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  1. Thread: Tangled Bees

    by R_V
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    Re: Tangled Bees

    looking back I see you purchased 2 completely setup hives, is that correct?
    the frames with all the bees look like the more "well seasoned" frames that probably contain most of the old comb. ...
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    Re: Leaving supers off the hive

    this is just me saying this but... a few days is probably do-able if they are sealed, and not in black trash bags in the sun.

    "The moth life cycle consists of 4 stages. ... Wax moth eggs hatch to...
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    Re: Leaving supers off the hive

    please describe how you plan to/what you mean by " leave them in the yard for a few days"?
    If I left a supper on the ground and/or not above an ant barrier of some kind, I'd have suppers full of...
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    Re: My beetle trap is working ???

    straight "roach killer (boric acid)" or some kind of mixture?
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    Re: Is fall treatment for varroa obligatory?

    You have mites. Why waist your time killing bees to test for them.
    If you're going to treat, then treat. If you're not going to treat, then don't.

    But if you are going to treat, the "generally...
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    Re: Getting comb drawn 'on demand'.

    me too
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    Re: Oxylic acid schedule

    I have a ProVape110 so it takes about 20 seconds per hive. I bought it last year and attribute my last winter's 100% survival rate to it.

    1. whenever the most bees are inside the hive. Coolest...
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    Re: Are these Ground Bees or Wasps?

    pics 3 and 4 look like yellow jackets
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    Re: ... and I thought it was 'just' beeswax.

    the first thing that came to mind after reading this was the varroa heat treatment devices that, as I recall, heat the hive to 113F.
    ...
  10. Re: Do you clean and reuse plastic foundation or throw them away?

    I have a basement sink with a sprayer. I have, in the past, used it to remove the fermented nectar and other nastiness.
    Then I set it on the ground outside and the ants clean out any remaining...
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    Re: Pierco plastic frames

    I was looking at their site, anyone know the cell size of these frames?
  12. Re: OA vape 5 days vs. 7 days apart - what do you recommend?

    I personally wouldn't rely on a paper mask when, for a few $s more, you can get the one below.
    I use one of these....
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    Re: Pierco plastic frames

    Small Hive Beetles love the hiding spaces around the edges and the top hangers. I suggest poring melted wax in the holes.

    50365
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    Re: Ohio Bee Box Company

    they did get in touch with me, eventually, and I did get my 2 or 3 orders.
    it took a little more than a month.
    I hope they get caught up and their "stuff" together because I like their products.
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    Re: Knocked down tree hive.

    +1
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle Grease Experiences

    what's your oil to syrup ratio?
  17. Thread: Help Identify

    by R_V
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    Re: Help Identify

    I have solitary ground bees that look a lot like that in my backyard. very close to a honey bee but just a tad longer and skinnier. were are you located?
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    SHB dead-out and the honey being robbed out.

    I saw a thread earlier this week or last about a hive that had been a slimmed dead-out and the OP had extracted the honey.
    This got me thinking. I wouldn't want that honey but the bees do.
    So my...
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    Re: Bee Mites crawling on my new bee hives!

    It would be helpful to know what part of the world we're talking about.
    In the SE USA I had those or something similar and we decided they were Thrips {sp} or something like that.
    I have a thread...
  20. Thread: Black Sugar Ants

    by R_V
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    Re: Black Sugar Ants

    the never wet works but is a proccess.. I've stopped using it and just use the grease as in poet # 2...
  21. Thread: Black Sugar Ants

    by R_V
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    Re: Black Sugar Ants

    a blow torch is more fun... anyway https://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?343783-NeverWet-Ant-Barrier-cheap-and-easy
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    Re: How to stop ants climbing up the hive stand?

    for yellow jackekts , a small tin of salmon cat food with 4 drops of fipronil (in walmart dog flee and tick treatment)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3EYx1_E-8Y
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    Re: Ants under hive attack hive

    https://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?343783-NeverWet-Ant-Barrier-cheap-and-easy
    the spray on grease has worked for well over a year and is easy to reapply if needed.
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    Re: Question about a newly moved in swarm!

    +1

    for future reference, since you're using/have foundation-less frames, I would and I do fill the empty space in the trap with empty foundation-less frames. 9 empty and 1 drawn out frame in the...
  25. Re: Does Pollen coming always mean there is a queen/eggs?

    I took a good look at them today and it was a complete swarm, just a small one. saw new eggs, larva, and capped brood.
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