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    Re: would like to start home beekeeping

    Go to youTube JPTHEBEEMAN...He will show you..But NOT in Canada in December..
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    Re: Hi, from South Carolina

    Welcome JimmyBee. Beesource is a grate place for learning and help.
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    Re: Nuc Wall thickness

    The only problem I'v found with using 1/2 wood is when you stack them and the sides are not strat. It will leave a gap.
    Other than that they word grate, winter [ lows in the teens ] or summer ( hi...
  4. Re: Bottom Board, to use or not to use, that is the question?

    Hi Maryette, I live in Hopkins, SC about 16 miles east of Columbia. I have stopped useing ssb boards. The girls need to be able to control the heat in the hive, it will be hard to do with out a floor...
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    Re: fogging hives

    Bees cluster to keep something warm, if you fog or vaporize when in cluster they my break cluster something may get cold, something may die, brood may not hatch,QUEEN may not make it. I don,t treat...
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    Re: Burr comb and frames seething with bees

    Use a little smoke-get rid of the burr comb-take the fat gloves off-get stung a few times-if you see brood don't worry about the queen now -just enjoy,,you will need to bee stung a few times befor...
  7. Thread: Nuc?

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    Re: Nuc?

    Check out www.bushfarms.com
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    Re: New one from Cajun country

    Welcome to beesource, first go to BushFarms.com, read. start with 2 nucs-buy local-teach your kids-join a club.
    You will learn more when you get your hands in the hive-get stung a few times. Ask...
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    Re: Please Stop...

    south MS rookie==You may bee new but YOU are right==JMO
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    Re: Please Stop...

    If you are making a post, don't say" I am to lazy to look it up" --LAZY, bad.. If you are lazy you won't make it as a beekeeper.. JMO
    5 years and still learning from the oldies and newbees but...
  11. Re: Hive robbing but maybe I can save them? I am lost

    Don't quit, it happens to all of us. I LOST a few hives this year from robbing-it doesn't take long for them to be robbed out. You look like you are doing what you can and should. Do what summers...
  12. Re: mixing oxalic acid with water then use in a black flag fogger?

    Would like to know too. If it worked, wouldn't the fog be bad for the person doing the spraying?
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    Re: Amazing Plant for Bee Stings

    I will just stick with english plantain, I know I can eat it, squish it and rub it on without getting cancer.
  14. Thread: Mites?

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    Re: Mites?

    Never lay a frame of bees on the ground or grass--you my lose a queen.JMO
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    Re: NPR radio story

    Sorry to hear about the girls, Redbug.
    Sam
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    Re: Horizontal Langstroth Hives

    Hi Alpal, First, I don"t know any thing about Victoria, Australia. I live in South Carolin.U.S.A..
    I have a few horizontal hives (long box lang hives), 25 or so lang hives, nuc and Kinya hives.
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    Re: Third queen this season

    On mine the cells are worker cells---may bee two or three drone cell...
    The queen will lay for a short time and bee gone...
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    Re: Third queen this season

    Good question, I have the same thing going on with 2 of my hives. The queen will lay for a few days and then goen, new queen the same:scratch: thing..
  19. Re: Ever add an upper entrance after the fact?

    First I would like to thank Michael Bush for all his teaching, I have learned a lot about bees and how to take care of them from him. This is just my opinion..
    If you push the box back 3/4 " the...
  20. Re: Ever add an upper entrance after the fact?

    David has it dead on, I drill a 1 1/8 th hole in all my boxes, water bottle tops are cheap, you can drill a 3/8, 1/2 , or 3/4 hole or plug it when needed. It does not take as many bees to guard. They...
  21. Re: oxalic acid treated hives with high mite counts

    GOOD QUESTION, I have been thanking the same thing.
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    Re: Inspection today and need some help.

    It doesn't have to bee dormant, just weak. Do you have other hives? Moths can take over the hive faster than you think, they did on a few of mine. Get rid of what you can-check every frame-get rid of...
  23. Re: Crawling Bees on Grass about 200 of them

    Thank ya'll, I am having the same problem with one hive.
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    Re: Overwintering Nucs

    Jackam-I went to your link- Michael Palmer was the first one on 10 pages of good reading, and some of it was funny.
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    Re: Overwintering Nucs

    Go to beesource .com-go search,overwintering nuc-1570 results==read
    Good luck. Learn where to go for the answer
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