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    Re: Lost 1 hive

    I have 3 of 6 that died, one of the surviving hives had hundreds of bees outside, wow, ordered 3 packages, then I'm going to split one of the others for this spring, I have several deeps already...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    had 6 hives in November, now have 2, just happens to be the two I got from ferrel swarms.
    Maybe there something about package bees!
    My ferrel's are all different colors it's neat.
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    Location to purchase early bees

    I would like to purchase bees I've lost 3 hives since November, and would like to get those 3 hives going ASAP.
    I'm in Indiana, so I would like to see I I can have them by the middle of March, will...
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    Re: What to do with frames

    I have one of those, I just closed off the entrance for the year, and will put new in the spring.
    Can't wait till spring.
  5. Thread: No Honey

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    No Honey

    I have 5 hives, with no honey, all gone, robbed, I even closed down my entrances so where only one bee could come an go, Had 6 went on vacation, they all died, suppose they starved to death.
    I have...
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    Re: Winter Hive Weight in Indiana

    How many pages of newspaper should I use when combining two hives into one?
    Haven't combined before!
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    Re: Winter Hive Weight in Indiana

    thanks Brian, I will do this on Monday, and leave the others hives for next year.
    It will be lots of work, but it's worth it in the end!
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    Re: Winter Hive Weight in Indiana

    All but one of my 6 hives are light, I'm feeding from the top as we speak, I don't think I will have enough stores for the 5 remaining hives to last through the winter, lots of activity but very...
  9. Re: Have you ever had to USE your EpiPen? Dangerous side effects?

    Epi-pen is short for Epinephrine, or Adrenaline is a is a hormone and a neurotransmitter, and is secreted by the medulla of the adrenal glands. During Anaphylactic shock or bee stings the body...
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    Re: Fall flow not happening in Midwest?

    Marc, I live near Indianapolis, I'm experiencing the same as you, not doing well with fall flow.
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    Re: Hive collaspe

    I added the HBH to get the bees to be more aggressive to get the feed.
    Downside to this is I think it lead to more robbers today, I ended up blocking the entrance and opened it up this evening to...
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    Re: Hive collaspe

    mbevanz, I live at the Boone, Marion, Hendricks County area, I do know last week a plane was spraying beans about 3 miles from me towards Brownsburg.
    I know this hive was robbed,there isn't anything...
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    Hive collaspe

    Well, I've read about different things happening to hives, well today is my day in the box.

    Went out to check on the fall flow, one of my oldest hives had bees all over the ground, some bees were...
  14. Re: How can I get my queen to increase egg production, before Fall arrives!

    what is the time factor with feeding syrup and pollen patties, to getting new brood?
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    Re: Another feeding thread

    Stores, very short on 5 of 6 hives.
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    Re: Plastic or wax?

    I have a little of everything in my hives, but my favorite is black plastic, the girls seem to like black over white, don't want to seem racist, but it's them and not me, I only purchase the black...
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    Another feeding thread

    I don't like feeding but there isn't very much moisture in our area, so I had to break down and start feeding, I sat 4 bottom feeder jars on 5 gallon buckets about 90 ft. from the hive, I have to...
  18. Michigan Loses Right to Farm Farewell to Backyard Chickens and Beekeepers

    Michigan residents lost their “right to farm” this week. This is a new ruling by the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development. Gail Philburn of the Michigan Sierra Club told Michigan...
  19. Re: Bees are so agreesive and stinging through suit why?

    Smoke, and DEET, works for me
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    Re: Not taking syrup

    I'm noticing my 6 hives were slowing down, dearth? so I placed two quarts on a bucket about 100 feet from the bee yard, the last two days they go through the two quarts per day, I think I'll keep it...
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    Re: Mann Lake's Pro Winter Patties

    I didn't get mine from Mann Lake, I forgot, my bad, because it came in wax paper, I just put two of them in-between the supers and smash them down, till the box was flush, much of the patty went...
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    Re: clover planting

    I have a hay field across the road from me, lots of red clover, never see my bees on it, but see bumble bees on it, do honey bees like red sweet clover?
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    As I sit at my computer and read this thread, I think about the moderator on this site, who deleted my post because I was telling about bad customer service of Walter Kelly Bee Company, I wonder why...
  24. Re: Upset neighbors. Must part with or move my hives.

    Ground bees are very aggressive at this time of the year, my flow has started, my honey bees are focused on honey production and not bothering people, I think part of their anxiety is ignorance of...
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    Re: Insulating box idea

    Lowes has the bubble wrap, I use my bubble wrap to cover my SBB, too much cold air if I leave it.
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