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    Re: Drawn Comb- how to get more as a new beekeeper?

    I use a jar feeder on my 5 frame nucs as the rapid feeders do not fit. The problem that I have with them is that the wastage if they are not feeding strong.

    Here is a link to where I buy my rapid...
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    Re: Drawn Comb- how to get more as a new beekeeper?

    I store dawn comb in a big rubbermade tub along with some dicloribenzene (sp) moth flakes. Not Natpthalene as it is an organic that stays in the comb and is harmful to bees. I try to freeze it for a...
  3. Thread: Should I Feed

    by TomVA
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    Re: Should I Feed

    By all means feed. It will give the food for building comb. If you are at all motivated and are not in the middle of the local flow season you should feed. Especially if the hives are still...
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    Re: Identifying robber bees and what to do about it

    Other robbing signs.

    If it has been going on for more than a few days they you will probably have no stores in the hive and any formally capped comb will be pretty much ripped open.

    With...
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    Re: Wire Cloth and beetles?

    I use freeman beetle traps on all of my hives. They use #8 screen and an oil filled tray to drown the beetles. Side note that means that the beetles can certainly get through #8 screen.

    I have...
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    Re: What? Who knew??? Tetanus shot

    What about getting poked by some foundation wire? Small puncture, very little bleeding, what ever nasty little thing goes in stays in.
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    Re: Getting queen to move out of super

    For what is is worth I would have moved the medium to the bottom with two deeps above it. Were there enough bees I would put another medium on top.

    Alternately just put the medium on the...
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    Re: Need to kill off a hive..what can I do it with?

    Joe,

    Yes I know that. This particular hive has been defensive since I got it. I waited a week and they were still wandering out stinging folks. Three or four other hives from the same source...
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    Re: Need to kill off a hive..what can I do it with?

    The hive I killed this spring was from a "batch" of nucs that our club ordered where there were at least 4 other examples overly aggressive bees. I was not in a position to move the hive while I...
  10. Thread: Virginia

    by TomVA
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    Re: Virginia

    And some more cities that I researched about a year ago

    Newport News.
    Beehives maintained as a hobby for household use and non-commercial purposes shall be allowed provided the following criteria...
  11. Thread: Virginia

    by TomVA
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    Re: Virginia

    City of Poquoson regulations. More cities to follow once I find an old email.

    (5) the following shall apply to beekeeping:

    a. In no case shall a have be placed closer than 3 feet from a...
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    Re: Need to kill off a hive..what can I do it with?

    Amen here. I destroyed a hive this spring also. I am in a residential neighborhood with 1/2 acre lots. The bees were randomly buzzing (in groups of 3 or 4) folks that were 50 to 100 feet from the...
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