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    Re: A down side to beekeeping.

    If one poops on your shoulder is it considered good luck like when a bird does it???
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    Re: yellow jacket queen mating???

    Looking back, I wished I'd stopped mowing and just observed her. Doubt it'll ever happen again in my lifetime to see a mating flight like that.
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    Re: yellow jacket queen mating???

    Thats EXACTLY what it looked like...only flying real slow about 10'-12' up in the air. Huge....had to be a female with a smaller one attached upside down at the rear.
  4. Re: Trying to set up a Commercial NUC production

    I've bought nucs two ways. One where I ordered it from the Nuc maker and a month later I had two nucs delv'd...they're not cardboard but plastic nucs....courrogated like paper but out of plastic so...
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    yellow jacket queen mating???

    Not a bee question but I know that YJ and HB are closely related. Does the YJ queen mate much like the HB in that she leaves, goes and becomes mated in the air with a YJ (drone I guess)?????
    The...
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    Re: mineral oil

    Personally no I havent. Read and watched videos. The way it works is it puts a film of oil on the bees and the mites cant stay on and drop. Hopefully theres an oil pan to catch the mites. Basically...
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    Re: Post pic of queen

    Saw her just the other day

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    Re: Add space or not?

    Had to look up where Rusk is....Where you are....it's gonna start getting a lot colder in the next month or so. As stated here, your bees dont have time to build fresh comb and fill it up. I'd keep...
  9. Re: Hello from Palm Beach County FL, USA #Zone- 0

    Look Up!! Over here! yes....up here!!! Thats me, just above you in Florida!!! Welcome to BS and enjoy the Convention next month. I'm jealous....gotta work. Our bee club was sending soemone free...
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    Re: Share your Beekeeping Inventions!

    Awwww....thats an idea....Thanks....I'll let that one float around in my head for a little while and see if I like that better!
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    Re: Beetle problem

    I havent tried the DE for SHB. I understood it that it's to kill the hatched SHB larva as it falls to the ground.(it cuts them up as they crawl and they die) (or inside the pan if using in...
  12. Thread: Found bees

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    Re: Found bees

    Could be they started a hive inside that wooden box. If so, get you a nuc box ready and "do it to it!"
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    Re: Share your Beekeeping Inventions!

    Next spring, I'm changing out my hive brood boxes. over the winter I will be building these with a strong eyelet that sticks out the side and is permentally embedded in the box. The reason? I will be...
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    Re: SHB & Plastic Frames

    I tossed my plastic frames for that reason. Too much SHB crawling around thru the cubby holes. Too close to comb for me and I'd preffer the bees either keep them corraled up above the inner lid or...
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    Poll: Re: City bees vs. Country bees

    I think most folks at that level dont even cut their own yard. They hire lawn maintaince and pest controll that does all the spraying and making it look like a golf course cuz thats how they get...
  16. Re: Is Carolina Jasmine toxic to honey bees?

    I have 3 big bushes of this and down the street the neighbor has a fence 100' long full of Confederate Jasmine. As far as I can see...the bees DONT work it. Did not see one bee on any of em while...
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    Re: Gulf Coast Drone Brood Levels?

    I've seen a few drone in mine but nothing as far as capped drone. I did find a capped Queen cell and thought about using it in a split. (well actually did the split but usd a mated queen that was...
  18. Re: HELP! How to get hive ready for winter

    Bout the only help it sounds like your needing will be what to do with all that honey! I'd leave them a solid 10 frms of honey in one super. I'd extract the remaining four supers, and then throw...
  19. Thread: requeen?

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    Re: requeen?

    If there is brood up there then the bees wont leave.

    As far as requeening. We did that just this weekend at the 53 hive bee apiary of our bee club. All old fashioned frame-by-frame tearing into...
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    Re: Moving Bees (Vermont to Atlanta)

    Sho nuff do I reckon!!
    You'll learn that you git a close up view of what SHB are really all about!
    Bees down here pretty much go all 12 months. Slow down a lil in "winter" but from what I'm told...
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    Re: hive top feeder

    my top hive feeders dont have ventilation tween the lid and the feeder. In fact I have them sealed with indoor rubber sealer. If there's a crack there then it draws the other bees to the smell of...
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    Re: Top feeder vs. Frame Feeder

    Still swear by FATBEEMANS NO LEAK HIVE FEEDER. Only adaption I've made is to be sure to put a rubber door sealer along the top edge. That way if the top doesnt fit perfectly than the bees cant...
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    Re: UNCAPPED HONEY

    +100 and a big AMEN to that!! My first year and one thing I've come to realize....just how valuable that drawn comb is!!
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    Re: Hi from Michigan

    Welcome Debbie. new first year beek and still waiting on my honey! Maybe Spring. Stay warm! I'll be thinking of you in Jan when it's 50 here and what??? -15 there!? LOL
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    Re: White dead bees

    No worries...those all look like big fat drones to me. If so, than everything is normal and they're just setting up shop for the coming fall/winter.
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