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    Re: Hive Placement with lots of shade

    Agree with Ted..SHB love shade and ive heard conflicting storys about compost piles and tumblers,if you have beetles that far north just prepare to wage war...beautiful yard btw
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    Re: Day 7 hive inspection

    No no and no. DO NOT feed them pollen patties this time of year unless you want a hive full of those stinking small hive beetles.If they are bringing pollen in i wouldnt worry..keep feeding until...
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    Re: sticky queen candy

    My two cents... this year i tried something different, first i installed the queen cages and i did not remove the corks,i also did not shake bees in the boxes i removed some frames and put the...
  4. Thread: Nosema ?

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    Re: Nosema ?

    Wow...Thank you Michael.
  5. Re: Installing Pkg to a Medium Only Set-Up (10-Frame)? Also, any thoughts on Top-Feed

    My 2 cents, i like the mann lake hive top feeders,with a new package there is minimal to no disturbance to the new home,refilling is as easy as popping of your cover and your done,the only thing i...
  6. Thread: Nosema ?

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    Re: Nosema ?

    Thanks Drlonzo...i will take that advice
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    Nosema ?

    Im getting conflicting comments from a couple of local beeks ,i know, ask 10 beeks a question and you,ll get 10 different answers :) Should i treat a new package for nosema? I will ask my supplier...
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    Re: Dry pollen sub feeding

    I hole sawed a 2" hole halfway down a home depot bucket and put a poultry feeder inside.drilled a few small holes in the bottom in case its raining sideways..works great,i also buried a little with...
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    Re: Can I put fish in a water source?

    Erik,i have a small pond near my hives and keep goldfish in it,they are shubunkins and Ive never seen a skeeter larvae in the water. The orange store sells hyacinths and water lettuce in spring and...
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    Re: Foundation/drawn comb

    If you have fireants as bad as we do in Carolina give a nest a swift kick and let them clean up this spring
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    Advice on long lang.

    I'm in the process of building a long lang.I think i have my bases covered but any input would be helpful..my box is just under 4' and accepts lang deep frames it has an 1/8" screened bottom but i...
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    Re: Foundation/drawn comb

    Chad,Id freeze them for a few days,that will kill any SHB or wax moth larvae that may have survived.
  13. Thread: Ants in syrup.

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    Re: Ants in syrup.

    I think more than anything that any discrepancy's in lumber on the top covers made it impassable by the ants and that's a good thing :D
  14. Thread: Ants in syrup.

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    Ants in syrup.

    A couple of weeks ago i discovered that sugar ants had found the top feeders (mann lake) on my hives,opening up id find hundreds of dead ants in my syrup so cleaning them up and replacing the syrup...
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    Re: Not sure whats going on!

    Thanks R S,I thought about mountain camp feeding,i will give the top feeder a try and if they wont take syrup i will mountain.Goldenrod is ballistic here right now and the girls are coming home with...
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    Re: Bee Vacuum Please

    A few months ago i had a colony at work that needed removed,with advice from folks here i ended up trying a trapout,it went nowhere,patience is not my strong point. I built a bucket vac with a power...
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    Re: Not sure whats going on!

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    Thank you for the help everyone,i ordered a top feeder yesterday and will leave them alone for a couple of weeks once that arrives and then see. This is frame four from the hive,five...
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    Not sure whats going on!

    I did a check yesterday and found an odd situation in one of my hives, 2 deeps 10 frame with SBB,No feeder. As per norm standing behind the hive in both of the boxes from right to left are built...
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    Re: beetlejuice...........

    I got a recipe from Squarepeg the other week.it works wonderfully,16 oz of vegetable oil,the juice from a rotten banana,and a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar,since using Ive doubled my capture rate...
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    Re: Worst place you been stung.

    Got hit last night under my fingernail...it still hurts
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    Re: vegtable oil and apple cider vinegar

    Thank you too squarepeg and the wonderful concoction of banana juice, it works wonders and I've doubled my capture rate, my carney hives seem beetle free except the free flyers which get mobbed as...
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    Re: vegtable oil and apple cider vinegar

    yes. what i do is let a whole banana rot in the peel to the point of becoming liquid. i strain the banana juice and then add an equal amount of apple cider vinegar. this is then added to 16 oz. of...
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    Re: Like clockwork.

    It not robbing, i checked the hives today, and when i first spotted orientation flights, besides pesky SHB all is well.
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    vegtable oil and apple cider vinegar

    Has anyone ever added a few drops of apple cider vinegar to their vegetable or mineral oil,Ive used it in small Tupperware containers and it works wonders for fruit flies.Just wondering if it has the...
  25. Re: Can someone please tell me what kind of bees these are?

    Bald faced hornets,that's good to know.The ones i noticed were large and very distinctive zebra stripes i had never seen those before until this year,they were hanging around one of my bee watering...
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