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    Re: tick granules? seven ?

    these granules say they can be used on vegetables and plant matter that is to be eaten and comsumed by humans. I couldn't find anything on the packaging that said it was negative for bees. I have...
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    tick granules? seven ?

    Is Seven safe to use near the hives? Made by Guard Tech? ticks are really bad this year and I need to do something to kill them off. what is safe to use in the yard?

    thanks,

    Sully
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    Re: Russians - first impressions

    I have one russian hive and 5 italian and have noticed the same thing you are speaking of. Most of the time I can walk up to the italians and open the hive and no big deal, they could care less. The...
  4. Re: queens shipped questions, need advice asap

    post office was no help. They couldn't tell me why they weren't held there. They had no record of it since it left Kentucky. I laughed and said well it was in my office mail box this morning even...
  5. Re: queens shipped questions, need advice asap

    thanks John, I did put two drops of water on the screen and also a few drops of honey which she went to right away. The attendants in the dead queen's cage did the same. The dead queen looks like she...
  6. queens shipped questions, need advice asap

    2 Queens ordered from Kelley Bees and shipped on Wednesday. Idiots at post office stuck them in mail box instead of holding them. Temps were in the upper 30s when delivered. I thought they were all...
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    Re: New Beekeeper Swarm Directory

    facebook link maybe so we can share this site address and info with friends!
  8. Re: Top feeder condensation / ventilation problem?

    on some of the hives I have a upper entrance in the inner cover and on some there is nothing. I have observed no difference in either setup.

    Sully
  9. Re: Top feeder condensation / ventilation problem?

    I've used those feeders with great success for the past two years and I really like them. No drownings, no worry of robbing. The condensation thing is no biggie on the inside of the feeder. I've also...
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    Re: Frame wax question

    yep mine are stored just like yours at about the same temp range too as of now. A little trick i like to use before putting the boxes on the hive is get a hand held spray bottle and put in some 1:1...
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    Re: Pierco and SHB

    yes same thing, SHB and wax moth larvae hiding spots! I only use the drone (green) ones early in the season and then remove.

    Sully
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    Re: Upstate SC Light green/yellow pollen

    Here in NW Arkansas I am seeing white, grey, and orange already! The girls are getting going early this year for sure!

    Sully
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    Drone brood already in NW Arkansas

    This will be my third season with my bees. Started out late 2 years ago with doing a cutout from my grandparents house after the Joplin tornado. Then later that fall found a large feral open air hive...
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    Re: Hive observations in Indy

    yep, I opened my hives the other day. 60 degrees and sunny. All 6 doing very well. 5/6 having frames of lots of capped brood. 1/6 having small area a bit larger than a soft ball of capped brood but...
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    Re: Small hive beetle observations...

    I've heard that but never seen it. Devious little b@stards aren't they? I hate them but my bees seem to fight them off and keep them in check and contained.

    Sully
  16. Re: Hello from Oklahoma! I'm looking forward to getting started!

    welcome to the forum! You should look up Velbert Williams... he is down south of Poteau, my hometown, and has great stock and is a great guy to deal with when getting bees or when in need of a queen....
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    Small hive beetle observations...

    I have these bottom boards on all of my hives( except one):

    http://greenbeehives.com/ipk-small-hive-beetle-trap-assembled-unpainted.html

    They are great, IMO, and I always find a number of...
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    Re: Flow started

    enjoy... we are in a massive drought.... and everything is burnt up here!

    Sully
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    Re: What in the world is happening?

    yep wax moth or SHB... you can freeze them and still save that comb though! kill what larvae you can by squishing them or stabbing them with hive tool. Do what Tim said and condense hive down. Soon...
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    Re: What in the world is happening?

    I agree with Tim... all that frass looks like they are cleaning up and tearing comb out trying to control wax moths...
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    Re: General SHB & Wax Moth control query

    Here's what I have on most of my hives:

    http://greenbeehives.com/ipk-small-hive-beetle-trap-assembled-and-painted.html

    I love them and they work great for me. Strength of the hive and their...
  22. NW Arkansas, the SH Beetles are here ....

    Not seen much evidence in my hives this year until now. The heat and drought of July has really been hard and I dread August. Opened up the first hive on Saturday and the bees have the beetles...
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    Re: From Southwest Missouri

    Welcome to the site, I'm just south of you in Fayetteville and yes it is a difficult year so far....

    Sully
  24. Re: going to look at my first cut out today and need some opinions please

    I agree with D Simple as it is very late and if it's like here it is very very dry. I did a removal last year around this time that sounds familiar to what you are talking about and the bees were...
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    Re: Honey Prices in your part?

    This is my first year to collect honey and I got four cases of the 9 oz hexagonal jars at Mann Lake. I'm curious what they weight with and without honey. Anyone else selling these? If so, how much?
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