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Offline saltybluegrass

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I don?t know what happened but something got into my hive.
« on: August 15, 2019, 09:42:37 am »
Just got out of the mental ward and found two hives dead - entrance reducer removes by mainly large Florida mice- now maggots and wax moths inherited.
What or how do I clean it up?

Sorry I confused everyone. I have no idea how bens name ended in subject line. SORRY
Oops was distraught over losing hive
« Last Edit: August 16, 2019, 05:27:37 am by saltybluegrass »
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Re: Ben framed made me.......
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2019, 11:28:53 am »
Sorry to here that. I hope you are feeling better.
Take the frames out and if they are plasticell use your hive tool and scrape out the comb, then use your garden hose to wash them off. If they are really messed up, remove the plasticell from the frames and install new ones. You can use a pressure washer to clean the plasticell.
If they are the all wax, just use a knife to cut the comb out and use a hose to wash off the frames.
Take the hose and clean out the inside of the boxes and the bottom board.
If you have SHB larvae in the frames, take a large trash can and fill it with soapy water. Dunk the frames under water and add weight to keep them under water. This is to drown the larvae and may take some time.
Hope this helps.

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Re: Ben framed made me.......
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2019, 12:50:34 pm »
Just got out of the mental ward and found two hives dead - entrance reducer removes by mainly large Florida mice- now maggots and wax moths inherited.
What or how do I clean it up?

That?s a tough break all the way around salty. I hope you are feeling better soon. I lost a hive last year to SHB myself. Glad to have you posting again. Hang tough.
Phillip

PS I do not understand the meaning of your title, Do you want to explain?
« Last Edit: August 15, 2019, 01:06:21 pm by Ben Framed »
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Re: Ben framed made me.......
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2019, 09:47:26 pm »
 Always made me feel better to drop those frames in a fire ant bed.
Fools argue; wise men discuss.
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Re: I don?t know what happened but something got into my hive.
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2019, 05:28:15 am »
Again
Sorry I confused everyone. I have no idea how bens name ended in subject line. SORRY

But I did find great help in the hospital this time.
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

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Re: I don?t know what happened but something got into my hive.
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2019, 08:11:45 am »
Salty,
Thanks for correcting the subject line.
I?m really glad you were able to get the help you needed. You are not alone. A good close friend of mine, my father and my son were all saved because they got help in the same type of place. We will keep you in our prayers.
Jim Altmiller

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Re: I don?t know what happened but something got into my hive.
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2019, 09:59:50 am »
Heavenly Father, thank you for your love for salty.  I pray that you will shine your light upon him and his path in life so that everything will be clear as day.  Amen.

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Re: I don?t know what happened but something got into my hive.
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2019, 12:29:04 pm »
Heavenly Father, thank you for your love for salty.  I pray that you will shine your light upon him and his path in life so that everything will be clear as day.  Amen.

I love you
As well as my other well feeling friends
Thanks father
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Re: I don?t know what happened but something got into my hive.
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2019, 01:20:43 pm »
Heavenly Father, thank you for your love for salty.  I pray that you will shine your light upon him and his path in life so that everything will be clear as day.  Amen.

I love you
As well as my other well feeling friends
Thanks father

Salty, you are not alone. You have friends here. Gods Love and Peace be with you.
Phillip
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. 
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Re: I don?t know what happened but something got into my hive.
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2019, 03:41:31 pm »
Get well my KY brother

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Re: I don?t know what happened but something got into my hive.
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2019, 03:52:19 pm »
Keep on keeping on sir!
Take a kid fishing !

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Re: I don?t know what happened but something got into my hive.
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2019, 06:23:57 pm »
Heavenly Father, thank you for your love for salty.  I pray that you will shine your light upon him and his path in life so that everything will be clear as day.  Amen.

Brother, What a beautiful text.  Indeed, Salty, take care.  Don?t give up on the bees.  Do you suspect neighbor of hive issues?  I hope not but the fact has happened.
Blessings

Van
Bless the Beekeepers.  Dealing with venomous insects takes courage, patience, dedication and a desire to be with nature.