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  1. Re: Bee nest in the wood of my deck (I want ot relocate) Need advice

    Sounded like carpenter bees to me. Guessing they have them that far north. Could be wrong though.
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    Re: Added second brood boxes

    Could be small hive beetles but just a guess based on the limited description
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    Re: Quick bee math question

    Thanks for the info guys.
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    Re: Initial Supplies

    I built a feeder from Fat bee mans plans. It is a top feeder and it worked good the time I needed it last fall. I was going to get a queen excluder this year and was watching videos and reading and...
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    Quick bee math question

    Fathers day (June 21) I added an empty deep to my hive. It was one deep one medium and the queen had been laying in the medium, so I added another deep in the middle. The frames I had in the newly...
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    Re: semi hauling bees over turns near home

    Was it near your home? If so I would have a swarm trap or 10 up in the area.:)
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    Re: When to take down traps in Indiana.

    8 out of 12 is awesome. Did you have them in areas that you knew had swarms before or did you just hang them and hope for the best? Curious how you chose your locations.
    Thanks
  8. Re: Thoughts on collecting swarms at or near sunset?

    Everyone reacts differently to stings. I got one on top of the head a few weeks ago and 10 minutes later I never knew I was stung unless I touched it. It was not sore and did not itch at all. I have...
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    When to take down traps in Indiana.

    So far I have not even seen a bee near any of my 5 swarm traps I have out. So my hopes are not high right now but who knows. Anyway I am in east central Indiana and am wandering how much longer I...
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    Re: Japanese Beetles

    That's the best thing to do. Talk your neighbors into getting traps. I think they work too good and will draw in tons of beetles.
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    Re: plastic bag feeder for top of frames

    I used one for the first time this spring when it was too cool for my hive top feeder to be of use. I filled the bags half full of syrup and laid it on the frames. I then used razor blade to cut...
  12. Re: What's a fair price for a frame of brood and bees?

    I needed a queen a few weeks ago and paid $40.00 for a frame of bees, brood, and the queen. So I would think around 20 would be fair for a frame without the queen.
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    Re: Wax moth question

    Thanks
    The hive is getting stronger, it is one I had go queenless twice this spring. I have a new queen now that is laying good. I froze the frames I had for about 1 day and a half and had some time...
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    Re: Wax moth question

    Thanks like I said no damage and only a handful of frames with silk in it. I was going to place those frames on my hive today, they are ready for more room. I put a box with one frame of drawn comb...
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    Re: Latest from Brushy Mountain on Oxalic Acid

    The way I read the quote from BM is that they know it is legal for use in other state. But there are labeling and sales restrictions they must overcome before they can sell outside of PA. I could be...
  16. Re: Cinnamon IN sugar water for ant ant conrol?

    A totally uneducated guess at this but I assume the cinnamon in its pure form is bitter and keeps the bees away. Mixing it with the sugar water might make it sweeter and not stop the ants at all. My...
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    Wax moth question

    I have some deep frames with drawn comb I took off a hive a few months ago after winter and was ready to add it back today. I noticed several of the frames had some silk spider web looking stuff, I...
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    Re: Box building tools

    I built all my boxes over the last winter so I can't say much about how long they will hold up. I used a rabbit/dado butt joint with TBIII glue. I use the brad/stapler combo from Harbor Freight....
  19. Do bees know which plants have alread be checked by other bees?

    I have a patch of clover in my yard I was watching several bees today. I noticed sometimes they would land on a plant and as soon as they hit it they would fly to another. Some others they would...
  20. Thread: Queen Cups?

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    Re: Queen Cups?

    I thought the same thing. First pic looks like a queen cell. I couldn't get the picture to orient correctly on my phone, so I wasn't certain.
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    Re: Is CO2 the best way to kill a hive?

    Just let each one sting you once.
  22. Thread: Queen Cups?

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    Re: Queen Cups?

    If you see one hanging down that looks like a peanut (shell) that is the queen cup.
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    Re: Honey bees and Purple Martins Question

    Here are a few I had of the tree swallows feeding bees. Some appear to be drones, others I am not sure of due to the angle. Like I said I probably took two pictures every couple minutes for an hour....
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    Re: Help with box configuration

    Indy you are correct. That was my initial plan. The guy I got the queen from two weeks ago said I could do that but he recommended a wait a week or two until the queen filled most of the bottom deep....
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    Re: Honey bees and Purple Martins Question

    For the OP you might have taken your martin housing down too soon. Many times (not always) new colonies are started by SY martins (those born last year) and they are still migrating through the...
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