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    Preschool bee activity

    I am taking observation hive to my daughters preschool monday and am looking for any activities and lecturer info for children that age. Was also going to take smoker, veil, so comb they can play...
  2. Thread: Drawing comb

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    Re: Drawing comb

    Will swarming be a problem if they backfill everything before they draw more comb
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    Drawing comb

    Will bees draw comb on 2:1 sugar water wanting to get weight on sum hives for winter that have a few frames not drawn yet. Thanks
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    Where to get fondant?

    Where do you all that feed fondant get the big blocks of it? Thanks.
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    Re: wax moths in observation hive ?

    It was 16 this morning and the bees were in a real loose cluster they have reduced down to a small cluster not quite covering the two bottom frames and are always moving around some but are not...
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    wax moths in observation hive ?

    I am having a bout with wax moths in my observation hive, its stocked with a carni - local mix and they have cut down to only covering the two bottom frames and now I have wax moths on one of the top...
  7. Re: Filling Drawn Comb With Syrup - As Good As A Feeder?

    What is the best way to go about getting the syrup in the comb? And about how long does it take them to cap it ? (On average I know temp, humidity, population will all play a role) sounds like a good...
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    Re: winter prep for observation hive

    I have a feeder built on to the top for sugar water I guess that since they are inside they can take it all winter, will they raise brood all winter to?
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    winter prep for observation hive

    Is there anything I need to do to prep my indoor observation hive for winter it is 6 deep frames(2 wide, 3 high) Thanks
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    Re: What are these black bees??????

    Not to much help on the black bees as most of mine are black survivor stock, but the big black and yellow bee you seen was probably a european hornet I had them kill a week nuc about this time last...
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    Re: Will a Tight Wire Decap Honey?

    I messed around trying to make something like that ( like a styrofoam cutter) a couple years ago without much success the wire wouldn't stay hot enough in the honey, or it was to thin and hot and it...
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    Re: vine plants for the girls

    Is it the Sweet Autumn Clematis or virgin bower which is often confused with.
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    vine plants for the girls

    I am looking for some kind of vine to plant on the fence rows for the girls any thoughts?
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    Re: Raising Queen Cells Without Grafting

    Can you start with eggs for the cut cell method
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    Re: setting up observation hive

    I decided to put it in a different room where the entrance wood be shorter , I'm running about 4 ft now and it works great.
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    Re: mean queenless hive

    I have not seen any evidence of a laying worker
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    mean queenless hive

    I have a double deep overwintered colony that my new horse knocked over the last week of feb. and I got it back together in about 20 min but the temp was in the low 30's and apparently lost the queen...
  18. Thread: Catalpa trees

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    Re: Catalpa trees

    I see the bees working the bottom of the leaves ( don't know what there getting but I guess the leaves secrete sap or something)just as much as on the blooms. Plant sum worms on your trees and they...
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    Re: setting up observation hive

    It is six deep frames ( 3 high 2 wide ) looking to keep them year around in it. Reason for the long entrance is I wanted to put it on my bar in the center of the house as for the first while it will...
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    setting up observation hive

    Going to get my observation hive set up in the house tomorrow is it ok for the entrance to run 1 foot vertical then 14 ft horizontal I am using 2 in pvc with bailing twine running through it.
  21. Thread: using ladybugs

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    using ladybugs

    Hi all beeks this may be a little far out there but does anybody think that it would be effective to use ladybugs around hive with help on reducing mite levels since ladybugs eat mites (not sure...
  22. Thread: Hardware cloth

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    Re: Hardware cloth

    5 squares per inch
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    Re: Hardware cloth

    #5 is what I use for queen excluders on my matting nucs.
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    division board feeder

    Hi all looking for plans on building division board feeders have heard them talked about on here but can't find any plans for them.
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    Re: styrofoam hives ?

    Thanks all my plan is to take 3/8 green board (the dense styrofoam) glued to the inside of 1 in white styrofoam for the frames to set on that way I would have the dense foam inside the hive and would...
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