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    Re: Pesticides/herbicides

    I suppose that would work for small areas but Im looking to treat almost 1.5 acre.
    Ill try the regular white vinegar before I spend 16+$ on the 20% vinegar. I was hoping that there was something...
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    Pesticides/herbicides

    I am trying to find an affordable natural alternative to roundup does anybody have some suggestions? I need something to control weeds growing up in the cracks of my driveway and around the house but...
  3. Thread: inspections

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    Re: inspections

    I usually inspect once a week during this time of year and then as things slow down I go to once every 2-3 weeks. The problem I have now is that last time I was in there were capped queen cells...
  4. Thread: inspections

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    inspections

    How often is it recommended to do an inspection on your hives? I have two that I inspected two weeks ago and haven't been able to get back out and check them again either because of work family...
  5. Re: Did a split now have mites wax moths and no capped queen cell now what??

    I didn't so much do the sugar shaker test as I just powder sugared the whole box that's what Ive been told to do before. I really don't want to use any chemicals so Ill look into the organic stuff...
  6. Re: Did a split now have mites wax moths and no capped queen cell now what??

    How do I delete this one its messed up??

    [QUOTE=JStinson;923374]There's a plethora of varroa treatments to choose from. The pesticides include Api-Var, Check-Mite, Apistan, etc. You can also...
  7. Did a split now have mites wax moths and no capped queen cell now what??

    A couple weeks ago I split one of my hives and went in today to check on their progress with making a new queen. I found a an empty queen cell no queen and no sign of a queen. I wasn't expecting to...
  8. Thread: Bee math?

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    Re: Bee math?

    Thanks guys that's exactly what I needed. I split a hive yesterday and am just trying to figure out when I can expect the new queen.
  9. Thread: Bee math?

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    Bee math?

    So Im trying to do some bee math and find answers and cant seem to find or understand maybe so I thought yall might be able to help. I have a queen cell with an egg in it and would like to know 1-...
  10. Thread: help

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    Re: help

    So far so good everyone went back in the hive I'll check on them next weekend and see if she started laying again. I have a little whisper in the back of my head that maybe she fell in the bucket...
  11. Thread: help

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    Re: help

    Well first off yes I do have a sbb whats wrong with them? Second ya'll wont believe what I found. Went through the hive yesterday completely no queen no eggs I was looking on the ground hoping she...
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    Re: help

    I guess I'll have to see if they're still there tomorrow and try to figure out whats happening.
  13. Thread: help

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    help

    Im not sure where to post this but here goes. Today I got home from work and went out to check the bees sugar water and noticed a large clump of bees hanging underneath the hive. They're still alive...
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    Hurricane prep

    On Friday I tied my hive together with ratchet straps in preperation for sandy and came outside this morning to see the stand had started to sink:eek:
    Only thing I can figure is that the moles have...
  15. Re: I extracted - what to do with wet frames before winter?

    Im not trying to hijack but could yall explain the differance between moth crystals and moth balls Ive never heard of crystals and why not use the balls I was told by a local beek to use balls tied...
  16. Thread: wind block?

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    Re: wind block?

    Thanks for the replies the hive is pretty strong with a deep slam full of honey so theyre good there. Im in North east NC near the VA border our winters are generally mild with a few harsh days here...
  17. Thread: wind block?

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    wind block?

    Hello as winter is approaching I'm wondering do I need to put up a wind block around my hive or will they be fine in my feild with full Sun? Ive been getting mixed revniews on this from local beeks...
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    Beeswax storage

    Hi all Im a new beekeeper and just extracted my first batch of honey and I would like to take my wax cappings and make candles and lip balms but I am thinking about waiting until after the next...
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    Re: Entrance Reducer troubles!!!

    Thank you jrbbees thats a good idea. Beeware10 you dont think the bees could really move the entrance reducer were talking maybe a good 6 inches from where its supposed to be. That thought has...
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    Entrance Reducer troubles!!!

    I work out of town and am only home Fri-Sat so every Fri I go out and look at my hive just to watch my bees flying in and out. I have noticed that for the past three weeks the entrance reducer is...
  21. Thread: gloves

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    Re: gloves

    I just use some regular old leather gloves I get from work you can find them at Lowes or Wal Mart and then pull the sleeve of my suit down over them it has elastic cuffs so no worries about bees...
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    New hive questions/concerns

    Hello everybody I have had my hive for about two weeks now and today I did a full blown inspectionand came out with more questions than answers. First off I have a ten frame deep and a ten frame...
  23. Thread: Feeding?

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    Re: Feeding?

    I just checked the hive they have taken a little more feed but I can see why they arent taking much of it they are building and filling like crazy in there everything looks good thanks for all your...
  24. Thread: Feeding?

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    Re: Feeding?

    They are on a mixture of drawn comb (that they drew) and plain foundation Im going in the hive tomorrow to check out theyre progress. Im might go ahead and take the feeder off since they dont seem...
  25. Thread: Feeding?

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    Feeding?

    I have a question about feeding the bees. I just received a swarm from a beekeeper down the road and she recomended that I feed them for about a week or so. She also said that they would go through...
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