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    Re: Need Advice on Placement of Swarm Traps and

    SteveBee, you're full of BS! But I love you anyway!! :gh: (To anyone else reading this, SteveBee is my brother. BS is my nickname for him--Brother Steve)
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    Need Advice on Placement of Swarm Traps and

    I am a second year beekeeper and am hoping to fill my two new hives with swarms. I am using 4 8-frame medium boxes for each hive, so I am using all 8 boxes for swarm traps. I am using top entrances....
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    Re: Drones Being Expelled from the hive (VIDEO)

    Thanks for sharing that. As a first year beekeeper, I didn't know what to watch for.
  4. Thread: Types of Honey

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    Types of Honey

    How do you get a specific type of honey? For instance, if I want my bees to make sourwood honey, how would I do that? Or, in the spring or fall when there's a flow and many things are blooming at...
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    Re: diy plans: bee venom collection

    I haven't it yet, but just yesterday in a Facebook discussion about honey for arthritis a friend who rehabilitates wild animals posted this info about using bee venom products for a variety of...
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    Re: Has anyone used frames in a TBH?

    My hive is in a very quiet place. Our backyard. Just two of us, our dog (who has learned to keep a good distance from the hive), 5 chickens, lots of birds, and one hive. It is set up in a flower...
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    Re: Has anyone used frames in a TBH?

    Oldtimer, I was thinking that, too. I may just have to leave them alone until all of the old queen's descendents die out.

    Michael, thanks for your suggestion and photos. It seems like a very...
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    Re: Has anyone used frames in a TBH?

    My queen came from my brother and all of his 8-9 hives are really calm. She's been in the hive for about a month. I had planned to go in after a few weeks and destroy any queen cells that the bees...
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    Has anyone used frames in a TBH?

    I am new to beekeeping this year and have one hive-a TBH. Anyone who has read my posts this summer knows that I have struggled with a hot hive all summer. One thing that always makes my girls...
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    Re: wow the girls were hot today!!!

    I can identify. My bees have been in a super nasty mood since about mid-July. Lots of problems this first year. I've been reading up, so maybe next year I can head off some of this irate behavior.
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    Re: Feeder problems

    Guy, I like this idea. How far away from your hives did you place the feeders? Are those paint buckets? Would ice cream buckets work or just leak and make a mess?
  12. Thread: Mean Bees

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    Re: Mean Bees

    GOOD NEWS! Happy to report that today when I swapped the empty feed jar out the girls just ignored me! YES! FINALLY!!!! I even watered the entire yard without a single threatening visitor. It's...
  13. Thread: Mean Hives

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    Re: Mean Hives

    I've been having the same trouble with my hive for about a month. We finally gave up and requeened about a week ago. I've been having to wear my suit and gloves to water my flowers and work in my...
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    Re: When can I move a TBH to a new location?

    See you this winter, SteveBee, and maybe a few times before that.:applause:
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    When can I move a TBH to a new location?

    Since my TBH hive has become very "hot" for the past several weeks, I have come to realize that placing it in a flower bed that I need to tend daily was not a good decision. Currently I have to suit...
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    Re: Bee-Safe Bag Worm Treatment?

    Thanks Gypsi and Psfred. If the wind will die down a little, I will try the vinegar/soap solution on my hickory trees and the Seven treatment today on the conifers. I'm not familiar with BT. ...
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    Bee-Safe Bag Worm Treatment?

    Bag worms and web worms are killing our landscaping. I haven't treated them because of the bees, but it doesn't really make sense to lose all of our trees and shrubs. Does anyone know of a worm...
  18. Thread: Mean Bees

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    Re: Mean Bees

    Thanks to everyone for all the responses. I still have a LOT to learn!

    The bees seemed to be somewhat calmer today, though we haven't been able to requeen yet. At least they let me water my...
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    Re: Mean Bees

    I'll get the new queen in there tomorrow and then give them a few days. If that doesn't work, we'll split them. Thanks.
  20. Thread: Mean Bees

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    Re: Mean Bees

    I'll check into that. I'm not sure that a top feeder will work with a TBH, but I could put the feed jar inside the hive.
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    Re: Mean Bees

    Don't know if it makes a difference concerning feeder jars, but the hive is a TBH and the feeder jar is on the end farthest from the entrance holes. I did see a bee going in under the jar holder...
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    Re: Mean Bees

    I have seen several bumblebees near the hive. Would they be robbing it?
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    Re: Mean Bees

    Ken Rice, I just finished cooking up some 2:1. I'll put it on the hive tonight after it cools. I did have a productive queen, but we took her out and killed her today. We do have skunks around,...
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    Re: Mean Bees

    Ben Franklin, I was afraid that would be the answer. Now I'm wishing my cute little TBH was not in the center of my yard in my favorite flowerbed.
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    Re: Mean Bees

    They have some stored pollen, but I set out a pollen patty last weekend. They are pretty much ignoring it. My first queen came with my bee package, but I lost her in the first swarm. A new queen...
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