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  1. Thread: Too hot?

    by onelove
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    agreed. heat is good for bugs. its only too hot...

    agreed. heat is good for bugs. its only too hot when it gets up around 125 and the comb melts. that made a mess, but the bees continued to thrive.
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    agreed. video does not look like ahb takeover to...

    agreed. video does not look like ahb takeover to me. takeover would be a smallish swarm of bees globbed somewhere near the entrance. then, as described above, special forces bees sent in to mix...
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    jesus: 100 miles sounds reasonable to me...

    jesus: 100 miles sounds reasonable to me...
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    ok, sorry to resurrect this old thread, but I...

    ok, sorry to resurrect this old thread, but I need to revise my comment here. it got really hot here yesterday (120+). Hives have screened bottom boards & top cracked open 1". This morning, I...
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    pallet with lag bolts in bottom. add grease to...

    pallet with lag bolts in bottom. add grease to lag bolts for ant barrier.
  6. haha - nice thread title. "frenzied attack bees"...

    haha - nice thread title. "frenzied attack bees"

    the key is to train them like a guard dog.

    if you are in modesto, you are a couple countys from the edge of where ahb has been found. I think...
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    not an expert, but I'm going to say no, you won't...

    not an expert, but I'm going to say no, you won't be able to tell by looking at them. However, you may be able to tell bees swarmed from a tree versus bees swarmed from another beek by the size of...
  8. Thread: bee quick

    by onelove
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    there's always your bee brush. then the bees...

    there's always your bee brush. then the bees will let you know what they really think of you.
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    agreed with Dee - queen is shooting a few blanks...

    agreed with Dee - queen is shooting a few blanks with those drones laid in worker cells, but I wouldn't stress about it - that queen is laying enough workers to make that hive go BOOM this summer -...
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    I've had similar poor results with cutouts. ...

    I've had similar poor results with cutouts. Often end up killing/injuring the queen. They sometimes leave, brood or no brood. I end up combining them with other hives. Also, rubber banding the...
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    maybe they go to the boxes because there are less...

    maybe they go to the boxes because there are less other more favorable nesting sites (old trees) near the good forage.

    i've seen coyotes living in cities and suburbs - I don't think they are...
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    ::. Is it possible for AHB s to be this gentle at...

    ::. Is it possible for AHB s to be this gentle at such low numbers?

    yes, they don't turn mean until they build up.

    about half the calls I get here (NV) are water boxes. I feel some of their...
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    maybe too hard for the hive to conserve heat in...

    maybe too hard for the hive to conserve heat in winter for them to survive...
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    nice work kmart - we recently made a 3-framer: ...

    nice work kmart - we recently made a 3-framer:

    http://tinyurl.com/2nk5hp

    haven't done the install yet (its up in WA), but my idea would be to use this for a split outlet when we notice swarm...
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    the zen helps a lot. I try to avoid getting...

    the zen helps a lot. I try to avoid getting stung since I don't like the itch. i've had a generalized reaction once (dry cough/itchy-rash). I keep benedryl on hand. I go slow and deliberate, use...
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    how's the flow here? really short. so short...

    how's the flow here? really short. so short that if the bees aren't ready to go when it starts, they aren't going to make any surplus. I can see how, in this climate, selection favors colonies...
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    headbutting but no stinging? I guess it depends...

    headbutting but no stinging? I guess it depends where the hive is located as to whether you need to do anything about this one.

    I agree with RonS, that sometimes they are testier than other...
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    great ideA!

    great ideA!
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    i made simple versions of these sbbs using the...

    i made simple versions of these sbbs using the "get 'er done" method. Just used strips of plywood/pressboard cut to size and sandwiching the screen. this is a pic of the board on the hive. ...
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    could it be old larvae from the last occupants of...

    could it be old larvae from the last occupants of the hive? if it didn't have larvae, then it aint chalkbrood.
  21. Thread: Pollen?

    by onelove
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    if you are going to eat the pollen, be CERTAIN...

    if you are going to eat the pollen, be CERTAIN you know the source of what your bees are collecting in their 3mi radius. They can bring things back they think is pollen, but is not (sawdust and who...
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    sounds like chalkbrood to me, fwiw.

    sounds like chalkbrood to me, fwiw.
  23. all that sounds on-target to me paul - as to...

    all that sounds on-target to me paul - as to minimal honey, you want them to have enough stores to get the brood through any poor weather. People here seem not to like to use queen excluders. If...
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    dude, your galaga trap is sweet! how can you...

    dude, your galaga trap is sweet! how can you fail with a rig like that! love it!.

    be sure to report back how the carpet works out - seems like it would work to me
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    private message cap

    the cap on PMs seems inordinately low. unless there's a severe storage space crimp, perhaps users can be allowed to save a few more.

    100?
    200?

    a cap in this range would probably accommodate...
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