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    Re: Will soapy water kill SHB

    I have tried using soppy water in SHB traps and it seem to kill them don't know how fast it works. Had to change back to Vegg Oil, the soppy water dried up to fast. Is there any way to freeze the...
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    Re: Best Time of Day to Inspect

    I have always been told and try to inspect between 10 am to 2 pm when most of the bees are out looking for food. But sometimes the weather can force you to change your time.
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    Re: Queens coming but may have queenless nuc.

    I am with Bill give them a little more time also the weather is not going to be good to work bees around hear for a few days.
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    Re: Most Painful Place to be Stung by a Bee

    So far mine has bee on my ear, they hit me 3 times on the same ear.
  5. Thread: Arkansas beekeeper

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    Re: Arkansas beekeeper

    Welcome to the forum. I have been using Mann Lake for most items there is also 4 bee supply companys located in Ar. As far as bees go find a local bee club and see if they know or have anyone with...
  6. Thread: Wimpy Little Nuc

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    Re: Wimpy Little Nuc

    I have two nucs that look just about the same as them. First year wintering nucs and was supprised that one deep nuc lasted this winter so far.
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    Re: Is it too early to checkerboard? Zone 7B

    Vitaminbee, good question need to know the same thing, I am just a few miles outside of Little Rock. I would think the Redbud bloom date would be a week earlier then AR Beekeeper. I need to get in...
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    Re: Hello From Arkansas

    Welcome to the site, and I agree this site is a great resource and use it all the time.
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    Re: Lots of SHB this last inspection

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    I had lots of them in my hive last year, have not seen any this winter but also have not got very deep in the hive. I have been running oil traps between the frames and it helps. The...
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    Re: 1/8th in hardware cloth

    Just bought 6' x 2' #8 screen wire today at local hardware store for $5.50.
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    Re: Hello from NW Arkansas

    Welcome to the form there is lots to learn on this site.
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    Re: beeswax from hive destroyed by beetles

    In my experience with SHB they usually slim the hive more then mess the wax up. They sure make a mess when it happens.
  13. Thread: Another Bee Tree

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    Re: Another Bee Tree

    I took one off of a tree limb two weeks ago it was exposed to the weather. There was very few bees wish I would have found them earlier in the year. Dought they will make it time will tell.
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    Re: yellow tail queens?

    I also picked up two nucs a couple of years ago from a bee keeper in Lonoke Ar. Dont know what he was calling them but they we very calm and productive queens and was able to split and make several...
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    Re: Talking with Grade School Kids

    I do a school days at one our state parks a couple times a year. They love seeing the bees in the observation hives, this year I had a marked queen. They all wanted to know how she got the red mark...
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    Re: Feeding honey back to bees

    How do you put in hive so bees won't drown in it?. I have seen them get stuck in it and can't get out.
  17. Thread: Wintering Singles

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    Re: Wintering Singles

    I have a single 5 frame deep that is a late season swarm that is with only 3 drawn frames on it some honey and some brood. Been feeding 1 to 1 sugar water for a month now. Does it stand a chance of...
  18. Thread: Prayer need

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    Re: Prayer need

    Will put a prayer for you tonight for a full recovery, all things can be done by God.
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    Re: Be careful out there

    I have found one cotton mouth hanging around my hives (live on a lake in Central Ar), but I usally can smell them when they are around, seem to have a strong musty smell. I have stepped on one when...
  20. Thread: Hello All,

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    Re: Hello All,

    Hope we can help answer your questions.
  21. Thread: spider

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    Re: spider

    I have some that live under my covers on my hives. Found one last week running off with a bee, dint get far.
  22. Thread: question

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    Re: question

    Only a second year beekeeper hear but I would think they have been eating it the last few weeks. You can start feeding that will help but should be geeting a fall bloom soon. But the big thing to...
  23. Thread: The Neighbors

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    Re: The Neighbors

    After putting bees in my back yard, I had a neighbor compline about how their peach trees had so many peaches on them that it was breaking the limbs. But they seem to get over it.
  24. Thread: The Neighbors

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    Re: The Neighbors

    You might let them know to be ready for a good harvest of apples after all the bees get done visiting the flowers on the trees next year.
  25. Thread: Losing Queens?

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    Re: Losing Queens?

    I only have 7 hives but also have lost a few queens (4) with out any warning signs. All 4 of them this year queens. I have been lucky and only had to buy 1 to rplace them, the others raised their...
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