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    Re: she needed a vacation?

    Well, she's gone again- she better not come back, or she's getting pinched for sure. At least there are a couple big fat old queen cells-hope there's time to get a viable queen before the drones all...
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    she needed a vacation?

    Didn't check the hives last week, out of town for Labor Day. Not concerned, everyone's been happy. Got into them Sunday- one previously healthy hive, re-queened this spring with an unusually-marked...
  3. Re: What's the biggest mistake (s) you made starting out?

    1. losing two hives to skunks/raccoons year before last- too dumb to realize why my nice bees were so very angry all the time. Top entrances now.
    2. hive blew over in a snowstorm- bee sicles. Straps...
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    Re: one of two things is going to happen

    ding-dong the witch is dead!!!
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    Re: Hives and pets. Can we all get along?

    Fred the cat loves to sit and watch the bees, from ground level or sitting on top of the hives. They don't seem to mind him at all.
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    Re: Can there be too many bees in a hive?

    Any suggestions on what to do at this point? Drones are long gone.
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    Can there be too many bees in a hive?

    I know it sounds like asking if you can be too rich or too good looking, but there seems to be a MASSIVE number of bees in a few of my hives, considering it is mid-October. Do I have to organize...
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    Re: Why keep Bees over winter?

    Daniel Y:"Another way to think about it. How many people would keep bees if there was no money in it?"
    All I know is that I have put a great deal of money INTO my bees, and haven't made a dime. A...
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    Re: (ohio) yellow flower???????????????

    Can't hurt to ask!
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    Re: (ohio) yellow flower???????????????

    bird's foot trefoil is probably it: low-growing, triangle-shaped (trefoil). Often you will find it where crops used to be planted. It seems to love wet weather, maybe that's why there is a lot around...
  11. Thread: Russians

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    Re: Russians

    Still have Russians and Italians and mutts living happily together in the yard: no doubt genes are pretty well scrambled at this point. Yep, what I categorize as the russians were slower to build up...
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    Re: Emerald ash borers treatment and bees

    Thanks: good info.
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    Emerald ash borers treatment and bees

    I have several ash trees I want to treat for EAB this summer, before I lose them. Does anyone have info on the pesticides currently being used and bee mortality? Ideally I will keep my bees and my...
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    Re: What do you think of ants?

    Try sprinkling cinnamon on the top bars and inner cover, or wherever they are trailing. Ants hate it, bees don't seem to care.
    I use it in the house to bisect their little trails: doesn't hurt...
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    Re: bees with small eyes

    That hive made itself a new queen. Bees look normal.
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    Re: bees with small eyes

    We Ohioans are too good to even watch Springer. The producers bus Floridians in, turning away thousands for every sandflea that fights his way on. That's what I hear.
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    Re: bees with small eyes

    You guys are cracking me up!
    Now I'm afraid to peek under the lid next week: I may hear voices say "we come in peace"...
    If you never hear from me again, that's what happened.
    Bee afraid. Bee very...
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    bees with small eyes

    Ok, this is weird: in one of the (once was, who knows now) Russian hives are a noticable number (5%?) of bees with -really- small eyes with lots of hair around them. About 1/3 of those are very...
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    Re: Bees in my bird feeder (strange behavior?)

    yeah, mine too! but just the sunflower seed feeders, not thistle or mix. Birds weren't too keen on their hanging around.
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    Re: Hello from NW FL

    thanks for 25 years of keeping US safe.
    Welcome to your new addiction, and enjoy the ride!
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    Re: Thomas D. Seeley's Honeybee Democracy

    Good read, excepting the political editorializing that was scattered here and there, smelling like poo.
  22. Thread: Free Advice!

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    Re: Free Advice!

    Friend's realtor put her propane-fueled buffet warming unit in the oven, so it wouldn't be cluttering up the counter. Blew the pre-heating GAS oven apart.
    Fortunately she was out of the kitchen when...
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    Re: Brushy Mountain free shipping?

    good news
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    Brushy Mountain free shipping?

    Wondering if they will be offering free shipping at the Wooster, Oh conference in March?
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    Re: Sewing a Bee-Suit

    I made my own zip-front coverall out of a heavy-weight white twill. Used a costume pattern--- a bear costume--- since it seemed appropriate. Custom fit it to make it long enough in the sleeves and...
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