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  1. Thread: Supercedure

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    Re: Supercedure

    I agree that they are trying to replace her. Can you bank her in a nuc in case you end up with an inferior queen? Are there sufficient drones still around to get a well bred queen. We are close in...
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    Re: hive beetles and comb gnawing

    I have had them chew down the wax and empty the brood getting at shb. When tearing down comb-- they are also trying to clean the larva and shb eggs out not just get at adult beetles. In my experience...
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    Re: Glenn Apiaries - Pol-Line queens

    I just got 4vsh and 2 pol from velbert....
  4. Re: Saw the first few SHB in hives today. Questions

    The beetles hide in the extra gaps away from the bees. I still use the slotted bottoms. 5 beetles is no worry. Best defense is strong hives and keep in mostly full sun. Hive beetle love shaded hives...
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    Re: Bee and neighbor problem

    Must bee a South Carolina thing Possum..... mine have tattoos --Confederate flag Tattoos. They hate Yankees by the way, especially those two Scarlett and Prissy :) Yea they all have Southern names...
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    Re: Best small scale electric extractor?

    You are absolutely right..... I'll take my toys and leave the sandbox :eek:
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    Re: Best small scale electric extractor?

    So what was the thread about....
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    Re: Beginner with lots of questions

    Mann lake ships free on$100 orders, Easy to accumulate $100. Piece together what you need as you decide make a list and compare prices. And choose what size boxes you want and stick with it, Don,t...
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    Re: DIY Crush and Strain equipment

    Not the valve you see in beekeeping supplies. I imagine they have something you could rig but don't think it would be considered food grade if that matters....
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    Re: Mann Lake Experiences

    >>If he ever returns here maybe we might find out what he hopes to do w/ Mann Lake. Though he seems to want info more than to share info. That's okay.


    Hi Nathan ---- Good kid from good family....
  11. Thread: Hello again

    by sc-bee
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    Re: Hello again

    Hi Nathan --- Good to hear from you- Steve from Edgefield
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    Re: Watermelon pollination

    I think I know where you are..... :) My mentor rented 350 hives and I helped him till he quite five years ago. He was only charging $35 a hive may have increased to $40 a hive the last year. I told...
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    Re: Geeting them to fill second hive body

    Never had luck with them drawing frames after the flow. Filling drawn frames yes. The key is to catch them while they are still drawing and keep the flow extended with feed and they will draw. If...
  14. Re: 5 weeks since package installation -- don't see any eggs or larvae

    5 wks from installation.... how long from queen cells? 28 days from queen to laying +/- a few. The brood you see.... is it old brood from superseded queen or you think new? That could be the key to...
  15. Thread: Queen release

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    Re: Queen release

    As far as replies to your thread remember it is not instant chat:D Folks pop in folks pop out.

    Nothing wrong with queen by herself in a cage in a package. The bee in the package will feed her....
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    Thanks that was speedy :)
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    Lauri- I have been searching for your stimulative feed recipe along with the supplement pollen sub recipe. In my warm climate I have no problem with syrup feed. I have not been able to nail it down....
  18. Re: Is leaving dead outs in the bee yard a possible swarm catcher?

    That is correct because bt does not prevent damage. The grub has to ingest a lttile to die....
  19. Re: Is leaving dead outs in the bee yard a possible swarm catcher?

    My probles is I don't run an excluder. That makes my honey frames possibly brood frames. So I have wax moth trouble with my honey frames.

    And yes if you store wet frames shb could be a problem....
  20. Re: Is leaving dead outs in the bee yard a possible swarm catcher?

    Should be no problem ...... I take it SHB are also no problem???
  21. Re: Is leaving dead outs in the bee yard a possible swarm catcher?

    Spary frames after honey is extracted let dry and store. If you have active wax moth in a hive, the brood comb can be sprayed directly on the bees. Usually combs that have had brood in them are the...
  22. Re: Is leaving dead outs in the bee yard a possible swarm catcher?

    Bt aizawai is the correct strain.... the others will not work. Lemon Grass oil is the lure and can usually be found in a health food herb store. Some folks have used Lemon pledge in a squeeze so I...
  23. Re: Is leaving dead outs in the bee yard a possible swarm catcher?

    The only downsize is you have to use what you mix rather quickly it won't keep. So use what you mix.
    It is however easy to use and goes a long way. It used to be sold under the name Certan to...
  24. Thread: Pre 2014 Post?

    by sc-bee
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    Re: Pre 2014 Post?

    Thanks---- had not noticed the date options at the bottom of the page.
  25. Thread: Pre 2014 Post?

    by sc-bee
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    Pre 2014 Post?

    Is there a way to search pre-2014 post. I seem to only be able to find 2014 post. How do I access the archives in particular for certain beekeepers by screen name?
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