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  1. Thread: Smell of a hive

    by RD35
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    Re: Smell of a hive

    Hey, it's like my Dad always told me...."Look at the bright side - Halitosis is better than no breath at all!!"
  2. Thread: Smell of a hive

    by RD35
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    Re: Smell of a hive

    Goldenrod is just now beginning to bloom in my area....guess I'm gonna have to go take a whiff of the hives to see what everybody is talking about here!!! :)
  3. Re: They're flying all over my yard., what are they doing?

    I'm a first year newbie so keep that in mind. I had a similar experience with one of my two hives (the stronger hive). Turned out to be a very large orientation flight. We had had two days of...
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    Bees in the wall - When to trap them

    Was at a lodge meeting last night. One of the trustees told the members there is a bee hive in the parapet wall on the roof. I would like to trap them if possible, but others just want them killed...
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    Re: Is this a problem?

    Thanks Possum!!!
    I'll take that advise and stop worring about them!
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    Re: Is this a problem?

    Hey thanks everybody! That's a relief! Next question.....Should I make some attempt to increase ventilation on this hive. These bees are "propolis slobs"! We have a top feeder on this hive (the...
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    Is this a problem?

    Arrived home from a short trip to this situation on one of our hives. It was about 8:30 pm.

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    Is this a problem?
  8. Re: Timing of when to start feeding for winter stores of honey

    Brad
    I am a newbie so I can only tell what little I know at this point. Our new package installs were building comb like crazy because we were feeding them beginning at installation May 1st. After...
  9. Thread: Hive tool PSA

    by RD35
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    Re: Hive tool PSA

    I'm one of those razor sharp fanatics! That said, however, I always carry my dull hive tool AND my razor knife. I like to have that hive tool ground down to where it is thin enough to get between...
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    Re: Powder Sugar Shake Mite Count

    Hey Mimzy
    I am just northeast of you by about 80 miles! After reading this post, I am going to stop by the hardware store for some #8 screen. I will use one of my wife's canning jars to make a...
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    Re: Newbie and Varroa Concerns and Fall Flow

    FrankThomas and Phoebee
    Thank-you for the quick responses and great info. I will begin preparation this evening to do either a sugar roll or alcohol wash. Will probably do the roll as I don't have...
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    Newbie and Varroa Concerns and Fall Flow

    Our two hives are new and were package installs on May 1. Currently have two deep 10-frame and one short super 10-frame on each hive. The supers are newly installed - added last week. Our west...
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    Re: Orientation Flight???

    Okay, so here is the video I took. Wife and I were leaving for town in the Diesel Ram when we saw this event. So I drove through the field to the hives, jumped out, no suit, big chicken that I am,...
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    Re: Orientation Flight???

    I took some photos of the event...but I cannot presently transfer them from my phone to my computer here at work. Will try to put them on my computer at home later today.
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    Orientation Flight???

    We were headed out our driveway yesterday at about 5pm. Looked over at our two hives. East hive was quiet with normal traffic. West hive had an actual cloud of bees flying in front of it. ...
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    Re: Should I still be feeding?

    I think what Jon was saying is that since the bees are not working the second box, then they need to be fed. We had the exact same problem...installed 2nd deep on top of new package installs after...
  17. Thread: Just Smokin'

    by RD35
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    Re: Just Smokin'

    I have an abundance of used cardboard. I just cut a strip of cardboard about 2 ft long across the veins and the width of my smoker insert. Then I roll i up tight, light one end, get it flaming...
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    Newbie Sanity Check

    Okay, so we went out to the hives this past Saturday after leaving them alone for three weeks. We had added the 2nd deep box to both hives and were anxious to see how much work had been accomplished...
  19. Re: I think I started a robbing frenzy last evening:(

    I am a newbie! That said, I would think temporarily adding feeders to the other hives would alleviate the robbing as the other bees would not be so aggressive with plenty of food in their own homes....
  20. Thread: Lost

    by RD35
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    Re: Lost

    FlowerPlanter

    I am a newbie for sure, but what you wrote (above) sounds backward to me. Did you mean for it to be the other way around? If not, please explain further as I do not understand. ...
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    Re: Adding Second Deep

    Wife and I checked our 2 hives yesterday. We added a 2nd deep box to our strong hive 2 weeks ago. Yesterday, our weak hive showed signs of a massive recovery....brood on all frames capped and a...
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    Need a little advice on equipment cleaning

    My gloves are sticky and my bee suit is stinky! Any suggestions on how to properly clean them....especially the sticky goatskin gloves?
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    Re: A couple of Newbie questions

    Thank-you all for your replies and great information! Very much appreciated! Maybe someday, if I keep reading and following this forum, I will learn enough to actually consider myself a beek!!! ☺
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    A couple of Newbie questions

    Been reading and studying (I'm not a very good student when it comes to reading) but have a few of questions today.

    1) My inner cover has a notch on the rim and a round hole in the center of...
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    Re: Strange beehavior at entrance

    Thanks for the replies. Whew...what a relief!
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