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    Re: Mason Bees & Wasps

    Ii
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    Re: Mason Bees & Wasps

    If mason bees don’t use mud, then they are wasps. If you don’t want wasps then destroy their nests. Why not cultivate wasps? They are great pest predators.
    Is the mason bee thing real or a Costco...
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    Re: Queen Cage acceptance ????

    That video didn’t tell why, or did I miss something?
  4. Re: Beeproof top bar hive screened bottom, not so much

    Dollar tree has 12 inch diameter metal cooking splatter guards. I have cut the screen out of its frame to make push in cages. A pain to mess with but if you only need a little, it’s an option.
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    Re: Egg eating bees

    I am so grateful for your help! The problem has resolved with time. I now have eggs and brood. My thought was that if you add a frame of eggs and brood to a queenless colony (an old cell starter)...
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    Re: Nicot Laying Cage - complete success !!

    Thank you for that! Has anyone noticed a difference in queen quality between different styles ( emergency, graft,Nicot, etc) of queen rearing? I woulda thunk genetics were most important.
  7. Thread: Almost....

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    Re: Almost....

    Climb the ladder, lie on you belly, put a garbage bag under/around the hive, then break the combs off into the bag or cut them. Tie it off and lower it to the ground or carry it down the ladder. ...
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    Re: Nicot Laying Cage - complete success !!

    Could you leave the Nicot eggs protected until they hatch?
  9. Thread: Epi-Pen

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    Re: Epi-Pen

    I injected myself with epinephrine subcutaneously after a sting (had an allergic reaction in the past) and I think I came close to calamity. Not all venoms have the same antigens and your response...
  10. Re: What will the bees do with dead drone larva (after freezing)?

    Kill some and let us know what you find. I’m curious too.
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    Egg eating bees

    New package installed at the end of April. Doing well, lots of eggs brood and stores. Then the wise beekeeper made a split to make queen cells. A month later decided to add the queenless bees back...
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    Re: Evodia Finally Blooms This Year

    Just read an article warning about that tree out competing natives.
  13. Thread: Insurance

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    Re: Insurance

    Do your labels include the “Not for infants (botulism)” wording?
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    Re: Will this approach work?

    I suppose they can’t help but feed the larvae (assuming you have a busy colony). The more nurses, nutrition, and queenlessness you have, the better the success rate.
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    Re: Will this approach work?

    Uncapped brood should draw the nurse bees.
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    Re: Will this approach work?

    I will speak out of place here just to enjoy the scorn of the mob. Lol.
    The QC in a queenright colony is related to the queen mandibular pheromone not penetrating far past the queen excluder. One...
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    Re: Will this approach work?

    Go Mike! It’s your “ant Farm!” Mess with it and let us know what you learn!
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    Re: Will this approach work?

    Read the initial thread question. It is not a stupid question and the answer is that you can raise queencells in a queen right colony. May not be the best way to raise queens, but the discussion...
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    Re: 4 hours till picking up hives

    I have the same “angry bee” question Lincoln. I wear a suit and have nice bees. I guess if you have bees that follow you, like a wasp would, it would be ugly since they will follow you and you...
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    Re: Will this approach work?

    You can have queencells nurtured in a queen right hive especially with a queen excluder . The general opinion is that a crowded, queenless box with mucho nurse bees will get you bigger cells and...
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    Re: Mating NUC pheromone strip

    Thank you.
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    Re: Mating NUC pheromone strip

    I had a small hive with no queen. They built queen cells and stayed in the box. So, what is the QMP for? Thanks.
  23. Re: Queenless hive with supersedure cells - best approach at this point?

    If you have eggs, you have a queen.

    If there are larvae in the queencells then you have a chance. They need to survive to emerge, then survive mating. I would use a push-in cage so the first to...
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    Re: How late can I requeen?

    I caged the cells (push in cages), but I looked in as the first was hatching and put her in a nuc with 2 frames and some bees.
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    Re: How late can I requeen?

    I have a virgin queen and several others ready to hatch. It’s almost July. I just started beekeeping 2 months ago so my package hive is doing well but still small. Should I just kill all my virgin...
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