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  1. Re: Hive check- FULL of honey and swarm cells...

    I have a similar situation. LOTS of bees; brood in the honey supers; swarm cells all over the place (I actually watched two of them hatch during one of my inspection....on the same frame; there...
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    Re: entrance reducer remove

    I have great success with those metal paint can openers that they give you just about anyplace you can buy paint. Just hook it into the opening and pull.
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    Re: Is it SWARM SEASON?

    I am in upstate New York. Just went out this morning and collected a swarm. Goldenrod still going strong but will probably last just another week or so.
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    Re: Tall yellow flower weed

    Respectfully, I cannot agree on Helenium autumnale. The ray flowers on sneezeweed are three-lobed and does not have hairy stems.
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    Re: Tall yellow flower weed

    I cannot tell from the photo, but does the stem have "wings" on it? Possibly Wingstem; Verbesina alternifolia
  6. Thread: Goldnerod?

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    Re: Goldnerod?

    Sharp-pointed, strongly toothed leaves. Is the stem smooth or hairy? Either way, it's a good strong change it is goldenrod.
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    Re: O Rings for honey gates

    Tru-Value hardware usually has a large selection of O-rings .... in their plumbing department.
  8. Re: Did everyone get their email from Bayer this morning?

    And BP is giving away free oil. Just take your bucket to the Gulf.
  9. Re: Is this normal? First complete hive check since November

    Dan
    I basically found the same thing in my four hives. All hives alive, but a lot of mortality....as you say, piled high on the bottom board. In one hive I noted evidence of a queen; larvae and...
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    Re: Identify Frame Type

    As long as the bottom bar is grooved too .... uses plastic foundation.
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    Re: Cleaning the plexiglass?

    I have frequently used mineral spirits to clean wax off of glass. I do not know how it effects plexiglass though. What ever you use, try some in a small area first.....better yet .... try it on a...
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    Re: Burning Sumac Berries

    I have often used Staghorn Sumac "bobs" ..... which are the entire panicle or seed infloresence. I collect them in the fall when they turn red and dry them by spreading them out in the sun for a few...
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    Re: roughcut lumber

    I have been using "one side rough" that I get from Curtis Lumber. It comes in just 1 X 12 stock and is FAR cheaper than even the low grade stock. Been using for the past three years with...
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    Re: Can you use Polyester in smokers?

    If you are using rolled cardboard, check it to make sure that it too, doesn't have a fire retardant in it.
  15. Re: Will the vibrations of the lawn mower disturb the bees?

    Mow around the bees in the early morning when it is usually much cooler....but do it as fast as you can. Sneak up on them from behind the hive first.
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    Re: Mild Alarm Brought Me Here

    Newly retired myself after 34 years of teaching college biology. So beekeeping has been a natural fit. My advice to you....get hold of as much literature as you can about everything from life...
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    Sharing a "Golden Opportunity"

    Nothing like grand-children.

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    Re: Who needs Botox?

    In California you would be at the height of fashion .... collagen injections in the lips. Ever see the movie with Goldie Hawn?
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    Re: What Are These Bees Doing ?(pic)

    Is/Was there a queen? Could it be a swarm. I received a call last night telling me about one.....very late in the year.
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    Re: Reliquifying buckets

    I built a small enclosure using 1 inch thick foil backed styrofoam board and duct tape. Put the bucket inside the enclosure on top of a stand (built myself out of wood). Use electric light-bulbs to...
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    Too late to re-queen?

    I have two hives, started from packages, that have been moderately aggressive from the beginning. Now they are almost out of control. Just lifting the inner cover, even with smoke, results in an...
  22. Re: Robbing bees came today...take a look...what are they? Beautiful colors

    You "read somewhere ... you think?" That's good enough for me...that makes honey bees native here.
  23. Re: workers tossing dead greyish bees out of hive - sign of starvation or??

    Any significant amount of feces or spotting around the entrance?
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    Re: can anyone identify this plant?

    Arcuate veination; red fruit stalks; opposite leaf arrangement;....looks like a dogwood. Could be panicled or red osier dogwood. Check the color of the pith and the color of the matured fruit.
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    Re: Multiple colonies & escape boards

    Michael
    I just want to be perfectly clear... if you don't mind. Are you stacking supers from different hives on top of each other? Also, are you stacking within your bee-yard or a distance away?
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