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    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesfaqs.htm#innercover

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesfaqs.htm#innercover
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    >So if say in 20 years I have natural bees and a...

    >So if say in 20 years I have natural bees and a natural queen mates with a GMO bee, does her offspring mean i will get sued for stealing the GMO technology? Kinda like Monsanto did with their corn...
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    Re: Top Bar Comb Spacing

    My experience having tried everything from 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" is that they prefer 1 1/4" for brood and 1 1/2" for honey. I use about half and half. Natural brood comb I've measured many times and it...
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    Re: Did I kill my Queen? NNOOOOO!

    Fainting:
    https://www.beesource.com/forums/search.php?searchid=13393701
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    Re: Re-queen for chalkbrood?

    Chilled brood seems to be the primary cause of chalkbrood, but genetics probably contributes to that in several ways. First how good are they at keeping the brood a consistent temperature (and the...
  6. Re: New here, Amature Bee keeper east Nebraska.

    I don't have time currently to attend bee club meetings. I have not been to the Omaha club except to speak and that's not very often.
  7. Re: Honey Supers full, again.. what to do?

    Harvest. Just be sure to heft the hives after you remove the supers to make sure they have enough weight for winter. If they are light put a box back on...
  8. Re: Do queens decrease in size in the fall?

    Yes. They decrease anytime they are not laying as much and especially when they are not laying at all.
  9. Re: New here, Amature Bee keeper east Nebraska.

    You should stop by and see me sometime...
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    Re: Foundationless source?

    Apparently Forest Breeze is no longer selling foundationless frames. I need to check with Shastina and see if they would still make them. If so I'll buy a stock of them and see where things go from...
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    Re: Bees in the rain

    It was raining this morning and I saw several foragers... A gentle rain when it's not too cold and they will fly in the rain.
  12. Re: Giving the hives room for the fall flow

    I try to never let them run out of room. Bees will swarm in the fall if you let them...
  13. Re: Keeping European bees in Africanized Bee territory?

    I've worked bees in a lot of Africanized areas. From what I've seen and heard I would say the unworkable bees are an F1 cross between an European and the local wild (Africanized) bees. I think you...
  14. Re: Are TF BeeKeepers Stimulating Colonies to Apply Propolis Envelopes in Hives?

    I don't treat the inside to get them to propolize it. I do dip it in beeswax and rosin and the bees treat that like propolis. They gather it from boxes that aren't in use and my gloves when I'm...
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    Re: Partridge Pea

    >they do attract honey bees, although not as much as other plants

    That's my experience. Usually there are better sources. Sometimes they work them. I don't know what the honey tastes like.
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    Re: Drone capturing device.

    “...in the presence of male bees, the organism of workers works more effectively, i.e. it utilizes in a better way the components contained in food. It must be stressed that next to the high survival...
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    Re: Are these Ground Bees or Wasps?

    >looks like honey bees on the plant, and yellow jackets in the hole to me.

    Exactly.
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    Re: How early can I pull the supers?

    If you can keep them dry enough they would probably do ok. They would NOT do ok in plastic bags. SHB would be the big worry and wax moths next. Ants would be low on my list in my climate, but I've...
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    Re: Foul Brood Disaster?

    EFB turns the larvae brown. AFB doesn't happen until after they are capped and it is also brown and soupy AND it strings...

    That looks like white larvae. Probably what people are now calling IBD...
  20. Re: Bee questions (Deadheading and Lbs of sugar per hive a year)

    You can get alfalfa and sweet clover to rebloom if you cut it just right. I'm more worried about it going to seed to reseed itself... but I think you would get more nectar if you timed it right. ...
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    Re: Honey Bees Bearding

    In theory at least. But on very rare occasions I have seen a laying queen on a walk-about...
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    Re: Robbing of queen castles

    > I started open feeding. I thought it might lend a sense of abundance

    As you should have now observed it had the opposite effect...
  23. Re: It's 6-am - 9am or after 7pm beekeeping for me!

    On a predicted hot day I like to get out after light but before sunrise....
  24. Re: Slimy Comb from Hive Beetle Larvae maybe - salvageable?

    I set them out in the weather. After they've been rained on and the bees have robbed them out the seem to work fine.
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    Re: Baking Soda?

    It might be effective on ants. I can't imagine what else it would help with. I doubt it will hurt the bees any.
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