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    Re: Winter Hive Prep. N.Illinois

    Thanks Roland,

    I kinda suspected goldenrod because of the color of pollen but aster could be it. Going to track them tommorrow and see where they are heading. I don't want to mess with them...
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    Winter Hive Prep. N.Illinois

    I was wondering what would happen if I DIDN'T work the bee's in my hives down to 2 boxes (large amount brood and one med. super)because there is brood in third medium box and some uncapped honey in...
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    Re: Dandant-evaluation of service

    I agree Paulbee#1,

    I called them on Friday thinking they would be open on Saturday or even Monday, What a disappointment. Going to harvest some honey this week and need jars. I wanted to drive up...
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    Re: Is no treatment possible?

    Yes,
    Survival of the fitest.Let bees be bees.......
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    Re: Small Batches of Mead?

    Going to try your receipe for Econo-mead. I will of course move up to proper winemaking equipment in the fall,but why not try your receipe now. My first boss told me when he was in the Navy, the...
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    Re: Small Batches of Mead?

    http://www.stormthecastle.com/mead/images/1-gallon-mead-ingredients.jpg
    I just got done bottling a small batch of honey mead today. I started the recipe about 2 mths ago and i finally took a taste...
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    Re: "No Treatment of Honey Bees Report" by StevenG

    Hi Steven G,

    Great reporting. I too am working 3 colonies treatment free. So far so good. All Italians.1 colony from California,1 from Georgia and 1 from South Bend Indiana.California from a 2lb...
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    Re: 3rd and 4th swarm in 2 days

    Nice! Job Mark. Can't wait to see the picture of the Queen. There will be many more BBQ's, hope the in laws are understandable.Opportunities that are that close to home shouldn't be passed up.
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    Re: looking for a nuc?

    Found some. Thanks All.
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    Re: Birds attacking my Hives

    Hanging computer CD'S above the hives did the trick! Bye, Bye Birdie....
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    Re: Birds attacking my Hives

    i'll try 2 more hooters.. thanks
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    Re: Birds attacking my Hives

    Just came back from beekers meeting. I passed around a photo of this bird. Its a Summer Tanager. Her main diet is bees. This bird usually travels along the Mississippi near forested areas of pine and...
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    looking for a nuc?

    I know its late but thought i would ask. does anyonyone have a nuc for sale in northern illinois. will pick up.
    thanks.
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    Re: Birds attacking my Hives

    Well the bird is still hanging around. I think the Owl has proved to be only a temporary deterent. Now the bird sits up on a neighbors garage roof and swoops down as soon as a bee trys to fly out...
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    Re: Birds attacking my Hives

    Well So far the Owl decoy is working and the bird is at least 15 feet away from the hive. If a bee happens to go off course near the bird,which has happened so be it. Open air space,survival of the...
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    Re: Birds attacking my Hives

    Barry,You are right. I guess the birds finally noticed the hives.:)
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    Re: Birds attacking my Hives

    She got 18 in 10 minutes. 8 airborn and 10 right out of the entrance.
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    Re: Birds attacking my Hives

    So far that bird got 10 by the entrance and 8 on the fly. Who knows how high it will go. I also put a bird feeder around 60 feet away from the hives. Maybe she'll take the bait.
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    Birds attacking my Hives

    The past few days I have had my hives attacked by a female cardinal. I tried putting chicken wire in front of my hives. She then just simply waits either on fence top or on the roof of the hives,then...
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    Re: Beeks who don't wear protective gear?

    I only wear tee shirt and jeans too. And of course a baseball cap so the bees don't get in my hair (whats left of it)I have a veil but only wore it once or twice. Got stung wearing the gear because...
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