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  1. Thread: Backwoods

    by Dave Warren
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    Backwoods

    Anyone use Backwoods mosquito repellant, I do, keeps the bees off of my gloves when they try to sting me, also spray it on by sleeves works rather well.
    I'm not dumb enough to try it on my bare...
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    caught a swarm

    Caught a swarm today, gave it to a keep who lost everything over the winter, I think it's neat to capture them, waiting for the next one!
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    Re: Flow of the decade

    Here in Indiana everything came into bloom at the same time, next week most of those blooms will be gone, what's the next step? there are not very many flowers blooming till two or three weeks?...
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    Re: Adding a package to a weak hive

    I have a weak hive, this weekend I'm adding a new package to the weak hive, I'm using a top feeder, then placing a bottom board screen between the weak hive and the new package, waiting for 4 days,...
  5. Re: Help, think hive has laying workers or drone laying queen.

    I had laying workers last year, produced nothing but drones, look for drone cells while your at it. I'd get a queen ASAP otherwise you'll be wasting your time like I did last year!!
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    Re: Beesource - What's it good for?

    I couldn't have said it better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Package yesterday, Hive invasion today

    Money is money.

    I've used fast drying caulk before, to close up a hive in a hurry, didn't seem to hurt the bees, then used my needle nose pliers and remove it when I need to.
    I'm getting two...
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    Re: Dead hive alive

    Burrup your right, robbing, yesterday morning opened up things, it was empty, I shut off the entrance, there were bees all over the entrance, by 6'oclock there were none, I'm leaving it closed till I...
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    Re: Can you work your bees at night?

    Having a little experience with night operations, green lights work better than red, I would try that color.
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    Dead hive alive

    The last 2 of my 6 hives died last week, I had lots of dead bees in the hives so I cleaned them up, waiting for two packages I ordered last year to arrive next week, over the last couple of days one...
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    How much longer till Maples bud?

    How much longer till the Maple trees bud? for the next 10 days it's suppose to be in the 50's and 60's here in Indiana, with that warmth, the sap will run up from the roots, also how long will it...
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    Re: Bees like to watch baseball

    There are several of us who are on a list at our 911 Emergency Communications Center, if someone calls 911 saying there is bees, there is a 3 ringed binder with 10 names, they start calling down the...
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    Re: Feral hive survives

    Moisture was the killer!
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    Re: Feral hive survives

    Moisture was the killer!
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    Re: Feral hive survives

    Mold took 2 of them,
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    Feral hive survives

    All 6 of my package hives died this winter, but my two feral hives survived the cold winter, I don't see any articles about genetics survival in here, I don't know anything about the genetics.
    All I...
  17. Thread: Nervous

    by Dave Warren
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    Re: Nervous

    Yeah, I'm with you, I'd rather start with my old hives, because they start laying in about 4 weeks, now we have to start from scratch!
  18. Thread: Nervous

    by Dave Warren
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    Re: Nervous

    I've lost 4 out of 6 already this year, not worrying about it, getting ready to order new ones for this coming season, looking forward for fresh honey, expensive, but I love it.
    Worrying about it is...
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    Re: Screwed up year not sure what to do

    I agree Michael, I had 6 hives now I have 2, all of my lost hives are a result of weak hives, I thought the queen was weak, boy was I right!

    My two remaining hives are strong hives, can't wait to...
  20. Re: Chicken truck collides with almond bees near Coachella CA

    Horrible interview, the media always seeks the village idiot, rather than a polished speaker to explain the details!
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    starting over with old hive

    This spring I'm going to have to start over with several hives, I have comb already built in these hives, we've had several days below 0.F so all the bugs should have died.
    What kind of prep do I...
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    Re: Lost 1 hive

    I have 3 of 6 that died, one of the surviving hives had hundreds of bees outside, wow, ordered 3 packages, then I'm going to split one of the others for this spring, I have several deeps already...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    had 6 hives in November, now have 2, just happens to be the two I got from ferrel swarms.
    Maybe there something about package bees!
    My ferrel's are all different colors it's neat.
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    Location to purchase early bees

    I would like to purchase bees I've lost 3 hives since November, and would like to get those 3 hives going ASAP.
    I'm in Indiana, so I would like to see I I can have them by the middle of March, will...
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    Re: What to do with frames

    I have one of those, I just closed off the entrance for the year, and will put new in the spring.
    Can't wait till spring.
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