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    Re: Very "Hot" Hives Caused By Wasps

    Yup
    That's the one that will hunt only bees if you let them.

    I did see one of these this year looked really cool. It was not stalking bees so I let it be.
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    Re: Their so cute when their little

    It's fall.

    Everyone talking about mad bees.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?317218-Very-quot-Hot-quot-Hives-Caused-By-Wasps&p=1322169#post1322169
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    Re: Very "Hot" Hives Caused By Wasps

    >I have noticed hives close to home have been really quick to get hostile

    It's almost fall they are very protective this time of the year.

    >Today they popped me a good dozen times when I got...
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    Re: Box reversal in fall?

    This time of the year I don't move very much stuff around. But if I found an empty box on the bottom I would move it to the top if the bees needed room or I would take it off completely.

    If the...
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    Re: Check Mite + for SHB control

    Have you tried Swiffer pads?
    I think it would be just as effective. The beetle needs to go to one spot in the hive to get trapped or poisoned.

    A Freeman beetle trap might be the best possible...
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    Re: drones for winter?

    I also have many strong healthy queen right hives with some drone cells, and still see drones here and there. It's been a none stop nectar flow year.

    On that same note if I see drone comb I keep...
  7. Re: Not 100% capped...when should I extract?

    This year the flow never seemed to stop, they were always bringing in something, so there was always uncapped nectar.

    I spun any frames that had uncapped honey first and kept that separate. Spin...
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    Re: Storing drawn comb

    I don't think it can be purchase local in most areas, it's kinds of a specialized item, I've seen it at amazon and ebay.
    1 Quart = 4 cups. 4 parts acid one part water = 80% acid by volume.
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    Re: Storing drawn comb

    I was using the vinegar bottle for mixing and storage when I notices a little bit of vinegar in the bottom I was about to dump it and rinse the bottle when I realized it's exact the same stuff. so I...
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    Re: Wintering nucs in a garage or shed

    >Is there any benefit to just moving hives into an unheated garage to keep them out of the wind in the winter?

    Yes. (see post 9) IMO a small cluster can not keep warm when it's 20 deg or less....
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    Re: Storing drawn comb

    Food grade, then cut it to 80%. (I mixed it and stored it in a plastic vinegar bottle and I cut it with vinegar instead of water) Use a mask, gloves, eye protection it's strong. Only surface rusts of...
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    Re: Storing drawn comb

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?317021-Storing-supers-and-frames-between-seasons&p=1320169#post1320169

    I use glacial acetic acid, soak a piece of cloth and put it on the top bars of...
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    Re: oh great, a swarm on August 27

    >Wait a few days and try a newspaper combine

    It's got a queen, you can't combine two queen right hives, you might end up with two dead queens. you will need to remove one of the queen first.
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    Re: late aug insepction

    Nice brood pattern.
    There is a cell on the bottom of the second frame is it empty?

    Still making drones, a sign of a healthy well fed hive.

    Make sure they have room to expand, just from the...
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    Re: Pesticide effects last how long?

    USDA does not test for pesticides or viruses.

    It does sound like a pesticide kill, what crops you have around you? A little late to be spraying now?

    Any angry neighbors? Any wasp spray smell...
  16. Re: One shot wasp poison sprayed on cut out. What to do?

    There's not much bees it's not worth your time. And that's before the wasp spray.

    If they didn't disclose that it had been sprayed before you drove 3 hours, charge them. But you know that won't...
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    Re: Amino Acid Additives?

    When I feed syrup I add pollen sub, it has protein, amino acids, vitamins, acidic acid, fatty acids... In a tested and proven balanced formula.

    If you are buying a liquid feed supplement your...
  18. Re: Warning: Some of these images may be disturbing to younger, more sensitive viewer

    Drone brood attracts the mites, with just a small amount of drone brood left in the hive this time of the year, that's where the mites migrated too. I would take samples of the nurse bees in the...
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    Re: Wintering nucs in a garage or shed

    I have wintered bees in my garage for 2 years now with great success. And I will probably do it again this year with a few small late swarms (feeding now but I don't for see them getting to be 10...
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    Re: No pollen coming in.

    >Should I be concerned that my bees are not returning to the hive with any pollen?

    It depends, if you have several hives and all but one are bringing in pollen, you should inspect that one.

    >I...
  21. Re: Very light capped honey. Is this normal?

    >The hive was strong except for a few SHB

    If you have SHB in your area, there are in your hive, does not mater how strong it is. A strong hive will keep them in check.

    >I found out that her...
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    Re: combine hives?

    >have been queenless for quite a while

    Do they have a laying worker? If so you need to shake them out. Not worth requeening a small group of bees. A laying worker hive will not accept a queen. If...
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    Re: foundation mill

    Find a used one, see them for sale once in a while maybe 1000.

    Also check the bargain section of the bee supply stores.

    I would not buy it from china if you expect it to work.
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    Re: no Drones

    Are you feeding your bees syrup and pollen sub, that's about the best thing you can do. Add a bunch of field bees will only help a little.

    Taking bees from a tree this time of the year may add...
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    Re: Races of Honey Bees

    For nothing else but honey production; Italians

    For everything else;

    "Feral Survivors" (dead bees don't produce honey)
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