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    Re: Today's swarm

    Thanks for taking the time to shoot the videos. They were very educational, and good to show new people just what a swarm on the wing looks like. Good job getting the lure hive there for them to...
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    Re: Emerging queen on the hunt

    WOW, I loved it. I've never seen such a good example of pipping. Thanks for sharing!
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    Re: Hogan Trap Out question

    What worked for me with a swarm that went into a floorspace-- that same day I put a strip of cloth with Bee-Go on it onto the hole. They came pouring out with the queen and reclustered on my hive...
  4. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    I'd like to enter too. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Becky
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    Re: Disappearing queens

    Possibly birds eat them? Swallows, jays, flycatchers, bluebirds, martins, etc. I think my success with new queens has suffered recently because i love the birds and don't keep them away.
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    Re: Foundations, wax or plastic?

    Remember that grapes offer NOTHING to bees.

    Actually.... When there's a dearth, like right now, and the grapes are still on the vine or fallen ones on the ground, the bees, yellow jackets and...
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    Re: Cleaning extracted frames

    I store my honey supers wet, after first freezing them for 48 hours to destroy any wax moth larvae or eggs. The honey-only supers always come out just fine. However, this last year, I stored some...
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    Re: MAQS question

    Good question! I never took them off from earlier in the year when I had a bad case of robbing at some nucs I made up in June. My hive set-up is unfortunately six all in a row, and when I screened...
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    Re: MAQS question

    I used MAQS for the first time, 2 strips per healthy, large hive about 10 days ago. The next morning, my stomach lurched to see all the dead bees piled behind my robber screens. Checked through 3 of...
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    Re: catch boxes

    Sorry, I haven't heard of nozvit, especially combined with a swarm attractant. Don't worry about preventative treatment at this point, you don't even have the bees yet. I place out swarm traps...
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    Re: Apivar and honey supers

    I am in an area that doesn't freeze much, but I store wet supers as well. After extracting, I put them each in a plastic garbage bag, then into my chest freezer for 48 hours to kill any wax...
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    Re: catch boxes

    Yes, you might very well catch a swarm. What djei5 meant is that the colony living in the house won't come out, but they might throw off a swarm (half of the bees leave with the old queen when they...
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    Re: Thin honey?

    No, absolutely no harm in consuming, but if the water content is too high it may not keep well. If left at room temp, it may ferment. Some people keep it in the refrigerator if there's any doubt of...
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    Re: Thoughts on Robbing Screens

    I seem to be the only one who has experienced that the robber screens DON'T work in all cases. I built the ones as per UC Davis and Eric Mussen's plans. I had some newly started nucs with caged...
  15. Re: Are AI or A1 Root honey extractors still being made?

    The A.I. Root is still in business, but they probably don't sell equipment anymore. They are the publishers of Bee Culture magazine, and still sell books too, like ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture.
  16. Re: Almost zero stores in August... do they have a chance if I feed heavily?

    How can someone tell if a queen is a virgin or not? Is there a definitive answer, or is it just that a virgin is smaller and skinnier, kind of hard to know if there's nothing to compare her with. I...
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    Re: Sugar Treatment ??

    Don't use the sticky board without a screen separating it from the bees. They WILL get stuck to it and die.
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    Re: moving frames in the honey supers

    Andrew is so right, if they're storing extra honey for you, you shouldn't need to feed them. And you don't want sugar syrup ending up stored with your honey. I agree that you can go ahead and move...
  19. Re: Western NY bees not drawing out supers - what's up with that?

    In my experience, in order to get a fall honey crop, you must have drawn combs to give them to store it in. They won't usually draw foundation, then store honey this late in the year. They are...
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    Re: Brood in my honey supers

    Psyop, It sounds like you only gave them one box as their brood chamber before placing the queen excluder on. They really should have more than one box: 2 if you're using deeps, 3 if you're using...
  21. Re: Potential problems with extracted frames left on hive.

    Good job getting all that honey! I agree with burns375 that the supers shouldn't go under the full one, unless you're still in a honey flow in which they will collect more before winter. If you put...
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    Re: Rendering Brood Comb

    Besides the benefit of easy wax melting, my solar wax melter has an even bigger draw--I locate a lure or bait hive next to it in the Spring, and it often entices a stray swarm into moving right in...
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    Re: Hope today is better than yesterday

    JRG, she did come back, and that's an interesting story!

    I ordered a new queen right away, picked her up the next day and installed her cage into the nuc. My whole intent was to establish a nuc...
  24. Re: messed up my order - bee go instead of bee quick

    I use an old bottle of Bee Go from the ancient days before Bee Quick was invented. Bee Quick is much nicer to use as it doesn't smell. Bee Go is awful smelling, and makes your honey supers stink...
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    Re: Aggressive Bees - I'm looking for help!

    BigDawg is right, re-queening with a known docile queen will fix most inherited problems. But if it is a skunk, you will have to eliminate it's visits as well. Closing up holes in the fence is...
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