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anyone know an alternative to Fisher’s Bee Quick?

I love the stuff but it's stupid expensive. We buy it by the gallon for hive removals. Are there any alternatives? I've found some other products that are cheaper and say the same description but I want to make sure I'm not getting an inferior product. submitted by /u/Kilroy1138 [link] [comments]

Anyone know what type of bee this is? Just stung my sister.

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New to the hobby, things are going fine. BTW how do I know if I killed the queen?

Installed two bee packages a little over a week ago. The queen cage caused a gap on install and the hive started building that frame out into the gap (not unexpected). I did a quick inspection/adjustment today. I see plenty of empty wax comb, some with honey. I did not spot anything that was 100…
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Volunteer hive in old hive box and don’t know what to do.

Hello. We have an old hive box left over from last year we did not dismantle and remove. So it has a bottom box and two supers. The bottom box and first super were full of brood and or honey. The top super hadn’t been used by the last colony. The hive died last year…
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Bought a hive four days ago that now has several capped Queen cells. We made a decision to let whatever happens happen but if someone has a better idea we’d like to know.

We bought our first hive four days ago — a complete hive in a single 10-frame deep. One of us is brand new; one of us kept a couple of hives for about 3-4 years a decade ago. They’re very active and very gentle. They’ve looked great from the outside. We went in for a…
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Does anyone know a good source to find different pollen colors associated with plant species?

I’ve always been intrigued by blue pollen so I’ve been looking up plants that produce blue pollen but I also want to make sure that they’re indigenous to my area (CA). I haven’t found a good source for such information, does anyone know of a site that could help with this or does anyone know…
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How do bees know that a comrade is dead and to remove their carcass?

I’m sitting here watching the Incredible Spring activity in my New York hive and there’s one dead soul near the entrance. Obviously all the other workers are stepping over this bee like it’s not even there. My question is how will it eventually be flagged for removal? Does it stop releasing pheromones? Dues it start…
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