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    Curious - Entrance Plugged with bees

    Seems odd to me, but I'm new at this. My divider board is at the half way mark of my 4 foot hive. There are at least 3 bars of empty space at the back. I have 3 open 1" holes in the end. It's average...
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    Re: Do As I say, Not As I Do

    Do really appreciate the replies. I'll just move it down this weekend and see what happens. Thanks ! Lesson learned.
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    Re: Don't see them taking my water offerings

    Yup, do believe they like swamp water better. One thing I did do for the bird bath is fill it with rocks and 2 sticks. Mostly to stop the birds from using it as a bird bath and splashing all the...
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    Do As I say, Not As I Do

    Hello everyone. I need some advice, please. I made 3 bait hives. Being new at all of this, I read/understood they should be 10-15 feet off the ground. I only had one good place to do this, so I put...
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    Re: dispensing syrup in bee yards

    I buy Arizona brand green tea in gallon jugs and re-use those. They are made of stronger/thicker plastic than milk jugs. Just refill quart jars by pouring and try to do it over a wheelbarrow to catch...
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    Re: Comb falling off top bar

    My first year also with a top bar hive, but I will share this. Someone with more experience feel free to correct me. Before romoving a bar, also check for cross comb between bars and cut it. I've...
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    Re: HMF in HFCS.

    Thanks for posting. Even though this is a little over my head, some parts made it worth reading. Since I have no lab or no way of telling what percent or how many ppm of HMF is in corn syrup. I just...
  8. Re: Just installed package, and my queens loose

    If you're taking bets - I'll put my money on the queen being fine. I know a guy who removed the cork on the wrong end of the queen cage which had no candy. The other end was the candy end. As he was...
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    Re: Bee Hives in a Barn

    Based on that and with good mouse guards installed, I think it should work great.
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    Re: Bee Hives in a Barn

    Just a thought here based upon bringing hay in during the summer. It's hot as hades in that barn during the summer and very little air movement. I sure was glad to get out of it once the hay was...
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    Re: Install packages or wait?

    Install and feed.
  12. Re: ****Sugar water will last for how long exactly?

    You're right, it's going to be be fun and enjoyable. Don't be concerned over the aggressive package yet. Once the queen is out and they recover from the stress of being in the package they will more...
  13. Re: ****Sugar water will last for how long exactly?

    Just make it up the night before they are to arrive. I just make it up as I need it, but have had left over syrup sit for over a week and still be good. Clean containers are important, the water has...
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    Re: New Top Bar Questions

    Thanks Steve and Steve....n
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    Re: New Top Bar Questions

    Appreciate everyones help. This was a really bad experience that I hope never to repeat or if so - plan to be a little more prepared for. Based on your help and thinking back, the cross comb between...
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    Re: New Top Bar Questions

    Beev - have all 1-3/8" bars in at present. The bars have a 1/4" square wood strip that were glued and staples to the top bar. Guess I just understood that this width bar is best for brood area. I do...
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    New Top Bar Questions

    Installed a new top bar hive 10 days ago. Thumb tacked the queen cage on one of the bars. After 3 days opened up and queen was out and bar had a lot of comb to the point I had to cut comb around the...
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    Re: HFCS mixed with 1:1 Sugar syrup

    This will not answer your question and the truth is I don't know how to mix it. But here is some info:

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?265774-Corn-Syrup

    I did take Avesterfelt...
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    Re: Clothianidin Pesticide Must Be Banned

    I agree Acebird. The EPA and FDA hires people from Bayer and Monsanto. When they no longer work for them they go back to these companies to work or to some Presidential Advisory board. It takes...
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    Re: Clothianidin Pesticide Must Be Banned

    This should help.

    http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/7106/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=10078
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    Re: getting package bees

    I put mine in a single medium. After they get 3-4 frames filled out with brood, I will add the second box. They have to maintain hive temperature and a single medium really helps them a lot.
  22. Thread: Corn Syrup

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    Re: Corn Syrup

    Thanks everyone for your response. Going to use sugar, but do have 5 gallons of syrup which I will be feeding them as I go along. These little piggie bees go thru a quart per day for each hive, so 5...
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    Corn Syrup

    Curious - Reading a book and it said when installing new bees to feed them sugar water - not corn syrup. Wondering why - Not corn syrup? Any thoughts?
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    Re: Most simple grease patty recipe for mites

    I use peppermint.
    1 - 3 lb can of Crisco
    I buy 5 lb bags of sugar and add 1 1/2 bags
    Make it on the weekend, not on a work night because it takes a while to cool.
    Melt the Crisco and add the...
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    Re: Video of my first Cut out

    Really hope this turns out great for you after all that. Hope to hear update of success.
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