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  1. Thread: honey and pecans

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    Re: honey and pecans

    I was told no, but if you find out differently please let me know! I live within a mile of two large pecan orchards, so I was hoping they got something from them. I was told that the pecan trees are...
  2. Thread: Success!

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    Success!

    I made up a nuc early this year and their first queen-raising attempt was not a success. No bid deal, I thought... I went and purchased a queen, she seemed to be accepted and they limped along for...
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    Re: What are these black bees??????

    The cutout I did a couple days ago had about 1/4 of the bees that were very black with almost no yellow striping at all, another 1/4 are black tipped with the last 3/4 of the abdomen being solid...
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    Re: Bleach in bucket for bee water

    My bees drink directly from the troughs that are out for the horses and cows. They all have floats to keep the water full and I often see them going into the slot between the float and the wall of...
  5. Thread: First cutout

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    First cutout

    I did my first cutout today. Moderately good-sized hive in a 6" deep garage wall. The final measurements of the hive were 4' wide and almost 5' tall. Most of it was honey, but there was a good bit of...
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    Re: The Bee Whisperer and the Benevolent Bee

    As a 2nd year beekeeper, I have found I am more calm when I suit up, so I do. None of my hives are particularly aggressive, but it's just not worth the risk of getting rattled and rattling the bees...
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    Re: Hello from NW Mississippi

    I had the same eye-opening moment in February... I opened the hives on a nice day and found bees with NO stores :eek: right before a nasty cold rain was supposed to hit. I put dry sugar in there,...
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    Re: Alternative to pine needles as smoker fuel

    No it was natural cypress, I haven't heard of them treating it either, let me know if I'm wrong though! I wouldn't buy the color-treated stuff...
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    Re: Alternative to pine needles as smoker fuel

    I have heard alot of good things about cypress mulch, and am going to add that to my box this year, lately I've been using that sisal-like hay string that I get off hay bales (not the nylon stuff)...
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    Re: Beeswax Polish: can I sell it?

    I did an online search and found a list of beeswax woodpolish products, none of them said they were "approved" by any agency...
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    Re: New CA Dollar per Hive Tax

    So they think a per Hive tax will bring MORE hives to California? They might be hitting the Medical Marijuana a bit hard out there...

    :rolleyes:
  12. Thread: Hive fell over

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    Re: Hive fell over

    I am thinking of strapping the whole thing to the fence (through the blocks), that won't stop everything, and it won't help me put 5-6 more hives out there, but it might keep that hive up through...
  13. Thread: Hive fell over

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    Re: Hive fell over

    The base it was sitting on is level, and didn't shift. The hive itself is oriented along a fenceline with one small tree right next to the hive. The hive literally looked like it was blown off the...
  14. Thread: Hive fell over

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    Hive fell over

    We've had some pretty strong winds in the last few days, and I happened to notice this morning that one of my hives had gotten knocked over. It is several hundred feet behind my house, and I think it...
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    Re: Looking forward- swarm control

    As a beginer myself, I may not understand everything, but why not make the split, get a nuc going, and sell the nuc?
  16. Thread: Disappointed

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    Re: Disappointed

    I can see both sides, I live in a rural area that is fairly close to town and often get people who jump the fence to "see the horses" or "take pictures"... and one of the best is when I found a bunch...
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    Re: I thought they were being robbed!

    Thanks for the replies, they are crowding the entrance, but not backing up, so I'm going to leave it reduced. The yellow jackets aren't trying it anymore.
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    I thought they were being robbed!

    Yesterday I reduced the entrace to one of my hives to about 1.5" because they seemed to be battling several yellow jackets and a bunch of invading bees. This afternoon it looked fairly calm but there...
  19. Thread: Stings

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    Re: Stings

    By "ideal" I mean ideal for building immunity and not having a big reaction (swelling).
  20. Thread: Stings

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    Stings

    I am in my first year of having bees and got stung for the third time yesterday (on the wrist where the fabric was close to the skin). I had a big swelling with the first sting (softball), almost...
  21. Thread: Bees for Haiti

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    Re: Bees for Haiti

    What is the available forage? I never see trees in the pictures, actually the land in the pics looks rather bare. But since I've never been I'm curious.
  22. Thread: Bees for Haiti

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    Re: Bees for Haiti

    It would be interesting to know the import/export regulations between the US and Haiti for bees and to track/report how successful the venture is.
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    Re: Bad day to be a Drone

    I like that entrance reducer! Where did you get it?
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    Re: Looking into Backyard Egg laying chickens

    I have a mixed flock of Australorps, Americaunas, and Buff Orpingtons and I recommend all three breeds. Occaisionally you get one with broody tendancies, but mostly if you keep the eggs collected...
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    Re: drone seaman storage

    That was a very interesting video!
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