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    Re: Vote for Google doodle!

    done.
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    Re: bee draging out larva

    the total hive population would cover about 4 deep frames covered front and back.
    there is only eggs and brood (open and capped ) on the outside of frame #5 and the inside of frame #6 in the...
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    bee draging out larva

    today I saw a bee dragging a larva on the ground away from the hive. she got it about 6ft from the hive then flew back inside.
    this hive is a swarm I caught last year. they have been slow to take...
  4. Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    ok how about:
    1 he is a wizard and uses the same spell on his hives that professor McGonagall used in the last harry potter movie to protect hog warts school and when the mites try to enter the...
  5. Re: Letting my hives swarm versus making splits - what's better for the bees?

    I may be wrong, but I don't believe this to be true. a split will be as strong or as weak as you make it. you decide how much resources a split receives. so I don't see any advantage in a swarm over...
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    Re: Hello from southwest Arkansas

    good looking stand.
    on the ones I made I welded a nut on the bottom of each leg. that way you can just screw the bolts in or out of each leg to make leveling the stand a snap.
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    Re: Rossman Apiaries

    they do sell package bees and queens, but like everywhere else packages are sold out and queens are booked up till may.

    my smoker came from rossman but, it didn't say Dadant anywhere on it. ...
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    Re: Hello from southwest Arkansas

    welcome :)
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    Re: What are Good DVDs on bees?

    try "A Year in the Life of an Apiary" by Dr Keith S. Delaplane
    you can find it from about any of the supply catalogs or on amazon
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    Sticky: Re: Do you know your bee laws?

    http://plantboard.arkansas.gov/PlantIndustry/Apiary/Documents/Circ%205%20Apiary%20law%20and%20regs.pdf
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    Re: Hive logs

    here is a link to a templet that covers about everything https://kelleybees.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Hive-Inspection-Checklist.pdf
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    Re: insecticide killing my hives

    Michael I live in an extremely rural area mostly mountains and wooded not even very many hay pastures in their forage area.

    I did find out that in my area Arkansas valley (electric company) is...
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    insecticide killing my hives

    Ok guys I really need help with this one. I know the pictures arenít the greatest but best I can tell itís some kind of insecticide poisoning. Thatís just my thought if anyone else has any guesses,...
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    Re: Howdy from the Arkansas Ozarks!

    hi roland. always good to see another razorback on here.
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    what to do with queen cells

    I was gave a hive that was queenless with no eggs or open brood just a small amount of capped brood and bees (about enough to cover 4 or 5 frames). I started giving them a frame of eggs and brood...
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    Re: Second swarm caught last night

    could it be a small after swarm?
  17. Re: frame foundations ,, beeswax or plastic

    I know this is not the answer you are looking for but that question is like asking which religion is the right one. Everyone is going to have a different opinion and youíll have to pick what is the...
  18. Re: staples that attach the brood box to the bottom board question

    check your local feed store and ask for "hog rings". the large ones that the co-op here has is just a bit smaller than the hive staples i bought from rossman but would work just as good.
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    Re: Hello from Arkansas

    Welcome :)
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    Re: My First Mentor

    My condolences to you and Mr Tompkins family.
    it's always hard losing a mentor and friend.
    I think Riskybizz put it best "God needs good BeeKeepers up there too "
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    letting bee clean up honey buckets

    How far away from where my hives sit can i place my uncapping tank and buckets to let the bees clean it up but not set off a robbing frenzy?
    Or will open honey set off a riot no matter where itís...
  22. Re: Question about syrup feeder postition (order)?

    i'm not sure about the feeder you described but if its made like the hive top feeder you get from rossman apiaries you don't use the inner cover at all while the feeder is on.
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    Re: Open Feeding

    Keep in mind this is from my limited experience others on here can advise you much better than I.
    If you place an open feeder too close to your hives I think that could set off a robbing frenzy.
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  24. Re: starter strips for foundationless frames

    When using the wedge bar turned sideways as a comb guide, do you need your hives to be level all the way around to get comb drawn strait?
    Mine are level from side to side, but tilt slightly to the...
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    Re: Got nucs today, Comb looks bad

    save those frames of old comb for swarm traps. old comd is supposed to be the best lure for a swarm.
    add some lemmongrass oil with them and you should do great
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