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    Re: Treatment free claims?

    What is a "mite tolerant trait"? Thanks
  2. Re: Strong hive 2 weeks ago, now bees gone. Plentiful honey stores, few dead bees beh

    Thanks you Peter, this is what I was looking for!
  3. Re: Strong hive 2 weeks ago, now bees gone. Plentiful honey stores, few dead bees beh

    Sorry for your loss.

    I'm in my second year and set up some new hives this year in a new location and lost all but one. The symptoms were very similar to yours. I cut out 8 samples of comb and...
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    Re: Benefits of yellowjackets

    I just lost my third hive to these yellow bithces. I have tried traps. I have tried to find their nests. All has failed. They continue to hunt down my bees, overwhelming them, cutting off their...
  5. Re: How do I keep wax moths from destroying my stored supers????

    This year I froze my frames for 24 hours and then placed back into hive bodies (hopefully wax moth free, as they are too big to put in freezer) and then shrunk wrap hive boxes and placed in plastic...
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    Re: Benefits of yellowjackets

    Today they are flying in the cold rainy weather here in Ohio, and the bees are in a cluster in the hive.
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    Re: Benefits of yellowjackets

    I think this is a very interesting topic. I have had (and continue to have) serious yellow jacket/hornet issues in my apiary this year. Prior to having hives completely picked clean as described...
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    Re: Bee stings lead to staph infection

    Umm, that quote was not thread starter but someone else. Keep it at home dude.
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    Re: Bee stings lead to staph infection

    Thanks everyone for the great comments, that was exactly what I was hoping for! I had never heard the "lambs of spring" thing, and I hadn't considered the seasonal differences, not the size...
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    Re: Bee stings lead to staph infection

    Thanks for all the advice. looks like I'll be using my smoker from her on out. My doc didn't say anything about my allergic reaction, but that doesn't mean I need to be more wary from now on. I'm...
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    Re: Bee stings lead to staph infection

    Yes, my doctor said that the punctures from the bee stings is probably what allowed the staph bacteria to infect me. No fault of bees, directly. I'm just interested in any other experiences folks...
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    Bee stings lead to staph infection

    OK, this is only one beekeeper's experience, and I certainly don't want to deter others from this wonderful hobby. I have been stung before, as recently as a month ago, but always only once and...
  13. Re: Questions from new beekeeper- Comments welcome! (Pics included)

    Wow, thanks for this advice. It never occurred to me my queen might be having issues, although Hive 2 is really lagging. I will ditch the honey super on Hive 2, as you suggested, and I will go...
  14. Re: Questions from new beekeeper- Comments welcome! (Pics included)

    Having a heck of a time getting my pictures to attach
  15. Questions from new beekeeper- Comments welcome! (Pics included)

    First year beekeeper in South Western Ohio. Two hives, from packages placed May 1. Opened hives today and have pictures and questions. Thanks!

    Hive #1: Two Deep Supers, two Mediums, no...
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    Re: Orientation Flight???

    Got to get closer! lol
    Just a guess from another first year- orientation flights. Mine do it every afternoon or so, at least when I'm around it seems. Just go in little circles. When my hives...
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    Re: Inspection today and need some help.

    Well, I didn't at first, but when I played "Stairway to Heaven" backwards on my turntable, I saw it! :)
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    Re: Inspection today and need some help.

    That's interesting. All of my frames are slotted bottom bars, and I notice that one of the first things the bees do is fill those slots with wax and propolis. I do nail those bottom slots closed...
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    Re: Insulating box idea

    Where do you get aluminized bubble wrap? Are you using SBB? Thanks!
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    Re: Quilt boxes

    Any chance for some pictures?
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    Re: Nature's Brutality

    Isn't that every Drone's wish? :)
    Poor buggers, many go through life without ever meeting a queen :(
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    Re: Top Bar Langstroth Frankenstein?

    What a beautiful hive! Is that the landing board? What are those red stripes? Is that a ventilation SBB all along the bottom? I have a traditional TBH (in my backyard, minus the bees) which I...
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    Re: What Kind of Bee is this?

    Cute little booger :)
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    Re: bees dragging out pupa. why?

    Wow! What a great video! I'm jealous. My bees are on the farm next door and I don't get "quality" time... :)
  25. Re: Look what fell out of bottom of my hive after 24 hours

    Thanks. I looked really close but couldn't tell if they were mites. I will set out again and see if I can find any mites. I figured two larva wasn't bad. I found one beetle two, but smashed it...
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