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    Re: What do you think? Dead bees...

    Budster....it really does sound like normal cleansing. When the bees can't fly for a month or two over winter, they will void lots of it when they do get to fly. He shouldn't need to worry unless he...
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    Re: Do they eat the SS

    I'm with brac on this one, bees can not convert SS to honey. They can cure it down to a thick syrup for later consumption.
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    Re: Mountain Camp: How to add add'l sugar?

    I use the MC method as well. How you patch the pile of sugar is really up to you. Just make sure they can get to it. Sometimes the bees are all over the sugar pile when I open the hive, and sometimes...
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    Re: Why is my sugar syrup crystalizing?

    I bring 5 gallons of water to a boil, then I pour it into 2 five gallon buckets so that they each have 2.5 gallons. I then pour in 9 bags of sugar. The bags are four pound bags. I then stir for about...
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    Re: Hive Product Prices

    I wish I could get some the prices you guys are charging. Here I have three real problems with charging that much.

    1. I have older beekeepers around this area that almost give it away.

    2. The...
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    Re: Wtf!!???

    ajs32....I've seen this happen many times. If the hive has queen cells, or if the hive is in a queen cell building mode, they will almost always kill any introduced queen. Your only choices are to...
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    Re: Am I a bad person for doing this?

    If she want some to give away, charge her. As someone else said, I will not charge my family for honey, as long as it is for them, and not for someone else.
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    Re: 1 inch of dead bees

    Dead bees? You might be seeing the effect of a high forager population working themselves to death on strong flow, then the dead bees just piling up. As for the shaking, its possible that they simply...
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    Re: No soybean flow...

    Place the wet supers, or supers that have honey in the them on top of the inner cover, then place the outer cover over the super. The bees will come up through the hole in the inner cover and clean...
  10. Re: requeened - how long before eggs are seen?

    Any queen you buy from a supplier should already be mated. Sometimes it can take a week for them to start laying. However a few things can happen. Give her another couple days then go in and look for...
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    Re: fla new honey law

    If the law is intended to simply stop the production and sale of products that are called pure, or real honey when in fact they have some sort of syrup added to it, they I agree that it is about...
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    Re: Bees working sweat corn

    Hi Birdman,

    I noticed that you are also in Indiana. We have plenty of pollen sources right now. We always have pollen available in the months of April - Oct. Sometimes we have pollen as early as...
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    Re: Q: Too late to start another hive?

    I'm not sure that I would agree with most of my fellow beekeepers on this. I start nucs this time of year with a queen cell and about three frames of brood. I just finished making nucs and giving...
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    Re: skittish bees

    With the pesticides used today I doubt this would be the only symptom. Generally today's pesticides would kill on contact, or cause far more problems than grooming behavior. It appears that they are...
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    Re: Things you bought but dont use

    I agree with Tom. I use the bee brush every time I remove queen cells from the cell builder hive. It also works well for brushing the bees off the comb when I plan to graft from the the frame.

    My...
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    Re: Smoker fuels

    I buy a 40 lb sack of pine wood pellets from Tractor Supply each year. I fill the smoker about a third and then use a torch to light it. I fill the smoker and it burns all day long.
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    Re: A remedy for Laying Workers

    If the eggs are on the cell wall you have laying workers.

    Queens do sometimes lay multiple eggs in one cell when they first start laying, however she usually works it out after laying half a frame...
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    Re: What kind of feeder do you use?

    Try these http://www.mannlakeltd.net/infopage.asp?idPage=26

    These frame feeders help avoid drowning, and you get no robbing.
  19. Thread: HOT Hive

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    Re: HOT Hive

    Hey Tom, you might consider giving them a few extra days to calm down, more like a week. I just moved a hot hive 5 days ago, and went back to pinch the queen yesterday. I parked about 50 yards away....
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    Re: Opinion of this product

    Thank you G3.

    Either this was the wrong section to ask this question, or not many people here sell honey straws. Oh well...it was just an idea.
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    Opinion of this product

    I sell honey straws at our farmer's market. I kept having to replace the cardboard display boxes because they simply don't last long being moved to and from the farmer's market. So I made two of...
  22. Thread: Sucrocide

    by IndianaHoney
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    Dave, if it sucks that bad, I'll pass. But thanks...

    Dave, if it sucks that bad, I'll pass. But thanks for the offer, and the answers. I was about to give it a try to see what would happen, this saved me some time and money.
  23. Thread: Sucrocide

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    Sucrocide

    Does anyone know why Sucrocide fell out of use? Is it just the time and effort involved in administering the treatment? Was it ineffective? Did the mites gain a resistance to it?

    If it fell out of...
  24. Ohh boy I'm gonna regret even mentioning this,...

    Ohh boy I'm gonna regret even mentioning this, someone always wants to argue their point because they simply hate cops. But for the sake of others here goes. Just a heads up to those who are...
  25. It doesn't sound like you have a laying worker,...

    It doesn't sound like you have a laying worker, just a failing queen. If she has eggs then who knows what is going on with her. On many occassions I have hived a swarm, or raised a queen in a nuc,...
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