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  1. Re: Turning a Neglected Pasture into a Bee Yard?

    Close them up in the evening and mow at night.
  2. Thread: Partridge Pea

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    Re: Partridge Pea

    GWW, dont take it as you cant read! I read it twice! lol

    I think the true culprit is in the writing of the paragraph. IMO, they should have put the clarification, "The flowers don’t produce any...
  3. Thread: Partridge Pea

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    Re: Partridge Pea

    GWW, I didn't read, or understand it that way, as it says "The flowers don’t produce any nectar. Yet, we repeat, partridge pea is a major source of honey."

    I believe what you referenced falls...
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    Re: Dadant Screened IPM Bottom Booard

    I think you will like them over the other style once you try them on. If you where closer, I'd swap my others with you:D Thats how much I like the gap'ed ones
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    Re: Dadant Screened IPM Bottom Booard

    I have bb similar to what you describe but from a different vendor, honestly, I prefer them much more than the others with a gap I have. I get a little build up and on occasion a few moth webs, but...
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    Re: Harvesting Uncapped Frames?

    I pulled a couple half frames as you describe, some capped, some not. Those tested at 18.5% so it took little to get the % down to 17. I did do the "shake test" and the uncapped nectar didn't run,...
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    Re: Heating up crystallized honey

    Small batches can be put in the oven with the oven light on overnight.
  8. Thread: Partridge Pea

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    Re: Partridge Pea

    I planted about 5lbs last Spring to augment what we have here naturally, only time I have seen bees on them is early spring just as flowers bud, but honestly, not as much use as I expected. Bees go...
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    Re: my new hive lifter

    https://beehivelifters.com/
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    Re: Capturing Wild Bees Question

    I'll add my cheap 2 cents.

    I think you would be totally bummed when you got home and found all that comb and bees trapped in honey goo in that bucket.
    The point of empty frames to me is having...
  11. Re: Help Needed!! I have Queen Cells in My Super

    You will need better opinions from local and/or beeks in your temperate zone, but I think you would be playing "against the house" this late for splits unless, you have a strong enough amount of bees...
  12. Re: Bees killing themselves on Air Conditioner Unit

    Probably trying to get water from the condenser, might try giving them a water source in the other direction, or screen it off as you mentioned.
  13. Re: Why would a queen less hive swarm with newly hatched queen

    May have become honey bound while taking the time to raise a queen. Might check to make sure that isn't the case but be extra gentle with frames containing the queen cells.

    If you're looking to...
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    Re: Weed in Front of Hive

    Same here, I'll use the weed eater when needed to keep down anything that can make a bridge for our fire ants
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    Re: Is Beltsville Closing Again?

    Bring it!:D
  16. Re: Extracting And Putting Back In Brood Chamber

    Did this just two days ago, they'll be on the frames like a duck on a June bug.
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    Re: Chemistry question that affects bees.

    Sugar water/honey is mostly for the carbs, both have simple sugars in various degrees. They may loose more from poor pollen quality or monoculture type areas. Seems to me it would be several forms...
  18. Re: best way to apply Bt-k to frames (that could have moth-maggot potential)?

    I think that is a misstatement quoted, BT according to much research, are "bug larva" specific. Truth in that statement is B.t.a is what you want specifically for Wax moth larva. Reduced longevity...
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    Re: Laying worker help

    If you can move the push in cage over some hatching brood/stores ( may need a larger cage) with room for her to start laying, this should give her a loyal, protective following and get her pheromones...
  20. Re: I need to catch up quickly on my knowledge and skills....

    I'd strongly consider Little Johns advice on at least 1 more hive, you'll have much better odds of surviving a calamity if you have another hive for quick resources.

    Also imo, your statement, "My...
  21. Re: Using "dirty' wax foundations to wax new plastic foundations?

    Franklie,
    I did much the same thing this spring. I boiled down old dark comb in water as you have done, but didn't bother any more than running it thru a tight strainer, then cutting off any junk...
  22. Thread: Dead Drones

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    Re: Dead Drones

    Had a Cordovan hive build huge early in the Spring, Queen was out to set a record I'm convinced.

    Had a late spring cold front come in with 3-4 days of solid cold and rain, no flight weather start...
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    Re: Apivar - Dosage Questions

    iirc, it calls for 1 strip per 5 frames of bees, but that is for a full size brood box. Literature also says overdose can leave residues. Not sure how you'd break it down for mediums, I have just...
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    Re: swarm in a 6 inch shallow

    Another option is put a brood box on top and pull a couple short frames up to get them using it, then later remove the snort box once they are heavy in the deep box. May have to cut a bit of burr...
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    Re: Introducing mated queen from my own yard

    Make a quick push in cage if you have screen laying around.
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