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  1. Re: Smile or Frown when bees referred to as "Girls"?

    Well if you call the head bee a "Queen" then that means female in most circles, and the workers are female that is pretty much what a girl is. While trying to teach newcomers about keeping the last...
  2. Thread: Sugar what?

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    Re: Sugar what?

    That is definitely burnt :eek:
  3. Thread: Theft

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    Re: Theft

    Your ideas are getting ridiculous guys, Grenades, claymores, really.... A dead body next to a group of hives is all it would take and I would turn and run the other way....... Hives safe...:lookout:
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    Re: synthetic pyrethroid

    if you only have a hive or 2 place sheets over hive to stop the drift or move the hive to a diff. location for a few days then back maybe..
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    Re: Difference in mites varroa vs Tracheal

    Please don't take this wrong but, If you have a "Nuc" that has been queen less for 2 weeks, and has varroa I doubt that this hive will survive any long term life. They just wont have enough bees...
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    Re: What would you call this product

    yes lotion bar
  7. Re: what to use for something to spread CREAMED HONEY on as a sample

    Then what is having 20 :shhhh:
  8. Re: what to use for something to spread CREAMED HONEY on as a sample

    rtoney neat idea, but I would be afraid that kids would then think that pills are candy..
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    Re: Black Honey Bees ??

    Backyarder, that is one nice looking queen. In my experience FWIW the darker bees have always been "hotter" than the lighter bees, but they always have less problems just my experience... enjoy
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    Re: labels for hand dipped taper pairs

    Mann Lake sells some for dipped tapers..
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    Re: Black Honey Bees ??

    yeah what Michael said, check out this https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/beebase/index.cfm?pageid=275&video=02
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    Re: Hive cleanup question

    many years after extracting I place all my empty supers out in a field to clean up the mess, yes some bees die but for the amount of cleaning they do it is minimal... remember if there is approx....
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    Re: Nurse Bees in Overwintered Hives

    yes they revert... thank goodness they aren't union and run around saying sorry that's not my job
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    Re: Should I re-queen this hive?

    there is always the chance in your area that your queen mated with Africanized drones and currently she is laying eggs from this portion of her spermatheca. if you want you could off the current...
  15. Thread: Clumsy queen

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    Re: Clumsy queen

    if the top is full and she was in the bottom she is being normal and looking for clean cells to lay in but all the workers are up top, it is time to reverse the hive bodies put the empty bottom on...
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    Re: Todays inspection

    yes those are drone cells, did you start with foundation or drawn comb. if foundation then give them a while, the most important thing to look for is day old eggs, if you have them then you have a...
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    Re: 1:1 vs slush - stimulating

    If they have "plenty of stores" and it's 72deg why are you worrying?, open the hive up and move stuff around and know for sure what's up.... I can only dream of 72 right now 43 is the norm for a...
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    Re: Funniest thing I've seen in a while

    Love it, thanks
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    Re: Drastic times call for drastic measures.

    this is a quote.." Chemical sterilisation with acetic acid....
    Combs can be sterilised to destroy the spores of chalkbrood, wax moth, and Nosema disease of adult bees using the evaporation fumes...
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    Re: normal reaction to apiguard?

    normal reaction, how hot a day was it though..
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    Re: Need help identifying a bee

    Apiguard will do nothing for it, there are some write ups on the internet about it mostly from the UK. My hive had hundreds of shivering bees a day in front of it and walking around lost on the...
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    Re: Need help identifying a bee

    definitely CBPV I lost 2 hives to it this year.. nothing you can do as far as my internet research found
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    Re: Dipping Frames?

    Dipping hive bodies is to increase the life span due to exposure to the elements only... the frames aren't exposed so unless you have money and time to waste probably would stay away from this...
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    Re: Waxmelters / Beeswax Processing Equip.

    Check craigslist I was able to get a 100lb size wax melter for 150.00 from a hobby candle person giving up...
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    Re: Mann Lake Pillar Molds Question

    You are pouring with too high a temp. try just above melt temp.
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