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  1. Re: Why the heck does my bee look charred by a fire?

    Johnnie I agree the mites need dealt with. Did the powdered sugar on the bees but after a few weeks it didn't seem to make a lot of difference only made the bees agitated and mean. Did a lot of...
  2. Re: Why the heck does my bee look charred by a fire?

    Thanks for the responses. You all have given me something to think about and also look into. I'm hoping I wont see more tomorrow morning and this will all be a bad memory!
  3. Why the heck does my bee look charred by a fire?

    My hive in a nut shell. Purchased this spring. Grew rapidly and swarmed 3 times early July. Three weeks ago it swarmed again. Went into the hive Saturday to see if there was brood. Minimal and there...
  4. Thread: Yellow Jackets

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    Re: Yellow Jackets

    I've had really good luck with using coke bottles. Cutting off the top and inverting it to go in the bottle and using a few inches of pop to attract the yellow jackets. I have 4 separate bottles...
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    Re: Mouse guard question

    I just ordered a couple mouse guards but my question is how do the bees get rid of dead bees in the winter with the mouse guard covering the entrance?
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    Re: yellow jacket near my hive

    Thank you taacomabees. Only got a handful of ground wasp in two days with 2 pop bottles so I went to Walmart and got their last container of Rescue which catches wasp, hornets and yellow jackets...
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    Re: Why does one hive beard and other not

    That's really an awesome picture! That's just crazy how many bees are even hanging over the ledge!
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    Re: yellow jacket near my hive

    Thank you both for the suggestions. Have made up the bottle of wine mixture and set it out tonight. Hoping to get a lot of them that way, thanks. Will see what happens and if I need to I will try...
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    yellow jacket near my hive

    Yellow jackets have been around the hive for a few weeks. Only a few at a time and they don't seem to bother the bees. They are starting to be annoying to me because they hang by the gate to my...
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    Re: What is it you love most about beekeeping?

    Really enjoyed reading all these responses! Love to hear people talk about their bees. :)
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    What is it you love most about beekeeping?

    My answer is very simple. Never seen but a handful honey bees the 7 years we've lived at this house, I love looking out my kitchen window and my seeing my honey bees flying to and from the hive. It...
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    Re: How did you get into beekeeping?

    Went to Olbrich Botanical Gardens. My husband went near some hives, bees chased him out and I got a bee stuck in my hair and thankfully got she out. On the way out we stopped at the gift shop and...
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    Re: Yellow jacket hanging around hive

    Thanks for the responses. They are still hanging around some of the day, morning mostly but they tend to be after anything dead on the ground. Bees don't seem disturbed by them so I will just keep...
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    Yellow jacket hanging around hive

    Saw several yellow jackets hanging around my hive this morning and closer look some of them were trying to fly off with a couple dead drones on ground. Do I need to worry about them bringing back...
  15. Re: Stupid question: how many beekeepers are scared of bees?

    I'm not totally clueless :) I have a veil and fully suit up when I go into the hive. My grandson also has a full bee suit when he's here with me into the hive and a bee hat as well. I would not...
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    Re: new place to get stung

    Jonathan has his own veil and full beekeeping suit/with veil. Wouldn't purposely put him in harms way. He got his sting the first day when bees were super gentle and he had the opportunity to touch...
  17. Re: Stupid question: how many beekeepers are scared of bees?

    I've had 11 stings and 3 of them to my head. Nothing worse than hearing a bee buzzing in my hair knowing I'll most likely be stung! I'm sure if my neighbors see me I would look like a crazy woman...
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    Re: new place to get stung

    New to beekeeping this year and I've been stung 11 times so far! I HATE being stung in the head! Nothing worse than hearing a bee buzzing in my hair only to get stung. My grandson (he's 5) is also...
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    Re: Should i remove a hive box?

    You're very fortunate to be by so many sunflowers! I'm jealous :) I hope your bees settle into the 4th box too.
    Suzanne
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    Re: Should i remove a hive box?

    Thank you drlonzo I will wait to see how things look closer to winter. I agree with you 100% Appreciate your knowledge.
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    Re: What does everyone's hive look like?

    12741 Shortly after installation with my daughter Rachel :) I bought a top hive feeder from thewarrestore.com that fits under the quilt box. Bees love it.
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    Should i remove a hive box?

    Going in to check on my bees soon and I have 4 boxes on. The bottom box is empty but a good number of bees hang out there. Should I remove it to keep the hive more buttoned up for winter? The top...
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    Re: How do i pull out comb

    I picked up piano wire off ebay to slice through the boxes if I need to. Never would have thought to flip the box upside down to cut loose the combs. What a brilliant idea! Really enjoying all the...
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    Re: How do i pull out comb

    Have been feeding my bees 1:1 with honey b healthy. When I do get into the hive I will see how they are set for winter and adjust accordingly, thanks. Is that 2 parts water, 1 part sugar? My...
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    Re: How do i pull out comb

    I can not tell you how much your response has given me some hope JClark. I know this time of the year is not good for swarming being later in the summer. I was told whatever bees leave now will not...
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