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  1. Beekeeping 101
    New beekeeper this year in southern minnesota, and I've had some struggles along the way. But today is a newish one. I have a public feeder located some ways away from my hive, and I've had yellow jackets and bald faced hornets etc around it the whole time. However, today I've noticed the bald...
  2. Welcome Forum
    Hey there I'm Isaac, straight to the point, I'm here to pick the minds of those who work with bees. I'm an inventor / tinkerer and have an idea that would allow beekeepers to keep Japanese giant hornets from invading hives. I wanted to try running my thoughts by those who are part of the...
  3. Bee Forum
    I found a hornet yesterday on top of one of my hives, should I be worried? I am concerned b/c I have lost 5 hives to the Giant Asian Hornet in Indonesia, but am stateside now, so obviously this hornet is smaller and not nearly as destructive. Do these smaller hornets eat bees?
  4. Diseases and Pests
    Has anyone found any great solutions for controlling Yellow Jacket wasp and hornet problems? I've found powdered sugar works very well as an attractant, and I took the zapper out of a bug zapper light, and made a wasp zapper. (Very dangerous I know...) I've been successful in making a dent in...
  5. Bee Forum
    Hey folks, My neighbor called me a few minutes ago and said he thinks there is a honey bee nest in one of his trees and if I knew of anyone or if I could help him get it off his property. I excitedly asked him a few questions and it sounded like it might be a swarm cluster from the way he...
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