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  1. Thread: Kentucky

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    Apples in bloom for the last week, fruit trees in general are blooming here, assorted wild flowers
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    Re: Fume board chemicals

    I have used both Bee Quick and Bee Go. While the Bee Quick works well. I think the Bee Go works a little better, but that's just my opinion. The Bee Go stinks to high heaven so it would definitely...
  3. Re: Would like some feedback on how you deal with neighbors and lawn spray companies

    I use to be a lawn tech back in the day, many of the chemicals being sprayed at this time of year are for broad leaf weeds and dandelions, which means they're probably using 2-4-D. While I'm sure...
  4. Thread: Kentucky

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    Redbud trees, dandelion,mustard (Yellow Rocket), winter cress
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    Re: may have my 1st cut out of the season.

    I do cutouts as part of my business. I did exactly one for free back in 2006, now I won't say how much I charge but it has been very lucrative. I do all the removal, seal up and give a guarantee that...
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    Re: may have my 1st cut out of the season.

    I have one to do on Mon.
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    Re: Looking for Muth bottle label ideas

    An oval black foil label looks good on them and gives them a high end look.
  8. Thread: Cut out ?

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    Re: Cut out ?

    Don't use a vac hose over 8ft long if possible. Take more frames than you think you'll need. Band brood into frames. Crush and strain honey and feed it back to them. I use cage wire with 2"x3"...
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    Re: honey and diabeties

    My wife is diabetic and honey will spike her glucose leel ery quickly. Agave nectar has been a great sugar substitute for her. I even use it sometimes as it doesn't leave the bad taste that most...
  10. Re: Can someone please tell me what kind of bees these are?

    The gray nest tells me Bald faced hornet, if the nest is more of a brown color they are usually European hornets. I do removals of both every year. I've been getting more calls for these the last...
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    Re: How to know if drones are mateing

    We start queens once we have drones in the purple eyed stage of development.
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    Re: who is this bee

    European Hornet would be my guess too.
  13. Thread: Kentucky

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    Re: Kentucky

    Not seeing just a dandelion or two, I have bees bringing full loads of dandelion and henbit pollen. no mistaking the bright orange and magenta colors.
  14. Thread: Kentucky

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    Dandelion, henbit
    unusually warm winter temps have caused some random blooming of other plants. Pollen color on some bees looks to be maple.
  15. Re: How cold before you need to close up bottom of hive?

    I'm in the Bardstown/Louisville are and have been keeping bees since 2006. I left mine open year round when I first started keeping bees and the only difference was the bees didn't utilize the bottom...
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    Re: What Beekeeping Goodies did Santa Drop Off?

    $75.00 gift card to Kelley's.
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    Re: 100 pounds of honey in December??

    I just removed a dead hive from an apartment that had bees robbing it out so that could be your answer for new honey at this time of year. They may also be getting syrup from another source.
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    Re: Help with wood boring bees

    Carepnter bees tunnel into the wood, generally you are seeing the males at the entrance. The females enter the tunnel and lay their eggs. Males can be identifying by the yellow dot between their...
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    Re: sprouter design

    The problem with the galvanized is the queens can't feed the sprouts properly so the lentils won't grow in the queen cages. You may have to cook them every two weeks. However, the swarm may do...
  20. Re: Winterizing confusion.. What should work in ky?

    The main thing is to make sure they have enough stores or feed winter patties and that's it. Our temps don't stay low long enough to warrant wrapping hives. IMO
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    Re: would this work?

    I wouldn't count on Adkins for bees, you might get lucky and get a couple from them but don't bet the farm on it.
  22. Re: Bee plant with distinctive leaf Identification

    It is commonly called horseweed here in KY. Not sure how good the nutritional value is but bees work it for huge loads of pollen this time of year. They only work it for a few hours in the mornings...
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    Re: Roach problem

    Depends on what you have more of a problem with. Roaches or possible poison in your hive? You'll find several different insects that will live in the voids that the bees don't patrol. The bees will...
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    Re: Pros & Cons of full vented sute's

    I use Kelley's vented suit and am pleased with it. I run a bee and wildlife removal business and remove stinging insects of all kinds, as well as keeping 40 hives. The only stings I get are on my...
  25. Re: How to be competitive when the competition iis priced too low?

    If your looking to start selling honey, start high and come down if you need to. Yourcustomers will never balk at a price reduction but most will look at it negatively if you keep raising them. You...
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