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    Re: Combining Swarm back into Hive

    Thanks, much!
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    Re: Combining Swarm back into Hive

    You can create more room. I don't need another hive.
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    Combining Swarm back into Hive

    I had a swarm today, and captured it.

    If I can figure out which hive it came out of, can I use a double screen and combine it back in?

    Procedure, anyone?
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    April 2, 2011: Captured first swarm of the year. In Canyon, TX. Could see that bees were coming and going from a nearby bird house, and that the woodduck-sized hole was nearly sealed up from wax. ...
  5. Thread: Crawdad bee?

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    Re: Crawdad bee?

    Their caterpillars completely stripped two of my honeysuckles of leaves. I saw females laying eggs and the caterpillars nine spots make them unmistakable.
  6. Re: The 'hummingbird clear-wing moth' on anise hyssop

    Their caterpillars completely stripped two of my honeysuckles of leaves. I saw females laying eggs and the caterpillars nine spots make them unmistakable.
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    Honey Super Question

    Did I read once that your could take a honey super off if you weren't ready to harvest, and store it for a couple weeks as a way to encourage the bees to keep aggressively gathering and storing...
  8. Thread: Need Advice

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    Re: Need Advice

    I moved the robber hive out to a cotton field. First time setting a hive on cotton.

    I am now feeding the ones that were robbed. Both have new queens, too.
  9. Thread: Need Advice

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    Need Advice

    After a wet spring with lots of swarming, we had a dry June. Right now, I've got one strong hive and it is robbing the others which turns out were without queens. I've requeened but noticed there is...
  10. Thread: Green Pollen?

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    Re: Green Pollen?

    ). Not I.
  11. Thread: Green Pollen?

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    Re: Green Pollen?

    1756, keep in touch!
  12. Thread: Green Pollen?

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    Green Pollen?

    Ok guys. My bees are bringing in green pollen. Not light green, but true green. What could that be from?
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    June 1. My 14-year old son boxed a very large swarm in my backyard while I was away for a sleep lab test. I was very proud of him. He had helped me a couple of times. Now I can relax knowing that...
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    Swarms returning to mother hive

    Is it common for a swarm to return to their hive? I watched it happen once, and suspect it on anther.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Boxed a softball-sized swarm this evening in south Amarillo that was hanging over a garage opening. It was after dark when I got there.

    Trying to figure out what I will do with this small swarm.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Watched a volleyball-sized swarm today fly from a hive and land about 20 feet away in a desert willow. A fellow beek hived it and took it because I am low on equipment. 4th swarm in my yard this...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I hived a large watermelon-sized swarm in my Mimosa tree. Same small tree as my one swarm last year. This makes the second swarm at my house this year.
  18. Thread: Trap Out

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    Re: Trap Out

    That hole is cemented up good. Before, you couldn't even see to the comb - deep.

    I'm not sure how long they can live with out food, but the next time I go (Tuesday night or later), I'll just try...
  19. Thread: Trap Out

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    Trap Out

    Guys,
    A man cemented in a wild hive in a canyon wall. That was a week ago and there is a huge cluster faithfully hanging outside on the concrete plug. A few days ago I set a hive with a frame of...
  20. Thread: Bee Swarm?

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    Re: Bee Swarm?

    Thanks, much.

    The hive is real strong, so I am not surprised. I haven't been completely through the box since early this spring.

    I could perhaps split them this weekend, but not before. I do...
  21. Thread: Bee Swarm?

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    Re: Bee Swarm?

    I do have one of the queen excluders that sits in front of the hive entrance. Should I put that on?
  22. Thread: Bee Swarm?

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    Bee Swarm?

    When we got back from church, there was a cloud of bees in my front yard. My hives are all out back.

    We assumed swarm and watched to see where they went. They went back to the front of a hive. ...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I hived a near-volleyball-sized swarm, yesterday, behind my house. It was hanging under the ceiling of my kid's wall-less fort. Sitting above it was a swarm-box, baited with lemongrass oil. I've...
  24. Thread: Hot Bees

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    Re: Hot Bees

    :)

    Trust me. The hive is hot.
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    Hot Bees

    Dang,
    I re-queened the hot hive and and another Thursday, after we removed the queens a week ago. Today, after them being cooped up for several days due to persistent cool rain, they are hot. Two...
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