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    Re: First experience with broken comb

    Also, what kind of cover do you have & is it raised above the top bars. I use a large board on top of two spacers. Forgot to put the roof back on the other day (90+ degrees) and a couple heavy...
  2. Thread: Russian Bees

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    Re: Russian Bees

    Fish Stix... I'd be curious to know where your Italians are on the 3rd generation. If your hives are in FL, could you be picking up some aggressive AHB genetics in drone populations?
    I've got...
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    Re: bees clustering on outside

    They absconded within a day or two.
    Had a screened bb, maybe too much ventilation.
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    dinner for bear

    Recently got a russian nuc which I placed in a 10 frame hive at a new out yard (in upstate SC.) Strung a quickie fence around it with a borrowed solar charger which apparently doesn't hold a charge...
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    bees clustering on outside

    Last Saturday I shook the queen and several frames of bees from a lang hive into a tbh box with 2 frames of drawn comb and sugar water. The last two nights they have clustered on the outside of the...
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    Thanks for the info. This morning there was even...

    Thanks for the info. This morning there was even more activity but still no swarm. Lots of orienting in front and greeting/dancing activity on the landing board. I added two more frames of drawn...
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    Is a swarm on the way???

    I have a swarm trap which was attracting a lot of attention this evening. Maybe 20 bees flying around the front in a pattern similar to orienting. About the same number in the hive climbing around...
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    Spring Inspection

    Went into a hive yesterday to checkerboard and saw some curious things. Weather was partly cloudy and over 60. They wintered with a shallow super on bottom (pollen box), 1 deep, and 2 shallows of...
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    Poll: Lost 4 of 6 hives. All hives were single deeps...

    Lost 4 of 6 hives. All hives were single deeps with 2 supers of honey left on. There was available honey in the dead outs.

    Treated for mites with sugar dusting sporadically - not on a...
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    Washing Machine as Extractor

    We were replacing our older washing machine to try to conserve water. The older machine still works.

    Has anyone ever modified a washer to work as an extractor? If so, how?

    Not too...
  11. Time lag between pulling supers and extracting

    I pulled supers last Thursday and haven't had time to extract until today. Most of the frames are fully capped. A couple frames 3/4 capped. They were stored covered on a shaded back porch. Is...
  12. Thread: Nasty Honey

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    Mountain Laurel

    Mountain Laurel & Rhododendrum will produce bitter honey.

    -dmacmtb
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    Craig's List for Swarm

    Craigslist Greenville, SC had a swarm posting this morning for Gaffney, SC.
    dm
  14. Thread: wild weekend

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    Benadryl

    Another remedy typically available at home is benadryl. Won't cure a severe case of anaphalatic shock but can delay onset of shock and also reduce symptons of less severe reactions to stings.
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    Bird Feeders

    I'd probably take the bird feeders in at night even if you have a fence that would keep them away from the hives. Bears showed up recently at my place and came to find out I had neighbors nearby who...
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    Thanks

    Thanks for the info.

    I waited till this morning. They weren't happy with me but wasn't as painful as the attempt last night.

    The immediate damage is not too significant... The frames of one...
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    Bears Hit My Hive!

    Looked like a mamma and two cubs. Had the fence off to run the dogs earlier and forgot to turn it back on.

    Here's my question... Should I try to upright the hive tonight or would it be better to...
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    Bees milling about hive entrance at night

    On three of my 5 colonies I have bees milling about the hive entrances tonight.

    Is this a sign of overcrowding? Or is it normal behavior as the nights become warmer?

    -Drake
  19. Thread: building a TBH

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    A thought

    Total noob here to TBH's, beekeeping, & woodworking... but seems it would be simple enough to build the tanzian/long hive box with a couple of raised slats lengthwise on the bottom against which you...
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    Thanks for the replies and info. PDM, Your...

    Thanks for the replies and info.

    PDM, Your advice is correct. Last fall after purchasing hives I joined both my local & neighboring beekeeping organizations, am currently participating in the...
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    New (to me) hive questions

    Hello,

    I have 5 hives I purchased last fall and just recently moved them to my property. I've never worked with bees before & live in SC (Zone 7). They are all one hive body with 2 shallow...
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