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  1. Thread: Ants in syrup.

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    Re: Ants in syrup.

    I think more than anything that any discrepancy's in lumber on the top covers made it impassable by the ants and that's a good thing :D
  2. Thread: Ants in syrup.

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    Ants in syrup.

    A couple of weeks ago i discovered that sugar ants had found the top feeders (mann lake) on my hives,opening up id find hundreds of dead ants in my syrup so cleaning them up and replacing the syrup...
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    Re: Not sure whats going on!

    Thanks R S,I thought about mountain camp feeding,i will give the top feeder a try and if they wont take syrup i will mountain.Goldenrod is ballistic here right now and the girls are coming home with...
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    Re: Bee Vacuum Please

    A few months ago i had a colony at work that needed removed,with advice from folks here i ended up trying a trapout,it went nowhere,patience is not my strong point. I built a bucket vac with a power...
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    Re: Not sure whats going on!

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    Thank you for the help everyone,i ordered a top feeder yesterday and will leave them alone for a couple of weeks once that arrives and then see. This is frame four from the hive,five...
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    Not sure whats going on!

    I did a check yesterday and found an odd situation in one of my hives, 2 deeps 10 frame with SBB,No feeder. As per norm standing behind the hive in both of the boxes from right to left are built...
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    Re: beetlejuice...........

    I got a recipe from Squarepeg the other week.it works wonderfully,16 oz of vegetable oil,the juice from a rotten banana,and a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar,since using Ive doubled my capture rate...
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    Re: Worst place you been stung.

    Got hit last night under my fingernail...it still hurts
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    Re: vegtable oil and apple cider vinegar

    Thank you too squarepeg and the wonderful concoction of banana juice, it works wonders and I've doubled my capture rate, my carney hives seem beetle free except the free flyers which get mobbed as...
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    Re: vegtable oil and apple cider vinegar

    yes. what i do is let a whole banana rot in the peel to the point of becoming liquid. i strain the banana juice and then add an equal amount of apple cider vinegar. this is then added to 16 oz. of...
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    Re: Like clockwork.

    It not robbing, i checked the hives today, and when i first spotted orientation flights, besides pesky SHB all is well.
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    vegtable oil and apple cider vinegar

    Has anyone ever added a few drops of apple cider vinegar to their vegetable or mineral oil,Ive used it in small Tupperware containers and it works wonders for fruit flies.Just wondering if it has the...
  13. Re: Can someone please tell me what kind of bees these are?

    Bald faced hornets,that's good to know.The ones i noticed were large and very distinctive zebra stripes i had never seen those before until this year,they were hanging around one of my bee watering...
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    Like clockwork.

    At first i thought i was being robbed,so in panic mode i reduced entrances and hoped for the guard bees to pull double duty,but after a couple of afternoons of my instinct to meddle and noticing the...
  15. Thread: ? Bee Watering

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    Re: ? Bee Watering

    I have a small "pond" i put water hyacinth in,it grows like mad and gives the girls a landing/rescue points,there are goldfish in it also which do a number on skeeters,also a two gallon poultry...
  16. Thread: Crazy comb

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    Re: Crazy comb

    oh..ok just wondering
  17. Thread: Crazy comb

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    Re: Crazy comb

    I'm not sure of your configuration with the medium, nor do I see foundation? Sounds that you have bee space issues, and what on earth is that foil looking stuff in the bottom of that box? This is...
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    Re: SHB populations low this year?

    How did ya`ll get so lucky?..it wasn't bad until this heat really hit,my colonies with screened bottom boards have them but not bad at all, but my solid bottom boards are not so lucky,ive declared...
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    Re: Please help dont know what to do.

    The a/c aint working and they are chillin out front,No worries that's bee A/C. Bearding is normal.Its all good,keep an eye on space,,i know you guys are as hot and stupid humid as we are in NC.
  20. Thread: Bee tree help

    by tonysea
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    Re: Bee tree help

    Trap out wasn't going anywhere,So i did a cut out and it went beyond well,got brood,stores,her highness, about 90 percent of the girls,they are in their new home and doing bee stuff.It was hot as the...
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    Re: Mann Lake Experiences

    Outstanding company, they are quick with deliveries, usually within three days, they have never goofed on an order, there woodenware is dead on and once squared up its about perfect, love the design...
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    Re: bee pond a mosquito haven

    I had the same problem this spring, i bought some water hyacinth from a local garden center,it reproduces like crazy and gives the bees a landing/self rescue pad. It keeps the water crystal clear and...
  23. Thread: Bee tree help

    by tonysea
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    Re: Bee tree help

    ok...I will try and get a box hung. Thanks guys
  24. Thread: Bee tree help

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    Re: Bee tree help

    I cant harm the tree in any way, city ordinance, They are about 30 feet in the air, the tree they are in is on about a 50 degree slope so im having to use a lift to get to them ,the entrance is only...
  25. Thread: Bee tree help

    by tonysea
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    Bee tree help

    I have a colony at work that needs removed, its next to a sidewalk entering the building so boss man says it has to go, not that im complaining :) Of course bees being bees its in an awful spot and...
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