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    Re: Sealing the inside of hive bodies?

    Yeah what he said!!
  2. Thread: new in ohio

    by crewdog61
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    Re: new in ohio

    I thought the same thing 2 years ago about going to a Conference, got to see all the bee venders, sat in on different talks about bees was really glad I went.
  3. Thread: new in ohio

    by crewdog61
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    Re: new in ohio

    Xenia, Ohio
    Welcome, Take a bee course Bee keeping 101, Read, watch videos and read some more, get with local bee keepers ask tons of questions. Maybe look into going to the Bee Conference in Plan...
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    Re: Acebirds one hive

    Just to toss my 2 cents in the ring, very early spring this year 2014, I put close to 70 pounds of rock salt all around my hives. This did two things I did not have to cut grass at all around the...
  5. Re: Would Bee Source be open to a forum for states?

    I was only looking to see if people though this maybe was a good idea, if this has been brought up before and it has, thanks to all the people that have shown me the different post. I know you can...
  6. Re: Would Bee Source be open to a forum for states?

    Then again Rader they maybe reading the general forums and not to think to check their Illinois forum also.... If there was a state or area forum to look at first..
  7. Re: Would Bee Source be open to a forum for states?

    5000 sub forums I should of asked for more.... It was a general question not knowing if this would be bad or good question, my thinking it is a good idea to talk to bee keepers in my state or area is...
  8. Re: Would Bee Source be open to a forum for states?

    Thanks Daniel Y
  9. Re: Would Bee Source be open to a forum for states?

    Okay then how about areas/regions examples:east coast area, New England, Mid west, and so on, this would give bee keepers in those zoned areas a place to start. Would be a lot less then 50 new forms.
  10. Would Bee Source be open to a forum for states?

    Would Bee Source be open to making forums for a state? Example: I am from Ohio would like to talk to other Ohio bee keepers about bee keeping in our state. Other than putting a post on saying looking...
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    Re: Question on Apivar

    RAK do know where to put the strips, just asking if am feeding to take of the extra super installed to help build up extra stores for winter and for how long to leave off
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    Question on Apivar

    It says to remove honey supers when using this product ok i got that,this is for us humans, but if you are using a super and the honey in it for the winter food is it okay to leave that super on...
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    Re: Treatment free???

    No sir not at all just wanting to find out if any what might I be doing in correctly is all. Wanting to do the best for the bees have gone pretty much small cell, But never have added anything to the...
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    Re: Treatment free???

    enjambres, I am not to worried about the ground, if any run off at all it stays in the area treated so no worries, and good if it gets the SHB just saying the only thing that was done different...
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    Re: Treatment free???

    Thank's beemandan thinking I am good at inspecting have been doing that for 34 years in my current job, attention to detail is a must, so looking for a mite should be easy right?? lol
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    Treatment free???

    I am in my 3rd year of bee keeping, Do not want to treat at all, looking at the girls everytime that the hives are inspected. Drone larva inspected have not found any mites, that said being told buy...
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    Re: Stacked Wet Frames

    Thanks RudyT
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    Re: Stacked Wet Frames

    If you put your supers out for a free for all, you will have your bees, wild bees, yellow-jackets and four legged vistors come to the all you can eat buffet. If you do put out rasie 3 feet off the...
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    Re: Stacked Wet Frames

    Go out at night and set them on top of your inner cover, depending on how many hives/supers you have. Say 2 per hive install outer cover and in 2 to 3 days the girls will clean them up, remove and...
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    Re: Honey color and flavor

    I did enjoy doing 2 different extractions and may still try to do this again with the up coming fall flow.
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    Honey color and flavor

    Just pulled 4 honey supers off 2 different hives that are sitting side by side, extracted first 2 supers drained extractor then extracted next 2 supers. I was shocked to see what the 2 different...
  22. Thread: Quilt boxes

    by crewdog61
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    Re: Quilt boxes

    OhioBee where are you at? in Dayton area
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    Re: Paper Combine Question

    I would go for it asap, do the paper combine, the bees below that are queenless should work there way to the top and the ones one top down . Then in a few days 3 or 4 do a hive inspection check for...
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    Re: Time to start thinking about winter.

    We keep putting chemicals and pesticides in our hives, would it not be better to try to raise bees that survive on there own? maybe bees that are more varroa resistant? I am no expert very far from...
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    Re: Time to start thinking about winter.

    In my opintion 1) Would just start to feed early this year. 2) Insure that if you have a weak hive combine with a strong hive. 3) Make sure your hives are facing to the south for the winter sun,...
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