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    Re: Bees massing at night...uh-oh or ok?

    Interesting! Thanks for sharing that!
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    Re: Value of FACEBOOK ?

    Just liked you, from the Aloha State!
  3. Re: I caused one of my best queens to get killed!

    I am sorry that happened. I know it must have felt awful.

    I rarely mark queens so had not thought of this, so I have learned something today. I am grateful and at the same time sorry you lost...
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    Re: Queen Excluder or not

    I do not use them. I do not like them, and I worry about torn wings and such. I also see no need for them for *me* but I understand that others swear by them.

    I am fairly new to beekeeping, but I...
  5. Re: Hive swarmed and came right back to orignally hive!!!!

    It has happened to me as well. The will likely eventually swarm, in the coming days probably. Keep an eye open and your traps primed.
  6. Re: Attaching and Uploading Photos on Threads and Posts

    Try going to your Profile, and select General Settings. Toward the bottom, under Miscellaneous, toggle Enhanced Image Attachments to OFF.

    Good luck.
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    Re: Can raw honey be clear?.....

    In November we had a statewide Natural Honey Challenge. Here are a couple of photos I snapped during the sorting of the honey. We had a couple of "water white" entries according to Jack's Scale, and...
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    Re: New member from TURKEY

    Welcome! I would love to hear more about beekeeping in Turkey.

    I am in Hawaii, so also different from mainland America.
    I look forward to hearing more from you!
  9. Re: What type of bee hive is best for the home bee keeper

    Congratulations and enjoy the meeting. I hope you will let us know how it goes!
  10. Re: What type of bee hive is best for the home bee keeper

    I am in my first year as well and cant resist chiming in here too...

    I was precisely where you are in terms of trying to get everything perfectly planned and decided, and while Michael Bush's...
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    Re: Anythin else I can do to control SHB

    Where I live, we all use screened bottom boards with oil traps and keep the hives in full sun as much as possible. But what is most critical is proper bee space, and making sure the bees can patrol...
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    Re: Vintage Le Grande Salvage

    I am new to all of this and just about to start my first batch of mead but just want to heartily support (and raise a glass to) your efforts!

    I hope you will keep us posted.
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    Re: Close them in? (swarm)

    Just wanted to say that so far, these bees are doing great!

    They did not crosscomb, and I can now see comb through the window. Its really wonderful to be able to see them at work. I am going to...
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    Re: Reactions to stings...

    Karen, welcome! Do you have something at the health food store called Bach Flowers Rescue Remedy. I have had very good luck with this spray, on the sting and a spritz on the tongue as well. I also...
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    Re: Simple oil tray mod for sbb's...

    That looks great. I have some homemade SBB with oil traps that I use, and just stapled a strip of screen to the back to give a little extra protection for the bees. they seem determined to get in...
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    Re: Close them in? (swarm)

    Thanks Daniel!

    I checked the window this morning, and did not see any cross comb. They were mostly not "awake" yet, still all in a big slab at the back of the hive, with a few making their way...
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    Re: Close them in? (swarm)

    Thanks Ray!! I am really jazzed to have the TBH up. Its been sitting empty for months, I had one swarm leave it, and I had just last week asked a friend to put together a TBH nuc for me. But I...
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    Re: Close them in? (swarm)

    Thanks Ray!! Yep, they are festooning. This morning they were looped all over the inside of the the thing...my daughter looked in and said they were doing monkey arms, LOL!

    ! I hope they are...
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    Re: Ideas for Fair Booth

    We are adding a kids activity area to our Harvest Festival display areas. We are having facepainting and some deep hive bodies to paint. We'll use the hive bodies in the apiary at the Extension...
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    Re: Close them in? (swarm)

    Thanks Ted.

    Not possible though. All my other hives are Langstroth on wax foundation. I didnt have anything I could put in there.

    I just checked them, they really look to be entering the hive...
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    Close them in? (swarm)

    Today I placed my first swarm in a Top Bar hive. It has been two hours, its 1 PM now, and sunny.

    I have successfully re-hived five various swarms into Langstroths, but this is my first TBH...
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    Re: Ciao from Italy

    Welcome to you from Hawaii!! We also use Italian queens....:)
    And do you have problems with pests in the hives?

    Where in Northern italy are you?
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    Re: SHB slimed 100 lbs maybe more????

    Challenger do your SBB have oil trays? I know it seems like closing the barn door a bit late, but they are useful for drowning the beetles and the larvae that would otherwise make it to the ground to...
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    Re: Dogs around hives in backyard

    I have 4 who follow me down there, one is a small black smooth coat, and she has been stung. She is more careful now. My ridgeback mix is a bee chomper, but I do tell her NO when I see her looking...
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    Re: Virgin Queen? Theories? Now what?

    I am learning too. And like you, trying to strike a balance between interfering too much or too little.
    They taught me a lesson though, when I was inspecting and heard piping, I knew it was time to...
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