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    I know this message will fall on many ears to...

    I know this message will fall on many ears to distant to help but I'm getting desperate so here goes....

    Do any of you Arizona bee keepers have contacts or info on a good place in south Chandler...
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    Byron, Thanks for the reply, I was unable to...

    Byron,

    Thanks for the reply, I was unable to make that meeting, bad day for me. I could really use some help finding a place to put a hive that I need to requeen. A neighbor has moved some...
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    Does anyone know how many beekeeping...

    Does anyone know how many beekeeping organizations there are in Arizona?? Was hoping to find one closer to home, south Chandler.

    Thanks
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    Where do I get plantain in Arizona? Is it the...

    Where do I get plantain in Arizona? Is it the leaf of that banana looking fruit I see in the store?

    Eric
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    After doing my usual clean up of burr comb I left...

    After doing my usual clean up of burr comb I left some of it on the table next to the hives to let them clean it up for me, it had quite a bit of honey in it(about a quater cup). Went back two days...
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    Having read the above posts causes me some...

    Having read the above posts causes me some concern, I pulled a couple of frames of capped brood out of my feral hive and added it to my store bought hive yesterday without leaving them alone over...
  7. Thread: KILLING BEES

    by Tatonka
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    A clean weed sprayer with soapy water in it... ...

    A clean weed sprayer with soapy water in it...

    Or better yet hive them up and requeen them. I've had a little success so far with them, but it ain't easy.
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    Last fall I was asking for help with requeening...

    Last fall I was asking for help with requeening an Africanized feral swarm I had captured. After splitting the hive and requeening the two halves one took to the new queen OK the other one killed...
  9. Thread: Early queens??

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    Mr. Bush, Thanks for the Kona tip... Eric

    Mr. Bush,

    Thanks for the Kona tip...

    Eric
  10. Thread: Early queens??

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    We're warming up into the high 70's here and the...

    We're warming up into the high 70's here and the bees are getting pretty active. I still have one AHB hive I need to requeen. Anyone know of an outfit that has queens this early?

    Eric
    Chandler,...
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    Any of you Arizona or southern guys feed pollen...

    Any of you Arizona or southern guys feed pollen in January to get a head start? How much and what kind?

    Eric
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    My africans are much darker than my Italians.......

    My africans are much darker than my Italians....

    I've still got one hive of AHB's that refuse to be requeened...
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    You guys are so funny.....bees around the desert...

    You guys are so funny.....bees around the desert Southwest build in the ground with ease. I've seen many holes in the ground and cracks in the hills overflowing with honey bees. Of course a board...
  14. Thread: Lip Balm...

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    I found this in my daughter's note book: 1.5...

    I found this in my daughter's note book:

    1.5 ozs beeswax
    1 oz coconuit oil
    0.8 oz sunflower oil
    0.3 oz lanolin
    10-20 drops vitamin E oil
    10 drops rosemary oil
    10 drops what ever flavor you...
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    I removed the old queen late yesterday and just...

    I removed the old queen late yesterday and just introduced the Nuc and new queen this morning. My daughter had the eyes to find the old queen and killed it before the thought of banking it in...
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    Tim, Yes, I'm trying to intro a EHB into an...

    Tim,

    Yes, I'm trying to intro a EHB into an AHB colony.


    ERic
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    Joseph, Thanks for the help, how long was the...

    Joseph,

    Thanks for the help, how long was the queen in the nuc?

    Eric
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    I was successful in getting a queen accepted into...

    I was successful in getting a queen accepted into my AHB nuc. How long do you guys wait before trying to do a combine and how do you suggest I combine? Should I kill the queen, wait 4 days, remove...
  19. Thread: Laying Workers

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    I'll second shake them out. I tried to save a...

    I'll second shake them out. I tried to save a laying worker hive (only had 3 hives) what a pain in the butt. Not only did I waiste a queen trying to introduce them but when I finally got tired of...
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    I'm sure most of you guys know this but your...

    I'm sure most of you guys know this but your zippers will work much easier and last forever if you keep tham waxed....now where to find some bees wax...??

    Eric
  21. Thread: got stung

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    Having now been stung many times while trying to...

    Having now been stung many times while trying to deal with these AHB's I have made some observations.

    The stings that I get through my gloves are quite painful but only for about a minute or...
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    I used to love watching our Tarantula wasps...

    I used to love watching our Tarantula wasps dragging there prey back to holes just like this, amamzing stuff.
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    Well I worked that hot hive again today. It's...

    Well I worked that hot hive again today. It's time to try requeening them, they got under my veil and gave me some nasty stings. My old paper suit and worn out gloves looked like a battle zone. I...
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    How do you work them??

    How do you work them??
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    How do you work them?

    How do you work them?
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