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    We have over two acres of sunflowers and the bees...

    We have over two acres of sunflowers and the bees will visit them but we also have over 3 acres of field (Mississippi purple hull crowders) peas and they are all over the peas..
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    Can you remove the weaker of the queen? It will...

    Can you remove the weaker of the queen? It will go faster if both 'hives' are working at getting The queen settled IMHO.
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    You might try adding a little sugar water to the...

    You might try adding a little sugar water to the birdbath for a while. You can gradually less the sugar in the water.. Hope it works. Also, try putting sticks in the birdbath or something they can...
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    I love my bees, sure like any other hobby it has...

    I love my bees, sure like any other hobby it has it's ups and downs..But when you can go into your hive and see baby bees emerging, find the queen, see nothing different, except everything (nothing...
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    Anyone else make your own fume boards? I would...

    Anyone else make your own fume boards? I would like to know what fabric to use when making fume boards? They look easy enough! Thanks
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    I found that he bees seem to enjoy the sugar...

    I found that he bees seem to enjoy the sugar water that I spray on the frames of new wax--They move up quickly and begin to draw it out..
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    I have frame spacers in every one of my...

    I have frame spacers in every one of my supers--broodchambers and honey supers! Even had my husband cut the spacers to fit in my nucs! I love not having to spend the extra time spacing each...
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    "Califorie, is the place to be"!!!IMHO It seems...

    "Califorie, is the place to be"!!!IMHO It seems that Central to lower CA would be a place to keep bees... Wild flowers, orange, lime,and lemon blossums, grape vineyards, All the tropical flowers that...
  9. Thanks! I will be robbing them next weekend. I'll...

    Thanks! I will be robbing them next weekend. I'll do a good inspection on them then... I haven't seen any great number in any one hive but will look closer...
  10. I don't know if this is normal but when I was...

    I don't know if this is normal but when I was inspecting my hives on Sat. I noticed lots of workers 'throwing' out the drones.. Isn't it too early?? What's going on!
  11. Thread: Just a rant

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    Seem, we are pretty lucky! It gets dry and then...

    Seem, we are pretty lucky! It gets dry and then just in time we get lots of rain. It's rained in the evening or at nite for the past week and then it is 90* and sunny during the day and Yes, I am in...
  12. She did mention Starlines or something like that....

    She did mention Starlines or something like that. She sorta acted like a child would have... Maybe she was new and I really didn't know what questions to ask- So it's my fault that I have to ask this...
  13. I ordered new queens from apiary in GA and it...

    I ordered new queens from apiary in GA and it said they were Hybrid Italians? The girl that took my order said they were 'regular Italian queens'!
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    I also have a hard time 'finihing off' the queen....

    I also have a hard time 'finihing off' the queen. But, then again, I have a hard time getting the hives back together and trying to make sure I do not mash any of them!It just seems so sad when you...
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    P.S. His bee suit is washed every time.

    P.S. His bee suit is washed every time.
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    Thanks everyone. DH has allergies so he doesn't...

    Thanks everyone. DH has allergies so he doesn't use anything that has a strong smell. He uses an electric razor and we use the same soap, toothpaste BUT he does use a 'tar' based shampoo for...
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    I have 10 hives and 2 nucs. They are all doing...

    I have 10 hives and 2 nucs. They are all doing very well, with honey,eggs, brood, lots of bees,etc. etc. My husband helps me but is not crazy about the bees. He does my lifting and is a great...
  18. Thread: Matches

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    I,also, use the long slim candle lighters that...

    I,also, use the long slim candle lighters that are $1.00 @ the Dollar Tree. But I keep matches in my truck in the little, flat mint tins . They close quickly and tight and the keep the boxes of...
  19. Thread: Mimosa Tree

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    Beautiful pictures.. Wonder why I never see the...

    Beautiful pictures.. Wonder why I never see the bees on my Mimsoa?? What time of day was your picture (morning,afternoon, evening)?? Maybe that's my problem...
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    I have ten hives.I have 2 supers on 7 hives-three...

    I have ten hives.I have 2 supers on 7 hives-three on one and the other two are new hives this year,.. We still have the Sourwood honey flow in a couple of weeks...
  21. Thread: Mimosa Tree

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    We have Mimosa all over our farm and I have yet...

    We have Mimosa all over our farm and I have yet to see honeybees working them.. Bumbles, Jackets, sweatbees, flys and thousands of Hummers but no honeybee. I would be interested in seeing if anyone...
  22. Thread: Dying hive

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    I would let me raise their own queen and keep...

    I would let me raise their own queen and keep adding brood from the other hive.
  23. Thread: Bee Photos

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    Great pictures! What type of camera are you...

    Great pictures! What type of camera are you useing? I want to post pictures but how????
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    Doesn't anyone else use honey as a rooting...

    Doesn't anyone else use honey as a rooting compound? I use it on my muscadine rootings and it works very well. Take cuttings where you have at least on nob and clip the leaves off dip in (old) honey...
  25. I have a hive that is very strong. Two weeks ago...

    I have a hive that is very strong. Two weeks ago I add a super. Today, there was little/no bees up in the super! So I took a look at the two brood boxes. The bottom one was full of brood,eggs ,...
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