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    I feed it all the time to Finches. I had some...

    I feed it all the time to Finches. I had some bull thistle and Canadian thistle that Bummble bees worked but never saw honey bees on it. I was thinking it was like red clover the honey bees can't...
  2. Thread: combining

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    Ravenseye I don't like the thought of the queens...

    Ravenseye I don't like the thought of the queens fighting it out either but I thought maybe it wasn't that big a deal to them. The way the book made it seem it wasn't.
    As to why they are week that...
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    I am feeding corn syrup staight to them and...

    I am feeding corn syrup staight to them and haven't noticed any problems and the girls sure seem to like it. I put a couple drops teatree oil per gal is all.
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    If you lean a branch at the opening after you...

    If you lean a branch at the opening after you move the hive they reoreint to to that location keep the branch or whatever obstruction in front of entrance a couple days then just remove. It is pretty...
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    I have a couple weak hives I want to combine with...

    I have a couple weak hives I want to combine with the paper method. I was curious on the queen selection. Beekeeping for dummies makes it sound like you just combine and let the two queens fight it...
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    John, You have a great site. I am just a tiny...

    John,
    You have a great site. I am just a tiny Beek 20 hives and have thought about trying some of those fancy jars for some creamed honey. I think those jars do alot to help put your brand out as...
  7. Thread: Fallen fruit

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    tecumseh, Thanks for that tips on watermelons, I...

    tecumseh, Thanks for that tips on watermelons, I never put 2+2 together on that... I will have to give them some of the split ones next summer.... Muskmelon, cantalope...
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    If you are lifting the back of the hive remember...

    If you are lifting the back of the hive remember you are pivoting the weight not lifting it all. I just bought a wood burning stove and I walked it across my shop and fliped it up for painting with...
  9. Thread: Fallen fruit

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    Thanks Michael,

    Thanks Michael,
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    Fallen fruit

    My bees are working a bunch of fallen peaches from my trees pretty well. I can smell the fermented alcohol in my hives. Will this stop fermenting or do they just cap it off?
    Thanks
    Jeff
  11. Thread: Queen Traps

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    Eagle, Thanks for the info.. If it works stick...

    Eagle, Thanks for the info.. If it works stick with it I have one swarm that landed in a stack of supers I need to get taken care of. That would be handy having the queen and bees sitting there in...
  12. I know a guy that has several hives with no...

    I know a guy that has several hives with no bottom board at all. He says if screened bottom board is good for mite control this is best. He uses 2x4 frames that he puts on blocks for 2 hives side by...
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    swarm frames and hive scales

    This spring at the local spring Bee equipt auction I bought a pile of old ABJ from the 70's and 80's. I really enjoy reading them and seeing old products. One big advertiser was the swarm frames and...
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    Hive tope feeders which style is best?

    I have been thinking of getting some of these but don't like the style with bee entrances on both sides. Mann Lake has style that has entrance in centerwith screen bee guard rather than plastic. My...
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    I agree with Beegee. I am first year but know...

    I agree with Beegee. I am first year but know tons more than last year at this time. To friends and neighbors I am considered the "Expert" for no other reason than I have bees and pulled some honey...
  16. My first wwinter also 4 going in with one being a...

    My first wwinter also 4 going in with one being a late split I had made. I lost it in Dec. Checked the other 3 had nice cluster first week of Jan then that Cold spell hit for 3 weeks right around...
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    I have my first Die out also. Checked all hives...

    I have my first Die out also. Checked all hives last Tuesday while temps were in 40's. My split from last fall has a cluster about the size of a softball but I couldn't see any live bees. My other...
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    Since you are going with 2 hives now. Good...

    Since you are going with 2 hives now. Good idea!!! Why not get one set with deeps and one with Med. ? You will learn which you like better.
    This is my second year and believe me just actually...
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    Flathead I couldn't agree with you more... ...

    Flathead I couldn't agree with you more...

    >>For me, just starting it takes a lot of bee energy to draw out foundation and then fill with nectar. Swarming slows this down to a crawl. >>

    Let me...
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    Thanks everyone for the input. I just purchased...

    Thanks everyone for the input. I just purchased an extractor so I can do multi pulls and extractions if need be this year. I will add supers one at a time so they build the comb up as suggested. I...
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    I am going into my 2nd year of bee keeping...

    I am going into my 2nd year of bee keeping started with 3 Nuc's and did a split in late summer. I used all deeps as I was wanting to get as much drawn out comb as possible last year. This year I...
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    This is my first year as a BEEK so this was quite...

    This is my first year as a BEEK so this was quite a show. My battles were just on the landing board so nothing like Dee Bees.
    I also had robbing going on this weekend at my 4 hives. I have one hive...
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    I had lots of robbing going on yesterday with...

    I had lots of robbing going on yesterday with temps in the 60's.
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    I just did that myself making a split last...

    I just did that myself making a split last weekend. Took the supers off to get to the brood chamber and stacked up in reverse order beside hive. As I was rebuilding the hive my top super that I had...
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    Phil, Queen arrived alive and well with her...

    Phil,
    Queen arrived alive and well with her escorts. I was glad the weather turned cooler as she was sitting in the mailbox when I got home. Your right the box was great... I gave them some honey...
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