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    Re: Beginner Question (Emergency...maybe?)

    I highly doubt the hive was swarming, but even if it was,what was the purpose of running out to the hive and tearing it apart. How were you planning on stoping the swarming from happening? Your hive...
  2. Re: best way to apply Bt-k to frames (that could have moth-maggot potential)?

    Just found out a company called "Do your" will start carrying Xentari-Aizawai. Should be on the web site in a few days. 32.79 for one pound bag with free shipping. They will also carry a five...
  3. Re: formic pro/MAQS cause the shotgun pattern?

    Have used MAQS/formicpro in the past and sometimes the queen has stopped laying for a week or so, but I've never noticed a shotgun pattern after treatment. Hard on queens means that the treatment...
  4. Re: Basswood trees start blooming in northern Illinois

    Just starting here in NW PA. also.
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    Re: Free beehives for Virginians

    The article says the number of beehives in VA. is down 50%. Is this really true. Figured with all the new save the bees people and flow hive promotions that the numbers would be increasing.
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    Re: Ceracel Hive Top Feeder: My review.

    thirty + for a feeder, too expensive for me.
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    Re: Black Foundation For Honey Supers

    It's a little harder to tell the color or type of honey with the black foundation. It all looks like dark.
  8. Re: Beek attire - Wish I knew before yesterday...

    I wear a headband also because of sweat running down on my glasses. Nothing fancy, just a cotton rag rolled up to form a bandana.
  9. Re: Queen rearing idea: graft, wait until jellied, remove, and then regraft.

    Read one time and I don't remember where, that when a graft pre-primed with royal jelly was put in a observation hive the bees immediately removed the royal jelly and replaced it with new RJ. I have...
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    Re: The perils of giving advice

    I used to race motocross with some success and this lead to some of my friends and co-workers to want to ride themselves. I always gave the same advice before they spent the first dime on the sport....
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    Re: tulip poplar nectar

    Look up to the top of the tree also. The bees that I see on tulip popular seem to like the flowers near the top of the tree.
  12. Re: Video of robbing, and my attempt to stop it.

    I agree with the other posters, no robbing going on here. relax.
  13. Re: How is that Global Warming thing working out for you?

    Moved to north Texas in 1992 and never saw a snowflake for ten years, then it snowed every year for the next twelve. The Bradford pear tree's would bloom between the first of Feb. and valentine's day...
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    Re: Custom Labels

    If you have a local community college nearby with a graphic design department try going there and have the students design your label as a school project. They usually also have a print shop that can...
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    Re: Beehive Distance For Newbies

    I would be careful putting the hives close to the house in this area. The OP lives in a area with possible AHB. If the hive gets the AHB genetic's in it, the possibility exists that the hive could...
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    optimum quilt box depth

    for those that use quilt boxes in the winter, what is the shallowest depth that a box should be? optimum depth? I have used a medium cut in half before and it seemed to work fine, but was wondering...
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    wax moths eaten from comb

    Had a couple stored frames of comb get some wax worm damage. I took the comb and froze it for a couple days, then put it outside in a old box were the light and wind could hopefully keep the wax...
  18. queens moving brood nest to the top of the stack

    About a month ago I removed some early frames of honey that was capped from my supers and replaced them with drawn comb and left the uncapped or partially capped honey alone. I use all medium...
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    Re: bored, with thumb twiddling

    I am with Bee Havin, My retirement schedule is overflowing. Just don't have the time to do everything I would like to do, plus the things I need to do. Lately the things I need to do have taken a...
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    Re: Should I give my hive more sun?

    I agree that more sun for your hive is better, however about 10 of the dozen or so feral hives I have found over the years have been in full shade.
  21. Thread: Pennsylvania

    by Vectorjet

    Re: Pennsylvania

    Went out to light my smoker and heard some bees buzzing. Looked up and there was a big swarm about 15-20 feet up in the pine tree. Put my hive inspection on hold and captured the swarm by shaking...
  22. Re: Spring Mite Treatment Options - anyone do spring OA dribble?

    Depends on how much brood are in the boxes. The less brood, the more effective the OA dribble will be. Usually I would say that a OA dribble at this time in OH. would not do much good. However I just...
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    Re: Baggie Feeders

    The key is don't overfill the bag. If using one gallon bag, two quarts is about all you need to insure no or very little leaking. I have found if you try to fill bag to the top, thats when problems...
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    Re: PublicFreakOut

    The temperatures are too cool for the bees to take the syrup very well. Syrup temps should be 55 degrees or more to allow the bees to take enough syrup to make comb. If you can get the temps up a...
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    Re: Varroa mite bee gym

    Gabs- In your very first post you let everyone know you have very limited experience with bees, yet tell a portion of the beekeeping world they are irresponsible if they don't take care of their bees...
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