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    Re: What are these critters in the hive?

    Got it:pinch: sometimes hard to tell online!
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    Re: Hive box swap

    You can also set the boxes on their side when installing another box on the base. Then re-stack the boxes....I'm relatively young and I don't pick up more than one at a time.:thumbsup:
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    Re: Found a swarm

    THIS!!!! But make sure you get another hive or nuc box to expand because your package will outgrow the nuc box quickly if they take off :thumbsup:
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    Re: What are these critters in the hive?

    Tenbears,

    I thought I was agreeing on the carrion beetles, but I will also take your word for it :thumbsup:
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    Re: Berhard- Does this look familiar?

    Yes, it is in the bag it came in, I just a hole in the bottom and the bees feed on it directly above the cluster. Take a look at Bernhard's post here:...
  6. Re: Spotty brood pattern VS hatched cells?

    Mike Plamer also states that a spotty pattern *can be* due to hygenic activity from workers removing damaged or infected brood. Something to keep in mind.
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    Re: What are these critters in the hive?

    Yep, you can find these in fly tying materials (fur and feathers) all the time if you are not careful.....the white one I'm not sure about, but I don't think it is a growth stage of the others...
  8. Re: New UPS rules for shipping bees? Anyone know more about this?

    I'm curious if they could change the feeder to a wire basket and put a feed gel in there instead of syrup. Something like this: 16869
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    Re: My smoker smoke may be too hot

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Funniest bee question ever asked

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imue7RLNGos

    This is probably the same way they get soy milk ;)
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    Re: Mass Bee suicide?

    You did but I find acronyms all the time on BS that I don't know so I figure there are others that don't.....I just decided to look it up and spell it out for those that don't :thumbsup:
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    Re: Mass Bee suicide?

    HMF= hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) produced when High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is heated. (I had to look it up :thumbsup:)
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    Re: 0 to swarm in 8 days

    Yikes, that is fast! Thanks for posting, I will keep a closer eye on my hives now as soon as it starts to warm up!
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    Re: At a loss...I just don't understand

    Hey Mich,

    I'm not to far from you. If you have your own yard and your own bees PM me and I will help you split your hives this summer and I have an OAV to treat in the fall. I agree....don't...
  15. Re: Pay your state bee fees! I was a fugitive from justice

    I AGREE!
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    Re: Starting 7 new pkg's

    Look up OTS system. You should be able to split enough to get the numbers you are looking for. But you will have to feed!
  17. Re: Pay your state bee fees! I was a fugitive from justice

    Hmmmmm.....I didn't know that fees existed. Anyone know about Michigan?
  18. Re: loads of dead bee's, but still buzzing?

    Mine had so many dead bees they couldn't get out. They seem to be doing okay now
  19. Thread: All Gone!

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    Re: All Gone!

    Thanks for posting! That is good info, I had not thought of that. However I followed a plan from BernhardHeuvel, I put my fondant on by cutting a hole in the center of the package and set it above...
  20. Thread: All Gone!

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    Re: All Gone!

    Of course honey is less risky, but if you don't have honey to give them and they don't have honey which sounds like it may have been part of the problem then you have to feed. One thing is for...
  21. Thread: All Gone!

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    Re: All Gone!

    Mine had no stores of honey - zero - zip - nada......fed fondant, came through winter fine. If they had honey, that would be great but they can survive without it as long as they have been given...
  22. Thread: All Gone!

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    Re: All Gone!

    That makes sense. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Green Drone Frames

    I read a thread recently that said you can sell the pupa for $65.00 for a few ounces as a delicacy.....:thumbsup:
  24. Thread: All Gone!

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    Re: All Gone!

    I'm confused, he said he treated for mites before the temps dropped. Although I do agree with your statement it doesn't seem to apply here.
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    Re: All Gone!

    This was my first winter also, mine appear to be doing ok right now, I fed fondant for the winter because I got them very late (August). Here is what they looked like feeding on the fondant in...
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