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    Re: Swarm flew away, now what?

    Sorry for your loss, can`t stand to see all that hard work fly away. Watch for after swarms. I have a few hives that produced 6 swarms with virgin queens one week after main swarms. Two of them had...
  2. Thread: Odd behavior

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    Re: Odd behavior

    Just goes to show ya, ya learn somethin new every day. Will be given it a try.
    Wundering if its ok to use with honey supers on? Will the honey pick up the odor of cinnimon? Also, i find that my...
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    Re: Odd behavior

    Hey DS, is cinnimon a repellent for ants or what? Never heard of it being used in beekeeping before.
    Thanks, Todd 64:D
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    Re: Beekeeper stole bees

    wimpy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:cry:
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    Re: Glove recommendations

    aaaaa, i use rubber gloves. The kind for washing dishes. Easy to clean and inexpensive and you can feel what your doing with out squashing any bees.
    A bee can sting threw leather gloves.:D
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    Re: Double Deeps cause swarming

    I`ve had swarms from colonies that have an empty second story. Lots of room to expand but they chose to swarm instead. Have others crowded in two storys and show no sigh of swarming. Most swarms have...
  7. Thread: Mite control

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    Re: Mite control

    aaaa alpha6, thanks.
    Does it work on treckeal as well as verrora and what is the aplication method for thymol? Is it a grease patty?:D

    Thank again,
    Todd64
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    Re: Mite control

    aaaa Dan. The formic strips were ready for shipping and the government pulled the plug. Said they needed to do more research. Yet!! you can still buy the slow release pads. For now, that is. I buy it...
  9. Thread: Mite control

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    Mite control

    All of my hives are deeps. In each box is a honey supper frame. The bees draw it out to match the deeps on either side. Its always drone cells they seem to build. After cells are capped, their...
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    Re: swarm with two queens?

    Hey D.C, thanks. Just checked both swarms and found a healthy queen in both. Will wait a week to see if they had a good time on the town.
    Wundering, will a queen mate on a rainy day if left no...
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    swarm with two queens?

    One of my hives swarmed a week ago, (prime swarm) yesterday they produced
    two more.Two hours after hiving the last two, i found a queen with eight workers on the face of one of the hives. She...
  12. Thread: Chicken Poop!

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    Re: Chicken Poop!

    Ya, that is funny P.B. Can always us a good chuckle.:D

    If you put out two buckets, one containing water and one full of manure, the manure wins hands down.:D

    Todd64
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    Re: White flowering roadside tree?

    What about Ocean spray? Small oval leaf with jagged edges. Small white flowers similar to elder berry but cluster hangs down like grapes. Unlike E. berry,O spray is a good source of nector and polin....
  14. Thread: Dragon flies?

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    Re: Dragon flies?

    It probably bothers me more than the bees!:D
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    Re: Chicken Poop!

    The manure im talking about is already composted, not fresh.Yes they like my composting plant matter as well. As I have mentioned in a earlyer thread, bees love pee. I assume its the salt and or...
  16. Thread: Chicken Poop!

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    Chicken Poop!

    what is in manure that my bees find so atractive? Salt,minerals, or is it just the water? Anyone? Thanks.
    Todd64:D
  17. Thread: Dragon flies?

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    Re: Dragon flies?

    Theirs dragonflies in my bee yard all summer long.They have no problem picking bees out of the air. Same with those dam swallows! It wouldent bother me to much if they just ate the drones.:D

    Todd64
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    Re: Wintering out on a limb!

    JP, does it snow in Louisiana?
    Todd64:D.
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    Re: Wintering out on a limb!

    Thats a cool pic JP! What state you from?


    Todd 64 (alias, Buckfever 1964):D
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    Re: Wintering out on a limb!

    Sorry for the late reply,PC packed it in, in early December. Had to wait till i had some cash flow to buy a new one.
    Chad was just by to pick up some nucs and he filled me in. Cluster was the size...
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    Re: Salt in the Bee water

    A, an old time beekeeper told me to pee around my apairy site to repel bears. What he dident tell me was that bees love pee! Must be the salt. Dident care to much for that so i us my dogs instead....
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    Quarantine lifted

    The quarantine on vancouver Island has been lifted. Babes honey threatend to sue the government if they dident lift the quarantine. Babes wants to import bees to replace the bees they lost last...
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    Re: Made a 5-Gallon SW Bucket Feeder

    What did you expect? After all i`m stupid right?



    High from the Rock!
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    Re: Wintering out on a limb!

    Hey D Coates, I will see what I can do. I told Chad that the situation was very unusual and that he should be documenting the hole thing. I will check with him and get back to you.


    High from the...
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    Re: Made a 5-Gallon SW Bucket Feeder

    Great idea, I use something similar, but I like your float design better. less drowning bee`s. According to our bee inspector, it is illegal to yard feed in B.C. Has something to do with spreading...
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