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  1. Thread: Hemlock Hives

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    Hemlock Hives

    Anyone ever made hives out of hemlock? Interested in making some out of beetle kill Hemlock in Va when i go to visit family. I know Hemlock repels insects like Redwood and Cedar, but don't know if it...
  2. Thread: Drone Question

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    Drone Question

    Found some drone outside a recently moved colony. Closed up at dusk, moved about 45 min away and placed...opened within an hour or so...next afternoon, this afternoon, about 35-40 drones scattered...
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    Rendering Beeswax

    Just wondering if anyone would like to share their favorite ways to render wax. Specifically, id like some tips on getting the MOST of my wax from the slum-gum of cocoons and such when melting old...
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    Re: Best top bar hive plan

    you can cut some 1 3/8 strips and make them just long enough to reach across your TBH, then turn your lang frame upside down, screw the lang frame to your strip. lop off the bottom bar and trim the...
  5. Re: Question about queen shutting down this early, or is there a queen at all

    Im pretty new, so take it at face value...that looks like cells being opened to me, Could that be hygenic behavior and your queen is trying to break a cycle of mites??? I am watching close to the...
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    bees flying into a light??

    anybody ever hear of honeybees flying into lights like moths? I kind of remember an article about it but dont remember details,,,
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    Re: earwiggs/pincher bugs

    thanks guys
  8. Re: switching out equipment and a hive move questions

    If you end up not wanting to keep them, think about getting up with your local(?) beekeeping assoc. it couldn't be too hard to find someone who would welcome them.
    anyway, glad it worked out...
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    earwiggs/pincher bugs

    I have dozens of pincher bugs in my telescoping covers and in the inner cover between the plywood and rim. I am wondering if they are messing with the bees, or are eating ants? maybe they will eat...
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    newly hatched eggs

    I did a cut out almost a month ago...I have not seen the queen. there are capped and uncapped brood in the hive and freshly hatched eggs.(very small spirals) If I did my beekeeping math correctly,...
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    Re: White eyed drone picture . . .

    will be looking for more that the queen next visit! lol
  12. Re: switching out equipment and a hive move questions

    you will probably get alot of different answers, so that being said...the saying is 'two feet or two miles', but i read in several different places that if you move the hive at dusk or dawn, so that...
  13. Thread: Afrikaans??

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    Re: Afrikaans??

    Side note: I am of the opinion that if these were AHB, there would be little or no question.
  14. Thread: Afrikaans??

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    Afrikaans??

    I got a call about a hive that hasnt been worked in three years(min) and would i be interested in taking it over...get there, and the weeds are taller than the hive. one deep and two meds. As I start...
  15. Thread: rubber bands

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    rubber bands

    I have a 10 day old cut out in the back yard. Today I noticed the Rubber Bands that I used to strap the comb in the frames was being piled up out side the doorstep. Looks like they chewed them off....
  16. Thread: best guess??

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    best guess??

    I have a captured Swarm that is doing well, Eggs, Brood, Drones and Honey. They are flying in weather that keeps other hives indoors.(ie. light rain, heavy fog and cold) They are in an area that sees...
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    Re: Hello From Earthquake Bay

    yes, i just joined and went to the last meeting...thanks fort the warm welcome guys!
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    Re: Hello From Earthquake Bay

    thanks greg, where are you at? and how long have you been keeping bees?
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    Hello From Earthquake Bay

    I am Kevin Forrester, new Beekeeper with 4 hives. 1purchased, 2 swarm captures and 2 cutouts...one didnt 'take'. I am in far West Marin County in the 'North Bay' area of San Francisco, on Tomales...
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