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    Re: Original Honeybees in North America

    Ya, 14,000,000 years ago. The discovery of fossilized worker honey bees in Nevada is a fairly recent find. The world climate was different and North America was connected to Asia.
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    Re: bees work in super

    Marvelous,

    If the bees will not utilize the supper for stores it is because they are not bringing in enough stores to necessitate it's use. placing a frame of honey up in the super will...
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    Re: Brood comb color

    Each time an larva pupates within the cell the cocoon is left behind. when the cell is cleaned what is not removed is covered with a thin layer of wax. the continual process eventually leaves the...
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    Re: New to bees from Gary Indiana

    Welcome Ryan!
  5. Re: Term: Rolling a queen, what does that mean?

    Only if you do not have your suit on.:lpf: actually, It can damage or kill the queen.
  6. Re: Latest date to safely start a bay-area hive?

    It is never too late if you start out with the right set up and a big enough complement of bees. I bought t hives in January from a fellow who was being transferred to India. they survived the...
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    Re: Notch Inner Cover?

    A notch in the cover does aid in ventilation, however if you have a feeder above the inner cover make sure the notch leads to the hive and not the attic. the bees can and will defend it better if it...
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    Re: Smokey beeswax

    Bees wax should have little odor, and if any it should be as of honey. Unless it is sold as scrap wax. 14 bucks a pound is not scrap prices. You should have gotten Grade a stuff
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    Re: Does a big hive smell kinda bad?

    If you have not been all the way through the brood box yet I bet you will find about an inch of dead bees on the bottom board.
  10. Re: Could one on my queens be dead already?

    Most likely what you saw in the second hive was an excited welcoming Everyone wanted to touch the new queen.. We see this behavior in humans at the Country music awards!:gh:
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    Re: Hive top feeder and bur comb

    Everyone has that problem, it is what bees do!
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    Re: Is this normal? or did Imess up?

    Yes it is 5 gallons of mead, and I toped it to the neck of the carboy which took about 8 ounces +- the fermentation change was dramatic, I was told that happens when you take the mead off the lees. I...
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    Is this normal? or did Imess up?

    I am making mead for the first time. I followed the recipe to the letter. All seemed to be going well Fermenting like crazy. The recipe said in 21 days place 5 crushed campden tablets in a clean...
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    can anyone identify this plant?

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    It is a bush type and seems to average around 8 to 12 feet tall.. the berries were green now they are turning a yellowish green,
  15. Thread: Fathers Day

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    Re: Fathers Day

    I know nothing or no one can replace your son. But you should know there are many who would be honored to have someone such as you for a dad. I feel honored simply to call you friend.

    Happy...
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    Re: Giving a weak hive frames of brood.

    I did Look as! I said In my original post. Thanks for the concise response.
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    Giving a weak hive frames of brood.

    I started this year new with 3 packages, one of which arrived with a dead queen. it took 3 days for the new queen to arrive, and another three days to introduce her. putting the hive a week behind...
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    Re: What's your ideal hive configuration?

    Yes most certainly. It would be the one an individual is most comfortable with That suits his climate best.
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    Re: Clear honey.

    Have you been feeding syrup? Or is there a source for them to get some sort of non nectar syrup?
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    Re: Optimal size for a beehive?

    I do Not know as I would wait until they are making swarm preparation before I did something to prevent it, If you wait until they begin planning to swarm, it is usually too late to prevent it.

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    Re: Think I have mites in my hive.

    It is defiantly Varroa There are many treatments available if that is how you choose to go, Oxilic (spelling) Acid is very effective. I have a sort of mentor/friend and he used it last fall. and...
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    Re: Cleaning Solid Bottom Board?

    I do a thorough cleaning when I reverse brood chambers in the spring, any tile I do a thorough hive check I set the brood box on the cover and sweep it off with my bee brush. after I look it over for...
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    Re: Solar fence sharger for bears

    This is quite an interesting thread. and the material on both sides seems based on facts. no I do not know a lot about electrical tings. I am but a lowly machinist.
    here is how I see it.

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    Update on Ten colony loss

    I lost all my bees earlier this winter, I got a lot of information, suggestions and advice. all was very helpful

    A member here (Tenbears) was to speak a tour bee meeting, and graciously...
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    Re: you have got to be kidding

    Yes I did, I continued my hive checks up until December. when the temperatures began to go below freezing regularly.
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