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    Re: 1st swarm captured

    The doors are made they are a 2x6' box frame with plywood on the outside and inside and rough cut hemlock on the outside. They are really strong. But since my electric fence is right next to the...
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    Re: 1st swarm captured

    Well I was totally wipped out by the bears. they hit all three of my hives and smashed them into the ground.
    http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii171/forgeblast/shed010.jpg...
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    Re: bear issue

    [QUOTE=Aerindel;810692]This is what I eventually had to do about bears. I find normal non-lethal voltage electric fences to be insufficient.

    I moved the other box, but my fence was shorting out,...
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    Re: bear issue

    well they came back and it looks like they just destroyed things to destroy it. I was able to save one hive box and its moved a bit away, but my battery for my electric fence died so they may have...
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    Re: bear issue

    Thank you.
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    bear issue

    My garden fence was messed up this winter. I have to replace a few posts and with the electric fence down a bear must have reached over and tried pulling the hive over.
    I didnt notice it was...
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    Re: 1st swarm captured

    Well not one to give up I wanted to post what happened next.
    1. after getting my last bucket of bees into the hive I decided to leave the feeder there overnight. I came back and there were still a...
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    Re: 1st swarm captured

    Just to update its been raining since sunday yesterday (tuesday) I went back to the hive and there were bees flying into one of the hives and drinking like crazy from a feeder.
    Not sure what to...
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    Re: 1st swarm captured

    Sorry I heard that If you make the sound of thunder that the bees will ball up and make a swarm easier to catch. It seemed to work, about the onlything that went right that day.
    Great story NW.
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    Re: 1st swarm captured

    Update: nope did not get the queen I got a drone instead. I went back the bees were back in the tree. I went back to the house and got an extension pole and went back at the swarm.
    Here is where I...
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    1st swarm captured

    Whew what a rush!!!
    I had three swarm traps/hives ready for today.
    I run my hives using the warre system.
    I was out spraying my crep planting (conservation tree and shrub planting area to...
  12. Re: Warre queen box - Leave it or retrieve it?

    I am thinking that you would want to make sure she gets out.
  13. Re: Plans for bottom board that will work in Arizona' heat.

    http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=aa1412b18f9619d0979c02c2057222bd&prevstart=24
    here you go
  14. Thread: Burlap

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    Re: Burlap

    Our local hardware store has the burlap and the price was not bad. The wood shavings can be found in any pet store or tractor supply store if you need a big bag.
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    Re: Stoopid Question...

    I have a four stack warre out now we had 47 mile an hour winds a few weeks ago it was fine.
    I have a 2'' wide ratch strap that holds them all together.
    The base is 4x4's sunk into the ground 12''...
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    Re: Huffington post - clothianidin harms bees

    The second is that flitting around on the internet and using “cut and paste” in not scientific analysis.
    Not sure if this is directed to me, but I wanted to say that there is nothing wrong with cut...
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    Re: Huffington post - clothianidin harms bees

    Thanks I appreciate you going through the article. I think your comments are very helpful in digesting the information that was presented.
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    Re: Huffington post - clothianidin harms bees

    If you look at the Field experiment design http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0029268#s4, planting and sample collection methods and the data tables you will see they...
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    Re: Huffington post - clothianidin harms bees

    Hehe I did cut and paste, did you happen to read the article? Having both of us on the same page or reading the same resources might clear up where I am getting confused.
    exposed population,...
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    Re: Huffington post - clothianidin harms bees

    A. Routes of exposure
    1. Talc (Excess talc used in the process is released during planting and routine planter cleaning procedures. Talc is used because the coatings are sticky, and in order to keep...
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    Re: Huffington post - clothianidin harms bees

    I wanted to point out that the study that I referenced is from purdue an you can read it and take what you would like from it.
    I did reference wiki, just to explain what a Neonicotinoid is.
    But...
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    Re: Huffington post - clothianidin harms bees

    Imidacloprid is possibly the most widely used insecticide, both within the mode of action group and in the worldwide market. It is now applied against soil, seed, timber and animal pests as well as...
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    Re: staining a hive

    I put bees wax (broken into bits) into a can, cover with pure gum turpentine, and then add linseed oil. I then put that can in a larger #10 can or large coffee can add water to the big can and do a...
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    Re: Proximity of swarm bait trap to bee tree?

    [QUOTE=Intheswamp;774554]forgeblast, it seems that they will build at all heights. The mother colony is at basically ground level in the oak tree that they're in.

    Ty great pics btw.
  25. Re: Please share your foundationless experience from package install.

    Last year I hived one 3lb package of Italian's into my warre. I took the top bars off of the top box and shook the bees in, I also let the queen out at this time since they were with her for at...
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