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    Re: Dry pollen sub feeding

    I hole sawed a 2" hole halfway down a home depot bucket and put a poultry feeder inside.drilled a few small holes in the bottom in case its raining sideways..works great,i also buried a little with...
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    Re: Can I put fish in a water source?

    Erik,i have a small pond near my hives and keep goldfish in it,they are shubunkins and Ive never seen a skeeter larvae in the water. The orange store sells hyacinths and water lettuce in spring and...
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    Re: Foundation/drawn comb

    If you have fireants as bad as we do in Carolina give a nest a swift kick and let them clean up this spring
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    Advice on long lang.

    I'm in the process of building a long lang.I think i have my bases covered but any input would be helpful..my box is just under 4' and accepts lang deep frames it has an 1/8" screened bottom but i...
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    Re: Foundation/drawn comb

    Chad,Id freeze them for a few days,that will kill any SHB or wax moth larvae that may have survived.
  6. Thread: Ants in syrup.

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    Re: Ants in syrup.

    I think more than anything that any discrepancy's in lumber on the top covers made it impassable by the ants and that's a good thing :D
  7. Thread: Ants in syrup.

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    Ants in syrup.

    A couple of weeks ago i discovered that sugar ants had found the top feeders (mann lake) on my hives,opening up id find hundreds of dead ants in my syrup so cleaning them up and replacing the syrup...
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    Re: Not sure whats going on!

    Thanks R S,I thought about mountain camp feeding,i will give the top feeder a try and if they wont take syrup i will mountain.Goldenrod is ballistic here right now and the girls are coming home with...
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    Re: Bee Vacuum Please

    A few months ago i had a colony at work that needed removed,with advice from folks here i ended up trying a trapout,it went nowhere,patience is not my strong point. I built a bucket vac with a power...
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    Re: Not sure whats going on!

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    Thank you for the help everyone,i ordered a top feeder yesterday and will leave them alone for a couple of weeks once that arrives and then see. This is frame four from the hive,five...
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    Not sure whats going on!

    I did a check yesterday and found an odd situation in one of my hives, 2 deeps 10 frame with SBB,No feeder. As per norm standing behind the hive in both of the boxes from right to left are built...
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    Re: beetlejuice...........

    I got a recipe from Squarepeg the other week.it works wonderfully,16 oz of vegetable oil,the juice from a rotten banana,and a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar,since using Ive doubled my capture rate...
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    Re: Worst place you been stung.

    Got hit last night under my fingernail...it still hurts
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    Re: vegtable oil and apple cider vinegar

    Thank you too squarepeg and the wonderful concoction of banana juice, it works wonders and I've doubled my capture rate, my carney hives seem beetle free except the free flyers which get mobbed as...
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    Re: vegtable oil and apple cider vinegar

    yes. what i do is let a whole banana rot in the peel to the point of becoming liquid. i strain the banana juice and then add an equal amount of apple cider vinegar. this is then added to 16 oz. of...
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    Re: Like clockwork.

    It not robbing, i checked the hives today, and when i first spotted orientation flights, besides pesky SHB all is well.
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    vegtable oil and apple cider vinegar

    Has anyone ever added a few drops of apple cider vinegar to their vegetable or mineral oil,Ive used it in small Tupperware containers and it works wonders for fruit flies.Just wondering if it has the...
  18. Re: Can someone please tell me what kind of bees these are?

    Bald faced hornets,that's good to know.The ones i noticed were large and very distinctive zebra stripes i had never seen those before until this year,they were hanging around one of my bee watering...
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    Like clockwork.

    At first i thought i was being robbed,so in panic mode i reduced entrances and hoped for the guard bees to pull double duty,but after a couple of afternoons of my instinct to meddle and noticing the...
  20. Thread: ? Bee Watering

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    Re: ? Bee Watering

    I have a small "pond" i put water hyacinth in,it grows like mad and gives the girls a landing/rescue points,there are goldfish in it also which do a number on skeeters,also a two gallon poultry...
  21. Thread: Crazy comb

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    Re: Crazy comb

    oh..ok just wondering
  22. Thread: Crazy comb

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    Re: Crazy comb

    I'm not sure of your configuration with the medium, nor do I see foundation? Sounds that you have bee space issues, and what on earth is that foil looking stuff in the bottom of that box? This is...
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    Re: SHB populations low this year?

    How did ya`ll get so lucky?..it wasn't bad until this heat really hit,my colonies with screened bottom boards have them but not bad at all, but my solid bottom boards are not so lucky,ive declared...
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    Re: Please help dont know what to do.

    The a/c aint working and they are chillin out front,No worries that's bee A/C. Bearding is normal.Its all good,keep an eye on space,,i know you guys are as hot and stupid humid as we are in NC.
  25. Thread: Bee tree help

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    Re: Bee tree help

    Trap out wasn't going anywhere,So i did a cut out and it went beyond well,got brood,stores,her highness, about 90 percent of the girls,they are in their new home and doing bee stuff.It was hot as the...
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