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  1. Re: the bee and butterfies are getting help from the Government finally!

    While they were at it, they should have declared varroa illegal, so we could deport them all.

    But seriously, a small amount of government attention, properly focused, could do some good right...
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    Re: Adventures in Observation Hives

    Fascinating!

    How difficult would it be to engineer a small section of an OH to induce this type of visible cross-sectioned comb building? Without interfering with the rest of the "normal" OH...
  3. Re: Will a newly-introduced queen suppress development of emergency queens?

    I decided to stop fretting and just get on the plane. I'll check on Monday, which will bee 10 days from hanging. If she's not laying, then I can start fretting again :D
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    Re: Bees in the house!!!!!

    And then a few bees escaped into the house at large. Here's where my cat learned (I hope), "Do not play with the buzzy yellow things!"

    That was a few days ago. The swelling is all gone now, and...
  5. Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    They're not providing Benadryl or Epi-pens, either! Oh, the humanity!
  6. Re: Will a newly-introduced queen suppress development of emergency queens?

    Ok; so I just hung the queen cage right in the middle of the brood nest, and then closed it all up.

    I may have time to go in and scrape any queen cells on Saturday morning before I fly out. That...
  7. Re: Will a newly-introduced queen suppress development of emergency queens?

    That's my problem; on Saturday morning I leave for a week.
  8. Re: Will a newly-introduced queen suppress development of emergency queens?

    Hmmm. Bad news. I do not have another colony available from which to make a nuc.

    So should I should go through the hive tomorrow morning, destroy any queen cells under construction, and then hang...
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    Re: Bees in the house!!!!!

    I am going to buy a little hand mirror so I can inspect my back before going into the house!

    If I'd sneezed or done anything stupid between the garage and the bathroom I'd have had bees all...
  10. Will a newly-introduced queen suppress development of emergency queens?

    I de-queened my hot, feral hive this morning, and I plan to hang a caged queen in there tomorrow morning, 24 hours after the de-queening.

    If the bees have begun to rear emergency queens, will the...
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    Bees in the house!!!!!

    I had an adventure this morning! After spending a full hour capturing my hot queen for eventual execution, I went back into my house to take off my suit.

    Normally most of the bees leave me as I...
  12. Poll: Re: How long does it take you find your queen(s)?

    My VSH Italian arrived in the mail from Broke-T yesterday, so I went in to dequeen the hive this morning. It took me an hour to find her.

    I put an empty deep on an inverted top board and went...
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    Re: Requeening in a hurry

    My queen arrived early, so I have "queen in hand" now.

    Tomorrow morning (Thursday) I plan to find the old queen and move with a frame of brood and bees to a nuc box.

    Friday morning I'll hang...
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    Re: What made you decide to keep bees?

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    Re: What made you decide to keep bees?

    That's my video :D

    The guy strapping the combs in is actually doing it wrong. He's putting them in sideways. What he should have done was to turn them 90 degrees, cut them to fit, and then strap...
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    Re: Any flow in Los Angeles now?

    So another week has passed, and both colonies are stuck in neutral with respect to nectar. They're not consuming their stores, but neither are they storing much new nectar.

    I know the location is...
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    Re: Stung again

    And how quickly you get the stinger out.

    I got stung on the thigh last weekend, and it was a full-on hypodermic injection of approximately two gallons of venom. I was wearing gardening gloves, and...
  18. Re: Irrational Response to Hurting a Bee?

    Yes. You can think of individual bees as being like skin cells on your body. Some damage is inevitable any time you do anything near the hive. Every time a guard bee stings your suit or glove, she...
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    Re: Requeening in a hurry

    From that article, and others, it appears waiting 24 hours after removal of the old queen before introducing the new queen will improve the odds of acceptance.

    As beeper suggested, I might take...
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    Requeening in a hurry

    I'm requeening my hot feral hive.

    Broke-T is supposed to be shipping my queen on Tuesday, and it will probably arrive on Thursday, so the earliest I can do the reckoning is on Thursday evening or...
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    Re: Feeder Jar Idea

    I feed it at room temperature, but I live in Los Angeles, so even in "winter" it's never colder than about 60 degrees during the day. Right now we're in the low 80s during the day, and the glass jar...
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    Re: I HATE Foundationless!

    Just curious--when you write that you don't have a varroa problem, do you still do regular mite counts and find none? Or do you just find a small enough number that they don't put appreciable...
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    Re: Feeder Jar Idea

    I use quart Mason jars with nail holes in the lid, like the ones you've punched. I've flattened the holes a little bit to reduce the amount of leakage.

    I make about 3 gallons at a time and pour...
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    Re: Any flow in Los Angeles now?

    I did another inspection on Sunday morning, and it looks my feral hive (deep, medium, medium) has put away a little bit of nectar. It's not a lot of new honey for a week's time (probably a medium...
  25. Re: Multiple Breeds in Apiary a Problem?

    If you develop a strain that is beekeeper-ineptitude-tolerant ("BIT"?), I would like to buy some :D

    You'd make millions!! Hey, maybe you could start a crowd-funding campaign . . .
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