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  1. Re: Stupid question: how many beekeepers are scared of bees?

    I am only humbled. Got a queen off this group that had wild bred with african drones.
    When I went into the hive to find the queen and requeen, I got covered an inch deep over every square inch of...
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    Re: How many of you lose hives to ants?

    When I lived in Redlands, CA - So. CA, the ants were terrible.
    An old time beekeeper told me to paint used motor oil around the legs of the hive. The girls can't get caugt in it, and it keeps...
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    Re: large hornet, not european

    I've been killing Asian and European hornets here in the northeast for two years.
    I have saved a few of them as evidence. Supposedly, Asian aren't here yet, but that's not true. They are larger...
  4. Thread: Dansk Farms

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    Re: Dansk Farms

    To all who tried to buy queens from this guy at Dansk Farms....
    Seems there really is something wrong with his health, and has had a guardian appointed, Carla R., and she has issued me a full refund...
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    Re: Space and Swimming Pools

    Why chlorinate the water? Bird baths are fine in shade. A large, flat landing rock is good. Bees like cool, 'old' water, mud puddles, and dew off grass. Not chlorinated water.
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    Re: Space and Swimming Pools

    We had a built in pool in back yard that girls had to fly over top of to get to hives, located in back corner. Every time I walked by pool I had long sticks ready to fish them out. Even though they...
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    Re: Landing board angle

    Thank you Fordman for your help.
    And my response to challenger: From a biologist and observer standpoint, these wonderful creatures surely do not need our 'help', but in my humble opinion they...
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    Re: Landing board angle

    Just beautiful work!
    I invent and build much of my equipment. Been working on a design for these all in one bottom board bases for long langs.
    I too am incorporating a removable screen and b...
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    Re: Winter losses ?

    Down to 9 out of 14. But 7 are extremely strong.
  10. Thread: Dansk Farms

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    Re: Two thumbs up for Dansk Farms!

    I also placed an order and paid in early January. My shipment was supposed to be for the 15th of April.
    To date my emails go unanswered.
    You know,,,I wouldn't even mind so much if I had one...
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    Re: Winter losses ?

    In western NY State, close to lake Erie we have had 3 days since January 1st 2014 where the girls could have any cleansing flights. This has been the longest, most brutally cold winter I have ever...
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    Re: Glenn Apiaires Going out of Business

    I am very sad to hear Glenn Apiaries is retiring. I have a queen of theirs who has been the finest queen a beekeeper could ever have. This Queen Mum is 2 1/2 years old now, and I will let her live...
  13. Re: Question about sound heard coming from hive

    A few years ago I had a very bad outbreak of wax moths, and found the jack-hammer/grinding sound was chewing the hive wood by wax moth larvae.
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    Re: Pledge to be a BSA Beekeeping Mentor

    I pledge to be a BSA Beekeeking Mentor if it is reinstated as a merit badge.
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    Re: Pledge to be a BSA Beekeeping Mentor

    I pledge to BSA that I will act as a mentor to scouts if BSA reinstates the Bekeeping Merit Badge.
    I am located in the Redlands/San Bernardino area of southern CA. Feel free to contact me any time....
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    Queen dead, don't know what to do.

    Can anyone help? One of my 2 hives has brought their queen out – dead, this afternoon. It’s cool here now, 70 degrees during the day (southern CA, San Bernardino Valley) and 35-40 at night. There...
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    Hive Scent

    Our hive has an odor also. I believe it is the honey. Is it a very strong smell, not foul, and almost cheesy or yeasty, but unlike anything you've smelled before??? Try to smell the entrance. It's...
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    Swarm catching

    I just read this somewhere yesterday. Thought it sounded interesting. But first thoughts were of the brood getting chilled. Maybe others can comment on this post, also.

    "Just a quick tip: a...
  19. Thread: what's SHB?

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    Go as chemical-free as possible.

    [QUOTE=teezbeez;341602]also, 1st year, mostly new frames and such.... what is my best route for disease and mite treatment? i'm thinking about those foil thingys--they seem easiest. i'm trying to go...
  20. Datura Poisoning/Toxic to Bees or people?????

    I just read that Datura is toxic. Datura grows wild EVERYWHERE here in the southwest (southeastern CA). I've got some in the yard - yellow & purple, and see the girls inside the flowers often. Does...
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    Ant control suggestion

    A farmer/beekeeper in western NY state told me that burdock leaves (fresh) get rid of ants. I have no way of testing this as I live in So. Cal now, and there aren't any here.
    We use cinnamon...
  22. Hi Miss Kraemer! Just a note about colloidal...

    Hi Miss Kraemer! Just a note about colloidal silver. I've been using it for over 8 years. I make my own using medical grade silver. It is the ONLY way to trust it. One will NEVER turn grey if...
  23. Piping Queen reasons

    Thanks Jim! VERY interesting!!
    I'm sure it's possible that something may have happened in the last month that we were unaware of. I sure hope not!! AHB has been found in our town recently. I...
  24. Queen 'Piping'

    Thanks for the response Oldbee. Yes, she is piping. It sounds like a cry. I heard her as I was about to rake beneath the hive. Here is a link to hear for yourself: ...
  25. Queen can be heard crying, what does this mean?

    I know that they cry when there is another queen challenging her. But we went through the whole hive 4 days ago to clean and check everything. The hive was immaculate. There were no queen cells....
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