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    Re: Anybody know what this bee is doing?

    It is common enough that I've seen my bees do it, but I still think it's abnormal.
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    Re: Bee Lineage Question

    A better question would be what happens when one of her daughters mates with a drone she laid. I believe this would tend to reinforce her genetics. Of course that drone would be only one of the 10...
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    Re: This is interesting...

    So how long do I have to bake my hives to get rid of these pesky varoa?
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    Re: Honeybees on Iris leaves?

    I had a lot of aphids on my irises earlier this year. It is quite early in the season for bees to be seeking out honeydew though.
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    Re: snap crackle pop rice crispys.

    I've heard that coming from frames that were drawing out comb and otherwise working wax.
  6. Re: Nipping the beginnings of a hive in the bud.

    Looks more like they're just getting a drink. Unless you see them building wax comb, you can assume that's all they are up to. The good news it that they are not trying to build a hive. the bad...
  7. Thread: Dead Hive!

    by BeeTech
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    Re: Dead Hive!

    a sudden cold snap in spring can kill off all the blossoms. The incoming supply suddenly drops to zero. If the hive didn' t have lots of stores, they could have gone through what they had and...
  8. Thread: Essential Oils

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    Re: Essential Oils

    Whole Foods has a bunch of EO's.
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    Re: Bee Yard/staging area ?

    Sounds like a feast for the wax moths. What a waste!
  10. Thread: 1/8 screen?

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    Re: 1/8 screen?

    I get mine online. Search for '#8 hardware cloth' (it's pronounced number 8 hardware cloth)
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    Re: Candle corrosion

    It's called wax bloom. It's lower molecular weight waxes percolating to the surface.
  12. Re: What species did Apis Mellifera displace in North America?

    There are thousands of native bee species that coexist quite congenially with Apis M.
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    Re: 1 or two oz jars

    Dadant has some 2oz. bears (actually hold about 2.5 oz) that they sell for about $21 for 50. I use an old half gallon syrup bottle that I can fill with a funnel to fill them from. takes about 1/2...
  14. Thread: Question

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    Re: Question

    If you put the actual question in your title rather than the word question, you will draw in more people who have the expertise to answer it. Also, others who have the same question will be able to...
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    Re: Moon flower show

    which moon flower are you referring to?

    Moon Flower
    A common name for several night-blooming plants, some with white flowers, including:

    Nightblooming cereus species, including Hylocereus....
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    Re: Paradox? Hive & Swarm trap location

    a hive in the sun is actively kept cool by the bees inside fanning, and spreading water for evaporation. A swarm trap left empty in the sun will soon reach killing temperatures. Bees will not want...
  17. Thread: new in ohio

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    Re: new in ohio

    The matter of top bar vs langstroth is an ongoing debate with proponents on both sides. What is generally acknowledged is that top bar requires much more management and experience. They are not...
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    Re: when honey is not honey

    How about "feed" or "stored feed" to keep it generalized
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    Re: Storing honey in an uncooled house

    Bees keep the interior of the hive at 91, so those temps shouldn't be a problem. Keep it closed up so it can't absorb moisture from the air. a little bit of that and it's on its way to being mead.
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    Re: D Coates 5 frame Nuc Design

    the D Coates 8 frame medium nuc in the do it yourself self section is an attempt to get the same area/volume from a medium nuc as you would from a 5 frame deep nuc. if you cut down a 5 frame deep...
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    Re: Water: how far is too far?

    There are basically two problems with distant water.

    1. The farther bees have to fly to get water the longer they take, and the longer they take the more of them that it takes, and the more of...
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    Re: Certified Sourwood Honey?

    OK, I'll bite. What is 'wax melter buckwheat'?
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    Re: Couple of weird things today......

    I heard the crackling when I had pulled one of the frames out. It was a new frame about halfway drawn out. That was all that was going on. They weren't storing anything or apparently doing...
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    Re: Couple of weird things today......

    Had that cracking sound in one of my hives too. They were drawing comb.
  25. Re: Anyone Near Jay, Maine Who Can Help Me Catch A Swarm?

    OK, I'll bite, how does a beat wipe out a hive?
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