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    Re: Collecting pollen

    That is the pollen trap I have. The holes in the floor that the pollen falls through looks the same size as the holes in the door the bees go through to enter the hive. I think since it was the first...
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    Collecting pollen

    I put one of those cheap yellow plastic pollen traps with the flip down door on one of my hives. Never trapped pollen before and was interested to see how it works. I put the trap on in the morning...
  3. Re: super slow motion educational bee film 2 mins long please watch

    That was awesome. Great educational piece for teachers to use
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    Re: Angry landowners

    I have empathy for both sides. Having farmed my property, I take great pride in the field I created. When I grew my first field of sudan and the older farmers stopped to talk and compliment my field,...
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    Re: Keeping Africanized Bees or not

    I am in AZ and had an (AHB?) aggressive hive issue over the weekend. I got the hive from a hay barn. When I removed it, they were so docile I could have done it with no suit. Normally I could open...
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    Re: My splits. Tell me where I am screwing up

    Could be. I saw all the original brood had hatched out and there was no signs of eggs or a queen in the two hives. It also seemed the population had gotten a bit thin so I decided to play it safe....
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    Re: My splits. Tell me where I am screwing up

    There were lots of drones in the hive. Maybe I jumped the gun and recombined too soon, but I like playing it safe since I only have 3 hives right now. I have 2 queens on order and should be here...
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    Re: Another annoying usurpation swarm

    I am curious. Did you kill the swarm trying to take the nuc, let them battle it out, or move the swarm into a different box?
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    Re: My splits. Tell me where I am screwing up

    Yep. I'm in Arizona and it warmed up unusually early this year. Queen cells in Feb. Go figure. Lol
  10. Re: Killing an Africanized hive but preserving the honey

    They definately get my heart rate going while dealing with them
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    My splits. Tell me where I am screwing up

    I had 2, 10 frame hive boxes both with one super. Frames are wood with plastic foundation. Both hives had around 4 to 6 capped queen cells. All I did was split the hives in half, so each hive had...
  12. Re: Killing an Africanized hive but preserving the honey

    Can't you save the bees and replace the queen. I have done this with africanized hives, then just replace the queen. If I'm getting stung pretty bad through my suit and it is not too hot out, wear...
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    Re: Attacked by bees in SE AZ

    I had a hive that got increasingly aggressive and constantly stinging me through my suit. I started wearing my mesh motocycle jacket under my bee suit. Sweatshirts work too in cold weather. It makes...
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    Queens laying in super

    I have two hives where the queens are laying the majority of their eggs in the super. I added a extra brood box between the super and the exsisting brood box. It has been over a month for both hives...
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    Re: Where to buy oxalic acid vaporizer

    Probably a dumb question, but are you supposed to remove the supers before you OA vaporize?
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    Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    When I was a mechanic, whenever we got a grease stain on someones upholstery, we would use brake cleaner and a rag. It didn't cause discoloration and it got all the grease and oil off every time....
  17. Re: Africanized honey bees found in northern Oklahoma

    I keep feral hives here in Arizona. I have one hive that runs around the frame and up my hands. Then I had one where thousands go airborne(my most aggressive hive) and a ton of smoke wouldn't calm...
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    Re: poop in honey...maybe??

    Did you see any webbing from wax moth larva. I had that happen to me. Froze the frames then fed it back to the bees
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    Re: my bees love this

    Looks like a type of honeysuckle.
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    Re: Started fogging today.

    I would like to see someone cut open some drone cell or, if possible, get some bees with mites on them, put them in a container or mason jar and fog it to see the affects on the mites. I will try...
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    Re: I Wouldn't Recommend It..

    I wouldn't recommend starting a hive inspection without checking the bee yard for snakes...

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?259616-Surprise-inspection!
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    Funny swarm story

    I have a bunch of empty hives behind my house and a swarm decided to make on their home. Free bees. So I am on the tractor and my wife is standing about 10 feet in front of the hive when it decides...
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    Re: First Swarm Questions

    If you don't have a frame of eggs to spare, use a queen excluder on the bottom of the hive. I learned this after my captured swarm, swarmed.
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    Re: Diatomaceous earth

    If you use DE, make sure you get the food grade DE. A lot of people buy the pool DE, which does not work due to the heat treating process it goes through. I get mine from the local feed store. I...
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    Re: Started fooging today.

    I am definately interested in seeing how it works for you. 2 questions. Did you add anything to the FGMO like thyme oil and do you remove the honey supers before you fog the hive?
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