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  1. Thread: them bee killers

    by Henry
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    Re: them bee killers

    What is the chance that I have an africanized hive here in southern KY?
    A swarm I caught in April went berzerk like I have never seen before. I went to add another deep, puffed smoke at the...
  2. Freeze here to, no blooms

    We had a cold snap here 2 weeks back in the teens. A lot of trees were in bloom and now everything is brown again. Redbuds that were in full bloom all look dead now. I have 11 hives that built up and...
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    Spoken like a true yankee, Jim. Henry

    Spoken like a true yankee, Jim.
    Henry
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    With hardly no fall flow my hives were almost all...

    With hardly no fall flow my hives were almost all empty right before frost. With 16 hives I was feeding 25 to 30 lb of sugar a day.They knew they were low and could not get it fast enough.
    Henry
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    A neighbor has asked me to help him make molasses...

    A neighbor has asked me to help him make molasses later on this fall and neither of us has ever been around molasses making. He has a good stand of sorghum so there should be plenty of juice. I will...
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    I started out with 3 packages in '04 and after...

    I started out with 3 packages in '04 and after lerning how to set bait boxes,neighbors finding out I take swarms and splitting I ended up with 19 colonies. Ran out of frames,lids, bottoms, hive bodys...
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    Capped does not guarantee low moisture. I have...

    Capped does not guarantee low moisture. I have had fully capped test 20% moisture. If it looks wet before I uncap it I usually stack the supers up with a fan on top and a light bulb on bottom for a...
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    You can make more normal size and lighter weight...

    You can make more normal size and lighter weight using a 5000 PSI mix. WD 40 will work and everybody has that stuff around.
    Henry
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    I switched to all concrete bottom boards....

    I switched to all concrete bottom boards. Measurements are the same and look the same as wooden ones.Wax mothes HATE them, they cant burrow up in the area under the screen like they do in the wooden...
  10. Thread: oil seed rape

    by Henry
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    My bees ignored it so I quit planting it. Henry

    My bees ignored it so I quit planting it.
    Henry
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    6 so far. 2 from traps and 4 hanging.Well, 3...

    6 so far.
    2 from traps and 4 hanging.Well, 3 hanging and 1 on a fence post.I am still hearing of swarms moving but I think it is about over. I gave one away to get a older beek to get back into...
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    I saw a swarm leaving Friday and it was a first...

    I saw a swarm leaving Friday and it was a first for me. They were marching up the front of the hive in neat rows until take off. After a while of swirling around I started beating a psn against a...
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    I saw several bees working honeysuckle today.I...

    I saw several bees working honeysuckle today.I figure if more than a couple are on it they are more than just being nosie.Blackberry is pretty popular too.
    Henry
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    I hived my fourth today that was on a fence post....

    I hived my fourth today that was on a fence post. I took a nuc with two frames drawn comb and pecked on the box and they marched in like little soldiers. First time I saw that. Looks like swarm...
  15. Thread: Buckeye trees

    by Henry
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    I did not know the nuts would kill cattle. I...

    I did not know the nuts would kill cattle. I think that a few of those are in the edge of the woods where my cattle graze in the late fall and winter.The nuts are 2 to a pod. The trees are blooming...
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    What do you do when you find the tree? I don't...

    What do you do when you find the tree? I don't fully understand the cone trap or whatever it is. Is there a way without cutting down the tree? I know of 4 and 3 are at the base of the tree and the...
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    I have seen it twice and am waiting for some...

    I have seen it twice and am waiting for some Texans (Lew)to comment on the guy checking all the traps set around the state. He was killing the bees then checking to see if they were AHB saying that...
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    I had more stings with gloves than without so I...

    I had more stings with gloves than without so I quit using gloves all together.Only in a feral hive that is hot will I use them and then just long enough to requeen.
    Henry
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    It just happen to be 60 here today. smile.gif

    It just happen to be 60 here today. smile.gif
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    I am no expert but if you move bees in cold...

    I am no expert but if you move bees in cold weather and break the cluster loose you may kill the colony. Try to explain that to the owners. I would wait untill a 60 degree day if possible.
    Henry
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    Hi Alex, after some research on this I found a...

    Hi Alex, after some research on this I found a guy in South Africa that makes and sells concrete hive parts. The reason it not just rot or wax moths, the main reason was looters in the area.If the...
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    George, I use a 1x4 on the outside form and a...

    George, I use a 1x4 on the outside form and a 1x3 for the inside form that creates the hole in the center and another 1x form to place the hardware cloth into the concrete. A small recess form on...
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    Bob, I used FGMO only this past year and mite...

    Bob, I used FGMO only this past year and mite numbers were next to nothing in all but one. One hive was loaded. It was fogged the same time that all the rest were so maybe it has a lot to do with...
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    Alex, I do use hardware cloth screen just like...

    Alex, I do use hardware cloth screen just like the wooden ones. I put a notch on the bottom on both sides for the sticky board to slide into.
    I did notice a couple wax moths on the outside of the...
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    The weight is about 30lb or so. I usually don't...

    The weight is about 30lb or so. I usually don't move any until fall and by then it is so heavy I can't pick up the hive anyway. I keep all my hives off the ground so moisture wicking should not be a...
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