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    Re: Small Hive Beetle Grease Experiences

    what's your oil to syrup ratio?
  2. Thread: Help Identify

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    Re: Help Identify

    I have solitary ground bees that look a lot like that in my backyard. very close to a honey bee but just a tad longer and skinnier. were are you located?
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    SHB dead-out and the honey being robbed out.

    I saw a thread earlier this week or last about a hive that had been a slimmed dead-out and the OP had extracted the honey.
    This got me thinking. I wouldn't want that honey but the bees do.
    So my...
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    Re: Bee Mites crawling on my new bee hives!

    It would be helpful to know what part of the world we're talking about.
    In the SE USA I had those or something similar and we decided they were Thrips {sp} or something like that.
    I have a thread...
  5. Thread: Black Sugar Ants

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    Re: Black Sugar Ants

    the never wet works but is a proccess.. I've stopped using it and just use the grease as in poet # 2...
  6. Thread: Black Sugar Ants

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    Re: Black Sugar Ants

    a blow torch is more fun... anyway https://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?343783-NeverWet-Ant-Barrier-cheap-and-easy
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    Re: How to stop ants climbing up the hive stand?

    for yellow jackekts , a small tin of salmon cat food with 4 drops of fipronil (in walmart dog flee and tick treatment)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3EYx1_E-8Y
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    Re: Ants under hive attack hive

    https://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?343783-NeverWet-Ant-Barrier-cheap-and-easy
    the spray on grease has worked for well over a year and is easy to reapply if needed.
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    Re: Question about a newly moved in swarm!

    +1

    for future reference, since you're using/have foundation-less frames, I would and I do fill the empty space in the trap with empty foundation-less frames. 9 empty and 1 drawn out frame in the...
  10. Re: Does Pollen coming always mean there is a queen/eggs?

    I took a good look at them today and it was a complete swarm, just a small one. saw new eggs, larva, and capped brood.
  11. Re: Does Pollen coming always mean there is a queen/eggs?

    I'm considering that but I may just combine them to an existing hive since the swarm is so small.
  12. Re: Does Pollen coming always mean there is a queen/eggs?

    It would take more than a few weeks to create a laying worker wouldn't it?
  13. Does Pollen coming always mean there is a queen/eggs?

    Does pollen coming always mean there is a laying queen/eggs?
    I caught a small swarm a couple of weeks ago.
    Last week I moved them ( and added syrup) to a medium 5 frame NUC because they only...
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    Re: Mason jar feeder and hive tilting

    I place them directly on 4 hole cut in the inner cover, no mesh (1 in each quadrant). when I pick them up to replace them I always have to blow a few bees off the jar lid.
    47655
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    Sticky: Re: ATTN: New beekeepers with screened bottom boards

    mineral oil like the cheap Equate Mineral Oil Lubricant Laxative @ walmart doesn't turn rancid like vegetable oil.
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    Re: Bee keeping suit reviews

    https://www.foxhoundbeecompany.com/beginner-beekeeping-tools-and-supplies/3-layer-mesh-ventilated-beekeeping-jacket-and-veil

    I got an XL and it is XL. it's good and long so it doesn't ride up when...
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    Re: Mason jar feeder and hive tilting

    a little tilt won't matter. Right now I place 4 half gallon jars directly over 4 holes cut in the inner cover. I've found some cheap 1 gallon jars and I'm testing how many holes i can put in the lid...
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    Re: Trapping 2019 - success rate?

    one more confirmed caught today. #4

    details here
    https://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?321076-Alabama&p=1715453#post1715453
  19. Thread: Alabama

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    Re: Alabama

    3/09-12/2019
    Jefferson Co.
    Vestavia Hills, Al
    35216

    Small swarm in a new trap in new location in may yard.
    I thought for sure I had them ,then no, then yes, then maybe, then looked pretty...
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    Re: Ohio Bee Box Company

    has anyone had any response from Ohio Bee Box Company lately? I've sent a couple of email with no reply.
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    Re: new supers for sale

    thanks for the info
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    Re: new supers for sale

    do you have any shipping specific info? I'm looking for 5-10 deeps wax dipped.
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    Re: Ohio Bee Box Company

    prices?
  24. Thread: Alabama

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    Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    looks like the swarm that I saw yesterday, actually swarming around and pouring out of my hive (P1), and then dissipated while I was collection the swarm in the gardenia bush, was a practice swarm. ...
  25. Thread: Alabama

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    Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Swarm boxed
    3/23/2019
    Vestavia Hills
    Jefferson CO. 35216

    Saw one of my hive swarming, or so I though. They landed 30 feet up in a magnolia tree.
    When I went down the path between my hive and...
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