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    Crystallized Honey in the bee hive

    A friend emailed me, and stated that he has some crystallized honey in his hive. He is seeking answers, but I don't have any, so I came here for all you gerus to solve his problem.

    Thanks and all...
  2. Price of Pints/Quarts of Honey, Both in comb & liquid honey

    What is the going price for honey ? I have a fresh beautiful crop of honey, some packed in pint jars, and some pure liquid honey. What should I ask per pint for this honey, and also a good idea on...
  3. Hive Hard Hit by Small Hive Beetles (What next ?)

    Opened a hive yesterday, it was scheduled for total replacement. The outside of hive (2 deeps) were in falling apart shape. I went into this project, and it really went better than I expected except...
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    Splitting a Hive

    Monday nite coming up, I and my brother will discuss how to split a hive to our bee club here locally. I have some good books on this, and if any of you guys can chip in with info/etc. please do....
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    Re: Saw golden pollen brought in Today !!!

    Have not seen any Goldenrod around. I've looked everywhere to see if I can find this source. I do have a Japanese fig tree that has heavy blooms on it, but have never seen any bees on it.
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    Saw golden pollen brought in Today !!!

    Checked my bees today, try to do that daily, and lo and behold, saw some heavily laden with golden pollen almost not reaching the landing board. It's been cold here this week, and I was really...
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    Bout to give up on Bees

    Hey there:

    I'm going broke buying sugar, my bees can't be filled up. Also, on a hunch, in this drought plagued land, I put out some patties from Mann Lake, and they are devouring them. Can't put...
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    Re: Something New & Unknown

    Thanks for all the info on this mystery. Yes, this occurs about the same time every day. Wow, it looks like, and sounds like they may be getting ready to swarm. After a awhile, I haven't timed them,...
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    Re: Something New & Unknown

    I am pretty well versed on robbing; and the mystery on this; is; they only do it for short periods of time, like they get tired and go back into the hive. I am feeding several hives, no problems...
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    Something New & Unknown

    Hey there:

    I have some hives, and at sometimes, lots of bees are in front and they are acting very mad or agitated. They hover in front of the porch, and some dash into the hive. They seem really...
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    Critique my lastest Bee colony Capture

    Howdy:

    Last Friday, my Brother Henry and I went to an old house that a friend called and told us he believed it had a bunch of bees going in/out. We loaded our bee stuff and headed to the...
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    Re: Strong Hive to Zero really quick

    Bees4u:

    Where can I get a good pollen substitute or maybe make some. In the early spring, I use Mann Lake pollen patties. I'd like to go to a dry type pollen for this time of year in a drought...
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    Strong Hive to Zero really quick

    Howdy:

    One of my strong hives is gone; history. I saw something was wrong, opened it up, and it was vacant. The hive was invaded by the web moths, web worms, or whatever they are called now. I...
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    Black Butt Bee

    Hey there:

    Got this really shiny black bee that is shiny black from her waist to her stinger rear end. I've heard of "black butted bees", but this is the only one I've ever seen in my hives....
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    Re: How do small swarms happen ???

    Is there a chance that my virgin queen will get mated ? Peter stated that she was probably a virgin queen, and if so, she won't do me any good in the hive being infertile to lay worker bee eggs. Any...
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    How do small swarms happen ???

    Howdy yall:

    I am wondering; how does it happen that you get really small swarms of bees ? I got another small one the other day, don't know if they come from my hives or just ventured in. Anyone...
  17. Thread: Small Swarm

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    Small Swarm

    Hey there:

    Yesterday, I found a small swarm in my holly tree about eyeball high in the tree. They were beautifully bunched up in a typical swarm, but the swarm was about the size of two oranges,...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Hived a small swarm this morning into one of my nucs. It was about the size of 2 medium oranges, or a double handful. They were about 4 feet off the ground on a small limb of one of my holly trees....
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    Bahia Grass Pollen

    Have seen this for first time ever. Last two weeks, my bees are getting pollen from Bahia grass. We used to have tons of Bahia grass around here, for years it was advertised as the "thing" to have...
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    Re: New One on Me, Never too old to learn

    This is my first "grass thing" too, that I can think of. Seems like years ago, I saw a black wasp kind of insect that done that, but my old memory ain't like it used to be, either. Hope I can find...
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    Re: New One on Me, Never too old to learn

    This morning I went into this hive. I took pictures this morning because when I looked all over, I saw that the hole was again plugged with grass straw. I will have to find out how to post pictures...
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    New One on Me, Never too old to learn

    Hey everybody:

    What kind of insect will bore horizontal holes into my brood boxes, and then pack grass in them and the grass is sticking out. I have plenty of the big carpenter (bumblebees) bees...
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    Sticky Board Sizes

    Hey everybody:

    I have some hives (all are 10 frame deeps) except of course my nucs. Where can I get the correct size "sticky" boards that will fit into the slots on the bottom of the hive ? I have...
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    Re: Arkansas heat

    We are in a severe drought here in SW Louisiana. Not much pollen coming in, everything is dried up or dying. Some big oak trees are also dying. My bees are kicking out the drones already, not waiting...
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    Re: Feeding Dry Feed & not patties

    Michael, what is the substitute to be used in the dry pollen mix ? I want to do the best I can to not help the blasted SHB.
    Thanks a bunch, I bet that is a chore keeping bees in cold windy Nebraska....
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