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    Re: Hive Beetle

    >Has anyone here made their own screened bottom boards or traps?

    Yes, I made a trap for tapping beetles outside the hive.
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...ht=beetle+trap

    Use broken...
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    Re: The bear strikes again

    >but I picture a bear using it like a soccer ball. Kinda like a Timex.

    I do too, how long before the bear get bored and leaves, how often will he come back? Even so would the damage be less than...
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    Re: Hives crashing, SHB?

    >Is there much risk here? Disease?
    I would like to rule out disease before giving the full blame to the beetles.

    >and maybe 5% of the total comb had open brood. A little capped brood scattered...
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    Re: Think I'm getting in a mess here...

    Looks like EFB, I would send a sample in for testing. If it is EFB and you put that comb and/or bee in a different hive you could spread it. Careful with your equipment, tools and gloves, dont let...
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    Re: FOUND! Bee Tree. Now what?

    On that same note if you have a bee tree that dies out check it once or twice a year chances are bees will move in again.
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    Re: The bear strikes again

    I make my own hive boxes out of 2 x pine lumber glue and screwed and IMO believe they are far superior to 1 x lumber in many ways.

    If one would attached a plywood top and bottom with 3" deck...
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    Re: Hives crashing, SHB?

    >I did see a lot of beetles and tons of beetle larvae.
    When you see larva it is often too late.

    Both were strong, from package? Then became weak during a flow and bettles took over?
    When did you...
  8. Re: Help! Bees Swarmed and are in tree next to hive!

    I would set the box so the opening is touching the bees on the ladder see if you can get them to march in. If that does not work I would shake and brush the rest into the box. If you have LG EO add...
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    Re: FOUND! Bee Tree. Now what?

    >Do I trap them out and capture potential survivor genetics.
    No I would leave them.


    Set traps in all directions different distances. And also set some just as Beeman said.

    A good year can...
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    Re: Queen cells anyone!

    >In which of the 5 pictures can you see dead brood?
    "Can't tell for sure but it looks like I can see a few dead uncapped brood."

    Picture2 near the bottom left maybe 3
    Picture 5 left side lots of...
  11. Re: Planting 1 1/2 acres of Yellow Sweet clover. Cost approx 150.00. Is it worth it

    Yellow sweet clover is everywhere in the ditches, pasture fence rows…. When yellow clover is blooming there are many other things also blooming. Planting it might be just duplicating what’s already...
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    Re: Queen cells anyone!

    There is a lot of it going around, a lot in almonds last 3 years, many bees held there because of it. Many more left and spread it through out the country.

    It even baffles the experts...
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    Re: Queen cells anyone!

    YES - You want to see more EFB alrrms search my profile theres alot more there.

    Have you?
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    Re: Queen cells anyone!

    Spotty brood, different age open brood intermixed.
    Can't tell for sure but it looks like I can see a few dead uncapped brood.
    Looks like a bad case of EFB.
    Is that the only brood you have in the...
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    Re: Postponed superseedure?

    "checked this hive yesterday and found a nasty laying pattern"
    from first post
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    Re: Postponed superseedure?

    That does not look like EFB.

    It looks like you had a very nice brood pattern and allot of the bees hatched out.
    I would not call it "nasty laying pattern"

    I did not see any open larva. Is that...
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    Re: What Size Hole for Beetle Trap?

    When using hardware cloth for SBB beetle traps you use #8 which is 1/8 "
    Some have beetles that are too big for #8 so they make their traps out of #6 hardware cloth (hard to find).
    So I would try...
  18. Re: Tried to stop robbing for seven days, but the robbers come back

    MB has said to use Vicks.

    I also think you need to move it a few miles away untill they make a queen.

    Robbers know a hive is queenless and will not stop.
  19. Re: Signs of Robbing (through an observation window) with video

    There is nothing in the first two videos that looks like robbing, the bees running inside the hive would have been attacked if they did not belong. They may just be trying to get through the glass...
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    Re: Honey is almost 22%

    Can't do that if you have SHB.
  21. Re: How long can a hive live without a queen

    >There are some queen cells in one which I put some of them in each.

    I would let the hives raise a new queen if they can. Do your bee math, give them 30+ days from egg to laying queen. Chances are...
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    Re: Postponed superseedure?

    >I checked this hive yesterday and found a nasty laying pattern.
    got pictures, I suspect you have EFB
    Check your other hives, especially the smaller ones. Requeening won't fix EFB.

    >After a...
  23. Re: Bee Bee tree seedlings and seeds for sale.

    Tried your seeds two years ago and could not get one to sprout. Any tips on get them to sprout?

    Thank you
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    Re: ugh, another swarm.

    New paper combine, remove one queen. unless you have a queen less hive/swarm which seem to happen alot to swarms this time of the year.

    Make my own deep boxes and save tons of $$$ especially in...
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    Re: ugh, another swarm.

    You could recombine and make bigger hives for honey production.
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