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    Discovered Bee Hive in old tree

    We cut down an old tree and found a bee hive that we would like to keep. The hive starts about 1 foot up into the trunk. What is the easiest and best way to remove these bees and place them into our...
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    Re: I have 10 frames that need extracting

    Thank you all so very much! I will let you know how this all works out!
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    Re: I have 10 frames that need extracting

    Can you tell me what SHB is? If it looks good, then what do you recommend? freezing or extracting?
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    I have 10 frames that need extracting

    Hello all! This was our second year of having our hive. The first year we did not harvest any honey so this is really my first year of harvesting. My husband was deployed last spring, so I have tried...
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    Hive found in abandoned house

    We have found a huge hive of bees in a wall of an abandoned house. This house is going to be tore down in a couple of days.
    We live in South Central Kansas.

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    Re: Moving a hive

    Thank you all! Being our first year, I was really hating to loose any bees, or at the most, try to salvage those that wouldn't move and start a new colony for cheap. I don't feel comfortable taking...
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    Re: Moving a hive

    These bees are still gathering at the old sight after 2 weeks. If we put out a nuc box with a new queen, could we possible start a new colony?
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    Re: Moving a hive

    Can we start a new colony with them in any way? This is probably a no brain question, but I am still very new to all of this.
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    Moving a hive

    We captured a swarm early this spring and it is doing well. We had it under a small shed to help protect from the elements and get a good start. Saturday night (after dark) we moved the hive to its...
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    What is drumming????

    What is drumming????
  11. Thread: wood bees

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    wood bees

    Can wood bees be a threat to our honey bees?
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    The log is about 6 1/2 feet tall and 18 inches in...

    The log is about 6 1/2 feet tall and 18 inches in diameter. It has comb all the way through it. Would we remove all the comb or just that with brood and some with honey? Enough to fill one hive body?
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    How to capture a hive in a tree trunk

    We gathered a tree trunk that had fell with a hive in it, last fall. We are wanting to collect the bees into a hive in June. How is the best way to do this? We like the idea of being able to save the...
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