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  1. Thread: Hello

    by GaryG74
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    Re: Hello

    Welcome to BeeSource! Sounds like yellow jackets. You should be able to find traps at the Coop or local garden center. Usually they are baited with meat of some kind and depending on the type of...
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    Re: Late season swarm caught..what next??

    Like everyone said, good plan. I caught two late swarms last year (mid to late Aug) and did exactly what you plan. Worked great and they came through the winter fine. Caught two Aug swarms this year...
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    Re: managing my swarm

    Check the second hive, you could give it the two combs of honey to help it catch up. Nothing else, you could give them foundation and feed, feed, feed 2:1 sugar to water to get them ready for winter....
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    Re: Fire Ant Problems

    There's a liquid poison that you mix with water and drench the around the hives to kill small hive beetle larva that is good for fire ants also, called Gardstar. You should be able to order it from...
  5. Thread: New guy

    by GaryG74
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    Re: New guy

    Welcome to BeeSource! Agree with bassbee and biggraham610, I'd leave it the first year and look for extra honey in year two. Good luck with your hives!
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    Re: Strange swarm on 8/28/14

    Caught a swarm about the size of a grape fruit on 8/19 and one a little bigger on 8/27. Caught two last year about the middle of August also. The ones from last year turned out great this year. I...
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    Re: giving bees back a super next year?

    What is the configuration of your hives? One deep, two deeps, etc.? I know Alabama is no where close to Saskatchewan but I usually overwinter with either two deeps or one deep plus one or more...
  8. Thread: Wax mosth's

    by GaryG74
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    Re: Wax mosth's

    Another option is to freeze the honey and use it to feed this winter. If you don't have a freezer large enough, at least get them off the hive until you can get the moths under control. I lost one...
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    Re: New from Washington State

    Welcome to BeeSource Shannon!
  10. Re: Freezer storage of capped frames of honey (and maybe pollen, too)

    I've tried freezing individual frames and putting the whole 8 frame medium super in the freezer. Both ways worked well for me. Individual frames take up less room of course. I put sheets of cardboard...
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    Re: Pics from my first hive

    Great pictures! Love to see that white comb in a hive!
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    Re: Sunflowers and Herbs

    Great pictures!!!
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    Re: 8-19-2014 Swarm

    Caught a swarm about the size of a large grapefruit here in AL on 8/19 also. Got them in a 5 frame deep nuc with 1:1 syrup right now. Plan to give them a couple frames of honey and one or two frames...
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    Re: Today's inspection

    Three mites!!!! Everyone should be so lucky! Sounds like you don't have a problem--yet, so I would not treat at this time. Keep monitoring, keep doing what you are doing now. Sounds like you have a...
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    Re: Hello From Central Minnesota

    Welcome to BeeSource!
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    Re: Goldenrod in West Georgia

    Yes, I've seen bees here in west Alabama collecting pollen and nectar from Golden Rod and Asters in the fall. We have some early golden rod blooming here, seems a little earlier than last year but...
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    Re: Varroa Mite Treatment

    Directions on Mite Away Quick Strips says Temps below 85F first day, below 95F rest of treatment period or excessive brood loss and/or absconding may occur. I'm waiting now for the next week's 95...
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    Re: Hello from Northeast Ohio!

    Welcome to BeeSource!
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    Re: How y'all doing' from Louisiana

    Welcome! You can use butt joints, that's what I use on my boxes. I use titebond III and exterior deck screws and they hold up well. Just be sure the box dimensions are accurate, square, and level so...
  20. Thread: Hello from...

    by GaryG74
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    Re: Hello from...

    Welcome to BeeSource!
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    Re: Hello from Oklahoma

    Welcome to BeeSource!
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    Re: Depth of hive box

    Aren't the frames for a Warre' hive bottomless? All the pictures/drawings I've seen look like there's no bottom to the frame. If so the depth of the hive box won't matter as the bees should build...
  23. Re: How long to let supers air out from para moth crystals ?

    Most books I've read say to air them out at least a week. I prefer to air them out longer and the "sniff test" works for me after at least two weeks.
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    Re: 60 Days after the swarm

    The bees know what they are doing. Sometimes we just have to step back, take a deep breath, and wait to see what they do. Sometimes we just have to do nothing and everything works out well. It's hard...
  25. Re: Kids bee suit recommendation needed please

    Got a 4 extra small full suit for my 7 year old Grand son (he's small for his age) from Glory Bee for about $60 plus shipping. Good quality suit for the price. Kelley's has children's two piece...
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