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  1. Re: Probiotics in prepared patties...WORD from the sacred Mountain

    This could be a great thread but it is far tooooooooo verbose with chit-chat, coffee breaks, and verbal filler to keep my interest. I had hoped to learn something, but my feeble mind wanders off far...
  2. Thread: wiring frames

    by Waggle
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    Re: wiring frames

    Don't use 8lb. the bees will chew through it and haul it out of the hive. You will be wasting your time.
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    Re: Queen less maybe?

    It's a defensive warning posture. They were saying BACK OFF. I would not worry about the queen. Even if she is gone, which I doubt, there is not much you can do about it right now.
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    Re: Painting hives with Tite bond III

    I have been thinking about painting my telescoping covers with automotive bed liner paint instead of aluminum. Has anyone tried this?
  5. Thread: SUGAR

    by Waggle
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    Re: SUGAR

    I have used both cane and beet and cannot see any difference between the two sugars.
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    Re: Marking queen question

    I hold the marking tube in front of the queen and herd her into it with the plunger. With a little practice it becomes very easy.
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    Re: Drumming a trap out

    There are products such as Bee Quick that are effective in chasing bees but do not smell offensive (at least to me) that could be used to flush the bees from a wall.
  8. Thread: Roaches

    by Waggle
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    Re: Roaches

    Roaches are very common in and around my hives, they don't harm the bees.
  9. Re: If a hive has a laying worker, how long will that LW live?

    Laying worker hives are varroa factories and the varroa will spread to your other hives when they are being robbed out.
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    Re: 3 or 4 medium's for brood

    I run mostly 8 frame mediums, my two best honey producers this year were two brood box hives. They both produced over 100lbs. each. I over winter in double brood boxes also.
  11. Poll: Re: Treat for Varroa mites or let them suffer & die..........

    :rolleyes::rolleyes:
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    Re: Small Cell Benefits

    Is it possible that although larger honey bees can fly farther and carry more nectar they also may consume more calories in doing so and thus bring less nectar back for storage. Has anyone actually...
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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    What type of bees do you have? I live south of you and endure similar conditions. I have found that my italian queened hives sometimes eat themselves out of house and home from july to september, the...
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    Re: Spiders in the top of the hive

    The black jumping spiders are always under my tops. They do eat an occasional bee but not enough to really affect the hives.
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    Re: Burr comb and frames seething with bees

    What type of frames are you using? I have a big problem like this in my hives that I tried all plastic frames in. They are a real pain to work. My other hives with wood frames do not have this...
  16. Re: Goldenrod in NC.......Lots of Bloom But No Nectar?

    My bees are working the asters and the goldenrod really hard this week. The fields around my house are BUZZING with thousands of bees. They are also starting to work the pennsylvania smartweed as...
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    Re: Using the Varrocleaner

    Also if you are using all plastic frames and foundation you may end up with a huge glob of melted plastic on the heating pan......I did:pinch:.
  18. Re: Why the heck does my bee look charred by a fire?

    Time to move the barbeque.:D
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    Re: mowing around hive

    When I mow around my hives, even though the grass is always thrown away from the hives, it looks like someone is pouring a bucket of bees out the entrance. I always wear my suit and gloves and they...
  20. Re: Goldenrod in NC.......Lots of Bloom But No Nectar?

    My bees are working the tall goldenrod that has been blooming for about a week. I also have noticed that the smell that everyone associates with goldenrod only starts when the white asters start to...
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    Re: Cost of shipping queens

    The USPS also dropped the ball on my queen shipment. It was clearly written on the package to hold at the local post office and CALL me for pickup, however, they delivered them to my mailbox where...
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    Re: Maxant Extractor reel/basket runout comparison

    For the price that these things go for I would expect better tolerances also. If everyone just says "oh well, thats just how they are made nowadays." and does not say anything to the manufacturer,...
  23. Re: My removal videos in all their true hi-def glory

    Played beautiful for me, was up and running in less than a minute, quicker than any video in a long while. Nice bunch of bees.
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    Re: Urgent...advice required ASAP

    I'm glad to hear that covering the roof worked well. I love it when a plan comes together.
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    Re: Urgent...advice required ASAP

    Cover the ceiling with something to make the ceiling darker than the opening you wish the bees to exit from. They will fly towards the light. Or if you have a bee vacuum you could use that but they...
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