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    Re: Robbing bees decimating hives

    If you not sure how orientation flights look like, you can easily mistake them for robbing. Those much-larger bees with dark abdomen with dangling legs most probable are drones. :)
    Check up some...
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    Re: Robbing bees decimating hives

    Do you know how to distinguish robbing from orientation flights?
  3. Re: Do you know what or why they are doing this ????

    I strongly suspect that the smashed bee was the queen.
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    Re: First Hive - Dead Hive, What to do next

    Your picture it is not of multiple larvae, it is of crystallized honey.
  5. Thread: Spritzing OA

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    Re: Spritzing OA

    Depends what solution strength you want to get. According to the Oxalic Acid Treatment Table:

    For "HOT" 4.2% - 100g sugar, 100 ml water, 10g OA Cristals
    For "MEDIUM" 3.2% - 100g sugar, 100 ml...
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    Re: Pollen substitute recipe

    HFCS = high fructose corn syrup
  7. Thread: Bulbs for bees?

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    Re: Bulbs for bees?

    Windflower (Anemone Blanda) - for pollen.

    Wild onions (Allium cernuum, Allium stellatum, etc ) and wild garlic (Allium vineale) - for pollen and nectar
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    Re: us grants for beekeepers??? reality or myth??

    beestudent, here is an inspirational story, can you get in touch with Blake Shook?

    http://www.texascooppower.com/texas-stories/people/all-abuzz

    Maybe you could start the Youth Beekeepers...
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    Re: Thanksgiving bees in WNY

    "Bringing in orange colored pollen."... and collecting water.

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    Re: What do people do to keep rain out?

    I use big political campaign boards (plenty of free material after election day :) ).

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    Re: hive configuration

    I am in Pittsburgh doing all mediums (10-frame).
    Last winter had 2 of my hives in 2 mediums plus 1 medium super full of honey and 1 hive in 3 mediums plus 1 medium super. All three had quilt box...
  12. Thread: drones in NJ/PA?

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    Re: drones in NJ/PA?

    Many drones already hatched over the past week and today found at least 2 drone frames full of larvea in each hive. Both frames were foundationless and were put to open the brood nest 3 weeks ago.
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    Re: bee signs of warnings

    Very informative book on the subject: "At the Hive Entrance" by H. Storch
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    Re: Definitive signs of robbing?

    What kind of feeder do you use?
    How many hive bodies is that hive in?
  15. Thread: Creamed Honey

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    Re: Creamed Honey

    I am new in this but what I heard is to place 10% of honey in the refrigerator until it crystallizes and then grind well and stir it into the rest of the honey.
    Creamed honey is not whipped.
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    Re: Help please. ? Bumblebee queen?

    Daniel, you totally misunderstood my.
    I am against killing those bumble bees and I clearly stated that they are important pollinators.
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    Re: Help please. ? Bumblebee queen?

    Honey bees can also attack and kill your honey bees, does that mean you should kill your hives?
    Bumble bees are also important pollinators, the main difference is that they are not as suitable for...
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    Re: Would this hive stand work?

    It works well as long as the mite board is flat.
    If the board is warped, the debris gets wiped off.
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    Re: Would this hive stand work?

    We made something similar.
    We attached two boards to the bottom of the sides of the screen bottom boards.
    The boards are as long as the bottom board and wider then the thickness of the hive walls....
  20. Thread: Staggering bee

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    Re: Staggering bee

    Unfortunately this is our only hive.
    Our first inspection is scheduled for Friday, should we perform a sugar roll mite count?
    Also is giving the bees warmed syrup a good idea?
  21. Thread: Staggering bee

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    Staggering bee

    We hived a package two days ago and today I saw a bee staggering around on the landing board.
    She eventually fell of the landing board and continued staggering around on the ground.
    She appeared...
  22. Thread: Queen question

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    Re: Queen question

    Sorry if I am asking too many questions, but what about the four frames?
    What was on them and what did you do with them?
  23. Re: Puzzle of the day..What does this frame tell me?

    Capped brood in center, new comb on lower right, drone comb on lower left, capped honey on both top corners, empty comb on lower middle.
  24. Thread: Deep box

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    Re: Deep box

    Don't hit the nails.
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    Re: Pros and cons of screened inner covers

    Use that to your advantage by setting glue traps on the screen.
    Phoebee agrees with that(See thread "War with the SHB Terroists!!")
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