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  1. Re: Greenbeehive.com anyone buy from them in past.

    I have used their Equipment. Everything I got and used was good stuff. Thats were i got my starter kit a few years ago.
  2. Re: Honey super storage and being treatment free?

    anyone ever spray a product called BT on your comb? if so what are your thoughts?
  3. Re: Experience with liquid Sevin dust and roundup

    Just for some reading: http://www.naturalnews.com/046769_roundup_honeybees_colony_collapse_disorder.html
  4. Thread: Dead Swarm

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    Re: Dead Swarm

    Is it possible there were too many bees for a 10 frame single box with entrance reducer?
  5. Thread: Dead Swarm

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    Re: Dead Swarm

    frame feeder
  6. Thread: Dead Swarm

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    Re: Dead Swarm

    I did carefully move the hive to another location but was a careful. they were alive a couple days! can't figure it out?
  7. Thread: Dead Swarm

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    Dead Swarm

    I caught a very large swarm and put in a 10 frame deep box. The swarm was probably 6 lbs. or more. Added a frame feeder and put in probably 2 qts. syrup. the hive had 2 frames of comb which was...
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    When a virgin queen goes to mate.

    When a virgin queen goes for her mating flight, does she have a large accompanyment of bees that come out of the hive? Kinda like a swarm.
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    Re: Queens by McCary Apiaries in MS

    Did not have good luck with Chris's Queens. Bought several but most were superseded soon after installation. One drone layer. Last order placed i never got but they did not cash my check.
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    Re: Crepe Myrtle Nectar?

    A beek told me once when you see bees on crepe myrtle, theres nothing else available.
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    Hive configuring

    I have a strong hive with a deep and med brood chamber. I am changing my brood chambers to double deeps. Is it ok to put an empty deep between the deep and med brood chamber or is this a bad idea???
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    Re: Robert Russell is a fraud

    Ain't much I haven't called him!! lol
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    Re: Robert Russell is a fraud

    Question is... with all the deception from Robert,Rob,Doc,Dr. or whoever he is, how will we ever know if any of us have the "true" JN Russell stock? It is truly a shame that a man can spend his whole...
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    Re: Cordovan queen

    Easy to find the queen. Cordovans tend not to shut down as well during winter. Personally i like them very much. The ones I have are not tempermental. I run Stock from Russell Apairies
  15. Thread: Trap out

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    Trap out

    have a hive in a house that needs trapped out. I can handle the trap out, question is......I have a week nuc with a queen that needs bees. Can i use this hive as a bait hive for the trap or do i need...
  16. Re: Wax moths AND small hive beetles--question from newbie

    if your hive is really strong they should keep them in check but a lot of variables. i use the screen bottom boards with an oil tray . i see the larve of the hive beetle all the time (in the oil...
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    Re: Do I have to use a queen excluder?

    i think it has a lot to do with your type of bees. i had 2 hives this year for honey. put an excluder on both. (minn. hyg. ital ) one really went to it. by the end of the flow this hive looked like...
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    Re: Trap-out or smash open cinder block wall?

    I am doing one right now in a block wall. all is going well. i used a bee escape taped over the hole. Works well.
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    Re: Robbing Screen

    M. Bush has some pics on his website under robbing.
  20. Thread: Robber Screen

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    Robber Screen

    I was told M. Bush and others have good sucess with robber screens Need a little info on this: how they are made , used, how long you use them, just over all info for this screen! Thanks in advance!
  21. Thread: Re-queening

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    Re: Re-queening

    i always leave them but have never thought about it i guess! the concept i think is the inside attendants chew the plug from the inside and the hive from the outside.
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    Queen excluder

    I have a hive that did very well during the spring. 1 deep and 1 med for brood. added a plastic queen excluder and then started adding honey supers along. took the honey off today to find the queen...
  23. Thread: Box size

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    Box size

    Why is it i see some boxes 95/8 some 91/2 and so on. Is there not a standard? :scratch: Which is best? Does it matter or are they altering the frames to match the box. just curious.
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    Re: Queen Excluder : yes or no

    I had 2 hives last year for honey. Both are (were) Minn Hyg. Ital. 1 took to the excluder great and made 3-4 supers honey. the other did not so i removed the excluder. They still did not make much...
  25. Thread: Bottom Boards

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    Bottom Boards

    When you paint the bottom boards, do you paint the side that faces the bees or does it matter? Ive seen them both ways.
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