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  1. Hey all. I had a swarm yesterday AM, which was...

    Hey all. I had a swarm yesterday AM, which was balled up on a tree in my yard about 50 feet from the hive. It left at about 2PM, long before I got home from work, and my wife saw it rolling off...
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    "Got 'em home, hived 'em up on new foundation." ...

    "Got 'em home, hived 'em up on new foundation."

    I know hindsight is probably 20-20 and really annoying, but that was probably the problem right there. I bet one drawn comb might have kept them...
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    Your standard tbh is a long and is not supered,...

    Your standard tbh is a long and is not supered, although Michael Bush and others I believe have versions that they do super. Otherwise the idea is exactly as you say with the division board....
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    I still think a hive that attacks bystanders 70...

    I still think a hive that attacks bystanders 70 yards (!!) away is pretty rare. Here in Ohio, anyway. I wouldn't want a newbee to think this is par for the course.
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    Has anyone tried immediately calming down a hot...

    Has anyone tried immediately calming down a hot queenless hive by using qmp?

    Also to the newbee who asked, I have been through 3 seasons now with 3-5 hives and have never had anything even...
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    I think there might be a bit of confusion here. I...

    I think there might be a bit of confusion here. I don't think it is GMO pollen that is said to cause problems, is it? Isn't the problem that the bees bring back one of the herbicides (roundup?) that...
  7. I try to keep disruption to a minimum in the...

    I try to keep disruption to a minimum in the spring. I don't want any confusion for the bees at that time, and I think you are right to be concerned about chilling. I try to time major mucking in...
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    There will surely be drones by the time the queen...

    There will surely be drones by the time the queen hatches out and flies. But make sure you get a frame that has new eggs on it. The earlier the egg when they decide to queen it, the better the queen.
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    44234 Crocus, March 11 Silver maple, March...

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    Crocus, March 11
    Silver maple, March 12(!)
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    Jim all Dennis is saying on the bottom line is...

    Jim all Dennis is saying on the bottom line is that there are somewhere between "some" and "a lot" of situations where TB may be a better way to go for people. He isn't disputing that lang...
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    I agree with Jim on the direct release of the...

    I agree with Jim on the direct release of the queen. I think inside the package they are all so close to her that they get aclimated pretty quick. I think I'd intentionally let the package sit for...
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    I guess the idea would be that 1:2 is closer to...

    I guess the idea would be that 1:2 is closer to nectar and will move the bees into spring mode quicker. I've tried it but I can't say I noticed anything. Plus here in Ohio you get enough variation in...
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    If it were me, I'd just go right to the final...

    If it were me, I'd just go right to the final site, but make the move in the evening, then block the entrance for several hours, and put some branches in front of the entrance to trigger orientation...
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    Bearding is what it sounds like...the hive grows...

    Bearding is what it sounds like...the hive grows a beard of bees on the outside (acutally, they may cover and entire side or more.) This occurs is when the temperature is too hot inside the hive.
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    "You need to realize that if you consume much of...

    "You need to realize that if you consume much of the honey yourself, it is an avoided expense, which is the same as making money."

    No, it's better, because you pay taxes on income but not on the...
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    You might want to check out Queen-Rite Colonies....

    You might want to check out Queen-Rite Colonies. I'm pretty sure that wouldn't be more than an hour off your path and the owner Denzil is a really good guy. Here is a flyer from them:
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    If anyone is having trouble with the images and...

    If anyone is having trouble with the images and movie on that site, you can't just click on them, you have to hit the little download button on the right for each one and then look at them from your...
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    I think the top entrance would at least mean that...

    I think the top entrance would at least mean that working bees are climbing down with full stomachs and up with empty, which should be at least a little advantageous. Also in general they will get to...
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    "Yea, it's supposed to be -5 F tonight here. But...

    "Yea, it's supposed to be -5 F tonight here. But it was 67 F just a few days ago."

    It's coming all the way across. 61 degrees here at midnight yesterday, then gale force winds, 33 by this morning,...
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    I put a few more images up at that link. I'll...

    I put a few more images up at that link. I'll take some actual pictures of the hive in the next couple days, and do a full workup in the spring.
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    "I'm very much interested in this "crazy hive"...

    "I'm very much interested in this "crazy hive" you have. Do have any pictures of it you could post?"

    I was too busy building, installing, and monitoring the thing to get pictures that explain...
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    I checked out my new crazy hive this morning (I...

    I checked out my new crazy hive this morning (I can kind of inspect this thing without opening because it has a glass wall and hanging frames I can move and rotate) and I was shocked at the amount of...
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    Definitely leave the honey on. Taking off will do...

    Definitely leave the honey on. Taking off will do nothing good for the bees and you will likely lose more than you gain by weakening the hive. I don't feel that feeding is any more stimulative in a...
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    I stayed out of this thread to see how it would...

    I stayed out of this thread to see how it would develop. True to form, the first ones to respond were the "libertarians" howling about how the liberals were going to start howling. The liberals will...
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    "...Since the Lombardi trophy now resides in...

    "...Since the Lombardi trophy now resides in Pittsburgh"

    Your false idol will be your undoing. Destruction is rushing in on the filthy Stillers from every angle, even as they revel in their sin....
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