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    Re: What happened ???

    OK, I think you are all correct in that this was crystallized honey. I have never seen it in the comb before and it sure does look like eggs. I found the picture below online and it is exactly the...
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    Re: What happened ???

    Thanks for the input. I am going to go back out and look at it closer and get better pictures. It sure looked like individual small eggs. There were also alot of them stuck on the bees bodies. ...
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    Re: What happened ???

    The eggs are hard to see but they are relatively fresh and distinct. All the white stuff you see in the picture is eggs. Also if you look at the close up of the bees you can see individual eggs on...
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    What happened ???

    Can you help me to understand what might have happened to the colony so I can prevent this in the future. This was a super stong colony going into the winter. I checked it about a month ago and it...
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    Finally after two hard years

    I finally got a harvest. Pulled four full supers off this past weekend. It came out to about 10 gallons. My wife and I have been on cloud nine ever since. I got two more hives that are still building...
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    Need to move some hives

    I plan on moving some hives from my back yard to a site about 5 miles away. I need to do it next weekend. I was thinking that early spring or late fall would be the best time. Basically I plan on...
  7. Thread: Fume Board

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    Fume Board

    Will using a fume board also drive th small hive beetle down? I will be using Bee Quick
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    Hive spacing

    I am doing a little planing for my second year as a beekeeper. I want to add some hives in my back yard and would like to start making accomodations now. I do not remember ever hearing anyone say...
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    OK, What should I do now

    Here is the scenario. I only have one hive at this time. It is a very strong and healthy hive. I have two full deeps of pollen, brood and the usual stuff. I also have two shallows on top that are...
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    Re: 1st year medication

    I too would prefer not to treat. I do not like to use chemicals or medicines unless they are absolutley needed. I seem to recall being told or reading somewhere that there is something I should...
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    Re: 1st year medication

    NO

    Did you start this hive on new foundation or used equipment?
    All new equipment.

    Are there other apiary's near your bees?
    None I am aware of.

    Thanks Beeslave
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    1st year medication

    I was just wondering what I should medicate for this fall and when should I apply the medication. The hive was started this past spring and I have not given them any medication yet. The hive is...
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    Re: 10 Frame versus 9 Frame

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=245585
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    Re: CO2 Bee Test

    I still do not see how this can actually be a good test of temperment. You even state that each hive has a different response. I know that on my hives I get the same response. The bees seem very...
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    Re: Preventing wax moths in stored frames?

    Freeze for 24 hours to kill the eggs and larva and then stack on the diagonal to allow as much light in the frames as possible. The moths do not like light.

    As for me I have a large chest freezer...
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    Re: CO2 Bee Test

    This actually is a valid test. A gullibility test.
    I failed
    Dooohhhhh
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    Re: CO2 Bee Test

    Evertime I changed out the top feed jar I would breath on the bees and it would get them all buzzing. Thought it was my breath. Seriously though, I never thought of this as a test for gentleness. If...
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    Re: Sweat&glasses

    Try this

    http://fognomore.com/
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    Re: Idea for a solar wax melter

    Thanks, it sounds like the idea is at least feasable. I think I will try and put something together. I already have all the material so it will be a learning experience.
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    Re: Idea for a solar wax melter

    That makes sense. Thanks
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    Idea for a solar wax melter

    I am wondering if anyone has ever thought about this and if so have they implemented the idea and what were the results. I am thinking about using a deep body as the basis for a solar melter. I would...
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    Re: Sweat&glasses

    I carry a large magnifying glass in my pocket so I do not have to wear the glasses. Also the magnifying glass really help to see the eggs and I can use the sun to burn a ant or moth. :D
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    1st year swarm

    I am curious, how common is it for a first year hive started from a package to swarm. I have only one hive left now. My other hive is now gone due to laying worker :cry: The hive I have left is very...
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    Bee Hoedown

    I noticed more bees on the outside of the hive today which seemed strange because it has been a cool day here compared to recent weather. I walked down to see what they were doing and I will try to...
  25. Thread: moths

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    moths

    Today I pulled the outer cover to remove the empty quart jar of syrup and found three moths in the area between the outer and inner cover. They could not get into the hive becasue the screen on the...
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