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Bee Bliss
Today 05:25 PM
 Price of Pint Jar of Honey
I have questions for those that sell pints (canning jars). What do you put on the label for ounces of weight? Do you also have to list in pound and ounces (a pint of honey would weigh more... (5,206 views, 20 replies)
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Today 05:24 PM
 How to tell if I have a laying worker or a new queen?
Be sure to chill your frames to kill any drone brood or they'll continue to grow and ruin you worker sized comb. Before you shake them out, take a look a their mannor. They'll be scurrying around... (321 views, 13 replies)
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David LaFerney
Today 05:22 PM
 OA vaporizer - dedicated battery or the one in the truck?
I use my truck battery and an extension cord. You should start the engine every so often. For sure. (202 views, 11 replies)
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Today 05:20 PM
 Bees under screened Bottom board - swarm?
Another thing to consider is that, Swarms sometimes land under bottom boards & try to take over the existing hive. Eventually they ball the resided queen & their queen takes over the throne. (208 views, 8 replies)
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Today 05:14 PM
 First Hive a Cut-out
I have never had bees and on July 4th this year I decided to do a cutout at my in-laws house. This thing had been established in this location for 8-10 years. Things went well at first but got... (0 views, 0 replies)
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Sr. Tanya
Today 05:02 PM
 Have skunks- can't use imidacloprid a neonicotinoid
rwlaw, I didn't know about the ammonia soaked rags. We might try that first. Thanks for the idea, Tanya (291 views, 9 replies)
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Today 04:57 PM
 How many supers
Depends on the winter longevity and harshness where you are... last year I had to feed all the double deeps from March until mid to late May. One of my 4 hives had a medium honey super left on and it... (127 views, 3 replies)
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Today 04:54 PM
 TBH comb questions
It's about understanding how the bees like to set up their hive naturally and then working with that, rather than attempting to force them into something that you want, but they don't. So first,... (79 views, 6 replies)
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Today 04:53 PM
 New at beekeeping and have questions about new hive
We went and got a frame with larva and (what I think are) eggs. The frame also capped "stores". I guess it is honey. I understand it could be honey or nectar. The existing frames had a areas of... (145 views, 2 replies)
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Today 04:53 PM
 Human Made Feral Hives
If that is the definition of sustainable then nothing is sustainable. Every practice changes. One thousand colonies treatment free? That's the largest I have heard of so far. Who is that? (2,014 views, 87 replies)
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Today 04:40 PM
 Entice bees to fill bottom box?
There is drawn comb in the bottom box yes. I only have 4 medium boxes per hive at the moment (brand new hives this year). They are filling (perhaps almost full) the 4 (medium) box, while largely... (70 views, 2 replies)
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Today 04:35 PM
 Convert a 10 deep to a 5 frame nuc box
Iwould place the frames in the middle, then solid wood follower boards on either side and pink (or green or purple), foam panels depending on thickness needed to completely fill the space between the... (177 views, 4 replies)
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Today 04:20 PM
 Rain and Top Entrances
I have one hive that is determined to use its top entrance, even though it has a perfectly good bottom one as well. It is two deeps and five mediums high at the moment. (Going to reduce hieght for... (302 views, 12 replies)
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Today 04:10 PM
 Combining hives question again
Here is an excerpt from an article that someone posted earlier that offers an option. "Worker bees become laying workers when there has been no brood in the hive for quite a few weeks. They must... (261 views, 4 replies)
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Today 04:03 PM
 Our understanding of genetics is changing
And you will continue to wait a very long time..... Agree with the comments on Dawkins he's a very clever guy but I've read him plus watched him on the net & he seems a kind of obsessive... (11,763 views, 263 replies)
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John D.
Today 03:50 PM
 What defines "aggressive behavior" on average
Ross's description is what I call aggressive plus they follow you several hundred yards still stinging. The DEET runs them off at that point. (270 views, 10 replies)
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Today 03:49 PM
 Feeding 3 year old stored honey comb to bees?
As long as the hive is strong, try scraping the cappings on a small central part of one of the combs and have this part of the comb at least, in contact with the bee cluster just to get them started.... (170 views, 3 replies)
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Today 03:32 PM
 Treat or not to treat
According to Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food the 2014 recommended treatment level for Varroa on Sticky Board is 9 mites/24 hr drop in May and 12 mites/24 hr drop in August; some people... (233 views, 8 replies)
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Today 02:54 PM
 New Bottler
Maxant Well i'm open to any scratch and dent items so if one of the guys happens to drop something in the shop sometime soon..well....i'd be interested. (56 views, 3 replies)
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Today 02:46 PM
 The Beekeeping Season 2014 Is Here
Thank you, hope you like the show and get some value from it....Gary (225 views, 2 replies)