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    Re: Warre novice in need of help!

    BeeBoise,
    You will want to winter the bees in as small an area as possible and still have enough stores to get them through. Any box that is empty, pull out. I assume you are in Idaho. I do not know...
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    Re: Bananas and bees

    I had a similar experience. I ate the whole banana in the apiary. A few curious bees came around to check it out but there wasn't any hostility. Perhaps smelling like alarm pheromone to us (humans)...
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    Re: New EAS Master Beekeeper - Nancy

    :thumbsup::thumbsup:
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    Re: Identify this visitor to the hive?

    Buzz,

    The pic is a little blurry but I can make out three drones. Is that what you are speaking of?
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    Re: How to know if you have been rejected

    You may want to consider opening your entrance to a wider setting. When the days and nights are warmer the bees will start hanging out outside to help keep the nest heat down. I'd say if your nights...
  6. Re: Back Pain? My personal public service announcement....

    Interesting, I'll have to see if it is available around here.
  7. Re: Both Hives Queenless And No Eggs, My Plan OK?

    Fivej,

    The two queens will likely be cheaper. Either way will work but there is a risk of laying workers the longer they have to wait.

    If you go with the nuc, I'd install the queen and one...
  8. Re: Do beekeepers actually get feral bees removed from homes?

    You bring up a lot of concerns, especially the Africanized issue. Only a local beekeeper can answer that. I can say that if the hive is killed out with pesticides without removing all the comb and...
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    Re: Emerged queen cell and chewed queen cell

    Perfect picture, thanks.
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    Re: New Foundationless Frames Supplier

    Stingy,

    I looked at the site you mentioned and I think these will work well. I have some 1-1/4 frames I used for a while but now I space on 1-3/8. My brood frames I wire, so these frames would...
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    Re: New Foundationless Frames Supplier

    Winterwarrior,

    This is very disappointing news. I like their F style frames. I hope someone fills this niche.
  12. Thread: Hello from CA

    by herbhome
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    Re: Hello from CA

    Welcome Salty
  13. Thread: Bee Thieves

    by herbhome
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    Re: Bee Thieves

    Sounds like hard work for a thief. Some folks just refuse to make an honest living.
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    Re: problem or no not really

    One possibility is that the colony is queenless. It's not unusual for a queenless hive to get defensive.
  15. Re: Is it OK to lightly mist larvae before/during queen cell grafting?

    Also interested.:popcorn:
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    Re: Ready for a chuckle

    :)
  17. Thread: Arkansas

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    Re: Arkansas

    04/18/19 One of my hives swarmed. Hive was swarm I collected exactly 1 year ago to the day.
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    Re: Fireball Honey

    Sounds intriguing.:)
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    Re: North Idaho Wolf.

    Sounds like you're jumping in. Welcome and good luck!:)
  20. Re: Made a 110V Oxalic Acid Vaporizer - Digital Temperature Controller

    I'm intrigued. :thumbsup: Tagging in to follow developments. :)
  21. Re: I'm Famous! (well, not famous, but I'm on TV!)

    Pretty cool, Bug!
  22. Re: Just Sayin' - My better half saw this and it was game over

    What about Ken?:D
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    Re: Bought the Mighty mite thermal... sw Florida

    I'm fascinated with the concept. How does this affect brood?
  24. Thread: New!

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    Re: New!

    Welcome

    I would recommend "Beekeeping for Dummies"- also use the search option here for any questions or murky areas that pop up. Wade on in and ask questions!
    Be sure to add your location in...
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    Re: Humorous mite wash results

    I wasn't aware sugar shake worked on dead bees.
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