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  1. Re: Bees dying at entrance with pollen on their legs...

    I will look more closely today, but I think there may have been some bees on the top of the hive that were dead that did NOT have pollen on them...
  2. Re: Bees dying at entrance with pollen on their legs...

    The pollen is from dandelions that we have in our field.....same as the others are bringing into the hives. We live in an area where I would "typically" know if someone had sprayed or recently...
  3. Bees dying at entrance with pollen on their legs...

    Hi all - I have some new packages that I installed about 2 weeks ago. Earlier this week, I witnessed bees coming in with pollen on their legs, but dying on the top of the hive. I live in SW...
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    Youth bee suit wanted

    Looking for a youth size bee suit - size 8-10. Please send me details and price.

    Thanks
  5. Thread: Queen Size

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    Re: Queen Size

    I also have a couple of new queens that I bred myself from a very large Italian queen. The offspring are quite small. They are about a month old now and are laying "some" brood, but it is still not...
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    Re: HELP - Unknown brood problem

    Someone else just mentioned to me that perhaps the larvae "froze"....we have had very nice warm weather...queen was laying...then we had a cold snap with 18 degree weather for 3-4 days...could my...
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    Re: HELP - Unknown brood problem

    No, I don't believe so, although the cells look like "crystalized brood"... my queen is laying but I have had no new hatch and all brood appears to look the same....
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    HELP - Unknown brood problem

    Hi all. I have a brood problem and can't identify it with information I have seen via utube and other pictures. Unfortunately, I don't have a way to send a my pictures unless it is via phone...
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    Re: Package install question?

    Thanks Michael - I was hoping I would hear from you....I know that you have a great deal of expertise!!
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    Re: Package install question?

    Hi all...I have a couple of questions too about installing package bees. Can I use a regular "10 frame deep" hive if I don't have a brood hive and if so, do I fill the box with 10 frames of honey? ...
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    Re: Got a sting - BAD reaction - advice needed!

    Tedw200 - I soaked the thumb as you said and sure enough found another stinger - one I didn't even know I had gotten. It has been out now for 2 days and thumb seems to be getting some feeling back. ...
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    Re: Got a sting - BAD reaction - advice needed!

    Thanks - I'll try this and see what happens. I'm up for trying anything!
  13. Nerve Ending Damage from Bee Sting Question

    I was stung by 3 bees within about a 2 hours period 2 months ago on the thumb. The area swelled up and the thumb became numb from the joint to the tip. I didn't think much about it at the time, but...
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    Re: Got a sting - BAD reaction - advice needed!

    Help - I need advice also. I was working with my hives about 2 months ago and was stung by bees 3 times on my thumb. I removed the stingers, but the area swelled quite a bit. Fro the joint to the...
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