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    Bragg as in a now deseased bee keeper who helped...

    Bragg as in a now deseased bee keeper who helped me and sold me my first hive Milfred Bragg, formally of Oklahoma and moved to WV.
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    We had no brands on the frames themselves. Bad...

    We had no brands on the frames themselves. Bad idea, i now know all too well. Some of my frames say Bragg on them, but very few.
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    I am wondering about the $44 each hive myself. In...

    I am wondering about the $44 each hive myself. In fact i paid $44 for hives i did not even receive. I am expecting a return on part if not all of that. Thanks!
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    Bees ripped off update!

    Well it has been some time since i posted an update. The reason is that i was asked not to from the others in our group. We did find many of our bees, in almonds of all places, pollinating, of all...
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    To LSPENDER I would like more info about you...

    To LSPENDER

    I would like more info about you so called info about our bees. These were strong hives that were feed syrup and in very good shape. They were state inspected here for diseases. The...
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    Hey folks, Thanks for the good advice. I found...

    Hey folks,

    Thanks for the good advice. I found out that our bees were/are??? in Delano CA below Bakersfield. I know nothing about CA or this particular area. Perhaps there are many growers there. ...
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    Bees ripped off?

    I am part of a group of beeks for West Virginia. We sent 400 hives to Ca. through a broker in Ohio. Our bees were inspected before they went for diseases, strenth, etc. They were delivered in...
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    I am a preacher and everytime i get stung near...

    I am a preacher and everytime i get stung near the eye its seems like it is on a church day. Everyone gasps and says you are allergic. No bee venom is supposed to swell you up. That is called a...
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    Hi Chris, I agree with one of the last posts....

    Hi Chris,

    I agree with one of the last posts. Once the bees move out of the bottom deeps, i would pull them out. As to the comb in those deeps, it probably has a large concentration of drone...
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    IMO I would pick a warm day 50 deg. or better and...

    IMO I would pick a warm day 50 deg. or better and remove the bottom deep. Here in WV most people only run 1 deep and 1 Illinios for the winter. Only the rich guys run two deeps. It may be colder...
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    The bees can become what we call honeybound. That...

    The bees can become what we call honeybound. That is when they have no empty cells onto and into which to cluster. They can freeze on honey for they cannot warm the honey all the way through to the...
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    I would not recomend putting the supers on the...

    I would not recomend putting the supers on the hives during the thymol treatment. The directions say not to do it. I would set the supers on a bottom board near the hives and put an outer cover on it...
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    I run one deep on the bottom and one shallow or...

    I run one deep on the bottom and one shallow or medium for the winter stores. I live in West Virginia. Our State bee inspectors run their hives that way. If the super is full (make sure they have an...
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    I don't know if they drug it out of the hive or...

    I don't know if they drug it out of the hive or what. After i posted this our state bee inspector told me to staple or pin the api life var on the top bars.
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    Api-life var

    I treated my hives with api life var four days ago. I placed card board under my screened bottom boards to help the process. today i checked the card board and found hundreds of mites. I noticed...
  16. The white substance on top of my honey

    This may seem like a dumb question, but what do you guys do with the white stuff that sets on top of your honey in the bottling bucket? I was wondering if that was honey that some would cream or call...
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    Personally, I think that it is way too late to...

    Personally, I think that it is way too late to establish a nuc. In West Virginia i have not seen a drone in a few weeks. If you had an extra bred queen, plenty of brood and honey you may attempt it....
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    Storing supers

    I am looking for the best way to store supers to prevent wax moth damage. Any help would be appreciated.
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