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  1. Re: Caterpillars on my walnut and pecan trees!

    Bt with product name Thurgicide will kill catepillers and won't harm bees
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    Re: 3 Week old Nuc & Queen out of the Hive!

    My guess is she was clinging to a frame and dropped off as you were looking.
  3. Thread: AFB or EFB?

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    Re: AFB or EFB?

    Mann Lake sells EFB and AFB test kits
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    Re: Solar wax melter not melting brood comb

    It does burn very fast but kind of messy for me to keep around. Mine goes in the compost pile.
  5. Thread: Woe

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    Woe

    First attempt at queen raising. Eggs in cell check, larvae check, queen starter hive make queen cells check. Went to disperse them to their mating nucs and lo and behold brood in the starter! I...
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    Re: tick granules? seven ?

    Sevin is highly toxic to bees
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    Re: New package and splits

    There really isn't a set time frame, you need to split when they are strong enough AND it is early enough for your split to survive . If this is your first year and you are putting them on undrawn...
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    Re: Top feeder food change? and how? : )

    If you want a complete change just let them finish it. Unless it smells fermented they will take it, don't pour it on the ground or you might stir up the natives and get some robbing.
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    Re: New packages in old comb?

    I would let them fill one box at a time with empty comb in the middle and honey to the outside. Once they have filled 80 percent or so throw the other deep on.
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    Re: And We're Off!

    16 inches of snow but will hit 50 tomorrow (for one day!). It will be a while but warmth is coming!
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    Re: Texas beekeepers hives messed with.

    i think most kids around that age would do something similar when confronted with bee hives and someone egging them on. at least I probably would have, the put them back together so were not trying...
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    Am I the only one?

    Trying to gauge how prickly I am becoming as I age. Do posters that use short hand annoy anyone else? U kno wht I mean
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    Re: Orange Grove trip 2014

    Nice machine very ingenious wish I was that handy
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    Re: Almost that time

    Almost impossible to tell until you see how strong they are. New packages on new foundation can take a while to draw everything out so you might not be able to split any your first year, or you...
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    Re: dead hive questions

    How did you put the hive together ? That really should not happen
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    Re: dead hive questions

    When you say the hive split do you mean it actually split open? That is unusual
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    Re: Winter Fondant Feeding question

    I have had good luck with bee candy in a shim right on top
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    Re: Another newbie with a dead hive...

    You can shake them out but the new bees will clean them up in no time
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    Re: Wax grains all over my dead bees?

    Too cold for robbing we just had back to back snow storms.
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    Re: Wax grains all over my dead bees?

    It is just the girls uncapping the honey
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    Re: Just how much value do they have?

    It would seem to be that there are too many variables to indicate that your bees have any innate abilities. It could be your micro-climate, the amount of varroa in your immediate area, the way you...
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    Re: Built comb with new package bees

    The thing I learned is to not give too much comb too quickly. Wait till they fill up the deep before adding another. They seem to do a better job. I think at least one beekeeper here replaces his...
  23. Re: Yet another imbalance caused by feeding sugar - - robbing of hives with honey?

    JClark the theories you mention are gaining some headway and there is actually a movement to restrict the use of anti-bacterial soap and cleansers. It does make sense a lot like the Dadant bees...
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    Re: 1 vs 2 Brood Chambers?

    everything is local, where i am in NE US 2 brood chambers are pretty much the standard, in other warmer climates they can get away with a single deep.
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    Re: Why not use Oxalic Acid?

    Sorry thought I was answering the question. If we complain about imported honey having unapproved antibiotics and chemicals in it making local honey safer it seems disingenuous to turn around and...
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