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    Re: What is going on with this?

    Mann lake sells an efb test and ship quickly
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    Re: What is going on with this?

    If I were a betting man I would bet you have some EFB going on there. I would have an experienced beekeeper take a look if possible
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    Re: Possible bear in uncommon bear area

    Why would you shoot a bear with buckshot not intending to kill it. Buck shot are large pellets meant for killing deer sized animals
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    Re: NPR radio story

    China has a serious environmental issue with pesticides killing pollinators. There have been many stories of the large areas where the crops need to be pollinated by hand!
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    Re: Queen laying question

    Before I did that I would wait a week and see what things look like. I have seen multiple eggs in cells and not had a laying worker. I would not panic yet. You don't get a laying worker in a...
  6. Re: Triangle bee escape & dead bees on inner cover

    Where did you put the inner cover? When I use an escape the telescoping cover is put directly on the top super and the escape between the super and the rest of the hive, leave everything else off
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    Re: Too late to add hive body?

    If you are not looking to harvest honey just throw a deep on and feed. Worst that can happen is they don't draw it all out.
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    Re: Broke-T Queens

    Got 10 queens this spring all are doing just fine. Johnny called before shipping which is that extra effort that proves he cares about his queens. I know where to go when I need a queen.
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    Re: lawn flower mix (Northeastern USA)

    I am near you in rowley , I have planted lots of lavender Russian sage, and catmint. Lawn has lots of birds foot trefoil and aslike clover. All of the pollinators seem to love them including the...
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    Re: Funny looking Queen

    Imagine selling a queen of unknown origin in a state where they specifically tell you to kill swarm queens and re queen . If it turns out AHB and hurts someone or something I would think there might...
  11. Re: Caterpillars on my walnut and pecan trees!

    Bt with product name Thurgicide will kill catepillers and won't harm bees
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    Re: 3 Week old Nuc & Queen out of the Hive!

    My guess is she was clinging to a frame and dropped off as you were looking.
  13. Thread: AFB or EFB?

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    Re: AFB or EFB?

    Mann Lake sells EFB and AFB test kits
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    Re: Solar wax melter not melting brood comb

    It does burn very fast but kind of messy for me to keep around. Mine goes in the compost pile.
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    Woe

    First attempt at queen raising. Eggs in cell check, larvae check, queen starter hive make queen cells check. Went to disperse them to their mating nucs and lo and behold brood in the starter! I...
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    Re: tick granules? seven ?

    Sevin is highly toxic to bees
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    Re: New package and splits

    There really isn't a set time frame, you need to split when they are strong enough AND it is early enough for your split to survive . If this is your first year and you are putting them on undrawn...
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    Re: Top feeder food change? and how? : )

    If you want a complete change just let them finish it. Unless it smells fermented they will take it, don't pour it on the ground or you might stir up the natives and get some robbing.
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    Re: New packages in old comb?

    I would let them fill one box at a time with empty comb in the middle and honey to the outside. Once they have filled 80 percent or so throw the other deep on.
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    Re: And We're Off!

    16 inches of snow but will hit 50 tomorrow (for one day!). It will be a while but warmth is coming!
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    Re: Texas beekeepers hives messed with.

    i think most kids around that age would do something similar when confronted with bee hives and someone egging them on. at least I probably would have, the put them back together so were not trying...
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    Am I the only one?

    Trying to gauge how prickly I am becoming as I age. Do posters that use short hand annoy anyone else? U kno wht I mean
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    Re: Orange Grove trip 2014

    Nice machine very ingenious wish I was that handy
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    Re: Almost that time

    Almost impossible to tell until you see how strong they are. New packages on new foundation can take a while to draw everything out so you might not be able to split any your first year, or you...
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    Re: dead hive questions

    How did you put the hive together ? That really should not happen
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