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  1. Thread: Nervous

    by Dave Warren
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    Re: Nervous

    Yeah, I'm with you, I'd rather start with my old hives, because they start laying in about 4 weeks, now we have to start from scratch!
  2. Thread: Nervous

    by Dave Warren
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    Re: Nervous

    I've lost 4 out of 6 already this year, not worrying about it, getting ready to order new ones for this coming season, looking forward for fresh honey, expensive, but I love it.
    Worrying about it is...
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    Re: Screwed up year not sure what to do

    I agree Michael, I had 6 hives now I have 2, all of my lost hives are a result of weak hives, I thought the queen was weak, boy was I right!

    My two remaining hives are strong hives, can't wait to...
  4. Re: Chicken truck collides with almond bees near Coachella CA

    Horrible interview, the media always seeks the village idiot, rather than a polished speaker to explain the details!
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    starting over with old hive

    This spring I'm going to have to start over with several hives, I have comb already built in these hives, we've had several days below 0.F so all the bugs should have died.
    What kind of prep do I...
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    Re: Lost 1 hive

    I have 3 of 6 that died, one of the surviving hives had hundreds of bees outside, wow, ordered 3 packages, then I'm going to split one of the others for this spring, I have several deeps already...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    had 6 hives in November, now have 2, just happens to be the two I got from ferrel swarms.
    Maybe there something about package bees!
    My ferrel's are all different colors it's neat.
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    Location to purchase early bees

    I would like to purchase bees I've lost 3 hives since November, and would like to get those 3 hives going ASAP.
    I'm in Indiana, so I would like to see I I can have them by the middle of March, will...
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    Re: What to do with frames

    I have one of those, I just closed off the entrance for the year, and will put new in the spring.
    Can't wait till spring.
  10. Thread: No Honey

    by Dave Warren
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    No Honey

    I have 5 hives, with no honey, all gone, robbed, I even closed down my entrances so where only one bee could come an go, Had 6 went on vacation, they all died, suppose they starved to death.
    I have...
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    Re: Winter Hive Weight in Indiana

    How many pages of newspaper should I use when combining two hives into one?
    Haven't combined before!
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    Re: Winter Hive Weight in Indiana

    thanks Brian, I will do this on Monday, and leave the others hives for next year.
    It will be lots of work, but it's worth it in the end!
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    Re: Winter Hive Weight in Indiana

    All but one of my 6 hives are light, I'm feeding from the top as we speak, I don't think I will have enough stores for the 5 remaining hives to last through the winter, lots of activity but very...
  14. Re: Have you ever had to USE your EpiPen? Dangerous side effects?

    Epi-pen is short for Epinephrine, or Adrenaline is a is a hormone and a neurotransmitter, and is secreted by the medulla of the adrenal glands. During Anaphylactic shock or bee stings the body...
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    Re: Fall flow not happening in Midwest?

    Marc, I live near Indianapolis, I'm experiencing the same as you, not doing well with fall flow.
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    Re: Hive collaspe

    I added the HBH to get the bees to be more aggressive to get the feed.
    Downside to this is I think it lead to more robbers today, I ended up blocking the entrance and opened it up this evening to...
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    Re: Hive collaspe

    mbevanz, I live at the Boone, Marion, Hendricks County area, I do know last week a plane was spraying beans about 3 miles from me towards Brownsburg.
    I know this hive was robbed,there isn't anything...
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    Hive collaspe

    Well, I've read about different things happening to hives, well today is my day in the box.

    Went out to check on the fall flow, one of my oldest hives had bees all over the ground, some bees were...
  19. Re: How can I get my queen to increase egg production, before Fall arrives!

    what is the time factor with feeding syrup and pollen patties, to getting new brood?
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    Re: Another feeding thread

    Stores, very short on 5 of 6 hives.
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    Re: Plastic or wax?

    I have a little of everything in my hives, but my favorite is black plastic, the girls seem to like black over white, don't want to seem racist, but it's them and not me, I only purchase the black...
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    Another feeding thread

    I don't like feeding but there isn't very much moisture in our area, so I had to break down and start feeding, I sat 4 bottom feeder jars on 5 gallon buckets about 90 ft. from the hive, I have to...
  23. Michigan Loses Right to Farm Farewell to Backyard Chickens and Beekeepers

    Michigan residents lost their “right to farm” this week. This is a new ruling by the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development. Gail Philburn of the Michigan Sierra Club told Michigan...
  24. Re: Bees are so agreesive and stinging through suit why?

    Smoke, and DEET, works for me
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    Re: Not taking syrup

    I'm noticing my 6 hives were slowing down, dearth? so I placed two quarts on a bucket about 100 feet from the bee yard, the last two days they go through the two quarts per day, I think I'll keep it...
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