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    Re: Yearly Hive Loss

    I'm noticing that a number of these posts mention varroa mites. This is prompting me to ask about summer treatment for varroa. I've seen Don the Fat Bee Man fog his bees with mineral oil but he uses...
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    Re: Yearly Hive Loss

    OOps ... Spelling. I lose about 4-5 each year that I have to replace
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    Yearly Hive Loss

    I have a curiosity question for you long term beekeepers. I was curious as to how many hives you lose in an average year? I have 14 hives and on average I love about 4-5 each year that I have to...
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    Feeding Bees

    I've got a curiosity question about feeding bees. I normally feed my bees during early spring as they're getting started and of course during the winter. I was curious though as to whether or not you...
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    Re: Dark Hooney

    I've been doing some checking online and it looks like I've got honey that is made up mostly of tulip poplar.

    What are your thoughts gang?
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    Dark Honey

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    I just extracted some honey from my hives here in NC. I'm noticing that the honey, so far, is really dark. When I hold it up to the light it has sort of a reddish tint like wine. Tastes...
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    Re: Fruit Tree Treatment

    Hey thanks for the info wildbranch. I really appreciate the input. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Fruit Tree Treatment

    Thanks for the info gang. I'm trying to help him with his bees so I wanted to make sure he still had bees NEXT year. :pk:
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    Fruit Tree Treatment

    I have a fellow beekeeper who needs tips on spraying fruit trees for pests. Right now he's been looking at using Bonide Fruit Tree Spray and Bonide Lime Sulfur Spray to kill off some pests that have...
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    Re: Queen Excluders - The Debate Continues

    As a newbie I learned this lesson the hard way. I had two mids full of honey and just didn't feel like extracting the honey on that particular day. About a week later I went to my storage building...
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    Re: Need Assistance Gang!!!

    Great info guys!!!! I'm jumping on the phone today and see what I can get worked out. Thanks again!!!!
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    Re: Need Assistance Gang!!!

    I'm thinking of sending some of the dead bees off to have them checked and see if it can be determined what killed them. Does anyone know how much it costs to have a dead bee AUTOPSY and determine...
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    Queen Excluders - The Debate Continues

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    I've been debating for a few years on whether or not to use queen excluders. In the past I haven't used them because I was afraid that the excluders would damage the bees wings. I'm...
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    Re: Need Assistance Gang!!!

    Hi Gang. I just checked the hive that had the dead bees and there is definitely honey in the hive. The hive also has a good supply of bees (WEIRD) :scratch:. Bottom super is full of bees and they've...
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    Re: Need Assistance Gang!!!

    I haven't checked for honey. I'm going back later on today and I will follow up.
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    Re: Need Assistance Gang!!!

    Well I'm not sure if I've hit 10,000 yet but I think I'm knocking at the door. The last two pictures are shots of the screened bottom board. All those bees are dead. I couldn't get a good pic of...
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    Re: Need Assistance Gang!!!

    Well I just went and did a night inspection and here's what I found. It looks like the hive that I moved still has a full house of bees. The hive in question seems to have A LOT more dead bees. I...
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    Need Assistance Gang!!!

    Hi All

    I moved a deep that I had been nurturing back to my bee yard this morning. I went back this afternoon to check the hive and noticed the hive beside the one I moved looked like this.
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    Re: Swarm Chaser, Literally!!

    When you guys catch a swarm, do you feed this time of the year or do you just let the bees do their thing.

    Thanks gang
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    Re: Swarm Chaser, Literally!!

    Thanks for the tip. I checked the swarm today and they were still in the new deep. I put some crystallized honey in there to help hold them (hopefully). I'll drop in a frame of brood from another...
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    Swarm Chaser, Literally!!

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    I caught my first swarm of the year on yesterday. I actually caught it 3 times. Each time the bees looked like they were good in the new deep that I placed them in, but after 30 minutes or...
  22. Re: Hive died with lots of honey. Nuc? Package bees? or Split?

    I just wanted to toss my two cents in as a newbie. Last year I thought I lost a hive during the winter. I checked 1 weak hive and the bees LOOKED as thought they were dead. No movement, some laying...
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    Removing Honey

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    While going thru a couple of hives today, I noticed that a couple of hives had frames that were completely full of honey. I like to run my hives with two deeps and then split the hives as...
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    Collecting Pollen

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    I use screened bottom boards and was thinking about putting something underneath a few of my hives to collect the pollen that is falling to the ground underneath. My question is how do you...
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    Re: Queen Rearing Class

    I checked with Dr. Tarpy who stated that due to cutbacks they are no longer offering in-person queen rearing classes. They have an online course but I'd rather do in person. Know of any other places?...
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