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  1. Re: Will a new queen in a cage that died work for making a swarm lure?

    I have only 2 queens in about an ounce or 2 of rubbing alcohol. Whole, not crushed. I dipped both ends of a q tip and then put the q tip just beyond the entrance in a bait hive I'd already had set...
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    Re: Easter feasts/traditions

    Every year is different depending on my work schedule.


    This year, church.

    Then to my son's house to see what easter bunny brought , and me and my grandkids are going to do cake decorations....
  3. Re: Check out this view of one of our swarm traps.

    Good one!
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    Re: swarm moved in this morning

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/8gozs77vhddbe8n/2014-04-15%2010.34.43.jpg https://www.dropbox.com/s/5m9iy0bed7smf6k/2014-04-15%2010.32.08.jpg ...
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    Re: No more hives! - I want honey!

    I came here this morning to look this exact thing up, how to make a split tol create a hive that will be high honey producer. I missed it for orange blossom but we are going into saw palmetto, and...
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    Re: first case of chalk brood

    I went through the whole hive today and not one trace of chalkbrood. Thanks everyone!
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    Re: swarm moved in this morning

    Thanks mtndewluver, I'm glad I'm not the only one with picture problems. I just tried again to attach pic and same thing is happening. Arrrgh.
    Yes I'm so glad it happened after I got home so I...
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    Re: Dadant

    I was at the Fl Dadant store yesterday because we were going through N Fl and I wanted a case of honey containers and a few other things. The young fellow who filled my order was fine-- my only...
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    swarm moved in this morning

    No matter what I do, I can't insert the image. I tried a few months ago too, was going to do images with a cut out. I'm not using a different computer so I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. I go to...
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    Re: Overwhelmed by it all

    Yup, you will need the room.
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    Re: first case of chalk brood

    I wondered about all the brood in this particular hive, brood in all three boxes, plus we'd had a couple cool fronts (50's) go through a few weeks before it happened. I will read the articles later...
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    Re: first case of chalk brood

    I took out the queen and 5 of the worst frames. Then I took the remaining 5 deep frames and put them in with the strong nuk moved into a 10 frame deep. Double layer of newspaper, and 2 medium supers...
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    Re: queen juice question

    I like to use all 3 when I have them--brood comb, lgo, dead queen (now queen juice).

    I also started using the filtered out gunk from wax melting. I put wax (clean cappings and comb pieces) on...
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    queen juice question

    I have a container with one ounce isopropyl alcohol--how many queens does it take to make a decent strength queen juice? Are 2-3 queens enough for a start?

    In previous years I have used the...
  15. Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    I went foundationless and treatment free after finding Michael's teachings. The first books I read on beekeeping, and what I learned from other beekeepers and inspectors, was treatments and...
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    Re: what is this?

    Only the frames need freezing. Scrape out anything you see in the box but they don't need freeziing.
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    adding comb pieces

    Are you able to tell by looking when comb is right side up?

    I have a bunch of empty comb pieces that Id like to frame up and use in new or expanding hives . I know about the tilt up, but other...
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    Re: Best ventilated bee suit?

    I have an ultra breeze jacket, and I have an extra vented jacket knock off for when I need a helper or for teaching. When it comes time to buy again for me, it will be ultra breeze. One notable...
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    Re: The Miracle of Going Foundationless!

    It was a challenge for about a year to remember to turn the frames side to side when only attached on top, especially when I have a mix of frames. Now I turn properly without even thinking about it...
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    Re: first case of chalk brood

    Thanks everyone. Going later today to look again for the queen. I have a strong hygienic nuk and will newspaper combine. So good to know I don't have to pull out the frames of chalk brood.
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    first case of chalk brood

    I've read other threads and looked at the pics, what I have is definitely chalk brood.

    It's in a hive that had been one of my strongest, so not sure how it happened. It's a deep with 2 mediums,...
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    Re: Swarm trap saturation?

    I have a bait hive in a new location this year and after I set it up I put a blob of honey on the lid. Went back hours later, honey still there and not a single bee. I left the hive but I highly...
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    Re: March Hive Check - post them here

    I lost a hive and have no idea why. On the 7th a beekeeper friend and I moved 3 of my backyard hives to a small orange grove that belongs to a friend of his that wanted bees in it. I didn't do an...
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    Re: eating dead bees

    My dog eats honeybees. They are the only insect she eats, so they must taste good. I get bees around my yard and garage because of my equipment. Once in awhile I know she's stung after she eats them,...
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    Re: Juice Recipes

    Teal, if I had a juicer I would try your recipes, they look very good.

    I made Odfrank's and is excellent! I drink it over ice, or pour a bit into hot tea.
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