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  • Michael Bush's Avatar
    Today, 04:54 PM
    I've never seen an epi-pen...
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  • Michael Bush's Avatar
    Today, 04:52 PM
    Michael Bush replied to a thread 1:1 vs 2:1 in Bee Forum
    In my experience it makes little difference what concentration the syrup is other than the amount of work the bees have to do to dry it. They will...
    5 replies | 176 view(s)
  • burns375's Avatar
    Today, 04:52 PM
    burns375 replied to a thread Eco Bee Box in Consumer Report
    My thought also...but I would have said it nicer.... :-) maybe I bet the metal condenses like crazy during the winter.
    2 replies | 54 view(s)
  • Michael Bush's Avatar
    Today, 04:49 PM
    >So if you go treatment free is there a chance that you'd have these little buggers in the hive? I am treatment free. I have seen pseudoscorpions...
    4 replies | 383 view(s)
  • GLOCK's Avatar
    Today, 04:47 PM
    GLOCK started a thread HARVESTING HONEY . in Bee Forum
    Taking honey from my hives is never fun . I took 3 deeps from 3 hives and put them in my SUV and it was like a Alfred hichcock movie mad bee's...
    0 replies | 10 view(s)
  • Tim KS's Avatar
    Today, 04:46 PM
    brazo, you need to buy a huge intimidating mower like a Hustler. I mow right up to and around my hives with my Super Z and have never been bothered....
    12 replies | 373 view(s)
  • Rader Sidetrack's Avatar
    Today, 04:45 PM
    This is hilarious! :lpf: :rolleyes: :D Acebird, self proclaimed .... ... is objecting to my use of the phrase "longER term" and...
    11 replies | 404 view(s)
  • Michael Bush's Avatar
    Today, 04:45 PM
    >Feeding - Can someone point a thread to me on how one feeds the bees? I understand feeding them with the external feeder at the entrance may invite...
    26 replies | 415 view(s)
  • mathesonequip's Avatar
    Today, 04:44 PM
    well, for almost all off the country 10 frames of medium is too small for this time of year. in the fall queens slow right down as the season changes...
    1 replies | 76 view(s)
  • Marysia2's Avatar
    Today, 04:41 PM
    Marysia2 replied to a thread State by State Bee Laws in Bee Forum
    Well, a TBH has removable bars which are frames without sides or bottom. :D At any rate, I know they (TBHs) are just fine in Massachusetts...
    58 replies | 22981 view(s)
  • PyroBee's Avatar
    Today, 04:40 PM
    PyroBee replied to a thread Wax Moths in Bee Forum
    I got Safer caterpillar killer with BT. Says safe for bees. Killed all caterpillars.
    18 replies | 595 view(s)
  • Mr.Beeman's Avatar
    Today, 04:39 PM
    True... but full is full no matter what time of the season. Suicide missions for sure. Hopefully there are enough stores in your apiary to support...
    3 replies | 183 view(s)
  • Honey-4-All's Avatar
    Today, 04:37 PM
    Honey-4-All replied to a thread Eco Bee Box in Consumer Report
    Hate to ask but would you be willing to explain to the rest of us why anyone in their right mind would order that garbage in the first place? ...
    2 replies | 54 view(s)
  • Mr.Beeman's Avatar
    Today, 04:36 PM
    1/2" hardware cloth bent into a right angle and stapled to the bottom board works for me. Also big enough for the undertakers to remove the dead bees.
    6 replies | 201 view(s)
  • Tim KS's Avatar
    Today, 04:30 PM
    I started with one 'working colony' and two purchased nucs at the end of April last spring. I was expecting to get some honey from the working...
    4 replies | 157 view(s)
  • David LaFerney's Avatar
    Today, 04:28 PM
    Based on show of hands at our club meetings I think that 30% is a good ballpark figure for hobbyists at least. Is it accurate overall - heaven...
    10 replies | 313 view(s)
  • David LaFerney's Avatar
    Today, 04:22 PM
    Congratulations on making it this far, but your first year isn't over until you have had bees for a year. Seriously congratulations and good luck. ...
    4 replies | 157 view(s)
  • WillH's Avatar
    Today, 04:22 PM
    WillH replied to a thread 1:1 vs 2:1 in Bee Forum
    In my experience, when you feed sugar whether in 1:1 or 2:1 or whatever the ratio, if the temperatures allow it, will prompt the queen to start...
    5 replies | 176 view(s)
  • annboleyn's Avatar
    Today, 04:09 PM
    annboleyn started a thread Newbie in Beekeeping 101
    I would like to have a couple of hives going this spring. It has been many years since I have had a hive. I have 5 deep boxes, 5 medium, and 5...
    0 replies | 15 view(s)
  • sqkcrk's Avatar
    Today, 04:05 PM
    sqkcrk replied to a thread State by State Bee Laws in Bee Forum
    Well, Mary, technically Warres and TBHs don't have removable FRAMES, they have removable COMBS. The bottom line is, no matter the wording of Law,...
    58 replies | 22981 view(s)
  • asneri318's Avatar
    Today, 04:02 PM
    First year for me too. I started with two hives and am down to one after missing the early signs of a laying worker hive. The remaining hive seems to...
    4 replies | 157 view(s)
  • Ralf_H's Avatar
    Today, 03:47 PM
    Hi Juhani! The only reference in this article is the book by Koeniger and Koeniger, J Ellis and L. Connor: "Mating Biology Of Honey Bee Queens"...
    12 replies | 399 view(s)
  • GregSkip's Avatar
    Today, 03:39 PM
    I mow and use the weed trimmer around mine and them seem not to notice. Never had one sting or go after the mower or trimmer.
    12 replies | 373 view(s)
  • GregSkip's Avatar
    Today, 03:30 PM
    GregSkip replied to a thread Wax Moths in Bee Forum
    Had moths once this year. Placed the frames in the sun and let the fire ants clean them up. Bees finish the final cleaning when placed back in the...
    18 replies | 595 view(s)
  • Marysia2's Avatar
    Today, 03:22 PM
    Marysia2 replied to a thread State by State Bee Laws in Bee Forum
    Sorry, you are wrong. Top bar and Warre hives have removable frames.
    58 replies | 22981 view(s)
  • Marysia2's Avatar
    Today, 03:19 PM
    Marysia2 replied to a thread Landing practice? in Bee Forum
    I sometimes think it's a good thing they aren't commercial airline pilots. I often see them come in for a crash landing on the board when they're...
    1 replies | 52 view(s)
  • peterloringborst's Avatar
    Today, 03:19 PM
    You can repeat a falsehood a million times and it still isn't true. Get a grip. None, that's I why I don't use it and I don't recommend it....
    44 replies | 1176 view(s)
  • GregSkip's Avatar
    Today, 03:17 PM
    Something is wrong with your bees you should pack them up and send them to me. My girls will instruct them in the proper education of their keeper!
    22 replies | 546 view(s)
  • GregSkip's Avatar
    Today, 03:11 PM
    GregSkip started a thread Landing practice? in Bee Forum
    Noticed one of my four hives this afternoon (4pm) the bees were swarming around the entrance up and outward in a three foot by three group. First...
    1 replies | 52 view(s)
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