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    Re: I probably shouldn't tell this......

    Man o man humm you made my day and all the other post with a few exceptions , in todays world you have to be able to laugh and I think I just snorded an intire coffee because they reminded me of...
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    Re: Oxalic acid use in Summer (August)

    Well done Snl , sounds do able thanks for taking the time to post thats great info for us not so experienced and to jmfcree for asking the question
  3. Thread: Not so funny

    by beegineer
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    Re: Not so funny

    Not sure about the bee go but I tryed honey robber twice two weeks ago first time and last time they got real ticked off and agressive
  4. Re: Has anyone ever got stung trying to mark a queen that looks like this?!

    That sure is a fine looking queen not gonna lie but dont think i'm man enough , she looks a little agressive
  5. Re: How much to pay for an old Root extractor

    We'll depending on how many hives you have I'd buy it clean it up throw epoxy paint on and spin some honey , you don't need an expensive extractor for a few hives
  6. Thread: Ball of Bees

    by beegineer
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    Re: Ball of Bees

    If they were balling beetles would be nice or maybe they were building burr comb
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    Re: Two queen hive ?

    Thanks for the reply and the welcome back . Life got really busy with four Grand kids in the last eighteen months ha ,so back to bees,when i got home from work I removed one of the excluders with two...
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    Two queen hive ?

    Divide with a snelgrove double screen, or two queen excluders between the two hives on top of each or one excluder with drawn comb I really don't want to put empty drawn comb that they can't cover on...
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    Re: Minding my own beeswax:)

    Welcome joe I would buy your first hive , keep it close to home find a local bee club, good luck finding a mentor they are hard to come by . Enjoy your girls
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    Re: When should I start feeding my split?

    Could you pull a frame of brood up above the present brood nest to try and draw them up and perhaps forcing them to work on the next box
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    Re: How do you follow a "bee line" ?

    If it was all about time and money we would just go to walmart and get a plastic bear of so called honey from who knows where . Ive been known to set in a tree stand all day in fridge temp afraid my...
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    Re: How do you follow a "bee line" ?

    Here is another site thats interesting https://sites.google.com/site/beelining/
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    Re: How do you follow a "bee line" ?

    There an old book that I bought for my kindle from amazon by John Ready Lockard on bee lining that might help you
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    Re: Not taking syrup

    If they are starting to bring alot of pollen in again may the new queen is starting to crank it up a notch. That might increase the feed intake with the new brood being layed .
  15. Re: Hives bought at auction. How should I store them until spring?

    Wrightstuff before I went melting and burning I would join a bee club ( Nebraska beekeepers association) and find a local chapter , ask someone to look at your wooden ware and you could also get a...
  16. Re: Hives bought at auction. How should I store them until spring?

    Check out Bush bees .com frequently ask questions
  17. Re: I've never seen a hive arrnaged like this before

    I like screen bottom boards but I did put the plastic sheet back in today to darken up the lower brood box I run all mediums . Not sure if I will ever get this beekeeping figured out . I just keep...
  18. Re: I've never seen a hive arrnaged like this before

    Frysl I run screened bottom boards and I am beginning to think the queen doesn't like laying in the bottom box with an open screen I checked one of my hives today and the bottom box was empty and it...
  19. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    Sounds like you've had a busy start , welcome to the site . Also be for warned the fourm is almost as addicting as the bee's
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    Re: Abandoned hive

    Well handled guys , excellent advice and no bail money spent.
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    Re: Small hive beetle infested comb

    Up date on the frames of beetle infested comb the bee's cleaned them up good and are using them now and as far as the poo mead . I think I'll stick to my coffee and let the varmints have the poo...
  22. Re: Epic fail and the nicest bees a guy could have

    Ha that's hilarious , and the bee's are thinking of all keeper's we get him. This sounds so familiar
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    Re: Small hive beetle infested comb

    Thanks for the replys , I did freeze the frames to kill larvae then thawed to extract, just to get most of the larvae out and disposed of the honey then put it on a hive guess I'll give them a couple...
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    Small hive beetle infested comb

    Ok I probably messed up but I froze and extracted some frames that hive beetles had gotten in . I put them on a hive to clean up should I leave it on or take off and scrape the frames down
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    Re: Bee Tree Disaster

    How are doing now did they take to the box hive and are you going to purchase a replacement queen ?
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