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    Re: I Need a little help

    The bees will sometimes build queen cups on the frames, not using them right now but getting ready if needed for future needs. If you don't see eggs or royal jelly in them you don't have to worry...
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    Sticky: First one this year was on Sunday the 22nd. 2...

    First one this year was on Sunday the 22nd. 2 other hives have capped over queen cells getting ready.
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    They were swarm cells. This queen had just...

    They were swarm cells. This queen had just hatched out, the old queen was still there somewhere. He said that there were lots of drones and a lot of drone brood already. We've had a lot of warm days...
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    They are starting early this year.

    My cousin looked at his and my hives here yesterday to see what shape they were in. He found one of his had just hatched out a queen, found the open cell and the new queen along with fresh eggs...
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    I've seen the SHB's go through the #8 mesh, I...

    I've seen the SHB's go through the #8 mesh, I think the 1/4" mesh would let your bees get to the sticky board. I have a couple of bottoms made that use a cookie sheet filled with veg oil, I use old...
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    Arkansas State Bee Keepers Meeting, 2008

    The Arkansas state bee keepers association meeting is next Friday & Saturday in Mountain View, Arkansas at the Ozark Folk Center. The link below has the information.
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    Tim, I'm in Stuttgart, have you found any...

    Tim,

    I'm in Stuttgart, have you found any queen cells or torn down queen cells in your hives? We have had a lot of swarming this year and the hive ends up queenless, once this happens they get...
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    Sticky: Stuttgart Arkansas is 72160.

    Stuttgart Arkansas is 72160.
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    Sticky: Got another swarm today, not big one but enough...

    Got another swarm today, not big one but enough to start. Came from a house that has a hive in it we are going to trap out. My cousin came down to check his hives and found two swarms, was only able...
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    Sticky: Got a large swarm from my brothers hive on March...

    Got a large swarm from my brothers hive on March 21st, he had been feeding them and adding some frames but missed the queen cells.
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    One of the bee meetings I attended they talked...

    One of the bee meetings I attended they talked about a study they had done concerning the effect of the plastic vs. wax on communication using the waggle dance. There idea was that it reduced the...
  12. Try Kevin Jester, his website is...

    Try Kevin Jester, his website is www.jesterbee.com , he is in Arkansas.
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    Soy lecithin comes in two forms, liquid or...

    Soy lecithin comes in two forms, liquid or powder/granules. The powder is the same lecithin that has been processed to remove the oil. Liquid lecithin will have the consistency of molasses.

    Can't...
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    Troy, I think you have your strainer mesh sizes...

    Troy,
    I think you have your strainer mesh sizes reversed, the numbers refer to the openings per square inch.. The 200 is a coarser than the 400 and then the 600 is real fine.
  15. Thread: Trapping ?

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    I trapped a couple of hives in trees last year...

    I trapped a couple of hives in trees last year and had good success, ended up with about 3 good hives total from them. One of the trees had rhino beetles in it and they would stop up the cone, to...
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    Thanks for the information. As far as I know this...

    Thanks for the information. As far as I know this is the first time for it to be planted in Arkansas, they are expermenting to see how it will do, looking ahead to the biofuel market. It was planted...
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    Going into my second year of keeping bees, have...

    Going into my second year of keeping bees, have helped my cousin in the past with his, started with two hives and ended with 5 and 3 nucs by catching swarms, trapping and splitting out some when I...
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    With a centrifical you can use a smaller hose...

    With a centrifical you can use a smaller hose than the 2", the loading on the pump comes when it is able to pump full volume. Set your rpms to be as low as you can and still get it to pump the volume...
  19. Thread: need help

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    Sounds like shbs, you can put it in the freezer...

    Sounds like shbs, you can put it in the freezer and kill all the larva and beetles, after that don't know if the bees will clean out the honey. From my experience this summer with the beetles the...
  20. Hello, this is my first post. I've been lurking...

    Hello, this is my first post. I've been lurking out here for about a year now and have really enjoyed your posts and have learned a lot from them.

    Does anyone know where you could find...
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