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    Ridiculously Mean Hive!

    Hey folks,

    I had the strangest experience this morning. I borrowed an observation hive from my beekeeping guru and tried to insert a frame from my Carniolan hive at around seven this morning so...
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    Re: Bees + Literature

    Thanks for the replies--this is super helpful!!

    Gibbus, good luck to your son as well. Let me know if he qualifies, and we should totally meet at the state fair! :)

    Summer, this is a goldmine....
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    Bees + Literature

    "We are getting near," said Gandalf. "We are on the edge of his bee-pastures." --JRR Tolkein, The Hobbit

    As part of my 4-H project this year, I'm looking for references to beekeeping in...
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    Re: Lots of bees, no brood

    If there are no eggs or larvae, they won't be able to raise a queen. Especially at this time of year, and given that fact, I'd strongly suggest that you buy a queen and get her in there as soon as...
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    Re: Termite Exterminator + Bees?

    Spraying? No. Contaminating--he asked a lot of questions about where we get our water supply, so I guess there could be some contamination. There's a creek near the hives that's a good distance from...
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    Termite Exterminator + Bees?

    So I just found out my house is being slowly deconstructed by termites. :( The exterminator says that he's going to dig a 6-inch wide ditch around the whole house and stick pegs or something down it...
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    Re: Strange inspection...

    Ah yes, that must be it! Think they'll poison the honey if I admit I'm a conservative?!


    Actually, I was pretty impressed with the amount of stores they had left, even on the center frame I...
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    Re: Oh yeah, I'm officially a BEEK!!!

    Hooray!! Best wishes for you and your bees! :)
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    Strange inspection...

    I got into my hives for the first time on Thursday, and was delighted to see that they're both healthy, with nothing actually wrong. I did notice a couple of strange things and wondered if anyone has...
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    Re: We've come a long way in 60 years

    Pictures of something I've always seen in black and white are somehow a lot more moving in color. Thanks for posting the link.
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    Re: Which Tire

    Living in a college town, I hear about students doing dumb things like that all the time. Nice to see some retribution, even if it is only a joke!
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    Re: Injured Queen

    I'd advise you to buy a queen. You're absolutely correct that it's a bit late to requeen "naturally". Besides that, your hive's population will be so low that it won't be able to make much of the...
  13. Re: What is this insect and why is it bothering my bees?

    That's definitely a hornet. I've had some similar insects flying into my hives; sometimes the guard bees will try to wrestle them out, but they usually just let them go in. I asked the local...
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    Re: I owe my mohter.....

    That was great!! Now let me peel myself off the floor... ;)
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    Re: How long til queen hits her groove?

    Multiple eggs in a cell shouldn't happen with a queenright hive. In fact, it's a pretty good sign that your workers are laying--not a good thing. You could watch for a couple weeks, but your hive's...
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    Re: Virus Information

    Thanks, WLC. I have to be careful with the number of exciting journal articles I read about honeybees, or else I'll end up majoring in entomology! :eek:

    3pianists
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    Re: Uncapping larvae

    Thanks for your reply! :thumbsup:

    I neglected to mention the rather relevant fact (:lookout:) that uncapped pupae are present on several frames in this hive and several in my other hive as well....
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    Re: Uncapping larvae

    I agree. Unfortunately, I don't know why they're like that. :eek:



    AHA! Thank you! :D

    3pianists
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    Re: Virus Information

    Thanks for the reference, Myron. I'll check it out! :thumbsup:

    sqrck, what's Dr. Tew's specialty? Wooster is a bit too far for me, but if he has info about this topic, I could contact him through...
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    Virus Information

    Hi folks,

    I'm looking for information on some viruses for a 4H exhibit. I know it's a little unusual, but trust me, it'll be great. :D Any links or titles of books I could find in the library...
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    Re: Uncapping larvae

    Fortunately, AFB it's not!! I went out this morning to do the rope test and collect a sample to send to the lab. When I stirred my toothpick around in the first cell, I got a little surprise: that...
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    Uncapping larvae

    Hi folks,

    I got back from vacation yesterday and, naturally, got into my hives today. The first hive was gorgeous, ready for another super. The second hive was much better than last time I...
  23. Re: Ohio Musician finally finds a relaxing hobby

    What type of music do you play? Welcome aboard!
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    Re: What is under my hive?

    Maybe your bees have been popping popcorn over the winter. It's hard to tell what they're doing on the inside of that cluster!

    (This is another case where you should pay attention to my signature!)
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    Weather.com Pollen Forecast?

    Weather.com has a "pollen and allergies" forecast tool, and it occurred to me that it might be able to tell me whether there's pollen for my bees to bring in. Does anyone have experience with this...
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