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    Re: Excluder or Not

    I started from a package this year. I put a excluder on one hive and left it off the other....... It didn't take me long to figure out. A Queen excluder slows down the bees..... So I opted to go...
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    Raising my own Queens.

    This may have been asked before, but how easy is it to raise your on Queens?
    I have thought about it but have not seen many Bees in my area..... Other than my 2 hives....
    So my first thought is...
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    Re: fumagilin B

    I have some I bought and would like to sell! I was going to use it but I found out its not really needed in the South.....
    Its still in the package inside my fridge....
  4. Early Spring Queens vs late Spring Queens(requeen or not)

    Is there much difference in the Queens we get in the Early Spring and the ones we get Later in Spring?

    I have been told the ones in late spring seem to be mated better... Is that BS or no?

    I...
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    Homemade Extractor

    Has anyone built a homemade extractor? I am a new Bee Keeper and must use the crush and strain method to get my honey....
    I don't have enough cash for a store bought one.... 500-800 bucks.....
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  6. Re: Fall Dry Sugar via Mountain Camp Method or 2:1?

    Would spraying warm water on it correct that? Seems like it would harden it up and keep it from being wasted at the same time.
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    Re: Winter Feeding methods

    Also what are the pros and cons of each?
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    Winter Feeding methods

    Ok, I want to ask this question before the last min.....
    I want to know what is the best method to feed my hives when they stop taking Sugar Syurp...

    The mountain Camp method where you pour sugar...
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    Re: Have you tried Hopguard?

    Not to hijack your thread but. From everthing I have read the hopguard II is a much better product...
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    Re: Caught a Swarm in August...

    This was my first year also, but if it were me. I would feed them as long as they keep taking the Sugar Syurp. . Let them do everthing they can....
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    Re: Salt Blocks for Bee's?

    I have salt licks out for Deer. I wonder if the Bee's will find them out in the woods? If not I may just put one near the hives.
    Im up for anything that will help the Bee's.
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    Re: Old Cedar for smoker ok>?

    I may just use them for a starter then. I never thought of them in a quilt box..
    Thanks everone for the advise...
    Any more comments are welcome.
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    Re: Old Cedar for smoker ok>?

    Wayne Are you asking about recycling the used bedding? I'm not a dog person but I would think that smoldering dog pee would not be something I would use to replace my perfectly fine pine needles.

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    Old Cedar for smoker ok>?

    I raise Labradors along with Bee's. My question is it safe to use cedar shavings from my dogs bedding in my smoker?
    I normaly use pine needles .....
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    Robber Screen and drone removal.

    I recently had a robbing incedent. That was my own fault. I am a New Bee Keeper and will learn from it. Anyway my question is. I had to put a robber screen on my hives for a couple of day. I removed...
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    Re: meliponine bees or stingless bees

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    Re: Best time to move hives in TN

    Id be interested to know that answer too.... I need to move my hives to a new location about 50 feet away sometime before our at the start of next spring...
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    Re: When do they kick the drones out?

    I watched my hives this past sat and sun along with today. I saw them wrestling some drones outside. It was almost comical the Workers pulling them outwords and the poor drones holding on for dear...
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    Re: Treatment free vs. good sense.

    I to would like to go treatment free, but I am a New Bee Keeper. So I thought it best for me to treat if needed. Then when I have learned more. I may try to avoid treating..... But I doubt I will...
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    Re: meliponine bees or stingless bees

    I myself would not want stingless Bees.... They way I look at it they have no way to defend themselves from pests ...
    So IMHO they are useless.
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    Re: Who needs Botox?

    Wow that's some swelling.... I been stung about 4 times this year. None of the stings really hurt that much exect for one in the end of the nose. I didn't have swelling like you, but it hurt from my...
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    Man, Honey is Great!

    I know it sounds funny, but until today. I never had fresh honey..... Don't even like pancake syurp..... The store bought stuff is not my cup of tea.

    Anyway man this stuff is great!!!! Such a...
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    Re: Robbing and Hornets HELP!!!!!!

    How long should I leave on the robber screens????? Because they do crowd the Bee's! Last thing I want are my Bee's to swarm because they cant get in the hive easly!
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    Re: Robbing and Hornets HELP!!!!!!

    I have never saw hornets near my hive until today..... Yellow Jackets and Horse Flys were my only pest that I know of until today....
    I have caught a few of what I think are Queen Yellow jackets in...
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    Re: Robbing and Hornets HELP!!!!!!

    That's how they got my bees just as they landed... The hornets didn't get near the entrance... That's was my big worry.....
    What made it worse to me was the bees were fighting due to my rookie...
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