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    Re: The bear strikes again

    You may be very surprised at how many of the girls survive even with the rain. This very same thing happened to me in the early spring. I used my bee vac when the rain finally stopped and sucked even...
  2. Re: Introducing bees to an exisiting hive

    I have a 2 1/2 year old hive that has gone queenless. I have a nuc with a great little queen. What is the best way to combine the two. The queenless hive has been so for a while, no eggs, no brood.
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    Re: Bearding status

    Thats about what mine look like too. We have been in the 90's as well, unseasonably hot for our area. At first I thought swarm but checked out the hive and no swarm cells so it has got to be the...
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    Re: Another 1st cut out post

    Don't forget Michael Bush's Bee Math
    [URL="http://www.bushfarms.com/beesmath.htm"]

    Did the queen show up? I did my 1st cut out, alone, over the weekend, so I don't know if I got the queen. I have...
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    Re: Bee removal ideas

    Just did this cut out Saturday, whew! Ended up having to "crawl" into the Crawl space under the house to finish the project. Of course the entrance to the crawl space is always at the opposite end of...
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    supercedure or add new queen

    I have a very small, hive, it's just beginning, long story, but they had a queen last time I looked about a week ago. Today I found about 5 almost done queen cups. I have an extra queen I purchased...
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    Re: Raising vs. Buying a queen?

    One of the major benefits of raising your own queens is your queen and following brood will be stronger and more suited to the weather in your area, etc.
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    Re: What to do?

    Keep them in the house, nice and warm and cozy. If you are afraid of escape you can use the bathroom. make sure they have access to food if you need to you can insert a marshmallow and then the cork.
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    Re: inner cover? and bee tea

    per Mann lake instructions the inner cover goes on top of the feeder
  10. Re: Hive Dead, with plenty of Honey in frames

    I doubt that he did, he said he hasn't "messed" with them for two years.
  11. Hive Dead, with plenty of Honey in frames

    I had a beekeeper call me last night to ask what I thought happened to his hive. He mentioned that he really didn't do much with them, though he knew for certain they had plenty of food left. He...
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    Re: 2 Year and treatment free

    Thank you for sharing your success. It is very encouraging to know that it happens, especially when there are so many people who are loosing hives.
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    Re: one to one recipes

    1 to 1 means
    equal parts of each, regardless of how you measure it.

    1 cup of water
    1 cup of sugar

    5 cups of water
    5 cups of sugar

    hope this helps
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    Re: In my genes

    that is so cool!
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    Re: What to ask "monsanto foundation rep"

    http://www.agprofessional.com/news/227384281.html
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    Re: What to ask "monsanto foundation rep"

    exactly!!!!
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    Re: What to ask "monsanto foundation rep"

    which rep is coming out to talk with you?
    Actually Monsanto is not the "great evil" of the world. One might ask oneself how it would benefit Monsanto to kill all the bees off! I am not saying they...
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    Re: Significant Other.

    I mess with the bees, he messes with the bears! Good call!
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    Re: Hello from Morris County NJ

    Welcome, Moonflower
    It will all make some sort of sense when you get the bees in. Unfortunately that is when we really realize we know nothing.
    Ha! It is truly an adventure.
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    Re: High Elevation Beekeeping?

    I live at 7400 ft going into my third year, guess I didn't realize it might be different at higher elevations for the bees. I do wrap mine with black tar paper, and though I fed them this year, I...
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    Re: How level must a hive be?

    Do you run Langstroth? can you share a bit about the process of going foundationless?
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    Re: How level must a hive be?

    This is exactly what happened to my Top Bar Hives. I moved one end of the hive about 3 inches and it cleared up all the cross combing. I couldn't believe my eyes. I struggled with that silly hive an...
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    Re: Mites and winter

    Would that be done by choosing a colony that is more resistant and creating queens from that one!?
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    Re: Mites and winter

    Thank you everyone, such valuable information! I can take this all back to the club and share it with them. I hadn't thought at all about the mite population increase as the bee population decreases...
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    Re: Turning my hive 90 degrees

    what type of hives do you run
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