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    Re: screened bottom board

    I have sbb on all my hives and I see that all the time nothing to worry.
  2. Thread: bee drumming

    by Barney
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    Re: bee drumming

    Hi:
    I had two accosions this spring where I was able to drum a swarm out of the air into a box. I used a hive toll with a string on it which I held and tapped it with another hive tool. One of the...
  3. Thread: Oxcilic Acid

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    Oxcilic Acid

    Has anyone tried Oxcilic acid on SHB. If so what were your results?
    Barney
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    Mixing sugar syrup

    Hi:
    Hope everybody is cooler than I am it has been a scortcher here in upper SC. There is virtually nothing comming for the bees to eat and feed the brood so many of us have had to start feeding...
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    Black shinny bees

    A friend called and ask me to come over and look at one of her hives it seem the population was decreasing at a alarming rate. My first obversation was a lot of black shinny bees (no hair on them)...
  6. Thread: Queen Problems

    by Barney
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    Queen Problems

    What could be the problem with a mated queen that looks beautiful but doesn't lay any eggs. I requeened a queenles hive with a baught mated queen. She has been out of her cage for two weeks and...
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    What happened to the eggs

    I installed a package (3#) about 4 weeks ago and they accepted the queen with no trouble. The hive had 3 drawn frames and 4 with foundation 1 frame of honey. I added 1 to 1 syrup with the intrance...
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    Re: Where'd all these drones come from?????

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    I have had more drones this year per hive than I've ever seen since I've been keeping bees. Just like you frames full of drones but yet plenty if workers, eggs and capped brood. The...
  9. Thread: Save a queen

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    Save a queen

    I just aquaried a queen that was left without attendants for 3 days. I moved a frame of brood, honey and a empty drawn comb into a nuc. I read here several times that the bees know when they are...
  10. Thread: Jenter Cell Bar

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    Jenter Cell Bar

    Amyone know where I can buy a couple Jenter call bars frames or better yet have a plan that I could use to build them. Yhe local supplier no longer sell them Brushey Mtn.
    Thanks
    Barney
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    Do they eat the SS

    I guess I asked the question wrong. What I'm trying to determine is do the bees eat the syrup or do they convert it to honey before they eat it?
    Thanks for the help
    Barney
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    Do they eat the SS

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    I'm feeding 2 to 1 sugar syrup and they are really taking it. Are they eating it or converting it to honey for future use? Do they actually eat or feed sugar syrup? My hives are heavy and...
  13. Thread: Syrup

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    Re: Syrup

    The syrup was in 5 gal buckets for several days and yes I desolved the sugar in boiling water. I use 10 qts water 40lb sugar bring the water to hard boil add about 25 pounds while the water is still...
  14. Thread: Syrup

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    Syrup

    I've got a condition I don't understand maybe someone can enlighten me. I'm using the Boardman feeders on the nuc's I carried through the winter so when I fill them with syrup 3s2w (the syrup is...
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    Pollen for Meg-a-Bee

    Does Meg-A-Bee have enough pollen in it that you don't have to feed pollen sub?
    Is there anyone in the SC NC VA MD or surounding states that sell Globel Patties? I can find it out west but it cost a...
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    Upcoming Spring class for new BK's

    I have been asked to teach a class in the upcomming spring sesson of our beginners beekeeping class. The topic is selecting a apiarie site plus working a bee hive. The working a bee hive I have no...
  17. Thread: Checkerboarding

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    Re: Checkerboarding

    Like StevenG I'm not new at beekeeping. I've done it a long time, but newer times mean newer ways and that's what I'm trying to achive. I have read advice on here for a couple years and last spring I...
  18. Thread: Checkerboarding

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    Checkerboarding

    Hi:
    I realize this might be a little early for this question but here goes anyway. In the spring when you checkerboard a hive, reading between the lines of post here, you use drawn comb. What if...
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    Jinter method of queen rearing

    I recieved a copy of Grant Gillards proceedure for raising quenns with the nikot system where he outlined day by day steps to raise queens. It was easy to understand and very detialed. Is there...
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    Re: Going out to die

    Sad but true. However this type of post gives you renewed appreciation for all our pet bees and the wonders they give us.
    Barney
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    Re: Protective suits

    You can look at every Jacket or suit made in the US and you want find anything any better than Magnet-Man product. He posted his internet site earlier on this post. I have one and it's great.
    Barney
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    Copying A thread

    Is there anyone out there that can tell me how to copy the question and the answer posted on the forum with out copying the entire answer series. Some post have several answers posted and some of the...
  23. Thread: Syrup Ratio

    by Barney
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    Syrup Ratio

    Hi:
    I have read many syrup formulars on ths web site for the sugar to water ratio. I would like someone to cleaify exactally what the true ratio should be.
    When you mix a 1 to 1 mix is it 1lb of...
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    Re: Need help? Call Busy Bee Apiaries in NC!

    I would to ad my openion of Jack and Betsy, UNBELIVEABLE. There's nothing they wont do to satify their customers. It would take this whole page to describe the ordeal we went through this summer with...
  25. Thread: Mothballs

    by Barney
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    Mothballs

    Recently Moonlightbeekeeper posted information about his bees not working boxes that had been stored with mothballs. I have a simular situation I storied my extracted supers (after the bees cleaned...
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