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  1. Thread: Dark Queen

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    Re: Dark Queen

    Wow! Looks just like the queens (mother & daughter) that were raised in two of our hives. Beautiful rich brown/black coloring. Never saw any of our queens look like this before last year. Any...
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    Re: What are the bees doing?

    Looks like they're cleaning the front porch. I've seen my girls do that and they're typically using their tongues in the process. Maybe licking up pollen dust or something?
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    Re: Bees fanning away from hive

    No problem. I saw the humor in it. No daughters, so they are my "girls". :D

    I have a couple of phots at home. Will try to post 'em tomorrow.
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    Re: Bees fanning away from hive

    LOL - Really? In a Beekeeping forum with a "Bees fanning..." title, I have to provide *more* context? Spit my coffee all over my monitor too!
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    Bees fanning away from hive

    Hey all,

    We discovered a very strange activity outside our backyard hive last weekend. Never saw it before. There was a set of three girls about 2ft away from the hive on the garden walk fanning...
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    Re: Post your Ohio swarm calls 2013 and 2014

    Zero so far on Cleveland West Side/Lorain County East Side. Though both my hive just recently swarmed & very quickly, as did the hives of two of my beekeeping associates. Definitely very behind...
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    Re: you have got to be kidding

    Sorry for your loss. We're located in Ohio just west of Clevleand, about 5 miles off the lake so we're about the same in climate zone and getting that stiff wind off the lake in winter. Lots of...
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    Re: Old School idea for winter?

    Curious,

    Is there an easy way to "change out" the contents or is it completely closed in?

    Cheers,
    Doug
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    Re: double screen board

    Good thread...

    So, I have two weak hives (both late-year swarm pick-ups) that I've been contiplating doubling up with a DSB and the stronger of the two on the bottom. My additional concern is...
  10. Thread: Dead bees!

    by DCH
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    Re: Dead bees!

    When you say most of the cells were empty, do you meean your hive had no honey stores? Almost sounds like starvation.
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    Re: My first feral catch

    Where's your sense of adventure? I could fall off the ladder simply cleaning out the leaves of my 2nd floor gutters or cutting limbs out of my trees. Granted, the gutter and tree aren't trying to...
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    Re: My first feral catch

    We'll be attempting the same thing tomorrow evening with a colony about 20+ feet up an oak tree and built on a branch about halfway out the length of the branch. I've been pondering whether to try...
  13. Re: It is almost October - why did my hive swarm...again!?!?!

    What kind of foundation do you have in that "problem" box - wax or plastic? It's been my experience that the girls can mightily resist building on the plastic - even if it's "wax coated". I was all...
  14. Re: Large populations, Queen laying in the 5th medium and asters

    Hi Dan,

    If I'm not mistaken, though they overlap, the asters usually start coming in after goldenrod. We're a bit over halfway through goldenrod here and the purple and white asters are just now...
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    Re: Super not worth harvesting . . . What to do?

    Been having the same challange. Would love to find a fairly successful way to have the girls who did all the work rob it back for themselves.

    Tried heaflaw's recommendation with the same thought...
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    Re: how to sell - any rules?

    Try here:

    http://www.angelfire.com/nb/movba/ohiolabellaw.html

    BTW, congrats on getting honey from your new hives! Extracting our this coming weekend. Can't wait.

    Cheers
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    Re: new beek with Varroa

    August in NE Ohio usually sees quite a slow-down for us in nectar flow (IMO). Though, with the cooler wetter weather we've been seeing lately, I'm hoping the clover holds on just a tad longer. I...
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    Re: Advise Needed. Ready to boot my wife out.

    Can't help ya. I'm going home and hugging my wife! Best fishin' buddy in the world!

    http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss93/1937jag/DSCF0124.jpg

    Cheers!
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    Re: new beek with Varroa

    Hi Pokerman,

    Looks like you're in my neck of the woods. We stopped using Checkmite about three or four years ago. Never was very comfortable with it or anything that requires that you DO NOT...
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    Re: Favorite Childhood Movies

    Ohh! Ohh! Mysterious Island? Captain Nemo, giant crabs, giant chiken-bird-thingie, giant HONEYBEES?

    - Just about any old Godzilla/Gamara/"B" '50s sci-fi movie. Dad & I would lay on the...
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    Re: SHB? Photos from one of my queen castles...

    Durandal,

    Like most of the folks have already said, they're not SHB. Though we're at the other end of the state from you, I've seen these little guys off and on in our hives for quite some time -...
  22. Thread: SHB in NE Ohio?

    by DCH
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    I was wondering about that...gonna be doing some...

    I was wondering about that...gonna be doing some steelheading in Erie on Monday. Nuts.
  23. Thread: SHB in NE Ohio?

    by DCH
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    Thanks Rick. That's what the Queen Right folks...

    Thanks Rick. That's what the Queen Right folks said too - Don't worry much now but be prepared in the spring.

    We don't keep frames full of anything around outside the hives but I am struggling...
  24. Thread: SHB in NE Ohio?

    by DCH
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    Just south of us - about 40 min drive. Close...

    Just south of us - about 40 min drive. Close enough.
  25. Thread: SHB in NE Ohio?

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    Yep. Like I said, didn't get a real good look at...

    Yep. Like I said, didn't get a real good look at the adults but I got the three larvae in a clear container. Been around enough waxworms to see there was something different about these guys. They...
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