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    Sticky: Had a swarm from one of my hives this afternoon,...

    Had a swarm from one of my hives this afternoon, caught and put them in a 5 frame nuc.
    Never had one this late in the year.
    Guess its global swarming or something.

    Jim
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    Missouri swarm 10-09-07

    Just caught a new swarm today, 9th October in Missouri????
    It's from one of my hives but, I don't know which yet. I'll go through them tomorrow.
    It's small about a pound. I guess I'll get a frame...
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    Darn, About 5 years ago I used to live really...

    Darn, About 5 years ago I used to live really closed to that area.
    Caught 2 swarms this year but wasn't smart enough to put brood frames in with them and lost them both.
    Oh Well.
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    Kill the queen? Feral hive not doing well.

    Caught a feral swarm earlier in the year around march when it warmed up. I had to cut them out of a log. Don't have pictures but my nephew (13 yr) helped and thought it was fun . I saw the queen...
  5. Thread: What about Bats?

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    We have both Guinea hens and bats with no...

    We have both Guinea hens and bats with no problem, its the Purple Martins that eat a lot of the bees here.

    Jim
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    Looks like we lost all the apples,cherries,plums,...

    Looks like we lost all the apples,cherries,plums, all of the clover is gone. Might have some wild blackberry though. I'll probably have to move the hives this year. Wonder how this will effect...
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    I use white for the supers and black for the...

    I use white for the supers and black for the brood. I tried white in the brood area and the bees would not use it and vise versa.
    Jim
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    Found a hardware store that ordered some #8 for a...

    Found a hardware store that ordered some #8 for a customer(beek), I bought the balance (50'). It's going to ice storm here this weekend so, I'll be busy building bottom boards in the garage.
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    I know everyone suggests using 1/8" mesh for the...

    I know everyone suggests using 1/8" mesh for the bottom screen and, I know I can get 1/8" on the internet with a delivery time of about a week. I have looked everywhere within a 50 mi. radius of...
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    http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2004/041014.htm ...

    http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2004/041014.htm

    Just wondering if this is really in the works has anyone else heard of it? It seems like the article is a couple of years old. You would think the...
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