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  1. I saw a beetle a little smaller than a dime on...

    I saw a beetle a little smaller than a dime on one of my landing boards. It was bulling his way in w/ the guard bees trying to "push" it out. Didn't look like they could sting it.
    Do I have hive...
  2. Thread: Adding Supers

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    Hey Panco, I don't have near the experience as...

    Hey Panco,
    I don't have near the experience as Ms. Lusby so you'd be well to take her advice,but, why don't you try it and see what happens? That's one of the things that makes me enjoy keeping...
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    What do you use as a swarm trap. Is it an empty...

    What do you use as a swarm trap. Is it an empty hive with a frame or two of comb or something else? Do you use a full size brood chamber?
    sparrow
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    In one of my two hives the queen just stopped...

    In one of my two hives the queen just stopped laying, workers made about 4 queen cells in about 10 days,which I cut out, then the original queen started laying again. There is no capped brood but as...
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    Good questions. My hives are doing the same...

    Good questions. My hives are doing the same things. Don't know whether to cut out these cells or leave them so the bees can replace my new, packaged queen. Hope someone here has answers.
    Sparrow
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    I read somewhere that if a colony is queen right,...

    I read somewhere that if a colony is queen right, they will be gathering pollen. Queenless bees don't gather pollen as much- I guess cause they have other things they're worried about.(NO Queen)
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    UPDATE- Clayton, I switched locations of the...

    UPDATE-

    Clayton,
    I switched locations of the two hives in the middle of a sunny day and now there are equal #s of bees going into each hive.
    Your suggestion worked like a charm.
    Thanks!...
  8. Thread: Drones?

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    Don't give up. This is my first year too and...

    Don't give up. This is my first year too and things aren't going just like they do in all the books. I'm probably manipulating my hives too much and I have one hive doing great and one that isn't...
  9. Thread: Honey

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    Hey Pancho, Good questions. This is my first...

    Hey Pancho,
    Good questions. This is my first year too. I am amazed everytime I look into my hives! Please keep us all posted on how the apitherapy is going. My brother-in-law also has ms and...
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    On Friday afternoon I installed 2 - 3lb. packages...

    On Friday afternoon I installed 2 - 3lb. packages in hives sitting side by side. I fed 2:1 syrup in can feeders in both hives. On Saturday morning I found 5&1/2 lbs of bees in one hive and 1/2 in...
  11. Thread: Terramycin-10

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    No offense taken. I'm just happy to have an...

    No offense taken. I'm just happy to have an online source to take ? to. I have joined a local assn. and they gave me the same advice. I watched a film by the Georgia Extention office hosted by Dr....
  12. Thread: Terramycin-10

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    TM is known to shorten the working life of adult...

    TM is known to shorten the working life of adult honeybees by 1/2. So only treat it you have to.

    How do you know if you have AFB or EFB until it's too late. Also, would you recommend treating...
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    My Calendar says Witch Hazel blooms this month in...

    My Calendar says Witch Hazel blooms this month in Arkansas. I haven't found any info on whether or not it is a source of pollen or nectar.
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    Somone suggested that when I get my bees in the...

    Somone suggested that when I get my bees in the spring treating with Apistan as soon as they are settled in and starting to get established. Won't this mean loosing whatever honey they will make for...
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    Thanks Joel, I'm going to try to make some from...

    Thanks Joel,
    I'm going to try to make some from the plans on the Web site.
    Sparrow
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    I'm starting two hives in the spring and have...

    I'm starting two hives in the spring and have read about the advantages of using screened bottom boards. Can these be used all year long? What effect does this have on air flow and temp. control?...
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    Does anyone know where I might find a list of...

    Does anyone know where I might find a list of plants usefull for bees in my specific area? Western Arkansas/Eastern Oklahoma River Valley. I tried the County Extention office and while the info was...
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    Anyone have an opinion of the best type of bees...

    Anyone have an opinion of the best type of bees for NW Arkansas? Also any comments on reputable suppliers would be great. I'm planning on starting a few hives from scrath in the spring. Any...
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