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    Re: Aliens took my Bees

    I opened the 5 hives yesterday and examined each box and they looked about the same with only a couple exceptions. Each of the top Hive Bodies had the center 3 or 4 frames mostly consumed with the...
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    Re: Aliens took my Bees

    Day off Wednesday (and 80 degrees in New York State) so I’ll be tearing them down tomorrow. It’s only my 3rd year and will be my 1st hive autopsy. What should I be specifically looking for?
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    Re: Aliens took my Bees

    I'm sure it was pollen as I was trying to figure out what the source was as they brought it in. Wouldn't dead outs have a high body count in the hive?
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    Aliens took my Bees

    I've been watching the hives pretty close since the warm weather we've been getting in the North East. Saturday all 8 were happily flying straight in and out bringing in pollen. Thousands happily...
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    Ghost Peppers in Honey Bears

    Anyone ever try putting ghost peppers in honey? Thought we would take a shot at it.

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2309733111136.173567.1483603710&l=97582ff1dc&type=1
  6. Urgent – dump swarm on ‘hot’ hive?

    7 days ago we inspected our hives and one was very angry about it. We found capped brood in both boxes, with a good pattern on the top, and spotty in the bottom. There were also a very low number of...
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    Ooops, our 1st swarm

    The girls had to spend Saturday night in my shop vac until I could build a new hive. Didn't suck them up, just a cheap hotel for the evening.
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  8. Re: Does covering hives prevent the bees from attacking?

    Check this link out - Moving screen

    http://www.gabees.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=39&products_id=207
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    Re: Bee Spy camera

    I actually spent the $100 to get one so I could copy it and make more. The idea first is to compare a hive with the ventilator and one with out but the darn electronics company shorted me one...
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    Re: Bee Spy camera

    I put a 6in x 5in viewing window on the rear of a super and thinned down the frame rails so you can look in between the frames when you remove a magnetized wood ‘plug’. Can see more than I thought...
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    Re: Beeviction notice from the city

    Build a 'Camouflage Hive' and put it smack in the middle of your front yard. People never see what is right in front of their eyes. I’m going to make a hive that looks like this picture (just for...
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    Re: Just can't win.

    Creative thinking. Carve a heart on it with the date you were married.
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    Re: Live and learn and learn and learn

    Only on my 2nd year and learned last year to always wear my veil, after a simple thing as lowering my outer cover after a hot day (like I did 30 times before) go me a sting above the eye and made me...
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    Re: My 8 year old is learning

    Very cool. We have the same extractor and my 9 and 12 year old sons lost interest after 8 frames. Hope girls have more focus :)
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    Re: Hi from Upstate NY

    2nd Year myself in Horseheads New York :)
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    Re: 40" Spatula

    I just duct-taped a regular Spatula to a wooden dowel – total cost - $4
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    Nuc transport holder

    I ordered 6 nucs and plan on bringing them home in my car. I’d like to make a nuc holder for my backseat so they don’t tip over. They are 5 frame MDA Nuc box’s. Since I don’t have one to measure does...
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    Re: They're alive...

    I too was happy to see my bees out pooping all over the place yesterday. My 1st winter with bees and have been worried since I haven’t seen ANY activity in over a month. Clear and 55 yesterday with...
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    Re: Ultraviolet Sterilization of Bees ?

    Thanks everyone. I ordered a UV-C flashlight and thought I'd make a simple little box that a only covered 1/4 of the entrance. Will be interesting to see if they go through the light or avoid it. If...
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    Re: Bees bearding on front of hive

    Brian
    I'm an hour West of you and mine have been doing that off and on the last week or so. Usually a couple hours before dark.
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    Re: Ant Issues

    I smeared axle grease around the legs and it stopped them cold. They wouldn't even try to cross it.

    edit. I did have a weed grow tall and over the grease and they immediatly found their bridge...
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    Re: Our first year, not including winter

    Thanks for sharing. I ended up at $1,580 (2 hives). Would have been $1,260 but bought the wife and kids each suits also.
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    Ultraviolet Sterilization of Bees ?

    Almost afraid to ask this because it either the stupidest or most brilliant idea ever. Build a box similar to a pollen trap that fits in front of the entrance and makes the bees go through a short...
  24. Re: Rossman Apiaries...friendly on the phone, how's the product?

    Just started beekeeping this year and order 2 hives from them. Wonderful people. E-mails answered fast and very helpful. Can't say enough good about them. Very nice to newbee's

    Link to the hives I...
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    Re: Feral Bee Hunting

    I think it was in an old FoxFire I read about this. They used a plate with honey / sugar on it and when there were several bees placed them in a box. They would take one out (don't remember how) and...
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