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  1. Thread: Freak of nature?

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    Re: Freak of nature?

    I tried killing 2 yellow jackets at once with my painted bee rock, only got one. The other yellow jacket on the other hand didn't think twice stinging me in the hand and with all the commotion going...
  2. Thread: Freak of nature?

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    Re: Freak of nature?

    Wow, thanks, that's exactly how my bee looked. Time to start putting up my yellow jacket traps.
  3. Thread: Freak of nature?

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    Freak of nature?

    Found a honeybee in the yard crawling around in the grass. Her abdomen (butt area) was non existent. She had her head, thorax, wings and 6 legs but the back half of her body was gone. partially...
  4. Thread: Hive box swap

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    Re: Hive box swap

    Thank you both for your responses. Thinking I will add to the top this time around. My hive didn't make it through winter so I will be starting over fresh and am thinking it will be a lot easier...
  5. Thread: Hive box swap

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    Hive box swap

    Is it possible instead of adding hive boxes to the bottom to add them to the top like a Langstroth then at the end of the summer get the honey off the bottom? Not getting any younger and the one...
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    Re: Question on feeding neighboring bees.

    Vance G I watched a you tube video on American Foulbrood signs and I can happily say my bees did not have it. The brood that was in the hive was not dark nor sunken in and the inside of it not...
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    Re: Question on feeding neighboring bees.

    Enj,
    I have heard more and more people are adding quilt boxes to langs. I think that's awesome how people learn to adapt for the best of their bees. My guess is your make all your own hives...
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    Re: Question on feeding neighboring bees.

    Riskybizz if you read my comments right above yours it says I have already taken the sugar water into my house. Lesson learned. You guys need to keep in mind as a newbie I am learning from books,...
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    Re: Question on feeding neighboring bees.

    Feeding of the comb was an idea I got off Bee Culture Magazine. A woman wrote in that her hive had died and she wanted to give back to bees and left out comb. Sugar water feeding was brought up in...
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    Re: Question on feeding neighboring bees.

    I've only started feeding neighborhood bees with sugar water for two days so I agree it best just to bring the plate in the house. Not sure why my bees died. They started off winter low in numbers...
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    Question on feeding neighboring bees.

    We had a brutally cold winter here in Wisconsin and after one of the cold spells was over I checked on my bees and they died. I decided to give two of the honey combs back to the local bees and yes...
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    Re: we won a hive tonight.

    I'm so happy for your daughter Harley! She obviously will have an excellent teacher. We all have learned so much from your experiences and knowledge on Beesource and now your daughter will be...
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    Re: Bees on sugar candy not honey

    I really appreciate all the knowledge you both have just given me. I will take it to heart and I will use this information to become a better beekeeper. I have found of all the ways to learn about...
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    Re: Bees on sugar candy not honey

    Will be starting fresh this spring with two sets of bees and queens. Will certainly OV the hive after they are settled and the queen is laying but only once this spring. Is it possible to use the...
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    Re: Bees on sugar candy not honey

    I use OAV on my bees in the fall and right after Thanksgiving not thinking mites was a problem. I also wrapped with 2 inch Styrofoam. I didn't close off the bottom screened board but made it...
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    Bees on sugar candy not honey

    I checked on my bees yesterday and they were all dead. The last time I checked on them was 2 1/2 weeks ago when the weather permitted it. I added an upper entrance in fall and that is where my...
  17. Thread: upper entrance?

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    Re: upper entrance?

    Added an upper entrance to my only hive before winter for ventilation and for bees to go in and out for cleansing flights. They only used the upper entrance. Checked to clean out dead bees after a...
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    Re: Thousands of dead bees without heads

    Just getting over below freezing temperatures at night so I decided to check my hive for dead bees. After scraping them out I also had bees with body parts missing. Heads and bodies separated. ...
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    Re: Does A New Beekeeper Need An OAV Set-up?

    Thanks Mike. Your response had made it a little easier to see how everything falls into place. Recently joined a local bee club and I will be sure to get the proper times for taking off honey...
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    Re: Does A New Beekeeper Need An OAV Set-up?

    I'm confused about how this all works. Majority of the posts I've read have to do with how well OAV works with killing mites and the steps to using the vaporizer. I totally agree. I've heard very...
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    Re: Does A New Beekeeper Need An OAV Set-up?

    gbsnplr from what I was reading you do not have to take supers off your hive to use OAV and it does not affect your honey either. I had 3 boxes on when I started the treatment last fall and the...
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    Re: ants in your hive

    I sprinkle a layer of cinnamon around the outside of the hive and replenish after a good rain. Ants don't like cinnamon and it doesn't bother the bees. Works pretty good to and it's all natural so...
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    Re: Does A New Beekeeper Need An OAV Set-up?

    Thank you Beepro and Mike. You saved me a couple steps for checking the queen cycle and egg laying. Appreciate all your insight and knowledge.
  24. Thread: Nosema cures?

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    Re: Nosema cures?

    Ravenseye I do so hope you are right. Even though it was 35 degrees out a few days ago because we had fresh snow I can see my bees were out and taking cleansing fights out in the snow. It does not...
  25. Thread: Nosema cures?

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    Re: Nosema cures?

    Mathesonequip Thanks for the info. Will see how the bees are doing end of winter to determine how to go from there. Checked into the website and will keep it flagged. Pretty cool that you don't...
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