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    Re: Hives With Neighborly Complaint

    Well, the good news for you is that I doubt they are part of the less than 1% that have an anaphylactic shock towards bees. Because the entire US population with that reaction lives next to me or in...
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    Re: Mountain Camp in the summer?

    From various posts, I'm seeing many of the Alabama beeks are having the same problem of an intense drought and dearth. Given that the flow shut off so soon, I'm worried my hives aren't going to make...
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    Queen acceptance

    I need some advice. I've had 2 hives swarm despite my best efforts. I had 2 more that have tried to swarm, but I took out the queen and frames with queen cells to make nucs. I'm also running a...
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    Re: At Last! I have bees!

    Congrats!
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    My inner 5 year old is back...

    For the record, I give first and second year beeks a pass because if you don't have an inner five year old, then you are missing one of the wonders of beekeeping...

    To make up some numbers from...
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    Re: What is the going price for drawn frames

    To yourself; priceless. To everybody else; it depends on how well they know/trust you. Unknown dIseases and pesticides make most people leery of buying something that might adversely affect their...
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    Just out of curiosity

    Disclaimer. We are in full bloom here in Birmingham and temps in the 70s.

    Last night I moved 5 nucs that were getting full of bees less than a mile away to a new area in preparation to changing...
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    Re: Passing of Walter W. Wright

    As someone who quietly followed his writings; I'm so sorry. Blessings to the family left behind. He will be missed.
  9. Re: Here is a tip that small beekeepers can use when processing wax.

    This is the first year I've switched out nearly black brood comb. Has anyone every tried to recover the wax from it and if so, was it any good for candles or such? It seems a waste to throw it...
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    Re: Starting packages in nuc boxes?

    I've never done OAV on a package, but it sounds like good advice. Would you release the package, then treat, or stack the package in an empty deep and treat prior to release? Would you take the...
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    Starting packages in nuc boxes?

    Unfortunately, we've lost 5 hives so far this winter despite OAV in December and plenty of stores. 2 hives absconded, leaving stores and brood in several stages. The rest look like they froze on...
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    Re: Try and intervene?

    I'm not an expert, but I'd reduce to nuc size and one bee entrance. Feed with sugar as needed.
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    Re: Winter brood, weather has been way too warm

    I'm a suburban beek in Birmingham, and I'm seeing pollen brought in the same way. Just not so much brood. Scarily enough, I have 2 blueberry bushes and strawberries plants blooming. Ornamently,...
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    Cut comb needing info

    A few question on cut comb.

    I have 8 production hives last year that I ran a single deep with queen excluder and 9 frame honey shallows on top that gave me over 1000lbs of honey. I had very...
  15. Re: Something seems terribly wrong with this hive...

    Soar, I will bow to the experts on this as I am just going into my fifth year beekeeping, but what I would do if I were in your shoes to try and get it to spring...
    1) condense the hive to the...
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    Xen Bari

    I just bought this off of amazon, and either I can't read or the directions aren't on there. How much dry powder to water to use to stop wax moths? I'm looking to make up just a gallon at a time. ...
  17. Re: MANY, MANY Swarms this year. Would you agree?

    Wow. Didn't realize that Alabama's losses were so high. But then, I'm a hobbiest. Flow barely tapering off here, but the bees are all over the oak leaf hydrangeas! Clover doing okay, but we need...
  18. Re: MANY, MANY Swarms this year. Would you agree?

    Not had any trouble with my bees, but I've stayed on top of them. On the other hand, I've gotten 6 swarms this year, latest one yesterday. It puzzles me because we are on a good flow, and white wax...
  19. I have a couple of "problems" and looking for advice

    Problem one: With my 7 production hives, I now have a total of 25 honey super in them. All are built out comb and packed with nectar. Only a few frames have started to cap, and those not all the...
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    Question about cell size

    First off, this has nothing to do with a flow frame, except for reference. I'm running a single deep brood box with shallows for honey gathering. I'm not out of room in my brood boxes, but in 2 of...
  21. Re: Anyone know what this piece of bee equipment is?

    Based on the heating coils wrapped around the outside of the bucket, I would say it's a warming bucket for the honey for easier bottling. I've seen similar on the main beekeeping stores websites.
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    Re: Effects of prolonged rain on hive?

    Here's the chart I'm referencing

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    I thought that white wax ends reproductive swarms
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    Re: Effects of prolonged rain on hive?

    I'm in the rainy spot too. Forecast is for 10 days of this. :(. Concerning swarms; I thought that according to Walt, reproductive swarm season ends when you first start seeing white wax. I am/was...
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    Re: Need face mask now have COPD?

    I'm going to take off my beekeeper hat and put on my nurse's hat. I am a nurse for a pulmonologist with 10 plus years and I do see COPD everyday.

    The main answer is yes. You don't need a full...
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    Re: Cold weather buildup

    I actually started out last year with 4 hives. I caught four swarms and made 4 Nucs from the first main four. I've learned the value of nuc combining back into weak hives and combining other hives...
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