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    Re: My splits. Tell me where I am screwing up

    Could be. I saw all the original brood had hatched out and there was no signs of eggs or a queen in the two hives. It also seemed the population had gotten a bit thin so I decided to play it safe....
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    Re: My splits. Tell me where I am screwing up

    There were lots of drones in the hive. Maybe I jumped the gun and recombined too soon, but I like playing it safe since I only have 3 hives right now. I have 2 queens on order and should be here...
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    Re: Another annoying usurpation swarm

    I am curious. Did you kill the swarm trying to take the nuc, let them battle it out, or move the swarm into a different box?
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    Re: My splits. Tell me where I am screwing up

    Yep. I'm in Arizona and it warmed up unusually early this year. Queen cells in Feb. Go figure. Lol
  5. Re: Killing an Africanized hive but preserving the honey

    They definately get my heart rate going while dealing with them
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    My splits. Tell me where I am screwing up

    I had 2, 10 frame hive boxes both with one super. Frames are wood with plastic foundation. Both hives had around 4 to 6 capped queen cells. All I did was split the hives in half, so each hive had...
  7. Re: Killing an Africanized hive but preserving the honey

    Can't you save the bees and replace the queen. I have done this with africanized hives, then just replace the queen. If I'm getting stung pretty bad through my suit and it is not too hot out, wear...
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    Re: Attacked by bees in SE AZ

    I had a hive that got increasingly aggressive and constantly stinging me through my suit. I started wearing my mesh motocycle jacket under my bee suit. Sweatshirts work too in cold weather. It makes...
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    Queens laying in super

    I have two hives where the queens are laying the majority of their eggs in the super. I added a extra brood box between the super and the exsisting brood box. It has been over a month for both hives...
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    Re: Where to buy oxalic acid vaporizer

    Probably a dumb question, but are you supposed to remove the supers before you OA vaporize?
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    Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    When I was a mechanic, whenever we got a grease stain on someones upholstery, we would use brake cleaner and a rag. It didn't cause discoloration and it got all the grease and oil off every time....
  12. Re: Africanized honey bees found in northern Oklahoma

    I keep feral hives here in Arizona. I have one hive that runs around the frame and up my hands. Then I had one where thousands go airborne(my most aggressive hive) and a ton of smoke wouldn't calm...
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    Re: Urgently need 3 mated queens, N Texas

    Try Bee Weaver or
    Florida Queen Bees & Honey
    Dan Vitous
    11354 Carlton Rd.
    Port Saint Lucie, FL 34987
    Office:772-489-4125
    Cell: 772-284-0033
    email: FLQBNH@gmail.com
    Both have awesome...
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    Re: poop in honey...maybe??

    Did you see any webbing from wax moth larva. I had that happen to me. Froze the frames then fed it back to the bees
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    Re: my bees love this

    Looks like a type of honeysuckle.
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    Re: Started fogging today.

    I would like to see someone cut open some drone cell or, if possible, get some bees with mites on them, put them in a container or mason jar and fog it to see the affects on the mites. I will try...
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    Re: I Wouldn't Recommend It..

    I wouldn't recommend starting a hive inspection without checking the bee yard for snakes...

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?259616-Surprise-inspection!
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    Funny swarm story

    I have a bunch of empty hives behind my house and a swarm decided to make on their home. Free bees. So I am on the tractor and my wife is standing about 10 feet in front of the hive when it decides...
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    Re: First Swarm Questions

    If you don't have a frame of eggs to spare, use a queen excluder on the bottom of the hive. I learned this after my captured swarm, swarmed.
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    Re: Diatomaceous earth

    If you use DE, make sure you get the food grade DE. A lot of people buy the pool DE, which does not work due to the heat treating process it goes through. I get mine from the local feed store. I...
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    Re: Started fooging today.

    I am definately interested in seeing how it works for you. 2 questions. Did you add anything to the FGMO like thyme oil and do you remove the honey supers before you fog the hive?
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    Re: Push in cages really work!

    I just purchased one of these:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Queen-excluder-1-Dadant-frame-in-one-excluder-Bee-Keeping-/321124176649?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ac47e1309#ht_841wt_1142
    I havent...
  23. Re: Use food grade diatomaceous earth to kill ticks, spiders, ants...etc...

    It has to be food grade DE. The DE for pools is processed with heat rendering it useless, if I recall. I perfer chickens for pest control. I would not use it around my hive, for fear of wind blowing...
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    Requeening an AHB hive

    I am preparing to split and requeen an AHB hive tomorrow. Here are the steps I am taking, all first time and experimental for me.
    -Locate and kill AHB queen.
    -move 1 brood box approximately 10 ft...
  25. Re: Need 2 queens to replace and split a africanized hive

    Got some
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