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  1. Re: Why are my bees dragging out pupa out of the hive?

    How do their stores for the winter look to you. A hive did this to me one year and didn't make it past the first cold spell.
  2. Re: How long can regular sugar water be mixed and stored for?

    What a great idea!!
  3. Re: How long can regular sugar water be mixed and stored for?

    There is a big difference between 1:1 and 2:1, The formula does different things based on the ratio. I have made a batch and had it last a couple weeks, but we are working with sugar and sugar water...
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    Re: Sunflowers and Herbs

    beautiful
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    Re: first hive

    Have you seen your queen lately. It may be that the hive is simply surviving and of course without a queen you will have no new workers. Look for the queen or at least eggs, that would be my first...
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    Re: harvesting honey out of the deeps

    If they haven't drawn out the comb on the medium super, I doubt they will be able to replenish what you take. You are risking loosing your hives in my estimation. It is my understanding that you...
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    Re: New BK question-need help

    Yes, feed! As Ted said, what will it hurt. We add more feed to the rest of our "pets" if we see they are in need why not the bees? When I wonder "if" I always tend to look at it from this...
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    Re: fallen comb

    [, I'm keeping an open mind - but it would be really helpful if it were true!!!

    http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/leylines.html[/QUOTE]

    What a fascinating article. I too am happy to keep an open...
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    Re: fallen comb

    Here is a little bit about ley lines that I was able to track down. I don't know yet how to do it and there is also a lot of "woo woo" connected with it all sometimes. I'm just willing to step...
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    Re: fallen comb

    Bees seem so also be sensitive to the lay lines/magnetic lines of the earth. I started with two top bars, one cross combed like crazy the other not. I shifted the hive about a couple inches in the...
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    Re: The bear strikes again

    You may be very surprised at how many of the girls survive even with the rain. This very same thing happened to me in the early spring. I used my bee vac when the rain finally stopped and sucked even...
  12. Re: Introducing bees to an exisiting hive

    I have a 2 1/2 year old hive that has gone queenless. I have a nuc with a great little queen. What is the best way to combine the two. The queenless hive has been so for a while, no eggs, no brood.
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    Re: Bearding status

    Thats about what mine look like too. We have been in the 90's as well, unseasonably hot for our area. At first I thought swarm but checked out the hive and no swarm cells so it has got to be the...
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    Re: Another 1st cut out post

    Don't forget Michael Bush's Bee Math
    [URL="http://www.bushfarms.com/beesmath.htm"]

    Did the queen show up? I did my 1st cut out, alone, over the weekend, so I don't know if I got the queen. I have...
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    Re: Bee removal ideas

    Just did this cut out Saturday, whew! Ended up having to "crawl" into the Crawl space under the house to finish the project. Of course the entrance to the crawl space is always at the opposite end of...
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    supercedure or add new queen

    I have a very small, hive, it's just beginning, long story, but they had a queen last time I looked about a week ago. Today I found about 5 almost done queen cups. I have an extra queen I purchased...
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    Re: Raising vs. Buying a queen?

    One of the major benefits of raising your own queens is your queen and following brood will be stronger and more suited to the weather in your area, etc.
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    Re: What to do?

    Keep them in the house, nice and warm and cozy. If you are afraid of escape you can use the bathroom. make sure they have access to food if you need to you can insert a marshmallow and then the cork.
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    Re: inner cover? and bee tea

    per Mann lake instructions the inner cover goes on top of the feeder
  20. Re: Hive Dead, with plenty of Honey in frames

    I doubt that he did, he said he hasn't "messed" with them for two years.
  21. Hive Dead, with plenty of Honey in frames

    I had a beekeeper call me last night to ask what I thought happened to his hive. He mentioned that he really didn't do much with them, though he knew for certain they had plenty of food left. He...
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    Re: 2 Year and treatment free

    Thank you for sharing your success. It is very encouraging to know that it happens, especially when there are so many people who are loosing hives.
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    Re: one to one recipes

    1 to 1 means
    equal parts of each, regardless of how you measure it.

    1 cup of water
    1 cup of sugar

    5 cups of water
    5 cups of sugar

    hope this helps
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    Re: In my genes

    that is so cool!
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    Re: What to ask "monsanto foundation rep"

    http://www.agprofessional.com/news/227384281.html
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