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  1. Re: Experience with liquid Sevin dust and roundup

    At least he was decent enough to come and tell you before he sprayed!!!
  2. Reduce hive size for winter for late season swarms?

    Here in Colorado (I'm at 7700' elevation) and the northern states, it is normal to use two deeps for a hive during the winter. The queen pulls her brood laying into the bottom box during the fall...
  3. Re: What size hardware cloth to keep mice out?

    I have watched mice squeeze through 1/2" with no problem.
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    Re: Sting sensitivity changing.

    Depends on the beekeeper, where you get stung, how long the stinger is in, etc. I am sensitive to bee stings. When I was a kid I had a systemic response and needed a shot of epinephrine to reverse...
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    Re: List of Beekeeping Rules

    Steadfast,

    I see you just joined the BeeSource forum today. Welcome!

    How many hives do you manage? How long have you been a beek?
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    Re: September swarm help!!!

    Don't forget mating. Do you still have drones in your area? My hives have been booting them out for the season this past week. if it's a virgin queen and no drones you could have problems.
  7. Re: Denver area beeks - how does your honey production look for 2014?

    Not too far south of you on the Palmer Divide north of Colorado Springs at about 7700'. We extracted yesterday. Using Langstroth hive, medium supers for honey. Each medium super frame averaged...
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    Re: Heat gun uncapping

    SNL, what has your experience been with this? I found the heat never even made it to the foundation. Curious what problems you have had with it.
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    Re: Heat gun uncapping

    Just tried this and wow did it work great! After two medium supers being processed, the uncapping tub had three 1/4 inch drops of wax in it and absolutely nothing else. It took 15 to 20 seconds per...
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    Re: Pollen on a bee's back...

    JWChesnut,

    Thanks! That's exactly what I was looking for.

    Rick
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    Pollen on a bee's back...

    I had read a while back of a certain type of flower that would deposit it's pollen on the back of the bee. Something like the way the flower is designed, that when the bee lands on it, part of the...
  12. Re: They're flying all over my yard., what are they doing?

    Do you have a robbing problem going on?
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    Re: Swarm Re-claimed

    What the heck? They landed within an arm's length of the ground? My last swarm landed 40 feet off the ground in the top of a Ponderosa pine tree. Nothing like hauling a modified vacuum cleaner up...
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    Re: A bear stole my no spill gas can

    Smokey the Bear's evil twin?
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    Re: Bees in tree

    I'd definately wear a veil doing a trapout, as those bees would have a hive to protect.

    In my case, I wasn't so much interested in getting another colony to rehive as much as I wanted to avoid...
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    Re: Bees in tree

    Why do you say it would be too dangerous? I had a hive swarm last week, with the swarm settling on a branch 40 feet off the ground in a Ponderosa Pine, and about eight feet out on a branch. See...
  17. Re: No way to reach the bees! What to do?

    While the configuration of the structure is a hinderence, it sounds like the biggest obstacle is "...neither of which the homeowner is willing to do."

    If the homeowner is not willing to allow some...
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    Re: Human Made Feral Hives

    In Colorado, you are a "beekeeper" if you are "producing or causing to be produced bees or bee products." Our law goes on to say that "all beehives shall have removable combs." So, one might want...
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    Re: Water: how far is too far?

    Heh heh heh.... and if a whole lake isn't enough for your bees, you need to tell us all about them! :lpf:

    I use one of those white/red plastic chicken waterers with a bunch of gravel in the water...
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    Re: Hive tool PSA

    I leave my dogs in the house when I work my hives, both to avoid stings to them as well as having them walk into the 9500 volts on my electric fence to keep the bears out.
  21. Re: Phrases I just wouldn't have expected to say till I started beekeeping

    Asked my neighbor if he would like to try out my honey.
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    Re: Swarm cells in August (SW Ontario)

    It is very late in the season for swarming. That being said, here in our region (central Colorado) we have had quite a few hives swarm this past week. One of my hives swarmed last week. The new...
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    Re: Closed to the public?

    Well, since my full time job doesn't allow for that kind of activity... no "weed" here! Besides, can't have the bees going to "those kind of plants." They would be too high on their approach back...
  24. Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    Here are our hives and bear fencing.12878
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    Re: Closed to the public?

    Colorado recently passed an "agrutourism" liability law. Don't know if your state has such a law, but worth looking into. If you have such a law, then scheduling visitation times as an agritourism...
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