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Anyone have a hint to prevent bees on my hummingbird feeders?

July 31, 2012 | FAQs

Q: I love to read the newsletter. Here’s a photo of bees lined up like pigs at a trough on my hummingbird feeders. I do NOT enjoy that! Anyone have a hint to prevent the problem? (Vaseline does not work.) Thanks for a great publication. N. Schwartz H Pocklington wrote: Try Vicks Vapo-rub or one of the Read more >

I want to replace a queen in a swarm hive--Do I leave the hive queenless at all? How long can I keep the new queen in her cage?

July 31, 2012 | FAQs

Q: I received my 2 queens in the mail today and they were in great shape. I am a 2nd year beekeeper, and I want to replace a queen in a swarm hive because she (or her daughters) are quite aggressive. My questions are: Do I remove the old queen and leave the hive without a queen for a day, and then Read more >

How do I move bees? If during the summer, how? Best time of day, minimum distance, etc.

July 31, 2012 | FAQs

Q: How do I move bees? If during the summer, how? Best time of day, minimum distance, etc. I have a hive I want to move closer to my house before winter as they’re in an open area ideal for the summer, but probably not the winter. A: Dr. Larry Connor, prominent speaker and author, fielded this Read more >

Any ideas on how we can safely remove bees from a topless tree?

July 31, 2012 | FAQs

Q: Got a phone call today (late July) from a woman with a HUGE topless tree with a beehive inside. The top blew off years ago and the tree now looks precarious, so they’ve decided to have it removed. The tree is between two homes with not much clearance on either side so the tree removal company must Read more >