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    Re: How close are your hives to your house?

    That made me laugh out loud. I know the feeling.
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    Re: 2016 YTD Sting Count

    3 plus one centipede on the toe. Crimany, that hurt.
  3. Thread: Drifting

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    Re: Drifting

    The original hive was a feral swarm that was also mean but free bees are free bees.
  4. Thread: Drifting

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    Drifting

    Hi all for Hawaii, (2nd year, winging it)

    My other half did a cut out about 3 weeks ago which went less that successful. He did not get the queen but came home with about 5000 really pissed off...
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    Re: Pictures of Queens

    that is a huge queen!!!
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    worker bees piping after a split

    Hi all,
    I live on Oahu in Hawaii and have 2 backyard hives and have had bees for a little over one year. I suspected one of the hives was getting over crowded but our weather has been bad due to...
  7. Thread: Hawaii

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    Re: Hawaii

    June 1
    albezia blooming
  8. Thread: Hawaii

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    Re: Hawaii

    96786 Wahiawa, Oahu elevation 1150 ft
    4/10/16
    Eucalyptus Mid bloom
    Fiddlewood starting, wild invasive
    Macadamia nut mid bloom ending
    Lychee most varieties ending except for Groff
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    Re: Time to make a split? Wall of pollen?

    How fun! Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Good luck!
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    Re: Maui beekeepers?

    Eddie is tomorrow! Maybe you can stream it.
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    Re: Maui beekeepers?

    Surf was big enough but too dangerous for the Eddie. The waiting period is over. My father was friends with Eddie and we used to go to his house when I was little. Those that live here avoid the...
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    Re: Rat or squirrel?

    i vote squirrel but there are no squirrels here. Tons of rats tho.
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    comb exposed to apivar

    Hello,
    I am a new first year bee keeper using a top bar hive. I live in Hawaii and with our warm weather, we have year round pests. I put in a Apivar strip when I noticed DWV in some of the bees. My...
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    Re: smelly hive in Hawaii

    thank you, Tenbears for taking the time to reply.
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    smelly hive in Hawaii

    Aloha,
    I am very new to bees and have a top bar hive in my yard. yesterday I noticed it smelled a bit yeasty and today it smells like dirty socks. I know that some pollen causes unusual smells to...
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    Re: Honey harvest 9/23/16

    Awesome!!! Congratulations and enjoy!
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    Re: Hive recovering from bear attack

    Me neither. I don't know what I'd do. That dog deserves extra treats and pets!!!
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    Re: My little bee helper

    My bee helper is 21 and off to an internship. Enjoy her while you can. Maybe she can do some reading and set up a calendar for you for next year. Or a business plan. Encourage her to let her arms...
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    Re: In need of a new Queen ASAP

    BUMMER!!! Were you raided by robber bees? I also have only one hive as a backyard hobbiest. I was able to purchase one queen from Moonbow Farms on the Big Island but it may take several days to get...
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    Re: HOW OFFEN DO QUEENS MATE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you, Tenbears, for the thorough explanation.
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