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    Re: Swarm Trap design

    I used the plans mentioned above (http://s196.photobucket.com/albums/aa190/Drew454/Nuc%20plans/) and was amazed at how efficient and quick it was to make. It took about 20 minutes to make out of very...
  2. Re: Does Goldenrod nectar smell like dirty, sour, wet socks?

    I was worried about the dirty sock smell last year. I could even smell it in the honey. But everyone else said it was the best honey they ever tasted and it was. So this year I am loving the dirty...
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    Re: TBH Designs Wanted

    I used the plans in the August 2010 issue of Bee Culture Magazine then added a couple of small details after watching some videos on youtube. It turned out perfect as far as design. I just hope the...
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    Wax Moth! Help!

    I never saw a single sign of wax moth last year and this year I've lost 4 hives already and trying to save another. What can I do to keep these things out of my hives? I only have 7 hives left.
  5. Re: Sundance 2 pollen trap - Did I do something wrong?

    I got a sundance II for christmas. I put it on according to instructions this spring. After 3 or 4 days the bees had not figured it out. A friend suggested gently blowing in the top to get bees out...
  6. Thread: Robbing?

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    Re: Robbing?

    I usually put mine under the carport for a while but I needed one right away and just grabbed and ran. Our hives are across the road where we grow blueberries but the bees will find the wet frames at...
  7. Thread: Robbing?

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    Robbing?

    The video isn't so good but maybe some one can confirm. The honey super was put on wet about a week ago and now there is leg pulling and fighting. I reduced the entrance a few days ago but it seems...
  8. Re: Little brown / black pellets on bottom board...

    I lost 3 hives to wax moth larvae this spring in the 2 weeks between inspections. Saved a 4th by taking off honey super and top body then checking frames in last body. it did come back somewhat but...
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    Re: What kind of clover is this?

    It is oxalis. It grows wild here in the south but can also be bought in the garden center. It grows from small bulbs.
  10. Due to the volume of participants they are only...

    Due to the volume of participants they are only paying for 1 if you start 2. But any help is appreciated. I know, I took advantage of it. I started 4 but I'm being reimbursed for one. Only a part of...
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    Hello from just outside the delta in the Carroll...

    Hello from just outside the delta in the Carroll County Hills.
  12. It is for me!

    I never could stand working indoors and I got too old to be comfortable in the oil field so this is right in between. The blueberry farm and now Beekeeping gives me lots of outdoor time.
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    2 1/2 quarts of water to 5 lbs of sugar is also...

    2 1/2 quarts of water to 5 lbs of sugar is also 1:1
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    Hey Todd. I started with 4 hives this year. I've...

    Hey Todd. I started with 4 hives this year. I've wanted to keep Bees my whole life. I studied for two years before starting and sometimes I think I studied too much. A lot comes with practical...
  15. Hey Ya'll from Carroll County Mississippi

    I'm Jeff Houston and I have my first 4 hives this year. I'm a rural mail carrier for the USPS. I'm a husband, Dad and Pop (2 Grandsons).
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