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  1. Thread: Washboarding

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    Re: Washboarding

    NewbeeNnc I have five other hives within 10 feet of this one and none of them were doing it either.
  2. Swarm? Doesn't feel right. What are they doing?

    This hive was a cutout installed on March 3, 2012. They swarmed on May 5, 2012. I've since added a second brood box which is not yet full of wax. This video was taken yesterday (July 5, 2012) at...
  3. How long does it take for a new queen to start really pumping out eggs?

    I went outside and heard a very loud humming sound. I walked to the other side of the maple tree and saw what was making the noise. Thousands of bees were swarming and in the process of landing in...
  4. Re: I don't see drones. Do you see drones? I think I did see a bee dance or two.

    Now you tell me.
  5. Re: I don't see drones. Do you see drones? I think I did see a bee dance or two.

    Oh, no. It was the seat in a friends tree stand. He went out to hunt last October and found that they had built a home there. He replaced it with another bucket so I'm hoping to get another...
  6. Re: I don't see drones. Do you see drones? I think I did see a bee dance or two.

    You misunderstood. I haven't done it yet as of 1:40 PM. I'm setting up to do it now. Actually I'm getting ready to eat breakfast now. Don't judge me. I work afternoons. It should be an easy one...
  7. Re: I don't see drones. Do you see drones? I think I did see a bee dance or two.

    I put a hole in the side of the bucket with a razor knife so I know it cuts fairly easily. I plan on turning the bucket over, cutting the outside off and cutting the comb off the bottom of the...
  8. Re: I don't see drones. Do you see drones? I think I did see a bee dance or two.

    I'm hoping to do it today if I can get the rain to hold off long enough. Between work and everything else I have to do, the weekend is the only time I have. I may have to do it in my workshop. ...
  9. I don't see drones. Do you see drones? I think I did see a bee dance or two.

    I looked in my bucket of bees to see if I could see drones and/or new wax. I don't think I saw either one. The video is almost 5 minutes long with much of it in fast forward. ...
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    Re: Are my bees gentle?

    When I got the bees last October, it was 50F and overcast. I did smoke them then. I didn't have a veil yet but I did wear safety goggles with a tight seal around them to prevent getting stung in...
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    Are my bees gentle?

    For those of you who haven't met me, I'm a new beekeeper. I planned on getting a colony in the spring but lucked into one last October. The bees had built a hive in an upside down 5 gallon bucket. ...
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    Re: How much longer do I have to be patient?

    I'm planning on making a video. I've made a few lame ones and posted to YouTube and my friends have been constantly disappointed that I haven't been stung. I'm always eager to please. I only have...
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    Re: How much longer do I have to be patient?

    Well you guys are no help. I already knew it was too early. I wanted someone to tell me to go for it. The way the weather has been in Ohio this year we likely won't see temps in the 70s until next...
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    How much longer do I have to be patient?

    I've got my single colony in a five gallon bucket. After a winter of building and a trip to the Tri-County Beekeepers Workshop in Wooster to top it off, I'm ready. I've got my bee brush and my...
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    Re: Is it Spring already?

    Mahoning County Ohio is directly north of Columbiana County Ohio. Columbiana County borders the Northern panhandle of West Virginia, and both counties border Pennsylvania.
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    Is it Spring already?

    It's March 2nd and it's 52 degrees here in my part of Ohio. I've been going out on warm days to watch the girls taking their cleansing flights but today there weren't a bunch of bees hovering around...
  17. Re: Newbie advice request. Cutout vs natural migration.

    I think I'm gonna go with cutting them out. Partly because I think it'll be good experience but mostly because that's what Joe advises and I know Joe. (I'll have someone to blame if it doesn't...
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    Re: How much to paint?

    I did watch a video on YouTube about hot dipping in wax. He claims they'll last 20 years. I emailed the wax company the guy referenced and they wrote back telling me the wax would be almost...
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    Re: Hi from Rogers, Ohio

    I posted before, just didn't introduce myself. I have actually. I don't remember how many I got from the lady after our last meeting. I finished 3 more deeps yesterday giving me 6 that I've built...
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    How much to paint?

    One of my first resources was beesource.com. I downloaded the pdf plans for a Langstroth hive. On the plans it says to paint all surfaces, even the inside. Other forums I've followed discussed...
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    Hi from Rogers, Ohio

    This isn't my first visit to the forum. I guess I should have posted here first. Sorry. I come to the forum looking for answers and didn't even introduce myself. I lack social skills. My name is...
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    Re: How far apart should I put my traps.

    Winter has been pretty mild here too but I think we've still got several corners to get around. I expect that since I've been looking forward to it for so long, we'll probably have two feet of snow...
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    Re: How far apart should I put my traps.

    I was hoping to have 20 ready but I've been working a lot of 12 hour days. I might make 10. On the up side, if I keep working 12 hours a day, I'm sure I'll be able to convince the boss to let me...
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    Re: How far apart should I put my traps.

    When I said they'd tell me if they saw swarms before I only meant that as much as I've been talking about bees, they would have pointed it out. You're right though, they wouldn't have noticed...
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    Re: How far apart should I put my traps.

    Thanks for the insight. I'm beginning to think that I am going to be limited by my ability to build equipment fast enough. Thanks to you guys and you tube I'm learning about splits, queen rearing,...
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