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  1. Re: How to keep varroa at comfortable levels w/no chemicals????????

    From what I understand treatment free needs to include a few steps to be effective. But if you've got enough to SEE them, treat them. Even if you use a "soft" treatment.

    You can install screened...
  2. Re: first inspection in 10 days.... here is what I found and did... close call.

    Newbie here, so wait for more experienced folks to chime in, but I wanted to post! Take a breath, you're doing great.

    Worst case - you're short a queen because they were emergency cells. You'll...
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    Sugar Water Spray?

    Does anyone out there use sugar water spray instead of a smoker or liquid smoke? I've read about this as an alternative. Supposedly the mix should be thin, but not so thin it doesn't keep them from...
  4. Re: Another issue with Screened bottoms.

    Hadn't though of honey falling through during a check and creating a big fuss. When I scrape burr comb off, specially if it has honey, I leave it in piles on the pallet my hives are sitting on and...
  5. Re: I'm not new to beekeeping, but this hive has me stumped (pictures)

    This is my first year, so I'm maybe not much help. But I'm posting because I just got through dealing with a queen (Yes, queen) laying up to 6 eggs in a cell because she was crowded. Maybe you have a...
  6. Re: My queen is crowded, laying 5-6 eggs a cell, how do I fix this?

    This makes perfect sense. I've seen where the bees will build up even just chunks of comb in the empty space and even that makes a huge mess. I got it all sorted out, thanks!

    FlowerPlanter -- I...
  7. Re: My queen is crowded, laying 5-6 eggs a cell, how do I fix this?

    I wouldn't go that far. Nothing more than feet tops and arms were bare.

    Seeing as the due diligence, checking on the colonies, being calm and quick about the work, and yes, even the frame...
  8. Re: My queen is crowded, laying 5-6 eggs a cell, how do I fix this?

    I'll remember that, thank you. So far they haven't touched the empty frames between the honey frames. Not yet. But again, I wanted to work calmly and quickly and just find out what I needed to know -...
  9. Re: My queen is crowded, laying 5-6 eggs a cell, how do I fix this?

    Update as of today - I took a very quick look. Only as much time as I needed to remove the 2 empty frames that I had placed on either side of the 2 brood frames. When I started today is was H E H E B...
  10. Re: My queen is crowded, laying 5-6 eggs a cell, how do I fix this?

    Chuck - thanks for the tip on the liquid smoke. So far I haven't used a smoker. But I anticipate that as the colonies get bigger they will get more protective and I'll need something! Liquid smoke...
  11. Re: My queen is crowded, laying 5-6 eggs a cell, how do I fix this?

    Becky - it's a give and take. If I don't check on them I don't know they're having an issue such as backfilling their brood nest with honey/syrup. Once a week isn't unreasonable especially if the...
  12. Re: My queen is crowded, laying 5-6 eggs a cell, how do I fix this?

    I believe the workers do move the eggs, if I'm not mistaken. They sort it out and get just one into the cells. Here in this area of the frame where the multiple eggs are they haven't had anything...
  13. Re: My queen is crowded, laying 5-6 eggs a cell, how do I fix this?

    Slow Drone - I am feeding 5:3 syrup, but I have back way off how much. I refil their quart jar (it's over the whole in the top cover and inside a medium super to prevent robbing) every 4 days. They...
  14. My queen is crowded, laying 5-6 eggs a cell, how do I fix this?

    First off, I'd like to introduce Delilah. Productive little thing that she is; I had to make sure I found her before assuming the worst in this hive. ...
  15. Re: Inner cover for mason jar feeding

    I have no doubt I'll want to add some screen, too! For now, the ladies are pretty chill. But as they grow and have more to defend they will up the intensity!
  16. Re: Inner cover for mason jar feeding

    I just started this a week ago, so I haven't added screen over the hole. A quart mason jar does fit perfectly in a medium box; the box is tall enough. My inner cover came with an oblong whole in the...
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    Trying out foundationless

    In an attempt to not try too many things too quickly with my colonies I've avoided changing anything I don't have to.

    You don't really know what works if you make a new change every few...
  18. Re: My bees HATE platic frames and foundation!

    grozzie2- This is litterally the kind of stuff that keeps me waking up in the morning! I love doing tests like this. The many ways I tried treating red ant hills, marking and documenting 10 mounds at...
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    Re: Varroa and drone brood

    What I did, and it won't last forever, but I have a back up plan -- is I placed something on top of the sticky board (I didn't remove the film on the sticky board, I just left it the way it was and...
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    Re: Bush honeysuckle cuttings

    Sure thing!
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    Re: Varroa and drone brood

    Huh...neat. I think I'll open a few drone brood at my next inspection this Thursday and see if I find any. I have SBB but no sticky boards in so this might be informative.
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    Re: Bush honeysuckle cuttings

    Not too late, with some care. Find a spot outside that gets morning sun and shade the rest of the day. I use my front patio because my house faces East so we get the AM sun and shade as the sun moves...
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    Re: NEED ADVICE! Bad reaction to sting!

    See an allergist, mentioned. Check.

    Better suit. The best you can afford. Mentioned. Check.

    Epi-Pen, also has risks, but could dave your life, mentioned. Check.

    Nicer bees? Haven't seen...
  24. Re: Any input on caring for Bee Tree seedlings

    When planting tree seeds try to put them in the pot you want them in for a few months, so a 1 gallon nursery pot or bigger. Or, go right into the ground. It's better nto to transplant young seedlings...
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    Re: Borage

    Most annuals still have time to bloom. For low maintenance look for native to your area, and profuse seeding so they reseed themselves in your plot. You could still get Sunflowers planted at this...
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