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    Marty - very likely that the queen from the hive...

    Marty - very likely that the queen from the hive in the tree did come out - she will either drive the new queen out or will leave herself with a number of bees from the outside box. AS the number of...
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    Buy a bottle of liquid smoke at the grocery...

    Buy a bottle of liquid smoke at the grocery store. Rub a few drops on each hand and up the arms. It works like magic - bees ignore the moving hands - they will walk away from a hand or fingers that...
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    Renee: go to Colonial Williamsburg, type in bee...

    Renee: go to Colonial Williamsburg, type in bee keeping; There is a lot of information on their web site. Good luck with the paper. Roy
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    Frohnho - pick up or borrow a small refrig. type...

    Frohnho - pick up or borrow a small refrig. type hand dolly - seal the entrance to the hive with screen wire,. strap the hive and then strap to dolly. Lay two, two by six board onto the pickup and...
  5. Sparrow: the small hive beetle is about 1/8 to...

    Sparrow: the small hive beetle is about 1/8 to 1/4 inch long with rather pointed head and slippery hard shell. Able to hide in any of the various small cracks inside the hive. Their larva tunnel...
  6. Entrophy: Roy here again, live in P'cola and...

    Entrophy: Roy here again, live in P'cola and small hive beetles cleaned me out before I realized they had infested the hive. Lost two established hives and one strong spring swarm. Beetles became so...
  7. Entropy: If you have acquired the above hive,...

    Entropy: If you have acquired the above hive, begin treating immediately for the small hive beetle. They are devestating to hives in Fla. Roy
  8. Celeste: Do not know where you are located but...

    Celeste: Do not know where you are located but there are areas where the small hive beetle is so abundant that it makes even keeping one hive a tremendous problem without resorting to heavy chemical...
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    Joe: I would seriously consider using the wire...

    Joe: I would seriously consider using the wire screen method of removing the bees if you have not already begun working with them. Make a cone of screen wire large enough on one end to cover the...
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    Billy Bob: appreciate your response to my SHB...

    Billy Bob: appreciate your response to my SHB problem; broke down the hive this morning - washed out all frames that looked to contain SHB. Had a response that suggested reducing the hive to a neuc...
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    SHB are ahead of me and the hive. Need...

    SHB are ahead of me and the hive. Need suggestions. Have removed all infected frames and hose washed them. But every day find one or two more - believe bees have given up also. Roy
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    loosing one hive to small hive beetles. Bees...

    loosing one hive to small hive beetles. Bees appear to have quit fighting them - brood riddled stored honey running and bees seem uninterested in forraging. Have tried washing out infected frames...
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    Eman - a screened bottom board helps with the...

    Eman - a screened bottom board helps with the air circulation - I'm in P'cola and really have hot weather and high humidity.
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    Oscar: Hived a swarm three weeks ago directly...

    Oscar: Hived a swarm three weeks ago directly onto 4.9mm foundation. They immediately began drawing it out and I have measured all but the two outside frames and it is a perfect 4.9mm. I used an...
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    Moposcar: confused you with Woodcutter who...

    Moposcar: confused you with Woodcutter who reported having a bee tree on the ground - sorry. This would still be a good time to begin trying to get the bees out of the house. Roy
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    Moposcar: don't know about the weather in Ok - I...

    Moposcar: don't know about the weather in Ok - I live in N. W. Fla, but as soon as the bees are flying you could begin attempting to remove them from the tree. If the tree is on the ground you might...
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    Bees in a log: Don't believe they will move out...

    Bees in a log: Don't believe they will move out of the log, but you can get them out. There is a fast way and a slower way. If you can begin pouring water into the hollow log and if it will hold...
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    Moposcar: looked at your message again; if you...

    Moposcar: looked at your message again; if you have two hives pull at least one frame of drawn comb with the bees and larva - again really new larva - use a neuc hive (Ilike a five frame neuc...
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    Moposcar: try to find a bee keeper near you that...

    Moposcar: try to find a bee keeper near you that will sell you at least two frames of new brood and bees - really new eggs - and then set up and use the screen cone and neuc box method of removal. ...
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    Going to answer my own question: Discovered that...

    Going to answer my own question: Discovered that the baggie of syrup I had in the hive leaked; sugar water ran down the front hive wall onto the bottom board and outside onto the ground - the bees...
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    Pete: the foundation will be fine installed;...

    Pete: the foundation will be fine installed; don't lay the frames on their side, set the frames in the empty hive. Your second brood box, placed on the hive after installing the bees, can be used to...
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    Hived a large swarm 3/23 - checked condition 3/27...

    Hived a large swarm 3/23 - checked condition 3/27 located queen, all seemed well, consuming sugar syrup, past few days have noticed numerous bees walking about or the ground, some twenty ft. from...
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    John: I have observed this numerous times growing...

    John: I have observed this numerous times growing up on a farm in Pa. They are after salts in the urea.
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    Just discovered something interesting here in...

    Just discovered something interesting here in Pensacola, Fla. and I imagine it will apply in other locations: I had to park in the rear of the local doughnut shop and saw what I thought was a swarm...
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    seeking a good formula for making swarm lures. Roy

    seeking a good formula for making swarm lures. Roy
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