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    Re: Type of Larva to graft?

    Eggs layed in drone cells are not fertilized by the queen as she is laying them. They will not become anything other than Drones.

    In regards to marking a virgin queen I have read that you will...
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    43920
    East Liverpool, Ohio
    4-21-2014
    Bradford Pear
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    43920
    East Liverpool, Ohio
    4-18-2014
    Willow
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    Re: Best way to harvest honey from removal?

    If it is a live removal, I wait until the bees that I have removed get going and seem healthy then I feed it back to them. I place it above the inner cover with an empty hive body over it and let...
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    Re: Duck Dynasty honeybee question

    We removed one in October of last year right here in Northeast Ohio. It was only about five comb sections and we were able to cut the limb and place the entire thing into a five frame deep nuc box...
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    4-14-2014
    East Liverpool, Ohio 43920
    dandelions
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    Re: Kill the queen or give them more brood?

    If you have another hive to take a frame of brood from then perhaps give it a try. I do this with the thought that the cost to replace completely, say with a package verses one frame of brood it's a...
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    43920
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    Maple
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

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    Coltsfoot
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    Looks similar to dandilions
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    43920
    East Liverpool, Ohio
    Pussy Willow
    March 16, 2014
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    Re: Another new Buckeye newbie

    Welcome to the forum. It sounds like you have hit the ground running.
    It's great to have another Buckeye on board!

    Joe
  12. Re: Found a dark red spot on a bee. What is this?

    Looks like a varroa mite to me.
  13. Thread: Bee Tree

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    Re: Bee Tree

    My understanding is that it takes 4 years before you can expect any blooms.
    Mine have been in the ground for three and we still haven't seen anything.
    Next year hopefully.
    JMTC

    Joe
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    Re: How many mites is too many mites?

    Matt903,
    I wouldn't recommend any treatment until you get a mite count.
    This shows the powdered sugar roll: ...
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    Re: How many mites is too many mites?

    There are treatments for mites that can be used with honey supers on. Mite away quick strips for example is one. As far as how many mites are too many you should do a sample to get the actual...
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    Re: Power for electric embedder (home made)

    I used the transformer for a doorbell that I bought at the big box store. I put a small doorbell type button on it as well, this applies the power as needed. If its getting to warm release the...
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    Re: Bees not on goldenrod

    Our goldenrod had bloomed about three weeks before the bees brought in nectar from it. I was seeing pollen from the goldenrod and knotweed but it wasn't until we had rain for several days in a row...
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    Re: need to get rid of bees....

    If you're not sure they are bees watch jpthebeeman zoo bees on You tube. He does a removal that the bees have been bringing in snow cone syrup. Lime green honey.
  19. Thread: cutout comb

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    Re: cutout comb

    I agree with the rubberbands. It works great. As the bees get the comb bridged in they will remove the rubberbands themselves. It looks funny the first time you see them hanging out the entrance of...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    5/5/2012 East Liverpool,OH
    Beautiful hot humid day. Small 2# swarm high in a tree over a house. Retrieved from atop the roof using a swarm bucket on an 18" extension pole. It worked great.
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    Re: Hello from NE ohio

    Welcome to the forums!
    Salem is just up the road from us. If you have any interest we have a local beekeeping association for Columbiana and Mahoning Counties.
    I am very interested in a local...
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    Re: Are these remnants of dead brood?

    It looks like chalkbrood or stonebrood.
    Check Michael Bush's website and it has a description.
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beespests.htm

    Joe
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    Re: Four Swarms, One Tree

    Nice swarm pictures.
    Thanks for sharing them with us.

    Joe
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    Re: Please tell me this is just chilled brood...

    That appears to be chalkbrood. It is caused by a fungus.
    https://agdev.anr.udel.edu/maarec/honey-bee-biology/honey-bee-parasites-pests-predators-and-diseases/diseases-of-honey-bees/?pid=107

    If...
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    Removal in Morristown Ohio

    A woman needs someone for a cut-out in Morristown Ohio zip code 43759. The hive is in a soffit of a porch. She is looking for someone to remove them before a contractor will do soffit and fascia...
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