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    shelf life of bee bread in frames?

    Just wondering if anyone can answer this question. I have frames with pollen and bee bread that have been in the freezer to keep wax moths out of the comb. I need to take those frames out of the...
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    Re: Simple Question From A Simple Man

    I have done boosted a Russian hybrid hive with Italians without any problems. When I used sealed brood-I remove some of the bees, when I have moved a frame mixed with sealed and unsealed, I just...
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    Re: Kinda Disappointed Today

    One of my hives has completely drawn out and filled a 10 frame super in the past week and a half that they have not touched that foundation in two months, and four days ago I put another super on and...
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    Re: No honey but there is brood, whats going on?

    I like entrance feeders because they are easy to refill, but at the entrance they do invite robbers as previously stated. Now I use the entrance feeders inside a deep placed on top of the inner...
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    Re: Yellow jackets!!!

    http://www.ehow.com/how_1740_make-trap-yellow.html

    I have used this trap for 2 years now and it does not attract the bees. It takes about a week for the mixture to "sour" but after, that the...
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    Interrupt brood cycle for mite control?

    I have read that interrupting the brood cycle by re-queening can decrease the varroa mite population. Can someone explain why or direct me to someplace I can get more information about this?

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  7. Re: what to do if you see couple queen cell on a frame at this time of the year?

    Have you ever seen the bees start supercedure cells, raise larvae in them for about a week, and then tear them down before capping these cells?
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    Re: Storing supers for the winter?

    You might want to put the ones with shb larvae in the freezer for a few days and that will kill the larvae, becasue they will quickly destroy your foundation and the freezer is a quick fix to kill...
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    Re: Super advice from super beekeepers

    Sounds like your hive is doing nicely. What is going on in the bottom deep? I would check that bottom box and make sure it is not too congested with honey also. If so, they probably do need some...
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    Re: is this lizard dining on the bees?

    Thanks for all the responses. Guess I won't worry about him too much and be glad he is far enough from the house not to leave any presents for me to step in.
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    Re: is this lizard dining on the bees?

    http://s1081.photobucket.com/albums/j354/slwethrs/

    maybe the pictures can be viewed with this link.
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    is this lizard dining on the bees?

    Lazy lizard is hanging around the beehives this summer. Anyone have any idea if this fat guy could be dining on the bees? When I find him out there, he just watches me unless I get too close, then...
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    Re: Dadant screend bottom board w beetle trap

    Doesn't the screened bottom board allow the SHB larvae to drop down below the hive and suffocate in the oil? At least that is what I have found, the dead SHB larvae down in my west beetle traps. I...
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    Re: dead on the doorstep!

    I had this happen last year, I watched the dead bees accumulate over a period of about 2 weeks at the entrance of one hive. The pile just got bigger and bigger, and then all of a sudden it stopped. ...
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    Re: New-bee question, what is a brood hive??

    This is just the part of the hive that contains the brood: where the queen lays the eggs and young larvae that delvelop into bees.
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    Re: Lost all my foragers, NEED HELP Quick!

    I had two new nucs left in front of the house too long and intended on moving them slowly out to the bee yard. I had them on a cart so it was easily movable. I knew better than to move them at one...
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    Re: Comb on the side of my deep super

    How many frames do you have in the box?
    If you have 9 frames and the outside frames are not already drawn out, it probably allows too much room between the foundation and the side of the box, and...
  18. Re: Waxed Rite-Cell as starter strips for foundationless

    Nice picture. On a couple of foundationless frames I used for the first time this year I pressed old wax comb onto the top and bottom bar. that worked great as a start and the bees drew out the...
  19. Re: THANKFUL FOR SUIT/INSPECTOR's JACKET! SUPER AGGRESSIVE BEES!

    Hive top feeders are nice, I prefer a plastic bucket feeder with small holes punched in the lid. It sits upside down on the hole on the inner cover and then I place an empty hive body around it. ...
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    Re: Need opinions on queenless new hive

    I was just wondering if Hawkette does have a laying worker, would the bees be building queen cells around those eggs? I had a laying worker once and there were obvious 2 and 3 eggs per cell and...
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    Re: Brushy Mountain free shipping?

    I know Brushy Mountain offered free shipping at the end of the year to certain UPS zones-I do not remember which zones as I live 30 miles from the closest free shipping zone when they offered it. I...
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    Add brood frame with queen cell to nuc

    I picked up a couple of nucs Thursday night and was not able to transfer them to a box till this morning. One of the nucs only had one frame of larvae and I was unable to locate the queen. Running...
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    Re: Foundationless going great!!!

    These are great pictures. I put one foundationless frame in one of my hives and within 1 week they had drawn it almost all the way down to the bottom and the queen had also been laying on it. ...
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    Re: Queen Excluder = Honey Excluder

    I used queen excluders on new hives of two deeps and the bees had no problem going through it, drawing comb and storing honey. Had some honey that first year and lots of honey the next year. It...
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    Re: Russian hive report

    Sorry to hear about that. At least you have only lost one though. Have you thought about just combining those bees with one of your other hives for now? If you can get rid of the queen you could...
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