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    Re: shea and cocoa butter question

    Thanks, I found this website while doing a search too. What do you use to wrap your lotion bars with?
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    shea and cocoa butter question

    Has anyone bought shea butter and cocoa butter from Amazon? I am wondering about the quality of the products from Amazon.
    Do I want to buy refined or unrefined? I want to make lotions bars with...
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    shelf life of bee bread in frames?

    Just wondering if anyone can answer this question. I have frames with pollen and bee bread that have been in the freezer to keep wax moths out of the comb. I need to take those frames out of the...
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    Re: Simple Question From A Simple Man

    I have done boosted a Russian hybrid hive with Italians without any problems. When I used sealed brood-I remove some of the bees, when I have moved a frame mixed with sealed and unsealed, I just...
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    Re: Kinda Disappointed Today

    One of my hives has completely drawn out and filled a 10 frame super in the past week and a half that they have not touched that foundation in two months, and four days ago I put another super on and...
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    Re: No honey but there is brood, whats going on?

    I like entrance feeders because they are easy to refill, but at the entrance they do invite robbers as previously stated. Now I use the entrance feeders inside a deep placed on top of the inner...
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    Re: Yellow jackets!!!

    http://www.ehow.com/how_1740_make-trap-yellow.html

    I have used this trap for 2 years now and it does not attract the bees. It takes about a week for the mixture to "sour" but after, that the...
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    Interrupt brood cycle for mite control?

    I have read that interrupting the brood cycle by re-queening can decrease the varroa mite population. Can someone explain why or direct me to someplace I can get more information about this?

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  9. Re: what to do if you see couple queen cell on a frame at this time of the year?

    Have you ever seen the bees start supercedure cells, raise larvae in them for about a week, and then tear them down before capping these cells?
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    Re: Storing supers for the winter?

    You might want to put the ones with shb larvae in the freezer for a few days and that will kill the larvae, becasue they will quickly destroy your foundation and the freezer is a quick fix to kill...
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    Re: Super advice from super beekeepers

    Sounds like your hive is doing nicely. What is going on in the bottom deep? I would check that bottom box and make sure it is not too congested with honey also. If so, they probably do need some...
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    Re: is this lizard dining on the bees?

    Thanks for all the responses. Guess I won't worry about him too much and be glad he is far enough from the house not to leave any presents for me to step in.
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    Re: is this lizard dining on the bees?

    http://s1081.photobucket.com/albums/j354/slwethrs/

    maybe the pictures can be viewed with this link.
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    is this lizard dining on the bees?

    Lazy lizard is hanging around the beehives this summer. Anyone have any idea if this fat guy could be dining on the bees? When I find him out there, he just watches me unless I get too close, then...
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    Re: Dadant screend bottom board w beetle trap

    Doesn't the screened bottom board allow the SHB larvae to drop down below the hive and suffocate in the oil? At least that is what I have found, the dead SHB larvae down in my west beetle traps. I...
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    Re: dead on the doorstep!

    I had this happen last year, I watched the dead bees accumulate over a period of about 2 weeks at the entrance of one hive. The pile just got bigger and bigger, and then all of a sudden it stopped. ...
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    Re: New-bee question, what is a brood hive??

    This is just the part of the hive that contains the brood: where the queen lays the eggs and young larvae that delvelop into bees.
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    Re: Lost all my foragers, NEED HELP Quick!

    I had two new nucs left in front of the house too long and intended on moving them slowly out to the bee yard. I had them on a cart so it was easily movable. I knew better than to move them at one...
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    Re: Comb on the side of my deep super

    How many frames do you have in the box?
    If you have 9 frames and the outside frames are not already drawn out, it probably allows too much room between the foundation and the side of the box, and...
  20. Re: Waxed Rite-Cell as starter strips for foundationless

    Nice picture. On a couple of foundationless frames I used for the first time this year I pressed old wax comb onto the top and bottom bar. that worked great as a start and the bees drew out the...
  21. Re: THANKFUL FOR SUIT/INSPECTOR's JACKET! SUPER AGGRESSIVE BEES!

    Hive top feeders are nice, I prefer a plastic bucket feeder with small holes punched in the lid. It sits upside down on the hole on the inner cover and then I place an empty hive body around it. ...
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    Re: Need opinions on queenless new hive

    I was just wondering if Hawkette does have a laying worker, would the bees be building queen cells around those eggs? I had a laying worker once and there were obvious 2 and 3 eggs per cell and...
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    Re: Brushy Mountain free shipping?

    I know Brushy Mountain offered free shipping at the end of the year to certain UPS zones-I do not remember which zones as I live 30 miles from the closest free shipping zone when they offered it. I...
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    Add brood frame with queen cell to nuc

    I picked up a couple of nucs Thursday night and was not able to transfer them to a box till this morning. One of the nucs only had one frame of larvae and I was unable to locate the queen. Running...
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    Re: Foundationless going great!!!

    These are great pictures. I put one foundationless frame in one of my hives and within 1 week they had drawn it almost all the way down to the bottom and the queen had also been laying on it. ...
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