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    moving to idaho

    moving to nampa, idaho with in the next year, any bee clubs in the area? thanks
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    cloudy honey

    i extracted ten frames of honey about four days ago, and it was 90% capped. It is yellow colored honey, i'm thinking star thistle honey, But it is cloudy and i can't get it to clear up. I took a...
  3. Thread: drone cells

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    Re: drone cells

    thanks i will do that
  4. Thread: drone cells

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    drone cells

    april 10th i put a three pound package in a hive. my last two inspection it looks like all i see are drone cells, bullet shape cells. not sure what to do. thanks for any suggestions
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    package bees

    brought home three pound packages yesterday, they told me they put them together the day before and to wait at least one more day to hive them. the wheather today is in the low 50's and windy, i'm...
  6. Thread: hive bodies

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    hive bodies

    has anybody tried those 9-5/8 propylene hive bodies with insulation panels, from mother lode products? if so, what do you think about them?
  7. Thread: starvation

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    Re: starvation

    thanks ray, that is what i will do.
  8. Thread: starvation

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    starvation

    i have one double deep box, all the bees are in the top one. the bottom one is empty, should i take the empty one off and put one of my dead out boxes on top that is full of honey, or leave single or...
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    Re: Applying Patties

    great video now with the weather changing to rain and windy days, is there enough honey in there to support 12 to 15 frames of bees. and 4 frames of capped brood. i would think they might swarm, with...
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    Re: Symptoms of Collapse...

    so far lost 6 hives, lots of pollen and honey in each hive, with couple hundred dead bees on the frames. can i use these frames on new packages i am getting this spring. thanks
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    Re: Today's Dead outs - CCD?

    I had five of my twelve hives like that, but in all of them i had maybe a softball size of bees dead on the frame. And maybe about 300 to 500 hundred dead bees on the sbb. i looked at all the bees,...
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    Re: Number of Hives

    1. How many hives did you start out with (first year) 5

    2. How many hives do you currently maintain?12

    3. The maximum number of hives you hope to keep? 100
    4. How long have you been a...
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    Re: The Last Beekeeper

    Did a title search on directv, they don't have it. would like to watch it, but i quess i'll have to wait for dvd to come out.
  14. Thread: fumagilin B

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    fumagilin B

    i am going to start fumagilin B feeding in my syurp. i was needing to know how much syurp to feed them over time, with fumagilin B. is a gallon enough,or do you need to feed more over longer time....
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    inner covers

    i am making some inner covers, and i have a sheet of tempered hardboard. and wondering if i could use this. i read it has baked on linseed oil. thanks
  16. Thread: alchol wash

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    alchol wash

    today i did a alchol wash on two of my hives. first hive had 1 mite, and the second had 4 mites. i collected a 1/4 cup of nurse bees, put them in alchol swirled them around for a couple of minutes,...
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    I had a swarm today

    i thought swarm season was over this time of year, but i had a swarm today. so since my queen left, is there still drones out ther to mate? there's not much food out there, so i have been feeding...
  18. Thread: feeding

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    feeding

    i am taking off honey supers today, and going to dust today. tomorrow i was wanting to add pollen patties and sugar water. my question is, is it 1-1 or 2-1 mixture. thanks
  19. Thread: chalk brood

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    chalk brood

    i have chalk brood in one of my hives. my understanding is that i am supossed to requeen, when am i suppose to requeen? thanks
  20. Thread: swarms

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    swarms

    i have had 3 swarms in four days, i have six hives. i put on a thrid super on a couple of weeks ago. because the queen was working overtime in egglaying. i thought this would hold them from...
  21. Thread: swarm cells

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    thanks i will do that. i had it backwards

    thanks i will do that. i had it backwards
  22. Thread: swarm cells

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    swarm cells

    i'm not what i should do. i have a hive three deep supers, bottom two have lots of bees with eggs, pupa, and lots of capped brood with pollen and nector. the third one has six frames of nector. my...
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    Sticky: swarm

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    6 of 6 survived 95232
  25. Thread: nucs

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    nucs

    when you buy nucs, do they come with a queen?
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