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  1. Re: Help, Please: Alternative foundation, already a mistake?

    Thanks so much, you all are so very helpful!
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    Re: Varroa Mite control

    Hi...say, how much tea tree per qt jar? Please...I have a population explosion of varroa.
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    Re: Package bees/ best conditions

    You, twgreen3 are a very brave soul. I guess I'm not that comfortable with them yet but it's def. a thought =) I guess I'll just stick with the garage for now or maybe let them loose in those pesky...
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    Package bees/ best conditions

    Just wondering, just got one package of bees in the mail, might not be able to hive them till tomorrow morning...should I keep them inside the garage (really storage, no car inside) or outside, will...
  5. Re: Help, Please: Alternative foundation, already a mistake?

    Thanks for helping to prevent further disaster!
  6. Re: Help, Please: Alternative foundation, already a mistake?

    I think that's the idea, to let the bees build the foundation...and suppposed to be less prone to SHB's. Would be great!
  7. Re: Help, Please: Alternative foundation, already a mistake?

    Many thanks for all of your great help! I have screen tops instead of boards, maybe I can put the feeder can on top of the screen & they can feed through that??
    Baggie feeder? Is is just a...
  8. Help, Please: Alternative foundation, already a mistake?

    Just installed 2 pkgs. of Italians about 1 week ago. I put the can of syrup feed on top of the frames of the lowest hive body & put an empty hive frame over it, to hopefully prevent robbing...then...
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    Re: Old Bees/ Cold bees/ No bees?

    Oooo, now I see! You're right, I was too sad to really search to see if she was in there. I may go see if I can find her, the bodies don't seem to deteriorate quickly. That is reassuring. I think...
  10. Thread: Risky flowers

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    Re: Risky flowers

    Thank you...yes, smart little bugs!
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    Re: New Threat to Honeybees

    We had fire ants in our yard & tried some diatomatious earth ....had to reapply after the rain, but after 3 applications in a couple of weeks, they moved on! No fumes, it's a mechanical killer of...
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    Re: Wholistic (TM) Field Spray Instructions

    Agreed...hello! Aren't people "natural"?
    I'll admit, I didn't take time to give it more than a quick overview before concluding that it didn't give enough info, or back up what was given with...
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    Re: Wholistic (TM) Field Spray Instructions

    Hmmmmmmmm,
    Well, on one hand it sounds fishy. But would like to see some studies, or science behind it.
    Just a newbie, but much of the older writings about beekeeping mentions using herbs in the...
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    Re: What happened to my hive?

    Hey, pains,
    My experience was similar...got 3 nucs last spring, all three seemed to be going great. I didn't realize how often they needed to be checked!
    Late Aug. noticed a drop in population in...
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    Re: Hey from South Carolina

    Thank you very much for the very friendly welcome!:)
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    Re: Black mold problems

    I had some success with retarding black mold in a house by spraying with a product called Sol-u-Mel....maybe if you mix the following: tea tree oil, water & baby shampoo. Or maybe put a couple of...
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    Hey from South Carolina

    Another newbie here! Was fascinated by a neighbor's bees as a youngster, and with CCD thought maybe it would help to pitch in a little bit with a few hives. My two youngest getting ready to get all...
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    Re: Old Bees/ Cold bees/ No bees?

    Sorry, I left out of my post that the bees left clustered around the queen are dead. Just sort of frozen in place. No mites visible , or other signs of the usual pests. Have been looking online. ...
  19. Thread: Brown Frames

    by LadyBuzz
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    Re: Brown Frames

    Another new beek here with brown, drawn comb...first inspection this Spring, dead bees in small cluster, capped honey intact...most bees gone. A few frames of very brown, drawn comb...BUT inside,...
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    Re: Old Bees/ Cold bees/ No bees?

    Hi, first time beek here,
    Two new nucs last Spring were used to start hives, all new equipment. Kept an eye on them, but no sign of mites, so didn't treat for anything. I left all of the supers of...
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