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  1. Thread: Mean beez

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    Re: Mean beez

    I had a hive that died earlier this winter, I took one of the frames full of honey and placed it near the entrance, after an hour there were over a thousand beez on that frame.
    This evening took the...
  2. Thread: Mean beez

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    Mean beez

    62 degrees here today, went out to the hive for an inspection, opened the lid removed the screen, and it seemed like have the hive came after me, really, aggressive, so I left, I'll go back later and...
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    Re: I was attacked! In winter!

    today, my 3 hives were busy outside, many bees were a buzzing around the entrance, I was happy, only 2 more months and their gonna get busy again

    it's 45F today, next week, cold all week long!
  4. Thread: Hive died

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    Re: Hive died

    Went to close up my bad hive, opened it up, Heck! there were hundreds of bees having a feast, I have to wait now till they all leave and go home!
    Also was watching the opening of one of my other...
  5. Thread: Hive died

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    Re: Hive died

    Acebird, I think I'm going your route, I also have ordered 3 3lbs of bees and a new queen for new hives, but this is at a different locations, I'd start a split but there 45 minutes from me!
    I will...
  6. Thread: Hive died

    by Dave Warren
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    Hive died

    I had trouble with one of my hives, I knew it was going to die, lost the queen, too late to get a new one, thousands of bees were dead, I have plenty of honey, and Megabee food, so I'll wait till the...
  7. Thread: Dead Bees

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    Re: Dead Bees

    Had the same issue, there was moisture in the hive, killed the queen,no eggs, don't think they will make it through the winter, I treated for mites today too, 65 degrees, hope it will dry out before...
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    Re: Today was the day.

    I see some dirt but no calluses!

    Just kidding, also see splinters, (ouch)!

    Your kinda like my wife, very hard to buy Christmas presents for!!!!!!!!
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    Re: When is sugar the cheapest?

    seeing where you live, I can believe it!!
    Guess sugar is easier than corn squeezon's
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    Re: When is sugar the cheapest?

    I purchased a 50lb. bag last nite at Costco for $20.18 It's usually around $13 and some change at Wally World! for 25LB's.
  11. Thread: Mean bees

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    Re: Mean bees

    Thanks Michael, U DA MAN,
    I want to thank you for commenting on my Thread, you a busy and knowledgeable guy, again, thanks!
  12. Thread: Mean bees

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    Re: Mean bees

    Well, I think I have an answer to some of my mean bees, I'm experiencing robbing with one of my hives, watch for about an hour, lots of activity in one of the hives, fighting going on outside, many...
  13. Thread: Mean bees

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    Re: Mean bees

    Well lots of answers here, I'll start with the first.
    When I did the split I used bees from the first hive, genetics here are my issue.
    Production, well their doing very well.
    Being aggressive,...
  14. Thread: Mean bees

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    Mean bees

    Why are my bees so mean?

    I see youTube videos all the time where keeps are handling hives and bees with no protection, well I can't do this, I go the the yard and just look from about 15 yards...
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    Re: your forum is feeling unfriendly

    Speaking of Bumblebees, saw one at the hive last week, carrying away one of my girls, thought what the heck!
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    Re: your forum is feeling unfriendly

    Raid for bumblebees, sugar water for honey bees, that's all I know Ricky! IMHO!
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    Re: Feeding for Winter Buildup

    I guess I'm kinda like Forrest Gump, I'm not very smart, I try to do a 1:1 by measuring 16 oz. of sugar with 16 oz. of water, add 1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar, and a 1/2 teaspoon of HBH.
    I'm...
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    Weather prediction

    I posted several weeks ago about how mother nature was telling of an abnormal winter that is coming, well, now the farmers Almanac is saying what I've been predicting!


    The Farmers' Almanac is...
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    Thirsty beez

    Yesterday, I placed 2 quart canning jars (bottom feeder) with water and a little, 3 drops, HBH, and 4 drops cider vinegar, on a couple of blocks about a 50ft from the hives, they drank all the...
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    Africianized Beez?

    8 paramedics, firefighters and civilians suffered a number of bee stings after encountering a swarm like that which you see in the cartoons.
    bees

    A swarm of bees attacked and then turned on...
  21. Re: Is it too early in the season for the girls to be kicking the drones out?

    I haven't seen a live drone in about 3 weeks, I saw 2 dead drones last week in front of the hive, I think we're all about to experience an early fall and winter!
    I'm reading the tea leaves, the...
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    Re: Central Indiana GoldenrodBlooming

    My Ash trees are losing leaves already, many others are turning a light green, most of the migratory birds are gone, I too live in Central Indiana, my bees are on a feeding frenzy, today, I took a...
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    Re: Reaction to Bee Stings

    Disclaimer, I'm not a doctor, was a medic for 40 or so years had my fair share of anaphylaxis type runs, i.e. bee sting reactions, During assessments of the patient, here is what I looked for!...
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    Re: When to feed?

    I started feeding last weekend, 1to1, I'm using a bottom feeder, with a restricted entrance.
    The evenings are cool, they are huddled in the hive at night, but as soon as the sun is up, the feeding...
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    Getting a Ferrel hive.

    Yesterday I was told about a Ferrel hive that needs removed, it's in an area that needs to be used for other purposes than bee keeping, but the folks who need the land do not want to kill the bees,...
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