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    Re: I Made a Bad Mistake

    Same thing happened to me a while back!
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    I got my seeds!

    I think Bayer was taking names for something in future.That package didnt have enough seeds for anything.Compared to the $2 seed packs in the seed racks these would be about like a $.20 pack of...
  3. Thread: Lost Queens!

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    Re: Lost Queens!

    None of these have swarmed.These have all been splits here and raised new queens in them all.They were all going real good and building till they started fogging here.
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    Re: Beetle Slimmed Wax Worth Rendering?

    Beetle larvae will hatch out and look a lot like maggots working and make it slimy where they are.Bees dont seem to like to rework the wax where they have slimed it.
  5. Thread: Lost Queens!

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    Lost Queens!

    I was out looking at the hives in my yard here today and I have notices in the last couple weeks of disappearing queens.I have lost 8 out of 20 queens in my hives here.No eggs or larvae and the last...
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    Re: Beetle Slimmed Wax Worth Rendering?

    Yes render it down.If you dont want to use it you can sell it.
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    Re: SHB mesh size

    My first board to start with was one with 2 - 2" holes in it and screened with #8 hardware cloth.I only had a small piece and tried it to see what it would do.I painted it black around that hole...
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    Re: SHB mesh size

    I think some of the problems with vegetable oil going rancid is some have been using use oil that has animal fats in it from cooking meats.I am using new oil and so far have not seen any spoilage.It...
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    Re: What to do with a swarm queen?

    I had a swarm move into a box the other day and the queen started laying in the old comb right away and by the end of the week when I looked inside they had already started queen cells.
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    Re: Eggs from an aggressive hive

    And of course you can add that frame of eggs from the gentle hive when you make the nucs and kill off all the queen cells on the original frames later but I have had the occasion to forget which...
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    Re: Eggs from an aggressive hive

    I usually kill off the mean queen and let them go queenless for about a week and then kill off any queen cell and add a frame of eggs from a gentle hive so they can make a queen from them.
  12. Re: Beetle Baffle...Anyone running it? What are your results?

    Maxwell he is talking about the beetle baffles not the beetle blasters.Blasters and Baffles both confuse me sometimes also.
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    Re: What is "Aggressive"?

    i had some that were really bad aggressive.Smoke them and open the box and become engulfed in a cloud of bees.When you started to walk away they stayed in a cloud around the hive and hardly a bee...
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    Re: Tell me about Apis Mellifera Mellifera

    Set pot a plate with a little honey and with more coming in he will have a better chance bee lining them also.
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    Re: suprise for my fiancee

    Mann Lake and their free shipping on orders over $100 is hard to beat.Then youtube videos are good to learn some on.Also ask around and you will find some bee keepers in your area that may help get...
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    Re: Tell me about Apis Mellifera Mellifera

    When bee lining just keep watching till you do get a good line on them.Then use a transit compass and follow the line they take.You will soon come right to where they are.While running the line be...
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    Re: It's Time to Spray

    Thuricide
  18. Re: Maxant 3100-H (hand crank model)... Should I order?

    Get the powered model! Been there and done that!
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    Re: Extraction Methods: Simple Draining

    It is if you have lots and lots of time on your hands to wait on it.
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    Re: How's the flow going for you?

    Here the holly is beautiful light yellow honey and has the best taste of it all and we missed it with all the rain and cool weather.Missed the blackberries,peach,plums and even the privet.The black...
  21. Re: Queen flew off while requeening - what to do?

    I have had it happen several times and the queen always came back.A queen that was raised and mated from your hive will come back because she did orientation and mated and came back.Now if the hive...
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    Re: How's the flow going for you?

    The Flow? What Flow? Its been just about non existent here.Its has rained so much my bees have made nothing.All they have is the syrup I have given them.In another month redvine will start blooming...
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    Re: I had no Idea

    Ah the joys of getting old! We sure cant do the things we wish we could.At 65 I still wish I could do the things I could at 35. 40 hives within a half mile sounds like some prime trapping...
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    Re: I had no Idea

    Lowhog,bees can fly.With lots of swarms coming off that many hives there will be lots of feral ones also so the whole area would be good trapping area.If you dont have any traps at her house then you...
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    Re: I had no Idea

    lowhog,swarm traps at your daughters and you wont even be paying that $80.That many hives around and there should be plenty of swarms.
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