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  1. Move hives: What's the lowest safe temp?

    Saw this on another thread:

    "Moving hives during the winter often times causes the balling of the queen, depending very much upon how much the bees are jarred during the trip."

    Would like to...
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    Kokomo Indiana

    Free bees at 713 s. Brandon st. Kokomo Indiana. Abandoned house has wall full of bees. Must go quickly. I was told they were going to exterminated. Pm me and I'll send contact info.
  3. Re: Why are beekeepers not all using vaporized oxalic acid to treat varroa mites?

    Mark,

    I believe OA has been approved for and used in Canada and Europe for quite some time (and they are more strict with pesticides, et. al. that the USA is). On the outside chance you might...
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    Re: Reaction to bee sting?

    This is nothing to fool with or second guess. Yes, you can really die from one bee sting. Get to an allergist and get tested.

    I've been to the hospital three times. Once it was from a reaction...
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    Re: "Bring Out Your Dead !"

    Yes, it is typical behavior. Hives have caretaker bees. But just like us, some keep the house cleaner than others.
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    Re: swarm sound detector

    Might there not be some app out there which will enable you to use your phone?
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    Re: Buying Equipment online

    Why not try to get connected with other local beekeepers in Spain? I am sure they'll have local sources and the help and advice which comes with a local supplier.
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    Re: Surprised by dead hive

    Not starvation. Still had a candy board on. A little honey left, too.

    Found it odd to have dead bees with pollen on their legs.
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    Surprised by dead hive

    A couple weeks ago here in Indiana it was in the upper 70s on the weekend. Did brief inspections of the home yard. Had a hive which had 6 good frames of bees, three plus frames of brood. Pretty...
  10. Re: Buying established hive, what to look for?

    My experience has been that if he has treated for other than mites and you don't continue the same, the hive has a high likelihood of dying.
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    Re: I seen varroa mites!!! HELP

    Suggest reading Randy Oliver's article on the use of oxalic acid, scientificbeekeeping.com
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    Hands-on Beekeeping Clinic

    Indiana State Beekeepers Association is sponsoring and Dr. Greg Hunt is hosting a hands-on beekeeping clinic. It will be held on June 21 at the Purdue University bee yards. Visit www.hoosierbuzz.com...
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    Re: Hello from Indiana Brand new, newbee

    Get involved with a club. It will be a tremendous source of help. Also, the Indiana State Beekeepers are sponsoring a "Hands-on Beekeeping" day at the Purdue bee yards on June 21. Check...
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    Re: Need newly emerged bees

    It is for a customer who wants 1-5 day old bees for proprietary research. Nuc won't do because the bees would be mixed. They do not want foragers. Thought of putting brood above an excluder, but...
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    Need newly emerged bees

    I have a research project for which I need newly emerged bees. My idea was to start a nuc with a new queen, built out foundation, and shake some bees in there. Queen should fill up a frame if I have...
  16. Thread: Epi-pen?

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    Re: Epi-pen?

    I was to the ER twice as well. Nothing like having a half dozen young girls pulling your clothes off; except hearing "his blood pressure is crashing." Was careless and forgot my epi both times. I am...
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    Beetles in Observation Hive

    I have a four frame observation hive. Two frames stacked on top of each other. Have hive beetles in it. How do I treat and kill those buggers?
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    Re: Think it's time for a new queen

    Not enough time for them to raise a new queen. At least six weeks until she hatches out, gets bred and starts laying. By then most of the Summer bees will be dead. Hive won't be able to build up...
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    Re: Longtime lurker in Southern Indiana

    There's a club, Southeaster Beekeepers, I think. A web search will find it for you. Welcome. I'm in Central Indiana.

    There's also two State organizations: Indiana State Beekeepers and Indiana...
  20. Re: Disturbing Actions in Bee Culture Magazine

    Like any publication or media outlet, they have a point of view, a lens through which they view things. Bee Culture seems to lean towards the Environmentalist world view. They got caught. I am...
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    Re: How much honey?

    Listen to the wisdom above. It's usually not as easy as setting a hive out and getting the honey. A local club, mentor or association is almost necessary. Make money with only a few hives? Probably...
  22. Thread: Raw Honey

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    Re: Raw Honey

    That's not 'nasty old crystallized honey'. That's 'Natural Spoon Honey' and as such commands a premium price.:)
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    Re: Collecting pollen in January?

    Remember they will forage up to 3 miles away (usually less, though).
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    Crystallized honey and vendors

    For those of of you who sell honey through other vendors - what do you do when their honey crystallizes? It seems to be doing that a whole lot earlier this year. We've been taking it back and putting...
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    Re: what treatments are considered organic?

    Here's a resource http://www.naturallygrown.org
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