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    Re: Fire Ant Problems

    Pour water mixed with dishwashing detergent (Dawn seems to do a fine job) onto the mound if you know where the mound is.
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    Re: Goldenrod Flow to the max!

    I don't think I would pull the GR honey.

    We pull right before it blooms and let them keep the GR to get them through the winter.
  3. Re: What do you think this is? UFO Reported on the news

    Small hive beetle?
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    Re: Splitting Advice

    Why not take 2 frames of capped brood and the bees on these frames from each hive (6 frames total) and put 3 frames into each nuc box? Then finish the nuc box with 1 frame honey/nectar and 1 frame...
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    Re: No way to reach the bees! What to do?

    Is there access from within the structure? It looks like you listed the options from outside the structure, but no options from within...
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    Re: How late is too late?

    I would say she has to emerge before they start kicking the drones out. This will be dependent upon your location and the fall weather.
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    Re: how do you do it ?

    Try numbing the sting site with ice before stinging.

    I had a ganglion cyst on my wrist. I stung it 2-3 times a day for about 7-10 days. I didn't use ice. It got easier each time. (Also, the cyst...
  8. Re: Will a queen catcher work for a queenless hive test?

    Workers can pass through a queen catcher. Then they can potentially kill her. Test with a queen cage.
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    Re: How is the sourwood so far?

    I saw some blooming last weekend south of Birmingham.
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    Re: two deep hive one deep full of honey

    What is in the brood chamber? Is your queen laying? Does she have room?

    If she has no room, I'd pull all the honey from the deeps, extract and give them the emptys to work on from now until...
  11. Re: Report Says Fewer Bees Perished Over the Winter, but the Reason Is a Mystery

    Looks like the bees have recovered just like the US economy. :)
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    Re: queen excluder or not?

    As for the QE, use it or don't.
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    Re: Honey Paw Uncapper

    I was pleased with the uncapper.

    We extracted 4 deeps this weekend. All the wax that ran through the extractor resulted in about 1 cup of wax that was caught by the wire strainers.

    The new...
  14. Re: What's the best way to get bees out of supers for extracting?

    Shake them off.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idNlC3roDTU
    Don shows you how he does it in the first 2 minutes.

    We shake them in front of the hive where he shows shaking them into the top.
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    Re: Combs curves near end of bar.

    I'm not a tbh'er, but I saw this video sometime back.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCJ-G8qmdjI
    Start looking about 4 minutes in and you can hear what he does or will do to correct comb.
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    Re: queenless help

    If it is queenless, the bees won't care what kind of eggs they have to work with.

    If it has been queenless for a while and developed laying workers, then it may take several cycles of adding...
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    Re: honey extractor

    We have an old one that is very similar. It is at my in-laws home now. I'll try to remember to take a picture the next time I go there. It has a "shade tree engineered attached" motor on the side of...
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    Re: Rendering Combs

    http://youtu.be/-VbXcmh46vc

    Fatbeeman show his method here.
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    Re: Bottom Boards Made from Treated Lumber?

    http://youtu.be/Hnt4Gb_c7aw

    In this video John Pluta says he uses treated with no problems.
  20. Re: Abandonment method for clearing supers: Just pulled boxes. I'm worried. Need advi

    I would recommend that next time you try shaking the bees from the frames with just 4 supers. They will crawl right back into the hive and you don't have your honey unprotectected and absorbing...
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    Re: installing Bees

    She may come back to the hive but you may want to start looking for a replacement.
  22. Re: Abandonment method for clearing supers: Just pulled boxes. I'm worried. Need advi

    Don't be surprised to find robbing in your honey supers especially if your flow has slowed.

    What other methods did you explore and what made you choose this one?
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    Re: Worms in comb

    I would also say SHB larvae.

    The hive will abscond if you don't do something. If the infestation is bad, I would move the hive off the stand, put a new setup there (bottom board, hive body, new...
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    Re: Re orientation trick after moving hive

    Agreed
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    Re: should i add supers ?

    I'd give them room and super liberally. If they don't need the room, then you haven't lost anything. My concern in AL would be giving a hive too much room to defend against SHB. You can always...
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