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    Re: Aggressive bees but which hive?

    If you get rid of that queen and let them requeen the daughters from the new queen will be from different drones, should calm them down, may have to do it twice in worst case. good luck
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    Re: Treating mites with MAQS

    use it like the manufacturer says and place them just like they say (off set), if you apply them late evening those initial fumes are off gassed during that first night, makes it a little more...
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    Re: Hello from North MS

    welcome there northern missip, have an old buddy that lives in Cleveland Miss. good luck with the bees
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    Re: ? About keeping queens until needed

    i keep 3 extra queens in nucs, i just remove a frame of brood from time to time keep them happy, right now I'm just adding a second nuc box and planning on overwintering them if the queens aren't...
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    Re: Pond lily honey?

    never seen them work the flowers, have seen a couple sitting on the lily pads getting a drink from time to time
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    Re: Change Their Mind About Swarming

    Wish all newbees would read GaryG74's answer the big swarm season is about over up here in Pa. dont know how it runs out there in Mo. just watch them, i haven't been at this long, but I have...
  7. Thread: Laying Workers

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    Re: Laying Workers

    thats not wield they are on their own they dont need a queen, I'd get her in a nuc before she gets killed, try if you want, heres what I'd do, may sound strange, I'd take that queen and shake 3...
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    Re: Educate me on foundationless

    agree with the foundationless between foundation, even better is foundation-less between drawn comb you may have to feed also if there is not a good flow on,
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    Re: First yr questions

    all i can say that is easy to remember is, don't make the bees feel inundated with too much room too early if theses girls are on new foundation I assume you are feeding them, i personally would push...
  10. Thread: Hello from Pa

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    Re: Hello from Pa

    Hello from your neighbor to the south Perry County good luck with the bees and welcome
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    Re: so what are they up too?????

    sorry, didn't read your entire question before answering, if you haven't had a problem with robbing you can increase the opening at the bottom board, I remove mine when they get to 7 or so frames, it...
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    Re: so what are they up too?????

    looks like minor bearding, they are not using their wings to move any air, may be a little warm inside, do you have provisions for air flow to get out the top of the hive? if not just raise the roof...
  13. Thread: New from VA!!

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    Re: New from VA!!

    Welcome to the forum, you'll get better information here than you will on u tube, and the new never wears off cause they are always doing something new. good luck
  14. Re: New Beekeeper; First Sting; Did I do something wrong?

    I have a 20 foot long storage shed behind my hives it's 15 feet behind the hives and if a head buzzer follows me in, only one of us comes out, and bees cant type so you know who the winner is!!!! but...
  15. Re: Varroa on a 2mo old package, what treatment durig flow and current weather?

    Good Luck, Mite Away quick strips is the only thing you can use during a flow, ( formic acid ) freezing drone comb will help, but when I start seeing mites on the backs of my bees I treat, if I saw...
  16. Thread: Veterans

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    Veterans

    Tell a veteran Thank You this week end, you will never know how good it makes him feel, especially those of my era Viet Nam, when we used to not wear uniforms when traveling, but they could tell us...
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    Re: should I combine?

    Vance G got the answer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and you learn so much more using those techniques
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    Re: What sliding compound miter saw should I buy?

    just make sure it 12" and double bevel and that should do all it need it to ( retired carpenter)
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    Re: Carni queen in a package of Italians?

    Mann Lake has in very small letters a statement that you get the bees that are available at that time , I got the same thing but kinda of figured the bees in that package were not from that queen....
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    Re: Strange comb being drawn out, do I remove?

    never really dealt with it until today, I remolded it, mine was on foundation
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    Re: Ant Problem - Please advise!!

    I used ones that I got from tractor supply, 3" x 4" with a plastic stake on the bottom, they are green the ants craw in so the bees dont bother them, you just push them into the ground, come in a box...
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    Re: A new beek and new hives need help!

    Yes that would be great, and if you are set on saving them they will need frames, if you have enough frames just treat if like a normal 5 frame nuc, here's the skinny of it, the bees that came with...
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    Re: How late to get a package

    Last year my packages didnt show up till May 30 memorial day wk end they had to draw comb and I got one med supper of honey from each of them.
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    Re: A new beek and new hives need help!

    it would be great if you could grab a couple frames of drawn comb to help them out, bees live for the day, if the queen is laying like crazy they build comb like crazy for her to lay in, I would add ...
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    Re: A new beek and new hives need help!

    I'm sure you will get more experienced answers but I will chime in to ease your mind, you did all I would do, I may look into the weaker hive to see if there are eggs or larva if there isnt I would...
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