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    Re: WTB - Queen bee

    Kelly bees in Kentucky has queens now. Just installed mine last week.
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    Need new queens quick

    Inspected my 8 hives today and no brood in four of eight. I have lost two swarms already. There appears be honey and pollen and plenty of bees left, just no capped brood in those four hives. The...
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    Re: Hello everyone my name is Chris.

    Welcome aboard Chris. Lot's of good folks and good advice here as well.
    Clark
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    Honeybees emptying birdfeeder

    The girls are emptying our birdfeeder that was loaded with grain. They seem to be pushing it out one grain at a time and of course it is overflowing onto the ground. They are also exploring the...
  5. Re: Just one more use for our precious honey......

    It is good, but better is your own honey mixed with straight JD. Yum!
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    A honey bee tornado!

    Up at the barn this morning turned on the water to sprinkle the turnip greens and all of the sudden one of the hives swarmed. It looked like a honeybee tornado! I stood there in absolute amazement...
  7. Thread: Spring Honey?

    by cehinds
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    Spring Honey?

    I pulled my first super of honey today and extracted. Very floral smelling and tasting with almost a slightly bitter aftertaste. Question is, is this a normal thing for Spring honey? :scratch:...
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    How to clean plastic frames

    I have about 20 deep frames that were slimed last year by SHB. Question is, how does one go about cleaning those plastic frames? I tried dipping them in boiling water (turkey fryer) but the pollen...
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    Hive made it through Winter...what next?

    Second year bee haver here. My one hive made it through the Tennessee Winter this year in two deeps and in late February I began feeding them pollen patties. Since they appeared to be crowded, I...
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    Re: ? New treatment for varroa?

    I received an e-flyer from Brushy Mountain Bee Farm and here is the link.
    Mite Away strips....
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    Re: Can't keep smoker smokin'

    I load mine full of cotton or pine needles and or a combo of the above.
    Close it. Hit the button on the propane torch and light the smoker by heating the side of the smoker (stainless steel only)...
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    Re: Unlawful to keep California urban bees?

    Darn sick and tired of the gubment in my business every time i turn around.
    I know it's even worse in California (used to live there).
    Just do what you need to do.
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    Synthetic comb??

    Has anyone developed synthetic comb? I just read an article that describes the manufacturing of comb, by the bees, takes 8 parts of energy vs 1 part of energy to make honey.
    If one had an injection...
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    No Brood....?? No queen??

    Hello all,
    Inspected my hive today to place pollen patties and I pulled the top deep off (weighed about 60 or 70 lbs) inspected the lower deep as well. Lots and lots of honey but for the life of me...
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    Re: When can I put on candy board in Michigan

    Yes...er...well...uh??? What is a candy board?
    Just when one begins to get comfortable????:o
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    Re: Moth damaged comb

    We do have chickens! I will give it a try tomorrow.
    Thanks,
    Clark
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    Oh! The joy of beekeeping

    Read everything I could get my hands on....no one seems to dwell on Pests and Diseases...
    Started off with two new packages this Spring and all was well until I returned home from a business trip to...
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    Moth damaged comb

    Can I freeze moth damaged comb and reuse it next spring? Will the girls repair it?
    Thanks,
    Clark:scratch:
  19. Re: Rossman Apiaries...friendly on the phone, how's the product?

    I have ordered woodenware from them as well as a package of bees and a queen for a requeen situation.
    They answer all of my questions and always deliver.
    They are my go to guys now.
    :thumbsup:...
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    Re: SHBs are killing my hives!!!

    I ordered and will install a new queen tomorrow. I sure hope they get things going again. Not much time left here in West Tennessee.
    With all of the hive beetle traps that i put under and in the...
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    Re: SHBs are killing my hives!!!

    I have one very strong hive and the one that was overun with hive beetles.
    If it is queenless, can I use the newspaper trick and stack it on top of the other hive?
    Any and all comments are...
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    Re: SHBs are killing my hives!!!

    I lost one hive already,over half of the bees departed. The entire bottom brood box was infested with beetles and larvae. I did manage to save about 8 frames from the top box and put a screened...
  23. Thread: Honey leaking

    by cehinds
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    Re: Honey leaking

    I went back in this afternoon to see what was going on.
    The entire bottom deepwas infested with hive beetle larvae.
    Didn't see the queen. I removed all of the affected frames and ended up with one...
  24. Thread: Honey leaking

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    Re: Honey leaking

    I neglected to say that there was very little burr comb and the entire top of every frame below was very wet with honey.
    Hive beetles huh? What to look for? Don't they tunnel through the combs?...
  25. Thread: Honey leaking

    by cehinds
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    Honey leaking

    Hello all,
    New beek here. First hive installed in April is two deeps full and a short super added in between last month. I removed the top deep today to see if they had put anything in the short...
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