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    Re: First Frost Thread.

    It was 100 degrees here yesterday.
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    Re: Is it just me, or do you see it too?

    LOL!! Well played!
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    Good news about you walking again! Hang in there!

    Good news about you walking again! Hang in there!
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    Congratulations!

    Congratulations!
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle Grease Experiences

    Can you tell us a little more about it? Is there a recipe to make it or do you just buy it?
  6. Check with Eclectic Bee Farm in Eclectic. I have...

    Check with Eclectic Bee Farm in Eclectic. I have bought a lot from them.
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    Dont be anxious. The bees know what to do! It...

    Dont be anxious. The bees know what to do! It will all work out
  8. Thread: No Beetles

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    Re: No Beetles

    I havent noticed many yet this year either, but I think it's coming before long.
    Last year they seemed to be pretty prevalent.
  9. Re: How Soon Does a New Queen Affect the Hive?

    In my case, it was not until the mean bees died did I see a change. It took several weeks or so. And tikkay, the hot bees got in my head too! LOL Sure makes beekeeping unpleasant.
  10. Re: Commiserate: Worst Advice You've Ever Followed, & Subsequent Disastrous Results

    I actually enjoy youtube bee videos but I take their advice with a grain of salt. If you want to read some outlandish advice, visit some of the Beginner Beekeeping facebook groups. I dont know...
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    I agree with danman. They need to be hopelessly...

    I agree with danman. They need to be hopelessly queenless. I killed an introduced queen by not making absolutely sure all emergency cells were gone.
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    He already said he didnt see eggs during the...

    He already said he didnt see eggs during the inspection.
  13. Re: backfilling brood cells w nectar.. best management?

    Thisoldfish,

    I have had the exact same scenerio happen to me this year. I'm a third year beekeeper so I wasnt quite sure what to do. I pulled 2 of the deep frames in the brood box that were full...
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    Re: Package VS. Nuc Challenge

    Hey Kamon! I found you on youtube a few weeks ago and have been enjoying your videos. You're always down to earth, honest, and you give good tips.

    I have to admit, when I first saw you on...
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    Re: Advice on a split I made

    Thank you for the advice everyone!

    I would have made another split with the new cells, but I ran out of equipment due to 4 splits I made a couple of weeks prior. I have since bought a few things...
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    Re: Advice on a split I made

    Thanks for the advice. I wanted to cut out a couple of the queen cells to make more splits but I got a little intimidated. I may try again this weekend if weather permits.

    This is the year I am...
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    Re: Advice on a split I made

    Yes, the queen cells were at the bottom of the frame.47667
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    Advice on a split I made

    Hello everyone! I'm in my 3rd year of keeping bees, so I have a lot to learn yet. This is my first year making splits without purchasing queens.

    I have one hive that had become really strong early...
  19. Re: I'm Famous! (well, not famous, but I'm on TV!)

    Youre a natural! Well done!
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    Im in Montgomery and saw a drone come out of one...

    Im in Montgomery and saw a drone come out of one of my hives the other day. And a friend of mine was working in Mobile last week and ran across a swarm. I guess they are getting really active already
  21. Re: Where is the cheapest place to buy mineral oil for my SHB swimming pool?

    Is there a reason not to use vegetable oil? That's what I use and have never had a problem.
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    im in central Alabama. They are bringing in a...

    im in central Alabama. They are bringing in a little nectar and a little pollen. I expected resources to be scarce by now.
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    Im a second year beekeeper in Alabama. We have...

    Im a second year beekeeper in Alabama. We have brutally hot summers with high temps and high humidity. I wish I had a good answer for you but I dont.

    My hives are in full sun most of the day. I...
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    War Eagle Spur9! Im in Montgomery

    War Eagle Spur9! Im in Montgomery
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    Re: Ants INVADING top feeder.

    I have had the same problem using that feeder. The bees cant stop them from gaining access.
    Our yard is completely infested with ants. They even get into our vehicles. So I have had a constant...
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