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    >It looks similar to the Hummingbird Moth I...

    >It looks similar to the Hummingbird Moth

    I echo this statement.
    -j
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    Yes,-

    I've had bees at the window in the morning when the light was left on, lots of them.

    The hive is 10 feet off the kitchen.

    They were gentle at that time, but went south on me and had to be...
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    Doc said i should start taking-

    81 mg. aspirin daily, and like a good boy, i did.

    Found that my stings started turning into blood blisters.

    Don't take that aspirin anymore. I believe that beestings are better for me than...
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    How far-

    do you plan on moving them?

    Any less than, what is it , two miles?, and the foragers will return to the original site.

    If that's the case, MB recommends placing a tree branch in front of the...
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    there is a-

    cure for-

    >Guess newbee disease

    -many bee stings spread over many years.

    You will be fine.
    -j
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    dont know about

    the dead larva. Seems to me that something like that should have been cleaned out by the bees.

    Could you have a laying worker situation?

    -j
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    uuhmmm.....

    guess not.

    or maybe waiting for results?
    -j
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    suggestion-

    -from an ex-accidental beekeeper.

    Read, read, read. Everything. Beesource has much, much to offer. Public library would be a good source for books to get you started.

    Take it all in and after...
  9. Thread: What a bummer!

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    iddee-

    That would be me.-
    j
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    foundationless frames

    are what i use, exclusively.

    When i hive a swarm, i face the front of the hive toward the east- sunrise.

    I find i have much fewer problems with cross-comb this way.

    There, one more tale to...
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    balhanapi-

    >Is this what you were referring to Jim?

    Yeah, pretty much. I made 'em and they are like the summer ones, but a lot less exact. No two alike. One or two with quickly hacked top entrances.
    ...
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    I always find her

    on the last frame i check.

    Try checking your last one first.

    Some truth to that actually. She usually runs away from all the activity, and by the time i get to the last frame, well there she...
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    "Tarheit" ventilation

    I ran a few searches on this but came out empty-handed. Maybe someone more talented than i can locate the info for your consideration.

    It's warm here now and i've got one on top of each hive. ...
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    edited for the time being

    edited for the time being
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    Welcome-

    ..and

    >I have no intention of ever having more than a half a hand full of hives.

    ...I, for one, will not hold you to that.
    -jim
  16. Thread: Bee Panic Story

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    Brought tears to my eyes.

    Brought tears to my eyes.
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    two questions-

    Anyone skeptical ?
    Anyone try it?
    ?j
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    careful-

    >ethnic dish

    IPM might be more P.C.
    -j
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    Bees on the screens

    when i got up in the morning-quite a few of them.

    "What the heck?"

    Oh yeah, kids left the kitchen lights on all night, hive is about ten feet off the kitchen window.

    Figure they flew out...
  20. Thread: No drones

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    No drones

    I have one hive outside my kitchen window that i get to watch all the time.
    It struck me the other day that i have never seen a drone comming or going.
    I haven't been able to visit my other hives...
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    Embarrased

    was i, reading this.

    Was curious about what this meant, so i peeked.

    Glad i did, but wish i hadn't.

    -j
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    I wish i had-

    > make them raise a new queen from their own eggs.

    I had a hive that was a gangbuster, but too hot and requeened with gentle Italians.

    >It usually results in a calmer, gentler, hygienic hive....
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    Me too. >15g essential oil (we have tried...

    Me too.

    >15g essential oil (we have tried eucalyptus, nutmeg, peppermint and spearmint)

    I wonder why not thyme oil,( or is it thymol?)
    -j
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    ScadsOBees-

    You must be quite a fan of the robber fly! Great pics. Are you the photog?

    I have no idea how to provide a link to the pics i've got on Webshots, but i tried this:
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    Michael Palmer-

    -you'll get my vote.

    I've got lizards that take turns at the buffet. This has even helped turn the family around as the hive sits right outside the window and they enjoy watching.

    Today for the...
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