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    Re: Help Identifying this bee?

    Looks like a mason bee
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    Re: Diatomaceous Earth in SHB trap

    Bees and Small Hive Beetle QLD research 2013 Just found this on YouTube. Can't figure out how to do the link but they mentioned that the DE might dehydrate the beetles or even make it so they can't...
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    Re: Diatomaceous Earth in SHB trap

    No I haven't, sounds like a good idea. Maybe apple cider would actually help draw them in too. I'd still worry about it getting nasty but I guess it's just a matter of dumping it out and cleaning...
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    Diatomaceous Earth in SHB trap

    I have a Freeman Bottom beetle trap that I've been using with pretty good success so far. What I find though, is that whatever liquid I put in tends to get pretty gross after just a short while. I've...
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    Re: Greetings From Georgia

    Welcome. You're in for a great time with a satisfying but sometimes frustrating hobby. My biggest advice is to use the information here to at least try to prepare for all the pesky little problems...
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    Re: SHB destruction *graphic*

    Sorry to hear and see....I HATE those things!
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    Re: Sreened vs. Solid Bottom boards

    Here in the south we have real problems with the small hive beetle so I use a freeman beetle trap. It's similar to country rube's. Screened bottom but with a tray under it to drown the pesky...
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    Re: New Queen Question

    She was marked. Just didn't want to root around with her today. They had swarm cells several weeks ago, maybe one mates and came back home at the exact time I put a new one in.. Stranger things have...
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    Re: New Queen Question

    Thanks for the replies! Do they ever cap brood sooner than 9 days?
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    New Queen Question

    Not really concerned, just a question...Last week (Monday early PM) I installed a new queen into a hive that I had carefully inspected to be sure that it was queenless. The queen had been in the...
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    Re: Drone laying queen

    Unfortunately I only have the two hives and neither seems to have any good brood right now. The one that I suspect has a laying worker did have larva.
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    Re: Drone laying queen

    The one that I put in the weaker hive was opened at the bottom. The "stronger" hive seemed to have a mix. A couple ripped and a couple open at the bottom this week. Seemed like there weren't as many...
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    Drone laying queen

    Need some help. I have two hives that are both about two months old, purchased as nucs. One hive was super strong and the queen had a beautiful laying pattern, the other was doing good but not...
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    Re: Plumbing in a honey house

    As a plumber, I'd recommend running pex. It's cheaper, and noted for not leaching any chemicals into the water. It's easy to use, no chemicals are involved in running it and its very frost resistant....
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle Problems

    Thanks for the suggestions. I laid out tar shingles around the hive today and condensed the hive down to one box. I got the rest of the effected frames outs. Set them in the hot sun yesterday and...
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    Small Hive Beetle Problems

    I need some help...Opened up one of my hives today and to my dismay found SHB larvae slithering around. This hive has been weak for a little while but I thought it was on the rebound. I hadn't...
  17. Re: Requeen or let nature take it's course?

    She had been a great queen for the first month or two. It was actually the stronger hive. But all of the sudden it just started shrinking. By a split you mean taking a little brood and honey from...
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    Thanks, I'll do that. That's not to far away from me.
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    I thought maybe she just wasn't laying much but the the brood frames steadily got smaller and smaller. I can't find much capped brood at all now and can't see any eggs even after checking...
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    I'm in my first year of beekeeping. I'm sure one of my hives has lost it's queen. I've been supplementing the weak hive with frames from my other hive that's doing really well, trying to encourage...
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    Nosema Treatment

    I just got a nuc from a reputable supplier. I was told that they treated for Nosema already. I was planning on putting some Fumilagin-B in my first batch a syrup feed just to be on the safe side. ...
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