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  1. Thread: K wing

    by Magnum12
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    Re: K wing

    I have a new hive that is especially weak. I have been trying to let it sort it out. It appears to be getting stronger. I found a few bees in the pool with K wing and I am concerned. Last Saturday I...
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    Re: Typical Reaction to Bee Stings.

    Hey JD.
    For me, I typically develop a tolerance through the course of the season. At about 20 stings I seem to just get a little less pain and experience some itching the next day. This year though,...
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    Re: What type of extractor?

    I have a Dadant Ranger. I think you can add the motor as a upgrade later but I have used some of the manual Dadant units that have been around quite a while and I like the way they are built.
  4. Re: have you switched from screened to solid bottom boards?

    I am going to give it a shot with solids for a while. I will let you know what happens.
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    Re: SBB or solid in SE

    I am going to solid bottom boards.
    I inherited a hive when I arrived here and I was told it was years old and unattended. It was dilapidated. I changed out the bad components and put an SBB on it....
  6. Thread: wax moths

    by Magnum12
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    Re: wax moths

    +1
    I will never take them for granted again. They went through a two story (deeps) and a medium that I thought I had stored properly.
    In my case the mockingbirds helped clean them.
    PITA
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    Re: I do not use smoke. I use sugar water mist.

    I put some liquid smoke in with the sugar water. The best of both worlds :)
    Magnum
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    Re: First Hives arrived!!

    Good luck. I hope things go well for you. Do you have enough supers?? What does a "members hive" consist of?
  9. Re: homosote board then rigid styrofoam then cover

    I was in Ohio last year and I did as you suggest (Homo and Styro on top of the inner cover with hole open). Yes it absorbed the moisture that had been causing condensation and mildew on the tele...
  10. Thread: December Bees

    by Magnum12
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    December Bees

    Our first year in the low country. Not knowing what to expect, we encounter an unusually warm winter.
    Our hives were kind of busy lately. I put some sugar on the inner cover.
    Dandelions were...
  11. Thread: Hive Strength

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    Hive Strength

    I have a die out that I brought down south and in April I decided to put a package in it. Well the queen that came with the package didn't last but a few weeks and it took me longer than it should...
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    Re: Start now or wait until spring?

    I am in SC and I can tell you from recent experience, if the flow is early and the package is late, you will miss it. I have been struggling with a package from the spring as they had a weak queen...
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    Re: These Bees are making me Crazy!

    I have a hive that is also under this premise but it has been going on longer. My package came with a queen that didn't (evidently) last too long. I stayed out of the hive for over a week and when I...
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    Re: how is everybody's flow going?

    My main flow is over.
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    Re: Ping-Conway S.C.

    Thanks Mark.
    PM sent.
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    Ping-Conway S.C.

    Anybody from Conway, S.C.?
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    Re: DWV and Mites 2 1/2

    Well as a data point, less than thirty days after what appeared to be some good cleansing flights, my hive appears to have expired. I popped the inner cover and cannot find or see any activity.

    I...
  18. Re: Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water

    I saw some "artificial" honey last week. It tasted artificial as well.
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    Cleansing Flights

    Wow. Bee dirt everywhere. I had never seen anything like that before. Too many of them didn't seem to make it back into the hive though. I am still remaining hopeful that they will survive the...
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    Re: 2011 Package bees and queens price list

    Good info. Thanks.
    Happy New Year
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    Re: LEAKED EPA allows bee toxic pesticide ? ccd ?

    I get what you are saying. The industrial age really escalated that but the "greater good" isn't just a statement. I guess that is what drives the testing to insure the "greater good" and safety. We...
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    Re: LEAKED EPA allows bee toxic pesticide ? ccd ?

    Next it will be BAYER is working on a chemical treatment to avoid CCD !!:p

    Merry Christmas
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    Re: LEAKED EPA allows bee toxic pesticide ? ccd ?

    I don't disagree with your statement entirely.

    My comment was on the inference to :
    "Now Bayer is working on an innovative natural mite control product"

    Bayer has saved many from a days...
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    Re: LEAKED EPA allows bee toxic pesticide ? ccd ?

    They are working on new mite treatments because there is much money to be made there.

    For someone who claims to be "undecided", you certainly a do a lot of Bayer promoting.

    Merry Christmas
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    Re: LEAKED EPA allows bee toxic pesticide ? ccd ?

    OK, well one thing for sure, people don't seem to be able to agree on ANYTHING.

    Merry Christmas
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