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    Re: Bee identification

    Hornets and Wasps are forms of Vespidae

    "Vespidae

    The Vespidae are a large, diverse, cosmopolitan family of wasps, including nearly all the known eusocial wasps and many solitary wasps."
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  2. Re: Feeding bees--wasps showed up--what do I do about that?

    I use the 2 liter pop bottles as well but like this.

    Mix
    1 cup sugar
    1 cup water
    1/2 cup vinegar
    One chopped up banana peel.

    Place ingredients in bottle, put on cap, then shake until well...
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    Re: Can someone identify this plant?

    :thumbsup:Thanks Everyone!!
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    Re: Can someone identify this plant?

    72117212

    Trying to nail down the image attachment process. :D
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    Re: Can someone identify this plant?

    72107209

    How about this?
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    Re: Can someone identify this plant?

    I thought I figured it out, but apparently not.

    How are we supposed to attach a .jpg to a post?
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    Can someone identify this plant?

    Hi,

    Bees and wasps are working this plant pretty hard in a field near my house.

    Most likely a weed of some sort.

    Can someone identify what this plant is?


    Thanks
  8. Re: Two Weak Hives on life support Recommendations?

    Are the frames the bees are on now from last years dead outs?
    >>The frames I had in each of the second deeps were 3 empty/stripped brood frames, 1 frame of capped honey(again from dead out), four...
  9. Re: Two Weak Hives on life support Recommendations?

    Sorry I should have provided more background.

    Both hives I had last year collapsed the first week of October last year. It was quick all the bees dying off within a 4 - 5 days. I sent samples to...
  10. Two Weak Hives on life support Recommendations?

    Hi,

    Second year at this. Last year was easy. This year nothing but problems, robbing pressure/events in particular.

    Anyway

    Two of my three hives suffered severe robbing events this past...
  11. Queen going through the motions, but no eggs? (or brood)

    Hi,

    So yesterday I was doing a weekly inspection on my strongest hive.

    There were many bees but almost no brood.

    I pulled every brood chamber frame (8 frame deep)and looked them over one...
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    Re: No bees in the neighborhood.

    Sadly I have witnessed the same thing when I visit relatives in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. This is a suburban area with an abundance of wooded areas and open space. We spend a week there every...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    April 18, 2013 83616 Football sized swarm in fruit tree in neighbor's yard.
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    Re: Poisoned Bees?

    I observed the same thing on one of my two hives last October.
    A thriving hive went into the mode you show in the video on October 1st 2012 (bees stumbling out, crawling away, dead bees on the...
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    Sick Bees, walking out and dropping

    Hi,

    Background:
    First year, we have two colonies located about 7 feet apart. We are near Boise in hardiness zone 6b.
    Picked up as nucs in April and seemed to do well, each filling two deeps as...
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