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    Re: help uplng pictures

    any idea on how to reduce the mb/kb?
    thank you for responding and helping me!
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    Re: Lots of bees outside entrance

    I think you are right about the nectar JakeDatc. I have 3 combs out of 8 with clear, sweet nectar, a couple full of pollen and 1 with golden honey. the rest look like brood. In your opinion, should I...
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    help uplng pictures

    I need help uploading some pictures please.
    I have 31 pictures already in MANAGE PHOTOS. when I try to upload it tells me,
    "Warning: Only variables should be assigned by reference in ..../album.php...
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    Re: Lots of bees outside entrance

    bbruff22, MDS, thank you for your replies.
    The picture bbruff posted is almost excatly what my bees are doing. Starting Friday night, the humidity went to 100% and its been drizzling ever since. My...
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    Lots of bees outside entrance

    Hi all, I had to start my hives over this year after a robbery by a skunk. I hived 2, 3lb packages in april and both hives have been doing great. I refill the sugar water once a week in each hive...
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    Re: Ant colony in the top of the hive

    I put my hives on 2, 4" SCHL 40 PVC pipes, about 3ft off the ground. I keep the PVC clean with just water and I have not seen anything that can cling to it to climb up. We do have those ants that fly...
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    Re: Rain, Rain, Rain!!!

    Thanks colleen, I didnt know how else to inspect the combs or get good pics with them the girl covering them. I know now not to do it again. I will not move it this year. I will start next spring...
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    Re: Rain, Rain, Rain!!!

    Thank you Shannon,
    I moved the feeder into the hive yesterday and put in 2 pieces of 2"X2" cardboard for now, until traps arrive. DANG, my girls sure are aggressive!!! All I removed was the last 4...
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    Re: Rain, Rain, Rain!!!

    This the only hive I have so, getting brood from somewhere else isn't an option. There is a lady about 10 miles from me that has langs but she told me she uses antibiotics for something. In my book...
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    Re: Rain, Rain, Rain!!!

    I have bees in the hive. I brushed them all off, into the hive, with grass before putting the comb on the rack to take pictures. When I pulled up every comb, each one was covered thick with bees. My...
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    Re: Rain, Rain, Rain!!!

    Thank You General,
    I had heard and read about hive beetles but thought they were an exception and not a norm. I will open the back of the hive up again this weekend and put the cardboard in, like...
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    Re: Rain, Rain, Rain!!!

    Well, the rain held off this weekend and I opened the hive for the first time in 3, maybe 4 weeks. The girls were pissed!!! I had opened the back of the hive when the first one collapsed to make...
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    Re: Rain, Rain, Rain!!!

    These are some pictures that I took when I went to see if they had released the queen. I removed the cork when I hived the packages and this is 1 week later. I took these with a 8 meg pix phone so...
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    Re: Rain, Rain, Rain!!!

    Thank You Life is Good,
    We had a high chick hatch rate this year also. I have gotten most of them out of the coop and into the brooder and from what I can count, we have about 48 new additions. I...
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    Re: Rain, Rain, Rain!!!

    Thank you,
    I figured it was best to let them do what they do best while it was raining. When I get a break in the weather, I will open it and take pick for all to see. I believe the tropical storm...
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    Rain, Rain, Rain!!!

    Hi all,
    Let first thank all of you for the help I have received from just reading and researching the forums and from people answering my questions.
    I have 2 TBH that I started with packages on the...
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    Bees dying by the millions in Canada

    I hope people wake up soon and realize they are going to exterminate everyone with designer foods. LINK BELOW
    One guy in the article says, "Guelph University entomologist Peter Kevan, disagreed with...
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    Re: Hived 2 packages Sunday evening

    Thank you very much!
    I don't have a veil and cant get one here in time to check to see if the queens are out. Any suggestions on a makeshift veil are alternative?
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    Re: Hived 2 packages Sunday evening

    Well, its wensday and both hives are busy with bees coming and going. Like i mentioned above, I forgot to use my follower boards on both hives. They are all the way against the back in each, giving...
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    Hived 2 packages Sunday evening

    I picked up 2, 3lb packages Saturday morning, from the local PO. They called and said they had arrived and that about 10 to 20 had gotten out of the cages. When I arrived to pick them up, I looked...
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    Re: Top bar hive questions for newbie

    HOORAY!!!, I have 2, 3lb packages shipping the 7th of may. I have one TBH ready with paint stirrers in ripped groove and the other one with the box and follower's built. Aquiring top bars and a piece...
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    Re: Top bar hive questions for newbie

    I found topbars 1 1/4 but lowes doesnt stock the triangle corner or half round molding for the bees to attach comb. They do have strip molding, 1 1/4" wide X 1/4" thick. Will this work like paint...
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    Re: Top bar hive questions for newbie

    What is Amazon Prime?
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    Re: Top bar hive questions for newbie

    I used a q-tip also with the Anise and Vanilla. I used the Vanilla because I had read somewhere on the forum that some one's grandad, (Ibelieve), Used Vanilla. I didnt think it would hurt until I got...
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    Re: Top bar hive questions for newbie

    well I got my first one up and baited it with a drop of vanilla and a drop of Anise. Im still waiting on the lemongrass oil. Our lemongrass patch is planted along with every other plant I could find...
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