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    Re: Pledge to be a BSA Beekeeping Mentor

    My Name is Stephen Wells and as an Eagle Scout I will mentor and be a counselor for any youth in my area wishing to obtain his Beekeeping merit badge!
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    Re: Are there benefits of swarming?

    What do you charge for swarm removal? Do you have any insurance?
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    50% success means it doesn't do anything.

    I tried it in two hives. One seemed to take off and the other is just petering around not really passing the critical point to put a second deep on.
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    Plywood Hive Boxes

    I am wondering why beekeepers do not use boxes made out of plywood. Oft times the top board, inner cover and bottom board are plywood...so why are the boxes not made of plywood?
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    Can't afford the angry hive.

    I really appreciate the push towards re-queening the hive. I have learned a ton about how to handle angry hives and what I may be able to do in the future. Right now with the hive in it's present...
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    Thanks to the Safety Sissy!

    Well it does not surprise me that those involved with beekeeping have safety at the forefront of their mind. Thanks for the info about lye. :) :) not :eek: :eek:
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    Liability issues from Stings

    I am a tad concerned about what others may feel my liability is when I;

    1. Have a hive in my back yard and a bee stings a neighbor.
    2. A bee stings someone while I am working a hive on someone...
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    Somebody should probably confirm this but I think...

    Somebody should probably confirm this but I think you can put the frame in the freezer to leave overnight and that will kill the drone eggs. When you put the frame back in the hive the workers will...
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    So, once the smoker is lit and smoking then place...

    So, once the smoker is lit and smoking then place the ammonium nitrate in the smoker? Do I fumigate the hive from the entrance only or should I open up the top? That is a great suggestion thanks!
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    Normal reaction to sting

    So, I am wondering what a normal reaction is to a bee sting. When I get stung the area swells and gets pretty hard for a week or so. I recently got stung on my the underside of my chin and it looks...
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    Followed me to the hive

    tecumseh writes: as someone said use duct tape around you ankles and close up that little hole between the suit and the veil (may I assume the veil is zipper attached to the suit?). If the...
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    Don't want to loose the hive.

    I don't want to loose the hive. My concern though is that even all suited up I feel threatened. About 5 bees got in my veil through the tiny space where the zipper meets and got me on the face...
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    Hive gone crazy

    I am in my second year of Beekeeping and I have a hive that just seems to go crazy every time I go near and try get in it. It is so bad that I am at the point where I think it needs to be destroyed....
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