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    Re: comb drawn on a foundationless frame

    I have mostly medium foundationless. Mine tend to attach to all sides eventually, with holes for them to travel along. They draw out the foundationless much faster than the other. I have no trouble...
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    Re: Dealings with Long Creek Apiary

    It seems that Long Creek is doing well after all. I typed in a search for Russian Package Bees and found that he is taking orders for 2012. I hope that means it all got sorted out with refunds and...
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    Re: Lost all three hives. Diagnosis help needed!

    When I tested early in the season I used a grid bottom board with sticky oil wiped on it. then I counted after 24 hours. I am sure that they all carry some parasitic load and I am ok with some losses...
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    Re: Lost all three hives. Diagnosis help needed!

    Thank you all for your responses. I did do a varroa count early in the spring and found nothing. I am trying to be as treatment free as possible. I did not realize that Varroa would cause the Queens...
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    Lost all three hives. Diagnosis help needed!

    This is my second year beekeeping. I lost the last of my three hives this week. My first hive made it through last winter very strong. They swarmed and I put them in a TBH. They were a very strong...
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    Re: large hornet found in hive

    Squish her quickly! YOu should see them grab up bees and rip their heads off and eat them. Like popcorn. :popcorn: and when there is a whole hive of them feeding off of your hive it can do some real...
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    After the swarm. What now?

    My biggest hive swarmed Sunday. It was a little unexpected since my inspection 11 days earlier showed not even a queen cup, much less a cell (and they still had room in the upper super)... Anyhow I...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Western NC My largest hive swarmed april 10. 11 days ago there were NO queen cells. I was supposed to go through them after I ran an errand. husband called while I was out and told me they were...
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    Re: What breed of bees do you use?

    I am new to bees and started with Pure Russians (Breeders assoc.) last year. I love them. I find them to be busy when I am inspecting, but not aggressive. They have built up fine with no swarming...
  10. Re: Possible emergency after installing first package

    [QUOTE=Michael Bush;640672]I direct release because I don't want them building comb on the cage and messing up their first comb,


    this happened to us after our first install. Here I am with my 80...
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    Re: Which bottom board beetle trap works best?

    Thanks, guys. I actually went and picked up some nucs from Don (fatbeeman) on monday and forgot to ask him. I thought that he used old political signs and poison, but I may be off base there. He was...
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    Which bottom board beetle trap works best?

    I am getting ready to order beetle traps for my hives and was wanting peoples opinions and experiences.

    I am looking at the Freeman trap, the IPK Small hive beetle trap from greenbeehives.com and...
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    Re: Post package install question.

    I would give them the queen cell and frame of brood. It will keep them busy until your replacement queen arrives. I new though, so take it for what it is worth.
  14. Thread: Got slimed....

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    Re: Got slimed....

    I went through the hive today and could not find any larvae or slime. there was one very old honey frame that could have been suspect, so I took it out. There was one beetle on that frame. No others...
  15. Thread: Got slimed....

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    Re: Got slimed....

    Thanks guys for the sympathy and advice.

    Am I reading it right that there is nothing i can do to stop it once it has started? As of last week everything looked and smelled great. If this infernal...
  16. Thread: Gardening

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    Re: Gardening

    If you see any with the little white eggs on their backs, let them live. those are parasitic wasp eggs and they hatch and eat the worm ... then they make more!

    I have so many now that I don't...
  17. Thread: Got slimed....

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    Re: Got slimed....

    Me too.

    I Pulled my IPM board today because I noticed some orange crud on it. The thing was crawling with SHB larvae and what I think was one wax moth larvae. The chickens loved them. I am so...
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    Re: Starting a new hive

    Frank, each hive can only have one queen. You start each package and its queen in one of the bigger boxes (deeps) full of frames and foundation (wax or plastic with the hexagonal print). Each hive...
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    Re: Non Myth-Information

    The bees still won't care about you. (but your beesource family will, of course!)
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    Re: Reducer Question

    If you use duct tape, you may want to stick a tiny piece of wood under it. When I pulled the tape off of mine, I had a wall of dead girls stuck to the tape. :(

    Now I put a wood shim then tape it...
  21. Thread: Moving Honey

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    Re: Moving Honey

    My girls moved their honey this winter. I put them in a south facing turn out shed. At the time they had the typical arc of honey and space for clustering in the middle. When I checked during a warm...
  22. Thread: Got drones.

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    Re: Got drones.

    I went through today and didn't have any swarm cells, thank goodness, no queen cells just tons of drones everywhere, and they are backfilling the drone comb with nectar... that is the good news at...
  23. Thread: Got drones.

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    Got drones.

    Lots of drones. I am trying some foundationless frames so when I put my super on I included two foundationless in the mix. Well those girls went to town on them. They had them fully drawn and laid up...
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    Re: Thoughts on thymol

    at least now you won't get mites :cool:
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    Re: Drones in SE Virginia

    There are drones in western NC as well. plenty of other brood too.
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