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  1. bees left hive in late Fall or early Winter

    So I looked at empty hive body and found lots of pollen and lots of caped honey but, NO BEES. No dead ones on landing board or bottom screen. just gone. I've checked all I know to check and all seems...
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    Re: Hive entrance direction

    I face mine to the East or South. I want the sun on the face of the hive ASAP to get the bees started. Never North. West will let cold air on face of hive and take longer to warm up in Spring. Just...
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    trees for bees

    I've just finished reading article about planting trees for bees in the March issue of BEE CULTURE. Wondering what your favorite tree or plant would be for ZONE 5 or 6. I live in the Louisville KY...
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    Re: How cold can they stand it?

    So, I run with screened bottom board open all seasons, should I close up the bottom with sticky board for next few days until sub-temps are gone? Pembroke
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    calamint plants

    wondering if your bees visit calamint plants and how much honey? I've seen them on the calamint plants here but can't believe they get very much from small bloom. Your thoughts are appreciated....
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    Re: Storing pollen patties

    I get my pollen patties from Better Bee and they come with paper between each patty. My bees love them. and yes FREEZE.
  7. Re: Current thinking on grease patties w/wo essential oils

    I usually add a tablespoon or two of Crisco and sugar mixed to the brood box on top of the frames after exam each time. Mentor taught this to me several years ago and still using this method. Pembroke
  8. Thread: asters??

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    Re: asters??

    My goodness I never realized how many asters there are. I think the one I remember is a bluish/purplish type flower and the bees were all over it at that time. Thanks for all replies. Pembroke
  9. Thread: asters??

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    asters??

    I see so many pictures of asters on my PC don't know which is which. What asters do you have for your bees? Need name please or close up picture. Pembroke
  10. Thread: Bee Tree

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    Re: Bee Tree

    Hey Burns: Had a great year as for honey. I've been feeding for some time and quit because of the goldenrod flow. I don't take what they bring in during the fall ever. As for the bee trees I have...
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    Bee Tree

    How long does it usually take for this Evodia tree to bloom. No blooms for 2 years, watered and fertilized each year. Hoping for blooms 3rd year. Any suggestions. Pembroke
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    Re: Converting Deep Hive to Medium

    Yes put the deep on bottom. bees will work their way up. cover the deep with your board on one side and set 8 frame brood box on your deep the bees will do the rest. Bee patient. Let nature work...
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    Re: Bees and soybeans

    so what happens when the beans bloom? I hear that the seed is treated with an insecticide that carries into the bloom. Pembroke
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    Bees and soybeans

    has anyone had trouble with your bees being next to soybeans? Lost your hives/bees? I've had my hives on some land that was hay fields and this year they cut hay and drilled soybeans. With all the...
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    how many days.......

    Moved the frame of eggs, larva, and sealed brood to 5 frame nuc with no queen. They have pollen and honey on some of the frames and drawing out a frame of foundation storing honey. How many days...
  16. Thread: need advice

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    Re: need advice

    Yes. I thought of that also. I'll wait another week and see what happens and then take a frame of eggs if need be. Pembroke
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    Re: need advice

    had another fellow tell me same thing tonight. WAIT a little while longer and check and see about queen. Thanks. Pembroke
  18. Thread: need advice

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    need advice

    Took 4 frames of bees with a queen cell and put in nuc box. checked a week later and no cell, not even a sign of one to be found. Hive seems to be happy, bringing in nectar and drawing out...
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    beekeepers in Memphis TN

    Was visiting the Memphis Zoo and came upon a couple of very busy bee hives along with a very nice display of beekeeping equipment. Wondering who takes care of bee hives. Pembroke
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    need Carniolan Queen

    Please direct me to one who sells Carniolan queens. Thanks. Pembroke
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    Re: what did I do wrong?

    OK, need to feed a bunch very fast. do not use boardman feeders. as for the feed I was useing it was 5 to 3. I've found this to work very well. Lesson learned: Feed until they take no more, and then...
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    Re: what did I do wrong?

    auctually I know what causd them to die. Starvation. Hive too big going into winter. how do I keep this from happining again when feeding in the fall? I know that we need new bees going into winter...
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    what did I do wrong?

    Last summer after removing honey supers I started feeding my hives. Fed until late November and they had stopped taking it in. A few weeks ago warm spell came around and I opened the hives removing...
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    price for bee's wax?

    wondering what price you're getting for clean filtered wax. I have 6 to 8 lbs clean, pure wax, strained to filter out foreign particles. Thanks for info. Pembroke
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    testing pollen

    can you test pollen for genetically modified seed residue? (poisons) If so where and how to send samples? I have a two deep hive that was gang busters this Spring and produced about 50 lbs of honey...
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