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    Re: Open Air Colony

    I was just pondering this route myself.
    Cut the branch, set whole colony in hive supported by branch, add a empty super on top to hold in place & duct tape the gap, a frame feeder if I can get it to...
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    Open Air Colony

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    I have a co-worker that has informed me about this colony that was discovered while her husband was out scouting for Elk.
    Thinking about attempting to retrieve it.
    Is it worth a shot this...
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    Re: New Members from Kentucky

    Welcome aboard!
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    Re: What's wrong with this bee?

    Looks to me like Deformed Wing Virus which is vectored by mites.
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    Re: Newbee noise.

    ^^^
    Wise words
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    Re: Share your Beekeeping Inventions!

    That's actually a pretty smart ideal!
    I am gonna have to adopt this method for taking pictures.
    I got tons of these file folder hangers laying around!
    Don't know why I never thought of this....
  7. Re: Have skunks- can't use imidacloprid a neonicotinoid

    Here is a link to the OP's (Original Poster's) state of Pennsylvania Game Commission: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=622266&mode=2

    It is clearly stated, "Landowners...
  8. Re: Have skunks- can't use imidacloprid a neonicotinoid

    The shooting after sundown only applies to hunting.
    We are talking about the elimination of a pest.
    In every state that I know of, If a skunk is damaging your property or livestock (bees), you can...
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    Re: 2 Year and treatment free

    That's okay.
    I noticed some K-wing bees in some hives (a virus transmitted by mites) and a general decline in population.
    Had a couple hive abscond, I guess trying to escape the mites.
    Also saw an...
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    Re: How did you get into beekeeping?

    My story is very similar to yours.
    Iraq Combat Vet & Wounded Warrior, got into it as a type of therapy & have fallen head over heels for bees.
  11. Re: Starting to think beekeepers are cheap. lol

    lol
    Beekeeping isn't cheap.
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    Re: Sick "Black" Bees

    Sometimes it will run its course, go away, and the hive will recover.
    Sometimes the hive will dwindle away to nothing.
    It's just one of those things, I just kinda sit back & watch and see what...
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    Re: Complety empty hive

    I've had this happen.
    In my case, I believe they left due to pressure from carpenter ants.
  14. Re: Africanized Honey Bee's? Coastal Virginia...

    Wow...
    You burnt them?

    Like others have said, we are in a dearth, get a better bee suite, your gonna get stung get tough, don't give up so easily, and I am saying this with no offense meant but:...
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    Re: Watch my bees - Live from Michigan!

    Got an error:
    This webpage is not available
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    Re: Drones got the boot!

    It is to early for drones to get booted in my area.
    I would think it's a bit early for yours as well, but who knows with this crazy weather we have been having...
    You might should check their...
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    Re: Fall mite treatment schedule

    I've found it is extremely effective and easy to use. Just hang two strips per box in the brood area.
    It's a one time treatment -strips stay in the hive for about 6 weeks, exposing all mites as they...
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    Re: Fall mite treatment schedule

    Gonna start my Apivar treatments tomorrow.
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    Re: Sugar Water Recipe

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    Double post
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    Re: Sugar Water Recipe

    The way I have been mixing a 1:1 up is a 4lb bag in a gallon milk jug then filled with water.
    Gonna experiment some & try adding a bit of ProHealth along with a dash of Agrilabs Vitamins &...
  21. Re: Some bees crawling in grass in front of hive

    I thought HMF was only a concern with high-fructose corn syrup.
    Never heard anyone say not to boil sugar water before.
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    Re: hayforkquilter

    Welcome aboard.
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    Re: Bee-pocolypse. Reality or Fiction?

    Dupe
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?301628-Why-the-fuss-over-bees-Is-the-U-S-in-the-midst-of-a-bee-pocalypse-The-science-says
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    Re: Trapout Base of Oak Tree

    From this Ol' Cavalry Scout & Iraq Combat Vet, I have much respect for you Nam guys.
    I admire the strength and courage of Vietnam vets. To me, those soldiers in the jungle are my heroes.
    During our...
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    Re: Please post pics of your hive stands!!

    Here is a pic of one of my double nucs I had just setup.
    I live in a hilly area & the pallets and block are easy to come by. ...
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