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    Re: leaf blower

    Also, have a few empty supers ready to replace as you likely will have a housing problem in the short term until all eviction notices are served on the Drones. Cheers
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    Re: leaf blower

    Thomas Jefferson possibly nailed it by saying "I find simplicity is best". Stop overthinking it and making it more complex than need be. Back your truck up to your apiary and drop the gate. Pop the...
  3. Re: Low entrance activity - should I feed?

    It sounds like they swarmed on you from whatyou described. That may also be coupled with the hive crashing. You need to inspect, and possibly re-Queen.
  4. Can I vacume foragers toninght and dump directly into what I cut out this afternoon?

    Hi All..................Can I vacume foragers up tonight and dump them directly into what I cut out this afternoon? I would think they all get along, but erring on side of caution and newspapering...
  5. Re: 1 Good hive, and two with possibly laying Workers. Newspaper and prayers

    Yes, I meant to mention that both trap-outs appear to have laying workers in them.
  6. 1 Good hive, and two with possibly laying Workers. Newspaper and prayers

    Tonight I teamed up two weak trap-out hives that lost the Buckfast queens I introduced to them. I am curious if after tomorrow I can or should team that combined hive with a swarm I caught that...
  7. First report of Africanized Bees in Finger Lakes Region brought from Florida ?

    Hi all
    I am curious if any Beekeepers here in and around the Finger Lakes are hearing, as I did today, about Africanized Bee's now in the area? we have two commercial keepers I know of who take...
  8. Re: Difficulty in isolating where exactly a swarm/colony is inside old farmhouse ceil

    Harbor Freight Tools, how ironic. I go by this everyday. I just looked at the building the other day and said to myself that I need to go in there. I see they have one at $35, looks like I will be...
  9. Difficulty in isolating where exactly a swarm/colony is inside old farmhouse ceiling

    I have been helping a man get rid of Bee’s since June. Before I started I placed two swarm traps on his property, one on each side of the house. There is a commercial producer about ¼ mile away.
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  10. Feeding the Honey from cut-out I did 1 month ago? Possibly fermented??

    Hi All
    I did a large cut-out a month ago, and saved a little honey in a 5 gallon bucket, maybe 1lb to 2 lbs max. Tonight I did a new cut-out on the very same house, as a swarm moved in last week...
  11. Re: honey tastes like sweet tea and lemons

    These are likely Georgia Italians. You will be certain when you get into August, as the taste of Watermelon, and BBQ ribs begin to take over the hive. This will become eminent when you go out late at...
  12. Introducing a Queen to a Trap-out Question

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    I have two trap-outs being conducted at the moment. I planned on waiting till at least the third week before introducing a Queen to them, but it occured to me that I might want to do that...
  13. Timeline to cease and desist on trap-outs?

    Hi All
    I plan on stating my second trap-out this Saturday. I realize the six-week rule, but after watching a swarm today go into an 1800's era house that likely Mark Twain had been partying in, I...
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    Re: Lost Carniolan Queen

    Ahhh, ok, that makes sense. I never heard that idea. Thank you Camero7. I prefer to keep the hive as natural as possible.
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    Re: Lost Carniolan Queen

    I read about Nosema, and wonder if the effects continue to affect the Queen during the summer months. I certainly don't want to loose another one, so I thought, if they will take treated sugar water...
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    Lost Carniolan Queen

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    I lost the Carniolan Queen that i requeened with and was doing so well. I was pretty precautious not to roll her, but maybe, I don't know. I lost in this hive over winter a Queen, and...
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    Re: Odd odor in hives

    Yes, you need to get on this immediately. If it is Foul Brood you risk contaminating all your neighbors stock, bot human neighbors with honey bees as well as local feral populations.
  18. A Carni and Italian Queen Cell experiment.

    I await three new queens in the mail that will not be here until next week. I split my strong hive on May 24, so today I went through to see which one the Queen was in. I found the 8 frame spit that...
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    Re: Hive Spacing & Rigid Insulation

    I have been getting my Georgia/Rossman Italians through the last five winters with 2" rigid insulation. I also call this DOW Board. THis year I experimented with 4 hives. I wrapped the Rossman's on...
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    Re: Queen with chewed off wings?

    Are you sure they did not do that before they sent your package. Normally people ask to have it done, and there usually is a $1 charge. Did she have wings when she showed in the cage inside the...
  21. Re: Can a queen get killed by another queen when it's in a cage?

    As I found out last week, you should never pinch/kill the Queen yourself. You should keep a small amount of rubbing alsohol, and drop her into it. That will kill her, but also provide you with the...
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    Re: Strange beehavior I think?

    Oh, that is another idea that I didn't think of. I am willing to bet that if you got them in a box, and just before a warm daybreak, opened them and quickly sprayed with sugar water and then dumped...
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    Re: Strange beehavior I think?

    Sounds like what happened to me last year. I had a baseball size swarm show up on a car we had out front for sale. There was no queen present, just worker bees. I figured they were the tail end of a...
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    Re: What time of day to start a cut-out?

    I ordered it through Brushy Mountain Bee Supplies. 130 for the Vac. $48 for the extra trap. Allsaid with shipping it was $199.43
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    Re: What time of day to start a cut-out?

    LOL.....no definately would not start at night. I would work it til dusk to make sure no-girl was left behind. Cheers
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