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    Which plastic frames?

    I'm wanting to use plastic frames this year, which ones are made with less places for shb to hide? also does the color make any diffence? black or natural? thanks!
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    Re: What size screen?

    anyone?? thanks!
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    Top entrances.. fight against shb?

    Have any of you noticed a difference in shb count in hives with only top entrances? To me it looks like the beetles might have a harder time entering the hive if they only had a couple of 3/4 inch...
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    Beetlejail oil level?

    I ordered some beetlejails, the instruction says to fill them up with food grade oil.. would it not be better to just fill them half way up, filling them up looks like it would limit the number of...
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    Re: SHB Study... NEED YOUR THOUGHTS

    In short what trap would you suggest I buy? My internet surfing time is limited and I really dont have time to read everthing that has been written on this subject. thanks!
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught a football sized swarm 2 days ago, hived them and they left yesteday..lol..
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    Storing supers for the winter?

    What do you do to store supers for the winter? I have a couple that have shb larva in them. thanks!
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    What size screen?

    I have noticed shb that are way to big to fall through my sbb, do any of you completely take the bottom out or have you gone to a bigger mesh? mine is 1/8 hardware cloth. thanks!
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    Re: Which plastic foundation?

    Micheal,if i'm using these for honey in my supers, why do i need to worry about Varroa mites? thanks!
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    Which plastic foundation?

    I am going to put in some plastic foundation in my supers, which one is the best to buy? thanks,Keith
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    Plenty of bees..no honey..??

    I robbed my 5 hives yesterday, 3 of them were full of honey.. 2 of them were full of bees and brood but not one single capped cell of honey.. I dont know what the bees are bringing in when they come...
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    Roaches..SHB..??

    For 6-7 years now I have managed my 6-10 hives with no treatments of any kind.. Yesterday I did a inspection and found not only shb but big giant roaches in all of my hives.. what would be your...
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    Fermented honey??

    I have about 4 gallons of honey I got back in the spring from one of my hives sitting in my basement in a 5 gallon bucket, a man ordered a gallon so I went down they yesterday to get it and I...
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    Re: Robbed a hive and the bees left..

    They all left..:s
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    Robbed a hive and the bees left..

    I have/had a good strong hive of bees that I didnt rob last year, I robbed it a month ago and it was full to the top with honey, plenty of brood,no pest.. About a week later the whole swarm took off...
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    seperating wax from honey

    I have done the crush and strain this year and usually give whats left back to the bees, this year my daughter wants to make some candles, what is the easiest way to seperate the wax from the honey...
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    Bee Quick questions..

    Will a piece of cardboard work for a fume board?
    How long does it usually take to clear the supers?
    What is the min. outside temp should it be to use bee quick? I want to installs some queen...
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    bee quick in stock?

    Any one know who has bee quick in stock? thanks!
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    stings from bees other than your own..

    Every chance I get to catch one of my bees i'll sting my elbow to relieve the pain from a torn something a nother.. haha. well last weekend I caught a bee about 45 miles from home and stung my...
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    Bees trapped on water??

    Last weekend while fishing I noticed 10-12 honey bees "stuck" to the water..they were buzzing around like crazy but couldn't fly off..My daughter got one on a stick and rescued it..haha..after a few...
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    bees not taking honey??

    I extracted 10 -12 frames of honey a month or so ago, when finished i set the supers out and the bees cleaned them up in a jiffy, now a month later i laid my extractor in a plastic tub and poured out...
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    Watched my queen fly away....

    I guess I'm one of those types who has to keep buying stuff all the time..well the last "kit" I bought was a queen marking kit..Caught a swarm yesterday, caught the queen in my little hair clipper,...
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    Man that's nice..sure will be helpful cleaning up...

    Man that's nice..sure will be helpful cleaning up all that junk you got laying around..:D
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    Can you smoke bees from a chimney?

    I had a lady call about a removal from a chimney, 2 1/2 stories up very very steep roof, higher than a extension ladder can reach..Could I build a big smoky fire from old feed sacks and actually run...
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    It works..no myth about it..I actually watched a...

    It works..no myth about it..I actually watched a show about it on discovery a few years ago, at the time they were showing people overseas who had been bitten by some of those really deadly...
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