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    Re: Can Bees Sting Through Tyvek?

    For the most part no. However they are very hot (non breathable) and where they stick to your skin you will be able to get stung.
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    Can I use frames with old pollen?

    Had a dead out last fall, or at least I guess that is what it is called. Last fall I had 2 hives that swarmed on me late season. 1 found a miracle drone somewhere out there, and the other didn't make...
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    Re: What causes this?

    Thanks guys. The wire from the foundation is flopping all around, and the other 9 frames are all the same way. I think I am just going to cut the comb out of the frames and use them for a removal I...
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    What causes this?

    This hive was given to me last year by a ex-beek who became allergic to stings. Double deep hive that produced a few supers of honey. I did an inspection in early fall and everything was fine. Queen...
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    Please help me combat misinformation

    Our local TV station spewed nonsense on this evenings news. It's kinda got me aggravated. If you are on Facebook you can leave a comment at the bottom of the "story" Thanks for the help. ...
  6. Re: I extracted - what to do with wet frames before winter?

    :doh: Thanks pine ridge... crystals, not balls. I hate when I do that!
  7. Re: I extracted - what to do with wet frames before winter?

    I have a chest freezer that I freeze everything in for 2 or 3 days, then out to the barn. Stack tightly, moth balls, and cover with a telescoping cover.
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    Queenless in October X2

    I recently moved about 50 miles away from my prior residence. During the move I noticed 2 of the 3 hives were very hot. I opened them up Monday afternoon and they are queenless. No eggs, brood, and...
  9. Re: Complaint against Auburn Michigan Veteran, beekeeper, prompts viral response

    Effects of "Agent Orange".
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    Re: Hornets, what to do?

    For you folks up north, Mother Nature will provide a free extermination within a month or so. (first frost/freeze) Unless you see several hornets in a 5 minute period, each carrying a bee away.... No...
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    Re: starting a second brood box

    Getting bees to draw in the fall is a huge task.
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    Re: Fall Flow S.C. & GA. Zone 8a

    Wait till spring.
  13. Re: Possible to Move Yellow Jacket Underground Nest?

    tommy, I prefer Gasoline! Sometimes, if I have a few beers in me, I even light it for sharts and giggles.
  14. Re: Possible to Move Yellow Jacket Underground Nest?

    :thumbsup: No joke! At the least, give him a shovel and tell him to start digging. I am sure his opinion will change real quick. There is few things in this world I truely hate.... YJ's are in the...
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    Re: Equipment first cut-out

    I will second tsmullins. Wait till spring. This is not the time of year to do a cutout, especially in your region.
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    Re: sign from above or a test?

    :applause:
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    Re: Extractors: Want vs. Need

    You sound a lot like me, as far as planning next year. i am going to Brushy Mountain in the morning to purchase my extractor....
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    Re: sign from above or a test?

    April of this year I was stung more than all of last year combined. It got to the point where I didnt even feel any pain at all. i guess it gets easier with every sting you take. Like building a...
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    Re: Mosquito spraying in Dallas

    :ws:

    MaMa told me there was people like this!
  20. Re: What do you do when the bees are actually hornets?

    Why you say?

    "but they have kids that play in the yard and are deathly afraid of them."

    There you have it! Im with the kids on this one.
  21. Re: What do you do when the bees are actually hornets?

    Run! Change your phone number! Hommie dont mess with no hornets. :no:
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    Re: What's the deal with Cedar?

    Thanks Bluegrass. Getting old stinks!
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    Re: What's the deal with Cedar?

    I read about this, but its been a while back. IF I remember correctly it was old info saying not to use it, and today it is used sucessfully. "old wives tale" type thing. Dont quote me on this!
  24. Re: I have that sinking feeling...looking for ANY advice.

    Dont feed, leave them alone. Wait 3 weeks and check to see if you have a brood nest started. They will sort things out. Put that empty super on and they will move stores up into it, making room for...
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    Re: Mosquito spraying in Dallas

    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/08/17/Texas-officials-defend-West-Nile-spraying/UPI-11021345207422/

    Just read about it myself. WOW. Lets screw 15 things up, so we can fix 1 thing.
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