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    Re: Nightime hive work

    Its not gonna matter green or red just not bright white at night if they are aggresive like mine. I usually have a garage light or a shed light on that I make a stop at back to the house. Yes dont...
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    Re: Best way to kill workers from Nasty hive

    Once you catch the mean foragers . Dont worry about them. They will just set there wondering where every body went . Or use dish soap. The foamier the better. Yes you can wash it off later. I use...
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    Re: Killer Bees in Spain???

    Africanized bees have been found and tested to show this in Arizona. Done by USDA by FABIS testing in Tucson AZ. And the people looked by dress and actions more spanish than a mexican.
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    Re: Killer Bees in Spain???

    I imagine it could be. The area looks like a good place for them. I think some one should go out there and find them to double check.
  5. Thread: Hot hives

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    Re: Hot hives

    Something about native pollinators. I just think they didnt want to bother. So I am constantly looking. Most people want to save the bees as long as they are not on there property.
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    Re: Hot hives

    Nature. What forest section are you in? Prescott natl told me NO.
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    Re: Hot hives

    Nater37. Some of us try to keep domesticated hives cause they are nicer to work with but I have met several that gave up and produce a lot of honey and you can keep them small and prevent swarming...
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    Re: Hot hives

    I also live in Arizona and seem to be having problems finding land legally to place hives on. You must be in a different section of this state.
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    Re: Hot hives

    You can requeen. She probably will get killed. The best thing if you want to keep them is to keep the size of your hive small. Never let it get two deep. try using only supers or a deep and a super....
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    Re: Bee beneficial cover crop...

    I agree clovers dutch or some other white flower type. Clover is not very picky on soil type. That I have noticed.
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    Re: kill bees---save honey

    Just spray them with some water. I think its still cold enough in morning. I wouldnt use any ethirins if you dont want to taste it in the honey unless you try and wash it off of the combs before...
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    Re: kill bees---save honey

    a shop vacuum and red light at night.
  13. Thread: beelining

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    Re: beelining

    D=150y-500 according to the book. Im pretty sure thats 1 meter per second. So I got one mile. but I maybe doing this wrong. Maybe a second equals one foot?? Ill have to try and find my book.
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    Re: beelining

    did you start off determining the distance they flew from food source to there hive? Or was you just chasing your own bees around the neighbor hood.
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    Re: Lessons learned by a New-bee.

    I am no expert by far. Hopefully someone else will chime in on this. But I would think if she has no place to lay then they will all leave. So pull a couple of frames and replace them. Should...
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    Re: TENENT FROM HELL NEETS LANDLORD FROM HELL

    That sounds like it could be criminal. Also some sort of landlord tenant law could be violated as well. I would try the law for drugs aspca for the animals and just constant harassment from those two...
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    Re: U.S. Forest Land Leases

    that was helpful to me. They also tell you about administration fees and a guy once told me he will have to have a crew survey an area. So good luck and dont give up. I got a state land lease instead.
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    Re: Cheap Honey on the shelves

    Well if its pure honey thats a good price. thats like bulk price. I can usually get $12 a pound for mesquite
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    Re: Cheap Honey on the shelves

    No I havent seen that label. But I have seen a local guys label and he has several stores selling his honey. All local and lots of different flavors. With the amount I see and the other flavors....
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    Re: Buying bee-suits

    I got a mann lake full three layer suit. Its pretty hardy. Ive also got some from india ( spares) they are lighter fabric but also work okay. Especially when the home owner wants an experience. But...
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    Re: OAV smoker anyone used one of these ?

    I bought one. But havent got to use it. The bottle is a pierce style. Not a threaded propane bottle.
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    Re: Bee Suits - African Bees

    you could look at ultra breeze. I just use a mann lake suit the vented three layer one. I also use a round hood and sewed elastic stirrups to bottom of legs. Rubber boots thick rubber gloves. not...
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    Re: Taranov maneuver -- what drives you to this?

    We did this during a group meeting. Found four queens in the mess and several capped queen cells. turned the one hive into three. and it was fun
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    Re: Sugar Block Melting

    how about laying a pencil between inner cover and telescoping lid?
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    Re: Sugar Block Melting

    I cant give any advice on this. But last year I had sugar blocks on a couple of my hives and they became so moist they ran down over the cluster and killed them. More ventilation? I would assume...
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