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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: SHB poison??
« Last post by herbhome on Today at 02:50:31 AM »
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Anything that kills SHB will kill bees.

Is this so hard to understand?

Well.... although bees are insects and beetles are insects they are not the same. We have already proven that acids that kill mites do not kill bees. SHB is a problem-in some places a very big problem so it is understandable that keeps will continue to look for a chemical solution.

I say that but at the same time I am not a fan of chemical solutions-not in the least.
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HUMOR IS A FUNNY THING / Re: WHERE ARE TRUMP'S TAX RETURNS....???
« Last post by Captain776 on Today at 12:16:55 AM »
the truth is..........he e mailed his returns to Hillary.......we are not sure what she did with them
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Have enough material for six SBBs which is all the hives I plan to have for a while.

"A while" doesn't last as long as you think.  :wink:
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bee gloves
« Last post by erbs honey on April 25, 2017, 11:52:57 PM »
I might just get some good goat skin gloves. I am not allergic to stings but don't particularly like them either. I would just rather protect my hands.
Yes, me too.  I prefer working without gloves, but I don't like getting stung.  I try not to use them, but think I will more often than I do.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Spring Time split questions OHIO
« Last post by cao on April 25, 2017, 11:52:42 PM »
>The bee activity was very busy, it went from none to many in a matter of days.
That's usually what happens.  Bees are getting old enough to go foraging.

>I feel thing are proceeding as desired concerning this split.
Sounds to me that all is good.  I would leave then alone for a couple weeks at least for the queen to hatch, mate and start laying.
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Heidi,  That's just what I'm working on, I like your design. I found the trays for $3.35 a piece at a local restaurant supply store and have been ripping some left over red wood into strips for the frames. Have enough material for six SBBs which is all the hives I plan to have for a while.
Have a friend who had his pine SBBs rot out in about three years and ended up having his hives tip, what a mess.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Signs of swarming
« Last post by cao on April 25, 2017, 11:39:48 PM »
Is it usual to have swarms in Indiana this early?
We had a relatively mild winter and we warmed up early with a good flow and lots of flying days.  Only had one week where it got freezing cold after it warmed.  Lost one hive then due to starvation because they had no feed for all the brood they started raising. 
We are probably 2-3 weeks ahead of normal. 
The ironic part is that the hives of mine that I know have swarmed are the ones that I put sugar bricks on last winter because they were light last fall and I didn't think that they would make it.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Signs of swarming
« Last post by erbs honey on April 25, 2017, 11:33:11 PM »
It just will not stop raining here!  Boy, feast or famine.  Droughts or floods.  We had one sunny day, and I'm sure my bees swarmed, but I had to work.  I did one split (I'd like to do, and had planned to do many, of course).  I'm afraid this will not be a proliferative year.  Well, the best laid plans....
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Wax Worms to the Rescue!
« Last post by erbs honey on April 25, 2017, 11:24:16 PM »
The timing of your post is really something.  I heard this story on the radio on the way home from work just today.  Now I can read this to my husband instead of trying to repeat what I heard!  I also read (when humans weren't interfering) that when a hive in the wild would die from EFB or AFB the wax moths would consume all the wax in the bee tree and make the spot habitable by another hive.  This was before humans even knew about honey, I guess.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Signs of swarming
« Last post by sawdstmakr on April 25, 2017, 10:27:49 PM »
Sounds about right. They do mention that the Beekeepers are watching for a sign. I do not recall them saying what.
Jim
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