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  1. Re: super placement question post harvest & during dearth

    What is BT?
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    Re: Honey Harvest & Possible Swarm

    We did use apiguard on one hive, since we ran out of the strips, but don't think it was this one.
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    Re: Honey Harvest & Possible Swarm

    We dont want to use supers this late and while we are treating for mites. We need to get another brood box.
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    Honey Harvest & Possible Swarm

    We got our first honey yesterday off of a couple of hives. We also put apigar mite treatment in afterwards. The bees now act like they want to swarm. For two days now they cover the face of hive and...
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    Honey Harvest & Possible Swarm

    We got our first honey yesterday off of a couple of hives. We also put apigar mite treatment in afterwards. The bees now act like they want to swarm. For two days now they cover the face of hive and...
  6. Re: First Check After The Winter. Holy Cow!!!!!!!!

    That’s great Clark! We are finding about the same results and had about 3-4 frames of brood. The thing that puzzled us is we never saw the queen or any eggs. There was larva at different stages,...
  7. Thread: Hornet Nest

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    Re: Hornet Nest

    It took three tries but the last time I used a spray foam which coated the nest. First thing this morning I saw a couple still flying around, but by afternoon I have not seen any more. I plan to...
  8. Thread: Hornet Nest

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    Re: Hornet Nest

    I agree they serve a purpose, but have seen them become aggressive on too many instances, for no apparent reason. Working around their nest is always a direct threat as far as I am concerned. I...
  9. Thread: Hornet Nest

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    Re: Hornet Nest

    This one is around 12” and the biggest I have seen for a while.
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    Re: Hornet Nest

    That’s a great idea about the sprayer! I have used the quart size for wasps before but this nest would have justified the hose end sprayer. I am just very thankful this is almost over.
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    Re: Hornet Nest

    I would have loved to have a film myself! The one on one battle in the garage was enough to make it all worthwhile. I went back last night around 10:00 without red film over my flashlight. It was a...
  12. Thread: Hornet Nest

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    Re: Hornet Nest

    Thanks for all of the great responses! This morning around 4:30 am I went to the nest with to cans of spray, that were suppose to reach up to 27’. I saw somewhere that it was best to use a red light...
  13. Thread: Hornet Nest

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    Hornet Nest

    I accidentally ran into a hornets nest while pruning trees the other day. They stung me three times before I could get away. The nest is the size of a basketball and is around 300 feet from my bees....
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