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    Re: What Will Make Bees Abscond?

    i have had two splits and two swarms to up and leave. I have tried everything that I can read or find on the internet. First, I split a hive that was about to swarm. It had 11 queen cells. I put them...
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    Let's talk Ross Rounds

    I have aquired a few supers with ross round frames. Not sure if I want to get into using ross rounds. First question. Is it worth it? Is it profitable? What is the initial expense of getting started...
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    Re: New Bee Stand platform help needed

    get a few 2x4 stakes. place two on the outside of the blocks and one on either side of the blocks. Make sure the wood is treated and drive them about a foot in the ground. I wouldn't put more than...
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    Re: dead workers with full pollen baskets

    I saw the same thing here today. I have been feeding too. Just seems like they may have gotten caught out in the weather when the temp dropped. My larger colonies had more bees dead or dying outside...
  5. Thread: bee stings

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    Re: bee stings

    Well, I got popped a few times today myself. It is only one hive in a row of 4 hives. This one colony gets me every time. Do you guys think that requeening would help? I have been feeding once a...
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    Re: How to bait your OWN swarms?

    On Amazon.com you can find the Licithin granules. Store name is Swanson Health Products. Cost about $4.50 for a large can. Shipping is about $3.99
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    Re: How to bait your OWN swarms?

    The Ceder tree works very well. I have 5 ceders in my yard. The swarms go right to them. I try to split in early May in order to prevent the swarms. I only had one last year. I make my own...
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    Re: Frames for harvest w/o extractor?

    Do you choose not to have an extractor? It is quite a mess without one.
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    Re: Anyone use avoyelles queens?

    King, He will be selling packages. He usually has queens the last week of March or first week of April. Also the packages will be the last week of April or first week in May.
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    Re: Anyone use avoyelles queens?

    King, I am friends with Ricky Bordelon, owner. I live about 15 miles from him. He is a great guy. I also have bought all of my packages from him and queens. Excellent packages. I get queen cells from...
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    Re: Where is the best buy on honey jars?

    Brent, Thanks so much. Those skep jars look great. This is by far the best prices that I have seen. Ric:applause:
  12. Re: Does using all mediums hurt brood production?

    It seems irrational to use all mediums. A good strong hive will need two large full supers to do well in the winter. It is ok to put a queen excluder on top of the two hive bodies and then use the...
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    Re: Plastic vs Wax Foundation

    I have used both also. I find that the plastic is easier to maintain. Soak them in Red Devil lye for a few minutes and they come out like new. Just heat and dip. Changing out the wax foundation is...
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    Re: Brushy Mountain on the Science Channel

    didn't Roxanne sell Burt's Bee for 99 million last year? That was on the science channel also. I forgot who owns it now.
  15. Thread: Which mint?

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    Re: Which mint?

    the ingredient in Honey Bee Healthy that helps emulsify the oils and the water is called Licithern Granules.
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    Re: Which mint?

    Honey B Healthy contains both Spearmint and Lemongrass oils. You can obtain it from Amazon.com. Good price also.:D
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    Where is the best buy on honey jars?

    To all of you honey producers. Where is the best deal on honey jars:s? Queenline and the like. I am trying to buy jars now in order to receive them in a timely manner:thumbsup:. I want the best bang...
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    Installing a Package without a queen

    Is it ok to install a package of bees without a queen? My queen escaped. I will be able to go get another on tomorrow. I went ahead and installed the package though. Will they leave on me? Will they...
  19. Check for Queen cells.

    If you dont see any eggs after the first 10 days you can do one of two things. Get a few queen cells and place in the hive or re-queen. You dont want the Workers to start laying. This could fool you.
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    Hive Placement.

    First things first. You do not want to put the hive on the side by the pool. Bees will seek out the closest water source. This would cause problems with the neighbor. As for between the shed and...
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    bees in top box.

    I always install my packages in just one hive body. Remove two frames and shake the bees down inside. replace the frames and wedge the queen cage between the center two frames. Give the girls about...
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    Fire Ants

    Well guys, I have found the solution to the fire ant problem. It is called Antidote Nematode. Look it up and order some. It works great. I have been planting fruit trees on my place and the ants were...
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    Margaret, Sure sounds like Wax Worms to me. The...

    Margaret, Sure sounds like Wax Worms to me. The fine black powder. I had a few hives put up in the barn for a while and that is exactly what I found. Wax Worms. Ric
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    Raising Queens is new to me.

    Hello Everyone. I have bought an oldtimer out this week. Along with the stuff that I got were some little tiny "Queen Nucs". I have no idea what to do with them. They have some tiny little frames and...
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    Think twice about frame feeders

    Hey Fish dude, I would give it a long hard thought about the frames feeders. The old girls can go through some sugar water pretty quick. If the temp falls below 50 degrees fareinheit on the outside,...
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