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    Re: Lifting and moving hives.

    I secure the tops with woodscrews and screw one by two boards to the the body and supers holding them together. Place a screen over the entrance after dark and move them early the next morning...
  2. Thread: Theft

    by GregSkip
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    Re: Theft

    Eliminate the ability to approach your hives in a vehicle, Make Joe Bag-o-dirt climb a locked gate. I have a small farm 45 miles from my home. I have locks on all the property gates. I have cheap...
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    Re: Wax moths and hive beetles

    Thanks, there were small white larvae on the bottom board, did not see any on the frames. I probably need to go back in the hive a check the cells tomorrow.
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    Wax moths and hive beetles

    Where do hive beetles and wax moths lay their eggs! The reason I ask is....... I moved my nuc bees into a new nuc (the old one was in bad shape). I found small larvae on the bottom board. I went...
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    Re: Hello from South Alabama

    Check out http://99-40.com maybe close to you.
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    Re: Any Beekeeepers in South Alabama?

    Just thought of someone who maybe close to you. Go to http://99-40.com these folks have some good info and may be near you.
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    Re: Any Beekeeepers in South Alabama?

    Welcome to Bee Source

    I'm not much help to you as I have only had four hives since July. And I have had my share of bee keeping disasters, mostly self induced. They will usually autocorrect any...
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    Re: Landing practice?

    They were doing a lot of nose dives and they would crash into the front wall and drop to the landing board.
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    Re: Beetle trap blunder!

    How much oil are you putting in the beetle trap? I use the bettle blasters and only fill it about 1/5 of the way with vegetable oil. I cut the end off of a syringe type meat marinad injector to...
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    Re: Lawnmower and bees...problem

    I mow and use the weed trimmer around mine and them seem not to notice. Never had one sting or go after the mower or trimmer.
  11. Thread: Wax Moths

    by GregSkip
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    Re: Wax Moths

    Had moths once this year. Placed the frames in the sun and let the fire ants clean them up. Bees finish the final cleaning when placed back in the hive.
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    Re: Is it necessary to get stung?

    Something is wrong with your bees you should pack them up and send them to me. My girls will instruct them in the proper education of their keeper!
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    Landing practice?

    Noticed one of my four hives this afternoon (4pm) the bees were swarming around the entrance up and outward in a three foot by three group. First thought was robbing but none were fighting and no...
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    Re: Feeding Questions

    Thanks to all for the input.

    I have a mix of honey, wintergreen oil, lemongrass oil and tea tree oil that I add to my syrup, the bee's really after it. And I think it has helped with mite...
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    Re: Feeding Questions

    Ray

    Is the tablespoon of cider vinegar per gallon or quart? Plus what is the benefit of the vinegar?
    I need to mix a new batch of syrup of may try the 5:3 and see if they pick up the pace.
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    Re: Feeding Questions

    Ray

    Do they consume the 5:3 as fast as 1:1? 1:1 is all I have fed. Got started mid July with two 10 frame Lang hives made from NUC's and they appear to have been slow to build comb. Got two...
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    Re: Feeding Questions

    Not sure who the question was for but I'm feeding 1:1 syrup. I have nothing to compare them to but my bees seems to be slow to build comb.
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    Re: Feeding Questions

    Thanks for the reply, I was wondering if the house bees or field bees collected the sugar water.
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    Feeding Questions

    I feed with a jar through the top cover (I'm in north Florida). If the field bees collect and bring in nectar and pollen which bee's collect the sugar water from the feeder? Do they consume the...
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    Re: New Beek need help

    Thanks for all the input. I have located a local source fro mated queens and will be picking up two this week.

    Plan to revert to quart jar feeders through the tops.

    Greg
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    New Beek need help

    Posted this in an other post. But may not have been the right section. New bee keeper and have three hives had four but one got robbed last week and lost a queen maybe two. Combined the two weak...
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    Re: Gulf Coastal Queens from eggs/brood

    I don't wish to highjack this thread but have a question. New bee keeper and have three hives had four but one got robbed last week and lost a queen maybe two. Combined the two weak hives not...
  23. Thread: Dead Bees

    by GregSkip
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    Dead Bees

    I have two hives and Monday afternoon I found one hive robbing the other which was weak. I closed both hives up with screens and decided to keep them locked up because I had planned to move them...
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    Re: Getting robbed

    I had a robbing incident three weeks ago, one of my two hives was taking advantage of it's weaker neighbor. They took everything and killed the queen before I realized what was happening. (lesson...
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    Re: Bees removing Pupa

    Thanks for the replies

    The hive has been treated for mites and no sign of SHB. They have put in a lot of honey and may be making room or cleaning up until they get a queen. My thoughts were...
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