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    Re: Give away a few bees for apitherapy?

    There is a new paperback on ebay now which goes off in about 3 days. The bid right now is below $23.00 with free shipping. You might want to watch it.
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    Re: Give away a few bees for apitherapy?

    Over reacting from my own viewpoint, but that's up to you. You could tell him to take a small lid and put some sugar water in it, a tablespoon of sugar and two tablespoons of water and place it in...
  3. Re: I want to stop feeding (expensive) sugar syrup but they are still sucking it down

    Someone above mentioned buckwheat. I enjoy my little plot of it because the bees loves it and from morning till noon are all over it. I do not plant enough to influence the taste, but I love...
  4. Re: Does 5 Gallons of water and 50lbs of sugar sound about right for 1.1?

    Everyone is in agreement for a change, you had it right in the first place. The bees will bee happy.:applause:
  5. what happens if I seal up the hive that is being robbed?

    If this hive is being robbed out which is queenless, could I capture all the bees that are inside and give them a new queen and keep it sealed up for 3 or 4 days and expect them to remain in that...
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    Made first split question

    After the first flow I took and divided my hive which was a double deep and 5 mediums. I put one deep on bottom of each and divided the mediums 3 and 2. After a few hours one hive was quite and the...
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    Re: Bees in glass

    I make a window on the side and under my top cover. I use glass or plexiglass. Plexiglass is easy to cut and use for half of the inside cover and half luan or 1/4" plywood with a circle or small...
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    Re: Liquid Benedryl--How Much To Take?

    I have found that if I get stung the first thing I do is take my knife and simply scape the stringer off where ever I am stung if it stays in and then I always keep some water near my hive in a spray...
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    Re: Poplars blooming but bees not impressed

    Mine are pretty mature, 3 right behind my barn are about 50-60ft tall and about20-24" straight across their base. I have more like them in my back acreage. But they are staying busy bringing...
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    Poplars blooming but bees not impressed

    I noticed my poplar trees are in bloom behind my barn and my hive is just about 50 feet from the trees but I do not notice a lot of them flying toward the trees. Do the bees get nectar from them as...
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    Re: Solid Black Bees

    there is a Greene county Missouri, maybe that's it.
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    Re: How to introduce a package in the cold?

    Sounds good to me. If its going to be cold, it sounds like the bees will be staying in, you could just put one deep on top and let them go up and when it warms a little bit take it off and put it on...
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    Re: Need advice on hot hive

    If you were to let them make their own queen seeing as how you are in Ky and the poplar flow will be in a few weeks away, you would miss most of that first flow, you might want to let them go until...
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    Re: Question from a non-beekeeper

    You can also look on Craigslist in your town and just type in bees in the search and there may be beekeepers listed on there looking to get a hive. They are always listed around here, it free and...
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    Re: to extract or not

    I would say if you want some honey, take what you want and if you have too, feed them cheaper sugar water. I would cut back to 3 boxes at the most, you can always check those top two boxes before...
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    Re: Justifying an Uncapper Purchase

    You may want to watch JPthebeeman use his Maxant uncapping tool, $125.00 @ http://www.maxantindustries.com/uncapping.html here is the video on utube and he explains how he discovered adjusting it a...
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    Re: Glue for Hive and Frames

    I use titebond II on frames and screws on my supers, no glue.
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    Re: No Veil Demos are Bad for Recruiting.

    Let's face it, even the OP was one persons viewpoint and as has been recorded, there are others who agree and those who disagree. No one knows what the audience thought about it one way or the...
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    Re: heating honey methods?

    You could just ask them to take the amount they want to use and place it in their microwave for a few seconds and explain to them it doesn't ruin it. I would be trying to figure out why it all...
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    Re: Log Warre

    I could be wrong, but I don't think those are drones. They are smaller and quicker than drones and I would say they are young bees doing their first orientation flight at about 18 days old. This is...
  21. Re: How long can a capped super last before extracting?

    I noticed looking at your forecast that it is going to be in the high 70s for the next five days. I put mine in a plastic tote with a top and put them in my van in direct sunlight and they get very...
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    Re: Newbie hive inspection questions

    I would take that fat frame out and extract it for yourself. If you need to feed a little sugar water to let them finish filling up the second box, fine. What I would do with that one frame is if...
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    Re: Where does beeswax come from?

    http://www.beeswaxco.com/howBeesMakeWax.htm This site here has an interesting article about how the young bees produce beeswax and is interesting to read. They say this though about the wax...
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    Re: Thank God for my buckwheat.

    Maybe they're hooked on those Georgia peaches!:applause:
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    Re: Thank God for my buckwheat.

    That's right, get out there early till about noon and you will see them all over it. At least, they do that here.
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