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  1. Re: How regularly do queens stop laying when nectar stops coming back to the hive?

    It happens more often than you think. Survival of the fittest and all that jazz. I inspected a few of mine today and had to look real hard to find eggs. A few patches here and there. I suspect they...
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    Re: The mess that's left after a cutout

    Use rags to remove most of the honey and use a ganular absorbant on the horizontal surfaces and vac up. Honey is very hard to remove without using water to dillute it.
    Most often there is no other...
  3. Re: How Do You Keep Brood Alive During Cutout and After Installing in Frames?

    During the cutout they will be fine on their own if it is warm enough. I will wait until it gets 60 or better before removal.
    They way my vac is designed, (when I'm finished with the removal), I...
  4. Re: Farmhouse video..... Scott gets stung on the face. No sting reaction.

    Exactly why I didn't edit it out before posting. Thought it was a little comical. lol
    We did learn that when you fumble a comb with bees, they will get miffy no matter how gentle they appear.
    They...
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    Re: No way to reach the bees! What to do?

    Shingles are A LOT cheaper than an exterminator. ;)
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    Re: They Killed Her Majesty

    Thinking along the same lines as Michael. Laying worker hive given the above info.
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    Re: Think I'm getting in a mess here...

    Doesn't seem to be a sufficient amount of bees there. Brood is pretty much non existant. Didn't see the queen again this time I'm guessing? Hard to give advice with just a few frame pics.
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    Re: 2nd Hive Body Full of Syrup

    I don't feed unless it is absolutely necessary. Situations like this are avoidable. Bees know what they are doing.
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    Re: Bees in the belfry

    That would be the first thing I ever won!
  10. Re: Farmhouse video..... Scott gets stung on the face. No sting reaction.

    Glad I can assist you sqkcrk with a good chuckle.
  11. Re: Difficulty in isolating where exactly a swarm/colony is inside old farmhouse ceil

    12672

    Laser thermometer..... 40.00 or so. This will pinpoint the center of the hive. The heat will increase about 3-4 degrees from the surrounding surface. I wouldn't do a removal without it.
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    Re: Farmhouse extraction slideshow.

    Thanks golfer. I have a lot of experience. In other words... I'm older. lol
    The guys really enjoy the whole extrication process as well which makes for a better job.
  13. Farmhouse video..... Scott gets stung on the face. No sting reaction.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhBn9XkOslk
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    Farmhouse extraction slideshow.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFoHuH67BgE

    Bees were quite gentle and put up with us breaking into their diggs.
    Found the queen which was absolutely beautiful and rather long.
    Enjoy.
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    Re: Cleaning Bee Suits & Veils....

    I wash the jacket in the washer and the veil part in the tub. The veil (and the tub) both come out sparkly clean. lol
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    Re: Storing Supers

    I store my frames in the supers (in my pole barn) and stack on the sides so the frames are open to the air and light. Haven't had a problem yet.
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    Re: Bees in the belfry

    Typically they will cut a check that small from the general fund. Ususally a day or two. I had one of my concrete subs work for a small city here and waited for a check for three months. I found out...
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    Re: Mowing around the hives

    Nitrous AND wheelie bars. lol
  19. Re: Did I just encourage the great Hive Robbery?

    Entrance feeders... the worst feeder system there is. It actually invites robbing.
    Shut the entrance to the smallest opening.
    The only decent way to feed with the Boardman feeder is over the inner...
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    Re: Mowing around the hives

    Astrobee,
    Honeybees can fly up to 15mph..... better get a faster mower! lol

    Late in the evening is a good time as the bees are getting tired and are less likely to attack. I tried mowing at mid...
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    Re: Open Feeding What Happened?

    My guess is that the bees that were harrasing you were yours. The robber bees would bee line it back to their hive and not dilly dally.
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    Re: need help choosing an extractor

    I bought a manual used one and got a treadmill motor and electronics for free. An hour later, a motorized extractor for cheap.
  23. Thread: mean bee

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    Re: mean bee

    A laying worker hive will also have larvae.... drone larvae.
    Let us know how it turns out with the requeening process.
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    Re: Trapout Base of Oak Tree

    I'm guessing tree removal is out of the question as well?
  25. Thread: Bees in tree

    by Mr.Beeman
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    Re: Bees in tree

    Sounds like you have to set up a couple of swarm traps there next spring. Like Paul said you have the genes already if you have a queen in the swarm.
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