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    Bee Chimney for small outdoor space?

    My hive is on the side of my house along a walk way. When I need to use the walkway and the bees are out, it can be a hassle walking back and forth through a cloud of bees.

    So in an effort to get...
  2. Re: New package installed, acting aggressive!

    Yeah I'll have to wait it out a month, and see what impact the packaged queen has on the colony.
  3. New package installed, acting aggressive!

    I just installed a 4 lb package last Wednesday, of Russian Carniolan hybrids. Install went smoothly. I put them on old comb I had from last year, and gave them a frame of capped honey. They took a...
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    Re: Pledge to be a BSA Beekeeping Mentor

    I pledge to be a beekeeping mentor.
  5. Re: How or why did you lose hives in the past two yrs. ?

    I love how you never give black/white, true/false direct answers. The questions people ask seem valid, but always a bit mis-focused somehow. So you give the honest, most correct answer possible,...
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    Re: How did ya'll come up with your handle?

    icodebot = I'm a code "bot" or robot.

    ie. A computer programmer, who programs what he's told to program.
  7. Thread: Got mites?

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    Re: Got mites?

    Thanks for the info! Will check in to this.
  8. Thread: Got mites?

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    Re: Got mites?

    No I'm not giving up on them.
  9. Thread: Got mites?

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    Got mites?

    Had some time to closely inspect the crawlers in front of my hive this morning. Looks like Verroa mites to my untrained eye. Now what to do? I need to treat quickly, as the dead bees are piling up...
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    Re: 2 days worth of dead bees

    You know this rings a bell. The bees in the hive I saw over the weekend do seem smaller, lighter colored, and more fragile then they did in the spring when I first got them. They are Cordovan...
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    Re: 2 days worth of dead bees

    It got worse at my hive. That first picture I posted looks good compared to how many ended up dead on the ground a few days later. So your pics are very similar to what I am seeing, just on a smaller...
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    Re: 2 days worth of dead bees

    I gave them a fresh supply of 2:1 sugar syrup this morning, and threw on a pollen patty. The hive is still full of bees inside it looked, just from taking a quick peek.

    I need to do a mite check....
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    Re: 2 days worth of dead bees

    6 weeks at least this has been going on, and the pace has been accelerating. All I've ever noticed is that they'll be flying and then miss the landing board and hit the ground and start crawling...
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    Re: 2 days worth of dead bees

    I've been thinking the same thing. Very bummed out about this. :(
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    Re: 2 days worth of dead bees

    Don't mites cause badly deformed wings? The wings on these bees don't seem deformed. Maybe a little small though.
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    Re: 2 days worth of dead bees

    What could it be? What should I do?
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    Re: 2 days worth of dead bees

    That's correct, I see them crawling on the ground before they eventually die.
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    2 days worth of dead bees

    I just swept up all the dead bees 2 days ago. Below is a pic of how it looks now.

    This has been going on for a month or more now. Before then I never had this many dead bees. This hive was...
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    Another dead bees question

    I'm finding about 200 dead bees a week on the ground in front of the hive, for the last 2-3 weeks.

    Many of them, but not all, look like young worker bees. They are lighter in color, and fuzzier....
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    Another thin honey question

    My first year, and I crushed and strained a couple frames today. 3 sides mostly capped, 1 sided was not capped, but the cells didn't look full either.

    It's pretty runny and thin right now as it...
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    Re: Crush & strain

    Dadant sells the bucket, gate and a set of strainers for around $30.00.
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    Crush & strain

    I was wondering what a good method is to clean up and purify the wax left over from the crush and strain process?
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    Re: Mowing around your hives. How do you do it?

    I moved my hive twice this year, only about 4 feet each time. I can tell you that they really did not like that! I had no choice in my situation.

    Anyway, it seemed to really confuse them. They...
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    Re: What's all the hubbub bub?

    I had some questions I wish I had asked earlier. I'd really appreciate insights anyone could share.

    Is it more common than not to rent the land you keep your bee's on?

    Do successful...
  25. New vaccine could save bees from devastating disorder

    http://www.israel21c.org/bin/en.jsp?enDispWho=Articles^l2624&enPage=BlankPage&enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=object&enVersion=0&enZone=Technology&

    Anyone see this one yet?
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