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  1. any pics of wax moth larve/ before the hatch in cells

    what does the wax moth look like before they are hatched? are eggs laid in cells? are the cacoons for when the grow into moths? a friend says his hive is loaded with them, freeze frames? how do you...
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    would bees like this

    http://www.northerntradingco.com/product/lavander-crape-myrtle

    Says it flowers a long time, does it have pollen and nectar for a long time too?
    Thanks
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    Re: split in wisconsin

    Thanks,
    any advise on where to buy a super gentle queen? The hive I have now is super gentle, I only wear shorts and nothing else.... not even shoes and am very gentle with them and not stung once...
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    split in wisconsin

    How late in the season can I do a split in Wisconsin and still have enough time to build strong enough for winter. My 2nd year. I have one hive with 1 deep that is about 90% full with broad and...
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    Re: Package delivery dates?

    Wonder how the California ones are doing this year?
  6. Thread: yard sign

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    Re: yard sign

    I Google it and miller bee supply has them cheap
  7. Thread: upper entrance

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    Re: upper entrance

    Oh, should have asked also, mine died out. Did not tear down yet but looking in top looks like I starved them, not enough sugar added. Since I did not tear down yet I do not know about pests but...
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    upper entrance

    Hi
    This will be my second year and thinking about going to upper entrances. Do I use a queen excluder to keep her in lower supper? How do you get bees out of hive for harvesting?..... note I have...
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    honey extractor wanted

    looking for used hand crank extractor

    thanks
    gary
  10. Thread: gentle queen

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    gentle queen

    which breeders have very gentle queens? I have 1 hive of italians that are terribly agressive and in spring would like to requeen. Other hives are not too bad just this one.

    thanks
    gary
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    Re: Footwear Do's and Don'ts:

    I started with 2 hives in spring and at first worked with no protection... no problem. well after about 6 weeks one of the hives must have had the new broad from new queen coming out and boy are ...
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    Re: I know why Monsanto wants our bees dead!

    those people at monsanto are nice once you get to know them....... oh that's sarcasum:banana:
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    Re: My CRAZY neighbor and moth balls

    my coworker has a "stealth" brand trail cam, does very high quality video and not to expensive
  14. Thread: color of wax

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    color of wax

    hi
    rookie here with new bees, why do I have 2 different colored wax in both of my hives? some is dark yellow and some nice white?

    thanks
    gary
  15. Thread: water for bees

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    Re: water for bees

    that's funny, tell him yours are branded like cattle
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    Re: Finally got bees!!!!!!!!!

    just got mine sunday after being 7 weeks late so I'm glad thaey came at all. I plan on putting the marshmellow in the queen cage tonight as it rained all day and night yeaterday

    gary
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    Re: Finally, I am getting bees!

    just got mine this morning and put them in this evening, they were very gentle to handle , wore no equiment and no stings

    gary
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    Re: Wisconsin weather is frustrating

    I am just hope I get my bee...... told the might come sunday... I hope\

    gary
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    Re: Fixing Leaking Stainless Tank

    call around and find a good stainless welder, you will know they are good if you ask if they will use a new wire brush for cleaning area before welding and say yes as using a wire brush used with...
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    Re: Hello from Belize

    I want to move there... hate wisconsin winters
  21. Re: are a lot of people still waiting for their bees?

    this is my 1st year and am worried about missing all the blooming that has started, things here are behind because of the weather but they are now starting to bloom.
    gary
  22. are a lot of people still waiting for their bees?

    ours are over a month late, guess bad weather for mating in CA
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    Re: ground under hives

    I just want to be prepared and cautous. packages are coming from califorina so hope I don't get any along.

    I have clay soil here and again am new so in the learning stage

    thanks
    gary
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    ground under hives

    Hi
    newbie here. Hopefully will be getting my bees this week or next. I have read that SHB larva live in the ground under hives, what can I put down so they cannot live there? Would stone work, 3/4"...
  25. Thread: marking queens

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    marking queens

    hi

    would like to mark the queen but being new am scared to hurt or loose it, got the muff that we put around your hands so it can't fly out but how do you do it?
    thanks
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