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    Re: Move over Waggle Dance!

    Nah, she's not chilled. It was around 68 degrees yesterday when I filmed it. I spent hours being very National Geographic with my bees yesterday. I recorded some great video of the girls working my...
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    Re: Deeps or Mediums

    Every book I read said to start with two. I started with 3. Two Langs and one Top Bar. My TBH swarmed and I caught it, now I have 4 total. I'll probably stay at that number because I'm in a...
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    Re: Deeps or Mediums

    I'm a new beek and after reading Michael Bush's website many times, I went with all 8 frame medium equipment too with foundation-less frames and I couldn't be happier. Thanks Michael! I installed my...
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    Move over Waggle Dance!

    This girl is getting her "twerk on".


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAlWBq7cqtQ
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    Re: What are these bees doing?

    In part 2 of 2, the bees drag that one bee inside the hive, it then escapes back outside and is tackled to the ground. Because they dragged it in the hive, I don't think it was a foreign bee. I think...
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    What are these bees doing?

    In this video (part 1 of 2) a group of workers are ganging up on another worker by using their mandibles and biting the other bees legs and pulling on them. My first thought was this bee is probably...
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    Re: If you could only plant one type flower???

    I have around 17 different flowers planted just for the bees in the backyard. I consulted a list of the top pollen/nectar producers and bought $100's worth. Each flower section is about 4'x3' or 12...
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    If you could only plant one type flower???

    If you could only plant one flower variety, which one would you chose? I'll have 4 empty raised flower beds after this summer and I want to plant a lot of one thing that produces both pollen and...
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    Re: Studying frames

    As a new beek myself, when I look at frames I don't look for diseases and I don't care how much drone brood there is (I figure the bees know what's best and if they want to raise drones then that's...
  10. Re: how much honey can be produced from goldenrod?

    I have a huge field of GR about a mile from my house. I walked through it yesterday after work looking for bees foraging. This was around 6pm. I didn't see a single bee. Do they work GR at a certain...
  11. Re: Snow drop and crocus planting for early Spring bloom

    I planted crocus bulbs about this time last year here in zone 6b-7a and they bloomed the following year in late February-early March. They were very pretty but I saw no bees on them. My honey bees...
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    Re: How I kill hive beetles

    Mike, I'm 100% confident that the top bar won't fall of that holder. The wood is all flat and it feels really secure. And yes, this hive is on my front porch. Folks rarely come to my front door so I...
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    Re: How I kill hive beetles

    All good advice everyone. I'll try some of your suggestions. Thanks!
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    How I kill hive beetles

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-Ezesb1Oy8
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    Re: too much bearding?

    That's neat but I bet that stump makes inspections awkward.
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    Re: too much bearding?

    The top box is mostly empty. I run foundationless frames and only 1 middle frame has capped honey on it. The other 7 frames are undrawn so there's lots of room. I also have a slatted rack. By "giving...
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    Re: too much bearding?

    My main concern really is if most of the population is outside, who's inside policing the hive beetles? Are the beetles having a field day on the honey frames?
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    too much bearding?

    I have 3 hives in my backyard. The one in the middle beards almost daily and the other two almost never beard. Why would this be? Also, does the queen ever come out too when it's really hot? Should I...
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    Re: New beek from Wyoming

    I'm not in Wyoming but I worked there for years. I lived in Golden, Colorado but drove to Wyoming for work every week day. I installed lights on cell towers along I-80 from Utah to Neb and along I-25...
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    Kelley's vs Dadant copper outer covers

    I have to rant about something. I bought two Dadant copper garden style outer covers and I like them a lot. They cost $67.75 and are well made. They look like this:13093
    Months later I caught a...
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    Re: bees dragging out pupa. why?

    lol. That's as steady as I can be when I'm watching mosquitoes land on me. Those things love me in the evening time. :(
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    Re: bees dragging out pupa. why?

    Filmed with my iPhone 5s. I suit up when I inspect my hives but when I'm just hanging out filming, I'm usually just wearing flip flops and shorts. My bees are not aggressive but they sting me...
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    Re: bees dragging out pupa. why?

    I still feel bad for the drones being evicted like that. Since they don't sting, I'm tempted to bring them in the house but I know they would just die anyway. Maybe I could add them to my oatmeal and...
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    Re: bees dragging out pupa. why?

    Thanks. The Ultimate Hive stands are from BetterBee. Supers (all 8 frame mediums) were from Kelley Bees and are pine I think. The copper garden style tops came from Dadant. Low VOC paint from Lowes....
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    Re: bees dragging out pupa. why?

    Me either. I'll look that up in The Hive and the Honey Bee tonight. It might also be in ABC and XYZ.
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