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    Re: Euthanizing Hives with Mites

    Sounds like shooting you cows instead of de-worming them.
    How did your children survive?

    There are effective treatments for mites. Consider OAV for hives with high loads and re-queen to remove...
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    Re: Beekeeping software??

    Hard to beat the high tech of a paper and pencil with bees in your face.
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    Re: Some cell size from inside a tree limb.

    If the tree limb is a off shoot of the main hive that may not be abnormal. Drone comb is often placed in a location off from the main town of the cluster.
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    Re: Bee style hive?

    consider one 10 frame box of small cell foundation if you go with a "framed" type hive. It is so nice to use the foundation to start the bees building nice straight comb. once the foundation is drawn...
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    Re: Frame location in hive body

    Might work where you are at.

    Down here it makes the space between the last frame and the hive body too small for the bees to patrol it well against SHB.
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    Re: Queen Bees Control Sex of Young After All

    Queens have always measured the size of the cell and decided if the egg will be fertilized while she is laying the egg or not.
  7. Thread: Spider ID?

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    Re: Spider ID?

    IMHO, any spider that size should die because they are deadly. It is not that their bite can hurt you it is that they can really make you hurt yourself.
  8. Thread: Jar Feeder

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    Re: Jar Feeder

    Your holes are fine.
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    Re: 1st OAV attempt update

    Always test a new unit in the open air where you can see it to time how long it takes to sublimate the OA.
    Add 15 sec. and make that your cut off time.
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    Re: Foundation vs Foundationless

    If you decide to go "foundation-less", buy a small amount of the foundation you want(MannLake small cell)

    Start you bee on that foundation. Then after it is drawn and has capped brood you can...
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    Re: What causes a strong finisher to do this?

    look for a virgin that came to you by mistake.
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    Re: Do you put new foundation on old frames?

    yes.
  13. Re: Customer having "reaction" to my honey??? Input please...

    I would tell her that she is probably one of those very very rare individuals who should never eat honey. Offer her her money back. Then you can never see her again.
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    Re: Backfilling Problem

    There are some who think the reason they back fill more easily on hives with frames is that they have their normal tendency to expand the brood nest blocked by the 1 1/2 inch cell-less gap of the top...
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle

    Mary, two points.

    1. if you see hive beetles in your hive it would be very wise to freeze the frames of comb for at least 3 days to kill any eggs the SHB have laid. And to kill any larva that may...
  16. Re: Noobs: Be careful not to boil your syrup!!!

    I always brought my 1:1 up to a boil for 1 min. never hurt the bees and never went sour.
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    Re: I am so conflicted

    Kill it. Let it live somewhere else than your yard. The bees will there. If you don't kill it now it can kill everything else. Knew an old guy that made a round-up diesel mix and used that. Bird will...
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    Re: The Great Dandelion Conspiracy?

    Often it also has to do with the length of the flower. If the bee tongue is too short it will ignore the flower. BBee have a much longer tongue.
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    Re: Anything like too many nucs?

    Don't worry those queens won't want to leave the hive for a week anyway. Things will change again by then.
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    Re: Help make the call.

    What He says next is a lot clearer about the whole thing.
  21. Thread: silver roof

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    Re: silver roof

    They look to the sun for guidance. They will be ok.
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    Re: Duck Dynasty honeybee question

    That type of hive is not uncommon but it is not the norm or avg.

    I believe that it starts where a swarm lands during questionable weather or issue over the home they want.
    As soon as they land...
  23. Re: End Bars: parallel sides vs non-parallel sides

    If desired, you can make a communication path by cutting the side of the end bar for a small distance(1 inch) about 2/3s down the bar from the top while leaving the bottom at the full width.

    This...
  24. Re: End Bars: parallel sides vs non-parallel sides

    parallel sided End Bars have been a norm in Europe in times past.
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    Re: How far will a swarm travel

    bee swarms travel as far as they need to. It can be different in different environments.

    In the mid 70's on the plain where Kilimanjaro airport is located in Tanzania driving along the A23 to...
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