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  1. Thread: First Year Bees

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    Re: First Year Bees

    How's your mite count? Have you treated for mites? Any sign of hive beetles or their larvae because that will give off a sour smell. I'd get a beek friend to take a look or get some quality pictures...
  2. Thread: Suit VS Jacket

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    Re: Suit VS Jacket

    The Natural Apiary brand I see on amazon looks the be just fine but will get really hot in the summertime or if worn for very long. If your budget only allows a cheaper cotton suit then so be it. I...
  3. Thread: Flower ID help

    by dynemd
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    Re: Flower ID help

    False sunflower Heliopsis helianthoides ?
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    Re: Bees attack dark skinned people?

    I have some welders gloves that are white with black cuffs. My bees never sting the white part, but viciously sting the black cuffs. Painted them yellow with spray rubber and now not an issue.
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    Re: Really irritated

    Yes, what was your mite count?
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    Re: Purity of oxalic

    Here's some ACS certified 99.5% pure for $287 for a pound (500gms). I don't think you will find purer....
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    Re: Purity of oxalic

    You can purchase a wide variety of purities of oxalic acid from wood bleach to high purity chemical reagents depending on what you want. Are you looking for oxalic acid standards for treating bees?
  8. Thread: Nurse Bees

    by dynemd
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    Re: Nurse Bees

    Per an article from Randy Oliver in American Bee Journal 2010 on Randy Oliver's site:

    In 1996, in a series of three elegant experiments on small colonies, they demonstrated the incredible...
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    Re: Concerned Newbie

    I get a bee or two in the house with the light on too. I've had a hive right under a street lamp and it never seemed to bother them though. If anything the moon tonite is pretty bright. I've also had...
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    Re: Concerned Newbie

    Dwain-
    If there were more bees I'd call it bearding. Yours are just hanging out on the front porch, maybe washboarding. Here's what mine look like right now, bearding to keep from heating up the...
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    Re: Concerned Newbie

    I'd leave the queen cells alone. I does not mean they are going to swarm. Make sure you have a pretty small entrance (under 1"), to help avoid robbing in this weaker hive this time of year. Sounds...
  12. Thread: Color of Honey

    by dynemd
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    Re: Color of Honey

    Avocado honey out here real dark also. Got any of those in Florida?
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    Re: Worm in capped brood

    Like Tenbears says:
    http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k261/dynemd/SHB.jpg
  14. Re: UPDATE: Hives Not Opened in 10 Years...Video Posted

    Everyone here started as a novice and learned as they went along. I know I sure did. Usually the bees will forgive your mistakes if not repeated too frequently. Did you notice that these bees took...
  15. Re: UPDATE: Hives Not Opened in 10 Years...Video Posted

    Should of called beestudent, he doesn't need a veil or a smoker!
  16. Thread: Dry pollen sub

    by dynemd
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    Re: Dry pollen sub

    Live Oak-
    Do you use the interior ladders also in the Mann Lake Pro feeders? I not sure I understand your technique, the feeder is always outside the hive?
    OK I get it the Dry Bee-Pro® Feeder
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    Re: Is this a hive or a swarm?

    I appears to me like bearding from a hive entrance, not entirely clear though.
  18. Thread: Dead bees

    by dynemd
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    Re: Dead bees

    Here's the UC Davis article on robbing screens: http://entomology.ucdavis.edu/files/147611.pdf
    http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k261/dynemd/Robbing%20Screen%202.jpg
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    Re: Help! Is there a Doctor in the house?

    Treated for mites lately? How are you checking?
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    Re: Combined Hives Check In

    Good advice, billabell!
  21. Thread: Where to paint

    by dynemd
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    Re: Where to paint

    I paint the edges to preserve the wood, then scrape a good coating of beeswax to prevent sticking with a room temperature block of wax.
  22. Re: May i get an identification on this bee friendly tree?

    JWChestnut-
    I agree with your assessment, nice job!
    Here is the bay laurel flowers
    http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k261/dynemd/UMB.jpghttp://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k261/dynemd/UMB2_4.jpg
  23. Re: May i get an identification on this bee friendly tree?

    California Bay Laurel (Umbellularia californica)
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    Re: New here and need some advice

    Place one of the queen cells in the now queenless hive. Split the other off taking the old queen and half the bees, leaving the other two queen cells unless you can't find the queen, then I'd leave...
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    Re: comb stuck to sides of hive

    Try a Hoffman frame in a Langstroth hive... Sorry couldn't resist.
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