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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Time to Requeen?
« Last post by tycrnp on Today at 01:20:26 AM »
Thanks for the info/help.
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Yay!!! :grin:  Did you mark her yourself? If so, what do you use?

Yes, I marked her myself.
I had her in a clip type queen holder, so took her in the bathroom in case she flew, I put my finger at the edge of the clip so she would walk on it.
Let her hold your index finger with her legs, she will readily do this
Then while holding her, dab a spot of the appropriate color on her Thorax.......hard round spot behind her head.

Must be very careful not to get on her wings or body other than Thorax.......both can damage her.

Be sure to be ready.........you have already dubbed your paint stick a few times and wiped it off, prepare a small drop on the end of paint stick, so you can just do it and put her back in clip or container to dry.

Now I wish I could find my other 2 Queens and get them marked but those both have 2 deep boxes and boiling with bees, will be hard to find.
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Would a robber screen be beneficial?  It seems that they are after bees instead of honey, but it would provide them a safe place to guard from. I know nothing about these wasps but they sound pretty big. They may not be able to get through the entrance to the robber screen. Bees can sit inside the screen and guard within the saftey of the robber screen.

I think so and will plan for this currently only wood blocks to reduce my entrances
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Washboarding?
« Last post by Captain776 on Today at 12:58:57 AM »
"When you say washboarding.........do you mean checkerboarding? "
Capt,
Washboarding is when the bees are what looks like a dance on the hive. Looks like they are cleaning a spot over and over again.
Right now my flow hive front is covered with bees washboarding. I need to remove a couple of brood frames and give them space to work and build wax in the the hive. I don't want to add a super because I want them to fill and cap the flow section.
Jim

Ok got it, mine just like sitting on the porch.........I see a few more Paper Wasps returned.....Time to suit up again, this time I am going to squash them a bit and put their bodies in the traps.
They sure know the Pheromne, right after I killed one, the other one was hovering over that spot until I got that one also
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Last post by Lancej on June 25, 2017, 08:41:05 PM »
Most of the yellow gum flowering around South of Shepparton is coming close to an end already.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Time to Requeen?
« Last post by sawdstmakr on June 25, 2017, 08:33:07 PM »
What LJ said. What you are looking for when looking at the eggs is the location. A queen will lay the eggs at the center bottom of the cell. Laying workers lay on the sides of the cell and usually there a bunch of them. New queens will sometimes lay 2 or 3 in a cell but again at the bottom. They usually learn not to do this.
Jim
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Aroc,
When they start building an all of bees outside, keep an eye out for queen cells. My OH is almost full and they just stared balling out side. Check them at night and in the morning. If they are staying out all the time get ready to split them. I like to wait until in see queen cells developing before I split.
Jim
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: More Questions
« Last post by sawdstmakr on June 25, 2017, 08:13:44 PM »
If that is all you did on a new hive and the bees do not have to fix everything you touch with just a little smoke, it probably will not bother them. Just make sure you are not rolling bees when you remove the frame.
Jim
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: What is going on in Europe?
« Last post by kathyp on June 25, 2017, 08:03:12 PM »
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No.  Set tariffs on imports to balance trade.  If you ship a million dollars worth of goods into this country you got to buy a million dollars worth of goods into your country from us
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Not a fan.  They usually end up costing the consumer more and solve nothing.  Better to level the playing field in the regulation and tax field so that companies want to do business here.  Make it an advantage for the company to produce closer to the consumer.  You can't do much about cheap goods, but those things tend to take care of themselves over time.  Cars are a good example.  Both Japan and Korea found that the American consumer was willing to pay for better quality, so they stopped dumping crappy cars here.  Unfortunately, the American automakers didn't learn the same lesson until they were going bankrupt.

For the low-income consumer, cheap goods are a life saver.  They don't have the ability to pay for the higher end stuff so they need to be able to get things at a cheaper price.  This is not a bad thing.  Stores that sell cheap imports employ people.  People with jobs have a chance to move up and afford the expensive stuff eventually.

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How so?  So they can pollute the environment and make the population suffer with more disease and cancer?

It's not all or nothing.  Regulations come with cost to both the business and the consumer.  They suck money out of the economy with compliance and enforcement costs.
http://dailysignal.com/2016/05/23/20642-new-regulations-added-in-the-obama-presidency/

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No cash for sure but I don't see that the foreign aid budget hurts us one bit.  Businesses in this country benefit from foreign aid.

There are things in the foreign aid programs that help us.  There's a lot in it that does not help us.  There's a lot in the military budget that helps and plenty that doesn't.  ALL government spending needs oversight and we need to change the way we budget from year to year.  The way we do it now encourages wasteful spending so that the budget for the next year is not cut.  We need to do 0 baseline budgeting rather than budgeting based on what was spent the year before.  That's kinda like work so getting Congress to do it is not going to happen unless people demand it.   most people have no idea how or why tax money is spent, so good luck with that one.

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you don't give money to a healthy person that is capable of working for it you give them a job.

You don't give them anything other than opportunity.  Opportunity comes from haveing a strong economy.  You have to get the cart and the horse in the right order.

 



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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: More Questions
« Last post by JasonC on June 25, 2017, 07:33:05 PM »
only checking that one frame not complete still bad?
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