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    Re: Yellow Jacket Wasps and Hornet problems!

    Robbin, one would think that powdered sugar would also attract honeybees, but I have not seen a single honey bee go to the powdered sugar. I've killed many hundreds of wasps and hornets and not a...
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    Yellow Jacket Wasps and Hornet problems!

    Has anyone found any great solutions for controlling Yellow Jacket wasp and hornet problems? I've found powdered sugar works very well as an attractant, and I took the zapper out of a bug zapper...
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    Re: Robbing problems

    I have found screens to be helpful, particularly with honeybee robbing, but to a less degree with yellow jackets. I am having the worst year for yellow jacket wasps than I've ever encountered. They...
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    Re: Robbing problems

    Screens don't have to be elaborate. I opted to not make nice permanent screens and they work fine. My first ones were too long and the residents could not find their way in, but the shorter screens...
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    Re: Aggressive Bees

    By the way, when a bee decides to come after you, I'm relieved when they choose my hair. It takes them a bit to get to the point of being able to sting you, and you know exactly where they are. ...
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    Re: Aggressive Bees

    Beepro, I'm going to disagree with you on this one. Genetics is undoubtedly the key word here, but not necessarily consistent, even within a strain. My brother and I purchased 3 packages of...
  7. Thread: Help

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    Re: Help

    I would give her a couple more days and inspect again. If the queen you introduced is a young mated queen, she could still go out for mating flights, and could have been gone during your inspection...
  8. Re: Queen Marking Fail -or- Can you spot the Queen?

    Nice job!

    I've been using fingernail polish to mark my queens. I recently learned that the nice florescent bright green paint that I've been using, is a water based polish. I thought I was going...
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    Re: Full Frames of Honey in Deeps

    What kind of bees do you have? Carni's and Russians are known to back off of laying toward the end of the season and even earlier if there is a dearth. Are you certain they don't have queens? With...
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    Re: Customer concern

    BMAC, I've enjoyed your comments and can relate, and I believe we are seeing your original experience played out in this thread! It's kinda like you were sharing your frustrations with fellow...
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    Re: Celebrity Beekeeper

    RED has my vote for one of Morgans's best movies. It sounds to me like Morgan has been bitten by the BEE bug. I can't think of a sweeter hobby for him. I could imagine one of those uber fine...
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    Re: Celebrity Beekeeper

    Imagine looking through the wormhole at a universe where beekeepers get together on a forum, where they are not only helpful but kind, and build each other up with constructive and helpful comments,...
  13. Re: Are stings supposed to feel good, almost addictive

    ...:lpf: Ok, now that I've regained composure, (assuming I ever really had any...) but seriously... I'm not quite sure weather the response should be "Hi Nathan welcome!"... or are we still waiting...
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    Re: Garden spray????

    +1 for Dawn Dish soap. If its good enough for the ducks, its good enough for the insects... makes them squeaky clean!:lookout:

    Start with light concentration. Increase as needed. A heavy squirt...
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    Re: Sting pain index study

    Got it in the lip when I was about 15. Cried like a baby! Swelled up, but went fishing anyway. Got it sunburned! Most miserable 2 weeks! I'm now a beekeeper again and only wear gloves. Average...
  16. Re: Question regarding what to do with a dying colony.

    Any luck?
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    Re: Who does Apitherapy on themselves?

    So how is the shoulder this week?
  18. Thread: Top Bar

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    Re: Top Bar

    tbh are good for the reasons already stated. However, they are not the best choice for colder climates due to physics and the fact that heat rises, not sideways. So bees having more vertical...
  19. Re: Struggling Hive - three and a half weeks old

    Be patient with the new queen. they take a couple of weeks to start laying after mating.
  20. Re: Struggling Hive - three and a half weeks old

    Time will tell, however one of the biggest challenges for a small cluster such as this is temperature. There are not enough bees to regulate the temperature, so even if the queen is mated, or if she...
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    Re: Who does Apitherapy on themselves?

    My family have used apitherapy for over 40 years. Many of us have experienced reduced or total loss of pain. I've had as few as 1 sting remove pain in my rotator cuff area for 3 yrs now, and...
  22. Re: Question regarding what to do with a dying colony.

    Brood take some pretty tight conditions to succeed. A queen wants certain temperature and moisture ranges. So you may have a cluster that is too small to pull that off. if the cluster is that...
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    Re: grafting of eggs?

    Sorry bad to read it twice. Grafting eggs doesn't work. Too hard not to damage and get to stick. Scooping up larvae in a bit of royal jelly is the way.
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    Re: grafting of eggs?

    ??? One day old larvae are what you want...
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    Re: To those who claim they never ever get stung

    I did hear once that Bee Venom kills cancer cells, but I don't know how your gonna get it in there... :shhhh:

    Ok, sorry again! Just don't brand me the topic creeper!:D Hey its not my fault that...
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