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    Fed mine cane syrup today. Ungrateful girls,...

    Fed mine cane syrup today. Ungrateful girls, tried to sting me for my efforts. It was in the 50's and added about a gallon of syrup per hive in top box feeders. Dribbled some done into the hive to...
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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070211/ap_on_sc/dying...

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070211/ap_on_sc/dying_bees

    Foound this on Yahoo news and brought it over here.
  3. Thread: Moths

    by AJ Christ
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    Caught a swarm this spring and all I had was a...

    Caught a swarm this spring and all I had was a hive that had been infested with moths. Had cleaned it out as best I could (though I had done well) and they seemed to be happy. Nice gentle hive on...
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    Chocolate. Even better, Exlax. Skunks eat it,...

    Chocolate. Even better, Exlax. Skunks eat it, it does what its supposed to do and the skunks leave. Not sure if it kills them but you never see them again. Asparin works on them too but it does...
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    We have an American Bulldog. Not a mean bone in...

    We have an American Bulldog. Not a mean bone in that dog anywhere, also not afraid of anything at all. He's right with me at the hives, as far as I can tell, he's never been stung. He has no...
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    Consider hiring a lawyer and filing suit against...

    Consider hiring a lawyer and filing suit against the inspectors for frivilous harassment. Seek damages and legal expenses.

    Also consider getting the TV news or the newspaper on your side. They...
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    Just bet you won't do that again.

    Just bet you won't do that again.
  8. Thread: First Swarm

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    Got my first swarm today. Wife came back from...

    Got my first swarm today. Wife came back from the store and saw the neighbors looking at a bush, turns out it was a swarm, about the size of a football, went and got an old hive box, set in some...
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    Last time I saw the Italians for sure was late...

    Last time I saw the Italians for sure was late fall. They had 5 full frames of honey and appeared fine. Had taken a mite count and nothing unusual observed. The dead bees on the bottom board were...
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    Late fall checked on my 2 hives, put on entrance...

    Late fall checked on my 2 hives, put on entrance reducers and left them alone. Italian hive looked good and a few weeks ago did notice some bees hanging around the entrance on a warm day.
    Today...
  11. Thread: Robbers!

    by AJ Christ
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    Got the opportunity to just sit and watch my 2...

    Got the opportunity to just sit and watch my 2 hives this afternoon. They are about 3' apart so sat in front of and between them. A lot of attempted robbing going on from someone else's hive. I...
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    In the South, yellow jackets are often refered to...

    In the South, yellow jackets are often refered to as "bees". Later in the conversation a distinction as to the type would be made, same as in the news story.
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    I keep killing them when I find them.

    I keep killing them when I find them.
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    Went and worked my 2 hives for a while today. I...

    Went and worked my 2 hives for a while today. I had added medium supers back in early August, the Italians had drawn a lot of comb but no honey and no brood so I pulled them off. The Russians, same...
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    Got 2 hives from the state this spring, 1...

    Got 2 hives from the state this spring, 1 Russian, the other Italian. Last week got some stuff in the mail to count mite so I did that today. Russians, 14, Italians 26. Did the Italians with no...
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    I beleive that a bee can sting another insect and...

    I beleive that a bee can sting another insect and survive, it is only when they sting a mamual they loose their stingers and die. Read that somewhere.
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    Insist on the real thing!

    Insist on the real thing!
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    I have found that gasoline works well on YJ's. ...

    I have found that gasoline works well on YJ's. Wait until dark and gas them up, puts and end to their existance. Guess you could use a commercial spray also. Be careful messing with them, they...
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    What kind of ratio? How much sugar to how much...

    What kind of ratio? How much sugar to how much Crisco? And how does it work in controlling mites?
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    Looked at the hives late this afternoon before it...

    Looked at the hives late this afternoon before it got dark and there were a lot of the Russians on the landing board and the front of the hive, I'll guess at maybe a thousand. They were pretty deep....
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    Went out and looked at them yesterday morning...

    Went out and looked at them yesterday morning early end they were real busy, lots of coming and going. This afternoon (About 3 PM) and they are really at it now, lots of girls polishing the landing...
  22. Sounds to me that Spy Car will soon be joining...

    Sounds to me that Spy Car will soon be joining the ranks of bee keepers. Good luck with it.
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    Got this advice from the State of North Carolina...

    Got this advice from the State of North Carolina concerning introducing a Russian queen to a new hive. Hang the queen cage between a couple of frames without removing to cork, wait 3 days, pull the...
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    I'd get hot too if you was movong pigs in next...

    I'd get hot too if you was movong pigs in next door... Just kidding, hope they cool down and behave.
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    Took a look at the hives this evening after a...

    Took a look at the hives this evening after a short rain. The Italians were conducting business as usual. The Russians next door were dooing something I've not seen them do before. The landing...
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