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    Re: Aficanized bees are fake

    Good one. It's been a hoot though.
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    Re: What nectar would be clear?

    They have some room and I will keep a close eye on them. They are only 4 miles away. Thanks clyderoad
  3. Thread: honey bound

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    Re: honey bound

    I guess you mentioned feeding in another post. If you feed them an unlimited amount they will pack it in wherever they can. If feeding is necessary this time of year, I would feed just a certain...
  4. Thread: honey bound

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    Re: honey bound

    Sometimes it seems the bees don't quickly draw out the outer frames, so I shuffle one undrawn frame at a time into the center too. They quickly draw it out and utilize it. When the box is filled,...
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    Re: Aficanized bees are fake

    Most news is over sensationalized to keep everyone tuning in next time.
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    Re: What nectar would be clear?

    It is so clear I was sure it was sugar syrup. If it's black locust I am looking forward to trying it. I will keep track of the frames being filled. I only have 2 hives at this point, so that won't...
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    Re: What nectar would be clear?

    There's abundant black locust in the area. I had to check one and they are blooming. There's an 80 acre plot nearby that has been left to overgrow for many years. I am sure it has it's share of...
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    What nectar would be clear?

    I have a hive at a friend's blueberry farm and checking it today, they have been storing something in the super that's clear. My first thought is they are getting into someone's hummingbird feeder,...
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    Re: Can I use comb after varroa massacre?

    The comb blackens with brood rearing in them.
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    Re: tips on obtaining land for apiary

    Just let it be known you want to place bees and someone will probably offer their land for nothing. There are plenty of people who want bees on their property, especially fruit, berry, veggie...
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    Re: When to throw in throw towel?

    I am not sure I would view it as giving up. Your bees are going to grow and also fail sometimes. Look at the whole picture you have in your apiary. This hive has been consuming resources from the...
  12. Re: Is this swarm I caught fixin to swarm again?

    Is the hive close to where you found the swarm? Maybe scouts already found a spot before you caught them and their planning to go to the chosen location. I don't really know if that occurs, but I...
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    Re: First Packages are in!

    Just like winter feeding, I would put at least a little sugar on top of the frames with newspaper and wet it down a little (Mountain camp feeding) till it warms up. If it's 50 degrees or more, syrup...
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    Re: First Packages are in!

    It's cold and they need food, so I would watch that close. They may not be able to take syrup if it's too cold for long.
  15. Thread: Why Beekeep?

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    Re: Why Beekeep?

    A good reason to keep bees - their stings could be good for you. And they get easier along the way, the stings. Hope that helps. :)
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    Re: I think it's official....

    Congrats on the crazy bee lady distinction. Have you started protecting all the dandelions in the neighborhood yet?
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    Re: Feral bees in fence pipe

    In a small diameter pipe like that, are you sure they are honey bees?
  18. Thread: Worried

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    Re: Worried

    If by cells you mean swarm cells, they are just about to swarm. All the honey in the brood nest is back filling which is another sign of swarm preparations. You won't likely stop it. Me, I would...
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    Astro, great pictures on your site.
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    Re: Irrational Response to Hurting a Bee?

    I think it would be difficult to go through the hive and not harm any bees, even if we think we haven't. You may just be extra emotionally involved with a new thing. Probably not the best thing...
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    Re: Did research, and now I'm really confuzzled

    All medium 10 frames meet in the middle of all the different opinions. Go for it.
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    Re: Did research, and now I'm really confuzzled

    Well McStung, everyone is in agreement so I guess you have your answer. :rolleyes:
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    Re: Queen cell or not?

    They look like odd ball drone cells to me. They are in the group of drone cells there too.
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    Re: weak over wintered hive

    I would tend to think that combining the hives and later split where you can use the offspring of the queen doing well instead of the one that barely made it through winter. It might depend on why...
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    Re: What are they doing?

    Any pollen being carried in? Looks like they have made it home to me.
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