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  1. Thread: Ironweed

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    Re: Ironweed

    I havent seen the honeybees on the common Ironweed around my place, other bees yes
  2. Thread: Gloves

    by spunky
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    Re: Gloves

    I have the canvas gloves with gauntlets from Mann Lake. I have have never been stung thru them and they seem to run slightly larger than other companies
  3. Re: Plastic foundation accepted, plastic frames, polished clean...

    I havent noticed any difference with the pierco black frames and the wood/plastic natural color frames. Eggs are sure alot easier to spot on the black though
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    Re: What's your view on swarms?

    The one hive I had that swarmed had a weak queen which had to be replaced. Me, I personally dont prefer it .
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    Re: Should I Be Feeding With All This Rain?

    yes, it is super wet here also . I agree with the above poster and I am also feeding 1: 1
  6. Re: Old Beeks: Have you built up any immunity to stings?

    After 9 yrs I notice no difference in pain or swelling, minor in both aspects. I always wear at least a veil. Why , see above photo . I didnt wear a veil when changing hive top mason jar feeders a...
  7. Re: Fact or Fiction: Storing supers wet prevents wax moths

    Yea Fiction, tore thru all my comb in 2013 irregardless of type
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    Re: Winter prep for new keeper.

    I brought 2 single deeps through the winter ( SW Indiana ) that started off as 1 single package split in June with zero drawn comb in April.

    1) Hives were on concrete blocks with straw bales in...
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    Re: which one do you perfer and why

    In order

    wood with plastic- so easy to fix wax moth damage and irregular comb- bees seem to draw natural faster than black- wood ears easier to pry loose than plastic

    Pierco black- great stuff,...
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    Re: Megabee powder - use unmixed?

    I used it this spring instead of bee-pro , due to the commentary of how easily dissolved it was on 1: 1 syrup. Both hives ( 8 frames of bees ) took it down fine for 2 1/2 quarts. As soon as the...
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    Re: How long do most neew beekeepers keep at it?

    I am 9 yrs in and if I had it to do again , I wouldnt do it. If someone would of explained to me this is just a different form of livestock farming I would of never took the plunge. It is addicting...
  12. Re: Help!! Queenless swarm under screened bottom board

    I had this happen twice this under screened bottom boards first one, scooped up rehived them no problem ; second group ( Russian x's ) and got about 20 stings total front and back
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    Re: My Little Bee Bee tree--II

    Harley:

    I am 50 miles due east of you, and 2nd yr in a row mine are dying in the ground. I am on heavy grey and red clay . Yes I amended the soil with manure and sand before planting

    regards...
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    Re: Bee Sting Infections

    I lifted weights/ worked out a couple hours after getting one sting on the thumb earlier this year. My thumb swelled up 5x more than normal for me, which is about quarter sized area if left alone
  15. Re: large queen intoduction cage on plastic foundation - anyone ?

    Thanks for the replies
  16. large queen intoduction cage on plastic foundation - anyone ?

    I was going to make a queen introduction cage of 8# hardware cloth with wood frame that would press all the way down to the drawn plastic foundation and roughly cover 3/4 of a deep frame. Anyone...
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    Re: A bear in Indiana.

    my oh my, bears from the north and feral hogs from the south ; how will we survive
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    Re: Animal husbandry success - Yea

    Well ouch , looked like the Russian Cross hive next to this one swarmed and ended up under the hive bottom, board with some comb and inside the concrete blocks. I had went thru the hive last week and...
  19. Thread: Black Locust!

    by spunky
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    Re: Black Locust!

    Black locust is a good source of some tasty honey here; if the spring has average temps and decent amount of rain. My 2 bee tree seedlings did not survive the winter. I planted a few pussy willows...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    1st swarm here 60 miles SW of Indianapolis, Indiana
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    Re: Animal husbandry success - Yea

    Jeyster

    Yes; it took about 20 minutes of smoking and a bunch scoops, as they were solidly on the trunk and not a branch. I got them in a deep nuc , and placed a quart of 1;1 syrup on...
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    Animal husbandry success - Yea

    Basically started from scratch in 2014. I got all my comb wiped out by wax moths, due to my negligence and a poor queen. I bought a package April 2014 and split it in early June 2014. I brought them...
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    Re: My Little Bee Bee tree!

    Good for you neither of mine survived last winter here in Indiana- Bummer
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    Re: Tragedy Strikes the BeeBee Tree World

    sorry to here that
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    Re: Winter Losses or Success?

    I split a package and started off 2014 with no comb thanks to wax moths in 2013. I pulled both thru the winter here in SW Indiana in single deeps and came out with 5 seams of bees in each hive.
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