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    Honey

    I have been sending small amounts of honey to my daughters boy friend for a few months. He gives it to friends. No one ever said I could not send the honey. Ive only sent 2 jars at a time.
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    Are we normal?

    Thanks to Troy,I have purchased the book and am spending my afternoons hunting bumble Bees in the yard. If someone would have said that I would be doing this at this age, I would have said they were...
  3. Thread: Straining wax

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    Thanks all

    Well here goes nothing. I want to make candles for myself. I hope I don't burn the house down.:p
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    Straining wax

    How do you guys strain the impurities out of the wax once its melted? I have a large block of wax and want to do something with it. (not sure what). Maybe make a candle or two. I have no idea what...
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    questions

    I just read your post on spraying with OA. What is it. I'm interested in how it work for mite control. Do you spray the frames with the bees on them or just the top of the frames, Is it caustic? Does...
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    I'm in

    Great idea!! Tell me what you need and I'll Donate. We sent honey (1 jar) to My daughters Boy friend. It was a small jar and it got there OK. I think if we are going to send a lot we need to send...
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    Relax

    I wish you all a happy and safe Thanksgiving. If your driving do it safely. If your eating, eat well. If your sleeping enjoy.
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    Bee removal 101

    So far I have done bee removals for free. I'm still learning and not always sure of what to do. I have always got them out thanks to help from Friends here. The learning curve is going quick. The...
  9. Is there help for this?

    I started with one hive, and not a very good one at that, Now I have 4. I promised only 2. But I'm thinking of splitting in the spring. I have purchased all the boxes, frames and foundation I need in...
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    We have lots of turkeys here. We call them herds,...

    We have lots of turkeys here. We call them herds, because there are so many of them. The dog keeps them away.
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    Can't there be drones from somewhere else flying...

    Can't there be drones from somewhere else flying around in the area? Maybe the ones the girls kicked put are put there homeless. I still have drones in my hives.
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    I did it. All bees in the hive. All is quiet for...

    I did it. All bees in the hive. All is quiet for now. Are you sure the baby ducks jump out to the ground? Don't they fly out when they are ready?
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    Holy cow, Thats great !! No corrections from me....

    Holy cow, Thats great !! No corrections from me. Thanks for the extensive list
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    Ok here goes nothing, thanks for the help. You...

    Ok here goes nothing, thanks for the help. You guys are great. Ill get back on how i did later.
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    I'm Reading this at 6AM and this is way to much...

    I'm Reading this at 6AM and this is way to much math for me at this time of day. I'm thinking it wont get any better later in the day.:p
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    Need some help here

    Have some bees in a duck box in a tree 12 feet up. Got the duck box down with bees, no problem. I cant just dump the bees into a hive box because the duck box is full of leaves, grass, and dirt. How...
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    I have been struggling with a cutout for 2 months...

    I have been struggling with a cutout for 2 months now. It was Queen less so I ordered a new Queen and tryed to re- Queen. They killed her, then I tryed a frame of brood, the first one did not work,...
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    Robbing medicated syrup

    I have put honey supers on two hives. The other one is weak and not ready for a honey super, so I put medicated sugar syrup (Fumigelin). If the other hives rob the weak hive for the syrup will they...
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    I think one question here is who are the beekeep...

    I think one question here is who are the beekeep that buy these so called AHB from the exterminator/Beekeep. And if these Bees are so bad why aren't more people pets and children attached here in...
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    I'm trying to work my bees like I think my...

    I'm trying to work my bees like I think my clients should work there animals. To much intervention and you weaken the species. Not enough and your animals life span shortens.I think in this case a...
  21. Thread: Feed honey?

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    Feed honey?

    Why don't we feed bees honey instead of 1:1 syrup? Can we dilute honey in water and feed this? Sorry if this is a stupid question.
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    Good call

    Seems to me that you did the right thing and all is well for now. Good luck with them. I have a feeling you are really going to be happy with your bees come spring.
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    I believe Troy is right. Since "Life will always...

    I believe Troy is right. Since "Life will always find a way." The AHB's are here to stay one way or another. They will mate and reproduce and carry on. We as a group have a responsibility to cope...
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    Finally some good news

    To those of you that have helped me with the cut out hive I owe a huge thanks. Today I opened the hive and there smack in the middle of it all is a sealed queen cell. The girls had no queen, no...
  25. Thread: SHB Repellant

    by aidah
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    Canola oil

    I met an old time bee keep that said he sprays his hive with a little canola oil up around where the frames sit in the hive box. He said the bees like the canola oil and the hive beetles hate it. I...
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