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    Re: Swarm cells

    Yes Queen cell is capped. They have two deeps full and one med super full and are currently drawing out another med super....
    This amazes me. I don't know why they would want to supercede this...
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    Re: Preparing 2:1 syrup

    I use the easy method...... One gallon tea picture filled to the top with sugar one gallon of water filled to the top. That is 1 to 1.... Put water on the stove take it off when its scalding hot not...
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    Re: Advice for Package Bees

    Place your order early!!!!!!!
    I did and had no trouble. I had a friend who waited until the last min to order Bees.... He ended up with only one hive and he paid way to much by waiting until the...
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    Swarm cells

    I did an inspection on my first year hives on sunday.. I noticed what looked like 1 swarm cell at the bottom of a frame in the brood box.....

    I assumed with my first year hive. I would be safe...
  5. Re: My bees are bearding , only 50 degrees outside

    My biggest hive has 2 deeps full and a med super filled and currently drawing out another med super...
    I went out yesterday am when the temp was about 58 or so. The front entrance only had a...
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    Re: finally, fall flow!

    I don't know exactly what my Bee's are collecting besides Goldenrod , but my hives smell like warm beer .
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    Re: finally, fall flow!

    I am in Mississippi about 50 miles from you. Our Goldenrod just started here, but its been very dry here....
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    Bee's love my new Blue Chaste

    I wanted to give a shout out to the Blue Chaste or Vitex......

    In my area not many blooms remain and it has been dry at times this summer.
    Even in the dry the Vitex is blooming.... The Bee's love...
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    Re: Sugar dust effect on mites

    From what I have been told. Once they fall from the Bee there lifespan drops like a rock. Someone told me they can only live a few hours of not attached to a Bee.....
    I will say the sugar gets the...
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    Shafted on Shipping

    Why does ever Bee Supply stick it to you on shipping?
    I know some companys offer free shipping once you spend so much...I might add the shipping is not really free since they jack there prices up on...
  11. Re: Hopguard against varroa and other mites - your experience is requested?

    Whats the difference in hop guard and hop guard 2???????
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    Varroa Mite Treatment

    I have just started to read up on treatments for V Mites..........
    Lots of choices make it harder to choose.

    I want a treatment I can use now in the hot weather that wont kill my bees or...
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    Re: Flea Control in Bee Yard.

    Don't go to the pet store man!!!!!
    Save lots of money and use 1800pet meds.
  14. To take honey or not first year package

    I started 2 hives from a package no foundation etc in april... One hive is doing pretty good but probably wont have any spare honey.
    The other hive is booming . They have filled two deep brood...
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    Sugar shake for varroa mites

    I have two very healthy hives. Vmites have not been a problem. Even so I was thinking of doing a sugar shake just to clear out some V mites because I know they are always with Bee's! Even if the...
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    Re: tick granules? seven ?

    It your talking the granules. You will be ok... they soak into the ground.... I outa know. I loaded 40 pounds in my Bee yard all the way up to my hives. No dead bees and its been a month ago......
    ...
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    Hive Top VS Bucket feeders

    Ok Tell me which feeder is best for the long hot summer!

    I currently use hive top feeders but do not like the drowned Bee's!!!

    What are the good sides and bad sides of bucket feeders? I hear...
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    Where is the Queen?

    My hives are about 6 weeks old. I have lots of brood , eggs ,larva and honey..... So I know the queen is in there. I just can not spot her.........
    Are there any tips or tricks to help a newbee spot...
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    Re: sugar water

    I put Honey Bee Healthy in mine and only pour a gallon in my hive top feeders. My Bees usally take that in a week. I have had it sit 2 weeks in the feeder and it didn't spoil or stink. If you put...
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    Re: Feeding question

    From everthing I have eaver heard.... If you started with a package of Bees rather than a NUc. They are building comb so they will need all the SS thay can get... I have hives about the same age and....
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    Re: Cell/ larva question

    HU??????? I never said I saw them move... I simple said they were taking up more than one cell or bursting into other cells.
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    Re: Cell/ larva question

    No its not many. I noticed 3 or 4..

    My queen is brand new and laying very well.....
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    Cell/ larva question

    Ok , I noticed in my hive that some of the larva seem to be larger than the cell they are in! I thought the larva should only fill one cell not burst into other cells. Everthing seems fine with...
  24. Re: Killing slugs without harming bees (Diatomaceous Earth (DE)?)

    Is this stuff safe to put on and around your a Vegaable garden?
  25. Re: Fill me in on how to place a Swarm trap!

    So where can you find LGO in a pinch?????
    Can I go to the local GNC and get it?
    There are NO I repeat NO Bee Supply companys near me.
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