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    Re: How much hose on your bee vacs?

    Mine is two full sections of Craftsman shop vac hose - maybe 12' long total. This means I sometimes have to hoist my vac up a ladder, but it works fine. 35' sounds really long for bees to go tumbling...
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    Re: Anaphylactic shock

    Interestingly, yesterday my GF and I spent the afternoon at the ER after she had an anaphylactic reaction to several bee stings (3 or 4) on her hands and stomach - we were both very glad I'd taken...
  3. Re: Is leaving dead outs in the bee yard a possible swarm catcher?

    You're in PA? Chances are you have SHB where you are, but I don't know for sure. We've had them here in southeastern PA for at least 5 years and I think 6 or 7 (sorry I don't remember when I first...
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    Re: Need Help!! Not off to a good start

    You'll have it taken care of before you have laying workers. Also per JRG13's note, there's a chance she is back so you may actually end up with two queens (until the new caged one is deposed)....
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    Re: Sundance bottom mount traps

    Thanks guys - will install one or both this week.

    -Pete
  6. Thread: Yop!

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    Re: Yop!

    I mix per Xentari label instructions: http://goo.gl/CEB8it

    Good luck!

    -Pete
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    Re: Adkins Bee Removal?

    I was their on-call removal guy for a while here in the Phila area. They told me they charge the remover a "finder's fee" per call, but when they first signed me up they gave me a credit so I never...
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    Re: Need Help!! Not off to a good start

    I did the same thing once, stayed exactly where I was, and watched as she flew around and eventually flew back to me and the hive. It happens - don't beat yourself up over it :) If possible,...
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    Re: Sundance bottom mount traps

    Any impact on spring build-up of the colony? I have one of each and have been considering installing them this spring - I've only run them in the fall in the past.

    Thanks -

    -Pete
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    Re: Lost my queen on a package, FUMBLE

    Smoker tip: I've tried all kinds of ways to start my smoker. The best way I have found is an instant-start propane torch. No more fussing with dryer fluff or burlap or whatever else - just empty...
  11. Re: Occupied queen cups without backfilling while hive builds comb - possible swarm p

    It's whether or not the Q cups are occupied that you want to investigate. If occupied, split. If not occupied, relax.

    I found a bunch of Q cups during my inspections this week. None were occupied,...
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    Re: Anaphylactic shock

    Ummm... the suggestion that Good Samaritan laws might protect a good samaritan. I then used Google to research the law in my state. Wow. Really?
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    Re: Can I boost my packages?

    Good point. Here in south eastern PA, honey from packages is very very unlikely. Supposedly there are two flows here - one in spring and one in fall, but my experience is we have a spring flow and...
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    Re: Anaphylactic shock

    It is truly unfortunate we live in such a litigious society - thank you MsBeHaven for the info on Good Samaritan laws - I hope they do help should I ever need to use my pen on someone else.

    Note...
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    Re: Anaphylactic shock

    42 (millijoules)
  16. Thread: Yop!

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    Re: Yop!

    Thanks AmericasBeekeeper
  17. Re: I think I have a medical disorder or maybe I'm just stupid.

    Not a fan of the initial sting, but after than I'm fine - I kind of like the "after-sting" but wish I still got that great itch I used to get before I became a beek. Finger stings are fun when you...
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    Re: Location of hives,

    I'm with drlonzo - full sun is best. If that's not possible, I prefer morning sun to no morning sun.

    Shelter from NW winter winds is my other big consideration (my bees are all in fields far from...
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    Re: allergy question

    You might want to consider bee venom immunotherapy for your wife - basically allergy shots with highly diluted bee venom. Here's an interesting link: http://goo.gl/L5oO

    HTH

    -Pete
  20. Thread: Small Queen

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    Re: Small Queen

    If Olivarez is a reputable breeder (sorry, I grow my own so I don't know them) I would be very surprised if your queen is a virgin.

    However, if she has not been laying in a while, she can be quite...
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    Re: Can I boost my packages?

    You'll get lots of opinions on this post... here's mine...

    It depends. What is your goal? Do you want to make honey? If so, concentrate on maximizing the bees in your two hives while minimizing...
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    Re: Anaphylactic shock

    I have a beek backpack I keep stuffed with stuff I might need in the field or on removals. It contains two epi-pens prescribed prophylactically by my doctor. I also carry a small bottle of liquid...
  23. Re: Is leaving dead outs in the bee yard a possible swarm catcher?

    Call around for Xentari. I found it online, but got it a LOT cheaper by having a local feed store order it for me. He didn't carry it and had never heard of it, but after some research on his part...
  24. Thread: Yop!

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    Re: Yop!

    Hi Beverly

    I was on here quite a while ago - I don't think we've "met."

    My experience is that untreated mite-susceptible colonies most often die in their 2nd winter. If you're in your 5th...
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    Re: Yop!

    Yep, that's the plan. I need to start hitting garage sales. One on either side should work - I think the glass is too thick (it's from a fireplace) and probably a bit too small. I'll get it going...
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