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    Re: Wax Moth Control?

    Great! That is exactly what I needed to know!
    Thanks!
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    Re: Wax Moth Control?

    I am sorry. Yes I have read the previous comments. My question is: What do I do to the frames and hive bodies that have already been infested? There is no wax now. Do I just scrape the frames...
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    Re: Wax Moth Control?

    I am in the same boat! I look forward to hearing the response to this problem. My hive is a total loss also! I sure wish I did not have to learn everything the hard way!
    :pinch:
    Michele
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    Re: Transfering from deep to medium

    More troubles .... I just wish I knew what I am doing! Some of my bees swarmed! I had put on a medium 8-frame box on top of the deep 10-frame hive body. There are still bees in there. I did...
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    Re: Transfering from deep to medium

    Great!

    Okay ... let me get the protocol verified...

    Deep 10-frame hive body (which I want to replace at some point) -- leave as it is ... lots of brood

    1st 8-frame box (remove one of the...
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    Re: Transfering from deep to medium

    Thanks! I do have medium frames. I do plan on transitioning them out. I am not sure how that works. As of now, in one hive I have the normal 10-frame deep box on the bottom and two 8-frame...
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    Re: Transfering from deep to medium

    Great. Should I put the frames from the shallow box into the first 8-frame body and then place the remaining two shallow frames into a second 8-frame body on top of that?

    How do I know if I...
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    Transfering from deep to medium

    I recently purchased two hives (1 deep + 1 shallow super, each) from a local beekeeper's wife. He has just passed away and needed some cash. I have 2 empty 8-frame hives with all medium boxes. I...
  9. Re: Will Brushy Mountain have their usual "sale" this December?

    I "chatted" with Wendy on-line today and she did not say that you had to call in your order. There is no code. Any order over $100 receives free shipping. There was an exception ... just cannot...
  10. Thread: Pail Feeder

    by Hoover67
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    Pail Feeder

    Has anyone used one of the pail feeders from Brushy Mountain? I was thinking of trying one but would have to order a deed hive body to cover it. I only have mediums. I hate to order a medium. I...
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    Re: When to split??

    How do I know if it is strong enough?
    Michele
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    Re: When to split??

    Yes, I only have one hive with bees and one hive without. How do I know if it is strong enough to split? I would love them to raise their own queen. They are small cell bees. I let them make...
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    When to split??

    I know very little .... just know what I have learned in the beekeeping classes and what is on here. It seems to me this is one of those hobbies that is difficult to learn from a book! Yes, it is...
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    Beginner Question

    My 11 year old daughter would like to try to make some candles and or lip balm from our wax. I have two top bar hives. I really do not know where to begin. Would it be best to begin with a candle...
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    Preserving hives made out of cedar???

    I am getting ready for my little girls to arrive. My hives are made of cypress not cedar _ thinking of the kids fort I have been building all weekend!!!. Do I need to paint the outside with wood...
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    Came home with only one nuc

    I drove 35-40 miles with my six kids to pick up the bees. He made a mistake and only had one queen that was laying. It did look weak but being the nonconfrontational person I am, I took it and...
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    Robbing Bees in TBH?

    I just spoke with the guy that I am getting my nucs from. When he found out that I was putting them in a TBH, he pretty much said I was robbing the bees. . . meaning that I was taking the comb from...
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    Anyone in Huntsville area collecting swarms?

    If any one in the Huntsville are collects swarms, I would love to go out with you and learn. I do not know if two sets of hands would be better than one set. Maybe I could be of some help! :DNever...
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    Thanks. I realize they will get stung but I hate...

    Thanks. I realize they will get stung but I hate to think of it. It is like seatbelts in a car. You can still get hurt in an accident. Most of the time the seatbelts decrease the probability of a...
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    I realize that. I just want to decrease the...

    I realize that. I just want to decrease the probability of a sting. Obviously, some sort of veil would be better than nothing for my son. Do jeans and a jacket work better than a cover all? I...
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    Looking for good bee protection set

    My older sons and I will be sharing a "bee suit". We are close to the same size in height and weight. I want to get a really good but as inexpensive as possible, protective clothing set up. Does...
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    Another beginner question

    Starting out..... I am a little confused on the nuc vs. package bees. Could someone guide me to a place to find the pros and cons of each?

    Thanks!
  23. Thread: Bee question

    by Hoover67
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    Bee question

    I am still in the planning/ordering stage of my new "hobby". I am trying to figure out what I need to order as far as bees. I was thinking about this at 2am this morning....yes I am so excited and...
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