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    Re: First cutout performed..........and?

    Oh now they're just playing games with me. They've gone back from the rose bush to the hole in the wall as evening approached. Never fear, I shall continue to try.
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    Re: First cutout performed..........and?

    I just received a call from the homeowner.

    Does it happen if you mess up a hive that the bees just decide to leave? He says many of them are in the box, going in and out, but it looks like a few...
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    Re: First cutout performed..........and?

    Even with a trapout you still have to get the remaining comb out. The pest issue.
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    Re: First cutout performed..........and?

    Actually I talked to a beekeeper in my area (semi-retired) and a contractor. Both say it is better to cut the drywall but to defer to the owner.

    And the occupant said he'd ask his landlord.

    I...
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    Re: First cutout performed..........and?

    Acually I'm about to do my first cut out.

    I saw pictures, and it looked like the hive was in a secluded area in the eaves. Most of it was, I even found brood in the external hive.

    Then, once...
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    Re: How to attach Duragilt

    Yes, no groove on the bottom, only on the top. No side grooves either. Perhaps my particular frames cannot handle Duragilt. I purchased these frames at the Los Angeles Honey Company, I only bought...
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    Re: How to attach Duragilt

    My duragilt foundation is just a little narrower than the frames I have.

    http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g197/aynrkey/IMG_3267.jpg

    http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g197/aynrkey/IMG_3268.jpg
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    How to attach Duragilt

    Having destroyed foundations, I ordered some wax coated duragilts.

    So now I've got a question. How do I attach it?

    My wooden frames have some holes on the side where the wire went through on...
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    Re: I can't figure it out

    Yeah, I've been told it's the speed.

    I try slower, the honey stays in the comb. I try faster it breaks apart. I try turning the frames around often in order to relieve any centrifugal forces that...
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    I can't figure it out

    I cannot seem to operate an extractor without destroying the comb. I just ordered some foundations from Betterbee to make up for my inability to do this.

    How do you not destroy comb?

    Or if you...
  11. Re: Is my first deep honey bound? If so, what now?

    Good news.

    My swapping of three frames worked. Now I have brood again. I even saw the queen.

    My bottom box was starting to fall apart, so this time I went in it was to swap the box itself -...
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    Re: First Ever Harvest

    Thanks both. Natureboy, your advice is good to remember next time I spin the combs but ... the frame with the new comb is already somewhat tattered and I wish to know what to do with tattered come....
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    First Ever Harvest

    So I just did my first ever harvest, thanks to a honey-bound hive. I swapped three frames of nothing but honey for three empty frames.

    And I just spun the frames in an extractor.

    My first...
  14. Re: Is my first deep honey bound? If so, what now?

    Mine's becoming honey bound as well. I have one hive, a new one with a single deep super. It filled up, so I added a second deep super. It's full, so I added a queen exluder and two shallow supers...
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    Re: Hive Removal

    The funnel, does the big end point at the hive entrance or away from the hive entrance?

    As I have been told, if you do a trap-out, eventually the queen stops laying and later swarms with what is...
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    Re: Hive Removal

    Yeah, I understand why house bees need to be cut instead of trapped. But if someone can help me with how to trap out the tree bees I would appreciate it. So I need some way to enable them to leave...
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    Re: Hive Removal

    Yeah, I think I will need to know more about a trap. So you have a way for bees to leave a hive but not re-enter. I've seen those in the catalogs for hives, a plank that forces toe bees to turn...
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    Hive Removal

    A friend of my wife has a hive living in a tree near her house, and another friend has a hive living in a wall of her house.

    Since they know I am an amateur bee keeper, they asked me about...
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    Re: Weird hive inspection

    Good news. I thought my hive was, well, kaput. Dying, you know.

    They even rejected the replacement queen.

    So I decided to wait for it to die and then try again next year (this year).

    Well,...
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    Re: Weird hive inspection

    I ordered a new queen. When the sugar hole was finally broken through she did not survive. I don't know if it took to long or if they rejected her. I think the population is falling in my hive...
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    Re: Hello there

    This year just one. I hope I still have one by the end of winter.
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    Re: Weird hive inspection

    It looks unpopulated because the bees are barely working some of the frames.

    I started with 10 frames, five of them empty and five of them full of purchased brood, bees, honey, and pollen. Then,...
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    Re: Weird hive inspection

    Unfortunately I only have one hive. I know where I might get a frame with eggs, that might be my best way to get more queens if my hive is as queenless as I fear it is.

    Do either of those...
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    Re: Weird hive inspection

    While I didn't brush the bees aside for that picture, it was one of the emptier frames. Other frames weren't nearly as empty, some were very heavy frames full of bees, capped brood, and honey.
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    Re: Weird hive inspection

    So on the show Frasier, a caller was describing a problem. When he stops, Frasier says "Either you need to check into the nearest mental institution immediately, or you are a first year psych...
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