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    Re: You guys rock!

    This sounds awesome. I love seeing a new queen and knowing that things are on track. My eye has improved for spotting queens and I'm sure that yours will also. I saw some tonight and it was nearly...
  2. Re: Number of nurse bees needed for one queen cell

    Marshmasterpat, I had a hive last season that I kept adding cells to and frames of brood that had laying workers. I kept thinking that the gorgeous queen cells I was adding were going to be just fine...
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    Re: Bears are on the move

    Thanks for the update. I will be looking out for those black bears in the mountains. Hopefully we will both have good luck as far as them not getting to our bees.
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    Re: Dixie bee supply order gone wrong

    Sorry you had a bad experience so far. I never ordered bees from Fat Bee Man but he doesn't seem like the type of guy that would stiff you. I can understand being surprised when things didn't go as...
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    Re: Newly assembled hive body not square.

    It looks much better now:) I use a big metal L shaped square when I build them. I get them somewhat stapled and check them then adjust them then throw the final staples in. Like Cleo said:) I have...
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    Re: was offered free bee equipment....

    Thank you for answering my questions! I am amazed how the virus's and mites have spread around and I suppose that the longer that I keep bees the chances will increase that any number of these...
  7. Re: Deadout questions - shavings; bees clustered at edge of super away from honey

    Having more insulation on your bees than on your house reminds me of how I hadn't eaten but I was feeding bees:)

    In the dead of winter I kept imagining being a bee in a box out in that cold...
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    Re: was offered free bee equipment....

    Mark and other commercial beekeepers, As a commercial beekeeper is there always fear that putting your bees in close proximity to other bees is going to result in catching AFB? Do the bees really...
  9. Re: Deadout questions - shavings; bees clustered at edge of super away from honey

    Hi, I have a mix of bees. My survivors were all open mated somewhere between Russians, Italians, Carniolans and perhaps Germans. It was difficult too find a warm enough day to want to open them up....
  10. Re: Deadout questions - shavings; bees clustered at edge of super away from honey

    Hi, I had some like that too aside from the quilt box part. They seem to get stuck. They were probably on the warmer side of the box. They were probably looking for food in the quilt box I'm not...
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    Re: was offered free bee equipment....

    Thank You for responding. His method was one of inspiration and not a method that I duplicated exactly at all. I luckily never had foul brood but to be on the cautious side starting last season any...
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    Re: was offered free bee equipment....

    This was the video I watched that made me think that scorching the boxes with a large torch would be enough to make sure that used equipment could be effectively made clean of AFB spores. I wouldn't...
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    Re: was offered free bee equipment....

    There is a product video for this. I saw beekeepers using it on their boxes on line. I assume that this kills AFB so would be good for torching second hand boxes and metal excluders. I would be...
  14. Re: Will Swarm traps be demolished by bears?

    Thank You for the responses. I suppose it could end up like pac man where the bears just hammer them or it might just be alright. The part about not having the brood comb that the bears want makes...
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    Re: German bees

    I have/had some like that. They are workable but definitely can get more aggressive than other bees I have had. I looked them up on Wikipedia and believe I they are similar in appearance to what is...
  16. Will Swarm traps be demolished by bears?

    Will Swarm traps be demolished by bears? I will be putting them in bear country. Is there any technique to keep the bears from ripping them down beside the common recommendation to shoot the bear or...
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    Re: Deadout Clean up

    I'll have to do the air compressor near my garage. I put the dead bees in my compost pile normally but they me bee to scattered if I air compressor them.
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    Re: am i up to the challenge?

    That is my preferred method sometimes. Once you find the queen be cautious that she isn't walking around the inside wall of the box you are using to put the frames in and out of. It seems to happen...
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    Re: Treatment free with a single hive?

    I hope it goes well for you Nick!
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    Re: Hives Stolen

    Ben Little, I hope that they get caught too. I don't know about the technology but I wonder if like every 50 hives you could put a tracking device of some sort so if something happens like this you...
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    Re: almond bees stolen

    Too bad there wasn't a hidden trail cam or something. Thievery is among the lowest things and deserves to be punished. I hope it is a mix up ? or they catch the criminals.
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    Re: Treatment free with a single hive?

    I didn't see this mentioned but I figured that I would throw this in here. A fellow in my club had good luck with Russian queens. He did not claim that they are a silver bullet but that once he went...
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    Re: Texas beekeepers hives messed with.

    They were lucky. I thought for sure that they would get stung. That part of where she got the top back on properly was nice. That's when I expected a sting.. one last little adjustment. I'm glad that...
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    Re: The Olympics are Back!!!

    When I first looked I couldn't find a way to stream the Olympics but I got a pop up and I am watching the U.S. vs Russia hockey right now and the quality is superb. Hopefully you can use this link...
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    Re: Balloon hand

    An icepack may reduce the swelling. The heat feeling in the skin from a bee sting is very unique. At times I kind of like that heated itch. I tend to wear gloves so the stings aren't as direct. Make...
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