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    Re: Is an AI breeder queen worth it for 20-25

    I have been guilty of having foot in the mouth disease on numerous occasions. In this case, I was merely suggesting that someone else may be using the term in a different manner.
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    Re: Wax Paste For Furniture

    Please let us know which you prefer. I do not have jojoba oil but may need to get some.
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    Re: Wax Paste For Furniture

    A woman that gave a hive products demo at out bee club uses 50% oderless mineral spirits and 50% beeswax. I have not tried this yet. I assume you want a carrier that will evaporate and leave only the...
  4. Re: What are these black granules on my bottom board?

    Hard to tell from photo but it could be larvae poop. Before a larva is capped, it poops. Does that spot correspond to an area of brood above it?
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    Re: Brushy Mountain Owens Bee Vac Cages

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    Re: Is an AI breeder queen worth it for 20-25

    Survivor could just mean that they overwinter well and have nothing to do with being TF. Regardless, the OP should take PJ up on the offer as opposed to spening big bucks for a breeder, given the...
  7. Re: I believe the flow has begun, Atlanta area

    Here in VA, my strongest hive, four boxes packed with bees, had already filled five medium frames when I worked them this past Sunday. Most of the other hives were just starting to put some away,...
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    Re: Queen present - laying workers

    Looks like it is time to requeen. This one appears to be a dud. Open brood may or may not help. Probably the best bet is to shake them out and make a new nuc with the resources.
  9. Re: a conundrum, maybe? feed a baited swarm but not disturb it?!

    Mitch, the little swarm I caught Sunday was brushed into a five frame nuc with drawn comb. Bees were still arriving so I was unable to put the inner cover on which holds the mason jar feeders I use....
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    Re: another pollen-incoming question ....

    When keeping splits in the same yard, you loose almost all the forager aged bees back to the parent hive. It takes a week or two for some of the nurse bees to "graduate" to forager status, hence no...
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    Re: old frames

    Amd we are back to mites. The OP is outside of Chicago so still dealing with cooler temps.
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    Re: UPS Lost my bees

    Well that just sucks.
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    Re: Almost 1 month old split

    Andrew, I generally allow about 30 days for a walk away split queen to start laying. I realize this is exciting but, STAY OUT OF THE HIVE!

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    Check for capped queen cells on day...
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    Re: Excited newbee from Colorado

    Welcome gypsumtopbar. Beekeeping can be very rewarding. It can also be disappointing. Listen to the advice given here and you will do fine. There are several regulars that are on the front range, I...
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    Re: another pollen-incoming question ....

    There are definitely drones flying in NC. My hives are full of them in VA. I would do nothing yet. A walkaway split takes about 30 days before you have a laying queen. The other hives, not so sure...
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    Re: 18% ABV Sweet mead

    Thanks for the tip. I will try that the next time I go for a high ABV mead. My next batch will be more traditional at 14% as a raspberry melomel. Waiting on the girls to do their job.
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    Tell tell the boss it is a long lasting air freshner. Spray a little in the house to prove it. Hope he/she likes a lemon scent. When the boss objects to the smell , say "well, I guess I could always...
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    Re: Noob from Southern California

    It is fine on its own. You will need to purchase additional boxes (supers) and frames as the hive grows. Almost all bee equipment is interchangable among manufacturers. There are complete beginner...
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    Re: Noob from Southern California

    LCDJ, The starter hive you linked is a just that, a good place to start. Chances are that the bees in the trees won't bee there when you get your equipment. Do a google search for bee...
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    Re: What caused this? Multiple choice - easy

    Dan, my yard looked like that this weekend. Almost have it cleaned back up. Feeders, feeding shims, frames (good and bad), supers, empty boxes, lids, queen excluders, etc. It was all there and it was...
  21. Re: amazingly stoopid mistake; so, can I kiss my honey super's harvest adieu?!

    Mitch, to be clear, you did an OA dribble on a hive that has a honey super and you only dribbled the seams of the brood chamber? Take the super off for a day or two and then put it back on. It will...
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    Re: Cut Out Question From a Noob

    Let the bees remove them. If you are lucky, you will actually get to see them drag one out.
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    Re: Building Jar Top Hive Feeder

    I have not used the plastic one piece lids in this application. This is one of the lids from the spaghetti sauce jar that I used a stapler to punch 18 holes into. Works real well, until the bees...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Temps today climbed up into the 80s here and I was able to spend almost the entire day in the apiary. Life is good. Late this evening I noticed a clump of bees on the hive stand under an unused hive...
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    Re: Frames are stuck--hard

    Are you using a J hook hive tool?
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