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  1. Re: Unfortunately starting over with a step ahead

    If you visibly see no mites, why treat? Am I missing something? They were fed in spring with honey bee healthy, once established with wax and avoided sugar water I pulled it till drought set in late...
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    Re: Euthanizing Hives with Mites

    So mite poo is dark not white.
  3. Re: Unfortunately starting over with a step ahead

    I should take some pics, never found mites on bottom board, nor on bees. Looked like the specs were on the outside of the honeycomb...do yellow jackets chew? About 10% or less of honey was left, put...
  4. Unfortunately starting over with a step ahead

    Thanksgiving all was well with both hives, med. 5 tall, 2 top frames were full of honey, lower 3 were brood, plenty of pollen stores. Noticed a few yellow jackets not extremely worried. Bees were...
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    Re: Walter Kelley Customer Service

    Small or Large order I have always gotten a response and have been able to personally speak with someone (that I like). Even with all the busy rush mid summer, while I phoned concerned I had not...
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    Re: Bee's do what they do , so evident!

    correct Colino.
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    Re: Bee's do what they do , so evident!

    UPDATE....now that the sun has set, husband spent a few minutes around the hive (very guarded and temperamental lately, didn't want to smoke them) 3 sides of the boxes look good, its the fourth side...
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    Re: Bee's do what they do , so evident!

    I would agree to that.... can't wait to get a pic loaded....hopefully I don't have other issues either.
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    Bee's do what they do , so evident!

    I hope to goodness I am correctly going by my hunch that one of my hives properly created their own exit/entrance for all the right reasons. I so wish I had been able to take a pic, tomorrow I will...
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    Re: my honey has turned

    My husband thinks our turns into apple pie!
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    Re: Man, Honey is Great!

    We have enjoyed our honey! These pics are great, thanks for sharing. 13802
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    Re: Price of Pint Jar of Honey

    A pints a pound the world around as my mother would say.
  13. Re: Showering with my girls while removing supers

    You're right about that, fun, interesting, and work.
  14. Thread: Black bees

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    Re: Black bees

    For quite sometime (about half the summer) we noticed bees in our second hive had much more black, black head and black thorax, black and brown bottom end. Are these Russian?
  15. Re: Phrases I just wouldn't have expected to say till I started beekeeping

    Can't mow yet, don't mind the stickiness on the steering wheel (proudly harvested honey & propolis), & I love peanut butter bread with honey on top!
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    Re: Thick Medium Frame of Honey

    Wonderful! I harvested 28 cups off of 8 med frames, the other 2 frames were cut out for comb honey....completely happy with this years results.
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    Ta data, hope I'm not too late

    13121 after watching countless videos, this particular extractor utilized the materials I had. Being a chicken to think I could possibly shake bees off of honey frames without causing a ruckus I have...
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    Re: The coolest thing about bees.....

    Beautiful, thank you for sharing.

    You are so right, I was going through those same thoughts in my mind while putting the home made extractor together. Simply amazing. What I find cool is my...
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    Re: CAN I MOVE HIVES ONTO STANDS AT NIGHT?

    Glad the move worked for ya! Enjoyed reading how you checked on them after the move...
  20. Re: Is early August too late to start a split in the northeast?

    I'd like to try this in my barn, my husband would probably react like your wife. But it's worth a shot.
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    Re: Newby and smoke and mean bees ...

    JMO, I have been able to use Aspen wood pet shavings, stuff my smoker full, light, give puffs till seeing glowing embers, puff and burn for 10 minutes or so and then I add apple wood chips or cherry...
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    Re: Minor feedback requested

    First year beek here, my main focus was to just allow my hives to expand as needed while not stressing too much over my plans and Mother Nature. Having as many frames drawn as possible I felt would...
  23. Re: super slow motion educational bee film 2 mins long please watch

    This would be awesome along with waxing and propolis!
  24. Re: super slow motion educational bee film 2 mins long please watch

    Nice, caught the attention of my husband and son plus the music/film chimes in pretty well depicting how tough and fragile these creatures really are.
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    Re: First Sting Yesterday

    Hahaha. Love the humorous way you put that Mike!
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