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    Re: Can you buy Tanglefoot at retail - or

    When you can't find Tanglefoot and need a quick fix, I mix petroleum jelly with mineral oil and until a nice consistency appears. Slather than stuff on (I use a latex glove for application) and it...
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    Well I took the advice of many of you beekeepers...

    Well I took the advice of many of you beekeepers who answered me and put empty combs in. Where there was once a brood nest, I put an empty bar in every other comb. I now have a total of 3 empty...
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    In re-reading my posts I am incorrectly stating...

    In re-reading my posts I am incorrectly stating "feeding in empty combs" when I should be saying, "feeding in empty bars" with NO combs built on them. All available combs are filled up with nectar...
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    Yes they have been queen right in the Fall and...

    Yes they have been queen right in the Fall and there were 4 brood combs with an excellent laying pattern in February (last month) where they were building up nicely. They were doing so well I gave...
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    Honey bound

    I have a TBH that is honey bound. It started a nice build up in February and then, because we are in a major nectar flow right now, every last comb is filled with either nectar or honey. There is...
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    Hi Mike and all of you. Thank you for your...

    Hi Mike and all of you. Thank you for your suggestions and encouragement.

    Mite counts? Yes I did them for a couple of months - one hive (Lang #1) had none and the other hive (Lang #2) had a few,...
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    Yellow Jackets, Yikes

    Well I am sad to say I have lost all of my hives now (3 total). I followed Mike Haney's advice and closed the hive up on 10/20. When I opened up the hive on 10/22 all that flew out was 50 or so...
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    Yellow Jackets, Yikes

    Thanks for all your info and suggestions. Here is more information:

    -The only treatment I have done to the hives is powdered sugar
    -The only hive that appeared to be weak was the one with no...
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    Yellow Jackets, Yikes!

    I have lost 2 hives now, and my thirds looks like its going down, too, due to yellow jackets. I am not quite sure if you can lose a hive to yellow jackets as in all my reading on the threads here...
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    Heritage: here is a tip. Go into Google and...

    Heritage: here is a tip. Go into Google and click on advanced search. Where it says file format, click on ppt (powerpoint presentation). Put in some key words such as beekeeping and then see what...
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    I am 0 -1 and usually when I get stung it is due...

    I am 0 -1 and usually when I get stung it is due to clumsiness and crushing bees by mistake.

    My husband is 2+. The bees will find him in the yard gardening and go for him. Why? He's sweaty and...
  12. Thanks for trying, Dee. I know how large those...

    Thanks for trying, Dee. I know how large those files can get with pictures.
  13. Would you be willing to share your powerpoint...

    Would you be willing to share your powerpoint presentation? I am a teacher in Culinary Arts and have been doing a small lecture on beekeeping to my students with honey tasting, showing honey combs...
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    Hi space bee, Not much has happened in taking...

    Hi space bee,
    Not much has happened in taking apart my hive yet. Both my husband and I have been on the sick list, and hence construction of any sort of a horizontal hive is not in our near future....
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    Thanks space bee for the empathy. Its been so...

    Thanks space bee for the empathy. Its been so hard to go into the hive each week to inspect and kill 50 - 100 bees from falling comb, dripping honey etc. And then of course my big fear is that I am...
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    Thank you for your advice Scot. After much...

    Thank you for your advice Scot. After much deliberation with my husband and fellow newbie, I decided we will convert this hive to a horizontal lang. I came to this decision since your suggestion...
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    I am new to this forum and new to TBH and...

    I am new to this forum and new to TBH and beekeeping in general. I put a 3# package of Italian bees in my first TBH in mid-April. The hive is strong and thriving dispite my clumsy inspections.
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    I made a reuseable feeder. I got one of those...

    I made a reuseable feeder. I got one of those plastic 1 quart yogurt containers that is wider than it is tall and put several strips of 2 inch wide screening going from the bottom of the container...
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