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    Re: Requeening a hot hive. Advice needed.

    What do you do about winter feeding? After the severe draught we had this year, I want to keep them supplemented. I didn't take any honey from them, but still concerned they don't have enough stores....
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    Re: Requeening a hot hive. Advice needed.

    I would rather re-home the queen and her kind than destroy them. It's not their fault that I'm old and my nerves are shot :) Twenty years ago I could have easily withstood the stress of an aggressive...
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    Re: Requeening a hot hive. Advice needed.

    I think I just made an interesting discovery today. I live on the acreage behind our office building, and can see the Russians' hive from a couple of the office windows. Walking past one of the...
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    Re: Requeening a hot hive. Advice needed.

    I'm starting to think about just finding a Russian-fan, and let them bring their boxes and pull all the frames. Then I could just start with an empty hive and filled it with sane bees. When tending...
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    Re: Requeening a hot hive. Advice needed.

    BigT - I'll make you a deal, you find her and you can keep her! I'll even throw in a couple of frames of her offspring. Lol. I am not looking forward to that treasure hunt.

    Valleyman - Thanks for...
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    Requeening a hot hive. Advice needed.

    Looks like I am going to have to requeen the bees I purchased from FatBeeMan. The past 3 months have seen such a rise in their aggression levels that I can't even fill their feeder without full-gear...
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    Re: Honey B Healthy

    I inherited my mother's need to over-complicate even the simplest things. ;)
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    Re: Honey B Healthy

    Heaflaw: I like using the Bee Tea recipe (minus the Honey B Healthy) from honeybeelives -

    http://www.honeybeelives.org/HoneybeeLivesBEE-TEA-08.pdf

    My bees seem to really enjoy the addition of...
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    Re: Copper Tops vs Aluminum Tops In Summer Heat

    Frostygoat - It is an 8 frame cypress hive from Brushy Mountain with a pitched copper roof.

    JRH - Interesting idea about the thermometer, I will definitely give that a try! I have some extra ones...
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    Re: Honey B Healthy

    Bees love it and it does seem to encourage them to take sugar water. But it encourages robbing like mad! And not just bees, it drew ants and wasps to my hives too, I've stopped using it and just add...
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    Copper Tops vs Aluminum Tops In Summer Heat

    I am going to confess. For my first hive, I let myself get suckered in to the pretty copper top garden hive. The second hive is same size but with a standard aluminum top. Both hives have screened...
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    Re: "The Beekeeper's Lament" by Hannah Nordhaus

    Very true. I've had several non-beekeeping friends and co-workers read it and love it as much as the beekeeping friends have. It's definitely not just for beekeepers.
  13. Thread: Bear and hive

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    Re: Bear and hive

    Wow...Winnie The Pooh grew up!

    Great picture, but it makes me glad that bears aren't a problem around here.
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    Re: Smoke through screened bottom board ?

    Agreed. My hives are elevated 14" off the ground on metal stands, so smoking under the SBB is just easier for me then aiming for the entrance.
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    Re: "The Beekeeper's Lament" by Hannah Nordhaus

    It is! I just half-heartedly started reading it because my cousin recommended it, I didn't expect it to be that good. But I ended up purchasing my own copy and two additional copies for...
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    Re: "The Beekeeper's Lament" by Hannah Nordhaus

    The Christian Science Monitor ranks The Beekeeper's Lament #7 on its list of its "smartest nonfiction titles for summer reading."
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    Re: Deep fried Bees?

    You two...stay FAR AWAY from my hives!! :D
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    Re: Fatbeeman - Great Bee Supplier

    Personally, I do not consider boric acid organic. In small quantities it is harmless to humans, but larger doses have proven to be fatal. Long term exposure (including breathing the dust) can cause...
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    Re: Fatbeeman - Great Bee Supplier

    Brushy Mountain offers these for wearing under the veil:
    http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/LED-Magnifing-Glass/productinfo/239/

    Never tried them, so I've no clue if they work.
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    Re: Fatbeeman - Great Bee Supplier

    SHB do multiple rapidly. Upon arrival 3 of the 5 frames where covered in beetle slime, so I tossed them and put in fresh frames and foundation. And I had to resort to using Beetle Swatters with Check...
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    Re: Fatbeeman - Great Bee Supplier

    The nuc Don sold me was a five frame with a caged queen... and a healthy population of SHB. Took me a month to get the SHBs under control.

    The bees were docile in the beginning, but they have...
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    "The Beekeeper's Lament" by Hannah Nordhaus

    http://www.onearth.org/article/the-beekeepers-lament

    Excellent book. I'm halfway through and it still has my attention. So many books lose my attention by the halfway point, so that is an...
  23. Re: When to remove insulation from Honey Run's All Season Inner Cover

    Here is a link to another thread discussing the ventilated covers in more depth...

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?243139-Ventilated-inner-cover&highlight=honeyrun+covers
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    I've only had mine since February, but so far so good. Maybe someone else here on the forum, who has had their All Season covers longer than me, can comment.
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    Fantastic. Our nighttime temperatures still dip into the upper 40s and lower 50s, which made me wonder about removing the insulation just yet. This past Saturday morning was chilly enough for me to...
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