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    Re: Puzzled Here: Input/Info Needed

    Not an expert, but You can start feeding. Mine two weaker hives started building more comb the minute I poured the feed to them. They were early July starts.
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    Re: All the talk about goldenrod....

    Same thing here. I have been inside with a back injury and driving down the road yesterday I got excited at the new blooming goldenrod. My wife looked at me like I was still on pain meds. Then the...
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    Re: White mark on some of my bees?

    Good post. That is what I saw.
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    Re: White mark on some of my bees?

    Pics? I had some bearding yesterday and saw something white in the middle of the beard. With a hurt back and no suit I did not get close for an inspection. Is the white mark big or really small?
  5. Thread: Hive Location

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    Re: Hive Location

    If it helps, I was worried about placing mine this year when I started. They ended up 45 ft from the property line in morning sun and afternoon shade. They are in full view of one neighbor and...
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    Re: Human Made Feral Hives

    1989. What they said in the beginning. They were wanting to drill holes in hollow trees and scent with LGO
    I think the bees know what they want more than we would, but you can try to increase...
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    Re: swarms HANGING AROUND longer than ever.

    Bet they have comb on the limb.
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    Re: Human Made Feral Hives

    Ever heard of hurricane Hugo? Wintering hives in SC you might be familiar with it. I guarantee you the increase in habitat will increase colony numbers. Just the colonies that build on open limbs...
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    Re: SARE and Grant ideas

    I say go for it. I have managed millions in grant funds for programs and always treated it as if I had earned the money. In other words, there are some people willing to scrutunize every grant...
  10. Re: I see pollen, does that mean nectar is flowing too?

    +1. Waiting on this answer.
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    Re: Is this a problem?

    I tried with popsicle sticks and they closed off the entire crack in thr top. In my short time with bees, I would recommend Possum's rule #1 - let bees bee bees. They will do what's best for them in...
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    Re: Is this a problem?

    I pulled the entrance reducers on my oldest two hives. They were about 8" open. They would beard heavily in the afternoon and night. Temps got up next 100 so I pulled them. Now I have zero bearding....
  13. Thread: Hive Location

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    Re: Hive Location

    I wish. I wanted to put one in my bedroom upstairs, but the wife said no! :no:
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    Re: Do your children get involved?

    Waiting on my 10 yr old to get out of school to check the hives. He is a big help to me!
  15. Thread: Medium hives

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    Re: Medium hives

    Never tried it, but i think you cut the frames down to fit also. Pretty sure I read about it on M Bush's site.
  16. Thread: Medium hives

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    Re: Medium hives

    Tablesaw or circular saw
  17. Re: Will bees beard heavily around an entrance to prevent robbing?

    I have one hive that beards heavily and one beside it that beards occasionally. The first is stronger than the other one.
  18. Re: Kids bee suit recommendation needed please

    My 10 yr old is wearing a Dadant cotton full suit and it works fine. My cousins 4 yr old is wearing a cotton full suit and does fine. He wears rubber gardening gloves. The main thing is watch the...
  19. Re: First Year Hive with 4 Brood Frames in a 10 Frame Box by August

    It almost sounds like to me that you might have lost an original queen and they made another. That would account for low density of bees and what looks like decent brood now. I would put the syrup to...
  20. Re: Stupid question: how many beekeepers are scared of bees?

    +1
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    Comb building question

    My hives have started building comb again. One hive is only building on one side of each sheet of foundation. All started on the right side of each frame of foundation. This hive is fairly level side...
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    Re: some good some bad

    Not sure what the mud is, but doesn't sound good. I would get a new queen in there as soon as possible. Possibly you had a infestation of beetles resulting in the "mud" ? Was there moisture in the...
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    Re: Starting w/ foundationless frames & nuc

    Still trying to figure out what works with a GSP.
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    Re: some good some bad

    What was the "wet muddy crap" and what did the brood chamber look like? How old are the hives? Just a few questions that crossed my mind reading your post.
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    Re: Flea Control in Bee Yard.

    I double treated the area today in question right after the rain with granules. Must have started working because I wasn't seeing them by tis afternoon. Probably will have to re-treat soon.

    Some...
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