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  1. Re: Bears and bees don't mix. Need a better bear fence!

    Why would I want to do that?
  2. Bears and bees don't mix. Need a better bear fence!

    I had an electric fence around my hives. but a bear got in anyway. how do ou keep the bear out if electric fence will not stop them?
  3. Re: Inspecting brood boxes when honey supers are on

    Once the honey supers go on I rarely inspect. Unless something is going on that makes ne suspicious. lots of drones, crawlers, poor activity ETC.
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    Re: German Black Bees; any left in the USA?

    That was probably over 50 years ago what do you think the odds of her memory being that accurate.
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    Re: Bottling honey

    I run them through the scullery, then bottle. Clean safe and I can guarantee it>
  6. Re: Transporting Packages... Best way to keep them contained?

    Most Often multiple packages are fastened together with furring strips which provides air circulation. watch the temp and you will be all right I do it all the time. They are honey bees not...
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    Re: 2 Of 3 Flying today ?

    Vectorjet: Where in mercer county are you located.? Are you a member of N.W. Pa beekeepers association?
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    Re: Question about swarms.

    Well Being where a swarm most generally heads off for a site discovered by their scouts and determined by investigation and agreement. That the scouts generally search the area they are familiar with...
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    Re: Question on mites.

    I agree with you As I have long suspected this to be the method of infestation. How else could one explain the rapid infestation of fairly isolated apiaries that have had no infusions of new bees.
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    Re: new member

    Welcome from Erie Pa. Home of the lake effect snow! LOL
  11. Re: Package Question - expanding with spare drawn comb

    Any time you have drawn comb on hand it pays to give it to the bees
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    Re: Bees in the Soffit

    Aah You forgot to put a space between Oh,and & benefit,and. Alzheimer's? ROFLMAO!
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    Re: Hello from Miami

    Welcome.
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    Re: Any football fans

    I have a football fan. I use it to inflate the footballs to 13 pounds!
  15. Re: bees mixed with honey to be crushed and stained

    Pick them out, Crushed bee juice is not all that great
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    Re: Is this a hive or a swarm?

    X3 hive
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    Re: Races of Queens?

    I would bet he is! As well as being the person who introduces me to beekeeping he was one of my professors when I was taking agg. classes in college. He taught Genetics!

    Brush hog, weed eater,...
  18. Re: Nasty substance in the bottom of my hive. What is it?

    ? :scratch:
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    Re: Starting nucs for overwintering tonight

    I would make the nucs up, close them and transport them to the new location after the bees have been queenless for an hour I would place the queen cage on the top bar and watch the bees No...
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    Re: Question About Trap Out from Oak Tree

    Look up the beesource member Cleo C. Hogan Jr. and PM him. He is a very nice Individual and will direct you to his step by step description..
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    Re: Hive Not Opened for 10 Years!

    Why would it be too late to move them to new box? The frames look as thought hey could be transferred for the most part without a whole lot of hassle. . Does the box make that much of a different to...
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    Re: Propolis problem

    That's a problem? Since propilis has a higher value than honey I welcome it.
  23. Re: couple of questions - lost my queen and weather impact on honey production

    I am quite sure your queen is gone, as you watched her fly off. However, she will probably be back in the morning unless she has no sense of smell and the bees in the hive who have had her Pheromones...
  24. Re: Greetings to all from Central Pennsylvania

    Welcome, From North West PA. 3 hours and 11 minutes north west of you.. I go to Mckenzie's warehouse in Camp Hill all the time!
  25. Re: how to shrink a newspaper combine down to 2 again?

    Remove the super. Then condense the hives down to two boxes, removing frames that are empty or contain no brood. In the future do this prior to the combine,

    As stated above a LW will lay...
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