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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Siloam Springs, AR 5/11/2015
    Sunny, 70 degrees
    Nice size swarm caught late afternoon.
    Spotted in neighborhood about 4:30; captured and moved by 6:30.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Siloam Springs, AR 5/9/2015
    Small swarm captured from bee tree located on edge of my property.
    It has been a productive bee tree - 5 swarms caught from it since April 2013 :)
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    4/19 Siloam Springs, AR 72761

    Another of my hives swarmed to almost the exact same spot 40-50' high in the trees.

    No way I can get them out, can only hope they might come down lower for more...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Siloam Springs, AR 72761

    Warm day in the mid 70s with rain early and a mix of clouds and sun in the afternoon.
    Watched one of my (3) hives send out a swarm at about 11:30 AM...which then landed...
  5. Re: Looking for a Small Bush that Keeps Leaves Year Round

    I thought it was a great idea, but heather got shot down by the wife :(
    She seems to think it is not "bushy" enough...more of a mounding or sprawling type plant.

    She wants something with a more...
  6. Re: Looking for a Small Bush that Keeps Leaves Year Round

    Heather looks like a great one, thanks for the tip!
  7. Looking for a Small Bush that Keeps Leaves Year Round

    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6b/7a
    My wife is wanting to plant a small bush that will keep its leaves year round.
    I am hoping to find something in this genre that could provide an additional source of...
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    Cut-out Check List?

    I have caught several swarms in the last couple of years, but I have never done a cut-out.

    Any of you more experienced folks have a supply checklist that you use before heading out to do a cutout...
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    Recycling Wax and Honey Back into Hive?

    A little background...I caught and hived a swarm from a bee tree about two and a half weeks ago. Between this year and last, I have captured (4) swarms from this same tree. Pretty average size swarm,...
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    Re: PF120 Acceptance?

    Update: Hive had just begun building out the frames a little bit when they sent out a large swarm. The swarm was quite a hit to their population so we will see how long it takes them to finish...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    May 25th, Northwest Arkansas (72761). Wild day with three swarms caught AND I missed a fourth swarm call while collecting the others!
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    Re: PF120 Acceptance?

    Thanks for all of the suggestions everyone!

    A few notes/responses to your comments:
    --> Unfortunately, I don't have any extra beeswax around to add another coat on the frames.
    --> I tried...
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    PF120 Acceptance?

    I have read several threads about PF120s here on the forums. Most people seem very pleased with the results from using these frames, so I bought quite a few this spring to save me some assembly time....
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Swarm caught today in Siloam Springs, AR (72761). Came from a bee tree in my neighbor's yard. Heard them buzzing from about fifty feet away and got their in time to watch the cluster form on a branch...
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    Starting out foundationless?

    Looking for opinions on how to start a foundationless hive most effectively.

    What is the best way to get them started building combs correctly in the frames?
    Since I am just starting out, I have...
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    Re: Cut-out from Langstroth Hive?

    Thanks so much for the input guys, much appreciated!
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    Cut-out from Langstroth Hive?

    Ok folks, newbee here looking for advice/suggestions/thoughts/opinions.

    Caught a swarm out of a tree on my property last April, and, so far, it looks like they are going to make the winter.
    ...
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    Foundationless Frame Preferences?

    I know that this may be splitting hairs, but does anyone out there have a strong preference regarding foundationless frame construction?

    For example, WT Kelley produces a stock foundationless...
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