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    Re: TBH Management: How Do You Curb Swarming?

    I am enjoying this thread as it is most relevant to my current situation. My KTBH swarmed this spring a couple of weeks ago. I want to avoid it happening again next spring. I started with the bees...
  2. Re: Three TBH alive and healthy and bringing in pollen today in W. PA

    Congratulations!:D

    It is a wonderful feeling to see the girls make it through the winter or at least through through the worst of it. This is my first winter for my kTBH and it looks great. They...
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    Sticky situation in Roseville, CA

    http://www.kcra.com/r/25629087/detail.html

    Did anyone catch this one?
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    Re: New and completely confused

    You could also check out these sites:
    http://www.biobees.com/
    http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kxm0AUFi0XE&feature=related

    This last one is one of my...
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    Re: can I feed if it starts snowing?

    Fondant
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    Re: Hello From Phoenix, AZ

    Welcome Jay!

    I lived in Vail, AZ (south of Tuscon) for a short time. When I came back east in the spring everything looked So GREEN after being there!

    I am sure you will love beekeeping, it is...
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    Re: Clustering question

    I think it was a normal season pollen and nectar wise here. We did run into a dry spell in August and September.

    I had difficulty with the bees absconding in the beginning. I was left with just...
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    Re: Clustering question

    Thanks for your response Delta Bay.

    They have about 13 combs now. I installed them this year (May 10th) I checked them briefly yesterday and noticed they are building out another bar of honey...
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    Clustering question

    Hello,

    I am wondering if anyone may have any idea why the bees would be clustering on the outside of their hive, over one of the entrance holes?

    It has been a rainy overcast day here today with...
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    Re: Cedar Top bar hive- finish vs unfinished

    For what it is worth I treated my tbh with boiled linseed oil with beeswax mixed in it. The legs have some mildew on them. The body of the hive looks fine. I would not go the oil route again....
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    Re: Honduras "Tomas"

    Thanks so much for getting back to me Tom. This is a big help. I will get started in the workshop this weekend!

    When I invert the syrup I do not see any difference in color but the taste is...
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    Honduras "Tomas"

    Hello Tomas!

    I was looking at your photobucket pics of the simple TBH. I saw how you made a "frame" of sugar for the bees and am hoping you can tell me how to prepare this. I have been pondering...
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    Re: How much Lemon juice...

    Good point. I never figured in the fact that lemons will have varying degrees of acidity. Our water from the tap is well water but definitely on the acidic side. I wonder if the pH indicator solution...
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    Re: How much Lemon juice...

    What is FGMO?
    I only use lemon juice and Apple Cider Vinegar. Lemon juice is 2 1/2 tsps to 2 1/2 quarts of syrup and ACV is 1Tbls. per gal.from what I have researched. I decided not to use HBH when...
  15. Thread: Stung on hand

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    Re: Stung on hand

    3 pellets every 15 min. after initial sting for the first hour,then 3 every few hours after that. I put five in a bottle of water to sip on through the rest of the day. Three , 3x a day for the...
  16. Thread: Stung on hand

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    Re: Stung on hand

    Benadryl helps some with homeopathic "Apis Mellifica" 30C pellets.
    I have only been stung twice thus far. It has taken me three days for the swelling to subside and then the area is still itchy for...
  17. Thread: Feeding

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    Re: Feeding

    Thanks for the advice LenInNorCal.

    I fed them and they were okay about it. A few came out but not stinging mad. I wore my bee jumpsuit and veil so I was not jumpy. I was looking around the front...
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    Re: Feeding

    Quick update.

    They were being robbed!

    I came to this realization yesterday and I plugged up two of their three entrance holes. They are almost back to normal now. Just two bees checked me out...
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    Re: what kind of sugar?

    Pure Cane Sugar only.
    If the bag does not print it I will call the customer service number and check before feeding it to them. Domino can be expensive after a while and many times they will be the...
  20. Thread: Crawdad bee?

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    Re: Crawdad bee?

    Here in VA we have a few moths that come out at dusk. They are called White-lined Sphinx. They have an incredibly long proboscis and move about just like a...
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    Re: Sugar Water Feed Color

    I have read in Birds and Bloom that it is not recommended to put in the hummingbird feeders.

    Float method seems like a safer option to me.
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    Feeding

    Over the weekend and decided I would go ahead and switch the syrup ratio from 1:1 to 2:1 to help them build up their stores for the winter.
    I gave them the 2:1 syrup yesterday and by late afternoon...
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    Re: What are your bees working today?

    Goldenrod nectar and pollen mainly
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    Re: Looking into Backyard Egg laying chickens

    I am going to buy some chicks for my home also. My friend ordered from Murray McMurray Hatchery this past spring. The chicks were healthy and strong. They are 4 months old now and look great. I just...
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    Re: What Got You Into Bees?

    I have been intrigued about bees and keeping them since I was a teenager. My mom was not keen on the idea so I let it drop. The thoughts lay dormant in my mind until last fall when I was at the Green...
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