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  1. Re: Front Range Snow & extended Swarm Advisory

    And mega-swarms from somewhere:eek: Let the season begin, Wednesday :D
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    Re: nuc time

    I think that would be to long to keep them queen less, they wouldn't stay that way for a week, would they? That would also mean no eggs or larvae could be on those frames.
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    Re: Bearding or Swarm???

    I would also suggest you follow rwurster's lead on removing or changing the entrance reducer to allow more of them the ability to get in, especially if the bees bearding have pollen in their sacs....
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    Re: Insurance

    Perhaps, I am paranoid, but carry insurance for the LLC. I would Donate less of the proceeds, so it "softens" the cost of the insurance.
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    Re: How long to wait ?

    What's the rush to check? I would wait at least a week or more to peek in. I would also be more inclined to check the hive they swarmed from. It May have more swarm cells & an additional swarm is...
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    Re: Sour Smell?

    Incoming nectar & bee bread both have distinct smells?
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    Re: Question

    Did you put the comb in?
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    Re: Newbie from Western Colorado

    Welcome to The Source, from your neck of the woods;) & the fun has already begin, right,,
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    Re: too cold for a cutout?

    In my experience, every homeowner "really wants them out", and some don't even want to pay you for your time (But that's another discussion):D I would postpone, but you could spend a few hours that...
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    Re: Definition of a nuc?

    The definition is from the supplier, & if you don't get the memo, you gotta know what questions to ask. Reasonable if you are making your own queens., but if your buying them, one would be losing...
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    Re: DEAD NUCS????

    Is there more than one meaning of dead?:D Seems like a very short time to have a healthy nucleus kick the bucket, to me. I think the likely hood of that number increasing is probable. Have you looked...
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    Re: Can i pick a mite off a bee?

    You could, but may have to quit your day job depending on how many hives you have:D Don't kill the bees, depending on your mite levels you may not have any bees left;)
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    Re: Legal concerns & mitigation

    Liability insurance here runs 900 a year, which encompasses liability of actions/products. We also have homeowners sign a release of liability similar to OBG's for cutouts. Unfortunately, one should...
  14. Re: Serious allergy scare during hive inspection

    A suit, gloves, & a smoker would be good things to have on hand prior to the bad reaction, that may never be if worn/used:s
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    Re: Queen all alone

    Indeed Tech 35058, Or maybe it just appeared:D
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    Re: April splits

    But who's counting?:lpf: I have held off for splits & grafting, & with the latest weather here it's proving wise. However, going to start cranking them out early next week, based upon weather...
  17. Re: 9:15 pm, post office has my bees...

    But OP had plenty of light when they posted;), perhaps one should have been hiving:D My vote is to hive if the light & conditions are there
  18. Re: Front Range Snow & extended Swarm Advisory

    It was created by Kateness, and only has two members (I am the other :D), & no discussions. I was just trying to address Shinbone's BONE;). If people join who are Rocky Mountain Keepers, and...
  19. Re: Front Range Snow & extended Swarm Advisory

    There is a sub group, Rocky Mountain Beekeepers, on the forum, and this would be a starting place, and a good place for this thread.
  20. Re: Chicken Coop recommendations???

    Pretty sure he knew this:lpf:
  21. Re: Bees have made a home in my house

    Never seen those cans kill any hive, & I have seen a lot of hives that have been blasted, and it sounds like this one too:D Yet, bees are still flying, & the damage has begun. Sometimes one can...
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    Re: Package Bummer

    I am glad you can find humor in it;). Perhaps, a tally for nucleus hives instead?
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    Re: Need Opinions

    I would chance it, but if you do, stay out of the hive until it is estimated to be capped. It is odd to me that if you did not get the queen, why only one cell ?
  24. Re: calking up the entrance to a wall

    Nice catch. Since it is a cinder block wall, did the "other" guy leave the old comb in the wall?
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    Re: swarm capture and disease

    At the very least, healthy enough to propagate:D
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