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  1. Thread: Mite levels

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    Re: Mite levels

    Thanks for that info and link to the study results, Michael. Gives me a much better insight on how to treat.
  2. Thread: Mite levels

    by ArkansasBK
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    Re: Mite levels

    Michael, my mite level is increasing to the point that I think i need to treat. Does powered sugar work? I have one of the bellows type blowers that the spout will fit in the entrance and blow...
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    Re: What are the bees doing?

    Line dancing!!
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    Re: Bee Sugar 50 lb sack--ads

    Candy companies, bakeries, etc have broken bags of sugar and are not allowed to use them. They buy it in large bags by the pallet load. Most of it is perfectly clean. Ocassionally you will get some...
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    Re: Swarm absconded?

    Not necessarily, the queen usually decides if she wants to stay in the new location or not. They usually won't leave if there is no queen, unless the original hive is close, then they return to it.
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    Re: Swarm absconded?

    That happens, welcome to beekeeping!! Try putting a frame of brood from another hive in with the swarm next time. It will help anchor them to the new hive.
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    Re: Swarm Removal Question

    I alway carry a plastic queen clip when I go. If I see the queen and can get her in the clip and place it in my box, I do so. If you collect the swarm or cut-out, you will know quickly if you have...
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    Re: Arkansas beekeeper

    First thing they have to do is draw out the brood foundation. That takes a lot of honey or nectar. They have to feed the brood, that takes a lot of honey and nectar, They have to draw out the super...
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    Re: Arkansas beekeeper

    Maybe I'm missing that you want to use one deep as a honey super. Is that correct. Better off using both deeps as brood boxes and use mediums as honey supers. You DO NOT want to have to handle a...
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    Re: Arkansas beekeeper

    You don't. it goes above both deeps. Don't put both deeps on at once, wait until the 1st one is 70% full before adding it. Once both Deeps have brood and 70% full, put on queen excluder and your...
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    Re: Arkansas beekeeper

    Would be a little easier if the nuc had deep frames. Just put the 5 frames in the nuc in a 10 frame medium with five more frames of foundation and sit it on your bottom board. Then put one deep...
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    Re: some rank beginner questions.

    Buy or build a screened bottom board. You can cut out all the bottom except for an inch all the way around to tack screen to. Don't cut too far forward as the landing board must remain solid. Then...
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    Re: Arkansas beekeeper

    There is a Dadant branch in Paris, Texas.
  14. Re: Would you believe I got a swarm call today11-2-2013

    Had the same thing last Monday. Told them the same thing you did.
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    Re: The Neighbors

    Be sure to inform the concerned neighbor that foraging honey bees seldom sting, doing so only if they are injured, unlike wasps and yellow jackets.
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    Re: The most satisfying part of beekeeping

    Getting a new beekeeper started. Did just that today. You would have thought that they just had a new baby, and they are 65 years old!!!
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    Re: 8 frame medium question

    You can almost get 11 frames in a 10 frame hive also. Whether a 10 frame or 8 frame, the extra space is there for a reason. You start off with all the frames together and centered in the middle....
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    Re: Can i reverse a split?!?!

    To do a hive combine, lay one sheet of newspaper (no holes) on top of the top box of the hive with the queen in it. Set the queenless box (plus lid but minus the bottom board) on top . Usually the...
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    Re: Getting bees out of honey super?

    I leave the fume board on for 20 minutes or so. Don't think I have had more than a half dozen bees that stayed in. I spray it on the entire surface of the pad, a little heavier around the outside...
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    Re: Getting bees out of honey super?

    Once you use a fume board with Bee-Quick you will use nothing else.
  21. Re: Caught and lost a swarm - What happened?

    I've had that happen too. I caught and approx 7lb swarm and put them in a single deep. They stayed and worked good for three days then left while I was away catching a swarm for our bee club. I...
  22. Re: Virgins hatch in mating nuc and then the bees kill them

    The way I'm reading it, he is putting cells in the mating nuc to hatch a new queen. If they are killing the newly hatched queen, doesn't that indicate that there is already a queen in the nuc?
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    Re: What if the queen escapes early?

    Been a few years since i purchased packages, but all came with candy filled queen cages with at least 4 attendants in with the queen. I just purchased a queen from a beekeeper that lives 55 miles...
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    Re: What if the queen escapes early?

    Not necessarily. Was the queen cage inside the package? If they were shipped together, the bees are already used to her.
    Circus peanut candy is a good candy to use in a queen cage. The cage...
  25. Re: Best way to transfer captured swarm into new hive?

    Just the way I do it, but I take the center three or four frames out of the brood box and dump them all in there. I leave the frames out for the rest of the day or overnight, then put them back in...
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