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    Re: Is this a joke?

    My neighbor tells me about an old local beekeeper that's passed away that would sit under a swarm tapping a pocket knife against the top of the box. He's swears he could get them to go in the box...
  2. Re: Person wants their swarm back - Would you give it to them?

    She went from a beehaver to a beehavenot. Keep them. They're your bees now. People shouldn't expect to be coddled.
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    Re: Virginia Queen Breeders

    Will do.
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    Re: Virginia Queen Breeders

    Looking for some new genetics so I'm bumping this. What's everyone have? Shipping?
  5. Thread: Wax Moth Traps

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    Re: Wax Moth Traps

    Thanks. Funny thing about that one. I've found it on different pages to kill wax moths, hornets, yellow jacket, and hive beetles but I've only ever caught gnats in it. lol Ever have any luck with it?
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    Re: Wax Moth Traps

    Have a link to build one?
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    Re: Adding 2nd brood box????

    Put the box on the hive and let the bees worry about the rest.
  8. Re: Hello from a new bee keeper in Virginia! :)

    Hi Anna. Nice to see another OC resident here. There's a few of us now.
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    Re: How did I get cordovon bees ??

    She looks cordovan to me.
  10. Re: $20 Billion Declining bee populations may lead to significant agricultural losses

    If I remember correctly there was a stink on here last year or the year before about Monsanto buying a big bee research lab/org and hiring some pretty well know bee scientists. So your statement...
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    Re: Alarm pheromone, smells like....

    I get the artificial banana flavoring smell also. Kinda like a banana liquor.
  12. Thread: Sun or shade?

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    Re: Sun or shade?

    Full sun.
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    Re: Blue Pollen This Week

    This is a good wiki with pollen color sources.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollen_source
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    Re: making bulk syrup

    3 gallon of water weighs 24 pounds... So it'd be a little stronger than 1:1. If you take those 3 gallons of water then add 12 more cups of water it will give you 30 pounds of water for 30 pounds of...
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    Re: Need 5 good queens in SE Virginia ASAP!

    Astrobee is down your way and maybe could help.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/member.php?61651-AstroBee
  16. Re: Completely rude, and evil bees during a swarm capture

    I'd keep my eye on them. A hot swarm would have me worried. Never experienced that. If they act that way in the hive I'd requeen them.
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    Re: WTB sunkist cordovan queens

    Good luck with them if you find some. They can be overwhelming for a new beek. Lots of bees and big hives. My second year with them I could barely keep up. I love the color of them but some of the...
  18. Thread: Blue pollen!

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    Re: Blue pollen!

    Nice. I love seeing the squill and henbit pollen in the spring. The blue and red is always such a contrast.

    Here's a little wiki page about pollen color/sources if you're insterested.
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    Re: Thompsans water sealer

    No idea. I tossed it out last year. It was the colored treatment/stain.
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    Re: Thompsans water sealer

    I used thompsons 2 years ago on a hive and it's been crap. It looked great the 1st year, crappy the 2nd year, and this year it'll have to be repainted at the end of the year. I'll stick to 2 coats of...
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    Re: entrance reducer

    I haven't taken mine off ever. Just flipped from the large hole to the smaller one. Never noticed a problem. A hive with 60,000 bees isn't going to have all 60,000 out gathering nectar, pollen, and...
  22. Re: 10 Gallon Iced Tea Dispenser for Bottling Tank?

    Did you check Brushy Mountain? They have a tank that holds 132 pounds of honey and includes a stainless steel screen for $170.00....
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    Re: Stupid Earwigs!

    All this rainy weather we've had in Virginia this year sure has made them happy. I can't remember ever seeing as many as I have seen this year. They are just everywhere.
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    Re: How do you react to a sting

    I usually cuss. Then it swells a little.
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    Re: Smoker lighting using this type of fuel?

    If that's the same stuff as this http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/1-lb-Premier-Cold-Draft-Smoker-Fuel/productinfo/839/ I just break off a piece, light an end with a bic lighter, and drop it in...
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