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    Don't forget to factor in equipment replacement,...

    Don't forget to factor in equipment replacement, and buying the equipment/hives you need to get to your special number. If you have 20 hives, getting to 500 is going to require a pretty hefty amount...
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    I wrote to the mayor, very civilly, explaining...

    I wrote to the mayor, very civilly, explaining why bees are important and why this person should not be discouraged from keeping them. One sting in seven years is not a public nuisance; one person...
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    deleted by Moonshae.

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  4. The honey in grocery stores is heated pretty high...

    The honey in grocery stores is heated pretty high and then microfiltered so that it doesn't granulate (very quickly). The heating process kills the enzymes in the honey, which is part. The heating...
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    If you can feed them sufficiently (ie,...

    If you can feed them sufficiently (ie, constantly), and they have time for at least 3 brood cycles in your area, you should be ok to split. You'll probably have to feed both syrup and pollen, and...
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    Bumblebee removals?

    Anyone have any experience with this?

    I wouldn't mind charging the guy to take care of his bumblebees, especially if he's just going to spray them, but I don't want to go into this blind....
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    From what I understand, some bees like to have...

    From what I understand, some bees like to have cups available, but never do anything with them. I've seen this in my own hives fairly often. They have a couple ready at all times, but they get torn...
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    It could be pieces of wax, too.

    It could be pieces of wax, too.
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    The carrier probably heard the bees buzzing...

    The carrier probably heard the bees buzzing inside and didn't want to have anything to do with it, let alone read the labels.
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    I've heard that in Brazil, they regularly work...

    I've heard that in Brazil, they regularly work their hives at night. I guess the AHB are so testy during the day, their limited ability to see you gives the keeper an advantage. How that applies to...
  11. Thread: Swarm Trouble

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    I find that bees hate to be brushed, period, so I...

    I find that bees hate to be brushed, period, so I try to collect swarms by any other means possible first...I've even found that scooping up handfuls (with gloves) bothers them less.
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    I always tell them that there are hundreds of...

    I always tell them that there are hundreds of scouts out and they will likely recluster in the same spot when it gets dark, but that they'll be gone in 48-72 hours. The only time I got a call back...
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    If moving 150 feet makes your neighbors happy,...

    If moving 150 feet makes your neighbors happy, great. But it isn't going to keep bees out of their yard. It's not like they only forage in a 100-foot radius (thank goodness!). But I'm all for doing...
  14. Thread: bee pooh!!!

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    And move the car out of the flight path, if...

    And move the car out of the flight path, if possible.
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    It sounds like they're hygienic bees, taking care...

    It sounds like they're hygienic bees, taking care of larvae that don't develop properly. If you're only seeing 1 or 2 a day, compared to the 1500 hatching each day, your hive is doing fine.
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    agreed. Although I'd knock the bees off...a sharp...

    agreed. Although I'd knock the bees off...a sharp rap of the frame on the edge of the hive will upset them less than a brushing...bees *HATE* to be brushed.
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    Undrawn foundation doesn't count as space to the...

    Undrawn foundation doesn't count as space to the bees, since they can't do anything with it. You need to find a balance between storage and brood. If they have a lot stored, let them use some of it...
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    If your flow ends soon, they will likely need all...

    If your flow ends soon, they will likely need all those stores to make it through the summer to the fall flows. If your flow is already over, they aren't going to spend the energy drawing comb they...
  19. "Significant" to a scientist means something...

    "Significant" to a scientist means something different to the rest of us. To us, it means, "substantial" or "impactful". To a scientist, "significant" means that it can be safely described as...
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    I would give them more space under the queen...

    I would give them more space under the queen excluder. Two deeps, or at least a deep and a medium.
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    Always follow treatments as directed on the...

    Always follow treatments as directed on the package. Anecdotal evidence and suggestions don't help. If the "half dose at higher temps" had been tested and shown effective, it'd be in the directions....
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    Those hornets are in Asia, not the US (for now).

    Those hornets are in Asia, not the US (for now).
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    Yes, although there are quite a number of farms...

    Yes, although there are quite a number of farms and open space in NJ, something I didn't realize until I moved here. It's not big sky country, but it's not border-to-border strip malls, either.
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    I did my first cutout for free because I had...

    I did my first cutout for free because I had never done one, and figured that if I botched it, at least the homeowner didn't have to pay me. It turned out to be in a structure that I could have...
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    Don't use an inner cover with this feeder, just...

    Don't use an inner cover with this feeder, just stick the outer cover right on top.
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