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  1. Thread: New from Bama

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    Re: New from Bama

    your location says B'ham, so... I've seen a few post were people were selling their hives. Check the "Beekeeping In Alabama" group on FB.
    it's not too late for a full hive or nuc IMHO. If you're...
  2. Thread: Alabama

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    Re: Alabama

    so a side note about this swarm.. they were on the ground when I caught them.
    I placed a deep hive on top of them (full of drawn comb) propped up on one end by a 4x4x4 block of wood.
    They made...
  3. Thread: Alabama

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    Re: Alabama

    5/24/2020
    Vestavia Hills
    Jefferson County
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  4. Thread: Alabama

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    Re: Alabama

    I have a hive that I thought had failed to re-queen this spring and was dwindling.
    I was planning to break it down this week.
    2 days ago I saw what looked like orientation flights and though maybe...
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    Re: Possible computer virus threat

    here's a link to a Clark Howard page about free anti-virus, spyware, etc for those of you seeing these issues...

    https://clark.com/technology/clark-howards-virus-spyware-and-malware-protection/
  6. Thread: Alabama

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    Re: Alabama

    Cough another of my own.
    3/18/2020
    Jefferson Co.
  7. Thread: Alabama

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    Re: Alabama

    I cough my own swarm a couple of days ago
    3/16/2020
    Jefferson Co.

    and FYI, in my area, the flow is on and I plan to add suppers this afternoon.
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    Re: Possible computer virus threat

    I'd still run malwarebytes, it can't hurt... this sounds like malware and not a virus
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    Re: Possible computer virus threat

    +1 for Malware Bytes, it has a free trial and you can scan your system and remove malware.
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    neverwet works for a while but I found that something (I suspect lizards) was cleaning it off the under side of my inverted cake pans. I sprayed white grease under the cake pans and it resolved the...
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    Re: Ants emptied one box

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Ants emptied one box

    yep, if you can invert that blue thing in pic 3 and cover it with grease, that should work.
  13. Thread: cannabis!

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    Re: cannabis!

    I have these "trees" in my area. the native bees love it. I've not seen any honey bees on it. though I've only looked it over a few times.
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    Re: Problem with oxalic acid wand

    absolutely not.

    a little water and a chemical free shop towel works fine.
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    What temperature kills it?
    Have you thought about hot wax dipping your equipment or a Kiln that can be turned down
    I read here somewhere that hot wax dipping was hot enough (250-350 F) to kill...
  16. Re: Small hive beetle attracted to unused equipment?

    I have found adult SHB in comb that had been frozen for a few weeks and then set outside to warm up, on a stand, in a medium box with cover and no bottom.
    The frames had a good bit of pollen in...
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    Re: Chinses Swarm commander

    I try not to buy anything from china if I can help it.
    The real Swarm Commander has caught 8 swarms for me so it was well worth the price.
    I haven't tried lemon grass oil but it's super cheap.
    ...
  18. Thread: uugh, wax moths...

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    Re: uugh, wax moths...

    I wonder and would guess, if you froze the frames for a week, then thawed then for a week, then froze them again, would that end the life cycle?
    At what point does an egg "decide" to hatch?
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    Re: Foundationless source?

    +1 for Foxhound. I've bought from them in the past and will again.
    off subject but I really like the jacket I bought from them.
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    Re: Foundationless source?

    it looks like they might still, it's just their store site is out of order.. http://forestbees.com/beekeeping-store
  21. Thread: Essential oils

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    Re: Essential oils

    this made me think of this t-shirt that I have... 50997
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    Re: hive beetle blocker- anyone used this?

    1) I commend you on finding a working link. current link = https://blythewoodbeecompany.com/product/clarks-beetle-blocker-shim-hive-beetle-prevention/
    2) it doesn't kill the beetles, it's supposed...
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    Re: Foundationless source?

    Michael Bush started a thread a few years back
    https://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?336038-Someone-finally-selling-narrow-foundationless-frames

    I get an error for the original site's...
  24. Thread: Tangled Bees

    by R_V
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    Re: Tangled Bees

    looking back I see you purchased 2 completely setup hives, is that correct?
    the frames with all the bees look like the more "well seasoned" frames that probably contain most of the old comb. ...
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    Re: Leaving supers off the hive

    this is just me saying this but... a few days is probably do-able if they are sealed, and not in black trash bags in the sun.

    "The moth life cycle consists of 4 stages. ... Wax moth eggs hatch to...
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