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  1. Re: What happens when you ask your 11 year old daughter to "paint" hive bodies

    Hahaha, that'll teach you not to be more specific!
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    Re: Bear Almost Got Em-Lesson Learned

    that bear WILL be back
  3. Thread: Skull Hive

    by Cris
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    Re: Skull Hive

    those are both awesome
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    Re: Putting a packed of bees in a quenelles hive

    paper combine would be the safer bet.
  5. Re: What is the closest you have bees to your house?

    Holy crap - why didn't I think of that? I bet I would have zero solicitors bothering me if my bees were 'guarding' my front door.
  6. Re: What is the closest you have bees to your house?

    Mine are in a corner of my backyard. I enjoy watching them and they've never bothered anyone.
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    Re: What did you learn this winter?

    I had my first completely atypical absconding, (we had a really abnormal below-freezing streek so I wasn't checking on the hive the first part of winter) so I had a hive with plenty and not a single...
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    Re: Sprinkling/spraying syrup on bees

    I mist mine with HBH and water in a spray bottle (rather than smoke) and it works. You could easily even add some more sugar to it and keep them too busy grooming to pay you much mind - and probably...
  9. Thread: bee venom

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    Re: bee venom

    There are harvesting plates that allow you to collect venom without harming the bees. They aren't cheap, mind you, but they are out there.
  10. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    Yay! me three!
  11. Re: What kind of bee is this and should I worry about it.

    Yellowjacket.
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    Re: It runs in the family

    1. if you want to re-queen I'd say do it right now; it should reduce the swarming impuss next spring and lesson the chances of tempermental genetics getting out in your area (and possibly into your...
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    Re: Trip to emergency room

    So: loratidine (claritin) is a better long-acting antihistimine, and diphendydramine (benadryl) is a better short-acting. I already take claritin for my seasonal allergies, but I'm not above taking...
  14. Thread: tongue sting

    by Cris
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    Re: tongue sting

    Ouch
  15. Thread: young newbee

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    Re: young newbee

    and only today did I see my first non-bee critter, and I think it was a wasp (looked like a yellowjacket until I really got good look at the face) and it was just eating a dead bee under the hive, so...
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    Re: My girls in-flight

    so, my natural bias aside (and seriously, what beek could blame me?) hover flies are still kinda cool.
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    Poll: Re: POLL: How Deep Is Your TBH?

    I've got one of the Golden Mean TBH from backyardhive.
  18. Re: Record keeping: There's got to be a better way...

    You don't simply paint your hives different colors?
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    Re: earwiggs/pincher bugs

    I had to look them up: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earwig
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    Re: Marked my first queen

    Good times!
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    Re: Bumblebees hanging out under my hives

    LEAVE THEM ALONE.

    They're fine, and you should be glad to have a couple of bumble nests.
  22. Re: 25,000 bumblebees killed, dropping from trees in Wilsonville; pesticide suspected

    It was Safari: fast acting and toxic to every bug under the sun. I'm sure it decimated everything, it's just that the bees were the largest and most easily seen casualties.
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    Re: My girls in-flight

    most excellent
  24. Re: 25,000 bumblebees killed, dropping from trees in Wilsonville; pesticide suspected

    Because that shopping center is right next to some giant open fields which is probably host to the lion's share of bumbles in the whole area.
  25. Re: Anyone know what this flower is .......Texas unmowed area? Bees are working it.

    it's a bloody lupin; they grow Everywhere
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupinus
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