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  1. Re: Best way to remove dead bees from frames

    I turn the frame upside down and tap the inverted top bar on a wall or something solid. The deceased pop right out of the naturally "up" facing comb design. The remainder I grab with tweezers. ...
  2. Re: Merging a NUC with a queenless colony?

    The hive has not gone laying worker and is 2 medium 10 frames in size. They have been bringing in nectar and packing in the honey.

    My thought was to start the nuc in a 10 frame medium then stack...
  3. Merging a NUC with a queenless colony?

    I have a hive that became queenless about a month ago. I am getting a nuc from a friend tomorrow and was wondering if I can just add the nuc frames with laying queen into a box and introduce that...
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    Interesting Show about Honey

    If anyone is interested there is a new Netflix original series called "Rotten" It is a 6 episode series on globally sourced food and how foreign countries are cheating the system. The first episode...
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    Re: Reactions to stings intensifying

    I'm having local reactions. Got stung twice yesterday. once on my ankle and another on my thigh. They are both warm to the touch and very swollen. Seems odd to me because the stings weren't in...
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    Re: Bee Screening

    I ordered mine on Amazon. Home Depot and Lowes in my area doesn't stock it.
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    Re: Bee Screening

    Looks like #8 hardware screening. As it should be.
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    Re: Percentage of Honey For Care

    I have 4 hives that I maintain in a friends yard. When he needs honey he asks I provide it to him free of charge. He uses maybe 2lbs a year. We are big BBQ enthusiasts and use it in sauces and...
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    Re: Nuc install in windy conditions?

    Pop them in and button them up. they will be fine. It should only take a few min to get the frames installed, You will do fine Russ!
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    Re: Can anyone Identify?

    No Cocoons just what you see in the pictures. Thank you for your reply. I'm going to put some para moth crystals in there just in case.
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    Re: Can anyone Identify?

    The super has been off of the hive for about 3 weeks and it hasn't gotten any worse. Did I somehow break the life cycle? The super is sealed up in my garage, is there still a danger that the eggs...
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    Can anyone Identify?

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    I was scraping honey supers today for storage and found a strange substance on a few frames. It looks like eggs suspended in webbing to me. I tried to get a few close ups. Can anyone...
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    Re: Queenless in Delaware

    UPDATE: I did an inspection yesterday and found a big fat queen. I'm not sure if she is mated but she is in there. I'm feeding 2:1 and hope they will take it. I'm sure she is new within the last...
  14. Re: Bees making their own entrance reducer

    Mine do that all of the time. They know when to close the front door mahobee! I just closed up my entrances last week. My bees also propolise their wentilation rims during the summer according to...
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    Re: Queenless in Delaware

    Hi costigaj, thanks for chiming in. I have beetle blaster traps in place and their numbers are going down. I did mention little honey stores at this time. I'm shooting myself in the foot for...
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    Re: Do you use a shim for the winter?

    I use a 3 inch shim that I make from red cedar with a single 3/4 inch hole. Seems to provide good exhaust and allows for cleansing flights on warmer days. I also add 4lbs of granulated sugar to the...
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    Queenless in Delaware

    Hey folks. I have a question to pose to the group. Inspected one of my hives today and saw no eggs or brood and very little honey stores. Also didn't notice any drones. I'm pretty sure this hive...
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    Re: Bug identification on the milkweed

    Cant help with identification but I bet a trout would love that on the end of my fly line!:D
  19. Re: Drone Eviction starting Southern Interior BC -- anything happening in your locati

    I haven't seen any evictions yet Sarah. I'm in Wilmington , DE and we are in the middle of a very dry heat wave. No rain and a heat index in the mid 90's.
  20. Re: Tennessee Very Light Honey Early Now Very Dark Honey

    I got several frames of dark honey this spring. We had a strange winter and the bees were still foraging on new years eve. It never stays so warm here up until that date and I can only assume the...
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    Re: Inspecting bottom brood box.

    When I see evidence of my queens, I close up the hive. No sense in bugging them any further. Just my practice.
  22. Thread: Beard?

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    Re: Beard?

    The weather has cooled a bit here and all of the bees are happily back inside. I will put a ventilation rim on that hive in a few days. I should have done it last week but sometimes life gets in...
  23. Thread: Beard?

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    Re: Beard?

    https://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=26402&d=1468085453&thumb=1&stc=1

    How about this!:eek:
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    Re: I'm SO excited! It's HONEY time!

    I'm going to wait for the heat to pass till I harvest. Good luck!
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    Re: Carpenter bee issue

    Good to know JRG thank you.
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