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  1. Re: When to apply Nematodes for SHB control

    I did some research into this a couple of years ago. I talked to a gentleman that raised the proper "kind" of nematode that could, possibly, kill small hive beetle larva. He told me that there is a...
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    I'm so confused

    I threw my back out in the spring and just got into my hives. Two have the same issue. Lots and lots of bees, brood, larva, and eggs scattered throughout the frames. Barely any capped honey almost no...
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    Re: SHB in compost?

    Small Hive Beetle
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    Re: Which plastic frames?

    All of the deep gaps around the outside edge of the frame are perfect hiding places for SHB. I took some of my old frames and filled the gaps with wax but it was a time consuming pain. I'd rather buy...
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    Re: SHB in compost?

    A beekeeper in my town was one of the first to admit to finding SHB in his hives. Now they are found throughout our county. It was supposed to be too cold, too wet etc etc. I believe they are members...
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    Re: Bees won't leave anyone alone

    My hives are all more aggressive. We've had awful yo-yo weather and the hives are booming. There wasn't much for them to gather. I have a few crocus that popped today and the girls were all over...
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    Re: keep on stacking or let them be

    I'd keep stacking. The if the very bottom box is a medium, they will need approx. three full boxes to make it through the winter. If they stuff anything into the fourth you can either keep it for...
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    Re: Please do not laugh, quite humorous

    I have had bees in my shirt, in my pants and up my sleeves. Didn't get stung. Then, I've been nailed through heavy weight jeans, leaned a box on my leg and oops. I've had them dive into my hair from...
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    Re: Do Bees play??

    No, we are in a rural community but it's a residential street. We removed two large junipers this spring so the area is bare. The neighbor on that side is a grass nerd and his yard is weed free. The...
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    Do Bees play??

    Today I noticed several Bees flying around our air conditioning unit outside. We have central air and the fan etc are housed outside. The fan was running and the bees were getting tossed up in the...
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    Re: Ridiculously Mean Hive!

    How full is your hive? I have average hives, not too nasty but I do suit up. One of my hives became demons. Couldn't be in the bee yard without one of them bouncing off my chest even when I wasn't in...
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    Re: what NOT to do in your bee suit

    Does he get hazardous duty pay?
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    Re: Need Help Identifying A Weed

    We call them Chinese lantern. They may turn bright orange in the fall if they are.
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    Re: what NOT to do in your bee suit

    Try to remove your sweat filled glasses for cleaning. :no:
    I used to see my dads glasses pool up with sweat when he worked on our cars. I thought it was so weird. Now it's me...
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    Re: water use in wet weather

    I have a chicken feeder with gravel in it near the hives, a small pond with waterfall by our house, an above ground pool and a small baby pool for the dogs. I find the girls floating in the baby pool...
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    Re: Worried about Hive.

    Are the hives different types of bees? I started two packages on April 26th and my NWC bees are booming. I found two full frames of larva in the hive today. The Italians are way behind but there is...
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    Re: How To Identifiy A Virgin Queen?

    She isn't smiling.
  18. Re: no candy in queen cage. direct release or marshmellow?

    The packages I've purchased always arrive with cork. The local dealer usually supplies marshmallows and will even put them in for us. This year I forgot to grab some so I just put the cage in the...
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    Re: No Brood, but hive full of bees ????

    Is there room for brood in your hives? Last year I had the same situation and it wasn't until some one asked if there was space did I discover the term honey bound. My hive was bringing in so much...
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    Re: Would love to know what I'm looking at

    I'm sure the more experienced beeks will correct me but it looks like they maybe filling the open spots with nectar. They are off to such a great start keep an eye on things. My first hive became...
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    Re: Treating for AFB

    I think there is another step to this question. I agree with cforbes and that's the way I do things. But I am a hobby (some people resent that term but I can't find one that suits right now) beek...
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    Re: Do Not Feed Honey To Infants

    I was asked about this recently my guess was the abundance of pollen. Possible allergen overload. I'm confused about botulism, wouldn't that be a problem for adults as well?
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    Re: Deadouts and Small Hive Beetle

    That sure does! I have been wondering how they "found" me since I found the first one of them. Wow 5-10 miles sturdy little buggers aren't they? How frustrating.
  24. Re: Survive winter, but die out in spring-support please

    I've got to add my two cent's. Unless you are seeing brown splotches in the box I wouldn't think it's dysentery. Imagine what it must be like to get the first cleansing flight after a long winter....
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    Re: Deadouts and Small Hive Beetle

    What I've been told is that the beetles won't survive our cold winters. The only beetles I've spotted so far was an adult that overwintered in the hive that survived. That said....where did they come...
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