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    I have noticed yellow jackets trying to enter my...

    I have noticed yellow jackets trying to enter my hives and see several dead ones laying out front of the hive. Is this a common thing to see? Thanks
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    This afternoon while gardening near my hives I...

    This afternoon while gardening near my hives I noticed both of my hives had a smell like grass clippings that have been left in a pile. There is goldenrod but we get no fall honey and I have never...
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    I was wondering if it's too late here in southern...

    I was wondering if it's too late here in southern missouri to requeen? I would appreciate anyones best oppinion on what method to use when requeening. Thanks
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    The checkmite is for hive beetele's which we have...

    The checkmite is for hive beetele's which we have noticed in one of our hives, Is this unwise? Since I have 10 terramycin patties will it hurt to feed these to 2 hives this fall and then cease usage...
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    First year for us to medicate , I'm going to use...

    First year for us to medicate , I'm going to use checkmite strips and terymycin patties along with menthol packages for wax moth my question is, how many of these can be used at the same time on the...
  6. Thread: refractometer?

    by BeeGirl
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    Does anyone know if refractometers can be...

    Does anyone know if refractometers can be purchased in any retail stores or specialty stores instead of ordering one? The weather here in southeast mo. is getting humid and I have a couple supers...
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    We are harvesting some frames and was curios...

    We are harvesting some frames and was curios about one of them, the one side is capped solid, the other side is full and the cells are partially capped all over the entire side, should we extract...
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    Is there a way to get the honey from plastic...

    Is there a way to get the honey from plastic foundation that is filled with honey. I don't have an extractor yet and have only one super with plastic foundation. Thanks for any help
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    captured a nice size swarm, larger than a 3 lb....

    captured a nice size swarm, larger than a 3 lb. swarm I'd purchased. I have them in a deep super was wondering if I would put on a shallow if there would be any hope of honey production this year....
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    I read that for comb honey producing it is a good...

    I read that for comb honey producing it is a good idea to put your brood box above your super with the stores in it. Is this true? If so when is a good time to switch them? Also,if the bees eat your...
  11. Thread: bee plants

    by BeeGirl
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    We're going to plant some flowers around our bee...

    We're going to plant some flowers around our bee yard any advice on what bees really like. Thanks
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    We captured a wild swarm last spring and I assume...

    We captured a wild swarm last spring and I assume the queen is old because from what I understand the old queen leaves with the swarm. So these bees are gentle and seem to produce alot of honey, so...
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    new to the hobby, coming out of winter and we're...

    new to the hobby, coming out of winter and we're needing some information on timing of meds and when and what works best. Thanks in advance.
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    We are wanting to move our hives about 20 yards...

    We are wanting to move our hives about 20 yards from the current location. Can this be done in cold weather safely? We read you need to move the hives a couple miles for a couple weeks, then return...
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