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  1. Re: Bees eating a gal of 1:1 in a day, why so much ???

    I think short for empty.
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    Re: Shrubs for bees

    Chaste and Privet are nice. Most of the nurseries along the Mo/Ark border are having sales now. Just bought both of these. The Chaste is blooming and is very pretty.
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    Re: Caught very 1st swarm

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    They did stay! The very next day it started raining. Another lady I know who keeps bees told me that it would be unlikely for them to take off when it is raining. We've had a lot of rain...
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    Caught very 1st swarm

    On Sunday I set out a wooden 5 frame nuc with a LGO soaked Q-tip in it. I've been hopefully checking each day with no luck. Today my husband and I went out to check our other 2 hives and were busy...
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    What to treat with this time of year?

    My first 2 hives actually made it through winter. We did not treat with anything. Today I was out observing the bees and noticed a bee on the ground. I could actually see a mite on her back. From...
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    oxalic acid vaporizer

    So far my 2 hives have made it through our first winter. Can't wait until temperatures get warm and stabilize. We did not do any type of treatments last year and we really did not do any type of...
  7. Thread: I See Bees!

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    Re: I See Bees!

    No, no pollen. I think they're just stretching their wings.
  8. Thread: I See Bees!

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    I See Bees!

    Today it is supposed to be around 60 degrees. Sun is shining directly on all 3 hives. Temperature hasn't reached its peak yet, but I saw bees coming out and flying back in all 3 of my hives. This...
  9. How many deeps are used to over winter ?

    I live in southern Missouri. How many deeps are used to over winter the bees? Is it bee population dependent?
  10. Which perrenials are you planting this fall?

    I think the subject says it all. We have a small hobby farm of about 10 acres. I am especially interested in answers from southern Missouri. Thinking about getting ready for next year already!
  11. Thread: Hop Guard II

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    Re: Hop Guard II

    Please yes someone with expirience chime in as I am very interested in this product too. Is it like MAQs in that you have to be careful to use it when temperatures are lower and increased...
  12. Thread: Borage

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    Re: Borage

    To be honest, I usually observed the Buckwheat in the afternoon when I came home after work. Maybe they did work it, I just never saw them. Hopefully it will reseed itself and come back again. I'm...
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    Feeding Question

    Is there any other way to feed a nuc other than a boardman feeder? I feel like this nuc doesn't have a chance because everytime I put sugar water out in the boardman feeder I can see that it is...
  14. Thread: Borage

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    Re: Borage

    We did plant Buckwheat and it grew very well. The only problem was is that the entire time it was blooming I saw maybe 2 bees taking advantage of it and it was 25 feet away from their hives. I'm...
  15. Thread: Borage

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    Re: Borage

    Thank you!
  16. Thread: Borage

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    Re: Borage

    Is there anything that can be planted now that will bloom by fall?
  17. Thread: Borage

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    Borage

    Is is too late to plant borage and expect it to bloom?
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    Re: Hive Top feeder recomendation.

    Do you just poke holes in the top of the bag and lay it on the frames and then put the hive cover over it?
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    Re: Bee Old Wive's Tales

    Twice I've heard a story about how the "old timers" would stand underneath a swarm in a tree and beat a pot with a spoon to attract the swarm. I really don't understand how that works.
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    Re: The newest issue

    Ok....I'm sure you can tell I'm new especially if you have read some of my other posts. Could you be a little more specific?
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    The newest issue

    So, we started with 2 nucs on April 19th. One is going gangbusters. We added another super and thats begining to fill up. The 2nd not too good. The 2nd at one point had a capped queen cell. We...
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    Is there anything....

    Is there anything, other than buckwheat, that can be planted now and expected to bloom before fall in south central Mo? We've already planted buckwheat and it has already bloomed and started to go...
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    Re: Need HELP in a hurry!

    If so, the hive had a very angry sound to it. I don't know but everything seems ok this a.m. Maybe its just me being new and inexpirienced, but it seemed like something was going on. Gah, wish I...
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    Re: Need HELP in a hurry!

    Was not doing a split. Just bought another nuk from a local guy. I think it could have been robbing. There were hundreds of bees, but it was kind of strange because after about 20 minutes of...
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    Re: Need HELP in a hurry!

    Thats what I think happend. Everything is quiet now, but I'm afraid to remove the sheet. We have had rain for like the last 4 days and I'm thinking that perhaps I ought to feed all of them? I'm...
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