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    Re: Is CO2 the best way to kill a hive?

    I am in the Fort Worth area of Texas. Because you have one good hive and I gather 5 hot ones, I would be thinning some drones, their dna is likely to overpower the dna of your good hive,...
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    Re: Is CO2 the best way to kill a hive?

    I have attempted to requeen an Africanized honeybee hive, spent the money, had my queens killed, eventually gotten them to make a queen from eggs from another of my hives, only to have winter creep...
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    Re: Are these mites? Or something else?

    looks like moth feces to me.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Sold off a hive headed by one of my vsh queens moved into his hive box on thursday, fed a couple of hives.
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    Re: Is CO2 the best way to kill a hive?

    I would like to raise my own queens, and now that the local AHB ferals were droughted out and possibly also died of EFB back in 2013, I have gotten some nice queens produced by my hives. I picked up...
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    I mainly need ant proofing, actually I have some, I got some sticky stuff for painting on trees and painted it on strips of paper on my pipe stand. which was modeled on Charlie b's but not the same.
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    Re: how soon to find queen cells

    gave the nuc a beautiful frame of eggs from my beeweavers hive. the bucket bees were the hot queen and her entourage, I cleaned up their hive with a garden hose and a good shake, they are now...
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    Re: how soon to find queen cells

    Well, the bees on my bucket have the queen I am sure, although there were many large abdomen bees among the dead from the hot hive. The bees in the nuc from the split are hanging in there and...
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    Re: how soon to find queen cells

    This just gets more and more interesting. I certainly tamed the hive down with the soapy water, but there is a swarm on my beebucket. With or without a queen, not sure if it is the absconded nuc or...
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    Re: Neighbors destroying colonies

    My sympathies. Glad you filed charge, and boy that video is priceless.
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    Re: how soon to find queen cells

    Well I am a failure on this one. Almost, may manage to save and combine the split. I believed the queen to be on the brood combs I moved to the split, and there were plenty of bees to divide. I...
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    Re: Would covering dirt below hive reduce SHB?

    I put pondliner under the hive stand to block weed growth, as a side effect it is a hot black surface for a larva to land on. I use nematodes on most of my property, which probably helps since I...
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    Re: how soon to find queen cells

    The title is part of my question I guess. I split a very hot hive, dividing brood and food between 2 deeps, One of them obviously has the queen, the other has no queen, I couldn't find her. I need...
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    CO2 to protect honey from shb?

    oK, I searched the forum and failed to find anything about using carbon dioxide to protect honeycomb until it can be extracted. I have 7 beautiful frames of honey on my porch, in a medium box, with...
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    Re: Scotch-Brite wipes for SHB

    I use the pads labled beetle b gone and in the course of a year had about one dead bee but a lot of dead shb, more than I was getting in my oil traps. Your mileage may vary, but the rain has blessed...
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    Re: #8 Hardware cloth...where to buy it?

    I got it from an online hardware store but the shipping was high. Need a fair amount later this week to seal up a neighbor's house. (I think I maybe lost a swarm, bees went in her vent?... ooops)
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Went thru 5 hives today, split the hot one. robbed about 8 Illinois medium frames of honey (not up to suiting up to check the box on the porch between telescoping covers)
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    how soon to find queen cells

    Oh my back hurts BUT: the weak nuc started when old vsh queen absconded probably due to shb in April or May, is booming. They are running out of room fast, queen is very productive, bees have built...
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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...
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    Re: Slow Hive

    Do you have adequate forage to support 6 hives? If not, feed.
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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
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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
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