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  1. Re: Would covering dirt below hive reduce SHB?

    Maybe it will help to cover the ground to make the little worms crawl farther. The reason I think so is because I discovered that the little worms die in less than a couple of minutes in direct sun....
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    Re: Hive beetle problem

    Thanks for the help finding the BT and thanks for showing me the dangers. I think I really want to get some of the Nematodes now. I am starting to be convinced that if you don't move your apiaries to...
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    Re: Plant ID please?

    It is a Basswood native to Europe and North America. Also known as Lime trees in the British Islands. Linden and other names such as jitterbug trees also because they were almost wiped out in...
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    Re: Boston Ivy Flow

    Honeybees love English Ivy when it blooms. They also love Virginia Creeper when it blooms. They love Kudzu and Poison Ivy too. I have seen the bees really working hard on those vines. I never knew...
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    Re: Two small laying worker hives

    I had one once and a frame of fresh eggs worked! I was so worried I would have to shake the old workers out and all that but the new eggs made a new queen. I also agree that to keep the hives strong...
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    Re: how to melt wax?????

    I melt all mine in a solar wax melter homemade and as I fill up the container with the clean sun melted solid wax I give them to my girlfriend and she melts them in a pot of clean water on the stove...
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    Re: Bee equipment storage barn

    I wonder if it would melt all your combs if you don't build those expensive windows. It is a solid metal box. They are well over a thousand dollars too.
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    Re: Japanese Beetles

    Milky spore
  9. Re: Suggestions for bees attracted to clover in animal shelter's front lawn?

    It's California and you are in extreme water shortage Stop watering the lawn! It is that simple. Unless you suddenly end the on going drought the clover will quit producing nectar as soon as it gets...
  10. Re: Keeping hive beetles out of pulled supers

    These things are not for the lazy beekeeper. You just have to extract right away. Unless you have a walk in freezer you can't stop them. Brazil is leading us in honey production, what will hive...
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    Re: All natural weed killer (say no to Round-Up)

    Monsanto has been found guilty of hiring scientists to falsify findings of bio-degradability and environmental and human safety issues concerning It's main profit product Round -up. This has been...
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    Re: Sign of nosema?

    I am sorry I don't know much about this. I am only answering to bump this up to the top so others with experience can see it to help you. I only know what I read. I know it could be a sign of one of...
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    Re: All natural weed killer (say no to Round-Up)

    An 83 year old lady uses the regular white vinegar 4 or 5% and it works to keep her grass and weeds yellow until the next mowing. She never mixes it, just uses it straight from the bottle into her...
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    Re: Anyone Know What These Are?

    African Small Hive Beetle larvae...They are 100% on that. I sure wish the feed stores still sold that Beetle BT. You have to extract within 48 hours at room temperature now. Beekeeping has a...
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    Re: WHAT DEFINES FERAL BEES

    I would be inclined to think that if you found a tree full of all black bees you would be getting a real wild bee. Of course that is because the yellow was imported in 1857 many times but not the...
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    Re: Foraging distance.

    I plant all kinds of forage. Vitex Bee Bee trees, sweet clover etc. They will work whatever is best no matter how close.

    Your feeders prove it.
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    Re: Hive beetle problem

    There has been a BT discovered that only kills beetles and their larvae. It was sold under a couple of brand names for potato beetle control. I am sorry to have found out it has been completely...
  18. Re: Does a queen make mating flights on one day only?

    I am not a computer person and I don't know typing so while I was typing I actually saw some smart people who also know from experience agreeing with me... Thank You very much for the positive...
  19. Re: Does a queen make mating flights on one day only?

    Drones are above all apiaries in my opinion but I cannot believe the queen flies miles away to certain areas to mate. That is not what I see every spring. That would risk the queens getting lost and...
  20. Re: Does a queen make mating flights on one day only?

    I just wanted to help someone out. Where were you to help? I did not want to get ridiculed on here again just because I dint believe in some of the written things like killer bees and stuff but here...
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    Re: Balls of bees in feeder

    YES! 2 dozen bees feeding in each is normal. It is just normal feeding.
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    Re: Would Robbers defect?

    Yes I agree with you! If you move a hive 3 miles or more robbers and any bees you shake inside will become oriented to that hive and begin foraging the next morning for that hive.A screened bottom...
  23. Re: Does a queen make mating flights on one day only?

    Books say they can make 3 or 4 mating flight days. I have seen only 1 day myself but I don't even believe in drone congregation areas. The queen in theory is supposed to fly long distances to find...
  24. Re: I guess you can shoot bears in Minnesota for raiding your hives!

    A good couple of castrated guard dogs or female dogs and you could keep all the animals and bees in the forest like I do without staying up all night and day outside killing everything you see with...
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    Re: Sting to the neck

    I never worry about stings. I get them almost every time and I never wear gloves. Sometimes I swell sometimes I don't. Sometimes they hurt too much and sometimes not enough! Beekeepers get stung that...
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