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    Re: Negril, Jamaica

    thank you for the tip! I didn't know this forum had that option.

    We checked with the host at the resort we are in, one of the drivers is a keeper, she is going to hook us up with him for an...
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    Re: Negril, Jamaica

    have to ask some locals I reckon...
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    Re: Angry girls

    If you have four drawn frames with no capped brood, you are queenless and they are pissed. Get a queen asap. You can calm them but transfering a frame of eggs from another hive in the mean time.
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    Re: When do hives crash?

    March is our worst month for loss... build up followed by freezing.. not good.
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    Re: Angry girls

    Hot hives are troubled hives....could be a variety of things that caused this.. lost queen being one of the biggies. You could have a Russian/Italian strain that makes agressive girls.

    either...
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    Negril, Jamaica

    Anyone on here a keeper in Negril?
  7. Re: package clipped queen is leaving by foot after escaping from her cage...?

    We started with SBB's when we began keeping bees. We had tons of problems with failed build ups after hiving a package. Slow build up was the biggest issue. We caught a swarm and placed it on a...
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    Re: How long till you lost your swat reflex?

    I've been keeping 3 years now.. last sting I got was to the forehead for flipping one out of my hair...

    I thought I'd learned my lesson.... well this morning I walked near a hive and had something...
  9. Thread: Gnats?

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    Gnats?

    After the hurricane, I was called to a friends house to recover a section of oak that had a hive in it. We loaded up the six foot long 24" diameter section of oak and hauled it to the house and set...
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    Re: Feeding during the dearth/fall

    No problem Tia...Thanks for the Clarification!

    We ended up with some decent deep frames of honey out of our strong hive... though we are considering leaving it all for them for the winter... we...
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    Feeding during the dearth/fall

    We are having a horridly dry summer resulting in low nectar output and a prolonged dearth. A recommendation to feed was passed and we were already on the ball for that. But my question revolves...
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    Re: won't draw out combs in shallow

    We are having the same issue. They dont' want to seem to draw out the comb in the shallow be are content with the 10 frames in the deeps being fully draw, and slammed full of honey, pollen, and...
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    Re: Should we reverse them?

    Thanks! I appreciate the input.
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    Should we reverse them?

    This year we started 3 new hives. One of which lost it's queen about six to eight weeks after introduction. Through some ups and downs we now have a laying queen, but in the interm here is what we...
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    Re: First Bear Encounter

    You don't' need to kill him to get the point across.. However, a load of #8's (skeet shot) in his rear quarter panel will light him up enough to not want to come back around. This is a proven method...
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    Re: is this an acceptable set-up?

    SHB larva will crawl a good ways to hit the dirt... thats what I read in a search to my question about using crushed concrete under the hives.

    Will they get enough direct sunlight in that setup?
  17. Re: 3 out of 5 hives with one frame of larve or less in April

    I hived 3 at the same time this year from packages.. 2 of the 3 are still only at 3 frames, the 3rd is on it's second deep. If this keeps up I am going to have to move a frame of brood from the...
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    Re: Solar electric fencing

    First thing to understand about bears.. there is no such thing as "Bear Proof" They are among the most mischievous and destructive forces on the planet. The mind of an 8 y/o and the strength of 15...
  19. Thread: slow build

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    Re: slow build

    We hived 3 packages about the same time as you... one of them has filled out a deep and we'll add another tomorrow. The other two are draggin butt! They've only draw a few frames. Not sure what...
  20. Thread: Piping

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    Re: Piping

    Isn't piping the method a newly hatched queen uses to find the others and kill them?
  21. Thread: bee stings

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    Re: bee stings

    My mother makes ( and will sometimes sell) a paste that I use. When i get hit, I put that paste on the bite, and with in 30 seconds the sting is gone, and swelling is minimized. Next day the sting...
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    Re: Swarm and split?

    35 frames of brood? Sounds like another swarm on th way!
  23. Re: To all the veteran beekeepers out there that making installation look easy...

    I set it with the hole facing up... easier to keep the lid on it that way until you are ready to remove it.

    I can't take credit for figuring this out.. it was shown at our association meeting...
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    You could Not Shake them in.... lot less...

    You could Not Shake them in....

    lot less crossing when you don't shake them in.

    duplicate post
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    Re: Swarm and split?

    My mentor has told me many times.. a hive that swarms will do it again in 14 days... you can either split the remaining ones or loose both the swarm and the original. Splitting is more controlled. ...
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