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    SHB in central Virginia 9/11/12

    HI all - I have discovered SHBs in my extracted frames in one of my two hives. It's early Septermber here in central Virginia. I have yet to check my other hive but will do Friday. What's the...
  2. Extracted Frames & Boxes Question ...... 1st year Harvest

    I am extracting honey for the first time this year. My question is: How to store the extracted frames and boxes. Where I work we have the exact size cardboard boxes that would fit my medium boxes. My...
  3. Changing Brood Boxes.... Any comments?

    Hello - I want to change the boxes that my brrod frames are in. Will I encounter any problems doing that? I want to paint new boxes and then put the brood frames inside the new, painted boxes. (I...
  4. Small Hive Beetle Question..................

    I found SHBs in my hives today - It's October 22 in central Virginia - days in the 60's nights in the 40's - Should I do some kind of treatment? Hives are strong. Any advise? - Thanks very...
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    Re: Winterizing help?

    Thanks for posting this question - I will be anxious to read the responses............................
  6. Re: Got Stung AGAIN! Through My Brushy-Mountain Goatskin Gloves.... Any Suggestions?

    WISE - WISE - WISE WORDS, Michael! -- I just have to slooooooow down; be more aware; and ... slow down (did I say that already?) - Thank all.....................
  7. Re: Got Stung AGAIN! Through My Brushy-Mountain Goatskin Gloves.... Any Suggestions?

    WOW! All the advise - All the comments - All the testimonies ....... What can I say? ..... This is the BEST bee-keeping site around! ... Maybe I'll try the Playtex dish-washing gloves UNDER my...
  8. Re: Got Stung AGAIN! Through My Brushy-Mountain Goatskin Gloves.... Any Suggestions?

    I looked on line for "nitril gloves" and there are many different types. Which one are you all referring to? And, where do you all buy them at? - Thanks..............
  9. Re: Got Stung AGAIN! Through My Brushy-Mountain Goatskin Gloves.... Any Suggestions?

    Thanks, Stephen & RiodeLobo (Dan) - Good points! - It's true about the "stinger/venom" not getting all the way into the flesh - The 1st "through-the-glove" was simply a "prick-like" event -...
  10. Got Stung AGAIN! Through My Brushy-Mountain Goatskin Gloves.... Any Suggestions?

    I All - ell, it happened again! I received a sting on my hand that went right through the "best" Goatskin gloves from Brushy Mountain. Does anyone have any suggestions? I thought I was "sting-proof"...
  11. ....HELP! - New-bee Question With Photograhs - Could use some input!

    Hi All - OK... attached are 4 photographs - Showing my 2 hives - Showing a "gathering" above the front entrance - Showing the inside of the cover "wall-to-wall" bees - and, Showing the top=feeder....
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    Bees Cluster on Outside of Hive....????

    Hi - On one of my hives for the past two mornings I have seen about 50-100 bees in a cluster at the hive handle just above the front entrance - It's about 50 degreesat the time I have seen this....
  13. Getting Rid of Mosquitos WITHOUT Harm to Bees.......?

    Hi all - I have a massive problem with mosquitos this year AND I'm a 1st year beekeeper. SO..... What can I do/use to rid the mosquitos but not cause any harm to my honeybees? .....Thanks!
  14. Re: Hive Top Feeder...With or Without Inner Cover????

    Inner cover below top-frame feeder.
  15. Re: ...Looking for any Scottsville, VA area beekeepers......

    Yes, I'm a member of the Central Virginia Beekeepers Association....Simply a GREAT! group!! -- I was just looking for some very local keepers to visit and share......Thanks!
  16. ...Looking for any Scottsville, VA area beekeepers......

    Hi - I actually in Esmont, but right next to Scottsville. Was hoping to meet some local beekeeps to "jaw" with and shine some light on this venture; as I'm a nee bee keeper. You can always shoot me...
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    Re: Hive Top Feeder/Killer

    I have two hives with Bushy Mountain hive top feeders on them. At first I thought I was having a lot of drowning (20-30/feeder). Yesterday (3rd week w/feeders) I have very few (less than 10/per). One...
  18. 2 Questions re: Ventilation & Screened Bottom Boards

    I am 20 days into my beekeeping experience - I have two garden 8 frame hives on a combo work table/bee stand. My questions are:

    Ventilation: I had an experienced beekeeper come over last Sunday....
  19. Ants! - In & Out! OK? Bad? ... Do Something? Yes? No?

    It's been cold & rainy here in central Virginia. Went to check the - outside - of the hives and found lots & lots of ants...around the exteriors and going in at the bottom board. Now... besides being...
  20. Re: Hive Top Feeder...With or Without Inner Cover????

    I want to say a BIG thank you for all who chimed in on my thread, I'm using an inner cover with the top feeded and will just wait to see how it works out. Thank so very my for your thoughts and...
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    Re: HELP! Queen got out of cage.......

    I want to thank all who "chimed" with their exerptice - I think I'm on the correct line now and fully appreciate everyone's time to respond.........
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    Re: HELP! Queen got out of cage.......

    PerryBee - I think I have also learned - I hope "our" queens make it.....Thanks!
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    Re: HELP! Queen got out of cage.......

    ...You guys are fantastic! - Here I am hiving my 1st hives - EVER - having a problem with "losing" the queen - post for HELP! - and you all come through within 60 minutes....... WOW! what a GREAT!...
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    HELP! Queen got out of cage.......

    OK..... all was going well for my 1st hiving a package - While putting a nail hole in the candy end of the queen cage the whole plug fell into the cage - The queen can out and fell to the bottom of...
  25. Hive Top Feeder...With or Without Inner Cover????

    Hi - With a hive top feeder, do I use my inner cover or not? Danant's catalogue says "Yes" - Beekeeping for Dummies says "No". - Which is it? I'm sooooo confused! New beekeeper here - I pick up my...
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