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  1. Re: Wow...I made them mad!....what could I have done differently

    Here the heat of day causes the nectar to dry and they get touchy. I usually work them before 10:00 a.m. while they are busy (nectar, pollen, water, sap...). We are also getting started into our...
  2. Re: Should I try a fourth Week of New Brood for the Laying Worker Hive

    You may have to shake them and have a frame of eggs and brood to get them back on track. There are other posts here about shaking out a hive. One note I will make is that, make sure ALL bees are...
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    Re: Will my second hive body fill faster?

    Depends on their needs and what is available for forage. My experience has been they will build according to the hive's needs for brood or stores. I have had my fastest comb building are usually...
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    Re: Amazing Bee Photo

    WOW!! Great pic! Love the clarity and detail!
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    Re: A Last Request

    That idea I want to steal!!!
  6. Re: Bees died, what to do with their left capped honey

    I have had the same thing happen and was told it was starvation. The bee butts sticking out of the cell is usually a sign that they are scrapping all they can for rations. One of mine had a deep...
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    Re: Absconding cutouts?

    Same here, except I don't cage the queen. I will put a drop or two of lemon grass oil on top of one of the frames I put the cutout comb in. Feed and blocked entrance for a few days and I have no...
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    Re: Do we need to start a new thread for 2013???????

    30 August 2013

    72012

    Golden rod
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    Re: What to plant in field?

    Vetch, maybe?
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    Re: Advice sought from SHB survivors....

    When I have had SHB loss I found out from one of our club members to thoroughly rinse the frames and all woodenware and comb to rinse out the SHB smell. I always freeze brood boxes and supers after...
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    Re: Swarms in my yard or neighbor's yard

    The old hive you are using, has it had SHB? If it has they will not set up house in it. The only way I have been able to get them to stay has been rinsing out the come frames and boxes with a water...
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    Re: Building a simple solar wax melter

    Looks great! Simple too. Thanks!
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    I guess this will be a pest concern

    Well I have been my own worst pest. Dropped 2 medium and a deep and lost all honey. Another pest today was someone cut comb and honey out of frames put the frames back in the supers. Guess I need...
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    Re: Moving frame with brood to trapout

    If you are headed straight there there shouldn't be a problem. I have had 80 degrees and half hour from pull to set and they were fine. I left nurse bees on the frame. Good luck with the trap out....
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    Re: Bees and ants.

    I will see mine at the hole of the inner cover and nail the ants as they try and get in. I see heads all around the hole watching and acting. I use fgmo (food grade mineral oil) smeared around the...
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    Re: Queen needed for successful trapout?

    I have made sure that the trap has at least one capped queen cell and that has worked. I don't do trap-outs anymore unless they are low enough and I don't have to climb at all. I have a friend that...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    14 March 2013
    Beebe, AR
    Corner of Main and E. Illinois on pawn shop sign/came from across street Main and W. Illinois
    Clear and sunny 72 degrees F.
  18. Re: What's the biggest mistake (s) you made starting out?

    Checked hives at night with a flashlight, so they would not bother the neighbors. They didn't and for a couple months I was okay. One night they got a hold of me and that was my last 'night ops'. ...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    72012

    11 April under patio table

    13 April side of fence

    20 April under trampoline


    Weather has been war mer than usual until 18 April it became more seasonal (basically clear then...
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    Re: Do we need to start a new thread for 2013???????

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    13 April vetch and red dogwood

    17 April Red Clover

    19 April Dutch Clover
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    First Swarm

    29 March 2013

    2nd Swarm

    1 April 2013

    72012
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    Re: Do we need to start a new thread for 2013???????

    72012

    04 March 2013 Second bloom after weather killed off first couple blooms from a few weeks ago.

    Carolina Beauty

    Bees are hitting it really hard and it has just started blooming.
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    Re: question on glue for langstroth bodies

    Gorilla Glue (a little dab will do ya) and nails or screws.
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    Re: Do we need to start a new thread for 2013???????

    72012

    18 Feb 2013

    Carolina Beauties, Peach Tree

    First bloom today
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    Re: Can I move a whole hollow branch?

    Here is what I have done. Wait till warmer weather. When you remove the limb, and if it has numerous entry points, you will obviously have to close off all except one. When evening comes screen...
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