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    Re: My village may be getting rid of my hives???

    City of Springfield, Illinois just passed an ordinance allowing bees in the city. You can contact Dave Tebrugge of Lincoln Land Beekeepers for more information on how the ordinance was worded at...
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    Re: New Website with Photos

    Thanks, everyone, for the great comments! Hopefully I'll be adding some more photos and posts on the blog as the season continues.
    Arvin
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    New Website with Photos

    Hi Folks,
    Am posting a link to my new website here only because it's basically an online photo album of over 300 captioned pictures and several videos including bees, pests, swarms, trap outs, and...
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    Re: SHB & Wax Moth Larvae

    c10250,
    This photo came from one of my hives from last year that was placed in a new yard last fall with 5 other hives. There are no managed hives within 3-4 miles of this yard. I do get calls...
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    SHB & Wax Moth Larvae

    Lifted the top box off of a weak hive in one of my first year yards and found this on top of the frames. Kind of symbolic for me. Used to only have to worry about wax moths until this year. Now...
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    Re: Hive Beetles in Observation Hive

    Appreciate your comments.

    sqkcrk-they aren't causing any damage...yet, but--Honeyman46408 gives me the reason I am concerned. The potential is certainly there. Agreed, it was certainly a great...
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    Hive Beetles in Observation Hive

    Not much more to say about this video other than what's in the narration and description with it.

    Arvin


    http://youtu.be/czJyW3je4Lo
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    Re: Vanishing of the bees

    Myron,

    iwombat said it pretty well. My wife and I went to see it in Champaign, Ill. a couple of weeks ago. An entomologist in the film teaches at U of I and was there at the showing. Even her...
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    Re: Hello from Central Illinois

    Welcome to the forum to both of you, Roadstar and jemiller00. We've been keeping bees for 8 years just about 60-65 miles north of Roadstar near the little village of Lowder. Nice to see someone...
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    Re: round-up ready soybeans and honey bees

    Well said, Summer, very well said.
    From a 58 year old, raised on "an 'ol 4 row farm" in central Illinois.
    Arvin
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    Re: Purple Eye Stage Partially Uncapped

    sqkcrk,
    No prolonged drought in the area the cutout was in. Good flow had been over about 2 weeks. The colony was located in the wall of a home in a small town in south central Illinois in hilly,...
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    Re: Purple Eye Stage Partially Uncapped

    This thread got my attention because of these. Found these in a cutout I did 2 weeks ago. Feral bees in a wall of a home. Possibly a little less than average food stores for the size of the colony...
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    Re: Arnolds bees in Knoxville, Tn.

    I try to never miss a chance to comment on Tess. Got our first open bred Russians from him in 2003 in a couple of nucs. Went to the beeyard with him to put them in the boxes. Ended up helping him...
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    Re: praying mantis

    Caught this one under the entrance of the hive with a bee on video a few years ago. Not really entertaining to watch some bug eat one of your bees, but I'm with Mike on this one. I found it...
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    Re: The Buzz on Illinois' Honey Bill, need action

    I had been told that the gov could sign it, ignore it, or veto it, The only one we had to worry about was his veto, because it would automatically become law after 60 days even if he didn't sign it....
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    Re: Info about Russian Bees please

    We've had Russians for 8 years. Don't know what they mean by "destroy them before they "fully develop"", but i can tell you they build queen cups like crazy. These are just the little round cups...
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    Re: Russian to Russian Requeening Question

    mothergoosemagic,
    I had to smile at your idea about using the EZBZ cage and push-in cage combination. I loved the creativity. A different beekeeper, a different method :). Would you please let me...
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    Re: Russian to Russian Requeening Question

    Sorry, mothergoosemagic, didn't get back to this thread until today, but looks like fish_stix answered for me. It does take a little more effort to get her from the EZBZ into the push-in cage, but...
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    Re: Russian to Russian Requeening Question

    greengecko,
    This is our 8th year with Russians. From my experience I would recommend queenless for a day or two and a push-in cage over some about to hatch brood. Usually within 3 days they've...
  20. Thread: Bee Abuse?

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    Re: Bee Abuse?

    mherdon,
    I have a 3 frame (2 deeps, 1 medium) observation hive that I used at the farmer's market last year selling section honey. I alternated between the hives I used each week using about 6 hives...
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    Re: what is this? Wax moth larve?

    I might have to go with Rohe on this one. Thankfully I haven't had to deal with SHB firsthand yet, but I took these pics of wax moth larvae I found last year on top of an inner cover. Yours appear...
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    Re: How to get swarm calls

    Thanks, Barry. Just sent in our info.
    Arvin
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    Re: Need Pics for Beekeeping Class

    SWM,
    Sent you an email.
    Arvin
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    Re: there should be an 'app for that'

    Not sure if this is anything like you're talking about, but came upon this link just a day or two ago.
    Arvin

    http://www.beetight.com/
  25. Thread: Chewed on comb

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    Re: Chewed on comb

    They can really make a mess of your comb. Didn't get all of my mouse guards on last fall and suffered for it this spring. As long as the mice are using the hive while the bees are clustered in the...
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