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    Re: Bees really hammered me

    I changed out a jar feeder on a nuc one evening. I always used a small board and lifted the jar with lid up, and with a sweeping move, wiped the bees off the lid and covered the hole with the board....
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    Re: Fishing for bees :)

    Wax Worms make the best bluegill bait. Not the lesser one, too small. You have to get an infestment of the Greater Wax Moth for bait.
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    Re: What exactly does a drone do?

    They seem to attract mites. Some mite treatments use drone comb size cells.
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    Re: Storing frames of drawn comb?

    He said old icechest. Nothing about a working freezer.

    I run them thru an old freezer for a few days to kill eggs, then store in shed with mothballs away from moths and critters.
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    Re: bee venom therapy

    Become a mentor and get them started in beekeeping. There will be more than enough stings to cure any ill if it works.

    Stings always swell me up and cause local reactions. I took one in the...
  6. Re: Handling garden pests witout harming bees

    Garden pest control should not be an issue for bees. They pollinate some plants, but ignore many. Unless you have an acre or garden or more, it probably won't even get their attention.

    I see...
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    Re: Glycophosphate in honey

    Does it have any mixing directions for spraying weeds anywhere?

    If the honey contains glycophosphate, can it be reprocessed as an organic weed killer?
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    Re: Clumping bees on front of hive

    High humidity here. Later in evening when all workers come home, its too crowded inside. They have to maintain airspace inside to dry out the nectar.
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    Re: God gave me an answer

    God just got you out of cleaning up the yard for a while, even better.

    I really hate a yard, pure waste of good time having to mow grass that does not produce anything of value. Gardens make...
  10. Thread: Lyson 8/20

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    Re: Lyson 8/20

    I have a Lyson extractor I bought last summer. It is the manual 4 Frame model. I was impressed by the quality of the workmanship for the price. Everything worked as expected. The design is the...
  11. Thread: Morality

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    Re: Morality

    I have been doing this for 4 years. I attend a small bee club every once in a while, did not go tonite. Each time I do go, there are new faces and many you never see again. I always wonder if they...
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    Re: The First Bee Stings of the Year Suck...

    I aim for no stings on every visit. I don't try to build up a resist to them, I try to armor up against them.

    Stings so far this year have been shallow. Thru the suit while weedeating and thru...
  13. Thread: Hive Tool

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    Re: Hive Tool

    I like the jhook style, 10". I sharpen the scraper end on our knife hone at the shop to a fairly sharp edge. Makes scraping burr comb and propolis a breeze.

    The hook is nice to pull frames and...
  14. Re: Lesson learned - I triggered swarm mode.

    Just my humble opinion. The entrance guards slow the production of the hive its on. Maybe it will stop the queen from leaving and stop a swarm, but would hamper a normal hive.

    If for some reason...
  15. Re: When is the right time to start a new observation hive

    Never. Its a dwindling down thing like a bunch of mites attacking a colony. Beehives crave darkness. And extra space to grow. And warmth. Observation hives lack most of those features.
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    Re: Bee safe tick control?

    Tick control is animal control. Free running animals bring ticks/attract ticks to an area. Squirrels, deer, birds, and dogs all add to the tick problem. Keeping grass mowed short and keeping the...
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    Re: Nuc entrance disc ????

    I always figured the protruding nub was for friction and mounted the nub on the inside.

    I always use a small wood screw and carry a Leatherman tool on my belt. I loosen the screw to turn it to...
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    Re: Puzzled about a hive loss.

    Brood pattern was normal. Centered and small like winter brood should be.

    We had a few warm days in Feb, then cold snap with snow. They were flying then. Don't know about mites, there was a...
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    Puzzled about a hive loss.

    I have been doing this for 5 years now and have lost a few hives. Most all were my mistakes.

    Warm weather rolls around and one of my hives at the house was not flying. There were bees going in...
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    Re: Wax moth cocoon destruction options

    Pluck them off and go fishing.
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    Re: Anti biotics in horse urine

    Bees actually digest and regurgitate all of the components of honey. If you are not concerned about bugs making your finished product, then what goes into it should not really be an issue.
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    Re: Huh? Bee flew in ear

    I was swapping out jar feeders on a nuc a few years ago and turned one over that had a bee still on it. I swiped it off and it circled around right into the ear canal. That buzzing was a nightmare,...
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    Re: Frame Assembly Jig

    I wish it were that simple with plastic foundation.
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    Re: Ceder hives : worth it?

    Probably. Or the walnuts that fall to the ground each year. 2-4-D works wonders on the poison ivy, roundup does ok. Walnuts are a money maker with the nuts and the lumber when they mature. But...
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    Re: Funny honey label

    I just call it bee spit in a jar. Sounds so much better than barf or vomit.
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