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    Re: Do I really need to medicate?

    Greg, that makes a lot of sense.

    It won't work for me, though, as I am limited by ordinance to 2 hives.

    I run them as 2 queen (sometimes 4 queen) hives, without any great success, though my...
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    Re: Do I really need to medicate?

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    Re: Do I really need to medicate?

    The earth is NOT flat. If it were, cats would have pushed everything off of the edge by now...
  4. Re: Turning a Neglected Pasture into a Bee Yard?

    I did say usually…

    I have Japanese and European plum trees, several types of small fruits, medlars, apples and pear trees all within a hundred feet of my hives, as well as a vegetable garden. (it...
  5. Re: DON'T Smoke 'um if you got 'um OR How I Ditched My Smoker

    Might give it a try.

    Lemongrass oil is chemically quite similar to the Nasonov pheromone, and seems to have a similar effect on bees. (It is the smell of home, kind of like cinnamon rolls and...
  6. Re: Bees Bringing in Fungus in place of pollen

    I have noticed that very orange-red "pollen" early and late in the year.

    Having read about this on scientificbeekeeping.com, If I see a lot of it, I will probably feed pollen sub. So far, it...
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    One more post about keeping a smoker lit

    I have (as I see many people have) struggled with my smoker a good deal.

    Based on what I have learned from that struggle, I am offering this as my perspective on keeping a smoker going for a long...
  8. Re: DON'T Smoke 'um if you got 'um OR How I Ditched My Smoker

    Amazed no one has replied to your post.

    I might have to try this.

    I get banana (too much like bee sting) Why not lemon?
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    Re: How do I relax w/bees?

    I think you are doing pretty good.

    One thing I do to make beekeeping less confrontational is

    I set up a table about 10 feet behind my hives.

    I remove entire boxes, either one frame at a...
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    Re: Night in the Apiary

    I once had a hive that had a lot of bees flying out and landing in the snow, even on a day when the temperature was 25F and it was cloudy.

    I caught about a hundred of these before they froze, and...
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    Re: Night in the Apiary

    Cool video.
    I'm going to guess, the reason for the different temperatures is:
    The bees in the center of the brood nest are about 93F, as that is the temperature of the brood nest.
    Bees that have...
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    Re: Night in the Apiary

    I once installed a package of bees at about 10 pm, using a red LED light.

    I thought it was a good idea at the time.

    I doubt if I got more than half a dozen stings.

    Bees can't see in red...
  13. Re: Turning a Neglected Pasture into a Bee Yard?

    Go ahead and keep bees.

    Put the hives in the middle, and the bees will gather nectar from plants from within 10km in all directions.

    While they prefer to gather closer if possible, they usually...
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    Re: bee stings

    What I have read suggests that local reactions are not predictive of a systemic reaction.

    Having spent too many hours around bee hives as a child, I had no reaction at all, other than the pain,...
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    Re: Do I really need to medicate?

    I read - either on Randy Oliver's webpage or a link from there- about an interesting experiment, which I will summarize. I may get some details wrong, gut the general idea will be right.

    Take 24...
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    Re: healty hives that refuse to store food

    Yes, I agree. It would be easy to count foragers carrying pollen for a few minutes, and compare with a healthy hive that is taking syrup. My guess is the foragers are infected, but not the house...
  17. Re: Fall hive inspections - what should I be looking for?

    With bees, nothing is absolute. I looked in the forum, and found several mentions of swarms as late as mid September as far north a central Wisconsin.

    If the bees are overcrowded, and especially...
  18. Re: Fall hive inspections - what should I be looking for?

    If I understand you correctly, I would say put a second deep on top of the first, with drawn comb if you have it. If not, (and if you have supers with drawn comb) use the supers. That will give...
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    Re: Africanized Bees

    Agree with Mr. Bush.

    If you only requeen the nasty hives if they are Africanized, you could be accused of racism, or xenophobia, or something.

    By the way, Michael Bush has a post on how to...
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    Re: Hello from Waukesha WI

    Thanks,

    I've been to a meeting of the local beekeepers association. It is a friendly group, but I'm not sure it is a good place to learn beekeeping. I've only been at it a few years, but I...
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    Re: Hello from Waukesha WI

    Thanks. I have been running with them this year, and it has gone OK.
    Learned a good deal about the details, will build new hives over the winter.
    The hives are set up as 2 queen hives, in a...
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    Re: healty hives that refuse to store food

    Just a thought.

    I suspect that the foragers would be taking the syrup. So perhaps while you have a lot of bees in the hive, you don't have a lot of foragers.

    The reason you might not have...
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    Hello from Waukesha WI

    Hello all. I am a relatively inexperienced beekeeper with a pair of hives in southeast Wisconsin.

    The bees are doing OK in spite of my best efforts.

    We have an amazing amount of goldenrod this...
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