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  1. Re: Any thoughts fume boards and Fishers bee quick

    I agree with D Coates. The fischers has a pleasant scent but the bees don't like it much. Key is to paint the fume board black and use on a sunny day. It is true that if there is brood in the...
  2. Thread: OH BOY

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    Re: OH BOY

    Hi beegum and welcome to beesource. First off don't panic, there's time for that later. Give the supplier a call and let them know where you are and that a later ship date would be better. Most...
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    Re: New Member from Lakewood, Ohio

    Well Tim, only the last four years. I have been 50/50 with overwintering. I have a neighbor down the street that has been at it as long as I can remember and another neighbor that started two years...
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    Re: New Member from Lakewood, Ohio

    Hi Tim, Welcome to bee source. I am in Cleveland Heights. (you know, the beekeeping mecca of north east ohio... Ha Ha) best of luck to you. I think that there is a regular meeting of the N.E. ohio...
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    Re: Organic Varroa Mite Treatment

    look into oa vaporization. very effective for me. easy on the bees .... very bad for the mites. maybe SNL could respond
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    Re: birds and the bees

    for me its the blue jays in the spring. they sit in front of the hive and pick off the bees as they are walking on the front of the hive. usually lasts about a week.
  7. Thread: Paint Sprayer

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    Re: Paint Sprayer

    I should have been more clear. One coat oil primer and two coats latex finish. One minute per coat. And as i said no spray equipment to clean.
  8. Thread: Paint Sprayer

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    Re: Paint Sprayer

    just a hobby beek, but i use a 6" x 1" roller. takes about 3 minutes per box and I don't have to clean up the spray equipment
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    Re: Who makes the best vented bee jacket

    thumbs up for the bee kool suit from blue sky bee supply. its been great for the year i have been using it,
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    Re: Questions re: dwindling hive

    mite count asap. Sticky board, sugar roll or alcohol wash. I am a hobby beek. I had two package hives and a third from a swarm last year. I figured I am in the burbs, how could I have mites. well...
  11. Re: Will bees beard heavily around an entrance to prevent robbing?

    Figured out something this year. The humidity seems to be a factor with increased bearding. we have had days in the mid 70's with high humidity and a lot of the girls have been out for a smoke break....
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    Re: How Long Can I store my Supers

    Contractor trash bags work great for storage of full supers. I put the supers in the bag (one per bag) and tape shut. I usually keep them in the basement until ready to extract. Last year I pulled...
  13. Thread: Bees by the Pool

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    Re: Bees by the Pool

    P.H. in the pool is off. If the P.H. is correct the bees will not like the water. This also means the cleanliness of the pool is in question. A heavy load of bathers taxes the chemicals in the pool...
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    Re: Adding bees to weak hive

    I have done it by adding a frame of brood with nurse bees (make sure the queen is not on the frame) the nurse bees are not seen as a threat and just go about their business.
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    Re: can I visit your beekeeping?

    Google beekeeping at the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris. Its well worth the visit. Happy travels !
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    Re: How to repel or eradicate nuisance Honeybees?

    bees like salt and various other minerals and they love water. You have set up the ideal bee watering system. as the neighbors had their bees before you got the pool i would suggest switching to a...
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    Re: new member from Ohio

    Welcome to the forum. I am a hobby beek with two hives. I learn something from the posts every day. (even if its what not to do)
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    Re: Packages Aren't Arriving Until Early June!

    I agree with Tenbears. The might check at the end of summer or early fall is a very good idea. I lost to haves this winter and suspect it was my fault for not checking and being proactive about the...
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    Re: Question about cut-down split

    If you have access to another hive that is doing well you might transplant a frame with eggs or young larva as well as capped brood. Do that for the next two weeks. That will give the queen a chance...
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    Re: NC Newb Gets Going...

    Welcome to beekeeping! Just a bit of past experience. I fed a couple of new packages and couldn't believe how much syrup they were taking. I figured they would take as much as they would need and...
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    Re: Treatment free question

    Agree with Rader sidetrack. That is an hold hive that has been found by swarms over the years.
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    Re: Two Hives dead but still a lot of Honey

    You could extract some of it. this would give you empty frames of drawn comb along with frames of honey. Then fill your hive with a mix of the empty and filled comb. With these two things any new...
  23. Re: Can I use a division feeder in an empty deep on top of a full deep?

    sounds like a good plan. you might dribble a little syrup on the inner cover and dawn the side of the feeder to get the girls interested. just keep an eye out for burr comb in that upper deep. ...
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    Re: Swarm season in Cleveland, OH area

    I am in Cleveland heights and I concur with Bluesky, it seems like mid May through June
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    Re: Feeding back honey

    How are you feeding it back to the bees?
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