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    Re: asterisk type pollen trap

    Ah yes I see the screns they use. I am after the "raw" screen material. So I can make my own plan for a pollen trap.
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    asterisk type pollen trap

    Does anyone know where to get these plastic "screens" that are asterisk shaped? How well do they work at knocking off the pollen on the bees? Any direction would help.
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    Re: great use for yellow jackets

    Just to confirm. Only yellow jackets or wasps are fed to the spiders. With great joy I would add! The girls are safe!
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    Re: great use for yellow jackets

    That was one of many I fed. Some of the spiders attacked the bees so fast I could barely let go of them before the spider was on them. Others danced around the bee tapping it with its front legs to...
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    great use for yellow jackets

    http://youtu.be/aA9Ko_9nDvA
    This is what I do with them.
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    Re: Heating a five gallon bucket

    Here is another trick that I have never seen mentioned. If you have a dehydrator where the heater is in the top you can put a bucket of honey in a cardboard box set the heater on top of box and set...
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    Re: first year package swarms! ugh!

    They are all about the swarm here. Cells are on the very bottom of the frames and they are back filling. The egg laying has also been cut back. I should add that most of the frames were drawn out...
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    first year package swarms! ugh!

    Ok seriously don't they read the books? I have had three packages want to swarm. I put the second deep on early to make sure they have room yet they still build swarm cells. They even have supers on....
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    Re: How to raise a queen in a split help UPDATE

    But your evidence is not consistent with that opinion...[/QUOTE]

    I agree but its been a month now since the queen cells hatched. What is more likely? A queen thats not gonna lay or no queen? If...
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    Re: How to raise a queen in a split help UPDATE

    Well I took some advice and added a frame of eggs to my two splits. 7 days later I checked them for queen cells and saw ZERO. My NUC still had no signs of a queen either. I throughly checked every...
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    Re: How to raise a queen in a split help

    So by the math according to michael bush the queens should have emerged by the first of april. I should have seen eggs by the 15 of may or so. Since I see no sign it is fair to assume both splits are...
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    How to raise a queen in a split help

    I split a hive that was packed with bees and swarm cells. Roughly 10. Found old queen and moved her to new box then put 5 queen cells into a nuc and left 5 cells in parent hive. I saw a queen on the...
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    Re: need advice they are gonna swarm

    If I split them and not find the old queen wont they still swarm with her?
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    need advice they are gonna swarm

    To keep it short I have a second year hive thats loaded with bees. Tried to open the brood space up beginning of month but they are so productive they filled both deeps completely full of brood. I...
  15. How many times have you been stung? By the same Bee!

    Yes I do mean the same bee. I had my protective gear on but she was able to sting me through my jacket 4 times!:scratch: The barb wasnt getting stuck in my jacket or skin and after I felt a little...
  16. would this work to prevent a back filling hive from swarming

    I have two hives both first year and on plastic foundation that they are drawing out. Hive 2 has been doing good but has been back filling the brood nest. I have stopped feeding. Yesterday did...
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    Re: nothing but drones

    So I got a new queen pinched the old and put her in the hive in her cage after a 24 hour queenless hive. Cork pulled and candy exposed. Now the next thing is I have 4 frames of nothing but drone...
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    Re: nothing but drones

    OK so update is I have a new queen to put in tomorrow and have allready pinched the old one. I shook out the frames and put an excluder on to get rid of four frames of nothing but drones and drone...
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    Re: nothing but drones

    So micheal and rob this is what I have done. From my other hive that is about 14 days old and laying well I pulled a frame of brood with the nurse bees still on and put them in my Drone laying queen...
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    nothing but drones

    I have a hive that a new package was installed in 30 days ago. Since then it appears that the queen is only laying drones. Frame after frame. Now the population of my bees is dwindling. What is going...
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    When to add a second deep?

    30 days ago I installed a package. Undrawn foundation. I have been feeding 1-1. Most frames are drawn out except the outside ones. Today I took feeder out and added a second deep. There were bees on...
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    Re: Queen be free update!

    Im ready to add another deep when necessary. I would like to wait till at least the brood that is being laid has started to hatch. Less space for the bees to heat since this is a new package.At the...
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    Re: Queen be free update!

    Thanks trijim.Is it possible for them to become syrup bound and stop laying? There are frames on the side that are not drawn out yet so I would assume they will draw those out to lay.
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    Queen be free update!

    So for those that read my other post or havnt here is a quick recap. New package of bees. Install went well. Came back to marshmellow the queen and cork got stuck couldnt get it out so direct release...
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    queen be free

    So I got my first package on Sat. Brought them home filled there feeder and shook them in. Left the queen in her cage since she was only with that package for 48 hours at most. Well of coarse weather...
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