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    Re: What would you make of this?

    OK, couldn't this be a simple change of weather. So if someone sprayed something lethal to bees, it would have either killed them before they was able to fly back home or they would have poisoned the...
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    Re: What would you make of this?

    I have only been working with bees since 2012, so this is only my theory. I think that as the day ended Monday, the temperature was dropping quickly. When the bees returned to the hives, which are in...
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    Re: What would you make of this?

    When I inspected my hives Tuesday afternoon, I observed exactly the same as your picture around the entrances of my 3 hives. The possibility of someone spraying their lawn around me is very low....
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    Re: Question about musty tasting honey

    Most of the cells were capped (95%) and I did a shake test and nothing fell out. After I harvested the honey, I tested it with a refractometer and it showed 17%.
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    Re: Question about musty tasting honey

    Forgot to mention that I do crush and strain through a cheese cloth. Some of the frames I harvested were dark and also had pollen stores.
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    Question about musty tasting honey

    I started last April with some local Carniolan nucs. One nuc did really good last year as I extracted 6 pounds of honey from it last year and left much more for the bees to overwinter on. This year I...
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    Re: How did you get into beekeeping?

    My wife started into organic gardening in 2010. She then added chickens and wanted bees in 2011. So I built her a chicken coop and 2 swarm traps so she could catch a swarm. No swarms came, so I...
  8. Re: Signal deep nucs in the north do you do this?

    I'm also interested in some outcomes.
  9. Re: Cleaning now Blackened Beeswax splotches from the driveway

    There is a product that I use to remove stains and sealer form concrete that is called Citrus Cleaner. Not sure if that will work on your stain as I have not tried that yet. Here is a link to the...
  10. Re: Laying worker hive with larva in queen cell

    I took another frame of eggs and added a week later. As I was inspecting the 1st frame of eggs added, I came across the original marked queen, but no queen cells. A week later I found 2 queen cells...
  11. Laying worker hive with larva in queen cell

    I have an Italian hive that I started with a package last spring. I haven't had the time to check on them much this year. Today I inspected every frame in the 3 deep hive and found that I have only...
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    Re: Hobbiest delema

    I bought 5 nucs this spring from a guy 15 miles from me. He had 25 nucs for sale on Craigslist.
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    Re: How far to go

    I just finished cutting the grass/weeds around my 10 hives with a weed eater 45 minutes ago. I made an effort to point the discharge away from the hives, but still ended up with grass on the front of...
  14. Thread: old timers

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    Re: old timers

    There is a guy that 2 years ago was selling his honey for $10/quart. He sells it in his front yard on the honor system. Last year he raised it to $12/quart. I was talking to him last week telling him...
  15. Thread: Two swams

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    Re: Two swams

    I caught two swarms 4 days apart, May 23 & 27. They were both about 5 foot off the ground but they landed in different trees 6 feet apart. After inspecting both hives June 12 and found different...
  16. Re: bee sting she really got me good this time...

    Yes, while doing a cutout. I had a small split in my glove on my thumb that a bee found before I did. I couldn't remove the stinger right away because I had too many angry bees following me around to...
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    Re: Been asked to do an aggressive cut out

    When I clicked on your link I got this message:
    "This content is currently unavailable
    The page you requested cannot be displayed right now. It may be temporarily unavailable, the link you clicked...
  18. Re: Newbie trying to get a hive to re-queen themselves

    Are my odds of success low with only 1 queen cup?
    Should I add another frame with eggs tomorrow?
  19. Newbie trying to get a hive to re-queen themselves

    I checked my hives Sunday and found one of my hives was probably queenless. I coundn't find any eggs, larva, or capped brood other then some capped drone cells. So I pulled a frame out of one of my...
  20. Re: A strange and somewhat useless observation...

    On my way to work everyday I pass a beekeeper that has been at it for over 30 years and I think he is in his late 70's. I noticed the other day he was in a bench swing watching his bees. He was close...
  21. Re: How long between a swarm and a secondary swarm?

    So does anybody know if 4 days is too close together to be from the same hive?
  22. Re: How long between a swarm and a secondary swarm?

    I started this year with 5 nucs of Carniolan on April 2. Then picked up two packages of Italian April 20. Two of my Carniolan hives are strong, the other 5 have not drawn out a full 10 frame deep. I...
  23. Re: How long between a swarm and a secondary swarm?

    These were on a 6 inch diameter tree so I sprayed them with sugar water real good and then brushed them into my swarm trap. When I came back they were all inside except a couple around the entrance....
  24. How long between a swarm and a secondary swarm?

    I had a swarm of bees show up May 23 about 30 feet behind my hives 5 ft up in a cedar tree. I have concluded that the swarm did not come from my hives. Today about 11:30 I had another swarm land 5 ft...
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    Re: need Carniolan Queen

    Walter T. Kelly Co. out of Clarkson Ky
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