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    Re: natural biological varroa enemies

    I have thought the same thing myself. I always figured if someone tried to keep and manage a population of them, the way we try to keep bees, eventually they would figure out what kills them.
  2. feeding a package installed on comb with honey

    I have a couple of hives that didnt make it though the winter and Im planning on installing packages into these hives in a couple of weeks.

    These hives both have comb and some honey still left,...
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    Re: Thinkin' and Dreamin' to 20K

    Thats assuming you can keep your bees alive!
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    Re: Lower Cost Beekeeping

    Definitely some good ideas. Thanks for sharing.
  5. Thread: Yellow Jackets

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    Re: Yellow Jackets

    I dont know about that. Ive run across nests of them, 4 or 5 laying right on top of each other, and probably another 5-6 within a 10ft radius. Got pictures to prove it.
  6. Thread: Yellow Jackets

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    Re: Yellow Jackets

    Yellowjackets are nasty!

    This past weekend I found that some yellowjackets had made a nest in a feeder I have one of my hives. I havent dealt with it yet, I guess my plan dump them out at night,...
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    Re: Still No Honey in NY

    Same thing is true for me (a bit south of you). I think its just the lack of rain here.
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    Re: What a $600,000 Boo Boo Looks Like.

    Im not sure what Im looking at? What happened?
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    Re: new extracting shop

    Wow, Im impressed. I'll second sqkcrk, how many colonies do you have to run to make a shop like that worth it?
  10. Thread: Why?

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    Re: Why?

    First I should clarify that bees can still get crushed between the bars. Though I am careful to avoid this, which may be one of the reasons it takes longer for me to work than a lang.

    But what I...
  11. Thread: Why?

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    Re: Why?

    I have one TBH which I built last winter to see what all the hype is about. I enjoy working it, but its not its not as efficient time-wise for me, but that may be because Im used to langs.

    I like...
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    Re: Need help with plant id.

    That kind of looks like a poison ivy vine to me, but its kind of tough to tell at that distance.
  13. Re: What would be considered an allergic reaction to a bee sting?

    Yesterday I got stung a handful of times doing a cutout. The reaction to the stings ranged from swelling and itchiness, to not even being able to find the sting location after 5 minutes. And these...
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    Re: Floral source of honey

    Thats interesting. I wonder if its something anyone can do if they have a microscope. I guess you'd have to be familiar with the pollen types, but there must be some resource out there for that.
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    Re: How many here keep bee hives mounted on trailer?

    Yeah, those are some great pictures. Thanks for posting that link Tomas.
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    Floral source of honey

    Does anyone know if there is a way to tell what is the nectar source of honey?

    Assuming it is unfiltered wildflower honey, is it possible to analyze a sample for the type of pollen in it and tell...
  17. Re: Nearby "Snake Away"/Napthalene effects on a hive?

    I dont know about the smell, but I do know that garder snakes are harmless and help keep mice away from your hives.
  18. Re: How many bees could a beekeep keep if a beekeep could keep bees??

    I use half-lap joints for the supers I make. They are quick and easy, and seem to hold up much better than a butt joint (and not as time consuming as a box joint). I use a band saw to do this, but it...
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    Re: Eating me out of house and home

    Stop feeding them when you ad honey supers.
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    Re: dragonflies by hives

    I would just let them be, they might take a few of your bees, but I really doubt it will make an impact on the overall population. Consider it survival of the fittest.

    Not to mention dragonflies...
  21. Thread: Wanting to start

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    Re: Wanting to start

    Infofly,

    Im curious as to the methods you used in making your own wax cups and how you made a grafting tool?
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    Re: Covering Hive for Bar-B-Q

    I wouldnt worry about it too much. One of my hives is about 30 ft from a bbq. There are some low shrubs separating the two, but its never been a problem.
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    Re: What is the inner cover for?

    Joseph,

    Maybe this isnt something you need to be concerned with in Arizona, but what prevents rain from coming in the routed hole in the cover?
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    Re: iQueen - Queen rearing for iPhone Geeks

    Kevin, maybe you are right. But I live in a world where everyday I take the train to work, and every person is too absorbed in their iphone/blackberry to even notice the person sitting right next to...
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    Re: iQueen - Queen rearing for iPhone Geeks

    That seems kind of sad when the day comes that a person needs an app in order to help him/her be a better beek. IMHO I feel like being a beek is about maintaining a certain lifestyle, and the...
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