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    Re: Old swarm traps and mice

    Ive caught a swarm with two mice in the box. The mice did not survive.
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    Thanks for the insights. The job has potential to...

    Thanks for the insights. The job has potential to become bigger with good results from my girls. I'm going to hedge my bets by using my 2nd string hives and be prepared for the worst.

    Not to start...
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    Understood. I wondered at the growers use of...

    Understood.

    I wondered at the growers use of Sevin. Is that different than other growers?

    The grower has the other guy do the spraying and stated he has no control as to the time it is done.
    ...
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    First Pumpkin Pollination Job

    I'm a sideline/hobby guy with 50 hives in Southern Illinois.

    I have a few bees on long term (all summer) pollination (fruit and veggi producer) and they are doing well.

    I am scheduled to do a...
  5. Thread: Alsike clover

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    Deer are always shopping for food sources. The...

    Deer are always shopping for food sources. The deer around me love my clover and I get opportunities to harvest my one deer per year based upon this.
    That being said, you have to understand what is...
  6. Thread: August Swarms

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    Me Too

    Me and the beek down the road have received swarm calls this year in August. He picked one up two days ago. These have not been big swarms.

    He has been doing this for 40-50 years .... he doesn't...
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    So here is an update: She did not work. Why?...

    So here is an update:

    She did not work. Why? Don't know. Had several days of rain after that fateful day. I had to split that hive. So 3 days ago I looked in the hive. No brood, alot of honey....
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    Anyone done this (opening queen cell)

    This around 5pm I notice one of my big hives that I'm trying Walt Wright extended brood nest concept on was acting swarmy. This is not a discussion on Walts theory's.

    Its been rainy around here...
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    Southern Illinois Beekeepers Spring Meeting

    Little Egypt Beekeepers
    will meet March 28th in Fairfield Illinois at the University of Illinois Farm Extension meeting room at 7pm.

    Bring finger food
    Dues are due.

    Question: Call...
  10. Thread: Feeding Study

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    Reading it again, I read there are 3 types of...

    Reading it again, I read there are 3 types of feed:
    1. Sugar/water 1:1
    2: Sugar/Fruit juice 1:1
    3. Sugar/Milk 1:1 type of milk not specified, we need to find the original study and why doesn't one...
  11. Thread: Feeding Study

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    We mix non-fat dry milk in some pollen patty...

    We mix non-fat dry milk in some pollen patty recipes, so why is this not another way to supplement them?

    Why can't one of our University programs try this. Use some of those CCD dollars .... or...
  12. Thread: Feeding Study

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    That milk syrup thing .... Thats got me thinking...

    That milk syrup thing .... Thats got me thinking ... And you know that can't be a good thing!
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    Don't know ... the study seems to go against all...

    Don't know ... the study seems to go against all the stuff we are told ... thats why I posted it.

    I thought maybe someone would pipe up and say something like " Oh yeah, I tried that in 1978 and...
  14. Thread: Feeding Study

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    Feeding Study

    Found : http://www.cababstractsplus.org/google/abstract.asp?AcNo=20023188238


    English Title: The influence of enriched syrup on bee colony development.
    Personal Authors: Mladenovic´, M., Gajic´,...
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    After all this talk I proceeded differently and...

    After all this talk I proceeded differently and ordered complete deeps from Western Bee.
    I had to order a few to get a price break on the shipping. Their spring special is 5 bodies with frames and...
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    Us folks that live in the country get beaten...

    Us folks that live in the country get beaten alive by shipping costs. Its not the direct cost of the components, its the half again cost of shipping. A beemax hive body cost about $18 from dadant and...
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    Exactly ...... I was joking around about the...

    Exactly ......
    I was joking around about the deer because it is so interesting what you find when you use a trail cam on your hives. I had come home from work last night and stop by this hive to...
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    First trail cam results: Skunk or Coon?

    http://littleegyptbees.com/Photos/thumbnails.php?album=2

    Click on photo for large size
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    No feces that I could see. If you click on the...

    No feces that I could see. If you click on the picture thumbnail it will be shown in greater size and detail.
    I will set the cam tomorrow.
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    Who is knocking on my door?

    Skunk or Coon? Something else? I guess I need to put my trail cam on a tree nearby and see.

    http://littleegyptbees.com/Photos/displayimage.php?album=2&pos=0
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    I guess that explains why some folks where dozing...

    I guess that explains why some folks where dozing in class from time to time.

    Pleasure to meet you at HAS Mike
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    I'm so glad my wife and I attended. So much...

    I'm so glad my wife and I attended. So much information with the opportunity to ask questions ...... priceless. There was something for everyone.
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    Yes. I'm off the Wayne City exit on I-64

    Yes. I'm off the Wayne City exit on I-64
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    We are staying at Kentucky River Campground. Its...

    We are staying at Kentucky River Campground. Its 5-6 miles from the meeting.
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    I really have begun thinking about starting...

    I really have begun thinking about starting another box. I have been hesitant because this is my first attempt and I have killed enough bees in trees last year to give me pause before trying any...
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