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  1. Re: oxalic acid vapperizing and not sealing the enterence for the proper time doratio

    I take a pizza box lid cut to size for blocking off the SBB. I set the vaporizer on top of a few layers of aluminum foil and slide it in. I haven't burned down a hive yet.......yet.
  2. Thread: egg stuck

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    Re: egg stuck

    I have seen this twice myself. This last time she just laid into a cell, walked across the frame as an egg was coming out and a worker caught it in her mouth and walked off with it.
  3. Re: Beeswax Paintings at Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA on Aug. 23-24

    Very nice. That's the first time I have seen wax used as an art medium.
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    Re: How many of you lose hives to ants?

    Thanks Dixiswife. I will try that. So far I have tried a mixture of food grade dietemacious earth and boric acid. It seemed to temporarily deter them. Tried cinnamon which temporarily deterred them...
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    Re: Feeling "ripped off"

    If I am not making a large order, ebay is my go to place. Bee brush, $8.27, free shipping, U.S. seller.
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    Re: How many of you lose hives to ants?

    Tried DE. It didnt seem to have much of an effect on the little ants
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    Re: How many of you lose hives to ants?

    I put a mixure of DE and boric acid around the cement footers. So far no ants in the area. Hopefully that holds them off until my permanent. Solution is in place
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    Re: How many of you lose hives to ants?

    There is a thread on here and youtube where one was made using steel pipe and utilized bearing grease to deter the ants. All my hives are on concrete blocks and pallets right now.
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    How many of you lose hives to ants?

    How many of you lose hives to ants? Especially in the Southwest region. In the course of a week, I had 2 hives abscond and 2 hives with dead queens on the bottom board. From the outside the ants...
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    Re: Collecting pollen

    That is the pollen trap I have. The holes in the floor that the pollen falls through looks the same size as the holes in the door the bees go through to enter the hive. I think since it was the first...
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    Collecting pollen

    I put one of those cheap yellow plastic pollen traps with the flip down door on one of my hives. Never trapped pollen before and was interested to see how it works. I put the trap on in the morning...
  12. Re: super slow motion educational bee film 2 mins long please watch

    That was awesome. Great educational piece for teachers to use
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    Re: Angry landowners

    I have empathy for both sides. Having farmed my property, I take great pride in the field I created. When I grew my first field of sudan and the older farmers stopped to talk and compliment my field,...
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    Re: Keeping Africanized Bees or not

    I am in AZ and had an (AHB?) aggressive hive issue over the weekend. I got the hive from a hay barn. When I removed it, they were so docile I could have done it with no suit. Normally I could open...
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    Re: My splits. Tell me where I am screwing up

    Could be. I saw all the original brood had hatched out and there was no signs of eggs or a queen in the two hives. It also seemed the population had gotten a bit thin so I decided to play it safe....
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    Re: My splits. Tell me where I am screwing up

    There were lots of drones in the hive. Maybe I jumped the gun and recombined too soon, but I like playing it safe since I only have 3 hives right now. I have 2 queens on order and should be here...
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    Re: Another annoying usurpation swarm

    I am curious. Did you kill the swarm trying to take the nuc, let them battle it out, or move the swarm into a different box?
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    Re: My splits. Tell me where I am screwing up

    Yep. I'm in Arizona and it warmed up unusually early this year. Queen cells in Feb. Go figure. Lol
  19. Re: Killing an Africanized hive but preserving the honey

    They definately get my heart rate going while dealing with them
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    My splits. Tell me where I am screwing up

    I had 2, 10 frame hive boxes both with one super. Frames are wood with plastic foundation. Both hives had around 4 to 6 capped queen cells. All I did was split the hives in half, so each hive had...
  21. Re: Killing an Africanized hive but preserving the honey

    Can't you save the bees and replace the queen. I have done this with africanized hives, then just replace the queen. If I'm getting stung pretty bad through my suit and it is not too hot out, wear...
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    Re: Attacked by bees in SE AZ

    I had a hive that got increasingly aggressive and constantly stinging me through my suit. I started wearing my mesh motocycle jacket under my bee suit. Sweatshirts work too in cold weather. It makes...
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    Queens laying in super

    I have two hives where the queens are laying the majority of their eggs in the super. I added a extra brood box between the super and the exsisting brood box. It has been over a month for both hives...
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    Re: Where to buy oxalic acid vaporizer

    Probably a dumb question, but are you supposed to remove the supers before you OA vaporize?
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    Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    When I was a mechanic, whenever we got a grease stain on someones upholstery, we would use brake cleaner and a rag. It didn't cause discoloration and it got all the grease and oil off every time....
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