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    Re: Hello from Uruguay, South America

    welcome. If I'm not mistaken Uruguay is on the border of the furthermost south range of Africanized bees. Are yours Africanized or European?
  2. Re: Be careful where you place your WELCOME signs..lolol

    good photo
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    Re: Psychological Types and Conspiracy Theories

    Any examples of "conspiracy theories" that turned out to be true?
  4. Re: Lost hives due to SHB. Freeman traps did not help.

    Hey Dave,

    I'm just up the road from you and for what it's worth this is the worst year for SHB I've seen since the first year or two when they first arrived. Other beeks around here have said the...
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    Re: Who is still selling queens?

    I received some from Gardner's Apiaries a couple of weeks ago. 912 367 9352
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    Re: Old mystery bee equipment found in barn

    I'm almost positive the term "bee gum" came about because mature gum trees are often hollow and would just have to be cut into sections and boards nailed on the top and bottom. It's still somewhat...
  7. fermentation odor causing bees to abscond?

    I have a number of 5 frame nucs with attached bottom board. Over the years most have had a fermented honey run out of combs onto the bottom board. The bottom boards have been washed and bleached. ...
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    Re: paint hives with UV paint?

    Bees can see ultraviolet light that humans do not see. And they cannot see red which humans do see.
  9. Watched hive abscond-hive beetles left behind

    A few days ago, I watched a hive "swarm" out of a hive and settle onto a nearby tree limb. I was able to get them into a new hive and they seem very interested in drawing comb. They have the same...
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    paint hives with UV paint?

    Can hives be painted with UV paint to add another color to help bees distinguish which hive or nuc is theirs?
  11. Re: Keeping frame of brood alive outside of the hive

    Thanks guys. About 2 hours ago, (almost dark), I put them on a strong hive in an empty deep above an inner cover of a strong hive. maybe nurses will move up and save some brood and at least the...
  12. Keeping frame of brood alive outside of the hive

    So, I took a frame of eggs/young larva from my best hive to use the cut cell method into a cell builder. Before I could cut the cells out, a thunderstorm came up and it looks like I can't get the...
  13. Re: Feeding sugar water vs honey during the summer

    watch for robbing when feeding in a dearth. especially if it contains actual honey.
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    Amount of time to set up cell builder?

    It took me about 4 hours to do all this:

    Split a double strong deep into a single retaining most of the bees. I went through each frame closely for eggs/young larva and the queen.

    Took a...
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    Re: Making splits with caged queens

    have you checked for queen cells?
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    Re: pollen sub expanding in container

    Maybe I should just throw it out and start over.
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    pollen sub expanding in container

    I made and am feeding about 2 cups of pollen sub. It keeps expanding and coming out of the container. It's full of air bubbles and I can use a stick or hive tool to easily break up the bubbles. ...
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    Re: Broke T - Johnny Thompson

    agreed
  19. Re: compressed cotton smoker fuel falling apart

    When I have burned it loose, it seems to put out as much dust as smoke.
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    Re: Math doesn't add up - honey extraction

    I usually run 8 and think it's much easier and more efficient to uncap.
  21. compressed cotton smoker fuel falling apart

    It doesn't smoke well when it's loose. Can it be recompressed?
  22. Re: does interval between killing queen/adding queen matter at all?

    I'd like to hear more experiences about this. Is 10 hours about right? How much does it vary?
  23. Thread: Hi All

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    Re: Hi All

    Don't know where in NC you are, but welcome from the southwestern Piedmont.
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    Re: Spacing honey frames

    i run 8 frames for extracting. They uncap much easier than running 9.
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    Re: New beekeeper in the forum

    welcome
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