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  1. Thread: Hygene ?

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    Re: Hygene ?

    if im correct it would be a natural reaction to invaders. Hygienic trait is when the bees uncap and remove diseased larvae such as those with afb or high pop ulation of mites.
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    drones reducing honey production

    I am currently reading Practical Queen Rearing and in it they said something that i dont know is true because it seems it was writen a while back. It said that you should control the number of...
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    Re: Hive death - what happened??

    im not too experienced, but my guess is a mixture of some sort of pesticide with robbing after it had been weakened. Im basing this off of photos in a book im reading and it showed a picture of...
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    Re: super agressive bees

    i worked my bees again today and i made sure i was calm and direct. the opening up was fine and did not get any trouble from them, they were calm and easy to work with as i started mcm. ( i know i...
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    Re: Looking for a hive stand idea..

    try a cutting up a wide tree trunk into slices it would look quite cool.
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    Re: winter question

    the cluster is quite large and i dont think the pop. of the hive has dropped much. How do you Know the weight? I've heard many people talk of this but i doubt they weigh all of their hives how can...
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    What can you do in the winter

    i have been so bored this winter i have been constructing hives and such, however, that is just hours and hours of nailing. IM starting to become so anxious that i had a dream last night that i saw a...
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    Re: winter question

    actually i have been feeding them since october but they have been sucking it down and have tons of stores. Just wondering if i should switch because the super is sucking up some of the heat.
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    winter question

    right now i have 2:1 syrup feeder on but it requires me to have another box on. SHould i switch to the mountain camp method or leave it how it is. Also if i am switching when is the minimum temp. I...
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    Re: Hello from Eastern PA

    Welcome Im also from Pa nice to see you on here. Im from washington crossing Pa about an hour and twenty minutes from where you are. Feel free to ask any questions to these wonderful people on here....
  11. Thread: pollen traps

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    pollen traps

    i bought 2 pollen traps and am goin to collect and sell the pollen. i was wondering how much to expect and also if pollen is safe for every one to eat. Basically is pollen safe to eat for those with...
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    Re: super agressive bees

    actually it has done the best with comb building and all that which is why i dont really want to requeen but their is no real remote places in washingtons crossing pa its all pretty much farms with...
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    Re: super agressive bees

    dont worry im panning on keeping them and expanding. I think you guys are right and it was mostly my fault in the video. I did not try to bounce it around but when i lifted the box it was twice the...
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    Re: super agressive bees

    they have quite a bit of stores in fact i think they have sucked down like 40 pounds of sugar and i do admit i was quite nervous which was a bad on my part. However the bees have actually attacked...
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    Re: super agressive bees

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4ONKim-wzc
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    Re: super agressive bees

    thanks guys for all the helpful tips. I would have responded sooner but i was at school. So i guess first off this is my only hive, but a few friends also have hives and we all check them together....
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    super agressive bees

    I live in Pennsylvania and have one hive but will be increasing to seven. My one colony now is super agressive and can explode from the hive in seconds. I was trying to put the mouse gaurd on today...
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    Re: sunflowers/next few weeks

    personally my bees are very close to a large planting of sun flowers not as large as yours neighbors but it seems that they will tend to stay away from that unless there is not much else just because...
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    Re: fall treatment

    i'm not sure exactly when but you want to do it after the harvest a while before it so that no chemical get in the honey. a top bar hive is a special fairly inexpensive hive that lets the the bees...
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    Re: Bee Lining Sucess

    to bad it is not wild, but you live in a beautiful area those are some great photos
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    Re: signs of flow

    thanks a lot you guys although i do not believe i have ever smelled any thing in my apiary i will see tomorrow. Also any answers to the second part of the question is their times when you should add...
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    Re: signs of flow

    what should it smell like
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    signs of flow

    i was just wondering what signs i should look for that there is a heavy flow of nectar and pollen going on. also are their any times during a heavy flow i should add two supers at a time
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    Re: whats the rule of thumb for bees

    if you look at some large operations they have like a sixty or more on an acre just remember these bees are not going to look up your deed see how much land you have and then stick to that they will...
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    Re: More Zing in the Sting

    during this time they get more aggressive because they have more honey then ever and are trying to defend it. plus this is the height of the season at least where i am so they will be more...
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