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    Re: Replacing old comb

    For those that ascribe to replacing 1/5 of the comb every year do you insert both replacement frames into the center of the box regardless of brood location? Into the brood nest with 1 or both...
  2. Thread: New to iowa

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    Re: New to iowa

    Welcome to Iowa.
    Any beekeepers here from SW Iowa?
  3. Thread: Maui beekeepers?

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    Re: Maui beekeepers?

    Look for some of this Kiawe honey from the big island. It is divine!

    https://www.rarehawaiianhoney.com/home.html
  4. Thread: Maui beekeepers?

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    Re: Maui beekeepers?

    Maui Beekeepers Assn
    http://www2.hawaii.edu/~zinner/101/students/kimBees/Bees.html

    There are others. I googled & saw 3 or 4 others.
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    Honey leaked onto garage floor

    I went into the garage to bottle a 5 gal bucket of honey. To my great disappointment the gate had leaked & all of it has on the garage floor. A very unhappy sight. So I scrapped it all up and will...
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    Re: My 1st swarm of 2015

    Tee hee. I didn't have time to edit it until now.
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    My 1st swarm of 2015

    I arrived in the apiary to find a swarm in progress. The first 1 I have witnessed from beginning to end. Oh what a beautiful experience. After this one had finished entering a super I heard the big...
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    Dead hive photos of comb.

    Hi. I found a dead hive that had a frame with some stained cells and the pattern was very similar on both sides. Can any body tell me what caused it? I'm thinking the staining is from pollen stores...
  9. Re: Any ideas for bee friendly hedge plantings in the midwest ?

    I planted a long row of Shrub Lespedeza for Quail. The bee's love it. No quail though.
  10. Thread: Bluebeard, WOW!

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    Re: Bluebeard, WOW!

    Will Bluebeard / Caryopteris do well in native grasses? I am looking to add a row to my windbreak which has switch grass, big bluestem, & indian grass.
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  11. Thread: Evodia Trees

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    Re: Evodia Trees & Tree Tubes

    Hi, Do Evodia do well in Tree Tubes? Are they deer resistant?
    Thanks!
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  12. Thread: Evodia Trees

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    Re: Evodia Trees

    Hi heaflaw. Did you use tree tubes for protection?
  13. Re: USDA Researcher punished for his work showing negative impacts of pesticides on b

    Well that will take some time to look over. Very interesting Pesticide analysis on pg 16.

    Are there more recent surveys available?
    Do the more recent surveys include Oxalic Acid?
    Since OA was...
  14. Re: USDA Researcher punished for his work showing negative impacts of pesticides on b

    Very cool I will have a look. Thanks so much!
    The area of heavy use... Was that corn & soybeans? Or Sunflower & Milo, etc? I am surrounded by corn & soybeans.
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  15. Re: USDA Researcher punished for his work showing negative impacts of pesticides on b

    Fascinating. Never heard of Guttation. Thanks for that.

    From Wikipedia: Guttation is the exudation of drops of xylem sap on the tips or edges of leaves of some vascular plants, such as grasses....
  16. Re: USDA Researcher punished for his work showing negative impacts of pesticides on b

    Hmmm.
    OK.
    Does that includes consumption of pollen & nectar?
    Is consumption the only mode? i.e. what about physical contact?
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  17. Re: USDA Researcher punished for his work showing negative impacts of pesticides on b

    I have 2 questions.
    Nicotine based insecticides target insects right?
    Honey bees are insects right?
    Therefore Nicotine based insecticides target Honey bees.

    Peer reviews will be accepted.
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    Re: Does OAV somehow ruin uncapped or capped honey?

    For those of you that rotate out deep frames, presumably with capped honey, from hives that have been treated with OAV... Do you harvest the honey? I do keep 10 in the deep freeze for other bee needs...
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    Re: Honey and Oxalic acid

    I have 2 out 12 hives that I treated with OA this spring. They had heavy mite loads. They have rebounded beautifully. I will treat them all this fall as many have prescribed. Next spring I will...
  20. Re: Is this swarm I caught fixin to swarm again?

    How long have you had them? Could they be getting crowded?
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    Re: Chicken Coop recommendations???

    Do you realize you are on a site for Honey bees? See backyardchickens.com There is plenty of info there.

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    Re: where can I buy a varrox in the US?

    Also the Varrox is 3/8" tall and the Heilyser is 7/16" tall. My hives have 3/8" entrances and bee space below frames.
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    Sticky: Re: Homemade oxalic acid vaporizer

    I got a little excited when I saw the 12 volt car/travel coffee cup heater with 3/4" copper pipe cap. But after I got the parts I realized it's too big for my hives. My entrances are 3/8". Same for...
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    Re: Bee tree removal... Pics

    Cut it. Watch some you tube videos.
  25. Re: new book "Garden Plants for honey bees" is great

    Ok. I look forward to hearing more about it.
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