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    Re: Post-bee swarm - egg laying chaos

    I do not know what You mean by Horizontal exactly, But if the cells are coming out from the foundation horizontally they are drone cells not queen cells, the reason you are breaking them open when...
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    Re: It's Time to Spray

    And that is exactly what I was talking about when I said It depends on which BT is applicable to the target insect. Bacillus Thuringiensis Aizawai (BT A) is sold as XENTERI as where Bacillus...
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    Re: Queen Cell in New Package

    Well Since the cell is 2/3rds the way down the frame it is most likely not a planned swarm. If the bees just started building it. It is a queen cup, not a cell. Is there larva in it? sometimes bees...
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    Re: Basswood - reliable nectar source?

    Basswood is a fairly reliable source, you will have major flows every year. However, every five years or so you will have a mega flow in which you will collect almost double the average. I have a...
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    Re: It's Time to Spray

    I do not know which BT is recommended But BT A is sold under the trade name XENTERI
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    Re: Cleaning (bee suit)

    Well, actually I don't much care. In fact this is the first time the Jacket has been washed, and I am sure it 5 years old at least. Not that I care weather I look like a newbee either.
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    Cleaning (bee suit)

    I have a Mann Lake Ventilated bee suit, I have a scout troop coming in for a seminar, A friend took my jacket to wash it, She said when I wear that dirty old jacket is the only time I don't look...
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    Re: Newbie question

    If you saw the queen then I would give them a week to settle into the new hive and location before disturbing them.
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    Re: Laying worker problem

    those do not look kike drone cells and I don't see the queen cells
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    Re: Laying worker problem

    Let me first ask Are these queen cells or queen cups? Are they capped? have they been capped and now are not? If they are or have been capped then you had a laying queen. and probably now have a...
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    Re: Hello BeeSource

    Welcome Freya! Spend some time here, read the post and ask questions. You will be able to learn enough to do what you wish. And the help will continue long afterward.
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    Re: Plastic frame rant

    I don't Know I use Plastic frames and have for years, no warping , no broken tabs, no problems getting bees to draw them, they don't break apart in the extractor. I must be living right.
  13. Thread: Adding deep

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    Re: Adding deep

    Or If the deep already has drawn frames, when the bees cover 80% of them
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    Re: Frame dimensions for a frame holder

    It is nice to have a place to put frames until you tear a $100.00 ultra breeze on something permanent sticking out. Just covering all the possibilities.
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    Re: Lavender Honey

    Bees seem to really like lavender. However there are other things in bloom at the same time. Placing the hives where they are in close proximity to the lavender when in bloom will increase it's use...
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    Re: finally the government is giving the bees a hand

    That's what they told my people 160 years ago! Honey bees are headed for a reservation!
  17. Re: Hive Swarmed Last Night and then it Stormed.

    You may get a variety of answers, But I doubt they will be better than that one.
  18. Re: Benefits from splitting double deep into two singles?

    If you do a walk away the Queenless hive will have all the resources while the nuc has a queen to produce brood. The work force will continue to bring in stores. It makes for some extra lifting when...
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    Re: Hello from Brown County, Indiana

    Hello John, I am Tenbears and I am a beeaholic! Welcome to the asylum.
  20. Re: Benefits from splitting double deep into two singles?

    You can do a walk away split. It will make the hive think they swarmed, Get another hive started, and still get a ton of honey.
  21. Thread: Wide comb

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    Re: Wide comb

    Once the brood hatches place it between two drawn bars and snug it up the bees will make the proper bees space.
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    Re: Hints on spotting the queen

    Well Gilligan lets ask the professor where we may find Mary-Ann and Ginger! I really do not look for the queen per say, a gazing sort of look there is a telltale pattern that points me to her. Sort...
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    Re: my favorit mead recipee

    I am sorry I missed this post back in April.
    First I recommend Potassium metabisulphite (K-met) as opposed to Sodium metabisulphite. The former has little real taste as where the later does,...
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    Re: Freebies at Church

    I did a cut out once at a church, No charge I was a member of the congregation. They were the meanest bees I ever had. when my neighbor started his log splitter over 700 yards away, the centuries...
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    Re: bees and horses

    I have had horses knock hives over rubbing their buts on the box to scratch an itch. Like everyone else said, a single strand cured that.

    Mark, I know this is off topic, But I am intrigued,...
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