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    Re: This is my view on Integrated Pest Management

    I'm looking forward to that day!
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    Re: Why Pro Treatment?

    Well i will treat my bees this spring since i lost a hive this past fall to mites:( Our first year so I was trying to let nature take its course, and it did. I will research the different...
  3. Thread: Golden Rod honey

    by kelly
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    Re: Golden Rod honey

    Funny Acebird I was thinking the exact same thing! Although i'm not absolutely sure its goldenrod, thinking it is because it was the top super we got it from and goldenrod was soo abundant this past...
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    Re: mouse gaurd and entrance reducer

    our entrance reducer serves as a mouse guard. Are you using hardware cloth? if so i would also use reducer.
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    Hi all, and to Holiday, this method with the cinnamon and pvc worked well last spring. i used it again in early fall for feeding and didn't see any ants except for 2 that drowned. so they got in:( ...
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    Re: Where does all that 2:1 syrup go!?

    OK - maybe this answers my question - we have 2 hives. one with 2 supers and 2 mediums. - this hive has all honey in bottom super, mostly honey in 2nd super, what appears to be alot of brood and...
  7. Thread: Brand new advise

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    Re: Brand new advise

    yes get going, the more beekeepers the better bees:) - good luck!
    :applause:
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    Re: How often is Too often?

    I know what you mean, i look forward to checking out the gals myself:)
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    Re: Larva outside cells

    This could be!
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    Re: Larva outside cells

    Thanks all for the advice. we went in and inspected, no beetles at all, no slime around the area, We also were able to locate the queen. So we removed the larvae and studied it. they have no legs...
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    Larva outside cells

    Hi all. This is our first year and everything has been going well. Till yesterday when we inspected we noticed larvae outside of the cells, about 1/2 thumb in length. Doesn't seem normal. Any...
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    We already had the hive stands build so we build a 'bridge' around the hives, screwed it to about 3/4" above bottom of wood legs. Used pvc cut lengthwise for sides, and elbows also cut lenghtwise to...
  13. Thread: newbie

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    Re: newbie

    thanks. its been a long rainy cool spell. haven't seen much activity so i'm hoping they are eating from the feeder and waiting on better days!
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    Re: newbie

    yes we bought 2 packages from better bees in greenwich. great place. I did try the cinnamon and it seems to work pretty good, except its been raining for 5 days so i have to reapply. My husband is...
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    [QUOTE=Charlie B;815598]After losing two nucs to ants I came up with a solution for those darn Argentine ants that raid hives

    thanks charlie. i read that this morning. I will pass it on to my...
  16. Thread: newbie

    by kelly
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    newbie

    HI from upstate New York. My husband and I have started beekeeping this year. We have 2 hives and so far so good, despite the black ant problem. We are also gardeners and love to travel. Glad to...
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