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    Re: 3 deep question

    Here is another place to read about large treatment free management. Tim uses facebook mostly for his recording. The other is parker farms, Solomon Parker.

    Walt

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    Re: Inspecting with out getting stings...?

    Up front I am a first year beekeeper so take what I say as such... Bill91143 hit it right, I go slowly very slowly and try not to make any quick moves. I use a little smoke but not much, I guess I'm...
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    Re: Ask Questions Here!

    Mr. Parker, I went to your website and did find the information. I read all the places you have available and some of your blog, man you sure can write a lot, hope you are better at typing than I am....
  4. Re: Feeding bees--wasps showed up--what do I do about that?

    I made a split, took frames from 2 other hives put in the new queen, put a box of foundation on it and fed them til the new brood hatched. I put in an entrance reducer. I have a top hive feeder and...
  5. Re: Small Cell / Natural Cell Bees Available In Or Near Ohio?

    Will, I live just west of Dan and he is in our club. Great guy. We were not able to get our packages til May 12th this year and it was difficult to hive them because of the weather, this is my first...
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    Re: Ask Questions Here!

    It appears to me as a beginner, IMO there is NO defined method of treatment free. If someone would like to define it I'll listen if not I'll do what I think is right. To me it means NO chemicals,...
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    Re: Ask Questions Here!

    It is my understanding there are no "real" studies done on percentages, Michael Bush's website is one but rally does not have how much losses only how to start treatment free. I don't know about your...
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    Re: Ask Questions Here!

    What a cycle... I know a little about public works, but not in the same respect you do, I worked for the county in Fl as a tech in the bus shop I actually worked for the school board and if they...
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    Re: Ask Questions Here!

    Mechanic isn't what it used to be, just fell in to it naturally, mom wanted a CPA lol. Now if you could do a "treatment free" potable water plant you would be a ca-zillionaire. The height IS going to...
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    Re: Ask Questions Here!

    Thank you. I should say, so far anyhow, no mites and no beetles. I think that is more luck than good planning on my part. I'm building a few nuc's to have so I can add to my hives and grow drawn...
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    Re: Ask Questions Here!

    I have read this thread start to finish. A couple of times someone kicked the can and stirred up them hornets but even to me that was helpful not pleasant but helpful... I have just started out with...
  12. Thread: Robbing??

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    Robbing??

    I know you can't see my hives, but correct me if I'm wrong. Split was successful so far, queen released took the QC out and put in last frame, today I walked around the corner and saw lots and lots...
  13. Re: I want to add bees to an under populated hive

    He said it was attacked.
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    Re: Dakota bee kill

    My guess is all that writing Sergy found is articles by scientists saying that a lot of anything can be hazardous to health. I think I also am in his group (another planet). I would like my grand...
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    Re: New beekeeper question???

    Hey here is one I actually can add to. We did a split 4 days ago with bought queen, went into it today and she was released, we didn't even put a hole in the candy we wanted them to release slowly....
  16. Re: I need some advice, Lotsa Bees and I'm a first year beek

    Update: went into new split today to see if queen was released and alive.... Hip hip hooray carni queen is alive, fat and healthy working the brood comb we put in there. Successful split so far. had...
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    Another dumb question

    I was wondering if I could put the burr comb I took off the frames and feeders and put it in the open near my hives to clean up the syrup. I would like to keep the nice white wax for future projects...
  18. Re: Can I feed surplus honey from one hive to other hives in my apiary?

    Wouldn't feeding your own honey be like when you make a split or are trying to help a small colony by adding frames of brood and honey? It would make sense to me, but I'm just a beginner. I probably...
  19. Re: I need some advice, Lotsa Bees and I'm a first year beek

    Well we got the new queen and did the split yesterday with only 2 stings to me none to wife. Forgot to close up pant legs one crawled into my wife's and when I went to get it I got stung on the...
  20. Re: What is the bast hive for a beginner to start out with

    I'm a first year beekeeper. That said I went with 8 frame meds just to keep everything the same. Cost about the same if you buy your woodenware. I didn't find more than a few dollars each way. Some...
  21. Re: I need some advice, Lotsa Bees and I'm a first year beek

    I appreciate you taking time to answer, I guess answers come if the thread is interesting to that poster. lol. What you are experiencing with your hives is what I need, I read a lot and get the "in...
  22. Re: I need some advice, Lotsa Bees and I'm a first year beek

    Do Carni bees have the same disposition as the Italians? This fellow is putting them in a lot of his hives. My pkgs came originally from Rossman in Moultrie Ga. and they are quite docile, a head butt...
  23. Re: I need some advice, Lotsa Bees and I'm a first year beek

    Well here it is 11 or 12 days later and we've made up a plan. Monday i go to where I bought my packages and get a nice new Queen. Carni this time ( it's all he has), I'll be taking frames of brood...
  24. Re: I need some advice, Lotsa Bees and I'm a first year beek

    Didn't think I would have to worry about splits this soon, maybe in the spring. Well I wanted to get more hives, guess I better get busy making more SBB, I have hive bodies enough. We are going in...
  25. I need some advice, Lotsa Bees and I'm a first year beek

    Hi all, first a little history (some might remember this), I started with 3 packages in 8 frame meds. Within days one hive was empty no queen anywhere. Found most of the little buggers next door. Now...
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