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    Re: the haves and have nots

    Thanks, yeah I saw the queen last week and today saw eggs, lots of bees and a couple of bars of brood both sides. I will give em some syrup and check again later. Sometimes I think I just make...
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    the haves and have nots

    I have two top bar hives close to each other under my peach trees. Hive #1 is boomin in year 2, lots brood, packing in pollen and some wet honey in the brood combs but no capped honey yet. Some...
  3. Re: Wildfire danger and alternatives to smoker

    I have used a spray bottle with sugar syrup with several drops each of lemongrass oil and spearmint oil in it, enough to make it have pretty strong smell. I spray it around on the inside walls, not...
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    Re: crop duster coming tomorrow!

    65316532 Here's a nice guy in a pretty bi-wing who came at 6:30 AM and I was warned in time to lock the girls in for a few hours. :)
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    Re: Deformed wing

    deformed wing virus caused by varroa mites :( Kill em mites!!
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    Re: crop duster coming tomorrow!

    Yeah I thought it was nice of him too. He didn't even know I had bees, just wanted to warn buzzing over house. I showed him where my bees are and told him thanks for warning. He said it should...
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    crop duster coming tomorrow!

    The pilot came by and says he is spraying the potato field next to me tomorrow with I think he said has permethrin in it. He is spraying in the morning around 7:30-8. I am looking in past posts...
  8. Why does the wind always pick up when I open a hive??

    probably the same reason it always T-storms when I go backpacking? lol
  9. My boys put the Bar in Top Bar! They have a man cave!

    I was inspecting and doing a powdered sugar mite test around 5:30 pm. This is the second year for this hive. I saw bar after bar of healthy looking worker brood and also a bunch of drones (slow...
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    Re: bees and aphids

    You're not hijacking, just hitch hiking :) Maybe it's just fast food! I wonder how it compares to syrup we make for them?
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    Re: bees and aphids

    6330 Seems like they are too big to do that... the ones I have watched are just licking the leaves, kick aphids out of the way hehe
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    Re: tbh blown over in storm

    That happened to me too last year... knocked all the combs down. I have strapped mine to the cement blocks.
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    bees and aphids

    I have a volunteer plum tree that I didn't spray with dormant oil and it is covered with aphids and sticky goo. It is also covered with bees!! Some ladybugs too hopefully... I guess I should not...
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    Re: show me pics of your'' swarms''

    I am currently trying to fit this jet into a cooler. 5435:o
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    Re: crazy cut out dream

    That's awesome! Bunch of LazyBees...
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    crazy cut out dream

    Last night I dreamed there was a hive inside my neighbor's apparently hollow?? living room recliner and I was cutting out comb after comb! :lpf:
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    Re: An alternative to a smoker

    Last year for most of my first year I did not have a smoker and used a 1:3 mix syrup with several drops of lemongrass and spearmint oil, enough to make it have a pretty strong smell. I did not...
  18. Re: Ever encountered hostility from other beekeepers over your TBH?

    I have only met one older beek who was the one who showed me how to catch my swarm (from HIS hives!). He has a big yard, trucks lots of langs everywhere, huge extractors and everything. He was very...
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    Re: looking for advice on bee suit

    I made a veil, sewed nylon mesh on one of my old hats and tuck it into my ski jacket collar. I tie my pants to my boots. I have one hive and one sting lol she got stuck in my jacket cuff. This is...
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    Re: First hive is up and running!!

    You mean your hive is up and YOU are running hehe ...congrats on getting first hive.
  21. Re: New Beekeper- 1st Sign of Mites, HOW DO I TREAT THEM?

    I had mites and bees with deformed wing virus so I did the powdered sugar shake twice a week for at least three weeks and it seems to have helped, no crawlers with DWV anda mite count only one or two...
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    Peach honey?

    3064 I have been picking and canning peaches today. I had to watch where I stepped! The bees are all over the peaches on the ground. So will I get peach flavored honey? Wishing! Probably not enough...
  23. Re: How do you train yourself not to jolt when you're stung?

    Yeah I think the anticipation is worse too. And with my luck the one I drop would be the one with the queen on it....
  24. Re: How do you train yourself not to jolt when you're stung?

    Well today the knife has been found 15 feet away in the tomato patch... :o Next time I guess I will grin and bear it....

    Gotta add I love all the new replies, thanks! :D
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    Re: Inspecting without smoker

    I use the lemongrass and spearmint oils mixed in sugar syrup because I don't have a smoker ($$ to order + shipping). Anyway, they seem to like it my form of bribery lol, pretty tolerant bunch. ...
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