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    Re: Optimal size for swarm traps?

    They are this weeks pics, duffus. I am at twenty +/- for the year plus one Zombie swarm. And you?
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    Re: Optimal size for swarm traps?

    Before and after of the non fitter. Note cluster hanging overnight in the shadow under entrance.


    http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t7/odfrank/2014/2014-04-16083125_zps5c762682.jpg
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    Re: Optimal size for swarm traps?

    I catch lots in five framers but....I just had one that would not fit in one of four jumbo depth frames. I had to move it into an eight before it flew away. A small swarm will fit in a large trap but...
  4. Re: why did bee push wax foundion out of frame?

    Properly installed foundation does not fall out.
  5. Re: Waggle dance on the front of a swarm trap?

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/gogor0709f4yfi1/2014-04-06%2022.36.40.mp4

    This behavior was near a new caught bait swarm.
    Any ideas?
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    Re: Fluvalinate in wax

    This winter I began melting all combs from deadouts dating back 2005 and older. A swarm filled one batch of combs sitting vertically in the tank and another box sitting next to the tank, ignoring my...
  7. Re: Catch Swarm in Nuc or 8 Frame Medium, which is best and why?

    Some swarms don't fit five frame nucs.

    http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t7/odfrank/ashbaughswarm1.jpg
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    Re: A little frustrated with Dadant

    And....Mann Lake orders normally arrive in a few days and Dadant in a few weeks.
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    Re: New Packages - Too Much Honey?

    A friend did five packages last week and upon removing the package the next day, the one hived on combs with residual honey from a dead out clearly looked like a happier cluster to me. Also it had...
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    Re: Bee Weaver Queens

    See post #7!
  11. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    >Second prize: Warre hive $300 value was Odfrank out of California

    Oh I am so excited and grateful for this!!!! This will look fantastic next to my Hex Plex Pagoda. I rarely win anything so I am...
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    Re: The Hex Plex Pagoda beehive

    Thank you. Now I have to figure out what to do when it fills up.
    1. Let it just get jammed packed and remove full frames of honey at end of season.
    2. As it fills up replace full combs with empty....
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    Re: The Hex Plex Pagoda beehive

    Loaded 2nd swarm today. 1st swarm downstairs has reached the third super of drawn combs, no sign of comb on topbars but didn't look below.
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    Re: Do I need to renew lemongrass oil?

    I rarely do. And traps re-stocked with fresh old combs work a second time without a second dose.
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    Re: Swarm Trap, partial success, need advice

    Unmated virgin queen? I had a swarm like that last week that would not move into a box with the entrance touching the bees. It was going to rain for three days so I vac'd it in.
  16. Re: Reuse of hive parts when exposed European foulbrood

    All three hives with EFB are east of the San Andreas fault so they will actually end up being on beachfront property.
  17. Re: Reuse of hive parts when exposed European foulbrood

    >Reuse of hive parts when exposed European foulbrood
    >Specifally, the title of the thread is important

    Not one of you **** intellectuals have answered the original question.
    I took a beautiful...
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    Re: Bee Weaver Queens

    I bought ten last July and at least one is horrendously vicious. If you walk near the hive they boil out stinging. And it ended up outside my bedroom sliding glass door. Don't know how I will pull...
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    Re: Mann Lake budget hive bodies?

    I bought ten deeps and found them a good value.
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    Re: Small Cell Claims Debunked

    >but my experience is that the core of the brood nest tends to be 4.6mm or so while the outside edges tend to be 5.2mm or so.

    But as one works hives it would be a huge chore to keep these frames...
  21. Re: Reuse of hive parts when exposed European foulbrood

    Randy Oliver OK'ed the use of Duramycin, it was all I could get in a small quantity from the Feed Store. I mixed one part to five parts sugar and dusted three time a week apart. I have not been able...
  22. Re: Reuse of hive parts when exposed European foulbrood

    I have had it show up several times the last few years. Neither Mann Lake patties or Duramycin did much. Three colonies continue to languish. I melt down the combs when they die off. I am considering...
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    Re: Experience with 4 3/4 extra shallow super

    I use these for hives I have on a 2nd story deck. We blow the bees out and then hand them over to a guy below on a ladder, so the lighter the better.
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    Re: indiana traps set

    My record is an incoming swarm three hours after setting the trap. Last week I got one on Wednesday after setting it on Sunday. The husband gave me permission to set it, and when it came in the wife...
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    Re: New Dual Hive Top Trap

    And your commercial website is ??????
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