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    Re: Purple Martins and Swimming Pools

    Many martin landlords have bees. I am sure they grab a few bees but like you mentioned their paths don't typically cross at the altitudes the martins feed at. I did have some photos published in one...
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    Re: Why do bees leave the hive to n December?

    Another member here near the Indiana Ohio birder watched bees brining in pollen just a couple weeks ago. There is still some out there somewhere.
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    Re: Hive insulation... quick and easy.

    Seems to me like that could cause more problems then it helps. I have had gas grills in the past and they seem to last longer when left uncovered then they do covered. The moisture will still get in...
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    Re: Neighbor complaint

    Some animals migrate based on feeding behaviors and some migrate based on other factors. I have never read anything that would suggest hummingbirds base their decision to migrate due to food. I have...
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    Re: Neighbor complaint

    "Isn't it past the time that anyone in your area should be feeding hummingbirds. In KY they say quit feeding hummingbirds in late August."


    There is a myth that if you fed the hummingbirds...
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    Re: Mold on top cover

    My equipment is home made from a friend of mine and there is no notch in the inner cover so I will come up with something.

    Thanks again.
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    Mold on top cover

    Week before last I did a sugar shake test and for the first time this year (first year beek) I noticed some mold on the inside of my top cover and on my inner cover. I have screened bottom board and...
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    Re: The trouble with Russians

    Locally for me last year a package was 130.00 and nucs were running 150.00. Packages had been under 100 previous years but with the rough winter they were hard to come by.
  9. Re: Help me get through my first Indiana winter.

    I was assuming when I typed that that the mold was a sign of poor ventilation, is this correct? Also should I take steps to clean the mold off the cover or get the ventilation corrected and let the...
  10. Re: Help me get through my first Indiana winter.

    Update and a few more questions. I went to the hive today and did a sugar shake. A full half cup of bees produced 4 mites. Not sure how bad that is. A couple other concerns I have, I saw a few...
  11. Re: Help me get through my first Indiana winter.

    I am just north of New Castle outside of Mt Summit. Your more then welcome to come up sometime.
    Is it too late to do a sugar shake test and treat if I have a problem? For some reason ( I probably...
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    Carniolins
  13. Help me get through my first Indiana winter.

    First year beek. I have one hive that I started from a three pound package back in the late spring. So far everything went smooth this summer. They filled two 8 frame deep boxes pretty quickly. ...
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    Re: Advice for Package Bees

    If you do find a source also consider the shipment time of year. The supplier I got mine from two shipments last year, I was in on the second shipment so it was a little later. You are doing yourself...
  15. Re: What to do with 2nd super that isn't being filled.

    This is my first year but I feel the brood chambers are on good shape. Some of the frames are completely full of honey and some are still being used for brood. I only pulled one frame yesterday but...
  16. Re: What to do with 2nd super that isn't being filled.

    Thanks for the info. I might leave it on for a while longer and see what happens. I just didn't know if there was any downside to having a super on there that they weren't really using. There are...
  17. What to do with 2nd super that isn't being filled.

    My first year hive has two 8 frame deeps and two medium supers on it right now. The lower super started to fill a couple weeks ago so I added another. I checked it today and there is a little drawn...
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    Re: Smell of a hive

    I was getting ready to start a thread asking why my hive smelled like popcorn today. Looks like its the goldenrod. I figured I wasn't the first to notice this!
  19. Thread: Mowing?

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    Re: Mowing?

    In 2012 I was mowing for a friend of mine who had 5 hives. He had a mulch bed that they set on but the two end hives were right on the edge of the mulch. I mowed right up against them all summer...
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    Re: Full suit or jacket.

    I bought a smock pullover veil/jacket last year from Ebay. It was only around $35 and has worked fine. This has been a cooler the average summer. I am thinking about getting a ventilated jacket for...
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    Do your children get involved?

    This is my first year and both children (5 and 9) have been interested in the bee hive. I ordered a suit that would work for both of them and took my 5 year old son along last week. I didn't know...
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    Re: new beekeepers

    I just bought a full suit that fits my 5 and 9 year olds. My son (5) went over earlier this week for a full inspection and he loved it, stood right in there and was never frightened one time. My...
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    Re: Winter stores question

    OK thanks for the explanation. Sorry for the newbie ignorance.
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    Re: Winter stores question

    I apologize in advance but I didn't understand what you said about "feeding until its all full isn't the best." I am not currently feeding so that had me confused, unless you are talking about...
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    Re: Winter stores question

    Thanks for the info. I will give it a few more days then add another medium and see what happens. I am assuming worst case scenario is they do not draw or fill it, either way they have two deeps...
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