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    OK so say it is a virus that's causing CCD. I...

    OK so say it is a virus that's causing CCD.
    I have yet to hear WHERE the bees are when they open a hive that's gone with CCD.
    Everything I've seen shows all the beeks saying "that hives empty" and...
  2. Lets try this again. 1st time I got an error....

    Lets try this again. 1st time I got an error.
    Anyway.
    Why would you want to knock off the attendant bees???
    I transfer them with the brood.
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    Troy, I could be wrong but I don't think those...

    Troy,
    I could be wrong but I don't think those are it.
    The carpenter bees and the bumble bees we have.
    Keep in mind that the blossom this is on is only about 1 inch in diameter.
    The carpenter...
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    These bees are ALL black. I got a quick snap of...

    These bees are ALL black.
    I got a quick snap of one on a watermelon blossom. I hope.

    http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e285/michituck1/blackbee.jpg
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    Black Honeybees

    I've double and triple checked to make sure they aren't baby bumbles.
    Nope, they're honeybees.
    I've got them all over in the garden,
    When I was telling the wife a week ago she said "I told you...
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    TBH Honey

    Just took a frame of honey from my TBH and cut it.
    It's at least 2 times as thick as regular super comb honey.
    Not complaining though as I give smaller amounts away of it versus regular cut comb...
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    Ouch

    Well I'm one of the big ole chickens.
    I always glove up when opening hives.
    The why doesn't matter but lets just say I don't like being stung.
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    That's the way I do it for my comb honey. I get...

    That's the way I do it for my comb honey.
    I get the 1st flow then the 2nd body goes on for the bees to load up for themselves for winter.
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    When I bought my replacement 10 years ago I...

    When I bought my replacement 10 years ago I bought a Makita.
    At the time it was no more expensive than a crapsman or many others.

    Craftsman are usually underpowered in my opinion.
    The Ryobi's...
  10. Mt TBH that has 32 bars I put 7 3/4 inch holes as...

    Mt TBH that has 32 bars I put 7 3/4 inch holes as an entrance.
    I can close some down if required.
    No problems with the girls using them so far.
    A 3# package I put in on May 5 is 2/3rds of the way...
  11. It is indeed the black Locust. Honey locust is...

    It is indeed the black Locust.
    Honey locust is named for the color of the wood inside. Not for the fact that the bees get nectar etc. from it.
  12. Ron, We run a truck farm and have bees. What I...

    Ron,
    We run a truck farm and have bees.
    What I mainly use is BT and for the melons a vineborer spray.
    I put these both on late in the evening when and if I have to spray.
    I'd rather loose a few...
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    I guess the water would be up to you. I never...

    I guess the water would be up to you.
    I never give them any but I have 3 ponds and a vegetable washing station at the house.
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    Hilltop, That's what I'd do. Put a feeder in...

    Hilltop,
    That's what I'd do.
    Put a feeder in and close them up for a day or two.
    I've got them building comb and flying like crazy after 4 days.
    I started with starter strips I got from Pegjam(?)
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    Well I'm starting 2 3# packages in mediums. ...

    Well I'm starting 2 3# packages in mediums.
    Some reasons why?
    1. I can install honey stored in medium frames for them to rework. BTW I'm starting with 2 stacked mediums.
    My brood will be 3...
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    I put a 3# package in my 1st TBH Monday and man...

    I put a 3# package in my 1st TBH Monday and man are they going to town already.
    Checked them to make sure the queen was out and busy and they are drawing comb like nobodies business.
    I think I'm...
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    What's wrong here??

    I received a couple of Russian queens last week.
    I took brood etc. from an existing hive and put the caged queens in.
    3 days I later I check and the queens are released so I remove the cages, put...
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    April Bee Culture

    Anyone else here not received their issue of Bee Culture for April?
    Guess I'm going to have to call them and find out what's the hold up.
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    Do you have a link to some of the contraversy? I...

    Do you have a link to some of the contraversy?
    I was born and raised around sugar beets and beet sugar was all we used for everything.
    Think it may be mis information maybe by the cane growers...
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    Hey Scads, I'm not there anymore but I was born...

    Hey Scads,
    I'm not there anymore but I was born in St.Louis next to Alma.
    Anyway I just remembered that there is a good sized bee operation in Ithaca not far from Alma.
    I can't remember their name...
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    Yes, The 1st ones I did were beeswax. Now when I...

    Yes, The 1st ones I did were beeswax.
    Now when I run out of Beeswax we use paraffin also just as an alternative.
    I prefer beeswax though as it stays pliable longer than paraffin.
    As long as the...
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    We see it all at our Farmer's Market. Extracted,...

    We see it all at our Farmer's Market.
    Extracted, Chunk, Cut Comb.

    We were going to concentrate on cut comb this year until our dye off.
    It brings a premium price and I don't think it's any...
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    Bee, It's really not that hard. My favorite...

    Bee,
    It's really not that hard.
    My favorite saying is that if I can do it anyone can.
    Like most things start with a couple of good books.
    I started with one titled "cut & Curl Candles" and they...
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    Thanks Bjorn, Our Market starts the 1st Saturday...

    Thanks Bjorn,
    Our Market starts the 1st Saturday in April and we'll have them there.
    I'm artistically challenged usually so I shocked myself by being able to do this.
    We'll sell them for the...
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    Cut & Curl Candles

    This is the 1st year I tried these.
    Just wondering if anyone else makes them also?


    http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e285/michituck1/Picture068.jpg
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