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  1. Re: Backyard Beekeeper that develops bad neighbor relation issues ... to the extremes

    My opinion bees belong in the country away from people. If you put hives in the city or suburbs Use common sense. Check with your neighbors first to see if you can keep a few hives there, if they say...
  2. Re: What is everyone paying for a package this year?

    And you forgot to mention the mites that come with the nucs too. At these prices. All nucs should be treated for mites.
  3. Re: What is everyone paying for a package this year?

    Packages, nucs and queens are getting to be very expensive. A few more years of paying for overpriced bugs, Then who’s going to be able to afford them. My opinion the beekeeper that makes his own...
  4. Thread: Epi-pen?

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    Re: Epi-pen?

    The bee shot program works like this. You need a blood test first to see if you are allergic to honeybees. The first 6 weeks I got 3 shots per week. After the 6 weeks, I get one shot every 4 weeks...
  5. Thread: Epi-pen?

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    Re: Epi-pen?

    I get the bee shoots too. I wont renew my epi pen when my pen expires. Bee shoots are better. One visit to the emergency room is enough for me.
  6. Thread: Epi-pen?

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    Re: Epi-pen?

    See an allergy doctor first to see if you are allergic to honeybees. Simple blood test will tell if you are allergic. Epi pens are very expensive. If you are allergic its cheaper to get the shots.
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    Re: Puzzling varroa numbers

    You have mites treat. One mite is to many
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    Re: Hive Dead, with plenty of Honey in frames

    Did you treat for mites.
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    Re: Next Mite Treatment

    I use MAQS strips in the spring and treat again in The middle part of August. My 4 hives so far have come through the winter OK. Good product if you use it the right way.
  10. Re: Sen Schumer say's possible help for bee keepers and apple grower's in N.Y.

    Its federal money. cuomo will give you money to paint your hives if you vote for him.
  11. Re: Sen Schumer say's possible help for bee keepers and apple grower's in N.Y.

    Schumer is very good playing politics. New Yorkers love to here him talk. If he can get more pork to come here. he will get it. He could care less about our bees. I can remember what the government...
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    Re: Govt to spend 3 million on bee pasture?

    You think our government will spend 3 million on a bee pasture. its more pork for the special interest. wake up my fellow americans. we are broke now. vote them all out of office.
  13. Re: Building 4 frame nucs from ply. What I did with pics.

    Nice
  14. Thread: apivar

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    Re: apivar

    I would use Mite away quick strips. treat when temp is above 50 degrees.
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    Re: Michigan beekeepers

    I get the same weather you guys get. Its a shame you have to loose 80 percent. I checked my hives the other day. I have 5 hives. All hives are still alive. I treated twice with mite away quick...
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    Re: 1st Allergic reaction ...it was no fun...

    Any bee sting above the heart can be serious. I always protect myself now. like I said. You dont have to give up your bees. See a good allergy doctor if you want to keep bees.
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    Re: 1st Allergic reaction ...it was no fun...

    You need a blood test first to see if you are allegric to honeybees. if you are. then you start the program for bee shots. first 9 weeks you get 3 shots every week. after that you get one shot every...
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    Re: 1st Allergic reaction ...it was no fun...

    No problem. You don’t have to give up your bees. I had the same happen to me six months ago. I got a blood test. Now i'm getting bee shots for 3 to 5 years. My insurance pays most of it. Don’t fool...
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    Re: Michael Bush's Book

    Great book. If I had to buy it again. I would purchased volume 1 2 and 3 separately. One book with 3 volumes in it make it a little difficult to find what I need. For the money its worth every penny.
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    Re: How do you find the queen in a large hive?

    rbherc you have it right. queen excluder in the middle of two boxes. the smoke will force the other bees through the excluder down in the bottom box. if queen is on one of the frames. The excluder...
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    Re: How do you find the queen in a large hive?

    if I have to find the queen I use an empty hive body with an queen excluder on top. I pick the frames I want to inspect from the mother hive to be used for my split. use another empty box to shake...
  22. Re: Does anyone have a curriculum for beekeeping classes

    Try this it might help you out. I learned beekeeping from this CD.

    http://www.gobeekeeping.com/howtoorder/cdpagea.htm
  23. Thread: Mites

    by Ray4852
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    Re: Mites

    I check my hives once a month for mites with a sticky board. If I find one mite. I put in a drone comb to trap the mites.
  24. Re: Is the honey left over from winter "extra" that I can take?

    I wouldn't take the honey. Let the bees build up more stores till you have enough stores for them to get through another winter. I like 100 lbs for the bees. if I get more honey I can take some for...
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    Re: Is a dog close to hive a major concern?

    My black lab followed me once down to my hives. The bees chased him out and never went back again. when I walk to my hives now. he stays back. lol. smart dog
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