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  1. Thread: Soy bean blooms

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    Re: Soy bean blooms

    I asked this queston on a farming board.

    They replied that MOST types of soybeans are not pollinated by bees, though some are. My own bees never showed any interest in the soybean field across the...
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    I have never seen my bees fly in bad weather. ...

    I have never seen my bees fly in bad weather.

    If your weather was poor, it is possible that the virgin put off fher mating flight until the weather was better!
  3. I hope so! I really, really hate them! I will...

    I hope so! I really, really hate them!

    I will reduce the entrance further to keep the mice out, and hope for a spring swarm.

    CSShaw, your comment about the QUALITY of the pollen might be dead...
  4. Do freezes hurt the nectar and pollen production?

    I lost a small hive during a late freeze: it was in the upper teens and they died just 2 inches away from the candy. We ALSO lost most of the fruit tree blooms.

    A couple of days later, when the...
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    There is a change in air pressure a few hours...

    There is a change in air pressure a few hours before it starts to rain, and I THINK that that is why the bees stay in.
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    I found some at The Sweet Shoppe, which is a...

    I found some at The Sweet Shoppe, which is a place for cake decorators. They call it fondant, but it is pure ground up sugar. Or, so the lady told me.
  7. Thread: Dead, wet bees.

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    The gent who teaches beekeeping at the local...

    The gent who teaches beekeeping at the local college tells me that they use it to preserve the honey. Before they cap over a cell they put a droplet of assorted preservatives in it, including, if...
  8. Thread: Agression

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    Huh! You make me feel better about that one...

    Huh!

    You make me feel better about that one hot hive that I have.

    They were a strong but well behaved hive last fall, but when I went to feed them this spring a good half-dozen head butted me....
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    Here in East Central Kansas, the bees are...

    Here in East Central Kansas, the bees are bringing in pollen but I don't know where they are finding it. The maple and willow still are dormant, though I expect them to bud out any day.

    It might...
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    In a bee class, the teacher showed us something. ...

    In a bee class, the teacher showed us something.

    He attached a fake queen onto the string of a kite, and ran her up. We timed it. It took just under 5 minutes for the drones to find it. There is...
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    If the Fall honey flow quits early, put entrance...

    If the Fall honey flow quits early, put entrance reducers on weak hives even though the weather is still warm.

    I lost some splits about 15 months ago to robbing. It was hot out, but there were...
  12. Also check the laws for your community. I found...

    Also check the laws for your community. I found laws for my city under "Animal Control". I am allowed 2 hives.
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    I have done crush and strain, and it works fine. ...

    I have done crush and strain, and it works fine.

    If you let the honey sit for a few hours the smaller fragments of wax will float to the surface and it is easy to remove them.
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    I order bees from a local bee supply place: I...

    I order bees from a local bee supply place: I order them early in Feb and they arrive mid-March.

    It would be pretty tough to start with bees right now: the flowers will stop blooming in a couple...
  15. Thread: UGH! Moths!

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    BT would be lovely, I am just not sure it is...

    BT would be lovely, I am just not sure it is readily available in my area.

    I will find out tomorrow.
  16. Thread: UGH! Moths!

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    If I mix paramoth crystals with water and put it...

    If I mix paramoth crystals with water and put it in a sprayer, will it kill any moths flying around? What strength?
  17. Thread: UGH! Moths!

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    This summer, everyone had health problems and I...

    This summer, everyone had health problems and I checked my bees, but not my stored equipment.

    Now, I have moths in my stored equipment!

    In the past I always caught it in the early stages, so I...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Because, I am FED UP! with mice! I lost a very...

    Because, I am FED UP! with mice! I lost a very strong hive this SPRING to a mouse, and they were just FINE earlier this month! They had stores and they were coming and going, with play flights at the...
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    Well, the dandylions and spring blooms started ...

    Well, the dandylions and spring blooms started just a couple of weeks ago, so I suppose the bees will start raising queens in a couple of weeks.

    So, anytime around then would be a very natural...
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    I was thinking about making up a few nucs, and I...

    I was thinking about making up a few nucs, and I would think that it would have a better chance of succeeding when the bees would naturally split themselves.

    Trouble is, I do not know when that...
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    Sometimes life bites, doesn't it? Can you be...

    Sometimes life bites, doesn't it?

    Can you be desensitized through shots?

    Can you wear a bee suit that covers all of you? And, take an allergy pill before you open a hive?

    Don't worry about...
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    Here is ANOTHER mistake to not make! Do not...

    Here is ANOTHER mistake to not make!

    Do not put the "safety bag" of sugar into an upper, empty super. Just because they will go up to get syrup does not mean that they will go up to get sugar....
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    They are Italians. There IS a hive next to the...

    They are Italians.

    There IS a hive next to the empty hive, but the empty hive HAD just been given a queen!

    They left behind 2 capped cells of worker brood in it as well.

    It would be great...
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    Today I saw that one hive had very little...

    Today I saw that one hive had very little activity, so I opened it up.

    They were gone.

    I had re-queened about a month ago. They had released her on schedule, and she had started to lay. New...
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