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    Re: 5 Frame Medium Trap

    Going to use them for nucs, not bait boxes, and the lids were the issue I was concerned with I admit.

    I'd totally come pick up your boxes. I may still for locals. But in this case I'm building the...
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    Re: 5 Frame Medium Trap

    Frank,

    I'm putting together some wine crates as nucs rather than bait traps. Did you use the thin lid that comes with the winecrate, or do you fab a quick and dirty migratory top? I'm planning to...
  3. Thread: Package Gone

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    Re: Package Gone

    For both swarms and packages, I took to using the inner cover as the entrance initially, with an excluder over it. Force the bees and queen to remain in hive till she starts laying (just a couple...
  4. Thread: Central NJ

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    Re: Central NJ

    @TenBears: it does seem early for NJ. Swarms seem to start up here more in mid to late April. That said, I'd still expect to see some early foragers out. We'll see later in the season when more...
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    Re: Third swarm in 5 days!

    I've been told to avoid creating nooks in a box, as it provides a haven for SHB to hide. I wonder if this design might lead to problems as these are a newer trespasser and not likely something that...
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    Re: Central NJ

    It's a shame. When I first got into beekeeping in the Bay area, similarly it is because is stopped seeing honeybees on local plants (including lavender and rosemary which they love). Since, urban...
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    Central NJ

    I'm visiting family in NJ. I helped set up a hive for them a couple years ago and may build a second.

    They alas lost their bees this winter and so I was planning to catch a swarm or two (to at...
  8. Thread: Chat room

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    Re: Chat room

    On a new mac laptop, with most recent Java, I can't open the chat room in Chrome (obvious due to lack of NPAPI). Newmoon crashes it's java (a side codebase from Firefox). Firefox itself locks up the...
  9. Thread: Chat room

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    Chat room

    Hey all, been a couple years since I was here regularly. Decided to stop by and see who is around. Alas, the chat room doesn't seem to be working, but the link is still on the menu bar.

    Similarly,...
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    Re: Jerry Hayes parting shot to florida beekeepers

    Exactly, charge to actually remove the comb and cleaning the cavity
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    Re: Newly Mated Queen - Drone penis

    What? So I shouldn't put exlax in their feed syrup? :)
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    Newly Mated Queen - Drone penis

    Have a hive that recently raised a number of emergency queen cells. Went in today looking for eggs. No eggs, but did see the queen, she had a small whitish bit protruding from her rump. It wasn't an...
  13. Re: drone-laying queen in last remaining hive-Now what?

    Well, find the queen and it'll tell you. Do you have friends you can get a frame of brood from to keep laying workers from developing if they haven't already?
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    Re: Russell Apiaries

    Brandy,

    You're confirming what I thought. I also got bees that arrived on June 1. They were supposed to arrive (guaranteed by USPS in fact) on the 31st, but they sat an extra day in the Jackson...
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    Re: removing supers & storing without freezing

    Can you use the technique of putting them in doubled heavy bags with some dry ice to drive out the oxygen and after it sublimates for a time sealing up the bag? If you've only got CO2 in there they...
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    Re: Queen in a laying worker hive

    That is pretty much what I figured. I just found it interesting that they tolerated the either a cell or virgin to coexist with the laying workers. I love surprises like that.

    As I said, this is...
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    Re: Queen in a laying worker hive

    Hive was dequeened June 1. I want to say cells an virgins got added over a couple days early-ish July and shakeout happened a week or week and a half later.
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    Queen in a laying worker hive

    I know with that title I'd click and think "He probably has a drone laying queen".

    Not in this case, actually not exactly sure what happened but I do find it amusing.

    I had a pretty disasterous...
  19. Re: extracted honey vs. crush/strain honey, will it take different?

    You also will likely have more pollen in crush strain if the comb you crush/strained from had cells with pollen in it, which is something I like, tends to be a little bit more pungent.
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    Re: need to get rid of bees....

    Maybe BeeQuick, but BeeGo is pretty noxious
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    Re: need to get rid of bees....

    Replace open trash cans with cans with tight fitting lids and tape a sign on it to keep it closed.
    Make sure they wash down the area if they can more frequently, spilled sugar will attract them,...
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    Re: R. Russell queens

    My recent experience mirrors that of some others. I'd ordered some queens from Russell last year, and then ordered moonbeams June 8, 2011. They were delivered June 1, 2012. In addition Robert had...
  23. Re: Snow Cone Stand in Myrtle Beach, need your help.

    Odd that they would be stinging.

    1. Sure they are bees?
    2. Make sure to practice keeping the place clean. Don't leave open syrup containers or leaks sitting around. The garbages are likely where...
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    Re: More Than Frustrated

    I'd also take that first year as providing a few things:


    Confirmation of whether you enjoy keeping bees or not
    Experience with keeping bees
    Foundation of equipment and comb


    First year...
  25. Re: Here's a crazy idea to save on foundation cost?!?

    Indeed. If you go with all mediums you don't need to worry about wiring particularly, though you can. If you do go with wiring, just use fishing wire which is cheap supply. The main thing to worry...
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