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  1. Thread: Bee stings

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    Re: Bee stings

    I've gotten stung in my scalp a few times so I wear a veil if I'm going into the hive so I can relate there! Both bee stings on the same side!?! Ouch!
  2. Thread: Bee stings

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    Re: Bee stings

    I got stung in the ankle and the lower arm. Both very painful stings right at impact where other stings no big deal. One swelled up the other didn't. from 1 to 10 in pain an 8. Most stings a 3. ...
  3. Thread: Bee stings

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    Bee stings

    why are some bee stings more painful than others? Have had several stings this summer but 2 were humdingers. They were really painful.
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    virgin queen question

    When the virgin queen takes off to mate does she go alone or do some of the honeybees follow her?
  5. Thread: Ant invasion!

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    Re: Ant invasion!

    I use cinnamon and it works really well for me for black ants. After a good rain I always make sure I put more cinnamon around the hive. At Walmart you can get a decent size container pretty cheap.
  6. Re: Bee photo wanted for business card, earn a hundred bucks

    Thank you, I got it now :)
    Thanks Carolyn, daughter of mine for adding my pictures for meeeeeeee!!!
  7. Re: Bee photo wanted for business card, earn a hundred bucks

    These pictures were taken on my Sony DSC-HX20V camera.
  8. Re: Bee photo wanted for business card, earn a hundred bucks

    How did you post from your iPhone? Can't figure it out :(
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    Chicken on more :)

    Last spring was my first year with bees. Lost my first of two hives early on. Noticed decline in my bees but was told to leave them alone if there was a problem the bees would correct it. By the...
  10. Re: They never do What I think they will do. Questions.

    You took some amazing pictures! I agree with Gary. I have a good feeling when you get back your bees will be thriving with new beautiful queens :)
  11. Thread: Freak of nature?

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    Re: Freak of nature?

    I tried killing 2 yellow jackets at once with my painted bee rock, only got one. The other yellow jacket on the other hand didn't think twice stinging me in the hand and with all the commotion going...
  12. Thread: Freak of nature?

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    Re: Freak of nature?

    Wow, thanks, that's exactly how my bee looked. Time to start putting up my yellow jacket traps.
  13. Thread: Freak of nature?

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    Freak of nature?

    Found a honeybee in the yard crawling around in the grass. Her abdomen (butt area) was non existent. She had her head, thorax, wings and 6 legs but the back half of her body was gone. partially...
  14. Thread: Hive box swap

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    Re: Hive box swap

    Thank you both for your responses. Thinking I will add to the top this time around. My hive didn't make it through winter so I will be starting over fresh and am thinking it will be a lot easier...
  15. Thread: Hive box swap

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    Hive box swap

    Is it possible instead of adding hive boxes to the bottom to add them to the top like a Langstroth then at the end of the summer get the honey off the bottom? Not getting any younger and the one...
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    Re: Question on feeding neighboring bees.

    Vance G I watched a you tube video on American Foulbrood signs and I can happily say my bees did not have it. The brood that was in the hive was not dark nor sunken in and the inside of it not...
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    Re: Question on feeding neighboring bees.

    Enj,
    I have heard more and more people are adding quilt boxes to langs. I think that's awesome how people learn to adapt for the best of their bees. My guess is your make all your own hives...
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    Re: Question on feeding neighboring bees.

    Riskybizz if you read my comments right above yours it says I have already taken the sugar water into my house. Lesson learned. You guys need to keep in mind as a newbie I am learning from books,...
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    Re: Question on feeding neighboring bees.

    Feeding of the comb was an idea I got off Bee Culture Magazine. A woman wrote in that her hive had died and she wanted to give back to bees and left out comb. Sugar water feeding was brought up in...
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    Re: Question on feeding neighboring bees.

    I've only started feeding neighborhood bees with sugar water for two days so I agree it best just to bring the plate in the house. Not sure why my bees died. They started off winter low in numbers...
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    Question on feeding neighboring bees.

    We had a brutally cold winter here in Wisconsin and after one of the cold spells was over I checked on my bees and they died. I decided to give two of the honey combs back to the local bees and yes...
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    Re: we won a hive tonight.

    I'm so happy for your daughter Harley! She obviously will have an excellent teacher. We all have learned so much from your experiences and knowledge on Beesource and now your daughter will be...
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    Re: Bees on sugar candy not honey

    I really appreciate all the knowledge you both have just given me. I will take it to heart and I will use this information to become a better beekeeper. I have found of all the ways to learn about...
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    Re: Bees on sugar candy not honey

    Will be starting fresh this spring with two sets of bees and queens. Will certainly OV the hive after they are settled and the queen is laying but only once this spring. Is it possible to use the...
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    Re: Bees on sugar candy not honey

    I use OAV on my bees in the fall and right after Thanksgiving not thinking mites was a problem. I also wrapped with 2 inch Styrofoam. I didn't close off the bottom screened board but made it...
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