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    Re: TBH shake outs?

    This is where you take the top bar with the comb that has the queen on it and move it to another hive body. Then you take 2 more combs with all of their bees and literally shake them into the new...
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    TBH shake outs?

    I was viewing Anarchy beekeeping when he made a statement about shaking the bees out of the hive into another hive and doing it for 7 generations. His reasoning was that each time they built smaller...
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    Possible Yellow Jasmine

    It could be a yellow jasmine hit as well. At the last bee meeting, there were some hives that were lost or hit pretty hard after the bees hit it. Apparently, it is poisonous to the bees but tastes...
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    Also remember that she is an older queen. Many of...

    Also remember that she is an older queen. Many of the old bee hands recommend requeening after capturing a swarm. Most times, the bees will supercede her when necessary.
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    Progressive MS. The newbie claims that is has...

    Progressive MS. The newbie claims that is has reversed the symtoms to over 5 years ago.
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    First Swarm capture for me

    We got luckyon Saturday. The lady who called it in was pregnant and had three kids. Talk about panic. She described it as 3 tornado's of bees in her front yard. When I get there, I find the cluster...
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    Back in the game with 2 KTBH hives

    Yesterday the rains came early. So I waited until the afternoon. Besides that I had to finish building the KTBH that PJ Chandler designed in his ebook. Imagine my delight to find that the package...
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    My Russians seem to be doing fine with the heat....

    My Russians seem to be doing fine with the heat. They are a little slower than the Italians. Then again, I did not give them any foundation to work with. They love propolize everything...heavily. Of...
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    Welcome!

    I am down here in Fuquay-Varina. Currently, I have 2 hives going. 1 - Italian, 1 - Russian. The girls are starting to get fiesty. :) Hot weather and storms do that I guess. Otherwise, life is great!
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    The dead white bees sounds like chalkbrood.

    The dead white bees sounds like chalkbrood.
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    Another satisfied customer! Keep up the good work...

    Another satisfied customer! Keep up the good work iddee. They might bring you some sales with this article. I still have to get over there. It doesn't look like I will be adding anymore hives this...
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    Thanks guys! That is what I needed to know. My...

    Thanks guys! That is what I needed to know. My Russians are drawing out their comb on 8 out of 10 frames so far. This is the one I started from a 5 frame nuc. I went foundationless on the other 5...
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    Smokin'

    When we were being smoked here in NC from the big Manteo BBQ fest down at the coast(about 150 miles away), I too was concerned for my bees. It just seemed to keep them near the hive for those couple...
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    Hive Inspection

    My question concerns the hive inspection after you put another box on. I have a deep on the bottom and I gave them a medium on top of that about 2 weeks ago. They are drawing out the medium now. Do...
  15. How I got started

    I blame it on Mother Earth News. They ran an article on Beekeeping Basics. Then the news comes about Pennsylvania losing 85% of the hive, feral and domestic. Well, I saw a threat to the food chain....
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    Hive inspection of package bees

    Today is finally turning sunny. Even though it has only been eight days since my last inspection, I had to check on something. The last time I was in the hive I had stacked the frames a little more...
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    Ask 12 beekeeps get 13 answers. The books show it...

    Ask 12 beekeeps get 13 answers. The books show it down. I have heard it doesn't really matter. The answer that stuck with me was to have the opening up because the entrance doesn't get clogged with...
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    Update

    Went in today to remove the Queen cage. The ladies had totally removed the candy. Very markedly different today from when I hived them. I did not use any smoke or veil. I put the inner cover on the...
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    She is black, head to adobmen. There was...

    She is black, head to adobmen. There was absolutely no yellow on her. Definite honey bee in her build. Ross, I appreciate the picture, but she had no yellow on her. Mike, The coloring is closer, but...
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    She definitely came with the package. You can...

    She definitely came with the package. You can imagine my surprise when I found her.
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    Second Queen identification?

    After hiving my package last week, I went back the next morning to retrieve the package box in front of the hive. Imagine my surprise when there were more bees on the box, than when I put it on the...
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    Hived my first package

    Ok, 8:13 a.m. Post Office calls me. First time I have ever heard a Southerner talking like a New Yorker. I had to replay the message 4 times to get the number. Funny.
    10:30 a.m. I pick them up from...
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