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    Re: Hornets & Bumblebees Feasting

    Sorry, it is carpenter bees and those black/white hornets that attack my bees. Now I have Dragon Flies that go and grab one and fly off with it.

    After soo many years I just recently learned how to...
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    Re: Hornets & Bumblebees Feasting

    They were bumble bees for I have killed a few that were in action attacking the bees.
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    Re: Hornets & Bumblebees Feasting

    Good morning John and thanks for the reply!

    I'm in the charlotte / lake norman area in North Carolina.

    Yea I didn't think bumble bees messed with honey bees but I have seen it with my own eyes...
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    Hornets & Bumblebees Feasting

    Yesterday watching the bees for a while I noticed a bumblebee come down and grab a bee and hit the ground then took off with the bee

    A while later I noticed a black hornet do the same but I was...
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    Re: Bees Under Screened Bottom Board - Again

    Thought about that but we are now in the mid 90s and very high humidity, not sure the bees would survive. Even with the screen bottom there are a ton of them outside bearding 24 hours a day. Thunder...
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    Re: Bees Under Screened Bottom Board - Again

    Did you figure out how to solve the problem? I had the same issues
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    Re: Bee Mites crawling on my new bee hives!

    Wanted to thank everyone that took the time to reply to my questions!

    Thanks again for all the help!

    Pete
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    Re: Bee Mites crawling on my new bee hives!

    Is it normal seeing 20-30 dead bees on the ground in front of the bee hive?

    All worker bees

    Thanks!
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    Re: Bee Mites crawling on my new bee hives!

    Thanks Oldtimer!

    No there isn't another entrance on the top where the feeder is. It's sealed up to keep ants and other crawlies out.

    It is very enjoyable sitting on the deck and watching the...
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    Re: Bee Mites crawling on my new bee hives!

    Sorry, I'm in Huntersville, NC which is in the outskirts of Charlotte, NC. Hot and humid today! 87 degrees with 42% humidity!

    The keeper I got the bees from told me to keep it open all the way for...
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    Re: Bee Mites crawling on my new bee hives!

    Thanks for all the help! I really want to take care of my bees and not be in that 60 to 80% group where they all die in the 1st year!

    From what I can tell they seem to be doing pretty good so far,...
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    Re: Hello from Huntersville, NC!

    Yes real good folks, plus I wanted to give my business to the local guys!

    Pete
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    Re: Hello from Huntersville, NC!

    No, but I did buy all my supplies from there accept for the bees.

    I got the bees from Jerry.

    Pete
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    Re: Hello from Huntersville, NC!

    Thanks Tom! My bees came from Concord!

    Pete
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    Re: Bee Mites crawling on my new bee hives!

    Here are a couple of pics, these are very tiny, had to zoom the camera phone all the way in. Thank you!

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    Bee Mites crawling on my new bee hives!

    Just got into bee keeping with 2 new bee hives.

    Got them home yesterday, set them up and all seem good until today.

    While looking at the hives closely I noticed some tiny objects crawling...
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    Hello from Huntersville, NC!

    Just started bee keeping, excited and want to learn as much as possible!

    Thanks for the forums!

    Pete
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