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    Re: Midnight bee cluster

    ;) X2, its natural
  2. Re: Carpenter Bee's going in and out my hives

    Or a BB gun if you have real patience.........;)
  3. Re: Carpenter Bee's going in and out my hives

    Its a drone. Carpenter bees look like Bumbles.
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    Re: DIY simple easy to make hive frames

    X2, Its the only thing I still buy. G
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    Re: Hive turning aggressive- please help!

    Skunks. Forces them to reveal their soft underbelly. G
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    Re: Is this a disease?

    :lpf:
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    Re: Why so many drones

    It helps, I have had one turn around by just leaving the cork over the candy for a few days, then removing the cork and letting them eat the candy out. It was a weak hive though so, also, there more...
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    Re: Hive turning aggressive- please help!

    +Skunks G
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    Re: Harvest question...

    I would follow Vance's advice. Take what you want. Just understand, that our flow is done. Anything coming in from here on out will be used by the bees. I am close to you. After extraction you can...
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    Re: Best time of the day to check hive

    X2 G
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    Re: Why not to use queen exculders

    Are you sure they werent drones trapped above the excluder? I dont use excluders just because I think it slows production.
  12. Re: Are my bees getting ready to mate or swarm?

    X2.
  13. Re: Managing your hive to avoid swarm but get honey

    I would agree, the Buckfasts have impressed me........ Just wish i could get in them now! That said, I cant speak for David, but we are fairly close, we do not have an extended flow, we have a strong...
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    Re: What is this?

    X2
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    Re: why bees ignore super?

    In a dearth in my experience all that is coming in is being used raising brood. What may seem like out of space could actually be the balance. Moving a drawn frame up never hurts. Good Luck. G
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    Re: why bees ignore super?

    X2
  17. Re: Managing your hive to avoid swarm but get honey

    Excellent advice. G
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    Re: Need help with queenless swarm

    You will know if you miss her, the swarm will go back to her. good Luck. G
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    Re: Need help with queenless swarm

    Afterswarms carry virgin queens. They would have to be mated before they begin laying. I suspect if they are staying put, they have a queen. I have 2 swarms that were boxed 2 weeks ago, today I just...
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    Re: Bees and darkness

    Nice Bees Tenbears but those are some Hellacious Bucks!!
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    Re: What's the guarantee on a new queen?

    Correct answer of the Century! :applause:
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    Re: Allegheny Chinkapin

    I miss the chinkapins. I know where there are a few left, but they are few and far between. Like Gary, I have a couple hundred hybrid chestnuts that are nearly 20 years old we planted for the game....
  23. Re: using deeps, mediums, and shallow boxes in my bee yard

    There is no question that brood breaks help break the mite cycle. It also keeps you from building a powerhouse hive that is a surplus machine. It is all in what you want. Good Luck with the TF...
  24. Re: Looking for the best tasting raw honey within a specific price range?

    I had heard there was some way to get a certification......... I'm like you, they must be on leashes.....:scratch:


    http://www.ysorganic.com/index.html
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    Re: Chinese Chestnut flowers

    I have several hundred "Sweetheart" the bees love them just as much as the deer and turkeys. Wet spring has postponed a lot of our blossoms, but It may work out lengthening our usually brief heavy...
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