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  1. Re: Seasoned beekeeper question regarding beeyard comptition

    if you want to raise queens his bees are going to be part of your drones. Cooperation is needed or at least preferable.
  2. Re: No access to back of hive, need a bottom board...

    You'll want to get below the screen -- pollen and other debris below a screen make an excellent breeding spot for SHB, etc.
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    Re: Hello from Virginia

    Hi. I am also in Blue Ridge. If we haven't met yet, I look forward to it.
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    Re: Freeman Beetle Trap Bottom w/Tray - 8 Frame

    yes eheartwood.com does have 5, 8, and 10 frames. One advantage of theirs is that the tray has "ridges" running across so the hive does not have to be perfectly level front to back to have the oil...
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    Re: Bees battled like it was Wounded Knee

    was there "wrestling" on the landing board? Do you have a robber screen on?
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    Re: Just Joined Beesource - Outer Banks, NC (OBX)

    Welcome-- looking forward to being there in May -- great memories are formed at Kitty Hawk.
  7. Re: Why do swarms so readily march into a hive box??

    My understanding is that they march in to be with their queen.
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    Re: Freeman Beetle Trap Bottom w/Tray - 8 Frame

    eHeartwood.com
  9. Re: 8 Frame Medium Hive Suggestions (Tips or Enhancements)

    (not what you asked, but) because you are not in the sun, small hive beetles might be more of an issue. I recommend you google Freeman SHB traps (and look on beesource) and have a bottom oil tray.
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  10. Re: Does anyone else out there refuse to purchase bees?

    JWChestnut, I didn't realize that AHB were as far north as beautiful Morro Bay. Condolences. Reparations are in order.

    And all -- it took 5 years but a large swarm moving in is a thrill.
  11. Thread: Hive Hosting

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    Re: Hive Hosting

    It is a lot cheaper way to have bees than buying and losing each year because of lack of time/learning/attention. I imagine this $350 would be far better spent on beehives than larger TVs or an...
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    Re: Thin Comb in Medium Frames

    Kelley bees in Kentucky does make foundation with cell size between worker and drone size which is supposed to hinder egg laying.
  13. Thread: Hive losses

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    Re: Hive losses

    I wonder if the US Ag Dept counts tornado-related loss in any of the reimbursement programs?
  14. Thread: Oxalic Acid

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    Re: Oxalic Acid

    The OA sold by the bee companies like Brushy Mountain is legal to use in your hive for control of Varroa mites.
    The OA sold by paint companies is for bleaching wood. Using it to treat for mites in...
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    Re: Our bees are all dead please help

    You'll want to protect your remaining comb and honey/pollen -- if you can freeze until you get this year's bees that would work, or you can check beesource for other advice.
    You can also search and...
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    Re: feeding old Fruit jelly to bees

    Bees should not be treated like hogs (which are "given" stuff to eat).
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    Re: Hello from snowy Fort Collins, Colorado

    I have fond memories of Fort Collins -- we were there for a youth conference some years ago. One word of (perhaps unnecessary) advise, Even if you want to be treatment free, please make regular...
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    Re: Natural Apiary Jacket - any feed back ??

    wear the veil, and shoes not sandals so they don't crawl under your toe and light you up.
    it is possible for a sting on the eye to ruin your sight.
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    Re: GPS locator with anti theft alarm

    You'll need a posse too. Given previous posts, Beesource members might volunteer.
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    Re: Deep Frame Nuc transition to Medium Supers

    One nuc supplier I know uses 5 frame boxes, 1 deep and 1 medium per colony.
    The queens mate and are observed for pattern in the box.
    He can sell from each colony once the frames are laid, either...
  21. Re: Smaller mass merchant selling beekeeping equipment

    I saw a hive and plastic frames sitting at the end of an aisle of pesticides. I assume whatever I smell in that portion of the store got into the wax coating.
    And yes, overpriced -- if someone has...
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    Re: Smoker Smoke Harmful?

    honey probably helps offset some of the harmful effects.
  23. Thread: Inner covers

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    Re: Inner covers

    with a migratory cover you don't need an inner cover -- you can use your hive tool to separate from the super along the sides of the cover.
  24. Thread: Dee Lusby

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    Re: Dee Lusby

    I hope TF learnings and discussions will always be available to us who aren't there -- maybe we'll get there, but even if not it is good to know what folks are thinking.
  25. Re: When do the bee supply companies have their sales?

    Most will honor 2015 prices through January. That could be 5-8% off if you need something for this year.
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