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  1. Thread: Wax Moth Disaster

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    Wax Moth Disaster

    Well it has been an interesting year. First a bear destroyed some of my hives despite an electric fence, then I got divorced, and now I have wax moths.

    This morning I noticed the 4 hives that...
  2. Thread: Ground Lease

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    Re: Ground Lease

    Thanks for all the replies so far. I agree it's a real pain to draw up paperwork and then deal with the associated issues but the reality is that it's all about CYA these days. However, my friend is...
  3. Thread: Ground Lease

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    Ground Lease

    I need to move my hives from my property to a new location for about a year. Does anyone have a standard ground lease document that I can use as a template? Thanks all!
  4. Thread: Divorce and Bees

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    Divorce and Bees

    Well as my luck would have it I will be moving. Will be moving into a new house around the first of December and need to move my hives. Since I have never done this could use some advice. Had planned...
  5. Thread: Add a Deep or Not

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    Add a Deep or Not

    Have a nuc that I transferred to a deep earlier this year. Frames are about full but flowering plants will be done in this area in a few weeks. Do I throw a deep on there or not? Thanks.
  6. Thread: Almond Extract

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    Re: Almond Extract

    Thanks for the clarification Mark. Hope you have a great weekend.
  7. Thread: Almond Extract

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    Re: Almond Extract

    Dixiebooks: Does using the artificial extract or natural extract make a difference?
  8. Thread: Almond Extract

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    Re: Almond Extract

    Someone correct me if I am wrong please. JohnnyBeeGood I plan to put the almond extract into a spray bottle and mist the fume board evenly with a few squirts. Will be doing this mid afternoon when...
  9. Thread: Almond Extract

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    Re: Almond Extract

    Thanks for the comments and input. I will give it a shot this weekend and let you know how it goes. -John
  10. Thread: Almond Extract

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    Re: Almond Extract

    James, its McCormick brand pure almond extract. Contains water, 32% alcohol and oil of bitter almond.
  11. Thread: Almond Extract

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    Almond Extract

    Hello all. I know there have been some posts about this in the past but I thought I would take a chance and ask again. Have any of you used almond extract on your fume boards? I understand it may not...
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    Re: Possible to Move Yellow Jacket Underground Nest?

    Gentleman, I agree with your bitter hatred of these vile beasties but alas, my friend has a "live and let live" attitude. That is fine. Works for him. I explained te colony will die off in a few...
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    Possible to Move Yellow Jacket Underground Nest?

    A friend called and wants an underground nest of yellow jackets moved. Yes, moved, not exterminated. Has anyone attempted this or have any advice? I am the only one with a bee suit. :)
  14. Thread: Chinch Bugs

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    Re: Chinch Bugs

    Mhorowit thanks for a good laugh. Flbee I may try that. It has been super dry here in MA but recent rains may help. Thanks!
  15. Thread: Chinch Bugs

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    Chinch Bugs

    Hello all. I have a serious chinch bug infestation in my lawn. I am located in western MA. Will not use any of the commonly recommended insecticides as most contain imidacloprid or bifenthrin which...
  16. Thread: Digger/Sand Bees

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    Re: Digger/Sand Bees

    38 views and not one reply? I am not feelin' the love :)
  17. Thread: Digger/Sand Bees

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    Digger/Sand Bees

    Got a call from a friend. She was terrified to see hundreds of bees entering/exiting dozens of pencil sized holes in a planting bed next to her house. Based on the pictures I tool and looking online...
  18. Thread: Hive Camera

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    Re: Hive Camera

    Yes it would G Barnett. My daughters would enjoy it and I could also post realtime to website.
  19. Thread: Hive Camera

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    Hive Camera

    Ok I will admit up front that I am a geek. I want to mount small wireless cameras on the front of my hives so I can watch whats going on. Has anyone else done this and if so what camera did you use?...
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    Re: Reusing New Foundation

    I should also note there is a distinct "poo" smell.
  21. Thread: Foragers

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    Re: Foragers

    My understanding (and I could very well be wrong) is that foragers will hang out at the bottom of the brood nest to wait for incoming foragers. The waiting forager will either pick an incoming...
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    Reusing New Foundation

    Lost a few packages that were installed with new frames/foundation. Good amount of fecal spotting on frames/foundation. Foundation not drawn out at all. Can I reuse the frames/foundation for nuc...
  23. Thread: Queens Be Gone!

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    Queens Be Gone!

    Well things have gone from bad to worse this year. First I lost two packages within two days. The remaining package appeared to be doing great. Just inspected it and no queen. No brood. Just a lot of...
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    Re: Packages Dead after Two Days

    To answer some of your comments:

    The distributor has stepped up to the plate and is going to give me nucs in lieu of packages. More than fair in my opinion.

    I live in a very rural area and...
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    Re: Packages Dead after Two Days

    Keth, sent you a PM. Would prefer not to mention name in public for obvious reasons. I was told no refunds. I think its very odd so I am sending samples to USDA bee testing lab for analysis. Its free...
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