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  1. Re: Bees not cleaning out honey frames left outside of the hives

    If you are going to open feed anything, whether syrup, pollen sub or wet supers I advise moving it farther away from your hives. At least put a building between the open feed and the hives.
    I've...
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    Re: Unknown Bee Behavior

    If they are a bunch of bored foragers, it might also indicate it's time to take some honey. Harvest a few frames then return them to be cleaned and refilled. that will keep those idle workers busy.
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    Re: Detering a Large Bumble bee

    It may be tough to relocate her unless you go miles. If she has a nest in there already it might be necessary to destroy her and the nest. I know, I wouldn't want to harm any bee either. It hurts...
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    Re: Beekeeping with young kids?

    It takes a certain amount of strength and coordination to work around bees without causing a big disturbance. Think dropped frame or tripping into a hive. Let her watch and learn for 2 or 3 more...
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    Re: Unwelcome ursine visitor

    don't underestimate the strength of a bear. 'Buttoned up tight' is only 1 successful claw point away from being boxes and frames scattered around the yard.
    Bear claws, the ultimate hive tool.
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    Re: Cardinal Sin

    JW, you have confessed, and that is good for the soul. Or so they say.
    Your penance could be pointing out to him that using insecticide to kill the bees would be harmful to the birds too.
    Now,...
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    Re: Storm damaged box

    Man, they got their panties in a twist, didn't they? :lookout:
    Seriously, I hope that was all the damage you suffered and everyone is unharmed.
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    Re: Reducing bee stings

    Applying smoke to hands and face helps reduce the possibility of a sting, but doesn't completely eliminate the chances.
    A head butt can change to a sting with a simple twist of the wings and is...
  9. Re: Best cleaner for bee poop on solar panels

    I wouldn't worry about it. It bakes and degrades in the sun, rain will eventually wash it off. Your semi-annual cleanings will take care of most of what the rain and sun fail to get. The little...
  10. Re: Are bees using their front legs to carry pollen into hive instead of back legs

    It happens but it is just incidental.
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    Re: Reducing bee stings

    if the bees on your arm are not bumping you or trying to sting you, you can usually gently blow them off (as you would to get them to move aside when inspecting frames) or use a little smoke to get...
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    Re: Honey moisture question

    Nothing wrong with that honey. Crystallization is normal, depending upon the nectar sources, until you micro-filter all the pollen and dust out then cook it until it ain't honey any more. Just heat...
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    Re: Untreated cedar for hive bodies

    I have a commercially made bottom and lid made of 1x12 cedar. I didn't paint them, just some hot tung oil and wax that most of my equipment has. The wood shrank, and when it shrank they left gaps...
  14. Re: Urban / suburban bee keeping (summer feeding)

    If you have ever seen a honeybee in your garden before you got your bees then there are certainly other colonies nearby. There are other beeks in the Redding area on this forum.

    An upside down...
  15. Re: Question for Northern, High Desert Bee Keepers

    probably right about now. If you have a queen ready to introduce, all the better.

    There is the school of thought that making splits after solstice is the way to go for making over-wintering nucs.
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    Re: 1st ever sting and no swelling ?

    Linda, you can play with them this weekend in the morning before it gets hot. During the summer I always try to open them as the foragers are leaving in the AM.
    And yes, stings can help with...
  17. Re: Veil with clear panel available anywhere?

    One pair of aged eyes to another, wearing a good, bright headlamp helps, too.
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    Re: Smoker issue

    IME pine straw makes a lot of creosote. I used that for a few years. Now I'm using fruitwood chips, this year it's a plum tree that I cut down last year. It burns cleaner than pine straw and the...
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    Re: Question about oxygen / de-gassing

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    1.third in order or level.
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    Re: 1st ever sting and no swelling ?

    You got stung through the jacket which means you just got a little scratch, not the full monte.
    The stingers are not very long but long enough to penetrate many of our common fabrics (like blue...
  21. Re: What do trees offer the bees this time of year?

    Some trees bloom before leaves, some bloom during leaf-out, some bloom after leaves are full.
    In my area willow and locust just finished blooming and Russian olive is at the tail end. Catalpa is...
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    Re: Found this interesting...

    It's highly scented and it's what they know.
    If you want to force them to use the bottom entrance, you can plug the drilled hole. but why bother?

    Keeping both entrances open serves to help...
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    Re: Black Locus Bloom

    Locust bloom after the leaves. The locust bloom in my area is just ending.
  24. Re: This wild swarm has figured out how to avoid robbing

    That's cool. I've seen bees seal up entrances before winter may times, but I've seen only 1 colony seal up this time of year, and that was a package that kept getting harassed by a larger colony...
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    Re: How to boost a swarm?

    Some variables are possible here. That swarm could very possibly have the old worn out queen so it could be time to replace her. Eggs and brood are a good sign if it's a good solid pattern, but if...
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