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  1. bees coming what do I do with all this honey

    Here's my history and dilemma. I have 4 hive that survived the winter. 3 of the hives are fine 1 is without a queen. Thursday late afternoon my 3 packages and one queen are coming. I'm at a loss...
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    Re: where does the honey go

    I sure hate to give up what I know is sourwood honey. Sold most all of my honey within 20 mins of stopping. Quess i should have asked more per jar. As far as the bees drowning there were several...
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    where does the honey go

    We exstacted honey last week. Got 14-15 gallons with 12 hives in deeps. WOOO HOO!!!! I'm just tickled about it. Anyway my question comes from watching the bees clean the combs out. There were...
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    Re: Well now I don't need more equipment

    Don't make fun of the folks at HD they cause me a lot of work. I do elect work and the home owners reply after they try diy is the man at HD said I could do it. Keep the comments to yourself these...
  5. Thread: wax worm frames

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    Re: wax worm frames

    Sorry hive beetles I've set them out well away from the hives to let the bees eat what s left of the honey. I'll fez them tomorrow for a while. Thanks for the replies. DOEBOY
  6. Re: maybe an old wivies tale about bring a swarm down

    I know of several times that yellow jackets cover a chain saw or weed eater after running the former owner off. So if bees can't hear they have to feel the vibration of the twanging of the pots. ...
  7. Thread: wax worm frames

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    wax worm frames

    I let a hive go to due to a laying worker so I watched it to see what would happen. Before I knew it there were wax worms in it and a mess. I was wondering what to do with the frames. Could I...
  8. Re: maybe an old wivies tale about bring a swarm down

    If I ever see one flying around and get them to land while beating something I will let yall know. But be rest assured I will be making a lot of noise to get them back. Doeboy
  9. Re: maybe an old wivies tale about bring a swarm down

    Tis true that they land close but gives me an excuse to yell at them for leaving me. DOEBOY
  10. maybe an old wivies tale about bring a swarm down

    I was talking to my mother in law about the bee as she reminist about her childhood with her father keeping bees. She was talking about all the honey mess in the kitchen from all the hand...
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    Re: How Late is to Late to Make Splits

    Brushy is just up the road from you maybe they have a queen then you get twice the laying power from a split with new laying queen, then you can combine after you kill the old queen and make a power...
  12. Re: I just forked out another $1000. bill for frames and foundation.

    Hi Lauri Just thought I woukld interject my 2 cents. By trade I am a lab tech and an electrician (2 full time jobs). Though the years I have noticed a few thing about longevity in a business. Back...
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    Re: couple of question on eggs and brood

    I would look diligently for that queen. I had the same problem on a package that took forever to have eggs. Then those eggs turned into drone cells now I have a hive full of drones. I looked hard...
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    Re: Should a first year beek attempt a cut-out?

    I am currently doing my first trapout. I used a wire funnel to get a five frame nuc and half a basketball size bunch of bees out. Set the box up below the hole with the box touching the funnel for...
  15. Re: Buddy caught a swarm and we have started our second hive

    great pictures. I especially like the one with the boys with the smoker. Looks like a scene fgrom my house. I was in a hurry to get in the hives the other day and called ahead for my boys to light...
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    Re: bee sting she really got me good this time...

    I mostly have an issue with swelling when I get stung on the back of my hand. I was stung on the meaty part of my thump the other day and no reaction at all. Then yesterday I get stung on the back...
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    trapout going good

    I have been tapping out a hive for about two weeks and I have to say I am loving it. The home owner isn't there so I don't feel that I'm invading his privacy. This is my first trap out so a few...
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    Re: Robber bees - extreme

    When I installed my packages in a ten frame deep I closed the opening up to about 1 1/2" with the boardman feeder on the other side. Bees built up after first 4 weeks with new brood so I opened the...
  19. Thread: Bee Yards.

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    Re: Bee Yards.

    Better forgiveness than permission. I just tell my wife what a great deal I just got on some bees. I make my own hives so it keeps me out of the fridge. She know I love messing with them and also...
  20. Re: Person wants their swarm back - Would you give it to them?

    I'm of the opinion that unless you are standing next to the swarm you just tracked by sight to the new location that they landed then you are sure out of luck. I had a friend call and leave me a...
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    Re: Small hive bettle worms now what!!!!!????

    I'm thinking I am going to mix some non scent chlorox and water to kill whats there til I can get the bees back in the hive that have built the bur comb. thanks for the replies. Doeboy
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    Small hive bettle worms now what!!!!!????

    I figured out the worms in my hive (from others post) are hive bettles now what do I do??? There were about 8 or 9 in the hive top of the feeder on a new installed package of bee. I'm at a loss to...
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    Re: small worms in top of feeded

    I'm trying to post pictures and can't figure it out!!!!! Is there a way with out photo bucket?
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    Re: Worse than a bee sting.....

    You should call KY and offer it as an alternative to fire and ice. I love the country life style were the world is my urinal. I'd say that would be a perfect excuse to explain away the rash. Doeboy
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    Re: small worms in top of feeded

    I'm planning on getting back into the hives sunday after I get up and take the feeders off and replace them with screened covers. It just seems odd to me that they would be crawling in the feeder...
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