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    Re: first cold snap = dead bees?

    Glad I ask I was planning to sweep them out! Thanks everyone
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    first cold snap = dead bees?

    We just had some cold weather the last 24 hours and I just checked the hives and they both have several dead bees just inside of the mouse guard. Is this normal when the first cold snap happens? Its...
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    Re: building comb Indiana

    it is capped honey .. (syrup since I am feeding) ,,............
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    Re: building comb Indiana

    no no no no lol I guess that read oddly, I meant to say the amount of capped cells within the frame of comb was about a silver dollar in size.
    since I posted and before I seen your reply I added...
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    building comb Indiana

    I am a new beek this year and this will be my first winter.
    I have a few questions as I am in Indiana. I am using all mediums 10 frame. Last week I removed the 5th box on both hives, as they had...
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    Re: OA Treatments and fried bees

    thank you for your replies I just wanted to make sure I was not doing something wrong. I also agree a few fried bees is very well worth it. Jerry
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    OA Treatments and fried bees

    OA Treatments and fried bees..

    I just did my 2nd OA treatment and each time I get 4-6 fried bees in the scoop when I pull it out, Is this common?
  8. Re: Help me get through my first Indiana winter.

    I have solid bottom boards, but I am I am curious about what replies you get for screened bottom boards in the winter, here in Indiana. My inter cover has a vent of course, but I think I al also...
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    Re: Urgent...advice required ASAP

    Sounds like great ideas!!!!! Once that is done, I would suggest your "honey" gets put in the doghouse! lol lol
  10. Re: using a Oxalic Acid Vaporizer for prevention

    Then I will do some checks for mites first them....
    Thanks !!!!!! Jerry
  11. using a Oxalic Acid Vaporizer for prevention

    I have 2 hives, new this spring, I have not SEEN any mites and I have solid bottoms. I was wondering if doing preventive or just in case OA treatments this fall is a good idea?
    My feeling is, it...
  12. Re: Danged bees ordering Chinese again ...

    And the fortune was "Those who swarm, must do it while it's warm"
  13. Re: Can I use Modern Pressure treated DADO splinters in my smoker?

    Like they say, you should always go with your gut!!! :)
  14. Re: Been playing around with a label/t-shirt design...

    You are correct the teal does not work, I do like the overall design, I will leave it at that. I apparently miss understood and thought you were asking for feedback, critiques etc.

    Jerry
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    Re: identity if this teeny tiny wasp?

    with the dark strips reminds me of a sweat bee
    http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20p?see=I_SOP2614&res=640
  16. Re: Been playing around with a label/t-shirt design...

    Savasci Farms

    If you are asking for input on the design scheme. I would suggest have the same font and remove the blue stroke at the top and have the same font for Happy Bee and Honey. I would...
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    Re: Thin honey

    thanks for all the replies ..... I kind of wish I could test it just for the heck of it :)
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    Thin honey

    I am new beek and never really ate honey until I got interested in bees. With that said the only raw honey I have even had was from here in Indiana. Had the wife pick me up some raw honey when she...
  19. Re: Same business name, next state over

    Chris,

    I correct myself, in looking at the Indiana one, the $50k in bees is from a link of another bee / honey farm. Since the one in Indiana does not have a website, I have to wonder if they...
  20. Re: Same business name, next state over

    Chris,

    I am not sure how to say this as I do not want to sound rude.... Let me start by saying I am a pro photographer and have been for 20 plus years. Then comes digital and facebook and so...
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    Re: Bees and flowers....

    You did a great adding that bee to each picture. I see you flipped it once, next time since its the same bee you can also tilt it to give it a different bee look.... or adjust a leg.

    Jerry
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    Re: Honeybees and picnics

    wow! I never would have thought about a sprinkler, I will do that !!!!!!!!!
    Thanks !!!!!!
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    Honeybees and picnics

    Honeybees and picnics

    I have 2 hives 3 weeks old and they drink from my birdbath and fountain in the back yard. We rarely have company over 2-4 people. Next month we are having a large...
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    Re: spacing between frames.

    Here was his response
    "We push all the frames to one side because it makes it easier to remove the first frame when checking the hive. The bees seldom build in that large of a space. Yes some...
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    Re: spacing between frames.

    SQ That is a good point!!!!!!!!!!! I will ask, I know for sure I understood as I bought the hives from him and he physically showed me as he said it... Shove them all to one side or the other....
    He...
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