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    Re: Need some ideas for hive platform(s)

    Thx very much for your effort however I didn't get to see the pic. Could you post a copy at the forum?
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    Re: Need some ideas for hive platform(s)

    I love this idea wished you had more details and better pics
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    Re: Need some ideas for hive platform(s)

    I love this idea wished you had more details and better pictures. oops wished I know how to delete this post :D
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    Re: Five to thirty five

    :shhhh:Don't tell any one you might spoil my girls fun. Seriously however even though our winters are warm we still have the death period and that can be very brutal, plus pollen flow varies...
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    Re: Five to thirty five

    I don't see why it is impossible, in fact I have a similar plan for the new year. Which is to take my 15 colonies to 50 or more before the end of 2013.

    The idea is to start with three frame splits...
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    Re: New to beesource from hellshire jamaica

    Welcome my good friend.
  7. Re: Storing Completed Frames With Wax Foundation...

    Paradichlorobenzene moth ball are recommended for storing your combs. Seal these combs in an enclosed container with moth balls away from direct heat and light. Allow to air at least 1 week before...
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    Re: Bee Myth or truth?

    Thanks everyone, another myth busted.
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    Bee Myth or truth?

    I have always heard if your bees are carrying in pollen then a queen and or brood must be present. Is this a myth or a truth?

    The reason for this question is this post...
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    Re: Should I be worried?

    Thanks, I will take all your advice into consideration. Yes I checked more than once for a queen. However I haven't seen any nor any eggs or brood. I think my best bet is to add a few frames of eggs...
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    Should I be worried?

    I am coming out of a long drought in my region. We had rain one day in the previous month and I continued to feed the girls on sugar syrup. I got more rain for a few days in this month. I am now...
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    Re: How do I know when to add my honey supers?

    I don't know how to see if my bees are carrying in nectar when returning from foraging. However I do see them filling cells with nectar which for me is an indicator that nectar is flowing. It just...
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    Re: How do I know when to add my honey supers?

    Well BigGun first u have got to know ur bees, because they will tell u when they r ready. Signs you can look for; increased bee activity re foraging and nectar coming in. Frames crawling with bees...
  14. Re: ****Sugar water will last for how long exactly?

    Ok MIke first thing do not cook the sugar water (Boiled sugar water can make ur bees sick). Boil water first then remove from heat and add sugar. Allow to cool and feed bees with this solution....
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    Re: What to do with frames.

    Yep those frames are showing wax moth damage.
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    Re: My first collected pollen

    @ Power Napper. Hi, considering that pollen is a powdery substance how do you vacuum seal it or what kind of vacuum sealer do you use?
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    Re: Water/sugar keeping conditions

    Nice idea about the Thyme mix. I've been boiling my own Thyme sugar feed mix. I do this since I am not aware of anywhere I can get thyme oil to buy in Jamaica. Plus I also grow my own Thyme and Lemon...
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    Re: Hi

    Thx for the welcome, MeriB
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    Re: Bees falling onto backs when leaving hive

    Thanks for the various responses.

    @Stevebug re:screened bottom board nope never used that. Dusted with powdered sugar though, in fact all my hives are mite free at the moment. I don't use any...
  20. Thread: Hi

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    Hi

    Hi, I am a new member and a 3 month old beekeeper in Jamaica W.I.
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    strange bee activity

    I am not sure if this is a problem .i.e a disease. In a hive I recently obtained most of the bees crawl out on their backs before flying off.

    I have inspected the hive and haven't noticed any...
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