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  1. Re: oxalic acid treated hives with high mite counts

    Are there any bee hives within flying distance of your hives? If the other hives have not been treated your bees could be robbing the other hives and bringing the mites home with them.

    Are all...
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    Re: USPS FAILS at delivering queens

    "What I need to remember is that the drivers and my local PO are at the end of a very long delivery chain, where not every link works the way I think it should.

    'Nuf said."

    Thank you, Andrew! ...
  3. Re: oxalic acid treated hives with high mite counts

    Does the time of day you do the treatment make a difference?
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    Re: Weird thing happened...

    "I was working on a lawn mower outside the shop and as I made a trip inside for another tool I returned just as a crow was making off with a 3/8 and 7/16 box end wrench. Their nest often has a cache...
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    Re: Multiple Queen Cells?

    This is why I often wonder about giving the package of bees a frame of mostly capped brood one week after being hived. You think that might keep the bees from superseding the queen?
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    Re: Will it help for next year?

    " They all seem to be working on backfilling the brood nest with nectar first and brood rearing has slowed way, way down. No signs of swarming thus far."

    That is what the bees do right before they...
  7. Thread: Afb?

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    Re: Afb?

    Did you smell anything? This past weekend I got to go to a field day in Bedford Indiana where I got to smell infected AFB comb. OMG it smells like nothing you have ever smelled before. It is that...
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    Re: Need ideas for club meeting programs

    Another raffle is the "split the pot raffle". Winner gets 1/2 the money collected and the club gets the other 1/2.
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    Re: Making bee hives in Indiana

    The South East Indiana Bee club usually as a few work shop days in January. Check us out. http://www.indianahoney.org/
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    Re: Moisture in the Hive

    I would of used newspaper on the bottom of the candy board instead of wax paper. You did not mention if you have a vent hole in the candy board or not.
  11. Thread: Bee humor

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    Re: Bee humor

    Clever stuff, Justin!

    If "Larry" came back to the hive it just means he did not get lucky that day. LOL
  12. Thread: Lost Colony

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    Re: Lost Colony

    I am in N. KY as well. I leave my SBB open all winter with no ill effect. I have noticed the plastic cover will hold moisture in more than a wooden one. You have a plastic cover on the other hive?...
  13. Thread: Bees wax

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    Re: Bees wax

    I have a candle my Dad made over 30 years ago. It still smells like bees wax.
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    Re: Where can I find gallon feeder jars?

    I use the paint cans from Lowes as well. Another bonus with the cans is the bees keep the SHB in the rims of the cans. When it is time to refill the cans I dunk the can in a bucket of water to off...
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    Re: What bee books inspire you?

    I printed out the whole book off Michael Bush's site just so I can read and reread Jay Smith's book. Burns, I also printed out that pic of Jay to put with the book.
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    Re: Question about a weak hive

    If the hive is a laying worker hive and they are to the point that they are laying drones wouldn't they kill a mated queen?
  17. Thread: Unwanted Bees

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    Re: Unwanted Bees

    Couldn't the bees also be from the farmer down the road?
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    Re: Think it's time for a new queen

    I had a hive like that. I added 2 frames of brood and waited a few weeks. That is all this hive needed to kick start the queen into laying more. I think there were not enough nurse bees to help...
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    Re: Has this happened to anyone!?

    It takes 3 week for a newly hatched queen to start laying eggs.
  20. Re: Two Weak Hives on life support Recommendations?

    Are the frames the bees are on now from last years dead outs? Are your bees near (at least with in 2 miles) corn fields?
    These hives were thriving before you added the hive body from last years...
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    Re: Moving some bees into struggling hive?

    If your other hive can spar it I would put a frame of capped brood and a mated queen. Try to find the virgin and off her. You can also switch hive positions of the stronger hive with the weaker one.
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    Re: Any bee suits with elastic cuffs?

    If you know someone that sews you can get them to put an "extension" in each sleeve. No need to buy another jacket. I would do it for you but you would be without your jacket for a week.
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    Re: the beetles won

    FYI: It takes 3 weeks to see eggs in a hive that is given a ripe queen cell.
  24. Thread: Weed question

    by adgjoan
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    Re: Weed question

    From your description it sounds like hemlock. I pic would help. http://botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/h/hemloc18.html
  25. Re: Golden Beehive from "Pushing Daisies" TV series

    I love it. How did you get it? I have a terra cotta bee skep which is a 24" tall frog house for the garden. I would like to find a few more to give my bee friends.
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