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    Let Her Face the Consequences of Her Actions

    Your neighbor sounds mildly to moderately mentally ill, a variety of anti-social disorder or worse to some degree. I would take her to small claims court. There will be little if any expense on your...
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    Thanks for the advice. I'll bring it to the barn...

    Thanks for the advice. I'll bring it to the barn tomorrow and try to figure out what happened. JustBob
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    Winter Deadout- Seal Up Hive Until Spring?

    I have one deadout so far. Should I seal up the entrance to prevent wax moths, etc. until I can use for a split or install a nuc?
    Thanks for your suggestions.
    JustBob
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    Thanks all for your great suggestions. JustBob

    Thanks all for your great suggestions. JustBob
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    Short Course Agenda Suggestions

    Our club will be putting on its first short course next March. We're going to have three 3hour evening sessions and one morning in a beeyard. At one of the evening sessions, the state apiarist will...
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    Thank you beekeepers and literature lovers....

    Thank you beekeepers and literature lovers. JustBob
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    Lots of Nectar-What are they bringing in?

    We've got acres of goldenrod but I haven't seen the bees working it. They are bringing in some kind of nectar thoug as I'm seeing many frames of uncapped nectar. We have some kind of aster too. Very...
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    A state apiarist once told us in a class that a...

    A state apiarist once told us in a class that a 50 mite drop in a 24-hour time period is the threshold to treat so that's what I've gone with. Below that threshold, I continue to periodically...
  9. Foor for thought, but I only treat when I hit a...

    Foor for thought, but I only treat when I hit a 50 count threshold for a 24 hour drop. It's part of the integrated pest management scheme to only treat when an economic threshold is reached, that is...
  10. Thread: Heat stroke

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    The Camelback is a great idea. I had not thought...

    The Camelback is a great idea. I had not thought of that. I work in wildland firefighting and our safety and medical officers recommend using a 4:1 ratio mix of water to gatorade type stuff. Drinking...
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    Hey Joe, Thanks for the correction. I was...

    Hey Joe,

    Thanks for the correction. I was spelling it wrong and gave the bad info to a new beek last night. I wonder why some people are so quick to criticize.

    JustBob
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    This summer and fall I went from 3 hives to 2...

    This summer and fall I went from 3 hives to 2 hives to 1 hive. I plan to do a split next Spring and build up from there. I would like to use New World Carnolians but they are hard to find locally....
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    This weekend I combined one weak and queenless...

    This weekend I combined one weak and queenless hive with a stronger hive using the newspaper method. I use medium supers and now have 6 hive boxes stacked.
    Next weekend I'm planning on going through...
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    "I've got the same book. It's a great book....

    "I've got the same book. It's a great book. Brushy Mountain bee farm (www.brushymountainbeefarm.com) is what she uses through the book. She doesn't mention it by name though. One of the photos...
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    Any thoughts on cleaning up the extractor and...

    Any thoughts on cleaning up the extractor and strainers? I let the girls clean up the extractor and then will clean with hot soapy water. I'm having a hard time cleaning off all the little pieces of...
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    Jim, I'm curious about the "never painted" part...

    Jim, I'm curious about the "never painted" part of your response. When I took my short course, we painted all of the woodenware. Is there a reason for not painting them that I'm not aware of. I would...
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    I don't know about fire alarms but twice now my...

    I don't know about fire alarms but twice now my bees have swarmed when I was cutting grass about 50 feet away. I'm sure they were about to swarm anyway but I wonder if the noise had an effect....
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    Checked my hives for the first time in several...

    Checked my hives for the first time in several weeks. A hive consists of three mediums for brood boxes with wired/wax foundation.
    I noticed that the bees had chewed huge holes in a couple of...
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    Thanks all. I'll try the local fellow again and...

    Thanks all. I'll try the local fellow again and got the nucs route.
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    I'm setting a new (second) hive this coming...

    I'm setting a new (second) hive this coming spring AND need new bees for my one dead hive. Should packages be ordered now to get in the pipeline?

    Also, any suggestions for whom to order from in...
  21. Thread: Bee Hive Blues

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    Thanks all. I'll remove the screen and dead bees...

    Thanks all. I'll remove the screen and dead bees and see what happens. Winter here is not too bad. We're two hours west of D.C. and not fully up in the mountains. I recall from my beekeeping course a...
  22. Thread: Bee Hive Blues

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    Just checked my hive the other day after being...

    Just checked my hive the other day after being gone for a month on hurricane recovery duty. I haven't opened it up (only have one hive right now) but there are lots of dead bees clogging up the...
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    Don't forget about taking time for fishing,...

    Don't forget about taking time for fishing, laying about in the hammock, and all those other non-beekeeper activities.
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    Hey, that's some good advice. I'm thinking she...

    Hey, that's some good advice. I'm thinking she must be closer to the size of the workers. I'm familar with how the queen scurries about and was looking for that activity. Some of the frames were so...
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    Here's some information on my requeening efforts,...

    Here's some information on my requeening efforts, and I welcome your advice.
    My lone hive swarmed this spring so I have a relatively young queen. I was concerned though with the hive's temperament...
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