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    Re: The thing I hate most about beekeeping...

    wax moths appearing in my garage and seeing a few boxes of ruined comb

    Big farmer neighbor spraying the ditches and killing a mile long stretch of yellow sweet clover right as it was blooming...
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    Re: Town to spray for mosquitos!

    Does anybody know what chemical the city uses that is bee friendly??? I have a bad mosquito problem and I am looking for the safest way to battle them. I am a touch ”green” and don’t want to hurt...
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    Re: What's your favorite gadget?

    -My 4 –wheeler with a big rack on back and front. I can put my bucket full of hive working tools in the front basket and carry hive bodies and frames in the back basket.
    It lets me zip down to my...
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    Re: Ultra breeze suits?!

    The suit was the best money I EVER spent on bee keeping stuff. I really feel confident that NO STINGS will make it through. During one inspection, I felt a very slight poke on my leg. (like a piece...
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    what NOT to do in your bee suit

    -Have a small bug fly into your mouth and instinctively spit it out…..opps I got a veil on

    -Have a big healthy AHHH CHOOOO!!!!...ooopps I have a veil on

    -Have a bee sneak into your veil……ooops...
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    Dysentery/Nosema equipmment clean-up

    One month ago we finally had a warm enough day for cleansing flights. I notice one of 6 hives was clustering like summer around the top entrance. The amount of poop on the snow and that hive was...
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    Re: Sudden Deafening Silence?

    yes Len---I am south of Sioux Falls and they are,,,not clustering...but "cuddling" to keep warm. They are not used to 50's and are slooowwwww. No flying today but when it hits 60's they will fill the...
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    Re: Treat Minnesota Hygienics?

    Last year I had 2 hives of MH and HAD to treat. They were started from splits in Texas..arrived a little late. One built up nice and produced extra honey and the other was slower and did not produce...
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    Re: alternative bee picture

    sorry about the focus...seems to have a smaller head that the BOB..Hard to tell from picture but it is the exact same size as a "normal" honey bee....never seen one before or since and these salvia...
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    Re: Anyone else seeing extra propolis??

    Ya--all 5 of mine are crazy glue this year compared to last...I only scrape it off box edges so it is easier to seperate and every now and then between frames if they are hard to get back together.
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    Anyone else seeing extra propolis??

    Anyone else noticing extra use of propolis this year??

    MANNNN!!!.....I got a thick caramel goo everywhere...especially on the end of the bars and around the inner cover.....I about need to throw...
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    Re: Dakota Gold

    I would say yours is lighter...........mine is sweet clover and some domestic flower garden stuff...and thistles I would bet :o

    gun---who hesitates to spray/cut thistles on sight anymore---
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    Dakota Gold

    Not quite a Black Hills gold rush....but it tastes better!!!

    I am done extracting for the year......twice the hives and not much more honey this year. OHHH well. Next year...boy wait till next...
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    Re: alternative bee picture

    a form of Salvia---sage

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia

    I forget the exact version
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    alternative bee picture

    I found this wild dark bee gathering nectar in the same plant as my bees....leg was full of yellow pollen,,,twice as much as a honey bee and it was the same size of a bee!!!!!

    I tried to post in...
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    Re: Who is the dummy ..me or the bees

    I forgot to mention....I plan on getting bigger...If I was going to stay ay 5 hives I would "go natural".......That seems hard for small sidelinner size operations. I would imagine they are useing...
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    Re: Who is the dummy ..me or the bees

    I am pushing them together.I had them tight as can be... plastic ear against palstic ear...10 per hive. They don't seem to mess them up as bad when used to make brood comb ? I thought they might like...
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    Who is the dummy ..me or the bees

    My one of 5 hives that actually worked for a living this year built a MESS in the super. I am using the Mann Lake PF-105?..It is the small cell deep plastic frame. I have used deeps for supers the...
  19. Re: You Dandant 20 frame extractor owner question

    these are plastic frames with plastic foundation (with a coating of wax)...not permacomb or HSC (pre-formed complete cells)...soooo I guess There is not much difference than " regular" frames unless...
  20. You Dandant 20 frame extractor owner question

    A forum search was overwhelming….after reading several pages of posts I have to ask:

    I am looking at the Dadant 20 frame radial. I live close enough to go get it and save shipping to me.

    I feel...
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    Re: how far do they swarm?

    to add to the question....is there a minimum distance they will go???

    I read a post once that said they will always fly beyon the range of the parent hive...how could THAT be??

    I am a little...
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    Re: diagnose my hive situation please..

    PROBLEM SOLVED...:applause:

    I looked back into the hive today and right away noticed it was "calmer". I found a small patch of larva. The further I dug towards the middle the better the brood...
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    Re: diagnose my hive situation please..

    I did not make it clear..:)..I have a large double deep hive with a lot of bees and many drones that I think is queenless. The last drones hatched a couple of days ago and no brood or eggs are seen....
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    Re: diagnose my hive situation please..

    the milky goo is a spot on the bottom of a cell about enough to just cover the cell bottom but just deep enough to be seen...looks like royal jelly I have seen come out of a queen cup before.....I...
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    diagnose my hive situation please..

    I checked a hive today that I thought might have gone queen less OR was the source of one of 2 swarms from my 4 hives (at that time 2 weeks + ago). I checked it 5 days ago too and at that time it was...
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