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    Re: Accidental Beehive

    Actually set out some syrup for them outside the hive when it was over 60 last weekend. VERY FEW bees availed themselves of it. And I closed up the large hole except for a slit at the bottom that...
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    Re: Unexpected Beehive

    The box itself is about 2' high and about 10" square, with a board sloping down in the front for a top. If I had to guess the volume of comb, it seems to be about 1 cubic gallon (maybe 1/2 cubic...
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    Re: Unexpected Beehive

    It was dusk, so I couldn't tell exactly but the comb at the entrance looked dark. I will tell you a little later. The box is just hung on the fence with a big nail so I may try to lift it to see...
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    Accidental Beehive

    We have our bees out at the lake about 12 miles away. At our house we don't have any hives. At least we didn't think we did.

    About 20 years ago I bought some wood duck nexting boxes and until I...
  5. Re: Open Feed with Sugar Slush Rather than Syrup

    It'll quickly form a hard crust.
  6. Thread: MAQS

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    Re: MAQS

    I have Langstroth hives. Mine didn't disappear after 3-4 weeks. And the paper surrounding them didn't seem to be degrading or evaporating.
  7. Thread: MAQS

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    Re: MAQS

    I used MAQS this year in the cooler (less than 80F) temps and saw a decent mite drop (I didn't count however). The most annoying thing about the strips is that the bees propolized them to the top of...
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    Re: Bee-z Smoker ... Any reviews?

    And if you're a pyro, it's FUN!
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    Re: Ground treatment for small hive beetle

    Ants, now that's another story. I'm seeing more and more, but none inside the hive. Some crawling outside and inside my hive-top feeding area. I'd love to be able to have a 4-legged stand so I...
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    Re: winter feeding

    You can get Ascorbic acid powder on Amazon. It's a vitamine/health food store item, but a search of the local stores didn't turn up pure ascorbic acid - it was always in some mix with other...
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    Re: Ground treatment for small hive beetle

    You don't have any bees landing on the ground in front of your hives? Every time I visit I see one or two on the ground for whatever reason and they eventually take flight and go back in. I think...
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    Re: Ants in syrup.

    Agreed. the velcro is just mushable enough to fill any cracks.
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    Re: Bees not consuming pollen patties

    Need some lemongrass oil...
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    Re: Ultimate In-Hive Feeders

    Aside from the 1/2 gallon limitation of two mason jars, I like this product: http://beetlejail.com/product/feed-easy/. I allows you to service the jars without any protective clothing, as the bees...
  15. Re: Thinking Ahead: Examination Temperatures

    If you don't mind my asking, around what date does the pear bloom happen USUALLY (I know in Memphis we'll be warmer than Nashville and I will adjust accordingly)? I'm just looking for a timeframe to...
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    Re: Ultrabreeze Suit Fabric Question

    Reach out to them. I told them that I was actually stung on the top of my shoulder (no shirt underneath), and asked them for a couple of 6x6 inch patches to sew inside to make the shoulders thicker....
  17. Thinking Ahead: Examination Temperatures

    I've read MB's site and also here about opening the broodnest to prevent reproductive swarming in the spring. I understand that you have to catch them at the start of backfilling for it to be...
  18. Re: They say Americans are getting grumpy about the never ending rising prices these

    Love that bottom right box paint job.
  19. Thread: test poll

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    Poll: Re: test poll

    VOTE FOR 1 and 3, not 2 and 4.
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    Re: Ground treatment for small hive beetle

    Agreed. Think about it - if a SHB larva exited your hive and fell to the ground to pupate, you have bigger problems than the very few that will enter from under your hive compared to the hundreds...
  21. Re: I'm pretty sure I killed my hive today :-(

    Agreed. If you had a dearth going on, then they certainly would be cranky. I have one hive that I could pop the top on and look inside, and NONE of them noticed early in the season. Lately they've...
  22. Re: Does this look like hairless black bee syndrome?

    http://www.agf.gov.bc.ca/apiculture/factsheets/230_kashmir.htm is another possibility.
  23. Re: Transferring emails from computer to disc

    Open a gmail account and send them there, then give the person the password.
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    Re: Bees Only Heat the Cluster, Not the Hive?

    Far be it from ME to disappoint. http://www.beecoolventilators.com/need.htm
  25. Re: Why use brewers yeast in pollen substitute?

    Vitamin C is otherwise called Ascorbic Acid and can be used instead of the apple cider vinegar to invert the sugar.
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