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    Re: the beetles won

    Oh Bevy's Bee's I hope you are right! I would say there were at least 5 grapefruits worth of bees left. They are in 1 med super now with a few small combs and I'm am wishing and praying the queen...
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    Re: the beetles won

    Well, I am officially depressed. The hive was disgusting. I never thought I would be wrist deep in maggots trying to save my bees. The bottom 2 frames were all a mess,, collapsing and slimy. I...
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    Re: the beetles won

    I feel ill I'm so worried. I just read this from Clemson University

    "A telltale sign of a major beetle problem in a hive is when the entrance landing board is soiled with residues of fermented...
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    Re: Small hive bettle worms now what!!!!!????

    I've seen the videos of the larvae sludge at the bottom of the hive infested with SHB. At what point is it too late for the SHB traps?
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    Re: the beetles won

    I went out to my hive today to check on a "bearding" issue and saw that there was a big pool of honey [I tasted it (which kinda grosses me out now)] at the base of the cinder blocks!!! I pulled out...
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    Re: Opinions on starting packages, please..

    [QUOTE=Andrew Dewey;925882]. As new packages don't have much in the way of a field force they did not produce any surplus honey for me and I ended up feeding them to get them up to winter weight. ...
  7. Thread: Feeding Bee's

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    Re: Feeding Bee's

    HillBilly, Do you put the pickle jar ontop of 2 pieces of wood on the inner cover?
  8. Re: Getting my ladies in March or April & couldnt be more excited. Chas. SC

    If the bees build their own comb to begin with, is it usually smaller than the normal foundation but not 4.9 cell size? And why would your foundationless colonies die after a year?

    Thanks for...
  9. Re: Getting my ladies in March or April & couldnt be more excited. Chas. SC

    Thanks everyone! I do love the site BushFarms.com. I probably will go with the top bar feeder, I'm just kinda bummed it cost more than a super! Last year in my garden, I didn't see 1 honeybee...
  10. Getting my ladies in March or April & couldnt be more excited. Chas. SC

    Hi. I'm Andrea from Charleston and this is my 1st forum. I just put my supers together and should be putting my frames together any day now. I'm going foundationless and am planning on shoving 2...
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