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    Re: Setting out swarm traps.

    Thanks D!
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    Setting out swarm traps.

    I made 5 swarm traps yesterday. Used old bodies and frames from dead outs. Baited with lemongrass oil.

    My question is when do I set them out? I am in northern kansas. I checked the swarm dates...
  3. Thread: All dead

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    Re: All dead

    I cleaned up my frames and equipment tonight. I want to thank everyone again for advice and encouragement.

    I stored my frames with an upside down telescoping cover, 8 frames per box for air...
  4. Thread: All dead

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    Re: All dead

    One quick question, does anyone have any recommendations for a supplier with carnis that will still mail packages? The ones that I have used are all Italians.
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    Re: All dead

    Thanks again for all the kind words. It has made me feel worlds better. I went for a drive last night cause I was really feeling like crap. Went to a grocery store and came out and someone had hit...
  6. Thread: All dead

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    Re: All dead

    Thanks for the kind words everyone. I am going to go all carni next year, actually weigh the hives in fall instead of guess, and full insert my sbb instead of halfway.

    I dont have enough freezer...
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    All dead

    Went and checked my 7 hives today. They are all dead, starved out. They were all light on stores as I took 2 hives and made nucs and splits looking back way too late. I fed them in the fall but...
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    Re: Beekeeping Newbie

    I just got mb book and am thinking the same thing. Can one just remove the plastic foundation and glue popsicle sticks in? And if so, both top and bottom groves of frames? Also sticks would go...
  9. Re: well the girls gave some great Goldenrod Honey

    Does is smell? Also, what's the flavor like?
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    Re: Requeening swarms?

    The 3 swarms I caught superxeded themselves within two weeks.
  11. Thread: garbage bees

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    Re: garbage bees

    When Ricky collected trash on trailer park boys he was always stung by bees.
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    Re: Bee suits for kids

    Thanks guys! Did you find the sizes were accurate for kids?
  13. Thread: 4 NWC Queens

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    Re: 4 NWC Queens

    Got 4 in late summer for nucs. So far so great.
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    Bee suits for kids

    Anyone have a good source for beesuits for kids. I want to buy my 3 boys (ages 10, 10, and 5) beesuits as a christmas present to help out next year. Looking for fullsuits. Any help on sizing/other...
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    Re: What to do with "extra" queens?

    Do you have a bunch of permanent nuc boxes or use those cheap cardboard boxes? I'm thinking of doing the same thing but I think that selling a nice nuc box will eat up any profit pretty quick? Or...
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    South Dakota Beekeepers

    I've been reading about your blizzard and all of the cattle loss. I hope your bees tucked themselves in early.
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    Re: My village may be getting rid of my hives???

    If I lived in a place that didn't allow bees or chickens I would move. Not because of the livestock but I would be such a jerk from living around so many idiots. Really sad results to a world with...
  18. Re: Deadly hornets kill 42 people and injure 600 China, but hornets are now in Franc

    Are those the palm sized hornets on the news? Wouldn't an entrance reducur or robbing screen or mouse guard keep those behemoths out?
  19. Thread: Best gloves.

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    Re: Best gloves.

    For someone who's fingers doesn't swell up I will give you that. However I can't do my dayjob with one sting to my left hand. So I'm looking for the next best thing.
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    Re: winter losses/summer gains

    Sounds like a successful season. Congrats.
  21. Thread: Best gloves.

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    Best gloves.

    Looking for a new pair of gloves. I lost my right hand one that came with my first hive today, blew off my truck somewhere. I get large local reactions so I don't mind paying for the absolute best...
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    Re: Lost a hive. Drawn frame question.

    I asked my fathet who owns the land last chemical spray? It was before the nucs were started. Yes they could've went onto otgers fields but other nucs are literally yards away. Thanks for...
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    Re: Lost a hive. Drawn frame question.

    Thanks for the response. More info below.

    Still had honey but no longer capped. There was capped honey on top of frames like normal on last inspection. Today the ants were in there and honey...
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    Lost a hive. Drawn frame question.

    I discovered I lost a hive today. It was in a nuc yard with 6 other nucs. Last inspection was 3 weeks ago, very health, good pattern and decent stores. Today the hive didn't have a single live bee....
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    Re: Trip to emergency room

    Pharmacist here. I'm sure you know what you are talking about. However all of the medical personal I have talked to have no idea what a large local reaction is, everyone assumes its on its way to...
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