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  1. Re: What's the biggest mistake (s) you made starting out?

    False sense of security or something like that now that I have bees. I watched too many Youtube Bee videos where the person in the video didn't wear protective clothing and even some who stated when...
  2. Re: USPS to raise postage on live aniaml shipments - including bees & chicks

    Why people still prop this Government failed business up is beyond me. UPS and Fed Ex could handle the job if you need to send something. What will we loose in our mailbox? Junk mail? Just like most...
  3. Re: One package of Bees I installed 3 days ago left

    Video is up, sorry it was on private... it's up now.

    I live next to wetlands and can only go so far but have not seen anything yet.
  4. Re: One package of Bees I installed 3 days ago left

    I just got home and went to go remove that top thing so they wouldn't build comb as stated above... The second hive is now gone! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh_t5xKFIjo
  5. Re: One package of Bees I installed 3 days ago left

    Sorry I should have stated the place I got them from asked me to video it and check for comb. That's the only reason I was going to. I have stayed out and only went in for queen cage and today when I...
  6. Re: One package of Bees I installed 3 days ago left

    I'm going to get another video Sunday of the hive still here. I talked with the person I got them from and during our talks I remembered last night that the good hive was acting strange, not bearding...
  7. Re: One package of Bees I installed 3 days ago left

    Thanks john. I'll go that route if I keep it.
  8. Re: One package of Bees I installed 3 days ago left

    Would using screen from a window screen keep shb from getting through and be an issue later?
  9. Re: One package of Bees I installed 3 days ago left

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXUwqql6mK8

    At the end of the video when I lift the top a bit you can see the clump of bees on top, there is another clump but not shown in video... Just curious...
  10. One package of Bees I installed 3 days ago left

    I removed the queen cage yesterday. They were sure in there with a ROAR!

    This morning I have been watching both hives and one hive had almost no activity, so little I was that concerned. I opened...
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    Re: The good and the bad about package bees

    Could Bee. It was the first hive we did. My poor son had a bee go up his pants, got up to his knee and wham! I felt so bad but he now feels initiated. I got stung on the nose the first 5 seconds I...
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    Re: Bee Bee Tree pictures.

    Have any updated pictures? I would love to see the size of it now. Have you found it to be soft wood, easy to break off during a storm? WHat are your thoughts close to a house for shade?
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    Re: The good and the bad about package bees

    Thanks for being my portal for info when I'm freaking.

    I thought it was kind of cool tonight for the bees, not sure what was going on but about an hour before their bedtime many came out and...
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    Re: The good and the bad about package bees

    Maybe I watch to much youtube where many don't wear protective clothes and the bees are always nice or maybe they don't say anything when stung?
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    The good and the bad about package bees

    My son and I just checked our 2 hives we got started this past Tuesday morning. Both Queens are out :banana:

    However one hive is pissed off mad and still flying around the hive. When we smoked it...
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    when do hive bettles show up?

    Package install.

    Do the beetles show up when honey is around meaning a hive won't have beetles till then or do bettles show up once bees are installed? Just curious if beetle find hives with...
  17. Re: GE GeoSpring 50-Gallon Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater as the smart investment

    I purchased it when it first came out, had been watching its release date for some time prior. Sure wish I was offered $400.00 rebate :-(

    The only issue I had was the top drain that they claim...
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    The right time to split a hive?

    I've watched videos but am still lost as so many videos state, "Thinking about swarming, might be too late, and so on".

    Can someone fine tune when the perfect time to split a hive is. What I am...
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    Re: Two Week Checkup Help

    I see packages and even NUCS for sale here and there. Are you a member of a Bee "club" Association or something? If not do a Google and find one close to you. If they have a website sometimes you can...
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    Re: Two Week Checkup Help

    I would think so as your colony isn't really taking off yet. But I'm no expert so I'll have to say IMO.
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    Re: Two Week Checkup Help

    I noticed no entrance reducer. WHen did you take it off or did you even use one? (Off topic a little but curious)
  22. Re: Website for what's blooming and pollen report for areas???

    + 1
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    Re: Green anoles - a.k.a. common lizard....

    I know this is from 2006 but no reason to start a new topic on the same thing...

    I witnessed an anole 50 feet from the hive in my neighbors ligustrum tree snatch a bee. Lizards are insect eaters...
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    Re: Feeder refill question

    I'd say shake it out so they don't rot in their own food... that's just IMO.
  25. Re: How many people use Salt Blocks for their bees and how do I know...

    Himalayan Rock Salt
    A 550 million year old source of minerals and trace elements for your horse, pony or any animal of salt. Mined from the Khewra Salt Mines at the foot of the Himalayan mountains...
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