I can get a full 10 frame hive of local new world carniolans for $80. 2lb package of bees will cost me ~$ ...
  Topic: What type of bees?
Bush_84

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:21 pm   Subject: What type of bees?
Ya the guy in my particular area who seemed to be the best/most experienced keeps carnies. So that's definitely what I'm doing.
  Topic: What type of bees?
Bush_84

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:15 am   Subject: What type of bees?
I plan on getting carniolans due to them wintering better in the harsh Minnesota climate. If your weather is good I would probably just go with Italians.
  Topic: Chop and Crop
Bush_84

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:55 pm   Subject: Chop and Crop
So I have been doing some reading and asking at another forum about the chop and crop method. Michael Bush has advised against it. After reading all that was said, I think that it would quite an und ...
 
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