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  1. Re: Help! Neighbours bees attracted to our Ipe decking

    I have used ipe decking and have bees here and never have I seen a bee on it.You may try washing it with a detergent and see if that helps.There was probably something spilled on it sometime.
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    I use old 10 frame deeps that are no longer used.A couple frames of old brood comb and the rest of the frames with foundation.A swarm can build comb really fast.Also open areas in a box here draws...
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    If you find a good place you will continue to catch swarms in that place.I have always have a bunch of traps out and some places just wont catch no matter what I do.Then in a couple places I always...
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    I have been watching my traps with swarm commander and I am seeing the ones with the lemongrass oil having a lot more scouts.I first thought it was going to be the best thing since peanut butter and...
  5. Re: What's bad about half height frames & boxes?

    I use deeps for brood and shallows fore honey.I also make my boxes and out of a 1'X12" I have a little strip thats left over.When making shallows one box is made and the second box will be just a tad...
  6. Re: Caught First Swarm today, Question about behavior

    I have seen both docile and mean swarms.
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    Re: How Far From Apiary for Swarm Trap

    I am like smokepole.I catch them in the same yard close by.I have seen them rise from one and move into the other box.
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    Re: Package yesterday, Hive invasion today

    From what I have read about them it does sound like them taking over.
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    Re: Package yesterday, Hive invasion today

    Just plain cardboard folded up and stuffed into the entrance to reduce it will work in a pinch.
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    Re: Look who wants to feed our bees!

    None here!
  11. Thread: SHB trap

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    Re: SHB trap

    Yes there i some screen #8 hardware cloth nailed on the bottom side over the holes.I only had a little bit of it and the couple sandwich containers so I just made do since it was several weeks before...
  12. Thread: SHB trap

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    SHB trap

    I was making some new bottom boards the other day and thought about a SHB trap.I took two boards and made these.I tried one finally late yesterday afternoon and man they work! I pulled a bottom board...
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    Re: Using Thompsons waterseal

    Sherwin Williams $5 a gal. off tinted paint will last years and like others say Thompson's maybe 6 months!
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    Re: 9:15 pm, post office has my bees...

    Daylight!!!!
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    Well Minz I am starting to feel the same way now.I used the Swarm Commander and got a good swarm right off the bat.I have five swarm boxes set up here at my house.Every one of them set up with a...
  16. Re: Best way to move a capped queen cell into a queenless colony?

    Check out Don the Fat Bee Man.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T50NVPSwWf4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXAe1k5admU
  17. Re: Caught First Swarm today, Question about behavior

    Could be AHB since they are in your area.
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    I was going to get a case of those fiber pots but I had too many unusable deep supers to make traps out of.Old used boxes are hard to beat.
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    On an out yard I have a trailer where I store empty boxes.When leaving a couple days ago I stopped and gave one of them a shot of Swarm Commander and drove off.Well I went in to check the out yard...
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    Re: Keep an empty hive in the beeyard?

    Thats why I use Bt so I dont have to be afraid of wax moths!
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    Re: disney swarm traps

    I saw something about those a while back and it said they were put up by the state to trap out the AFB.Maybe someone from Florida can let us know for sure.
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    Re: Newb looking for supplies

    Go to youtube and watch all the videos on there.Don the Fat Bee Man has some good videos.There are others but Don's name comes to mind first.
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    Re: Keep an empty hive in the beeyard?

    Yes spray all your wooden ware.Worms will eat it up also.
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    Re: Keep an empty hive in the beeyard?

    Spray with Bt anyway just in case later on wax moths get in your hive.Its good insurance!
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    Re: Wax moth issue where to get bt aizawai?

    Its probably still good.When sprayed on your frames and comb it last years so it should last in the package even better.Remember just mix up only what you will be using because it goes bad in a day...
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