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  1. Re: Giving up on my hives. What do I need to do for next season?

    Your mentor didnt offer you a frame of brood so why not offer to buy a frame or two from him.If he says OK then you will be back in business.
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    Re: Caging a queen question

    Isnt it exciting to find that many virgin queens just hatched in a hive? I found one like that once with 6 and done a bunch of splitting right them.I guess that was 30 years ago and have not seen it...
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    Re: Making top board feeders

    I use top feeders exclusively also.I use a half screened bottom board now with a oil tray on the back for beetles since the run to the back of the hives.The feed jars are towards the front on top...
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    Re: Ticks, Lime, and Bees

    I have found that I can mow everything I need to spray for ticks.Then I will spray.After mowing there will be nothing flowering and the bees will get nothing.No bees killed! Be sure not to spray...
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    Re: Searching for SHB remedies

    How about some pics now so we can see what you are talking about.Someone might have a suggestion that may help you greatly.
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    Re: HELP! How do I save extra queen cell?

    I saw a video a while back of some who were installing queen cells in colonies.They were putting the cells i roller cages and just laying them down in the floor of the hives to hatch.I have a colony...
  7. Re: Dadant 20 Frame Extractor- SHAKING/WOBBLING

    Go slow and get your honey out of both sides then fast on both sides to dry them out.Just a learning experience.
  8. Re: "Beekeeper ordered to pay bills for neighbor who was stung"

    I am with Vance! With other bees out there also how can you tell where that bee even came from.I would appeal this case!
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    Re: Less small hive beetles this year?

    If you guys are a little short on beetles I have tons of them this year and would be glad for you to come to south Arkansas and get all you want for free! I have never seen as many as I have this...
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    Re: Problem I have never seen before

    You could also take a long knife and go through the entrance and separate the comb from the bottom board and then lift out the frames.After you get at least three out you can then use a knife on the...
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    Re: French Mulberry?

    I knew the Native Americans use it for lots of ailments and as I am seeing bees work it right now and its not killing any bees that I can tell.Was just wondering if anyone has ever heard of this.Oh...
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    Re: Does this look like foulbrood?

    I dont see any AFB but I cant see down in the cells enough to see any EFB.
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    French Mulberry?

    I s told today that french mulberry will kill your bees.I have never seen any instances of it in my 35 years or so beekeeping.How about some of you old heads have you heard of this? Its in full bloom...
  14. Thread: SHB Mess

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    Re: SHB Mess

    If it were mine it would get torched! I dont want that kind of rot in my hive nor even try to clean up.I know it has to soak into all the wooden ware.If it was still fresh it would of been thrown in...
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    Re: Help moving Swarm Trap

    I found an easy way.I bought some of those waxed card board nuc boxes.When I catch a swarm I will remove all the frames andput in the waxed card board box and put it right back where the trap...
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    Re: Andro poisoning?

    Well it wasnt like I lost a lot on those queens since they were starting to get a little aggressive and I was planning on requeening all of them here.I just started a little earlier on my...
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    Andro poisoning?

    I have noticed some people lose queens one right after the other and I lost 12 at one time right here.I know the ants feed it to the queens to kill off the colonies so was wondering if anyone had...
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    Re: Bulk Sugar Supplier????

    I sure wish I knew of a bulk sugar supplier in south Arkansas!
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    Re: Is this a hornet's nest?

    I didnt look at the enlarged pic till now and they are European Hornets instead of bald face hornets.
  20. Re: Nasty substance in the bottom of my hive. What is it?

    I reuse my frames if I ever have any get on them but I first put them in a bucket of water with a little bleach and soak them to remove their slime or smell.
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    Re: Is this a hornet's nest?

    Yep,bald face hornets.We find them often around here.Some cover with a garbage bag and spray flying insect killer inside.Then take the nest home.Spray with shellack and put up on a wall in the living...
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    Re: How to add some bees to a hive?

    " Everyone has already agreed that nurse bees are what are required to increase the queens production." Tenbears go back to the first and read Pearl's post. There is nothing even about queen...
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    Re: How to add some bees to a hive?

    Bees are a lot smarter than you give them credit for.A hive thats in trouble and need more nurse bees is in "Dire Straights"
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    Re: How to add some bees to a hive?

    Oh and something else that happens when switching hives is when short on nurse bees they will tend to stay nursing longer before starting foraging duties due to that shortage of nurse bees.
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    Re: How to add some bees to a hive?

    Remember that some of those foragers are nurse bees doing their first foraging flights and have no problems going back to nursing duties.
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