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    Re: 1st Allergic reaction ...it was no fun...

    Thanks for everyone's input. I am contacting my local bee club and look to move hives to another location...my yard is very small so casual contact cannot be avoided easily. Suiting up to go to the...
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    Re: 1st Allergic reaction ...it was no fun...

    Thanks to all...I have to reevaluate keeping girls in my small urban yard...this sucked...but will contact my doc about Eppi...

    At 55 I have good heart my understanding is that Eppis make your...
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    1st Allergic reaction ...it was no fun...

    Hi all my girls were flying today and one landed my neck, I was 6 feet from the entrance, bees were cleansing after 3 days after a snow...today we were in the 60's...girl was buzzing my neck and...
  4. Thread: Best gloves.

    by Ottotom
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    Re: Best gloves.

    I found pair at Sierra trading post ...auclair PVC gloves insulated for $13.07....but you can sometimes find these at a good bait and tackle store especially in cold months for less!
  5. Thread: Best gloves.

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    Re: Best gloves.

    Look for some fisherman's gloves...rubber outside thin cloth inside to absorb sweat...found mine at a tackle shop...Rinse them off when finished and let dry for next use...
    works great, no stings...
  6. Thread: FIghting bees

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    Re: FIghting bees

    A feeding station away from hives has worked for me. No fighting or robbing. I used a top feeder from Manlake and a spare bottom board and cover. Easier to load at first light in the morning before...
  7. Re: Failing to remove burr comb- A SEASONAL DISASTER

    My 2 cents...I set up a community feeder station 30 feet from hive, using my top feeder an extra bottom board and screened cover. I fill it in the early mornings before bees get active.
    No fighting...
  8. Thread: Sugar Dusting

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    Re: Sugar Dusting

    Mike,
    Does it matter what time of day you do the dusting for best results? With or without the majority of the foragers?
    Thanks!
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    Re: Hive situation SHB V.S Overcrowding

    Good luck with all...I bought screened inner covers, but they came with #6 hardware wire....I stapled window screen over that to create double layer...I have found beetles trapped between...
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    Re: Hive situation SHB V.S Overcrowding

    I have found using a screened inner cover and adding a layer of window screen keeps the hive beetles out of the top of my hive. It also lets hive breathe well..

    I also have an oil pan and it...
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    Re: Putting on my second super.

    Miscommunicated, I was thinking 2nd brood chamber, not honey super...oops:p
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    Re: Putting on my second super.

    I added a 2nd super today myself. I am using plastic cell frame which I added extra wax and sweetened with honey to make them interested.
    I also moved frames 3,4, 5 up into second super and added a...
  13. Thread: Swarm?

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    Re: Swarm?

    It was hot as blazes day before than we had storm winds blow through Thursday night...

    I am going to work outside today and keep eye out. Time to clean out the shed :pinch:
    Thanks!
  14. Thread: Swarm?

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    Swarm?

    First year, first hive. My wife said when she got home today that there was a cloud of bees flying around my hive and she was afraid they were swarming.
    When I got home from work I observed they...
  15. Re: Frames with no foundation to Mann lake frames?

    Thanks for everyone's input. I hope to peak at the hive Sunday..I'm in Norfolk, VA and we have our first tropical storm coming through tomorrow....cheers!
  16. Frames with no foundation to Mann lake frames?

    Newbie 1st hive. I purchased a NUC from local supplier 5 frames of nice looking comb without a foundation base. It has been 20 days and 2 inspections and the girls really don't seem to like the...
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    Re: Shade beekeeping

    Trimming trees is not an option. I am already paranoid about SHB and have a west bottom trap and beetle jails installed...just I case.

    The hive is set on an old driveway concrete slab so I don't...
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    Shade beekeeping

    New urban beekeeper, and I know many say to be successful hives should be kept in full sunlight.

    Great theory, but my yard is surrounded by trees and the hive does not receive direct sunlight...
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    Re: NUCs as a growing hive?

    If and when you move a 2 high NUC into 10 frame Supers...how would you make the switch?
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    Poll: 1st Inspection what should I expect?

    I am new beekeeper and picked up a 5 frame deep NUC on 5-10 and placed in my back yard that night. I placed another 5 frame box on top with top feeder on top.

    The girls have had over a quart of...
  21. Re: Ventilated Bee Jackets - Group Purchase $ 89.00 and shipped for FREE

    I would love a 2xl...checked out your website and created an account...what else will you all need in order to be part of the group purchase.
    I also saw on your site the 2xl is out of stock..I am a...
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    Re: Brushy mnt free shipping in Dec.

    Just talked to brushy...no cyber Monday special. They are putting out a code later this month in one of the bee journals...Bee Culture...I don't get that one....please post the code if you get.......
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    Re: Brushy mnt free shipping in Dec.

    I was o n Mann lake this morning and did not see any free shipping.
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