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  1. Re: Are stings supposed to feel good, almost addictive

    Umm yeah I agree...its hurts so good! I haven't had a steroid shot in my knees in 1& 1/2 years since I started bee keeping.
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    Re: When can I stop feeding?

    sprinkle cinnamon all around your bee hives including around the feeders. Bees don't mind and it works ...plain ole cinnamon keeps the ants away
  3. Thread: Most hives?

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    Re: Most hives?

    Started with 2 last year...had 6 this year. Gave one to a neighbor so I'm at 5.
  4. Thread: Black bees

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    Re: Black bees

    I have a black hive. Started out Italian/ carnolian mix...guess the carnolian is coming out more this year. 2 nd year hive
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    Re: How often to get stung?

    umm maybe you had it coming!
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    catching swarms

    I am probably going to get flamed for this but....I don't understand why people go out and catch swarms to sell(yeah I know its for $ ) I think its wrong! I can see if its is a problem to a homeowner...
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    Re: Really Screwed Up, I Think HELP

    I kinda did the same thing. I made a nuc using 3 frames of brood in different stages and 2 frames of honey/pollen. Thinking this didn't have a queen...only to find out yesterday(8 days later) the old...
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    Re: crazy drone brood(larva)

    There was plenty of "normal" drone brood on the frames this was just crazy and between the boxes
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    Re: crazy drone brood(larva)

    drones in hive and brood besides the crazy stuff
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    crazy drone brood(larva)

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    I removed them...guessing that was the right thing to do?
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    Re: What did you learn this winter?

    I have learned that I cannot control the weather even by prayer! Bees will be bees and survive like they have for 1000s of years...and my hubby wont let me bring my hives inside! (joke of course)
  12. Thread: timing

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    Re: timing

    Thank you all...Im hoping for mid April now
  13. Thread: timing

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    Re: timing

    I am in central Virginia between Charlottesville and Lynchburg. We have pollen coming in when weather permits...70s one day snow the next. Calling for a possible winter mix next Tuesday! The queen is...
  14. Thread: timing

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    timing

    How do you know when its time to do a split...I mean nectar flow? Pollen? Temp? I have a hive that's strong enough just not sure when to do it...thanks for any help!
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    Re: Dead Hive - What happened?

    soilei Im your neighbor in Amherst county!
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    Re: Smoker rules

    smoke follows beauty...you must be beautiful!
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    Re: Why did you start to keep bees?

    I actually started beekeeping for the environment but now its become a mother daughter thing as well since my oldest helps me out a lot and we spend quit a bit of time sitting down in the bee yard...
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    Re: WOW!! just got lit up by my bees!

    I had to laugh at the fence....
  19. Poll: Re: Hive Overwintering Fools - Challenge 2013/2014

    Im in...I guess just add our info to the spreadsheet?
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    Re: Unanswered Posts

    search comes up too broad
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    Re: knocking at my door

    I do have scented stuff in my house (candles etc,,) but its only on days I feed them they do this...skipped yesterday and no bees hanging around. Today I feed them later in the day and within minutes...
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    Re: knocking at my door

    its when I feed them they go crazy and come to the doors. Cant even stand on the porch for the girls being so nosey...up in my face. Is it a sugar high?
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    Re: Bees crowded?

    you could feed 2:1 sugar syrup hoping they will draw comb....
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    entrance reducer

    its been pretty cool here at night high 40s and because I saw a few wanna be robbers flying around I put my entrance reducers on....my girls hate them! Of course it gets 75 during the day and they...
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    Re: knocking at my door

    lol @beecurious!
    I am feeding o maybe they are coming around for that although its after I feed them that they come to the porch...a thanks mom?
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