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  1. Re: Liability concerns for removing swarms and cutouts

    :thumbsup:Mr.Beeman
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    Re: African hive inspection

    Sorry Barry! I was referring to the OPs pics. i neglected to realize you were referring to the video of Lusby's bees. Again I apologize.
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    Re: African hive inspection

    Look again Barry they are covering their veil! I've experienced AHB before also, they are attracted to the carbon dioxide of your breath. They will cover your veil while fiercely stinging, that is...
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    Re: Taking pupae out

    Probably disposing of chilled brood.
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    Re: African hive inspection

    Why the gloves Gary?:D
  6. Re: Michigan is going CRAZY! Possible 2015 law change about keeping bees

    Sounds to me that they are attempting to hinder beekeeping in populated areas such as the city and subdivision settings. In Michigan it only takes one person to screw it up for everyone else, when...
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    Re: Starting an apiary and genetics

    It's hard to beat local mutts!
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    Re: Drone Question

    She'll slow down but she won't quit either way with Africanized bees go a lot of drones.
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    Re: Drone Question

    Africanized bees do make more drones than Europeans for the reasons you have imagined. You can cut up a plastic excluder to prevent the Africanized drones from leaving the hive by placing the...
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    Re: Drone Question

    Either a poorly mated queen or a laying worker.
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    Re: bees foraging at 40 deg

    They are part of my breeding program. There are only a couple people who raise queens that have German Black drones in their DCAs. They don't like the dark queens because their temperament is...
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    Re: bees foraging at 40 deg

    Similar to Wolf Creeks bees but these are my crosses. I am very familiar with John's queens , he calls me whenever he has dark queens. He knows what I use them for. I also have Russian x Caucasian x...
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    Re: bees foraging at 40 deg

    Carniolans and Russians or any combination of will fly at lower temps than the Italians. I have Russian x Carniolan x Italians and they will fly down to 38degrees, in light rain, and in windy...
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    Re: Yellow Jackets robbing hive how to stop

    Beeline the yellow jackets than wipe out their hive, isn't really hard to do. You'll probably find them fairly close by.
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    Re: Natural Annual Brood Cycle

    Being in the top 5 for honey production worldwide our weak bees seem to be not near as weak as in other countries.
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    Re: Laying worker nuc?

    I'd have to agree Rader! Good catch:applause:
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    Re: Laying worker nuc?

    Laying worker for sure! Laying workers usually lay in worker cells, poorly mated queens will start out laying in drone cells. Don't shake them out in front of a hive carry them out a good distance...
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    Re: Increasing cell size

    I just responded to your PM. I forgot to ask if you were introducing her in the Capes or the Africans.
  19. Re: Beginner .. found wild hive behind my house

    If they are mowing the yard at the neighbors and they haven't bothered you in your yard I would safely say not AHB. AHB are sensitive to vibration at a good distance from their hive. A can of insect...
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    Re: temps for shb laying eggs

    When ground temps 4 inches deep stay at or below 48 degrees or humidity is 50% or lower. Put your supers in direct sunlight or freeze them.
  21. Re: Beginner .. found wild hive behind my house

    If you are getting close enough to see comb they would not be Africanized. AHB are more defensive and will not easily allow close observation. Put your protective gear on and see how close you can...
  22. Thread: swarm call

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    Re: swarm call

    Nice! Sounds like you did them right. Logging companies an tree services are an excellent source for free bees. I get most of my free bees that way also. Congrats and good luck!
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    Re: Open the brood nest?

    I wouldn't advise splitting this late in the season. If they are back filling after brood has hatched they do that to prevent the queen from laying which is what they should be doing this time of...
  24. Thread: New Queen

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    Re: New Queen

    Give them thick syrup 5:3, 2:1. Use a hive top feeder to get the feed to them at a fast pass. If they don't store enough put sugar blocks or fondant or a candy board on them. They'll probably...
  25. Re: Is October to late for a queen to get mated ?

    I'd have to agree with Mr.Beeman looks like the same queen to me also. The marking doesn't always last on them, depends on what she was marked with. I keep hives in Red Level, Opp ,Andalusia and a...
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