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  1. Re: I assume I need another frame of eggs for a queenless hive?

    I know 11 days wasn't enough to go through the entire cycle. I only opened it up to make sure they made queen cells. Which I assume would have been done by the 11 day mark. Once I saw all the cells...
  2. Re: I assume I need another frame of eggs for a queenless hive?

    Thanks for the info. I grabbed one more frame this morning. It had a decent patch of capped brood on one side with some eggs. The second side had a ton of eggs on it so I know for certain eggs are...
  3. I assume I need another frame of eggs for a queenless hive?

    I had a weird situation with two nucs I bought this spring. Both started off strong. I checked them a week after I brought them home then about two weeks later. Two weeks in things look great in one...
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    Re: More than one egg per cell?

    Had the hive been queenless for a while or having other issues. Like others I have always read that multiple eggs per cell is usually a laying worker. I was also under the impression that a hive...
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    Re: Orientation Flights 4 days in a row

    The bees coming out of the hive will start flying facing the hive. They will fly in small circles gradually increasing getting further and further from the hive. Thats what i have observed this year...
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    Re: Buiding Frames Questions

    I am small time (11 hives right now) and one of the best dollar for dollar investments I made was this little air nailer from Harbor Freight....
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    Re: Dado cuts without using table saw

    I have a cheap table saw, a cheap router table, and a radial arm saw. I just bought the router table because I was sick of changing the blades on my table saw. My little table saw only holds a 1/2...
  8. Thread: Indiana

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    Re: Indiana

    5/21 1 caught in Connersville
    5/21 1 caught in Muncie
    5/22 1 caught in northern Henry Co
    5/24 1 caught in northern Henry Co
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    Re: Squirrel deterent

    Thanks for the info. I had heard that hot sauce worked for squirrels but didn't know if it would affect the bees or not.
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    Re: Great year for swarms

    The same thing in Indiana. Last year I set 5 traps and caught 1 swarm and that wasn't until August. I have caught 5 in the last three weeks. I know people that are catching multiple swarms within...
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    Squirrel deterent

    I have a trap that looks like a squirrel had been chewing on the corners. I have the entrance blocked so they can't get in. Is there anything I can put on the box to keep squirrels away but won't...
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    Squirrel deterent

    I have a trap that looks like a squirrel had been chewing on the corners. I have the entrance blocked so they can't get in. Is there anything I can put on the box to keep squirrels away but won't...
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    Re: 32 swarms in 38 traps

    The people I know in Indiana who are trapping swarms are getting huge numbers of swarms this year. I set 4 traps a few weeks ago and caught 1 within 4 days. I have talked to several beeks who have...
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    Re: Screen bottom boards

    All I can advise is that my first ever hive had a SBB. I bought a package and installed it. They did just fine. The first winter was one of the coldest in Indiana history, with wind chill temps...
  15. Re: Possibility of doing a walk away type split.

    Since the hive has been in its current position since Sunday should I move them a several miles away or could I split and leave them both at the yard? If I can leave them what is the best method to...
  16. Re: Possibility of doing a walk away type split.

    My thinking was that from what I have read once they have that many swarm cells there will be a swarm if you split them or not. Its hard to keep them from swarming. If I weaken them with a split...
  17. Re: Possibility of doing a walk away type split.

    Update.
    Michael I got them Sunday morning so they had been in the new location for a day and half. Now going on 2 1/2 days. I went over today with enough boxes to transfer them from the old ten...
  18. Possibility of doing a walk away type split.

    Yesterday I got a good deal on two hives from a gentlemen getting out of the hobby. One is five 10 frame mediums and the other is four 10 frame mediums. I use all 8 frame equipment so I plan to...
  19. Re: Expectations of five frame nucleus hive purchase?

    I just bought 2 nucs $140 each. The guy I get mine from has 5 over 5 nucs. I brought an empty 8 frame deep and he put in two frames with bees and brood (and he marked the queen) then two more...
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    Re: caught swarm!

    I would leave the trap as is and watch for bees brining in pollen to ensure you have a swarm and are not just feeding the local bees. Once you see pollen coming in transfer the frames to the...
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    Re: How many boxes per pounds of bees?

    My first package several years ago was a three pound package and I shook it into an 8 frame deep. They still had plenty of room. I had drawn comb so the queen started laying right away and the...
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    Re: Moving a trap less then 2 miles.

    I think I am going to go get them this evening. I ended up buying two hives from a gentlemen this morning so I went and picked them up and by the time I got back it was warm enough the bees were...
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    Re: Moving a trap less then 2 miles.

    Thanks, I am assuming at this point it would be considered a "hive". I first checked it Thursday and they were all inside. I went back yesterday just to see if they stayed and there was a bunch of...
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    Moving a trap less then 2 miles.

    I've read a couple conflicting post about swarms. I caught one in a trap sometime this past week that is about 1-1.5 miles from my yard. I have only caught one swarm from a trap in the past. Last...
  25. Re: Any tips for setting a trap for a know feral hive?

    I checked this trap this afternoon and there was some scout bee activity. Hopefully they bring a swarm in. I watched for about 5 minutes and saw several bees coming and going during that time. At...
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