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    Re: Never seen this before

    ok, I could just search, but I want to follow this thread, so what is PMS?
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    Re: How long do most neew beekeepers keep at it?

    I think I saw a Glock on another forum, but not sure if the posts were recent. I'm a seasonal poster, mainly July and August when it is too hot to go outside, no tax forms are due, and my main line...
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    Re: colony killing queen to fight efb?

    I feel your pain. I can tell you how to absolutely get rid of it, but it will not be cheap or easy. Order enough frames to replace all frames in the apiary, yank all honey, brood, comb everything....
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    Re: What's everyone using for TREAMENTS??

    I went through about 200 drone brood cells clearing the genetic contribution of a hot hive today, and found one varroa mite on a larva. If it stays the same my treatment stays at maybe dusting with...
  5. Thread: Slow Hive

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    Re: Slow Hive

    Do you have adequate forage to support 6 hives? If not, feed.
  6. Thread: Hive beetles

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    Re: Hive beetles

    I lay them flat on top of the frames, I don't use inner covers in summer so they are fairly snug against the migratory cover and frame top, I've gotten 25 to a sheet before
  7. Thread: Hive beetles

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    Re: Hive beetles

    After Beeweavers (beegoods.com I think) come back from vacation, they sell a yellow cloth beetle trap that works very well, no muss, no fuss and costs about 8 cents apiece
  8. Re: Help!! Queenless swarm under screened bottom board

    A returning mated queen at my house missed the door (small spot on entrance reducer was only entry), her hive built her a couple of little combs under the sbb. I had my granddaughter here when I...
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    Re: colony killing queen to fight efb?

    mine didn't. Queen kept on laying like crazy trying to produce good larva. Hives shrunk, by the time I realized it I had been stealing eggs from the sickest hive for the others and infected them...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    This morning I observed that my very hot hive has moved some bees next door. When I brought in the hot swarm I put a queen excluder over the bottom board to keep the queen and her drones in. They...
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    Re: Is CO2 the best way to kill a hive?

    and in the light of the new day, the reason they didn't go in last night might have been crowding, there are still bees outside and they have taken over my bait nuc next door. soapy water or did they...
  12. Thread: SHB takeover

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    Re: SHB takeover

    I go 2 days freezer minimum for wax moth, shb or general prevention., my freezer is around 10 F
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    Re: Is CO2 the best way to kill a hive?

    That tank weighs 40 lbs at least. How long should I leave it on? I have examined the hose and regulator I bought, 10 ft long, the CO2 tank is so heavy I don't think I can set it on top of the hive. ...
  14. Re: Note to self: When doing a hive body reversal...

    I have given up shorts til I get the ahb out of my apiary, thank you for the laugh but I do sympathize.
  15. Thread: Death by Ziploc

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    Re: Death by Ziploc

    Sorry for your loss. I tried the Ziploc once. Then I bought a 3 inch keyhole saw, built a couple of migratory covers out of 5/8 plywood with 1x2 front and back bars, drilled a hole 2/3 of the way...
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    Re: Is CO2 the best way to kill a hive?

    Great and informative thread. I picked up 3 swarms this year, besides catching one of my own. The last one was by far the largest, and typically I don't find swarms to be aggressive, no stings on...
  17. Re: Can I Expect My Hive To Swarm If They Run Out Of Room In July-September in Texas?

    My fall swarms may well have been syrup induced as I feed during the dearth. Or simple requeening swarms. The departing swarm is usually about 1 to 1.5 cups of bees (I have caught several of these...
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    Re: What do bees do on rainy days?

    They seem to eat a lot of honey. It rained for most of 3 weeks and my hives lost weight. I am feeding
  19. Re: Can I Expect My Hive To Swarm If They Run Out Of Room In July-September in Texas?

    If you have not experienced a spring swarm even if the hive is not over populated or crowded you may still experience a fall swarm. I have had them swarm from the last week of august to the last...
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    Re: OAV Finally registered

    Nice view Rader!
  21. Thread: Please Stop...

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    Re: Please Stop...

    Welcome. I tried to be a bee-haver and flunked so Beesource was my first "school". I read voraciously about 9 hours a day summer of 2011. I opened my hive and checked on things twice a week And...
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    Re: Raw fermented honey fan

    Great thread. I harvested some capped and uncapped dark honey/nectar when I cut some bees out of a valve box, kept about a cup and a half of it (the rest went with the bees, which hadn't been...
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    Re: TRUCKS post a picture of your rig!

    ventilation on top I hope? neat setup but in Texas those bees would COOK
  24. Thread: Please Stop...

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    Re: Please Stop...

    Lucas, it made a lot of sense. There are a LOT of smart keeps on BeeSource, but that one post kind of tied in the rhythm of what I am finding to be true for me locally. I was going to bail on...
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    Re: TRUCKS post a picture of your rig!

    Mr Beeman that is quit a hive hauler
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