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    Re: Bear damage in SE Kentucky

    There was supposed to be an, "If", in front of F&G. anyway, the OP stated that, that is what F&G was doing, in his post.

    I have bears also, I've an electric fence, a motion light and a couple of...
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    I should have paid attention to, "lightweight nucs and starter hives". I feel like an idiot, made up one of these hive stands and it worked GREAT, for quite awhile, till we had 80 MPH winds one...
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    Re: Bear damage in SE Kentucky

    F&G is turning loose problem bears into your neighborhood, sounds like you need an electric fence, or two.
  4. Re: My 9-year-old retrieving rather large swarm - takes hit to forehead

    Have your son wear a basebll cap, it'll help keep the veil away from his face, works for me ��������������������������
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    Re: Blackwater Beekeepers

    Sorry about your sucky experience, but dont let it stop you! Hook up with a few keeps that go out and get swarms, get some bees that way. Good luck!
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    Re: Do you put weight on your top covers?

    I started using concrete bricks when my hives were new, but quickly noticed bees were getting squished inder the lid, and the lid was warping. I went to ratchet straps, they work for me, no weight...
  7. Re: Brand New to Beekeeping and Super Excited

    Cool! Interesting, bees all the way from New Zealand. What made you pick thise bees? Now I'm gonna hafta google them
  8. Re: just installed 2 packages of russians...

    Cool! congrats, are these your first bees? Where did you find Russians? Last year I'd thought about getting russians but couldnt find any close by. Ended up with Carnies, wich I've discovered I...
  9. Re: Brand Newbee - Day 3 - Two Questions.

    16989You will get used to it, same thing happened to me with my new packages last year. I was unprepared for the HUGE amount of bees in the feeder when I went to refill it. Bees were all over and...
  10. Re: Quick ?, feeding 1:1 for comb building

    Good, I wasnt sure, thanks much for the help you guys!
    Yes, I did feed one of mine a few weeks ago too, the Italians I have, built up real fast and blew through the stores they had left real quick.
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    Re: My hive must be too hot

    Oh, this lava gets REAL hot at times! Last year, before I gotten my bees, I'd set up my hives in the sun, till I took my lazer thermometer out there and measured the temp 150 degrees plus:eek: So I...
  12. Quick ?, feeding 1:1 for comb building

    My 3 colonies are a year old now. There is a flow going on, bees are working it like crazy. Do I NEED to stick some 1:1 in each hive to help them build new comb? Or will they be able to build new...
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    Re: My hive must be too hot

    Hey John, If you don't already have them, screened bottom boards are a big help. I get mine from Country Rubes. I use shims in the summer under the lid for more ventalation also. Gets just as hot,...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    96028
    Zone 7a @3600 msl
    March 16th 2015
    Buck Brush
    Red Bud

    Buck Brush is early this year. Got my packages last year in mid April, and it had just started blooming mid April last year.
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    Re: Mean bee's or just normal

    Was the weather bad? Were they guarding their hive, and protecting it from those big animals that, in the bees opinions, were standing there looking at them a tad too long? No flow, so they are not...
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    Re: A little good news (pictures!)

    That is great news! I've a hive of Carnis that some may have considered weak, but I just figured they were more conservative, right now they are booming. You can always offer them some syrup, if...
  17. Thread: Hello!

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    Re: Hello!

    Welcome! This is a great place, and bees are a lot of fun!
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    Re: Hello from northern California!

    Welcome to Beesource! Cool! Another State of Jefferson beekeeper. I'm East of you, quite a few miles.
  19. Re: Why feed syrup in the spring, when they have plenty of stores?

    A lot of your answers I guessed right. Figured a hobbyist would not feed if they didnt need to, unless they wanted their bees to build up quick in the spring so they could split. And, figured the...
  20. Why feed syrup in the spring, when they have plenty of stores?

    Curious, why would you need to feed a colony syrup in the spring, when they have plenty of stores?
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    Re: No longer a Virgin. With Pictures

    That is so cool! Congratulations! Thanks for sharing
    :applause:
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    Re: Bees like sugar more than honey?

    DanielD, yup I'm sure, I put some food dye, not much, but enough, to be able to tell which was honey and which was the syrup I put out.
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    Re: Bees like sugar more than honey?

    So that would explain why they were gobbling up about 3 Qts a day of syrup, up until about 3 weeks ago when it was warm enough for me to inspect. The little suckers had TONS of honey still in their...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    March 2nd 3600 MSL
    96028 Zone 7a
    Hensbit finally blooming here and there. Saw a bee carrying some red pollen.
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    Re: Please Stop...

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