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    Spring use of Apistan

    I have gotten my hands on a couple hives that have not been treated for a couple years. I plan to go into them tomorrow and clean them up and was going to treat them with Apistan strips. I have never...
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    Re: How much honey is enough

    They will really start using honey in the next 8 weeks, you will want to keep a close eye onthem and will most likely have to start feeding very soon.
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    Re: 1st Step in Pest Management

    Thinking way back I think my 1st problems with pests were ants. In 7 years of beekeeping the only real other pests I have had were due to lack of getting entrance reducers on in time and having to...
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    Re: How do you judge a flow?

    I have been looking for an old set of platform scales to buy cheap and set a hive up on permanently so I can actually see weight increases in the hive.
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    Will sulfer smoke kill Europeon Hornets?

    I have a friend with a bad Europen Hornet problem. They are in a wall of his potting shed and he is looking for a solution. I am wondering if mixing a few tablespoons of sulfer tablets in my smoker...
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    Re: Early queen release question.

    Wait a week but you should be fine. I have done it that way several times.
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    Re: Laying worker problem

    I'm not sure that workers would start laying that soon after going queenless but I guess it is possible.
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    Re: Need some advice bad

    I'd split them and add a frame of eggs to the one that ends up queenless.
  9. Thread: Dumb question

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    Re: Dumb question

    I have bees in a yard that one colony is in sun early and they are flying way before the other which is in morning shade. I'd say the ones in the sun work another 2 plus hours per day. At the end of...
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    Re: Bee removal question...

    You could also take some comb with eggs and rubber bad it into a frame for a hive so that if the queen does get killed or lost they will have eggs to raise a queen. Also a lot of times when you do a...
  11. Re: evaluating an air conditioner: temperature test?

    Hey Ben,

    In auto repair we are looking for around 42 degrees out of the vent, depending on humidity and ambient temp. As far as a portable unit I think there will be other factors involded as to...
  12. Re: The most stunning bee photography I have ever seen

    Wow! I would love to know what kind of camera they were taken with.
  13. Thread: Beginner worries

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    Re: Beginner worries

    Just keep tilting the hives forward and getting a feel for how heavy they are. Then if they start to feel light you will want to start feeding. They will reaaly start going through the stores in...
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    Re: new package or no?

    The answer would depend on finances, if you have the money and would like 3 or more hives then order a package and do a split. You might end up with 3 hives, if the split goes bad you still have a...
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    Re: plastic hive body's

    I have several and I don't have anything good to say about them. I bought some hives from a guy and he has these on them. It's just a personal thing probably but I won't ever buy them.
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    Re: Bees are in the top

    They will move around if you get a warm spell, but I wonder if you should maybe reverse the boxes. I have never had it happen so I am not sure.
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    Re: Moving bees during winter

    Sure go for it, just place a tree branch in front of it and you should not have a problem. The branch will help make them re orient.
  18. Thread: Moving a Hive

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    Re: Moving a Hive

    If you capture a swarm you will have no problem putting it wherever you want. If you want to move an estabished hive a short distance it will help to stick a tree branch or something in front of the...
  19. Thread: round up

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    Re: round up

    The key is not to spray it on something that is in bloom.
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    Re: "real" Nuc box vs divided body

    >The cost of a body + inner cover + outer cover + bottom board + time to modify and build it is equal to or even a little more than buying two complete pre-built 5-frame nucs.



    I think of for...
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    Re: killer bees or normal behavior

    I once pulled the top off 15 hives(all Italians) with no smoke to stick supers on. I made it through to the 15th and last one and they were on me like stink on you know what. Had more sting spots...
  22. Thread: Lost My Hive :(

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    Re: Lost My Hive :(

    Sorry to hear that but don't get discourraged it happens.
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    Re: killer bees or normal behavior

    That would be normal, but I guess could also be AHB's but not likely.
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    Re: How to split a hive?

    Timing is the key to not hurting honey yield. I have found that If I split around the 1st week of April here I do well with splits. I do it the less scientific way by moving 5 of the 10 frames to a...
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    Re: My other intrests , hobbies

    Great looking USD, BBQ is my other passion besides beekeeping. I took it a step further last winter and turned it into a business which really took up a lot of my beekeeping time. I BBQ'd all but one...
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