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    Re: I've been adopted!

    I will check as soon as I can, but did not look like robbing behavior to me, and it was late in the evening (when I would assume all foragers would have been back to their home hive) and there is no...
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    I've been adopted!

    Hey Guys Happy Honey Flow To All,

    Seems I've been adopted by a swarm :) They moved into a stack of comb filled mediums (8 of them) that I had put aside to add to my other hives, my plan is to...
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    Re: Bee candy/fondant in frames ?

    Thanks Jim, thats exactly what I was looking for, just like feeding the birds suet in the winter. It's looks to me like he imbedded a pollen patty in the middle of the candy.

    Bonnie
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    Re: Bee candy/fondant in frames ?

    Thanks All, really want to try this. I think I'm going to put 1/4 inch hardware cloth into a couple medium frame and roll some fondant into them, hoping the hardware cloth will help support and keep...
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    Bee candy/fondant in frames ?

    Has anybody ever tried wiring fondant or candy into frames? Had any success? Im still a beginner but thought it might be easier for the cluster to move horizontally to a frame placed nearby than...
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    Re: Queen laying very few eggs?

    This is a hive of bees with northern survivor/feral genetics, went into our early spring strong, but the weather has been questionable for about a month or 6 weeks with lots of rain. I was trying to...
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    Queen laying very few eggs?

    Will the queen reduce how many eggs she lays during a dearth?
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    Re: overwintering and storms

    I would imagine this method will not be good if you get deep snow, something else to consider.
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    Re: overwintering and storms

    I don't have TBH, but the beekeeper I bought my packages from does and he has no legs on his hives, he uses a ratchet strap and straps them onto pallets, this method is also useful if your in bear...
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    Re: i need help asap

    I give my dog benadryl tablets when she gets stung, the dose is a 1/4 to 1 mg per pound of body weight. If your dane is 150lbs he could have anywhere from 38mg to 150mg, so that equals 1 1/2 to 6...
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    Re: help! 1 month old hive in attic

    Just my 2 cents, but your local police dispatcher or exterminator may have the number of a reputable beekeeper to refer you to, that will do a cut out or trap out. They are usually the places people...
  12. Very little activity at the hive entrance?

    Hi All,

    My inexperience is showing, sorry! The activity at the entrance of my 2 larger hives has dropped down significantly. Bees just kinda hanging around looking out (not bearding). Weather...
  13. Re: Is there psychiatric help for hobby beeks?

    [QUOTE=NasalSponge;811617]Ummm....not good news, I must be sicker than most because I don't even like honey!! :eek:

    Now thats just sick, Nasal Sponge you need help.
  14. Re: Is there psychiatric help for hobby beeks?

    I have done alot of soul searching trying to find the reason for my addiction and gotta admit the female supiority of their society is the main attraction......love telling the men about...
  15. Re: Is there psychiatric help for hobby beeks?

    I'm ashamed to admit, I'm also attend the CKA meeting (chicken keepers anonymous) but it's not working, I have 25 more chicks being delivered next week :no: and added 3 more hives this spring. sigh
  16. Re: Is there psychiatric help for hobby beeks?

    Hi My name is Bonnie and I'm a beeholic
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    Re: Educate me about overwintering nucs

    WOW!

    Thanks BeeCurious, my site search did not bring up that thread. Will take me awhile to read it all, from a quick glance it seems it may be advanced for me. Was hoping for a Overwintering for...
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    Educate me about overwintering nucs

    Hey All,

    Second year beekeeper here, I've become pretty comfortable with what I know to this point, and my 4 hives are doing well so far, inspections are trouble free, just waiting to do my first...
  19. Re: 1 month old packages fending off robbers

    Yes, that what I'm seeing one or two bees going after another bee trying to enter the hive, Tthey tumble off onto the ground. I see it almost ever day for the past week. Doesn't look like the invader...
  20. 1 month old packages fending off robbers

    Hi All,

    I have two packages that I hived a month ago, I'm feeding and they still have entrance reducers on the largest opening, they have both filled a medium and near 80% on a second medium, the...
  21. Re: Minimum angle to avoid comb attachment to hive wall

    This is a copy and paste from Sam Comforts web site, with his dimensions for a TBH, bonus is that you can use the top of Lang frames fir bars.....Guess what? I measured one of my top bar hives....
  22. Re: Artificial light to induce earlier foraging?

    I'm quite new to bee keeping, but I had always assumed that the bees chose the time that they leave to forage had more to do with the interior temperature of the hive. When the sun hits the hive it...
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    Re: Is it normal? Some stuff on the bees.

    Your link did not work for me, but from your description it sounds like the flakes of bees wax that the workers produce.
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    Re: Foundationless Harvest (extractor)

    nice!! what size frames?
  25. Re: Anyone go up against their county/city over keeping bees?

    Is the township or county already involved? if so have they given you an option? If the town says only 1-2 hives, maybe one of your nice neighbors would let you move the other two hives there?
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