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  1. Thread: One More Beek

    by Lburou
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    Re: One More Beek

    Welcome to BeeSource! It sounds like you have good foraging available for your bees, good luck :-)
  2. Re: When do you add pollen supplements to promote brood rearing in winter/spring

    Keith, I've believed that bulk pollen substitute would have about the same shelf life as flour...What is your view? I bought bulk substitute and froze all that I couldn't use last year. Any problem...
  3. Thread: Making Splits

    by Lburou
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    Re: Making Splits

    The best honey production I've ever had was with the strategy described by Tenbears. If you take the NUC out of the mature hive a week or so before the main honey flow, the now broodless and...
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    Re: Does a Queenless Hive Always Roar?

    A queenless colony will 'roar' but I don't know if that is 100% predictive. Don't think there is much that is 100% of the time in keeping bees. Do you have a frame of eggs and brood to put in that...
  5. Thread: Mini Mating Nuc

    by Lburou
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    Re: Mini Mating Nuc

    We are about 50 miles SW of you & have used the mini-NUCs with good success in the heat (with afternoon shade) and over winter, with an entrance and top vent. The problem I had was with robbing,...
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    Re: Possible 100 watt bulb for warmth

    Michael Bush had a page or two on his website about this subject. He might have used an aquarium heater and other strategies. :-)
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    Re: Possible 100 watt bulb for warmth

    I tried it 30 years ago and it was a disaster. Bees will mob the light and get cooked if you don't have a hardware cloth barrier between the bees and the bulb. Healthy bees don't really need help...
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    Re: I want to attempt to attract/catch a swarm....

    There is actually a lot of research on catching swarms. HERE is Tom Seeley's (Et al) paper on catching swarms. HTH :-)

    I use drawn comb that has been sprayed with Bt a. to keep the wax moths...
  9. Re: Curious, how many carry "Epi-Pen" for serious sting incidents?

    We have a two pack Epipens in the refrigerator, for use ONLY if a person is having difficulty breathing and airway is swelling shut. An airway which is swollen/swelling shut after a sting is a true...
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    Re: Advice for AHB hive

    I'm assuming you got stung many, many times. Head butting isn't so bad but the number of stings by AHB are a real threat to your health and those around the colony, wherever its located.

    If...
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    Re: If you could ask the questions?

    Dar, whenever I'm seeking information from an expert to make me smart about something new, I ask, "What question(s) should I be asking?" That usually steers the conversation toward the enlightenment...
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    Re: Youngster trying to make a go

    Here is a study concluding no ill effects, another gap in my education ;-)
  13. Thread: Beekeeper Box

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    Re: Beekeeper Box

    Nice box Mike H! It's always gratifying to make something from raw wood, I'm sure you feel that accomplishment.

    A neighbor was cleaning his garage and gave me an old-style fishing tackle box. ...
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    Re: Youngster trying to make a go

    Didn't I read about an interaction with some miticides and the copper naphthalate? It was something about the bees not finding their way home after exposure to the miticide plus the copper...
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    Re: New Member fron Laredo, Texas

    Welcome!

    I was in Laredo for Thanksgiving. My son noticed a swarm in one of the local parks. By the time I arrived however, the bees had absconded. There is some comb remaining that will surely...
  16. Re: Strong hive 2 weeks ago, now bees gone. Plentiful honey stores, few dead bees beh

    Playing disk golf yesterday, I saw a feral colony in exactly the same condition. My son reported the colony a few weeks ago with bees covering the honeycomb, but yesterday, only the comb, some...
  17. Re: Strong hive 2 weeks ago, now bees gone. Plentiful honey stores, few dead bees beh

    When Oldtimer and psfred speak, I listen. :-)
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015 treatment free experience

    The pathways of life lead us to grasp new concepts and incorporate them into our philosophy, only to find other gaps in our education. That is how we grow Squarepeg. I'm still enjoying the account...
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    Re: Why should people care about the honey bee?

    Barry, that link does not work for me....Am I the only one?
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    Re: Minimum Brood When????

    I too would expect the least brood around the solstice. Some bees actually shut down and some keep small brood nests through the winter. I would expect more brood in Florida. JMO :-)
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    Re: orientation flight??

    Looks like orientation flights to me. On the nice days of winter, they will perform cleansing flights to defecate outside the hive.
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    Re: Why should people care about the honey bee?

    Peter, for me, keeping honey bees is a way for an old guy to connect with the Earth. We live with electronics, steel, plastics, pressed sawdust, aluminum foil, and rubber, as well as overpopulation...
  23. Re: Has wind ever taken out any of your hives before?

    A single rope tied on each end held these five hives down as the wind broke 12 inch limbs in the trees behind. The tornado passed within 200 feet of the hives, I'd estimate winds over 80mph, but the...
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    Re: Observations from the bee inspector.

    Couldn't agree with you more Lauri. :-)
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    Re: Observations from the bee inspector.

    When I grew up, knowledge was available by word of mouth or at the library. The internet has changed everything.

    Back in the old days, books in the library were selected for us, sifting out...
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