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    Re: Bee Robbing Question

    I just went to my yard today,I watched the mother of all robbing,and filmed it with my phone.
    Man what a sight.there were more bees in the robed out hive then in the hives all around it.all the...
  2. Thread: Log ob hive

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    Log ob hive

    I have Ben told that taking a log and building a ob nat comb hive is illegal.one with a plex glass window with a door to open and take a peek.i was told that without removable frames it is illegal.
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    How to turn wax white

    I gave my mom about 15 lbs of wax,she insist that it be made white sow she can color it and cent it.any thoughts on the process if there is one.

    Thanks

    Sasquatch:scratch:
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    Re: Large numbers of bees outside the hive...

    I use a small rock to vent the lid.this easy methed should stop the bearding.and add much needed airflow.it also helps them wrk the honey suppers better.

    Works for me
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    Re: what is this?

    I would say pollin or dried up larva.a good brood pattern should be surrounded by honey or pollin your brood looks great though,how's the nurse bee population they might be having trouble covering...
  6. Re: Help a new guy get a swarm to stay in a hive!!!

    Choke the entrance down to 1/2 in or sow and chk your local creigs list for people wanting sworms then call them and see if you could get some frames with drawn comb.beeks always help beeks.thats...
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    Re: Thinking foundationless or second brood box

    The guide is a string soaked in beeswax and run along a top bar.the wire is 2 handles with a thin wire stretched between the handles to pull between the bottom box and base.it cuts eny comb that...
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    Re: Thinking foundationless or second brood box

    Lately I have Ben experimenting with a shallow on the bottom with 2deeps over that,then 2 honey suppers ever those.the shallow has only top bars with waxed cotton thread as a guide.this setup works...
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    Re: Anybody ever...

    You are right Top dog,you just described wad I just did 2 days ago I caught the queen at the last min and caged her and introduced her with frosting as a cage plug,I forgot to chk her today.but I'm...
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    Re: added 3lb. package to existing hive...

    I see now prob with your thinking.in late summer I combine week hives all the time and let them sort it out.it is a shame you had to amp up a hive with a package.some day you will have the hives to...
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    Re: New in Colorado!

    Welcome
    Wear stings like a badge,werks for the rest of us.
  12. Re: Bees dying at entrance with pollen on their legs...

    I would choke down the entrance then move the hive about 10 ft to a new location,if they are dying that fast. Moving the hive would give them time to die before getting in and pos infecting the...
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    Re: The world's worst beekeeper - me

    Hay You Ben hiding out taking photos of my bee yard this week,that's not kooool.

    I have dead nucs for sale complete with dead brood,hatched queen cells.and plenty of dead bees.

    Would...
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    Re: What are these?

    I have droppings around my bees also.even found one on top of a hive yesterday.some have bees in them.just saw fresh tracks today.no claw marks on hives though.think ill barrow a box trap and fallow...
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    Re: Anyone rent bees to folks that want bees?

    I have placed dbl deep hives on there property and the client pays for everything above the deeps,suppers frames exc then we split the surplus.i retain the rite to remove my hive for eny reason.and...
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    Re: First year - opinions wanted!

    Bsquad,I took a look at all your photos,hears my thoughts.
    The shotgun brood patern could point out a frustrated new queen since the shotgun patern looks like older brood.she may not have had a good...
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    Re: Captured first spawn

    Sticky ear,keep going after them there worth the effort,hope you can get them to stay put.sometimes they're gona turn Rabbit on you,and run,keep after them,wish I was there to see...
  18. Thread: queen larva

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    queen larva

    yesterday i pulled a frame and a queen cell was torn open 1/2 way,there was a dark BIG werm like thing 1/2 way in the cell,ive never seen a queen larva befor.this thing did not look like a bee at...
  19. Re: 1st Time Package Install yesterday! Video

    i instaled 31 2lb pkgs testerday in a thunderstorme.you had it way better then i did.10/12 stings later and we finished in a huge hail storme.chkd today,all queens are out,and there werkin away.even...
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    Re: What are my bees doing VIDEO

    frank nailed it.
  21. Re: my hives & apiary . . . just need some swarms

    bet you where glad you were all pkd and ready when you got that call.your of and runnin now.keep us posted.im installing 31 pkgs tomorrow.i wish they wer sworms,thoes are free.
  22. Re: my hives & apiary . . . just need some swarms

    cpt,remember i posted to keep your geer in your vehicle.todey at 7.35am the phone rang,i was in the truck while still on the phone with her.a huge sworm 5ft of the pavement,gave them a frame to use...
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    Re: Splitting Hive

    I use the walk away methed every year and werks great. but i allways relocate the queenliss new box.and wipeout the queen cups in the original hive.and i ampup the split with brood while they have a...
  24. Re: my hives & apiary . . . just need some swarms

    i agre with intheswamp,NEVER werk a hive from the front,thats bag gugu.it will never work out,thats there protection area.and they WILL protect it.
    keep us posted on your progress,now sworms yet in...
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    Re: Found this large open air hive today

    i found one to ,never seen an open air hive before,it was abandin though.and some comb had fallin of to the ground,way cool though.
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