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    You're got the fever..LOL I would check with...

    You're got the fever..LOL I would check with local bee keepers in your area and see if someone would be interested in selling you a working hive. One that is already strong enough to get through the...
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    I have a work shop on the farm. We use oil dry to...

    I have a work shop on the farm. We use oil dry to soak up any spilled oil from the shop floor. I understand that this oil dry is made of clay. I had a low spot in front of one of the shop doors, so I...
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    I agree with Michael and if they happen to be...

    I agree with Michael and if they happen to be smart enough to come back and check it again, you can always act surprised and say they must be wild and must of moved in on their own...LOL
  4. Thread: Bee kill

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    Bjerm2, Those links are very interesting. The...

    Bjerm2,
    Those links are very interesting. The first link was in Horry County. I live close to Horry County and Clemson Ext. Is in charge of things in my area.
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    I Have tried it both ways. I lost a lot more by...

    I Have tried it both ways. I lost a lot more by closing up the hives the night before. Others in my area had the same results. In some cases I have lost the whole hive. (Closed up the night before)...
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    If they start to bother my hives, they really are...

    If they start to bother my hives, they really are on the endangered list!
  7. Thread: Bee kill

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    Sun came out today. The bees working the cotton...

    Sun came out today. The bees working the cotton blooms hard. Plane flies over head spraying. 500 dead bees in front of one hive, 300 dead in front of another, 200 in front of another. Just makes me...
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    odfrank, I am designing this project from...

    odfrank,
    I am designing this project from scratch. I do have a wooden building that could possibly be made bee tight. What is your honey house made of, wood, blocks, brick?
    If you don't mind me...
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    I want to build a honey house on my property. I...

    I want to build a honey house on my property. I currently have some hives on my farm but I send my honey supers several miles away to be extracted. My question is if I build a honey house in the same...
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    Does Cowen have a website or do you know who...

    Does Cowen have a website or do you know who carries their products?
  11. Thread: wax melter

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    Many of you have mention Kelly for a wax melter. ...

    Many of you have mention Kelly for a wax melter. I was just wondering if anyone has had any experience with the Honey processing unit built by Kelly. The product # is 336. This is supposed to be a...
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    Has anyone compared the various extracting...

    Has anyone compared the various extracting equipment, pros & cons. Thanks for any input.
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    The wasp sting is a lot worse than the honey bee...

    The wasp sting is a lot worse than the honey bee sting....I know the feeling.
  14. Thread: Attendant Bees

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    Michael, I don't think the queen I found was the...

    Michael,
    I don't think the queen I found was the one I put in there. This queen looked much older (larger). So for safety I dusted her. I believe they killed the young queen. How long should it take...
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    Well, I rechecked the hive I wanted to requeen...

    Well, I rechecked the hive I wanted to requeen and I found the queen. The hive wasn't Queenless after all! I didn't see any eggs. I think it is time to replace her.
    How many days do I need to leave...
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    I am requeening a hive that did not except the...

    I am requeening a hive that did not except the queen I put into it seveal weeks ago. Is it a good idea to release the attendant bees along with the queen? Should I take them out?
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    I had a hive that died out. Some of the drawn...

    I had a hive that died out. Some of the drawn comb has some wax moth damage. Is there any way to say them? Did the moths lay eggs in the foundation?
  18. Michael, I checked out the links in your last...

    Michael,
    I checked out the links in your last reply. Those were some good pictures of eggs, larvae, pupae, and the various stages a bee goes through. Things aren't quite as bad as I thought. I was...
  19. Michael, I checked the hive again. I don't see a...

    Michael,
    I checked the hive again. I don't see a queen. Maybe I am missing her. Maybe she is not in there. What is the best way to look for her. If I take a frame out and she is not there, should I...
  20. Michael, Bad news...I went to check the two...

    Michael,
    Bad news...I went to check the two hives. One had nothing but a few bees in it. Must have been Robbers going in and out. I did check the second one and it's has bees but not many. They were...
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    Michael, Let me know when it is ready...I want...

    Michael,
    Let me know when it is ready...I want to buy a copy.
  22. Michael, I'm going to move the two week hives to...

    Michael,
    I'm going to move the two week hives to the new polystyrene hives with the sbb. I think these two hives will die out if I don't do something quick. This has been going on for some time. It...
  23. Michael, I don't have bottom screen boards on...

    Michael,
    I don't have bottom screen boards on either one of these two hives. I bought these hives with the bees already in them. All new equipment I'm buying has screened bottom boards. Should I...
  24. Bullseye Bill, Mnist, It is high Fructose corn...

    Bullseye Bill, Mnist,
    It is high Fructose corn syrup. I haven't check the queens since they got out of their cage...guess that needs to be checked. I didn't put a entrance reducer on the hives. The...
  25. I really need some feedback on this one! any...

    I really need some feedback on this one!
    any input...thanks
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