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    Re: Bee Vac

    Thats what i use....drill holes in the bucket and put screen over them to reduce pressure. pm me for details. Works well.
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    Welcome!
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    Re: “Single-hive” honey?

    Who is to say this is "apple blossom honey" when clover, and other wildflowers are in bloom, or this is "goldenrod honey" when asters and Knotweed are in bloom. Color tells a lot but do you really...
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    Re: Bee Vacuum Please

    Done 40+ cutouts to date.....wouldn't consider doing the job without my vaccum!
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    Re: Bee Vacuum Please

    I would add more holes...reducing pressure....you want to barely pull the bees off the comb. I use a similar set-up with a hose that has ridges. I have very few dead bees when I vacuum. In fact if or...
  6. Re: What size hardware cloth to keep mice out?

    Interesting....1/2 seems plenty small....guess the 40 mouse guards I just made would be better used as kindling! Most are on hives already...will let you know how it worked out in the spring. Better...
  7. Re: What size hardware cloth to keep mice out?

    I like 1/2"....I think the bees lose less pollen.
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    Re: anyone seeing meaner hives??

    They sure seem to get pissy late summer!
  9. Re: Losing queens like crazy! A puzzler...

    My mentor and I have had a huge number of swarm calls the last 2 weeks. 2 of my hives have recently swarmed. These bees are going nuts on the golden rod flow! With out looking at your bees...My guess...
  10. Re: Phrases I just wouldn't have expected to say till I started beekeeping

    Better not brushog the goldenrod in that pasture!
  11. Re: Local absence and local extinction, a confounding factor in TF prescriptions

    In 20 years...maybe more...we will all have our answer! If you treat and keep your hives alive....your beekeeping....if you dont treat and keep your hives alive...guess what? Your a beekeeper! Argue...
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    Re: Old wild Bee tree

    Golden Rod is starting here, and looks promising.....they should be fine! Syrup may invite unwanted visitors.
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    Re: bee vac disaster

    Yep!!! Bees were vomiting honey. Tried to vac a swarm last year off of a railing. Giant sticky mess! Lesson learned....no more vacumming swarms. The bees you vacuumed must have been full of honey.
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    Re: Doing a cutout this weekend

    That's to bad....these cut-outs are never a sure thing. We turned down a 3 story soffet job not too long ago. Can't get em all I guess!
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    Re: Price of Nucs in your area ?

    " A rising tide lifts all ships!" I like that one.....Maybe this person doesn't really care whether or not these nucs sell....these may be the last few he has for the year and figures if someone...
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    Re: Doing a cutout this weekend

    This is only my second year, but have helped my mentor with 30+ cut-outs so take my advice for what its worth....not claiming to be an expert. We NEVER use smoke....it drives the queen into places...
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    Re: Doing a cutout this weekend

    Take them from the inside. Just my 2cents.
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    Re: Treating for mites or NOT

    http://scientificbeekeeping.com/the-arsenal-natural-treatments-part-1/

    This may help.
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    Re: bee on crown vetch

    How about "purple vetch"? I have far more of that than "crown vetch". Do the bees gain from the purple?
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    Re: handling queen cells

    "Not as much as from a "late" placement... a late placement is less likely to get torn down..."

    Michael...I have 2 laying worker nucs I want to place queen cells in on Sunday (day 14 for the...
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    Re: Best Way to Sell Bees

    MannLake had the cardboard deep nuc boxes on sale for $5.25 last week.....I grabbed a bunch. Put a few together....think they will work fine.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    13778, Near Binghamton NY.
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    Swarming Problems

    Ok folks need some advise on these swarms. First, I pulled all the old queens out and moved them to a different yard (5miles away) on May 9th. On May 18th i made several splits...some went into 5...
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    Re: Central NY Nectar Flow

    My pear trees blossomed yesterday, as well as a wild apple tree at my father's farm. I was excited until I saw the forecast. Rain the next few days!
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    Re: Hardest part of the first year?

    I am addicted to this forum and log on a couple times a day. That being said, when I started all of the information was overwhelming at times. The old saying "Ask 6 beekeepers a question and get 6...
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