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    More than likely the larva was damaged in the cut...

    More than likely the larva was damaged in the cut out process and they are just cleaning house, caring them away from the hive.

    Richard
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    dont beat your self up yet...... Give them time,...

    dont beat your self up yet...... Give them time, make sure there is syrup for them and that it is available to them (meaning that it is either inside hive or hive top feeder so they dont have to...
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    I am starting to think that beekeepers know that...

    I am starting to think that beekeepers know that know that the scent of bee stings lead to more bee stings but happen to forget this idea when they see a bee stinging something dark and just put it...
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    does colors really matter?

    I keep reading that you are not supposed to ware dark clothes around bees or they will attack.......... Is this just an old wives tale or does anyone know this to be true to them? In my few years...
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    have you tried to use the drone frames to control...

    have you tried to use the drone frames to control the mites? It is a good way to keep them in check without use of chemicals as long as you have the time and freezer space.:thumbsup:

    Richard
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    Are they just using the hives for pollination or...

    Are they just using the hives for pollination or are they going to allow them to make honey also?

    If so it brings up the question.........where do we buy White House Honey?

    Richard
  7. Thread: swarm?

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    I went out and checked my hives and I had one...

    I went out and checked my hives and I had one that didnt have a queen, eggs, larva or even capped brood. There was not even an old queen cell. The hive was light on bees and they where slightly...
  8. Thread: swarm?

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    swarm?

    Ok this was strange, as I was out feeding the pigs I noticed a loud buzzing sound, the first thing to come to mind was I have a swarm in a tree close by. As I got closer to the sound I noticed that...
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    looking for a good queen rearing system

    I am not looking for an expensive flashy system to make 100s of queens I just want a simple setup to raise a few queens at a time just to boost my own numbers. If anyone knows of a good system that...
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    I thought about the inside cut out but it is in...

    I thought about the inside cut out but it is in the kitchen and they just redid the whole kitchen with that anoying plaster that is fanned out like a scalup shell and put in new cabinets across the...
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    non cut out bee removal?

    I was called out today for bees entering a house. When I got there they where entering the house threw a hole that the electric conduit goes into the house. Then the troubles showed themselfs, the...
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    I have use sugar syrups for swarm catching but...

    I have use sugar syrups for swarm catching but never for inspecting. My first concern would be using this option while supers are on. I know it is just a small amount of syrup but it would still be...
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    "soft" chemical for varroa mites

    I don't like using harsh chemicals on my bees but I have varroa mites so I was told to try and use "soft" chemicals to treat them so What "soft" chemicals do y'all like to control varroa mites?
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    The hives are 1/2 a mile from my house and I am...

    The hives are 1/2 a mile from my house and I am closer to a lake and more plants than they are now. In my area they where selling 5 frame nucs in the spring for $200.00 and could not keep them in...
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    How much should a hive cost?

    I am being offered 3 complete hives with screened bottom boards, hive body and a med. These hives are full of bees and all of the wax is drawn out. They are asking $350.00 per hive, is this a fare...
  16. Thread: feeder pails

    by akaneo
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    No 5/3 is the syrup ratio it is in the middle of...

    No 5/3 is the syrup ratio it is in the middle of 1/1 and 2/1

    So it is 5 parts sugar to 3 parts water

    Richard
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    Wanting to travel some hives

    I live in North Florida (just north of Orlando, 3 hours south of GA line) and I am next to a forest but do not have enough of a flows to produce more than 3/4 of a super per hive. I was thinking of...
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    I am with Ross, the heat might be keeping the...

    I am with Ross, the heat might be keeping the beans from producing nectar. Or it might just be drying up as fast as it is producing it.

    My 3 cents,
    Richard
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    I know I don't have that many hives or a need to...

    I know I don't have that many hives or a need to use anything to remove a lot of supers at one time (I wish I had that problem), but why would anyone want to use chemicals on their bees that them...
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    Did you add any extra wax to the plastic...

    Did you add any extra wax to the plastic foundation before you put it in? My bees really hate the plastic foundation, they will not draw it out as it comes from the store I have to brush extra wax on...
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    First thing that pops into my mind is that pollen...

    First thing that pops into my mind is that pollen comes in all colors, do you think that this might be just a mixture of pollens to get this strange gray color?

    Also do you have a pic to help us...
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    are they laying in the honey super also? Are...

    are they laying in the honey super also? Are there still brood in the deep?

    If no then I say take off the super, move the deep to the top of the stack and start feeding. If they don't need the...
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    I too have family in TN and I love to stop in...

    I too have family in TN and I love to stop in every time I pass threw they are actually just outside of Murfreesboro, small world huh, that is where my father grew up.

    I am so happy you are...
  24. Thread: New Kelly Frame

    by akaneo
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    I don't buy in that big of a quantaty, I was...

    I don't buy in that big of a quantaty, I was talking about the 10 for $12 thats $1.20 each compared to 10 for $9 thats $.90 per frame, so only a differance of $.30 per frame not $.50 I miss spoke....
  25. Thread: New Kelly Frame

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    I didn't think about the wiring Jeff what hit me...

    I didn't think about the wiring Jeff what hit me was the cost. It might be faster for commercial beeks but I would rather tack on the wedge and save $.50 or so per frame.

    As it stands I need a...
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