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    Re: First Frost Thread.

    Ava Missouri got hit with its first frost this morning,

    October 12, 2019 temps dropped to 28 degrees.

    It causes the bees slow down outside the hive and the deer to get more active.

    It is...
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    Re: Cost of package in 1959

    Just a guess but that was a year before I was born but I will junp in the 5.25

    Happy Home
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    Re: Intro as well as being treatment free

    Hi Litsinger,

    It is really hard for me to judge the weight of the hive. I did pick up the back of the hive and it felt like thirty or forty pounds to me. but my hives are setting on two concrete...
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    Re: Intro as well as being treatment free

    Thanks GregV

    That does bring up a question. Here in southern Missouri, I am not sure about getting the hives ready for winter. What do I need to do. I think I left enough honey for the bees so I...
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    Re: Intro as well as being treatment free

    Hi everyone, I feel blessed today I (mostly finished) bottling 28 pounds of honey from my 2 hives. I did not expect to get any honey at all this year since I caught the swarms this spring.

    I have...
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    Re: Beehive security question

    Not that It would stop vandalism or theft but you could possibly have some good photos if need with a hunting trail camera set up looking at the hives placed in a discrete location.

    You also...
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    Re: Swarm Trapping questions

    Hi hagane,

    I can not speak to the issues of trespassing, but I can speak to the idea of urban (sort of) bees.

    I caught two swarms of bees this spring, (well a primary swarm and a cast swarm)...
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    Re: Bee yard site questions

    Hi hagane,

    I will bite I do not know anything about dairy farming in Utah, I do not know what type of hay they grow there, but I can tell you that in Missouri the dairy farmers are not overly...
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    Re: God Bless and hello all

    Welcome to the one of the better bee forums on the web.

    I too am new to having a lot of girls around. What fun it really is, I have my hives set up on our country Church property, and intend to...
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    Re: Queen right hive with laying workers?

    I am a new to bees, and new to this forum. but I would say that it is not possible to have queen right hive and laying workers.

    You may have a colony with a queen in it that is not laying, or...
  11. Re: Found these "pellets" among the usual dead bees near my rooftop hive...cause?

    On a rooftop hive?

    I have no idea who is responsible for this carnage.
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    Re: Intro as well as being treatment free

    I agree, GregV

    Oh I actually was pretty close to you late last night, I did not have any extra time to kill with bees but I did think of you. I am not sure where exactly you are located but I was...
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    Re: Intro as well as being treatment free

    I wish to go on record as being non judgmental on Dr. Sharashkin being too expensive with his expertise. I did not feel offended it was just that I could not afford to spend that kind of money to...
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    Re: Intro as well as being treatment free

    I actually do get over in your neck of the woods on a fairly regular basis. Sometimes I have some spare time sometimes I don't.

    I will pm for contact info. and see if I can take you up on the...
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    Re: Intro as well as being treatment free

    Hi Litsinger,

    I do not know if Dr. Sharashkin is a member of this forum or not, but I did reach out to him via email, and asked if it would be possible to just visit his apiary.

    I was...
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    Re: Intro as well as being treatment free

    The entrance is only about 3 feet above the ground. It was low enough that I was concerned that the recent high water on April 30, which was the largest amount of rain in our area in recent memory...
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    Re: Intro as well as being treatment free

    Well here goes for the picture of the entrance on the tree that my bees came from. 50035
  18. Re: I need to catch up quickly on my knowledge and skills....

    [QUOTE=dh20;1741247]I jumped into bee keeping much faster than I should have and I need to get through the summer

    I know the feeling about that jumping in the deep end. I caught a swarm on April...
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    Re: Intro as well as being treatment free

    [QUOTE=GregV;1740377]Welcome here!
    Yes, you have been blessed.


    Thank you GregV,

    and I am aware of the blessing. The tree in close to a small stream that was the highest in recent memory at...
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    Intro as well as being treatment free

    I am living in Ava Missouri, near the center of town and the bee tree is less than 50 yard from my back door.

    It was about 3 years ago that I saw the first swarm come out of this tree and not...
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