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    Re: Variation in queen emergence time?

    Its going to be in the 30's tonight.
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    Re: Variation in queen emergence time?

    I live just south of you and its been way too cold to be trying to raise queens. They wont get mated in the kind of weather weve been having. I did the same thing last year. Had a bunch of nucs with...
  3. Re: Exculers Kill Queens?......is this true?

    When i hive a swarm i will put an excluder between the Hive body and the bottom board. I found a dead queen in one of mine one time when I pulled excluder out after a couple days of hiving that...
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    Re: 3lbs package of bees purchase 4/2013

    Is the queen laying yet? Are you feeding the package? and like Sterling said the package bees are not the same bees the queen is from more than likely. They probably came out of Texas or southern...
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    Re: Normal reaction to a sting?

    Swelling is normal some stings swell more than others and some people swell more than others. I dont mind getting stung too much except in the face. If i get hit in the face I swell up. But I dont...
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    Re: 2014 VSH queens

    do you still have queens available?
  7. Ideas for Cell starter and finisher hives

    Ive had something in mind that i want to try. For my cell starter and finisher hive I want to go in a big strong colony and find the queen. Put her under an introduction cage on a piece of empty...
  8. Re: Why don't feral bees have to follow the rules?

    I think most of the problems with the bees these days is man made problems. I dont even think the mites are as big of a problem as lots of Beeks think they are
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    Re: I missed a swarm!

    i had one of my hives swarm last year and I dug through the swarm and found the queen and killed her and all the bees went back to the hive.
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    Re: Bee Weaver Queens

    :lpf::lpf:
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    Re: Bee Weaver Queens

    You know lots of new beekeepers and maybe some beekeepers thats been in the game for awhile who havent figured it out will open up the entrances way too big in hot weather on hives. Then the first...
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    Re: Bee Weaver Queens

    [QUOTE=peterloringborst;1086125]The issue is not whether the bees are workable. It is the impact on innocent parties that are in the vicinity. To keep bees in such a way that they sting and harass...
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    Re: Bee Weaver Queens

    Well Michael Bush's description of the Bee Weavers is pretty close to the way some of my own bees are already. Mine are not quiet that bad in some ways, but just as bad in others. Mine are getting...
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    Re: I think I have a laying worker...

    here is how i fix a hive with laying workers. ive tried all different ways, but the easiest for me and the quickest is to take the whole hive over 100 yards away from the hive location and shake all...
  15. Re: Emergency Queening rearing? First timer.

    A queenless hive will be loud and bees will be fanning alot. Lots of times I can tell a hive is queenless just by the sound of it. Until the virgin is actually mated and laying the bees will act...
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    Re: Bee Weaver Queens

    Yes I agree totally.
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    Re: Most Painful Place to be Stung by a Bee

    In the lip was the worst Ive had. The next day I my lip was about the size of a baseball.
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    Re: Bee Weaver Queens

    We load up and go look at my bees too. I really enjoy them when they get built up real strong and early in the mornings whey they are just boiling out of them hives. Bees just going everywhere. Does...
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    Re: Bee Weaver Queens

    From what i hear the Bee Weavers are not supposed to be as likely to get mean as they used to several years ago. Maybe I better just stay away from them right now. Cause Ive already got bees that are...
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    Re: Bee Weaver Queens

    usually Runny bees are pretty hot from what Ive seen. I dont care for runny bees, but Ive got some. Its hard to find a queen in a runny hive. Like i was saying though the Bee Weaver bees sound just...
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    Re: Bee Weaver Queens

    Ive got bees that will do the same thing falling off in clumps. The bees that do it are runners they run all over the comb when you pull the frame out and they will all run to the bottom of the frame...
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    Re: Bee Weaver Queens

    LOL yep them little black bees used to be around here too years ago, and honestly I dont think AHB's have nothing on them. Them little Black bees were some mean dudes. Im talking about the German...
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    Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    Well we will see I guess. This will be the fourth summer on some of these hives. Ive had some hives come and go while these seem to not even be affected by mites. I actually thought this last winter...
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    Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    I decided a few years back I was going to go foundationless. I did it and about the 2nd year of it I didnt like that idea anymore. Now I use the small cell plastic foundation from Mann Lake. Most of...
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    Re: Bee Weaver Queens

    These responses are kinda what I expected so the Bee Weavers are pretty good bees but some of them can be a tad on the hot side. My bees I have now sound alot like the Bee Weaver Bees. I dont loose...
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