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  1. I guess to be more accurate, what I was looking...

    I guess to be more accurate, what I was looking at was larvae. Some were straight and others coiled into a "C" shape.

    When I said 2:1 syrup. I meant 2 parts sugar to 1 part water.

    I guess I...
  2. Well, I peeked in on the bees this afternoon for...

    Well, I peeked in on the bees this afternoon for the first time since cutting the comb out of the pumphouse and putting them in the hive. They are now starting to attach the comb a little better to...
  3. I put the entrance feeder on yesterday with the...

    I put the entrance feeder on yesterday with the honey from the comb that I had cut that didn't fit the frames. (I crushed/drained it) I put the entrance reducer on too as this really brought the...
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    Ok now just to make sure I got this... ...

    Ok now just to make sure I got this...

    Typically, you all are feeding 2 parts sugar to 1 part water.....Is this by weight or volume?

    I have honey from comb I cut that didn't fit in the frames. ...
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    "Oh and Carla? Consider shoes. Flip flops lead to...

    "Oh and Carla? Consider shoes. Flip flops lead to stings on the underside of toes in my experience"

    I wear my muck boots to work with the bees. I got that name because whenever possible, I wear...
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    Your post cracked me up..."OW! again, this time...

    Your post cracked me up..."OW! again, this time followed by *&^!@((%!!" When I was cutting the comb out of the pumphouse they were in and putting in the hive they were VERY pissed off at me so we...
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    Thanks Tia. Now that I read your advice I sort...

    Thanks Tia. Now that I read your advice I sort of remember reading something like that in one of the bee books I read. Seems as though they are slowly moving over to the hive. I'll give that a...
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    Thanks for the kind words and encouragement. ...

    Thanks for the kind words and encouragement. smile.gif Yes, this was my very first up close and personal experience with bees and all seems to be going well....so far.

    I've checked on them...
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    Nope, I'm not taking any medications. It just...

    Nope, I'm not taking any medications. It just seemed odd to me for it to have such a delayed reaction like this. Glad I didn't have any rings on. :D I've hadn't heard of using plantain. I'll...
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    The band I had around my gloves on Saturday came...

    The band I had around my gloves on Saturday came off and I got a few (maybe 4-6 stings) on my wrist. This is probably my first bee sting since I was a kid. The swelling is getting worse...not...
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    Oh dear!!! I wouldn't move them that way! ...

    Oh dear!!! I wouldn't move them that way! :eek:

    I went out on my lunch and added the second hive body and turned the pumphouse over on it's side in front of the hive entrance. I scooped...
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    I'd prefer to get the existing queen to take to...

    I'd prefer to get the existing queen to take to the hive though. I know she's in there somewhere....either in the pumphouse or the hive just not sure which.

    The other thing I thought of too was...
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    I went down to the beekeepers place to pick up...

    I went down to the beekeepers place to pick up the bees on Saturday. My understanding was that he was going to help my cut the comb out of the pumphouse and get the comb into my hive. Well, that...
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    I'm interested in everyone's opinion on this one...

    I'm interested in everyone's opinion on this one too. I originally thought I would go top bar but now I'm not so sure. I purchased langstroth equipment to start with and I think what I'll do it try...
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    On the IWF vids....when I do a search for...

    On the IWF vids....when I do a search for bees...I get this....

    Serverfehler in der Anwendung '/'.
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  16. Oh you're right. Especially with the heat we've...

    Oh you're right. Especially with the heat we've had here.

    smile.gif Carla
  17. And after all my posts....I STILL show as...

    And after all my posts....I STILL show as "unregisterd" :(

    Weird!
  18. Thread: Newbie

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    My library had both the book and the video set...

    My library had both the book and the video set for Honey Bees & Beekeeping. That was very helpful. I also liked the Beekeeping for Dummies book and I typically don't care for the "Dummies" books.
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  19. The Keith Delaplane Honey Bees & Beekeeping...

    The Keith Delaplane Honey Bees & Beekeeping suggest Zinc Napthenate prior to painting the exterior of the hive. All I can find is Copper Napthenate. I assume this will be ok, especially since it...
  20. Okay....I got it. I was thinking that the reducer...

    Okay....I got it. I was thinking that the reducer needed to fit under the hive body between the hive body and bottom board. I guess for when I transport them, I'll just have to make sure that the...
  21. I am starting to gather my beekeeping supplies...

    I am starting to gather my beekeeping supplies and I went to the bee supply store in my area and purchased a screened bottom board, a hive boady and an entrance reducer...among other things.

    My...
  22. Thread: Robbing

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    Okay so I've read a few bee books and I still...

    Okay so I've read a few bee books and I still have a question. This is probably a stupid question but here goes anyway. (p.s....I don't have hives yet...just planning for next spring)

    Do hives...
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    I was reading about preventing condensation in a...

    I was reading about preventing condensation in a lang hive....as all books I've found are geared that way. How to you prevent it in a tbh? I assume that you would just create some sort of vent...
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    I was reading about preventing condensation in a...

    I was reading about preventing condensation in a lang hive....as all books I've found are geared that way. How to you prevent it in a tbh? I assume that you would just create some sort of vent...
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    Michael - Thanks for the links to your...

    Michael -

    Thanks for the links to your site.....very nice photos! Photos are great when trying to figure all this out.

    smile.gif Carla
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