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    Lactic Acid in Honey Bee Stomach

    Hi, All. Not sure if this is the best place to post this, but thought it might be of general interest:...
  2. Re: Morning inspection -- a lesson in "should'ves"

    Thank you, Marysia2. I've seen a couple of nice designs for SHB traps for TBHs and because I have that additional floor space below the comb, I'm pretty sure I can make a trap and set it down there....
  3. Re: Morning inspection -- a lesson in "should'ves"

    Not sure given location, either. There were lots of frames filled with nectar and the hive is smelling wonderful. I'll give them another few weeks to see what happens, then see about feeding. Our...
  4. Re: Morning inspection -- a lesson in "should'ves"

    From Backyard Beekeeping:
    "The eco-floor is described in Phil Chandler’s YouTube video linked here. His idea is that in nature, bees live in horizontal hollow logs with other insect species,...
  5. Morning inspection -- a lesson in "should'ves"

    This morning's earlier encounter with the sickly bee made me change plans to inspect today instead of tomorrow. The experience was a newbie one, and filled with "should haves". Should have put in a...
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    Re: A mixed morning with the bees

    I just got back from an hour's inspection -- all on my one hive! But I took out every bar and looked. I'll post pictures to a new thread, but I saw no mites. However, I have two clumps of crossed...
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    Re: A mixed morning with the bees

    I haven't done a mite count.
  8. Re: workers tossing dead greyish bees out of hive - sign of starvation or??

    This is exactly what I witnessed this morning!
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    A mixed morning with the bees

    We just finished adding decks to the house about 6 weeks ago, and it's finally gotten cool enough to drink a cup of coffee in the morning without needing to shower afterwards. So, that is what I did....
  10. Re: Turnkey topbar hive for selling to my "students"

    Me, too! I wish you were in Florida:).
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    Very cool slow motion video of bees

    Not new info, but really cool video. I wish I had a camera that could do this!
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    Bees in the Evening

    Most evenings I head out to the hive just to sit and watch what is going on. Today was hot, humid, and sunny; the sun is moving into its winter position which means the hive is getting more direct...
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    Re: Squashed my Queen :(

    I also use extra pieces of wood to cover the space where I've removed a bar. This definitely helps, but I'll give the damp cloth a try! My bees also like to propolize the heck out of the bars,...
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    Re: SHB: is this a true statement

    Hi, mdax. Nicely done beetle trap. Would you be willing to share the plans?
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    Re: TBH comb questions

    Fwiw, I've found the masking tap method easier to use than any other! I've done it once in a very similar situation and it worked beautifully. Bees eventually chewed the tape off, and comb stayed...
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    Re: Squashed my Queen :(

    So glad to hear someone else with this situation! I have only a single hive, so nothing to compare to except other people's experiences, but to my eyes, smoke has just not helped much. I've gone back...
  17. Re: Finally Remembered the DSLR for an Inspection

    Nice! I love inspection pics. Someday, I want to be able to find the queen:rolleyes:!
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    Re: spider eating bees

    I haven't yet found black widows in the hive, though I'll check this weekend b/c the yard is if full of them (as well as brown and white widows). We do have banana spiders (a type of orb spider) that...
  19. Re: New Topbar and Warre Hive book. Has anyone read it?

    One thing I've started looking at is the location the beekeeper hails from. If your weather in VA is similar to his in the UK, then there's probably a good deal of overlap.
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    Re: What do you think about this book?

    Yep -- I especially enjoyed the Buzz about Bees. I'd recommend reading Honeybee Democracy first -- Seely writes this one with more of a narrative voice, telling stories of how he studies bees along...
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    Nothing special, just bees!

    Activity at the hive entrance may be old news to experienced beeks, but the upsurge in energy the last couple of days has been magical to watch! Something must be blooming, because the bees are in...
  22. Re: QUESTION for folks with Home Use Intended ONLY, TOP BAR HIVES only,please

    I had a neighbor thank me, too! He's quite pleased because last year's summer garden got all blossoms, but not fruit/veg: this year, he's bursting with squash. Now, it I can just keep the hive going...
  23. Re: QUESTION for folks with Home Use Intended ONLY, TOP BAR HIVES only,please

    This is my goal and most fervent wish! Beekeeping is an excellent way to practice patience.
  24. Thread: HOT

    by msscha

    Re: HOT

    Same here. Been three weeks,, but through the window things look okay, and there are even a few bumps of new comb. Supposed to head back down to the high 80s next week...woo hop!
  25. Re: QUESTION for folks with Home Use Intended ONLY, TOP BAR HIVES only,please

    Happy Beeing, I look forward to being able to answer this question eventually! Maybe this fall, most probably not to next spring.

    FWIW, I appreciate the frame around your question. I am curious,...
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