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    bees can not crawl out of comb

    this is a first for me. this hive went drone layer, finally got it queen right. now i opened it up today and there were 20 plus bees trying to crawl out of comb. i got a few out and it looked like...
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    Re: no queen

    Feed feed feed i had a queen survive the winter with just a few hundred bees. I checked her yesterday. She is in a 6 frame nuc. She has brood on 4 frames. Feed feed feed. I add a little apple cider...
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    Re: Can a queen be too big?

    I am having trouble with my cell phone texting pictures. I will get the phone fixed and post some here. I showed the pictures to some friends and everyone said the same thing "she"s huge" the one...
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    Re: Can a queen be too big?

    She is so fat she rubs the sides of the comb!
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    Can a queen be too big?

    I marked a queen today. She is the biggest queen i have ever seen. When i first saw her i thought it was not a bee. She is about 1 and 1/4 inches long and very big around. Her abdomen is as long as a...
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    Re: bees with their head down

    no this is now not in the spring this is now. this is dead larvae, still white with their butt sticking out but not mature bees
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    Re: Worms in comb

    Get them out of your hive! Put something to kill the larvae as they come out to pupate those jokers will wipe you out!
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    bees with their head down

    Anyone ever seen this? Got this move in hive in a bee yard i have not used in 2 years.had wall to wall brood but when i found it, it had all dead brood and the bees were pulling it out butt first
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    Re: cutting and sticking queen cells

    i just cut an oblong piece around the queen cell then cut a slightly smaller hole in the comb and push the queen cell in and the bees wax it in.
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    Beautiful blond with allergies

    Went on a cutout call today. Turns out they were miner bees. They look just like honey bees except they have a black butt. Same size, shape color except for the butt. One female bores in the ground...
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    Re: Bee charmer

    Bees and others land on me as well
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    Re: Bee charmer

    only when and where i need it, usually not at all!
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    Re: Bee charmer

    the bees have a sense of somehow knowing many things, smell? i have neuropathy, a tingling and numbness in the extremities, they sting on the spinal column on my neck, no more tingling. i have an...
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    Re: My first trapout!

    I put a frame of brood with a queen and a brood patch slightly bigger than a silver dollar 5 days ago, now she has palm sized patch and many more bees have come out of the trapped colony. Looking...
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    Bee charmer

    Been keeping bees for 14 years now. Been noticing lately that the bees seem to calm down when l am there. So much so that bees that were stinging everything within 10 feet will not sting when l am...
  16. Re: I think I have a medical disorder or maybe I'm just stupid.

    put vinegar swab on the sting, chew honeycomb. everyone is different, i get less and less reaction. my beesuit is getting lonely but some get more nd more reaction
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    Sugar water split

    Went to log cabin today. Thought it would bee an easy cutout, wroooooooooong! The place was falling apart. Everything i touched was rotted! I did take out the bee vac and suck up a few hundred bees....
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    Re: Mating flight timing

    as far as queens mating with their brothers i posted thread a couple years ago about a queen mating within the hive no flight, i mistakenly kept a queen screened in and she mated in the hive never...
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    when i get stung it makes my neurophathy go away
  20. Re: First swarm april 5, 2014 with breeder queen

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  21. Re: First swarm april 5, 2014 with breeder queen

    Amber will soon have daughters for sale. She has laid around 25000 eggs in 15 days. That is around 2000 a day. It does not get much better than that!
  22. First swarm april 5, 2014 with breeder queen

    Caught this swarm 15 days ago. Put them in a 6 frame nuc and came home, tried to put frames in but no room so i put them in a 10 frame. Took a frame of bees and put a queen cell on it and into a 3...
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    Re: Apitherapy & Dizziness

    the girls like to sting me on the back of my head on a spot where there are lymph nodes it really clears my head
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    Re: cataracts

    now its 8 years later 14 stings near that eye still helps
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    Re: Nuc Prices

    i make nucs on the cheap. i go in the big box lumber store and tell the manager i am building homes for homeless virgins! when the hear the "virgins" are honey bees it always gets a laugh and often...
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