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  1. Re: Hive swarmed 2 weeks ago today, when should I see new eggs

    If you have another hive you could move an frame of eggs and brood to hive just incase there is no queen as insurance. But if it was me I would wait another week and check again.
  2. Re: Hive swarmed 2 weeks ago today, when should I see new eggs

    Do you have capped queen cells?
  3. Thread: Red honey?

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    Re: Red honey?

    I am with jamccar,
    I would look at hummingbird feeders in the area.
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    Re: Can I harvest honey this spring?

    [QUOTE=Herkdriver;1241595]Thanks Michael. I think the nectar flow will start soon. I probably shouldn't be in too big of a hurry to harvest the honey.

    Several folks have mentioned...
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    Power point presentation

    I was hoping someone could send me or tell me were I could find a power point presentation for a new Bee Keeper class. Been asked to teach a small class of 10 to 15 people. It is suppose to be an...
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    Re: Hello From Saline County Arkansas

    Welcome to the site.
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    Re: Importance of Shade

    My hives to better in full sun, they don't seem to have as many SHB's.
    Don't know if you have many of them in your part of the country yet.
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    Re: Anyone ever use Kreg Jig for there boxes?

    I have made several nucs using this method and have not had any problems. Makes a strong joint and is square. I also put screws on outside of box and don't worry about filling them in. May not...
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    Small Yellow Jackets?

    Had a call for a bee hive under a pile of wood covered by a trap today. After talking to the home owner, he was sure they were not YJ but honey bees. He said they were not as aggressive as YJ and a...
  10. Thread: Comb honey

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    Re: Comb honey

    Most of the comb honey I have seen around hear is comb cut and put in jars and then filled with honey.

    I have seen somewhere the suggest that you freeze the comb first the cut. Not sure why...
  11. Thread: Most hives?

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    Re: Most hives?

    Started with 5 this year up to 20 and still catching swarms and doing cut outs. The only thing slowing me down is need more boxes.
  12. Thread: Comb honey

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    Comb honey

    this is the first year me and my bees are making comb honey. I am using med frames some with not wax foundation some with and they seem to be going strong on both.

    Is there anything I need to...
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    Re: Bees entering between brick and siding.

    I am shocked by how little people know about bees when you show up to look at them. You would think they would do a little research on the web. I have only been on a bee removal list for my arear...
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    Re: Bees entering between brick and siding.

    I so have some carpentry skills and have done a few cut outs for free (churches and older people on fixed incomes) this will be the first ones I can charge for. I have all the requirements that...
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    Re: Bees entering between brick and siding.

    Owner of house says they have only been there a few weeks.
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    Re: Bees entering between brick and siding.

    G3farms
    Thanks for the response.
    How far do you find bees back between floors?
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    Bees entering between brick and siding.

    I have had two calls this week about bees entering between the top of bricks and bottom of siding on their house. Both seem to be between the first and second floor of house. Bees are entering...
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    Re: Do frogs eat honeybees?

    Frog legs for dinner anyone taste like chicken.
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    Re: how long do queens last in cage?

    I have had them for 4 days in cage with no problem. Did same thing drops of water. Kept in dark room tell put in hive.
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    Re: Hello from southwest Arkansas

    Welcome to the site. Nice looking bee yard.
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    Re: Will soapy water kill SHB

    I have tried using soppy water in SHB traps and it seem to kill them don't know how fast it works. Had to change back to Vegg Oil, the soppy water dried up to fast. Is there any way to freeze the...
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    Re: Best Time of Day to Inspect

    I have always been told and try to inspect between 10 am to 2 pm when most of the bees are out looking for food. But sometimes the weather can force you to change your time.
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    Re: Queens coming but may have queenless nuc.

    I am with Bill give them a little more time also the weather is not going to be good to work bees around hear for a few days.
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    Re: Most Painful Place to be Stung by a Bee

    So far mine has bee on my ear, they hit me 3 times on the same ear.
  25. Thread: Arkansas beekeeper

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    Re: Arkansas beekeeper

    Welcome to the forum. I have been using Mann Lake for most items there is also 4 bee supply companys located in Ar. As far as bees go find a local bee club and see if they know or have anyone with...
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