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    inner cover design question

    My hive has an inner cover that i built using the plans on beesource. The side that goes down sits flat on the upper deep. This leaves only 1/8 inch of space between the top of the frames and the...
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    Re: hive just absconded because of beetles

    I am not sure why the lang is struggling, other than dealing with the beetles. I am wondering if the queen is not doing well. I don't see a lot of brood and they don't seem to be in a well organized...
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    hive just absconded because of beetles

    I installed 2 packages in mid April, one TBH and one lang. I've been fighting with SHB since day one. They must have come with them. I thought the TBH was doing great. I couldn't see any larvae...
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    Re: Too Few Mites to Study? Naturally!

    Treatment free may work with mites, I haven't had a problem with them yet, but it won't work with beetles. My 'treatment free' TBH just absconded leaving a larvae fill mess of comb full of brood and...
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    The beetles got me!

    I just walked outside and noticed that the usual crowd of bees wasn't hanging out on the front of my top bar hive. I took a peek in the window and everyone was gone! Took a look and saw numerous SHB...
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    Re: How to get rid of SHB larvae?

    what about the brood in that frame? My package is struggling as is, 6 weeks in and they have only filled about half of a medium super. I would hate to hinder them even more.
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    How to get rid of SHB larvae?

    I have for now controlled my SHB population with a tray of oil under the SBB of my hive. But every time I check on it I am finding emerging larvae. How do I get rid of them. I have been scraping ...
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    Re: Top Bar Ventilation

    all I have is four 3/4 inch holes just above the SBB with 2 of them plugged for now as my package is about 5 weeks old. As it gets hotter, I thought about either drilling some more maybe an inch or...
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    What kind of bait in Beetle Barns

    I just ordered several beetle barns from Rossman. I would like to avoid using a piece of check-mite+ in them as suggested, but I am not sure what to use as bait that would also kill them. I just read...
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    Small hive beetle control in TBH

    I have both a lang and a TBH with a package in each going on a month. Evidently they came with beetles because I started noticing them immediately. It doesn't seem that the TBH is having as bad a...
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    Re: HELP! I have beetles

    Thanks everybody for all the advice. I had hoped to go a little longer than 3 weeks into my beekeeping career before resorting to chemicals, so I think I am going to order some traps to start with....
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    Re: HELP! I have beetles

    I don't think it has gotten that bad yet. I just checked it again and I did not see any larvae in the comb. It just looked like there were places that were indented like it had been removed. I...
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    comb fell off bar, can it be reattached?

    I just checked my hive for the second time after installing a package 2 weeks ago. It was a disaster. They are building on the first 4 bars but when I pulled the 4th one away from the next, part of...
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    HELP! I have beetles

    I had noticed beetles almost immediately after installing my package 20 days ago. I assume they came with it. Every time I checked it, I killed all that I saw. Today I checked it and saw beetle...
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    Re: spotted the queen but there are queen cells

    Maybe that's it. They are making 'just in case cells'. I have never heard of that but then again, I'm new. Is that a common trait with Italians? I did notice that the bottom of the one I really...
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    Re: spotted the queen but there are queen cells

    perhaps there are eggs. If so, why would they be making supercedure cells if the queen is laying. It has only been 10 days since this package was installed. Could it be that she is just not starting...
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    spotted the queen but there are queen cells

    I just checked my lang hive 10 days after installing the package. The queen had been released after about 4 days. I found the queen but there were also queen cells being constructed. one was about...
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    Re: Moving bars with comb forward in TBH

    I am about to instal a package in a tbh myself. how many bars did you start with
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    Re: new package on small cell foundation question

    Thanks for all the advice. I have already installed them so I hope they will be fine.
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    new package on small cell foundation question

    Just got my first package yesterday. I plan on installing it in an all medium super lang. My concern is that when I was ordering frames and foundation, I chose to get all small cell beeswax...
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    Re: Top Bar Ventilation

    Thanks for the tip, I am still in the process of building my top bar hive, so I will take that into consideration. I have been going back and forth as to wether to go with a top entrance or not. But...
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    Re: Top Bar Ventilation

    I keep hearing people who say they use a SSB with no wood bottom. I live in GA where the summer temps routinely reach the high 90's with humidity of 80 percent or more. Wouldn't that be like running...
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