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  1. Thread: Africanized Bees

    by rwlaw
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    Re: Africanized Bees

    Your going to have to wait for a month or so for the old stock to die off and what the new queens are going to produce as far as temperament goes.
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    Re: Hi from Lincoln, Uk

    Welcome, good luck if you take the leap!
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    Re: Hello from Waukesha WI

    Welcome, good luck with the designs!
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    Re: healty hives that refuse to store food

    Yup, I concur. Time to end that linage, my mentor always told me “don’t let the bees tell you what to do, you tell them”.
  5. Re: I think today my bees swarmed today. Now confused!

    Ya, the hives can get kinda frenzied during orientation flights. It’s good that it isn’t getting swarmy on you.
  6. Re: I think today my bees swarmed today. Now confused!

    First step is figure out if they swarmed. I’ve had hives take to the air sometimes, no reason that I’ve seen sorta like a fire drill I guess.
    Swarm cells present? If so sealed or unsealed. If...
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    Re: How do I relax w/bees?

    I opened up a new yard this year and the land owner is fascinated with the bk’n process and likes to (sometimes much to my chagrin) yak it up. His property, looks like pretty prime pickings for the...
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    Re: ants ate my queen???

    It seems like there’d be a lot more bee parts left behind, unless you’ve got some super ants that can dissolve the exoskeleton completely. Did you check the rest of the nuc?
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    Re: I'm walking again.

    Ya my vote is the horizontal w/ Lang frames, always wanted to build one. Plus one can incorporate honey boxes too.
    Sounds like you’ve come a long way Ken, hang tough!
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    Re: What causes bee paralysis?

    I was always of the opinion that it was mite weakened bees. They (at least my observations) were kicked out of the hive and have no obvious deformities other than they lack the strength to work their...
  11. Thread: Stores Question

    by rwlaw
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    Re: Stores Question

    I’m wondering why the two different treatments back to back, maybe you misunderstood him?
    If your not concerned about honey go ahead and start feeding, less for em to work and cap.
    Yes, pull the...
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    Re: Question: Hive orientation for winter

    I tried facing hives facing west and north, they were the last hives to make purging flights. most all of them the clusters were packed on the backside of the hives, the warmer sides. So it’s east or...
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    Re: Greetings from Northern CA

    Welcome!
  14. Thread: Hello from SC

    by rwlaw
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    Re: Hello from SC

    Welcome! Good luck w/ your bees! You might want to update your profile with your location. That way advice can be given for your locale.
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    Re: Intro Pickens Co Georgia USA

    Welcome and good luck!
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    Re: Extracting without an extractor

    Yup what JW says, you can also try to shake them out right off, might get the majority which is what’s needed.
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    Re: Night in the Apiary

    Ya working bees at night not geared up is like having a knife fight in a dark room and the other guy has night vision gear lol.
  18. Thread: In a Bind

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    Re: In a Bind

    Yup leave em on. Hope everything goes well for you!
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    Re: Formic pro hurting bees?

    They might be mite damaged bees too weak to survive the treatment.
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    Re: Temperature to kill wax moths

    I recall seeing a Michael Palmer clip that showed live moth larvae after one of his winters. But that was enclosed box and probably heaped w/ snow. The frames in a deep freeze would be an entirely...
  21. Re: Queen present, multiple eggs per cell, what to do

    Ive seen queens do multiple eggs, even one dropping them as she walked across the comb. She might have a infection in her plumbing and it popped up during the winter lull (if it was in the...
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    Re: Dead bees after inspection ?

    What are you using in the smoker?
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    Re: Dead bees after inspection ?

    Ya, you’ll notice the change as the weather cools, the dead will just get pulled beyond the entrance when the nights are below 50 or so. I always try to inspect a few to make sure they’re old...
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    Re: Hello from west central MN !

    Welcome! Ya, times have changed, even in my 12 yr experience.
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    Re: Hello from Western Colorado

    Welcome!
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