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  1. Re: Wow...I made them mad!....what could I have done differently

    Here the heat of day causes the nectar to dry and they get touchy. I usually work them before 10:00 a.m. while they are busy (nectar, pollen, water, sap...). We are also getting started into our...
  2. Re: Should I try a fourth Week of New Brood for the Laying Worker Hive

    You may have to shake them and have a frame of eggs and brood to get them back on track. There are other posts here about shaking out a hive. One note I will make is that, make sure ALL bees are...
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    Re: Will my second hive body fill faster?

    Depends on their needs and what is available for forage. My experience has been they will build according to the hive's needs for brood or stores. I have had my fastest comb building are usually...
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    Re: Amazing Bee Photo

    WOW!! Great pic! Love the clarity and detail!
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    Re: A Last Request

    That idea I want to steal!!!
  6. Re: Bees died, what to do with their left capped honey

    I have had the same thing happen and was told it was starvation. The bee butts sticking out of the cell is usually a sign that they are scrapping all they can for rations. One of mine had a deep...
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    Re: Absconding cutouts?

    Same here, except I don't cage the queen. I will put a drop or two of lemon grass oil on top of one of the frames I put the cutout comb in. Feed and blocked entrance for a few days and I have no...
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    Re: What to plant in field?

    Vetch, maybe?
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    Re: Advice sought from SHB survivors....

    When I have had SHB loss I found out from one of our club members to thoroughly rinse the frames and all woodenware and comb to rinse out the SHB smell. I always freeze brood boxes and supers after...
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    Re: Swarms in my yard or neighbor's yard

    The old hive you are using, has it had SHB? If it has they will not set up house in it. The only way I have been able to get them to stay has been rinsing out the come frames and boxes with a water...
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    Re: Building a simple solar wax melter

    Looks great! Simple too. Thanks!
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    I guess this will be a pest concern

    Well I have been my own worst pest. Dropped 2 medium and a deep and lost all honey. Another pest today was someone cut comb and honey out of frames put the frames back in the supers. Guess I need...
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    Re: Moving frame with brood to trapout

    If you are headed straight there there shouldn't be a problem. I have had 80 degrees and half hour from pull to set and they were fine. I left nurse bees on the frame. Good luck with the trap out....
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    Re: Bees and ants.

    I will see mine at the hole of the inner cover and nail the ants as they try and get in. I see heads all around the hole watching and acting. I use fgmo (food grade mineral oil) smeared around the...
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    Re: Queen needed for successful trapout?

    I have made sure that the trap has at least one capped queen cell and that has worked. I don't do trap-outs anymore unless they are low enough and I don't have to climb at all. I have a friend that...
  16. Re: What's the biggest mistake (s) you made starting out?

    Checked hives at night with a flashlight, so they would not bother the neighbors. They didn't and for a couple months I was okay. One night they got a hold of me and that was my last 'night ops'. ...
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    Re: question on glue for langstroth bodies

    Gorilla Glue (a little dab will do ya) and nails or screws.
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    Re: Can I move a whole hollow branch?

    Here is what I have done. Wait till warmer weather. When you remove the limb, and if it has numerous entry points, you will obviously have to close off all except one. When evening comes screen...
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    Re: Swarm trap size

    My best luck , and some years it works great other years nothing, is 10 frame box or a five frame nuc with at least one brood frame in each. I have had both become occupied, one occupied and...
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    Re: Feral Hive Comb Orientation

    I have seen them perpendicular, diagonal and parallel of the entrance(s). It depends on how the space is set up and where the entrance(s) is/are.
  21. Thread: Bee stash?

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    Re: Bee stash?

    Yeah, mine don't like my smell anymore since potassium pills were added to to my medication arsenal. So I don't thing a queen or pheremones would work for me!!! lol
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    Re: How do we prepare for winter

    What Seymore and mgolden said, plus be careful 'painting' honey on the hive. That is one of the best ways to start a robbing frenzy. I say frenzy because I have never seen a calm robbing. Robbing...
  23. Thread: Dark Honey

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    Re: Dark Honey

    Nectar source. I had two hives not more than eight inches from each other and one had a light gold and softer flavored honey where the other was an extremely dark and bolder flavored. The honey was...
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    Re: Still getting wrong bee calls

    Illegal to charge in Arkansas for that or bee removal until you have gone through a Plant Board class. I'm also physically no longer able to climb and what is needed for this or cut-outs or...
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    Re: mixture of sugar syrup

    Boiling hot water. If I need to I use sugar : water ratio of 1:2 for spring stimulate, 1:1 for dearth to avoid starvation when there has not been enough food for them and 2:1 if I took too much...
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