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    Re: Is it normal to not react to a sting?

    For a person not "allergic" to bee stings, the more they get stung, the less it affects them. But if you're allergic, the exposure to the bees venom each time you get stung is stronger and the...
  2. Re: Why do Male Drones Bees Die after mating mating

    This gets my vote as "Best Answer" :thumbsup:
  3. Thread: Dark comb

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    Re: Dark comb

    Take a look at this thread.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?311186-How-old-is-your-oldest-brood-comb

    As long as the brood comb is structurally sound, it does not need to be...
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    Re: need advice saving my split

    I made my first 5 frame nuc/split two summers ago after I got my very first hive. They were building up fast and strong so I ordered a queen and made a split just like you did. They probably would...
  5. Thread: SHB mesh size

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    Re: SHB mesh size

    True, I also have an Amazon prime account and I will often pay a few cents more (or even a few dollars more occasionally) to order something delivered to my front porch instead of going out to buy...
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    Re: Is this worker brood or drone brood?

    Thanks for the clarification. The drawing and picture helped a lot. I looked back over my pictures after seeing your post and only found two bees with K-wing. I'm wondering now if I really need to...
  7. Thread: SHB mesh size

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    Re: SHB mesh size

    Mineral oil is $18.99/gal at tractor supply

    http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/ideal-animal-health-mineral-oil-light-1-gal
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    Re: Can I Split a hive this way

    According to Michael Bush, you should place each of the new hives formed from this split with the entrances facing the original location so that the foragers returning have to choose between the two...
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    Re: Is this worker brood or drone brood?

    Do you treat with OAV with this "copper pipe/torch" method? How is it done? I'm leaning toward the car battery powered vaporizers that are available to order, but I've already got some old copper...
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    Re: Is this worker brood or drone brood?

    Yep, I was so sad that both of these hives rejected the expensive Russian queens that I ordered from Kelley Beekeeping. That queen cell will have probably hatched by the time I get back to these...
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    Re: Is this worker brood or drone brood?

    Varroa mites? Tracheal mites? Both?
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    Re: Is this worker brood or drone brood?

    I've got two other strong hives, two more started from packages a couple of weeks ago, and two more started from packages about 6 weeks ago. Should I use resources from my other hives to try to fix...
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    Re: Is this worker brood or drone brood?

    I see the K-wing now that you pointed it out? Can you see mites? Or do you just know they are there because of the K-wing?
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    Re: Is this worker brood or drone brood?

    What kind of attention? New Queen? Treatment? Combine? Shake out? Can I still use the brood comb?
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    Is this worker brood or drone brood?

    About a month ago I split a queenless hive and gave each half a new bought Russian queen. I just checked on these two hives and could not find either bought queen. They both have some capped brood,...
  16. Thread: smoker fuel

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    Re: smoker fuel

    I keep the bottoms of all my pizza boxes. The grease from the cheese and pepperoni make lighting the smoker easy. I roll a strip into a spiral and light the center of the spiral and drop it into...
  17. Re: Peach, orange, and cantaloupe mead. Questions on how to start.

    Ok, I'll take your advice on the nutrient, acids and tannin. How much pectic enzyme? 3 tsp? If I freeze the fruit mash first will it improve my mead? What about spices like cloves, cardamom seed,...
  18. Re: Peach, orange, and cantaloupe mead. Questions on how to start.

    Yes, I've got a 6 gallon primary and 5 gallon secondary. I was planning on crushing the fruit and adding the water and letting it sit for 24 hours and taking a SG reading. Then adding honey to get...
  19. Peach, orange, and cantaloupe mead. Questions on how to start.

    So I stopped at the fruit stand on the way home today and bought two cantaloupes and a basket of peaches and a basket of oranges. Do I put the peach pits and cantaloupe seeds and orange peel into the...
  20. Re: Getting hives up to winter weight question.

    Ok, good advice. Thanks Adam and Michael. We have a beekeepers association meeting this coming thursday. I'll hold off on feeding till I can talk to some local beeks.
  21. Re: Getting hives up to winter weight question.

    So, I'm jumping the gun? I really don't want to feed. When should the fall flow start?
  22. Getting hives up to winter weight question.

    I've just checked some of my smaller hives and found that they are light on stores. I've decided that I must feed them to bring them up to winter weight. Will the bees store sugar if I just drop a...
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    Re: PAINTING HIVE BOXES

    I think Barry has been hacked!
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    Re: 1st Year Russian Hives

    Mr. Tubbs do you still sell bees?
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    Re: Love my Mann Lake packages

    Yes! I picked up 3 packages from Mann Lake on April 26 and hived them on the 27th. These bees are easy to work and calm. They are building comb like crazy and are really building up. One of them...
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