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  1. Re: Too early to start swarm prevention strategies ?

    I hope it's not too early for swarm prevention. Went through my hives yesterday and put drawn comb on the sides of the brood nest on three out of five colonies. The strongest had burr comb attached...
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    Re: Inspections question

    I'm 20 miles north of I-10. Temps dipped into the thirties last night. Should hit 57 for the high today and will hit 70 a couple times this coming week. Been seeing lots of activity during middle of...
  3. Re: When are my package bees no longer a 'package'?

    Once you put a feral colony in your hive, they are no longer feral.
    Once a queen stops laying, she is no longer a laying queen.
    When a worker bee becomes a forager bee, it is no longer a nurse...
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    Re: Easier way to feed...suggestions?

    Cheap 12v pump from Harbor Freight and about 6 feet of water hose.
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    Re: Rearing queens for a small operation

    Wow, lots of good info from folks who don't care, can't be bothered, or just too educated.


    Ddawg, I can't help you cause I'm not educated enough, but there are several good reads on the subject...
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    Re: Short warm spell

    Saw lots of pollen coming in over here, next door Pat. I haven't fed anything, as I left plenty on last fall. I put out a bit of dry Bee-Pro to see what would happen....they totally ignored it. If...
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    Re: Dollar store cheap foams

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUvEd2_-5DU
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    Re: cedar vs pine box

    18-8 stainless will last a good while although a tad bit more $. Make it look like a water meter box and they'll swarm to it! ;)
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    Re: Screen Bottom Boards

    I have both and have not seen any difference. Two separate yards and the strongest hive in one is on SBB, strongest hive in the other is on solid. :rolleyes:
  10. Thread: Feral bees

    by CajunBee
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    Re: Feral bee's

    There's no such thing as "feral" bees anymore. They all died from the lack of treatments from "beekeepers". That's why they are on the verge of extinction. It's a good thing people came along to take...
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    Re: How many hive bodies to buy

    Yeah, boxes x2 and frames x3 !!
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    Re: Sad thing about equipment

    http://www.harborfreight.com/digital-inspection-camera-67979.html
  13. FYI: OA (Wood Bleach) on sale at Sherwin Williams Stores

    Picked up two, 12-oz containers at a local Sherwin Williams paint store after seeing online sale ad. Got to the store to find out it was a "Clearance" sale......$1 ea ! :banana:
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    Re: Can I Move My Hives 150 Yards At One Time?

    I moved a hive about 80 yards in warm weather. Waited till dark, blocked the entrance with a rag and made the move. Once set up on the stand, I replaced the rag with green grass. Next day there was...
  15. Re: At what climate zone should one wrap their hives

    Next door in SW Louisiana, I removed a colony from the bottom of a tree branch (fully exposed) after our last freeze this past March. Property owner said they had been there a year. Edges of comb was...
  16. Re: Michigan is going CRAZY! Possible 2015 law change about keeping bees

    Has anyone informed the bees of these new restrictions? Who will be responsible for ensuring that any ferel hives comply? Is the FAA going to issue an NPRM for approved flight paths and altitude...
  17. Re: Free Shipping Rant (Beekeeping Equipment Big Box Stores)

    Just tell'm you don't use this stuff, the bees do !
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    Re: roughcut lumber

    Yes. https://scontent-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/1510984_10202824115540375_158073869_n.jpg?oh=28ba2eec9d0e9fff8fb57d8ac8bddf78&oe=54EC1E23

    Rough on the inside, like a hollow...
  19. Re: Free Shipping Rant (Beekeeping Equipment Big Box Stores)

    Welcome to America! http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/free%20enterprise
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    Re: side entrance question

    I think several Top Bar hives are designed with an entrance that faces the comb. Seems to work fine. I've seen a couple abandoned Langstroth hives that had multiple entrances and even comb on the...
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    Re: Honey vs 2:1 sugar feed

    What you say is true, no doubt, but the original post was about temperature and it's effects on feeding. The cost of the feed is totally irrelevant to the question. There are those that would argue...
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    Re: Honey vs 2:1 sugar feed

    And your point is? Doesn't matter if it's $.03/lb or $300/lb if they won't or can't eat.
  23. Thread: Fair Price?

    by CajunBee
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    Re: Fair Price?

    Why only 18 frames with this setup? Maybe it's "Common Core" math ?
  24. Re: Raising queens/ is it practical for a hobbyist?

    Practical for one may not be for another. As KQ6AR said, you could always make a nuc or two for backup. Taking care of the nuc will require a little time and effort (not a bunch), but must be done....
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    Re: Lauri is famous

    I took the box they were working on and pulled every other frame up to a new box and filled all the slots with the partial foundation frames. Some of those frames were NOT fully drawn, so they kept...
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