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    wax moths in super-advice?

    Went to spin a super today. It had been left uncovered overnight accidently a few weeks ago. Pulled the lid on it and sure enough. Wax moth larva had just started. Not to bad yet. Will the bees...
  2. Thread: canola types

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    canola types

    Planting some fall canola on small acreage. There are several types including genetic modified varieties. Can bees work all types of canola? Do the newest genetic modified ones produce nectar? ...
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    can i multiple super?

    I'm trying some hives on a new location that is about 40 minutes away. Just three hives but I was ready to super them for the upcoming wild blackberry bloom. Since it is out of my way and I may not...
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    Re: starting new hive. comb or no comb

    I doubt I'll have much brood this early in the year....but maybe. I'll have to check my existing hives. Finally got some warmer weather this week. Finally!!
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    Re: starting new hive. comb or no comb

    would you put the drawn frames side by side or split them with a bare frame inbetween...or?
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    starting new hive. comb or no comb

    I'm expanding my hives with three new packages of bees in a few days. I have 5 existing hives that appear to have wintered well. My question is: when I start those new packages should I put some...
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    Welcome. Great news . . . another KS beekeeper. ...

    Welcome. Great news . . . another KS beekeeper. Sounds like you have the right mentality and sense of humor to enjoy the ride. Hope to meet you sometime!
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    I seem to recall that there are four "main"...

    I seem to recall that there are four "main" varietys of honeysuckle. Only one of them is useful for the average bee. Gene Simmons? Heck ya. I was an original member of the KISS Army. Those were...
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    I have a couple nucs that i could give a few...

    I have a couple nucs that i could give a few frames of honey. I'd rather not fire up the extractor for a couple frames. Are you having some rough weather lately? I remember hearing something from...
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    all honey, no brood-help

    I have a hive that has two full deeps of honey. Both boxes and the super are stuffed full of bees. Very active, large hive. The queen has no place to lay and I don't know what steps to take to get...
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    how

    How do you get on these "lists"? Highway patrol? County Extension? Municipal offices?
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    alfalfa weevil control

    I need to control the alfalfa weevil without chemicals. They seem to be really hitting the alfalfa hard this year. My usual ag chem guys say they don't have any chemical answers that won't effect...
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    I thought

    I was under the impression that once the mite was dislodged (grooming, etc.) and had fallen thru the screen that it was then unable to "catch a ride" on another bee. Once the mite has fallen thru...
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    yuck

    The "honey" that was left was uncapped, runny and significantly darker than the honey I pulled from the area supers last fall. It is really runny stuff. More so than honey. Could I have fed to...
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    Dead Gross hive

    Year two on a hive. Dead out this spring with about 1.5 inches of dead bees in bottom. The combs contain dead bees too with their "rumps" sticking out. "Honey" left was a gross looking black...
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    open bottoms

    There are some people that run screened bottoms but store the "closing" board beneath the screen. The board is only about two inches beneath the screen.
    I always assumed that the sbb should be...
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    varroa on beetles?

    I was doing some landscaping today and picked up a "click" beetle. That's what we call them. Those black beetles that when the are put on their back. Snap really quickly to right themselves. NE...
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    I'm in. Valley Center and North of Hesston.

    I'm in. Valley Center and North of Hesston.
  19. Thread: KS Honey flow

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    michaelC, you do the observation hive @...

    michaelC, you do the observation hive @ exploration place? Long drive if so.
  20. Thread: KS Honey flow

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    I'm in. Haven't heard of anything but know of 2...

    I'm in. Haven't heard of anything but know of 2 or 3 others that would be too. Sounds like fun. two or three times a year I could make it work.
  21. Thread: KS Honey flow

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    Struggling along here on the north side of...

    Struggling along here on the north side of Wichita too. Started four new packages so they are having to build a lot also. Not expecting much this year. I have one hive that is really strong. ...
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    Auto repair industry? Honey sales? That's...

    Auto repair industry? Honey sales? That's nothing.... I'm a public school teacher. At least you are exchanging emails. . . we get them storming in the school with ball bats. Don't lose any...
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    cleats!! Taper the top and bottom about 10...

    cleats!! Taper the top and bottom about 10 degress. (just a flip in the table saw does both) This drains water away from the top and gives an edge at the bottom for grip. A little bead of caulk...
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    French Lick is the home of Larry Bird. "The Hick...

    French Lick is the home of Larry Bird. "The Hick from French Lick"
    Impressive.
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    I still have some dursban. As long as it doesn't...

    I still have some dursban. As long as it doesn't drift on my hives I might be okay? Right? I'd like to kill them all in one pass. Not a big fan of multiple treatments. Where can you get this...
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