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    Re: Stung by a bee

    Reactions to stings can decrease with exposure, but they can also increase in severiity. That said a sting at any time can be life threatening regardless of previous experien es. Facial stings in...
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    Re: Brood problem?

    If they capped it, then it should be alright
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    Re: Attacking bees - not africanized

    I bought a double deep hive that the people mowed up to the enterence. When I brought them home the attacked my dog that was on a chain. Ive broke them down and made several nucs. But I put queens...
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    Re: When do hives crash?

    Thanks. Fornthe heads up on mosquito spraying. We have had so much rain that they are asking you to call if you have mosquito issues. Ill see if they can put me on a no spray list.
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    Re: Research Ideas

    Get your colonies built up to stabilize the genetics. Then study the various chemical compounds in wax to find out what poisons/ chemicals toxins the bees in their environments store. That would...
  6. Re: Could I split my hives like this, in July?

    Eveerything locally is busting. I'm attempting to make queens now. My early splits are ready to move to 10 frame boxes when I have time. I have one hive wiith 3 deeps I'm getting ready to pull from...
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    Re: Liquid Benedryl--How Much To Take?

    According to drug.com the Max dowager is 25-50 Mg every 4-6 hours with a Max of 300mg in 24 hour period. There are also restrictions based on certain medical issues and medication. As we cant predict...
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    Re: Crepe Myrtle Nectar?

    There are too types of myrtle. The plain non hybyridized will attrach bees. I don't know what the physical difference is though
  9. Re: Property tax agricultural exemption for bees

    I posted in the middle of the quote. Sorry
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    Re: Odd grafting experience.

    That's a good piece of advise to file away. I still struggle with young queen id
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    Re: Will New Packages Be Aggressive?

    Cows love bees. They rub the box and the bees come out the cows flick them away.

    Seriously cows will destroy your hives from both a curiousity standpoint and from a scratching postnstandpoint
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    swarm question

    I got a swarm call today. Got there in 5 minutes. Bees were gone. How long after a swarm do the bees leave? If a person tried to track them how far will they fly before they go into tree. I got a...
  13. Re: Alternative Subspecies in North Carolina (other than Italian)

    Ok I'm new also, but I have a couple of thoughts.I grew up on a beef farm and learner a lot about livestock. Back in the 70"s we had some incidences that cost us a crop of cavles. That taught me a...
  14. Re: What pollen is available before the trees bud out?

    I am having my bees work henbit. Its been blooming since February and still going. Its growing everywhere roundup was sprayed in fields
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    Re: Painting Hives

    Would a longer telescoping cover help that issue. I thing water is a major cause of winter/ early spring loss. Chilled bees and brood. Think how you feel when your feet feel when wet in winter.
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    Re: Need advice on hot hive

    I'm dealing with the same issue. The suggestions ive received is something is making them that way. I'm thinking of borrowing a trail cam and watching them overnight. Possum, skunk, raccoon may be...
  17. Re: What should I cut off my fingers with . . .

    Wish I had this when I bought my saw last year. You are right on the lenght for the dado. Mine wont cut th7/8 board width. I have to cut the board vertically which scares me. As boards don't run true...
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    Re: Anyone making splits in KY?

    I'm in west ky. I split 2 nucs off my hive yesterday. I have drones in my hive but they aren't sexually mature. The bees have queen cells with a larvae inside. Yesterday was the first day with a 50...
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    Re: Amount of beetles

    If you use gardstar on the ground around the hive. How lind will the hatched beetles live in the hive or how long till you see a reduction in.beetles
  20. Re: What to do with nosema affected woodenware

    I went to bee school today. 10% bleach solution on woodenware after removing mess. Rinse with water let dry in sun. While frames can be done this way. Consider cost vs effort. Cold will reduce...
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    Re: Hives stolen looking for help

    Don't know a lot except I have been told of it happening. I would agree on the following. 1. Experience in beekeeping especially in transport of bees. 2. While its possible the thieves stole for the...
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    Re: Winter swarm?

    I'm a newbie also. How did you reduce 4 deeps down to 2 deeps for winter without taking their stores. I started with a5 frame nuc in may and would up with 2 deeps and a super that I left alone. As...
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    Re: First time assembly questions

    Ok ill bite. I only have used galvanized nails but have debated screws. Why would alumnium nail not work?
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    Re: Nashville Area Nectar?

    I'm in ky northwest of you. My bees aren't working goldenrod either. They are working something but I don't know what. I have a few asters in a bed that I have seen them on. I wish I knew what they...
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    Re: Anythin else I can do to control SHB

    2 weeks ago I put 2 oil containing traps in my one hive. I opened it today and the trap was empty but I killed about 10 beetles saw running around.also on another thought. I have one super about 1/2...
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