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  Topic: Has anyone used Fastbees.net to order bees?
alexg

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:02 am   Subject: Has anyone used Fastbees.net to order bees?
I have read that most packages in the USA have queens that are bred from only a few beekeepers, and as such the genetic variability is limited. Many I believe are also stem from bees kept in the south ...
  Topic: Chalk Brood ....
alexg

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:28 pm   Subject: Re: Chalk Brood ....
Strong colonies will be cured without requining.
  Topic: Drones in January
alexg

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:26 pm   Subject: Re: Drones in January
If you see drones in winter, it indicates that something bad is happening with colony.
  Topic: Bee's built combe across all the bars!
alexg

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:23 pm   Subject: Re: Bee's built combe across all the bars!
It`s better to feed bees with natural honey. If you decided to feed bees with sugar then you need to use organic raw sugar only.
  Topic: Leftover honey from hive
alexg

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:19 pm   Subject: Re: Leftover honey from hive
I would leave the honey for other bees.
  Topic: Filling in the cracks and beginning with a newly made hive
alexg

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:18 pm   Subject: Re: Filling in the cracks and beginning with a newly made hi
I would fix the gaps with wood.
  Topic: Has anyone used Fastbees.net to order bees?
alexg

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:12 pm   Subject: Re: Has anyone used Fastbees.net to order bees?
If you are new to beekeeping and have yet to get bees you are probably wondering whether you should get a package of bees or a nucleus hive (nuc) to start with – what is the difference?

A nucleus h ...
  Topic: Has anyone used Fastbees.net to order bees?
alexg

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:55 pm   Subject: Re: Has anyone used Fastbees.net to order bees?
Yes, Nucs are better than packages. Best way to start is ten-frame hive with bees. Bees are much stronger and healthier in big colonies. I decided to order 5 hives from Fastbees.net

They will b ...
  Topic: Has anyone used Fastbees.net to order bees?
alexg

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:11 pm   Subject: Re: Has anyone used Fastbees.net to order bees?
I ordered beekeeping tools from them and received everything yesterday. Bees will arrive in April.
  Topic: Has anyone used Fastbees.net to order bees?
alexg

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:57 pm   Subject: Re: Has anyone used Fastbees.net to order bees?
Thank you. I plan to order bees from them next spring.
  Topic: Has anyone used Fastbees.net to order bees?
alexg

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:48 pm   Subject: Re: Has anyone used Fastbees.net to order bees?
I prefer Italian bees. Russian bees are more aggressive.
  Topic: Has anyone used Fastbees.net to order bees?
alexg

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:25 pm   Subject: Re: Has anyone used Fastbees.net to order bees?
Yes, I read beekeeping books. I watch videos.
  Topic: Has anyone used Fastbees.net to order bees?
alexg

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:36 am   Subject: Re: Has anyone used Fastbees.net to order bees?
Thank you for the information. I ordered wildflower honey from them. The honey is amazing. I plan to buy a full hive from them next year. We love natural honey. Unfortunately stores do not sell n ...
  Topic: Has anyone used Fastbees.net to order bees?
alexg

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:55 am   Subject: Has anyone used Fastbees.net to order bees?
Hello. I was wondering if someone ordered bees from organic bee farm. I plan to buy couple full hives with bees and looking for good organic bee farm that does not use chemicals on bees.
 
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