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    Re: Advice for Urban Ordinance Change

    As my attorney has said in the past if laws were clear written and easily understood he and his colleagues would have to do something else for a living.
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    Re: Advice for Urban Ordinance Change

    It's all double talk in regards to ordinances and zoning. Register your hives with the state and you are in compliance. My attorney keeps bees and is looking for any new ordinances or zoning to...
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    Re: Yellow Jackets & Onslaught

    Yellow jackets are actually your friend:lpf:Not mine they're not! I bee-line them and put the flame to them.
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    Re: Puzzled: Diagnosis Help Request

    Just as GaryG74 pointed out quite a few bees with stunted abdomens. You have a mite issue.
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    Re: Identification of bug

    A picture would help.
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    Re: Feeding the Bees

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Queen Introduction and pheromones.

    Yes there are alot of experts on Beesource Harry Vanderpool being one. What's Randy have to do with anything the method of intro you are using is from Dave Cushman. Maybe that's the problem you've...
  8. Thread: A Split?

    by Slow Drone
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    Re: A Split?

    You've still got time. I do walk aways until mid August and use queencells after that. As sterling advised you'll need to feed.
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    Re: Introducing a Queen to a Nuc

    After transporting the nuc you need to let them settle down for an hour or two. The bees were probably agitated when the queen was installed. I would have put the queen in the nuc before I...
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    Re: Fed too long?

    Honey on top pollen on the bottom brood in the middle.
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    Re: Bees Hate men?

    When I do removals I always have someone taller than me help, I don't get stung but they usually get the hit.
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    Re: Queen piping

    Pretty cool! Word of caution if she's piping there might be another queen in there.
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    Re: Aluminum Screen for SBB?

    If you're talking about window screen mites and shb won't fall through it will get clogged up with dirt and debris and it's not good on the bees feet.
  14. Thread: Requeening?

    by Slow Drone
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    Re: Requeening?

    Just take the old queen and smear her on the screen of the new queens cage and put her in no need to wait.
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    Re: Supersedure or swarm??? confused...

    Supercedure cells the queen isn't to their liking.
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    Re: Is this a Queen or Drone?

    He's a drone. Queens have a shiny thorax with no hair drones are hairy little buggers.
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    Re: Is my new hive ready to swarm?!

    No honey no swarm.
  18. Re: Bottom box kinda sparce, reverse in the summer?

    Honey at top pollen at the bottom brood in the middle.
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    Re: Creating a Nuc

    If you're talking about singles you'll probably have to give them some fondant or sugar bricks starting in December.
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    Re: I think I have her hooked!

    Your a good man:applause:
  21. Re: Would a larger landing board help eliminate clustering under SBB?

    Common when the debris tray is left out. The bees underneath think they are in the hive.
  22. Re: 2 questions, why extra wide honey comb on frames and hive seems agitated

    Cutting the comb was good sometimes they draw it out wide because they have nowhere else to store it. Adding another super will help. If they are louder or agitated it could be a queen issue, check...
  23. Re: Queen cells success, weird year, who else!

    I ran into a similar problem some time ago that had me baffled identical as you describe. I sat one day taking a break studying the activity at the entrance of a problem hive when I saw a velvet ant...
  24. Thread: Fall nucs

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    Re: Fall nucs

    What zone are you in? I'm in 7a and will make up nucs until mid late August to overwinter.
  25. Re: Overwintering One Nuc-Suggestions needed

    Use the search engine and search for Winter Nucs by Mike Palmer. He is hands down the expert on this topic! I overwinter in the south so the way I do it is similar but different. I believe you still...
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