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  1. Re: Two queen hive and other management strategies.

    I can't remember if it was ABJ or Bee Culture, but one of last months magazines had plans for a two-queen long lang. It looked pretty interesting and I may try it in the 2017 season. For now my...
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    Re: How do you manage the end of the season

    What breed of bees do you have? Are you in the hotter part of Morocco? What are your winter temperatures? Do you even have winter?
  3. Thread: Bee tree!!!

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    Re: Bee tree!!!

    I have a friend who cut a bee tree down and brought the section that was a hive back to his apiary. He gets several good swarms every year.
  4. Re: spraying bees with syrup cause robbing? what are your thoughts

    The late Dr. Ambrose used to do a little presentation where he dressed up and pretended to be L. L. Langstroth. Langstroth had recommended using a spray of sugar water on the bees instead of smoke. ...
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    Re: Dry land beekeeping

    Of course it is but provide a water source as you would for any other "livestock"
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    Re: What type of weed is this?

    It's worthless, send it to me.
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    Re: source for #8 hardware cloth

    Use aluminum flashing. Comes in 20" width, leaves about 3/4" on the side to bend over. The 14" width works for nucs.
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    Re: source for #8 hardware cloth

    All the Ace and True-value stores have it the employees you spoke to didn't know what it was. Ask for window screen.
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    Re: Screened Bottom Boards

    Screened bottom boards are actually one of the natural control for SHB and Varroa. The beetles enter the hive through the front door. When the bees chase them, some fall through the SBB. If you...
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    Re: Bad luck or what?

    The bees put their honey as close to the brood as they can get it. The purpose of the stored honey is to feed the brood and the bees who are clustering in the winter.
  11. Re: How long after OAV untill you can get an accurate sugar roll count?

    I would guess that there is something wrong with your OAV method. It would be normal to see a high count on the sticky board after treatment, but a high count on the bees would be abnormal. How...
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    Re: Moved some brood

    This will help with your varroa control. Give the bees a little time the queen does not come out of the cell laying. It takes her a few weeks to get mated and start laying.
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    Re: Hello from gastonia nc

    Hello from Southeast Charlotte. The westside beekeepers in Charlotte seem to get more honey than we do. Maybe that effect will continue increasing as the bees move to Gastonia. Good luck. You...
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    Re: 0 mite count???

    You have Michael Bush bees. He hasn't had mites for decades.
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    Re: What weed is this?

    Plantain
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    Re: Double four frame nuc

    If you add a third body, be sure to strap them well and it might even bee good to strap them to the hive stand. 3 nucs high will have a high center of gravity. A good strong wind might do more than...
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    Re: help identifying this

    You can see eggs in the photo, but there seem to be several cells with multiple eggs. That could be a new queen or a laying worker. Are you holding the frame upside down in the 3rd picture? Looks...
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    Re: Help! Need idea to save these bees.

    I find it hard to believe the bees are stinging the kids unless they are stepping on them. The stinging bees are probably yellow-jackets. They like water too. He could move his bees, but that...
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    Re: Screened Bottom Boards

    A man after my own heart. The glue, the screws and the wire are all I buy. I think half the fun is looking in construction dumpsters. Like you I buy frames, but am experimenting on a few boxes...
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    Re: how long for bees to switch gears

    That applies to individual bees. They tend to "specialize". The colony itself will take advantage of whatever it finds. You will not want to harvest honey from fed bees, so it may be better to...
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    Re: Sugar Blocks for Robbing??

    I love division board feeders, but the Mann-lake top feeders are pretty good as well. I leave a very small entrance in the reducers so the colony doesn't have to put a lot of bee-power into defense.
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    Re: removing drone frames under honey supers

    You are going to want to pull those full supers soon anyway. Just don't put them back. Either extract them or store them in heavy duty plastic bags until you are ready to extract.
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    Re: Queen Excluder or "Not"

    I can't remember whether that was in your book or not. I will have to go back and check. Anyway, I heard you this time. I did not make much honey. I blamed it on the weather but maybe it was the...
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    Re: Bad luck or what?

    I have a friend who took 1 full super off of his single hive. In a good year he would have had 3. I pulled 4 frames from 3 hives. Go figger. One of my hives was 2 miles from his hive. Most of...
  25. Re: What to do with "wet" supers while varroa treatments are on?

    Put them in a plastic bag. I use the "construction clean up" bags from Home Depot. Make sure they don't have any holes and tape them shut with duct tape.
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