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    Re: First time i see Varroa - what to do

    I just treated with powdered sugar for varola mites. I don't have a screened bottom board, but do have a pollen trap on them. When I collect the pollen I find about 3 or 4 mites in the pollen.
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    Re: shallow super brood to deep super brood

    Thanks for the suggestions!!

    hope you have a good nectar flow.

    DArry
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    shallow super brood to deep super brood

    Hello,

    I have a limited budget, don't we all. I have a hive that I got last year that I would like to move from having brood in the shallow super they are in and relocate them to the deep hive...
  4. Thread: Wrapped Pears

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    Re: Wrapped Pears

    Myron,

    I can't even begin to imagine what a wrapped pear is, and why it is so other-worldly.

    DKbee
  5. Thread: empty supers

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    empty supers

    Hi,

    I have a basic question extracted my honey and the bees have cleaned up the supers. Should I remove the empty supers or leave them in place? I'd like the bees to concentrate their efforts in...
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    San Antonio TX or Anaheim CA Supplier

    Does anyone have a recommendation for a Beekeeping supplier in the San Antonio Texas or in the Anaheim CA area?

    Thanks,

    DKBee
  7. Thread: Smoking?

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    Re: Smoking?

    I had similar experIence. I am in my second year as well. I recently had a bee come by and look at my hive and was amazed at How little smoke he used . He literally only gave them the smallest...
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    Oakville Canada free bees

    I have a coworker who has bees in her wall adjacent to her front door and is interested in having them re-homed.

    Are there any beeks near Oakville canada?

    Thanks

    Dkbee
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    Re: Storing Honey Supers

    I have the same question regarding empty frames. I am using frames with wax foundation and crushing/straining the honey rather than extracting. I've put the empty frames back in the super and given...
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    Re: Is that uncapped brood or pollen?

    Joseph came by and gave expert advice to this newbee.

    The bees went to war after they were combined and it was interesting to see the dead bodies ejected from the colony and to see a couple of...
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    Re: Is that uncapped brood or pollen?

    Hello Joseph,

    I am in NW Tucson/Marana. I am very interested to hear your remedy and would welcome a second look at my hive.

    Thanks,

    DArryl
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    Is that uncapped brood or pollen?

    I just completed my first night inspection. Much more pleasant when you have africanized bees as I do here in Tucson. However, I'm concerned now.

    I have much fewer bees than I had when I did...
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    Re: Boots, Boots, Need to get Boots.

    No Socks! I have africanized bees and they worry at every little loose thread. I even get stung on my fingers through gloves. Looking forward to re-queening.

    DKBee
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    Re: What Got You Into Bees?

    We had a summer when our bean plants were putting on flowers but not growing beans. That is when we noticed that the bees hadn't been around. So, my wife started praying for bees. Two bees, big...
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    dovetail deeps and supers

    Has anybody seen plans for hive bodies and supers using dovetails? I've followed the instructions here for hive bodies and supers, but I don't have a table saw w/ dado bit. My dovetail jig didn't...
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    Re: deep Hive bodies using 1X12 poplar

    Thanks Rod and Brac for the replies. I've ripped them down to size. Just wasn't sure since the plans didn't address ripping the boards.

    Thanks

    DKB
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    deep Hive bodies using 1X12 poplar

    Hello All,

    I am building my first hive bodies and supers. The plans on beesource say that you can use 1X12 boards for the deep body, but do I need to rip the boards to 9 5/8 or will the bees...
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