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    May'be I'm missing something, but if all they did...

    May'be I'm missing something, but if all they did was remove some paneling from the wall and scrape the comb out and kill the bees, what justifies $2000?
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    Do you just let them build comb on the inside of...

    Do you just let them build comb on the inside of the lid and then transfer to a hive later, or do you fit frames inside this box?
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    You can't even talk about hot unless you are...

    You can't even talk about hot unless you are beekeeping in Texas!! smile.gif

    As hot as it gets, I'd recommend a full suit if you can only afford one. There will be times when you need it and a...
  4. So, in the method with moving eggs above a queen...

    So, in the method with moving eggs above a queen excluder, could you also just add a top entrance and let the queen emerge there, and mate and essentially have a two queen colony?

    If this is...
  5. Thread: nucs

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    I have a couple of 5 frame nucs I've used to...

    I have a couple of 5 frame nucs I've used to collect colonies/swarms with. I need the boxes back but I don't think the bees are ready to go in a 10 frame. Could I just put a divider into a standard...
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    Commercial 1x2s are actually 1x1.5" Is this too...

    Commercial 1x2s are actually 1x1.5" Is this too wide to use as top bars? Do they have to be cut, or will the bees accept this width?

    Thanks.
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    Has anyone found anything commercially available...

    Has anyone found anything commercially available (like from Wal-Mart or something) that works for TBHs? I am wanting to try this style, but don't have a table saw and am looking for something that...
  8. Thread: swarm cells

    by davlanders
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    Thanks. That's what I thought. I just thought I...

    Thanks. That's what I thought. I just thought I remembered someone saying that a queen from a swarm cell was more likely to swarm. May'be I am making that up smile.gif

    Thanks for the info.
  9. Thread: swarm cells

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    If I have a queenless hive and another hive that...

    If I have a queenless hive and another hive that is producing swarm cells, can I just remove a swarm cell and give it to the queenless hive or will the emerging queen want to swarm? If I do, should...
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    I've looked for these and the only place I could...

    I've looked for these and the only place I could find them was blossomland.com, but they only sell them in lots of 10. I only need one. Any ideas on where to get them?
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    I have quite a few mediums and shallows. I was...

    I have quite a few mediums and shallows. I was thinking of going foundationless for these. May'be for comb honey? Can these withstand an extractor?

    Can someone point me in the right direction...
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    Bill, What kind of cardboard box is it you...

    Bill,

    What kind of cardboard box is it you use for a nuc? Do you have frames inside? If so, how are you stabilizing them? I'm very interested as this would be easier than carrying around...
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    I would love to see these series, but don't have...

    I would love to see these series, but don't have access to that channel. Any way to get a hold of a recording?

    David Landers
    zewvet at yahoo dot com
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    We are starting to get more calls about swarm...

    We are starting to get more calls about swarm pickup, so I wanted to kind of make a poll.

    What do you guys like to use to dump the swarms in? 10 frame box? Nuc? cardboard box? bucket?

    What do...
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    there is a great record system you can use at...

    there is a great record system you can use at www.mybeehives.com. Check it out.
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    So, when you see swarm cells and make a split, do...

    So, when you see swarm cells and make a split, do you move the old queen to a new hive with workers and brood, and let the old colony finish making a new queen?
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    Would the slotted bottom bar from a regular frame...

    Would the slotted bottom bar from a regular frame work for this purpose?
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    I am a newbie, so take this for what it's worth. ...

    I am a newbie, so take this for what it's worth.

    From what I understand, Buckfast bees are hybrids, meaning that their offspring won't necessarily be like that of the parent. The question is,...
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    Well, I just looked in the hive after dark and...

    Well, I just looked in the hive after dark and there are more than 1000 bees inside. They didn't come with the hive and I can't imagine that that many hatched in the last 2 days from the comb that I...
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    I'll check them in the next day or two. I am...

    I'll check them in the next day or two. I am just confused. I checked them the last two days and there were no bees in the nuc at all.
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    Well, the extraction failed. The colony swarmed...

    Well, the extraction failed. The colony swarmed in the process and left. I brought the nuc home with the comb that had larva and sealed brood in it with the intent of giving it to one of my other...
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    How do you make your own wax starter strips?

    How do you make your own wax starter strips?
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    Thanks so much for the replies. There are...

    Thanks so much for the replies.

    There are multiple reasons I wanted to see if they would raise a queen.

    1) I don't want to spend any excess money right now if they will do it themselves or if...
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    I've been working on getting a colony out of the...

    I've been working on getting a colony out of the eave of a house for the last day. I got all of the comb with brood/eggs into frames in a 5 frame nuc and dumped most of the bees into the nuc. When...
  25. I sent them an email the day I made my post...

    I sent them an email the day I made my post expressing very similar sentiments to others in this thread. Does anyone have access to this local paper? I know you said it is not online, but I would...
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