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    A few weak hive questions

    One of my hives is weak, and I've got some questions.

    First, if the hive is weak (low numbers, more comb than they can cover) will that prevent the queen from laying? I just re-queened 4 hives...
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    Wax scales maybe???

    Wax scales maybe???
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    Thank you to all who replied. The swelling in my...

    Thank you to all who replied. The swelling in my arms and ankles is feeling better already.... ;-)

    Randy Davis
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    Also, a couple of years back when I first looked...

    Also, a couple of years back when I first looked into getting a Golden bee suit, I seem to remember that there was some confusion on this issue here on the Forums. There were 2 different companies...
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    Thanks for the replies. I did look at the suit...

    Thanks for the replies. I did look at the suit from magnetman. It appears that this suit has mesh as the outer layer throughout the entire suit. Is this correct? Having mesh all over for the type...
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    New suit for AHB

    Hello again. I know it's been a while. Hive and swarm removals have been crazy busy the last couple of months. Today though I got into the most aggressive hive I've ever removed. Long story...
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    OT: Hornets and Wasps

    Slightly off-topic...
    Does anyone know a source where I can get yellowjackets/hornets? Maybe a few hundred of each, no pesticides/chemicals on them. Couldn't get Google to help on this one....
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    Joe- Mathematically, the answer lies between 1/3...

    Joe-
    Mathematically, the answer lies between 1/3 and 1 gallon :-)
    There's a piece of the puzzle that's missing so I can't give you the exact answer unless some one volunteers it, but I think we can...
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    Taxonomic question

    Someone here awhile ago posted the scientific name for AHB, and I can't find it using the Search feature. Does anyone know what it was? Is it a subspecies or separate species from Apis mellifera?
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    <Why would that matter? The venom is the same.>

    That's what I told him. He seemed more worried about it being a different species or something, though I wasn't sure he knew what it was he was...
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    Cost of Bees

    Well thanks for the answers (the straight ones that is :-) )
    Another thread popped up on the other forum about bees and arthritis, saying 10 cents each was the price. For the small amount of bees,...
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    Cost of bees

    Quick question-
    Got a call from a gentleman Friday who works for a Biomed company that does some kind of allergy testing, and wants adult (fresh dead) honeybees for something or other. He needs 200....
  13. Stu- It works for me. Let me know how it works...

    Stu-
    It works for me. Let me know how it works out. I use a piece about 18" long by about 3" tall. This allows room to hold the strip by pinching it between my thumb and first finger, even with...
  14. I'm still experimenting, but using a 1/8th inch...

    I'm still experimenting, but using a 1/8th inch thick strip the length of the hive's width seems to be working. Bring two adjacent bars close together- a little less than 1/4" apart. This is close...
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    Requeening, check my logic

    I'm requeening for the first time- I'll be ordering the 4 queens on Monday. I've got 2 hives and 2 nucs. The 2 hives are queenright, one nuc is queenless and the other nuc might be also. ...
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    Not to beat a dead horse.... but this is...

    Not to beat a dead horse....

    but this is interesting and not at all what I thought from reading on the forum here about laying worker hives. I was under the impression that it was one maybe two...
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    OK well thank you guys for all the replies. I'm...

    OK well thank you guys for all the replies. I'm saving the info on righting a LW hive. Until that time arrives (or doesn't, hopefully), if I'm getting this right then the only way to tell for sure...
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    Laying worker question

    I've read here about laying workers and the problems with establishing a queenright hive after this happens, and that you can usually tell by multiple eggs in each cell. My question though is what...
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    Cwells- I started doing removals this year and...

    Cwells-
    I started doing removals this year and have done a few big ones already. I'm using all horizontal hives, but info should translate. Anyways, some things I learned after doing my first...
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    Well I'm no expert, but from what I've gathered...

    Well I'm no expert, but from what I've gathered here on this site, you sure can. In fact, my first horizontal is a mix of top bars, foundationless medium frames, and ketcher frames. Sames true for...
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    THank you for answering! So I could just freeze...

    THank you for answering! So I could just freeze the affected frames and then re-insert- the bees don't mind :-) ? Wasn't sure if freezing would kill mold or not. As for the bits of mold on the...
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    Mold/Fungus

    Could use some help today. I did a cut out about 2 weeks ago now and recovered about 15 medium frames of comb and most of the bees, or so I thought. A number of the bees didn't survive the bee-vac,...
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    Aso...

    I wasn't going to post this as it's own thread, but seeing the nature of this thread, I'll hi-jack this one and add "Don't do this either..."

    Bee suits are nice, as are veils and gloves. So when...
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    Last year we had tremendous ants- I mean...

    Last year we had tremendous ants- I mean everywhere and tons more than I've ever seen. I did nearly everything that has been suggested here with little to no luck. Finally I got a tube of marine...
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    Dave- OK thanks- So the uncapped stuff isn't...

    Dave-
    OK thanks- So the uncapped stuff isn't good to eat then, I assume. If I feed it back to the bees, do I dilute it 1:1 like sugar, or feed it straight? Can I put it in my division board feeder...
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