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  1. Re: Opinions Needed (Bee Kill vs Trap-Out)

    Does this work to get the queen? IF so why doesn't everyone do it this way?
  2. Re: Mite Count: What is considered "high" for those who do not want to treat?

    mite counts are irrelevant for those who wish to remain treatment free. The mites don't kill them they make them weak and then sickness kills them. Some colonies ( those who remain treatment...
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    Re: Fall flow not happening in Midwest?

    did they get robbed? We had a bit of a dearth but they seem to be going like crazy in the warm afternoons. I smell goldenrod in my yard
  4. Re: can i combine two weak hive and make a two queen hive?

    Have you thought about a double nuc ?
  5. Re: Two honey harvest, each different, one a little aftertaste

    I bought some sourwood honey down in TN to try one time since I've never seen it local and that is how it tasted to me great first impression but left an aftertaste that was like licking the deck...
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    Re: List of Beekeeping Rules

    Ha ha right. I don't even remember where mine is anymore.
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    Re: List of Beekeeping Rules

    #4 under behavior I disagree with. If you are going to try to push them gently you will roll them. A brush should be used as a violent "flick"
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    Re: I'm stumped on identifying a pollen.

    thanks for your input as well, I don't recall ever seeing this plant in my area ( not that it doesn't exist) I will keep an eye out for it
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    Re: I'm stumped on identifying a pollen.

    I think we have a winner, I live on the outskirts of town and there is a subdivision about a mile away that are full of these. Never knew what they were, do they gather much nectar from them, or...
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    I'm stumped on identifying a pollen.

    I noticed the last few days the forragers have been bringing back a whitish cream colored pollen along with all the goldenrod, and ragweed. I have checked every pollen chart I can find and can't...
  11. Re: trying my hand at videos. Setting up a fall split.

    no it was neat to see I'm glad you shared. Like I said I the quality was good and so was the editing so all ya need to do is figure out what you want to share and you will be G2G! I look forward...
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    Re: splitting two deeps

    No you swap places the one with the old queen can quickly replace the lost forragers and some will drift back to her even if you move her. The one raising a queen will need the extra forragers to...
  13. Re: trying my hand at videos. Setting up a fall split.

    Not bad, good quality , like the intro but not alot of content as far as what you are describing in your title maybe title it how to find the queen prior to setting up a split ...... on a side note...
  14. Re: My removal videos in all their true hi-def glory

    Under the dome just came on I'm over it lol I try again tomorrow when I'm on a cup and not a tablet
  15. Re: My removal videos in all their true hi-def glory

    High deff loaded for like 10 min and I got bored and quit trying
  16. Re: Best way to remove a colony that has been sprayed without cutting

    Well I checked and it turns out they are yellow jackets they had me fooled for a sec because they appeared to be orienting but I think they were looking for an alternative entrance since theirs had...
  17. Best way to remove a colony that has been sprayed without cutting

    I've got a renter that has had her husband spraying bees coming out of their wall as she is allergic. She confirmed that she HAS to carry an epi pen to prevent anaphylactic shock. The land lord...
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    Re: Getting Bees to Fly

    did all of the forragers return to their old location?
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    Re: Mylar bags for comb storage?

    Haha I figured I wasn't the only one here
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    Re: Do bees know their beekeeper?

    I turned a package and a nuc into 8 colonies in my home yard 60 ft from the back door needless to say they saw me quite often. I also made the habbit of rubbing the hive near the entrance whenever I...
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    Re: Small starter hive

    You will have better luck in the spring mean time read up everything you can on trapping swarms and this winter build some traps it would be a great father son project ....besides there is nothing...
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    Re: Mylar bags for comb storage?

    Amazon is a good source , preppers use them for long term food storage they work great for that purpose
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    Re: Queen returned to home?

    Capped from eggs left behind ?did you see her ?
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    Re: European Hornet problem

    Eradicating hornet nests is a deffinate night time operation use a spot light with a base that you can aim it at the nest and walk away work from the shadows. I usually suit up but haven't needed to...
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    Re: Mylar bags for comb storage?

    I would think it would work I have thought about something similar
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