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  1. Re: Eating Fresh Pollen Year Round - What should I expect?

    I'd be interested in hearing peoples experience's with consuming pollen. We didn't evolve eating pollen in large amounts but it does sound like it would be benificial if we can digest it properly and...
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    Re: So why DO you keep bees?

    Thats a good one millenia never thought of it that way, there the perfect pet. Dont have to take them potty or to the vet. They even sting you cause they want to help with your aches and pains,...
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    Re: how old till orientation flight

    Do they become foragers after their orientation flight? This hive was queenless for a while and it doesn't have to many foragers for the size of the colony.
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    Re: how old till orientation flight

    Its two full deep and two med supers10 frame and queenright. Maybe 75 percent coverage onsupers frames and complete coverage on the deeps. Reason I ask is the queen just started laying a couple weeks...
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    how old till orientation flight

    Just wondering how old bees are when they start taking their orientation flight and do they take more than one.
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    what are they doing

    One of my hives has bees on the landing board that are just hangingn out there not doing anything, are they just new bees or is there a problem in the hive? The hive is doing pretty good, and the...
  7. Thread: Scout Bee ??

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    Re: Scout Bee ??

    I had the same issue yesterday, bees in and out and fighting at the entrance. I checked it today and not one bee. I did refresh the entrance yesterday with LGO so maybe they were there for that.
  8. Thread: lazy bees

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    Re: lazy bees

    I did have alot of bees checking out my swarm trap today, but there were about 15 to 20 bees on the landing board of both hives acting like they dont know what to do.
  9. Thread: lazy bees

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    lazy bees

    I've noticed lately that both my hives have bees just hanging around the landing board doing nothing. Both hives are fairly strong but not as many foragers as I would think there should be for as...
  10. Thread: drifters

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    Re: drifters

    Checked today and they must of drifted to the new location. Thanks for the replies I was starting to feel a little sorry for them.
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    Re: beekeeper pay scale?

    Well, great replies. I could probably live with that for a year. My way is slow and clumbsy definitely not like I see the pros doing it, they make it look smooth with little effort. I think if I...
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    beekeeper pay scale?

    I'm considering trying to find a commercial beekeeping job to see how i handle all the work involved based on this forums suggestions. What kind of pay do begginers make. Just wondering what ill need...
  13. Thread: drifters

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    drifters

    Just wondering if I combine a queenless hive with a queenrite hive during the day, will the foragers drift to the new location if its about 2 or 3 feet away.
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    Re: queen not layind

    I checked on 4-20 and she was already hatched, so shes at least 14 days from emergence.
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    Re: queen not layind

    I'll give her one more week. I marked four queens and two disappeared and they were virgins. I'll wait to mark them for now on.
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    queen not layind

    I checked one of my hives today and found the queen which came from a queen cell I put in on 4-16. I found and marked her on 4-20. I did not find any eggs or brood in the hive today. Should I requeen...
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    Re: lemon grass amounts

    Lgo and beeswax, thats a good idea. I'll try that and smear it around on the inside.
  18. Thread: sun exposure

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    Re: sun exposure

    Do you have screened bottoms?
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    Re: sun exposure

    Mbeck your real close to me, off topic when is the nectar flow my bees are still taking sugar water so I been holding off putting on supers.
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    Re: lemon grass amounts

    I built 1 topbar trap and two langstroth traps, no screened bottoms. I put some old brood comb and lgo in a plastic bag with some holes. I also rubbed some melted beeswax from some of my old comb in...
  21. Thread: sun exposure

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    Re: sun exposure

    Would I be right in saying temperature of the hive would be the determinate factor for shb. Using sun/shade to help regulate the temp to be the minimum it needs to be to control shb would be the best...
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    Re: sun exposure

    Thanks, full sun it is then.
  23. Thread: sun exposure

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    sun exposure

    Hello all, I live in west central florida and have afew hives in full sun. Hive beetles arent to bad as long as the hive are well populated. My wife wants them moved to the back of my property but it...
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    Re: lemon grass amounts

    Thanks for the replies, ill try 3 to 4 drops and close the bottom board. I do have drawn comb from a dead hive last year but it smells like tobacco.
  25. Thread: tobacco smell

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    tobacco smell

    I have some old empty brood comb that smells like tobacco, should I be concered.
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