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    Re: first inspection and smoke free questions

    The only time I've used my smoker this year was last week getting bees out of an old walnut tree. My bees seem to stay a little calmer without smoke and the queens generally just go about their...
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    Hogan Trap out method question

    I was contacted today about removing a colony from a tree. The tree is near a small church which has a couple of members with sting allergies and they are nervous about the bees. They do not want the...
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    Re: Hive needs to be removed...

    Good job Tenbears! :applause:
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    Re: Very rewarding

    Congrats Bg! There is nothing in this world that tastes sweeter than that first honey from your own hives. :applause:
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    Re: How soon to treat nucs?

    Daisy, Do you have another hive that has enough brood frames that one could be donated to your Carni Nuc? Sometimes it's amazing how much of a boost a hive can get from an added frame of capped...
  6. Re: I guess I'll have to harvest some honey this weekend.

    Congrats to you JW! Looks like you're going to have a bumper crop this year. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Blue Sky Bee Supply

    I have never had a bad experience with Blue Sky. They always ship fast and my orders have all been correct.

    Excellent folks to deal with in my opinion.
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    Re: Bees HATE black!!

    I've been wearing the blue nitrile surgical gloves for the last 2 years and have not yet been stung through them, I don't think any of the bees have even tried.

    I don't know what the reason is...
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    Re: Banner spring for nectar

    It hasn't been that great in my part of Arkansas either. WAY too many rainy when they couldn't fly and lots of blooms missed or blooms knocked off by hail.

    It's been dry and low 80's the last...
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    Re: Do stings hurt less over time?

    The length of time the stinger stays in pumping venom makes a big difference too, For me anyway.

    I got stung on the inside forearm yesterday when I had my hands full and didn't get the stinger...
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    Re: Do stings hurt less over time?

    I don't mind stings that much anymore...Depending on location. A bee flew straight up my nose yesterday and stung, She had my full attention for a few minutes. :eek: If I'd taken time to put my veil...
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    Re: New Package Absconded?

    I've heard of an unusual number of packages absconding here this year too. Maybe they had swarming on their mind when they were packaged and followed through once they had the Queen ready to go? ...
  13. Re: using deeps, mediums, and shallow boxes in my bee yard

    I switched out of deeps into all mediums a couple of years ago and I'm never going back to deeps.

    Having everything the same size really makes life easier since I can grab a frame of brood or...
  14. Re: What kind of Honey Bees do you think these are?

    Yup, Looks like mutts to me. Two of my best hives are mutts, Good girls.
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    Re: Input on Bee keeping pants ?

    Pointer brand overalls. :p They are just what I'm usually wearing and I really can't recall getting stung through them, Maybe because they don't fit tight.

    Besides, They have a pocket on the...
  16. Re: On 1 hive smoker makes aggressive - options ?

    Probably a dumb question but have you tried working them without any smoke at all and see if that helps maybe? I have several hives that I have never used smoke in and they have been very gentle...
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    Re: Need more bees!

    Rock Hill honeybee farms is showing 3 lb. packages available. The package I bought from them was excellent with a very good queen.
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    Re: Dark honey vs light honey!

    I prefer the taste of darker honey but it doesn't sell very well here. Everyone wants light colored honey for some reason.
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    Re: Ventilated Suit for Daily Use

    At a quick glance the first difference I noticed was the zipper. Looks like a small gauge plastic/nylon zipper compared to the heavy brass zipper on the Ultrabreeze.

    Biggest cost difference may...
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    Re: Ventilated Suit for Daily Use

    I've had my Ultrabreeze jacket for 3 years and it has held up perfectly. I don't wear it unless I'm going to be doing something that is sure to stir up hate and discontent among the girls but every...
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    Re: Rite-Cell® Pro Frame from Mann Lake

    I bought some of those to try a couple of years ago, I've since pulled them out of the hives and thrown them away. They were the very last frames my bees would draw and all the little slots that are...
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    Re: Rain.. Rain.... Rain......

    Lots of rain here this spring too along with high winds, I'm still feeding them and they are still taking it. I have lots of clover in bloom but they're not getting to work it as much as they...
  23. Re: Looking for advice on a new jacket/hood combo.

    I've been wearing latex surgical gloves for quite awhile and have yet to have a bee sting them (knock on wood) I don't know if they don't recognize them as something that can be stung or not.

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    Re: need a package with queen

    Another source- http://www.rockhillhoneybeefarms.com/Italian-Queens-Nucleus-Beehives-Stafford-VA.html
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    Re: How Close to place hives

    I have 5 in a row, They are spaced just far enough apart that I can work in them.
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