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  1. Re: Beeline Apiaries & Woodenware - Has anybody had experience with them?

    yes, I order from them often for their topbar hives. Our local woodenware supplier also is a dealer for all their woodenware. Very good company in my opinion.
  2. Thread: Decisions

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    Re: Decisions

    I have 4 large TBH's and 7 nucs on my 1/3 acre in the suburbs. You should you can't do all 4 on your plot? (forage may be your limiting factor. my neighborhood has lots of landscape plants and...
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    Re: Pollen trap

    I use the cheap plastic yellow ones on my topbar hives, and I leave them on all the time. I do leave the drone escape open, and some workers do use that to get in the hive. Only time I "open" the...
  4. Re: Is it mites, or the viruses they carry that kill a hive?

    the mites feeding on the brood and adult bees creates holes in the exoskeleton. A bee's exoskeleton does not "heal" like our skin does, so it leaves a "hole" where viruses can enter the bee and...
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    Re: Controlling Small Hive Beetles

    I put more than a "dusting" on the screened off bottom board, but I believe your question was in regards to the Freeman beetle trap, and I've not used them before. I like my small hive beetles...
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    Re: Controlling Small Hive Beetles

    They use DE to kill mites on chickens. Different kind of mites, but it works the same way. I have not seen any scientific documentation to say that it works with bee mites, but in theory it should....
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    Re: Controlling Small Hive Beetles

    I have heard that you should not use the Diatomaceous Earth that is for swimming pools It has additional things in it.

    You can use the DE that is labeled for "crawling insect control"
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    Re: Controlling Small Hive Beetles

    That's one of the brands that I have used. Depending on how humid it is in your area, you will change it out ever 1-2 weeks. I even keep it on in the winter since they are mild in this part of VA...
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    Re: BeeCam suggestions for 2016?

    my brother in law got this IP camera for his parrot room. It takes some nice HD pictures that he watched on his smart phone. Can pan and zoom the camera from his phone. Pretty neat. Thinking...
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    Re: Solid bottom or screened?

    These are kits that I buy from beeline apiary. I'd guess it's less than an inch between the screen and bottom board due to the way they make it with 1x2's.
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    Re: Solid bottom or screened?

    I like mine with screened bottoms and a removable solid board. I put diatomaceous earth on the solid board for the small hive beetles, varroa and wax moth larve to drop onto. Just make sure it is...
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    Re: Controlling Small Hive Beetles

    No one has mentioned this yet, so I will. For controlling SHB, I like to use Diatomaceous Earth. All my topbar hives have screened bottom boards where I can insert the IPM board underneath. I put...
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    Re: new to bees, never been stung, should I?

    Location of the bee sting on your body and length of time it sits in your skin can all have a bearing on how you react to each sting. (I react more to head/face stings than an elbow sting) Liquid...
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    Re: Lost all 3 hives

    wax moths still find their way into bags to destroy untreated comb. They don't like open, light spaces. My extra comb, after it goes in the freezer for 48 hours, hangs out in my Rec Room on a...
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    Re: bee venom collector - collecting

    I have arthritis in some spots and the bee venom cream was not as effective as the real bee sting. Some doctors can administer the reconstituted bee venom in a shot that doesn't have the same "itch"...
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    Re: Lost all 3 hives

    The worker bees in the nuc, that I could see from the window, were not in contact with the food source that I put in the hive last night at 6pm. However, when I put the nuc back outside and...
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    Re: Lost all 3 hives

    My story, and not the OP?

    Nuc was lite on food going into the snow storm. I had added a sugar brick 2 weeks ago and in this area, they fly most every week during the winter. Had a cold spell...
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    Re: Lost all 3 hives

    they are not dead until they are "warm and dead", according to Michael Bush. Had a nuc that I thought was belly up. Found the queen, brought her inside. Held her in my hand for 30 minutes and she...
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    Re: diy plans: bee venom collection

    bri,
    have you noticed if those colonies are a bit more "feisty" after having the venom collector plates on them? I've read that and decided not to collect in my apiary, since it's my back yard. ...
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    Re: How do you utilize comb honey

    comb honey seems to taste "better" than extracted honey, in my opinion. I think it has to do with the fact that you have not spun all that air into the honey crop. I have taken sample comb honey...
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    Re: Checking hives in the Winter?

    Is your fondant soft enough to press up through the screen? If it is, it's soft enough to fall back through on a warmish day. If it were mine, I'd try and get it mounted to a bar and hang it so the...
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    Re: Help lot of dead bees

    Noticed the same here, except the mortuary bees were hitting the snow face first and not able to get up. Only had one hive doing this. I ended up putting down a stripped sheet so the bees knew...
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    Re: Let's see your snowpiaries!

    Weatherman got it way wrong for our area. Only supposed to be an inch or two, so I didn't wrap the hives before the storm. At 4pm Sat, with many inches of snow and 40 mile per hour winds, I decided...
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    Re: Which Queen survives?

    why not donate the extra queens to a local bee club? there is always someone coming out of winter in need of a queen. and sometimes the colony's small population has nothing to do with the vigor of...
  25. Re: How winter bees move across the combs in TBH ?

    That did the trick! Thanks so much LittleByLittle for the tip! Now I have to figure out what Avatar I want to put on my profile :-)

    I think the reason it showed up different on the two browsers...
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