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    Is soaped bee equipment still usable?

    So I had to kill a hive today. They got very aggressive and people are around. Is the equipment, like the foundation still good since its been covered in soap water?
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    Re: Proper Hive Ventilation for Hot Weather

    I'm in phoenix and have been thinking about this. this will be my first summer with my bees.

    Last year I did notice some hives that were shaded. It was very basic, some landscape fabric I think,...
  3. Re: Will 1/4 hardware cloth work on ipm bottom board ?

    I got mine from amazon.
  4. Bees getting in the top of the hive top feeder

    I built a hive top feeder from the book "Building beehives". It has a middle section where the bees come up and this middle section is screened off so the bees can go down into the sugar water, but...
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    Re: For those who build your own, which table saw?

    I bought a ridged TS3650 off of craigslist. It had rust and I had to really clean it up. I like the external motor.
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    Re: Bees not taking dry pollen substitute

    Could it be that I have too much flour and not enough brewers yeast? I am thinking of putting out a little brewers yeast by itself. I watched them this afternoon and could not see any ladies with...
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    Re: Bees not taking dry pollen substitute

    So it is my first year of trying to notice when things are blooming. So far I don't think much is, as there is no rain. Hasn't been rain in months.
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    Re: Bees not taking dry pollen substitute

    Feel like I am in that commercial where the child says "I learned from watching you", because it was mentioned in the beekeeper meeting that rye was used. Online I see that soy is often the flour...
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    Bees not taking dry pollen substitute

    I thought I would try feeding my bees dry pollen substitute made from 3 parts rye flour, 1 part brewers yeast, and 1 part dry milk. Its been out for open feeding for two days, but looks like they are...
  10. What do you do when encountering african bees for a cutout?

    So I attempted my second cutout. Didn't go well this time. The bees were in the end box of a patio bench. I smoked them, then moved the box back so that the bench slide out more of the opening that...
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    Re: Move cutout comb closer to queen?

    the brood comb is in the middle of the box.. When I first did the cutout, there was larvae, but they have all sprung. I noticed to day that the brood comb is mostly open, with some pollen also in the...
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    Move cutout comb closer to queen?

    So I found the queen today from a cutout I did Saturday. The queen and most of the bees have taken up home on the far frames, while the cutout comb in more in the middle of the 10 frame box.
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    Re: new bee questions on cut out

    I did put a gallon bag of 2 to 1 sugar water on top of the frames and covered with medium super.
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    Re: new bee questions on cut out

    Thanks for the reply.

    I secured the cutout comb to empty frames. There was enough comb to fill a frame and a half. One thing I maybe didnt do right was oriententing the comb the same way it was...
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    new bee questions on cut out

    Hi,

    So I have been interested in beekeeping for two years. I am getting ready for spring and will be ordering 2-3 packages of bees, but I had the chance to try a cutout that was I new was needing...
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