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  1. Thread: Major Problem

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    Re: Major Problem

    Yes, 4 lbs of dry ice will finish off a well sealed 3 deep hive. If it is bigger than that go 5lbs. Comb and honey,will be safe. Tape all seams and throw an industrial trash bag on it overnight.
  2. Re: Public Relations...Hives near a major event

    In all likelyhood the biggest issues will be trash cans. Yes, I know people swear yellow jackets are the culprit for trashcan incidents, but in the fall soda looks loike an easy nectar/sugar source...
  3. Re: Building comb from july to winter without feeding

    Tenth year keeper in Missouri here. I have never had bees build comb after the first day of summer without heavily feeding.

    Not saying there is zero chance, just saying I haven't had it happen....
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    Re: Old hive...problems?

    How sure are you of a 7to 10k estimate? That is a single deep worth of bees.

    Don't give them more space than they can completely cover with bees since they have beetle issues already. Crowd...
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    Re: Old hive...problems?

    Small hive beetles, and you are definately at the having an issue level of infestation.
  6. Re: Need help, don't know whats best for my hive

    Suit up, light a smoker, enter the hive, and figure out what you got. Fix the mess.

    If you don't have a suit, layer up, wear a veil, smoke em, and fix the mess, figure out what you have.
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    Re: Newbee, current flow in missouri.

    If they are bringing in pollen you have them. My location is actually Lowry City, :) When the flow stops the bees naturally slow down brood rearing.

    I have noticed in years past, if I leave...
  8. Re: Have a Few Questions About Commercial Beekeeping

    I love this. I absolutely love your optimism. Please hang around and give us monthly updates on your progress.

    (9 years, 19 hives, have yet to pull more than $1000 yearly profit admittedly...
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    Re: Newbee, current flow in missouri.

    yep, I pull every super the first day of summer. Put them back on just in case I get lucky with soy beans, some years you do, but it is a crap shoot there is no rhyme or reason to soy beans that I...
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    Re: Newbee, current flow in missouri.

    It normally crashes real quick about the solstice, unless you get super lucky and end up in some randomly planted up areas. The clovers all dry up.
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    Re: NOOB Inherits Possible AFB: Quarantine?

    Your car is fine. Your hives are likely fine. You likely over reacted to dead brood smell. Afb spores are everywhere. Your car will not infect brood comb in the future.

    Join a bee club. ...
  12. Re: Is it possible to become more sensitive to stings over time?

    Are you taking any new medications? When I added a blood pressure med it had the nasty consequence of increasing my sting reaction. I I think mostly because it wasn't getting pushed out of the way...
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    Re: Three swarm traps, bees looking

    Fill them with frames now.... Before they build comb from the lid.
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    Re: Beekeeper made the news..., in a good way!

    Bevy's, yep they are awarming in the area. I am just south of Drew, but have had three swarm calls in Harrisonville.

    Most people in our neck of the woods are still honest, and the ones that...
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    Re: Queen lost in mail

    50/50 chance depends on if she got left in an air conditioned building or a hot truck over the weekend
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    Re: Change in extracting?

    what has changed is that we have shb. Most of the country didn't have a problem until the last five years.
  17. Re: Post Bee Cut Out - Use or Discard the Brood Comb?

    If the bees have been off the brood more than an hour it is dead any way. Throw them on foundation and one,piece of rubber banded comb. Just one. More than that and the beetles take over fast. ...
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    Re: to treat or not to treat?

    Do a powdered sugar or alcohol roll. Sticky board drops are inaccurate.
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    Re: How much are my bees worth?

    Depends on how quickly you need to sell them. Put them on craigslist as double deep hives $300 each, list your singles at $175 or $200 each and see if they sell. You can lower prices if you need to...
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    Re: Lemongrass oil for swarm attractant?

    If the tree is empty of bees they died off. Bees don't typically abscond and move on unless there is some huge extenuating circumstances. (likely mites)

    Old comb is best found from another...
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    Re: Lemongrass oil for swarm attractant?

    Unless you have some drawn comb it is unlikely but not impossible the swarms will be attracted to a new hive body. Even with the lemon grass oil they just like the bee smell in the box too. Quit...
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    Re: Wrong Foundation

    Wire cutters
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    Re: Sugar water for overwintering

    How are your mite counts going into winter?
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    Re: Setting Out Equipment Early

    Set it up. Very little risk in the next few weeks of a wasp take over. If they do move in take the lid off and hit the inside with a waterhose for a bit they will relocate.
  25. Re: Is this a swarm or bearding and did I just destroy something

    Screened bottom board? Current outside temp?

    It looks like a swarm. I likely also would have put them in a new box. If they fly back home by morning you know it wasn't a swarm. Put all 8...
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