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  1. Re: shook swarming as described in A YEARS WORK IN AN OUT APIARY by GM DOOLITTLE

    Interesting that sounds like a variation of Doolittles method but he shakes them back onto their own comb and gives them all of the nurse bees . The way I understand his method is the fact that...
  2. Re: shook swarming as described in A YEARS WORK IN AN OUT APIARY by GM DOOLITTLE

    Right he says the frames of beeless brood is stuck in top of a weaker colony but he doesn't remove all brood. The frame placed in the honey contains some brood

    " on this new bottom board a center...
  3. Re: shook swarming as described in A YEARS WORK IN AN OUT APIARY by GM DOOLITTLE

    Thank you rader, looks like I did understand it.......now why does it work ?
  4. Re: shook swarming as described in A YEARS WORK IN AN OUT APIARY by GM DOOLITTLE

    It's several have you read the book?

    Well that part is me questioning wether or not I correctly summarized about 8 pages worth of reading in 1900s style of writing. Assuming I did summarize it...
  5. shook swarming as described in A YEARS WORK IN AN OUT APIARY by GM DOOLITTLE

    Ok so I have read this twice now and as I understand it after the fruit bloom prior to the main flow and swarming preparations he takes a 2 story colony that is mostly brood below and honey up top...
  6. Re: Will the bees complete sealing the unsealed honey in the spring

    Mine sure seem to I did an experiment with open feeding with food color to see who was getting what most cells were brightly colored but many were just tinged with color and later capped when I...
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    Re: Euthanizing Hives with Mites

    if you want to kill a colony without any poison, stick a trashbag over the hive and duct tape it closed. Won't take long in a black bag with no ventilation for them to over heat, if you want to be...
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    Re: A Queen and 1 worker

    so you trapped 500 old forragers ?
  9. Re: Re-hiving overwintered nuc - video link

    looks like they were about to explode in population.
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    Re: Getting the kids interested

    We painted my 8 yr old daughters hive today. I built her a long lang and she will be getting her first bees this yr.
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    Re: Should I give up or try again?

    I had a hard time finding a junk queen this yr, they hive wasn't too packed and they weren't mean, but she was constantly be on the run, I went through every frame multiple times and never could...
  12. Re: Does A New Beekeeper Need An OAV Set-up?

    If you plan to treat and that is the method you plan to use then yes, if you plan to use a different method then no.....Treatments are like fire extinguishers.............better to have one on hand...
  13. Re: interesting South Korean migratory landing board

    6 tons of honey in 17 days?
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    Re: Would you treat with OAV now?

    I was always under the impression that the dribble method was done in the winter when they were clustered tight and no brood

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht4hVbSraHg
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    when I installed my first package, I was so nervous if someone shoved a lump of coal up my rear I would have farted diamonds. I was installing in a topbar hive and I didn't want to hang the cage. ...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    [QUOTE=Learner;1210145]To be honest, as a newbie, things are very confusing. QUOTE]


    I was in your shoes a couple yrs ago, and quite frankly ALOT of things are still confusing at times....... My...
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    Re: Package Bee Installation Question

    shake them in and be done. You want to wait at least a good 10 days before you go back in after shaking and if you just set the box it, there could be a HUGE mess attached to it by then.
  18. Re: From Post to Hive. Is There a Gentler Way?

    the problem with just sticking the box in, is if it's an early package and it's cold and they don't all leave soon enough due to confusion of the screen they may not cover the queen in time and...
  19. Re: From Post to Hive. Is There a Gentler Way?

    ha ha that is probably the most gentle I've ever watched anyone dump bees out of a package..... no clue why he kept saying they were mad, I noticed that when he walked away it didn't look like a...
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    Re: winter 5 frame nucs in northwest ky?

    we can winter 8 frame Med here in IL in most yrs so a 5 frame deep should be about equivalent. They outgrow them quick in the spring though!
  21. Re: Cluster is at the top of the hive (TN) Winter post

    check out Lauri Millers post on sugar bricks. I made small batches of her method and put them on. I tried dried sugar on newspaper last yr and it was a pain to clean. This yr I took 4 lbs of...
  22. Re: Cluster is at the top of the hive (TN) Winter post

    1. Can I assume that because they are already at the top that they have burned through most their winter stores? ----- Not necessarily mine started at the top for some reason and have stayed there...
  23. Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

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  24. Re: Doolittle's paddle for that "scolding" bee

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU97w2DH5mc
  25. Re: Doolittle's paddle for that "scolding" bee

    LOL I could blame that one on medicine induced brain fog due to my on-going sinus infection .... but truth be told I'm just a moron sometimes LOL Spell check has ruined my generation....:cool:
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