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    Re: Odd bees, try two - with photos

    We have a WINNER!!
    They appear to be red banded bumble bees based on the pictures I looked at on Google.
    Thanks Western
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    Re: Odd bees, try two - with photos

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    I put the...
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    Odd bees, try two - with photos

    Yesterday I came across some odd looking bees after being called out to remove honey bees. They just did not look like honey bees to me so I posted a thread to see if anyone could ID them. Alas...
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    Odd looking 'bees' can anyone help

    I had a person call me about a hive they said they had in their house wall.
    I went out to look at it and there was little if any activity near the hole they say the bees were using and the only...
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    Fact or Fiction?

    I ran in to an old beekeeper today who was doing something I'd never seen or heard of before.
    He had grounded his queen excluders with a wire and a nail in the ground. His contention was that the...
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    Re: Some photos

    I had two deeps and one medium fro each hive.
    There was so much honey in the supers and I had more that I could use so I left them on for extra feed..
    This frame was from one of the mediums from...
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    alcohol wash

    Can someone send me a link or provide details of the process?
    Thanks
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    Some photos

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    I hope this worked. If it doesn't I use Photo bucket
    In answer to the question about the vent, yes I had a hole on the paper. The vent was at the front of the hive above the...
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    Dead out x 2 - what happened??

    It finally was warn enough today to pop the top on two of my hives today and they both were dead outs.
    I don't know what happened and looking for some ideas on how to find out what might have gone...
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    Re: More 'WINTER' questions

    Answers

    Yes, I do have some hearing loss but I do have sthyicsope.

    By 'lot's of dead bees I mean 50-100 pulled out with the stick from the bottom boards through the entrance reducer.

    I...
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    More 'WINTER' questions

    This is my first winter of keeping here in Wisconsin. After a few fall combines I went into winter with five good looking hives. All produced a good deal of honey so I was able to leave them with...
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    Re: I'd like to make creamed honey

    Don't know why it did not come up the first time on youtube but I found a nice demo 10 mins after I posted this. I'd still be open to any tips or ideas
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    I'd like to make creamed honey

    This will be my third year keeping and like most of you, I'm hooked. I had a very good year or should I say my ladies had a very good year. To make a long story short, I have about two gallons of...
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    Question on rain

    Given that before the girls can cap honey it needs to reach the correct moisture level, I wonder if rain and excess humidity, which we've had plenty of the last three week, is the reason they seem so...
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    Freezing Frames?

    I just cracked two of my hives to check for swarm potential. In both I found the outermost frame completely capped with honey on both sides.

    My intention was to avoid or at least forestall a...
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    Re: Before and After

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    Before and After

    Last week a friend told me he had several medium supers with frames that he'd come across on a farm. He warned me the boxes and frames were "a little rough"

    I told him to bring them by and I'd...
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    Honey capping encouragement

    I have several hives with honey supers with full frames of nectar and some capped honey. The girls just don't seem to want to cap entire frames so I can yank them for harvest.

    Is there a way to...
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    Sticky: First swarm - Wisconsin

    Appleton WI.
    July 12 about 3:00pm

    My first swarm ever and it could not have been easier. About four pound swarm that was hanging from a branch about 30 INCHES from the ground. I just slipped a...
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    Re: Upper entrance - odd behavior

    No, the bottom (normal) entrace had plenty of activity - just nothing upstaies
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    Drone death march

    I checked on two of my hives yesterday and saw something disturbing and I wonder if I should be concerned.

    All around the front of both hives were about 50-75 bees on the ground that seemed to be...
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    Upper entrance - odd behavior

    About a week or more ago I added queen excluders on two of my hives between the brood boxes and the honey super after the girls had drawn out about five or six of the frames as was suggested. To make...
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    Jumbo Deep Fondation

    I've just been given six Jumbo Deep brood boxes. They are as you know an odd size having frames close to 12" long. I have all the frames which are all drawn but the comb looks to be quite old. It...
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    'Jumbo' Boxes

    I have a line on some 'jumbo' hive boxes which I understand are larger than Lanstrom (sp) deeps by about 20%. I've been told that finding frames and foundations for this larger size id quite...
  25. Bees and windows - question or thoughts

    It is illegal to keep bees in my city. After many months of effort I finally succeeded in getting the city to allow me to keep two hives at the local arboretum which is located in a large city park....
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