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    Re: Birds and bees

    You misunderstand. I thanked everyone and I do appreciate all the legitimante solutions provided. I am trying the rubber snake and the plastic owls. I hope no one who offered solutions thought I was...
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    Re: Birds and bees

    Sounds like you know Kentucky pretty well. All of this started because I was actually asking if someone may have a solution for my problem short of eliminating the bird. I was hoping for real advice...
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    Re: Birds and bees

    Thank all of you who supplied some intelligent alternatives I really appreciate it. And for the out of work comedians, I was hoping for help to a real problem from real bee keepers, and not from some...
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    Re: Birds and bees

    I know what I saw and I saw that bird catch about 10 bees and swallow them in about as many seconds. If he is a seed eater then why set on the bee landing and catch bees. As far as the law goes (and...
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    Re: Birds and bees

    I'm not going to a lot of effort to save the bird. I'll just take my 22 with me when I go to the hives tomorrow and end both mine and his problem. I will quit losing bees and he won't be hungry any...
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    Birds and bees

    I try and raise a few queens for myself. In the past I have had pretty good luck, but this year I have less than 50% of my queens returning from mating. Normally I have about 80% return. I have been...
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    Re: How many hives are "enough"?

    There are a lot of us beekeepers out there that wish we had your problem. I didn't know you could have to many bees!
  8. Re: Lost My Swarm!!!!! Did i do something wrong??

    Everyone has their own special way of handling swarms, but none are perfect. My best results comes from moving the swarm a half mile or so from where they were caught. This way the scout bees can't...
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    Re: Virgin in new nuc

    If you are pretty sure you saw a virgin queen, give her some time, and you will probably be ok.
  10. Re: Queens coming but may have queenless nuc.

    Why do you think you have laying workers? If you had a queen cell a week or two ago you probably now have a queen. If you shake the bees out you will probably lose your queen, assuming they've...
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    Re: Loud bees!!!!

    They are not queenless are they?
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    Re: beekeeping in southeast alaska

    I just had a crazy thought. What would happen if a person in Alaska had 3 or 4 observation hives? Could you get them through the winter that way, then transfer them into regular hives for the summer?...
  13. Re: HELP. Installed package, I have a dead queen. What to do.

    I don't like using marshmallow. I have killed 2 queens with marshmallows. The marshmallow gets to sticky and my queens got stuck up in the sticky marshmallow goo. I would just leave the cork in for 4...
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    Re: Would you requeen?

    Sounds like you don't have enough bees to start the queen to laying. There has to be enough bees to cover the brood before she will lay. Your SHB problem is probably because you have more open comb...
  15. Re: HELP. Installed package, I have a dead queen. What to do.

    You say you have a queen on the way? Where did you find her?
  16. Re: HELP. Installed package, I have a dead queen. What to do.

    Get you a queen ordered from somewhere tomorrow. I know Kelly had 3 packages of bees left over when they closed yesterday. If you can't do anything else, buy one of their packages in the morning and...
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    Re: Bees and Turkey Hunting (slightly graphic)

    I'll bet the turkey thought you were just a big snow goose!
  18. Re: HELP. Installed package, I have a dead queen. What to do.

    If I were in your shoes I would try again in the morning (Monday) to contact your package supplier. If I couldn't contact them I would then order a queen from some of the suppliers on the net. You do...
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    Re: Before I get my nuc in...advice?

    What is a Beetle Baffle?:scratch:
  20. Re: Nonlaying (?) queen is holding her own, with a small band of devoted followers

    Are there any brood at all? I am further south than you and some of my queens are just now starting to lay. If you are sure your queen is no good, I would pinch her and add a couple frames of brood...
  21. Re: Some survivors among a lot of dead - condense hive?

    I don't know a lot, but it sounds to me like you have pretty much already lost that hive. 30 or 40 bees doesn't make a cluster. Even if you have 3 or 4 small clusters of 30 or 40 bee you don't have...
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    Re: Marking queens

    My guess is they were trying to clean the paint off her.
  23. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    Glad to have you with us. You will find there is lots of wisdom here. No matter the problem you can usually find someone with experience in it.
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    Re: Requeening...no brood...how to add more?

    We are at 68 degrees here today so I decided to check on a very weak hive that I have. Although they are very weak, they still have a queen. There is no brood in the hive and I believe the queen...
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    Re: Requeening...no brood...how to add more?

    I have limited experience also, but I have never had any trouble with bees attacking added nurse bees when adding a frame complete with the nurse bees. I think they are so concerned with making sure...
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