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    Re: Jerry Hayes parting shot to florida beekeepers

    Exactly, charge to actually remove the comb and cleaning the cavity
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    Re: Newly Mated Queen - Drone penis

    What? So I shouldn't put exlax in their feed syrup? :)
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    Newly Mated Queen - Drone penis

    Have a hive that recently raised a number of emergency queen cells. Went in today looking for eggs. No eggs, but did see the queen, she had a small whitish bit protruding from her rump. It wasn't an...
  4. Re: drone-laying queen in last remaining hive-Now what?

    Well, find the queen and it'll tell you. Do you have friends you can get a frame of brood from to keep laying workers from developing if they haven't already?
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    Re: Russell Apiaries

    Brandy,

    You're confirming what I thought. I also got bees that arrived on June 1. They were supposed to arrive (guaranteed by USPS in fact) on the 31st, but they sat an extra day in the Jackson...
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    Re: removing supers & storing without freezing

    Can you use the technique of putting them in doubled heavy bags with some dry ice to drive out the oxygen and after it sublimates for a time sealing up the bag? If you've only got CO2 in there they...
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    Re: Queen in a laying worker hive

    That is pretty much what I figured. I just found it interesting that they tolerated the either a cell or virgin to coexist with the laying workers. I love surprises like that.

    As I said, this is...
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    Re: Queen in a laying worker hive

    Hive was dequeened June 1. I want to say cells an virgins got added over a couple days early-ish July and shakeout happened a week or week and a half later.
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    Queen in a laying worker hive

    I know with that title I'd click and think "He probably has a drone laying queen".

    Not in this case, actually not exactly sure what happened but I do find it amusing.

    I had a pretty disasterous...
  10. Re: extracted honey vs. crush/strain honey, will it take different?

    You also will likely have more pollen in crush strain if the comb you crush/strained from had cells with pollen in it, which is something I like, tends to be a little bit more pungent.
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    Re: need to get rid of bees....

    Maybe BeeQuick, but BeeGo is pretty noxious
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    Re: need to get rid of bees....

    Replace open trash cans with cans with tight fitting lids and tape a sign on it to keep it closed.
    Make sure they wash down the area if they can more frequently, spilled sugar will attract them,...
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    Re: R. Russell queens

    My recent experience mirrors that of some others. I'd ordered some queens from Russell last year, and then ordered moonbeams June 8, 2011. They were delivered June 1, 2012. In addition Robert had...
  14. Re: Snow Cone Stand in Myrtle Beach, need your help.

    Odd that they would be stinging.

    1. Sure they are bees?
    2. Make sure to practice keeping the place clean. Don't leave open syrup containers or leaks sitting around. The garbages are likely where...
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    Re: More Than Frustrated

    I'd also take that first year as providing a few things:


    Confirmation of whether you enjoy keeping bees or not
    Experience with keeping bees
    Foundation of equipment and comb


    First year...
  16. Re: Here's a crazy idea to save on foundation cost?!?

    Indeed. If you go with all mediums you don't need to worry about wiring particularly, though you can. If you do go with wiring, just use fishing wire which is cheap supply. The main thing to worry...
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    Re: What kind of combs Wax Moth atract to?

    I think they like the protein from the left behind molt, thus their going into the brood frames.
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    Re: Laying Worker Variant

    Thanks for the cautions and advice both. Can add a 2nd screen to one of the boards without much problem. On the caution side, I'll at least flip the entrance 180 degrees between/ QR and LW hives to...
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    Re: Laying Worker Variant

    My understanding is that the presence of the pheremones given off by worker brood inhibits the ovaries in worker bees. That is why you don't get laying workers in queenright colonies, and why putting...
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    Laying Worker Variant

    I'm in a peculiarly low brood situation due to repeated losses of queens due to what seems to be damage in transit.

    I have a couple hives that have LW. Normally I'd do the frame of brood a week...
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    Re: R. Russell queens

    Hawk,

    That was pure supposition on my part, as there seemed to be a similar set of behaviors described and all seemed around that same time period including by me. If the bees were all sent out...
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    Re: Bees with no abdomen

    Birds too as a possibility
  23. Thread: Moving entrance

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    Moving entrance

    This is a minor question, but curious how well/how long it takes for bees to adapt to shifting the entrance of a hive 180 degrees.

    In this case had caught a rather large swarm and combined with an...
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    Re: Paid for my mistake!

    When I got started, I just went in with t shirt and shorts most times, smoking as the season progressed and bees got into more defensive mode.

    It was Beesource that convinced me to wear a veil at...
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    Bachelorette Pad

    I switched over to all mediums and had a few deeps sitting around. Noticed a few bees going into one, sort of cleaning out the remnants of honey and such. Checked a time or two to see if it was a...
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