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    Could someone please describe an Argentine ant...

    Could someone please describe an Argentine ant for me? Maybe several someones to make sure we are talking about the same pest. Thanks very much.

    Charles
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    Chuck Norton is a LIAR and a THEIF!

    I too have had the same bad experience with chuck norton (his name is not worth caps). Oh well, never again.:no:

    Charles Roberts
  3. Chuck Norton not shipping queens

    Bud, did you ever get your queens? I have never received my queen. I should have received her in June. If I every get her now I am afraid she may not be well mated this time of year. Oh well, from...
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    I pour water over my bee suit. Just wet your...

    I pour water over my bee suit. Just wet your back, chest and arms. The water evaporating keeps me cooler.

    Have a nice day
    Charles
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    Have a nice day Charles

    Have a nice day
    Charles
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    Thanks Ernie Thinking about genetics gives me...

    Thanks Ernie

    Thinking about genetics gives me a headache! In the interest of trying to understand bee genetics better where you say "Workers of the same subfamily are related by 75% of their...
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    Thanks Chef Before my neighbor and I got our...

    Thanks Chef

    Before my neighbor and I got our bees we did not see any honey bees in our gardens (both vegetable and flower) so we thought there probably were no bees around!

    As far as the drone...
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    Small home apiary & queens

    I only have 4 colonies and they are at my home. My neighbor also has 4 colonies. There are no other bees around so any drones would have to come from these 8 colonies.

    When a colony of bees...
  9. Deah colony: Dead bees in comb are adult ready to emerge!

    I made a 5 frame nuc 2 weeks ago and checked it this morning. All the bees are dead. Lots of dead bees in front of the of the hive and many many dead bees in the bottom of the hive. All the broad is...
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    btr568: Could post the item number of the bee...

    btr568:
    Could post the item number of the bee suit you are talking about? I looked on the internet but GloryBee has dozens & dozens of bee suits and I did not know which one you are talking about!
    ...
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    Chuck Norton of Norton's Honey Farm does. He is...

    Chuck Norton of Norton's Honey Farm does. He is part of the Russian Queen association (or what ever it is called). Obviously he has Russians Queens.

    http://www.mybeebusiness.com/

    Charles
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    Temporary queen storage

    I have 6 queens arriving 19 April. I have a lot of apiary work to do to get ready for the queens. Due to several swarms, not enough wooden ware, & me not knowing what I was doing (first swarms I have...
  13. OK Mr Coates, I will do that tomorrow after it...

    OK Mr Coates, I will do that tomorrow after it warms up above 70 F. if they are still there. I gave they some sugar water in a zip lock bag on the top bars.

    Thanks
    Charles
  14. My first swarm: What is happening?

    One of my colonies swarmed this afternoon ( 05 March 2008). It was very large. I was able to see it happening. What an awesome sight. The swarm landed on a limb about 9 feet hight within 10 feet of...
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    Thanks for the advice. This sure gives me...

    Thanks for the advice. This sure gives me something to think about.

    I need to make some splits anyway (for my brother-in-law and my neighbor). Unfortunately, My new queens will not arrive until...
  16. http://www.beesource.com/forums/archive/index.php/...

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-213469.html

    Charles
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    Would a swarm be easier to catch if

    Would a swarm be easier to catch if the old queen in the issuing hive had her wings clipped? What would happen under this circumstance?

    Charles
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    Max weight of truck and freight is 80,000 lbs...

    Max weight of truck and freight is 80,000 lbs without an over weight permit.

    Charles
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    May I have a copy? Thank you for all your good...

    May I have a copy?

    Thank you for all your good work.

    ai4a@bulloch.net

    Charles
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    Thanks for the info WVbeekeeper, I checked on...

    Thanks for the info WVbeekeeper,

    I checked on the internet and found some info about Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus. One of the articles had a picture of a bee that had died from CBPV. She sure...
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    Hi Tecumseh, We still have goldenrod here. ...

    Hi Tecumseh,

    We still have goldenrod here.

    This is the second strongest hive.
    No migratory bees here. People carry their bees a little further south into Florida.

    Tks for the tips about...
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    OK, I have opened the hive and looked carefully...

    OK, I have opened the hive and looked carefully at the brood. I found no trouble with the brood. I had to shake all the bee off each frame so I could take a long hard look at it. I dropped one of the...
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    Tecumseh, The crops this time of year are...

    Tecumseh,

    The crops this time of year are cotton, peanuts, & soy beans.

    Just the 1 hive has dead bees. The others seem ok.

    I will open the hive up again and check the brood.

    Thanks for...
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    OMG, What is this?

    I am a new beek. I bought 2 hives may 25, 2007. On June 25 I split both hives, so now I have 4 hives. Of course I had to install a queen in each of the 2 new hives. The 4 hives are all in a row with...
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    New beek, so what do I know!

    I think vorra mites prefer drone cells because it takes more time for the drones to emerge, therefore more of the young vorra mite females mature and are mated by their brother. Anyway that is what I...
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