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    Re: Have You Smelled It Yet?

    last week the wind wasn't blowing and smelled the hives, their about 250Ft. from my house, no wind was blowing, it's amazing how smells can put a smile on your face :)
  2. To feed or not to feed is the question!

    Golden rod is doing great, I have top feeders on 3 of my hives, one of them doesn't have very much honey stores, so I'm going 2-1 and sometimes 3-1 mixture, their sucking it down about a gallon and a...
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    Hopefully, I've solved issues

    One of my hives has a lot of bees but NO honey, so I'm thinking mites, so I placed an Api-guard can in the bottom, and started feeding 2-1, sugar mixture, I use a top feeder, I've been going through...
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    Extracting this weekend.

    I'm extracting this weekend, looking for a percentage of how much honey to leave the girls from each hive, it's been a wet spring and summer, lots of flowers, now clover is still blooming.
    Each...
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    Why moderator approval?

    I posted today about a commercial beekeeper supplies, and I have to have moderator approval, I've never had to have any approval in this site, what the heck gives?
    Hope this isn't one of those anti-...
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    Swarm at the DC Capitol

    (CNN)In an unusual sight on Capitol Hill Friday afternoon, beekeepers were called in to capture and remove about 15,000 honey bees that had swarmed around the main Senate entrance of the U.S. Capitol...
  7. Thread: Bee stings

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    Re: Bee stings

    ditto!
  8. Thread: Soybeans

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    Re: Soybeans

    Some of the old beekeepers around me stated the bees don't like white flowers on the beans, but will go after the purple, haven't seen it myself, just going on what they have experienced.
  9. Thread: Soybeans

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    Re: Soybeans

    I asked a local farmer to plant purple flower beans, which is GMO based, makes no difference in yields according to him, I get more honey out of it. He stated all of the beans are self pollenating!
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    Re: New Queen not accepted

    looked at the cage today, the girls seemed to have calmed down, noticed bees coming and going with pollen!
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    New Queen not accepted

    I purchased a new queen for a hive without a queen, yesterday I placed her on the front porch early in the morning, there weren't any bees outside of the hive, well they came out welcoming her, many...
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    Re: When having queens shipped.

    Yeah, I need a queen too!
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    Re: storing honey in slow hives

    That's what I've done with the extra supers, thank you!
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    Re: storing honey in slow hives

    Yeah we do, but I haven't seen any beetles during my inspections.
    As far as the honey goes, I have extra supers and frames I've added, my large population hives I've taken some of the brood frames...
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    storing honey in slow hives

    I have an Idea, I have 7 hives, 4 are doing great, I have several that have 8 to 12 frames about 80 full per hive, then I have 3 hives with very little, I need more room for the robust hives, would I...
  16. Thread: Backwoods

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    Backwoods

    Anyone use Backwoods mosquito repellant, I do, keeps the bees off of my gloves when they try to sting me, also spray it on by sleeves works rather well.
    I'm not dumb enough to try it on my bare...
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    caught a swarm

    Caught a swarm today, gave it to a keep who lost everything over the winter, I think it's neat to capture them, waiting for the next one!
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    Re: Flow of the decade

    Here in Indiana everything came into bloom at the same time, next week most of those blooms will be gone, what's the next step? there are not very many flowers blooming till two or three weeks?...
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    Re: Adding a package to a weak hive

    I have a weak hive, this weekend I'm adding a new package to the weak hive, I'm using a top feeder, then placing a bottom board screen between the weak hive and the new package, waiting for 4 days,...
  20. Re: Help, think hive has laying workers or drone laying queen.

    I had laying workers last year, produced nothing but drones, look for drone cells while your at it. I'd get a queen ASAP otherwise you'll be wasting your time like I did last year!!
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    Re: Beesource - What's it good for?

    I couldn't have said it better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Package yesterday, Hive invasion today

    Money is money.

    I've used fast drying caulk before, to close up a hive in a hurry, didn't seem to hurt the bees, then used my needle nose pliers and remove it when I need to.
    I'm getting two...
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    Re: Dead hive alive

    Burrup your right, robbing, yesterday morning opened up things, it was empty, I shut off the entrance, there were bees all over the entrance, by 6'oclock there were none, I'm leaving it closed till I...
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    Re: Can you work your bees at night?

    Having a little experience with night operations, green lights work better than red, I would try that color.
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    Dead hive alive

    The last 2 of my 6 hives died last week, I had lots of dead bees in the hives so I cleaned them up, waiting for two packages I ordered last year to arrive next week, over the last couple of days one...
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