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    Re: Bees swarm 4 days after installation.

    Trees dont have screened bottom boards
  2. Thread: TF genetics

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    Re: TF genetics

    AH TO GO BACK TO Pre mites I would have 50 hives and working bees all day every day.
  3. Re: Put 2nd Box with Foundationless Frames on Today - What to Expect?

    It is that simple. This is or was a 5 frame nuc and there is a really good flow going Right now AGAIN I STRESS NUC JUST LIKE A SWARM. I am only 90 to 100 mile south of him. He has about 4-5 weeks of...
  4. Re: Put 2nd Box with Foundationless Frames on Today - What to Expect?

    DO THIS and think. Add the new box and frames under the old. When bees swarm and move into there brand new digs where do they start there comb building at TOP or bottom. TOP and they build down to...
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    Re: Field Mice in a trap hive

    I hang all of my traps on the whatever is easy for me. I am 5 ' 2" tall so maybe on my tippy toes with a 5 frame nuc with a small scab board 18" long with a 7/8 " hole drilled 7' max is all I do and...
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    Re: Mow grass/weeds around hives.

    I use old mud flaps from dump trucks so something similar would work.
  7. Thread: TF genetics

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    Re: TF genetics

    I am in Jackson Ohio which is 8 miles from EXMAR. I have 14 hives that all came from caught swarms and cut outs I DO NOT TREAT AT ALL. My bees live and they die The last 2 winters that we have had...
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    Re: Should i re-queen a swarm?

    With the 2 past winters that we have had any swarm that is caught has to be doing something the right way
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    Re: getting swarm traps out can't wait

    Have seen about 2 weeks worth of orientation flights on the nice days need some warm days for a couple of weeks :waiting:
  10. Thread: Swarm trap...

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    Re: Swarm trap...

    Try these this is what I use.http://www.beesource.com/build-it-yourself/5-frame-nuc-d-coates-version/
  11. Re: Question: Small cell wax foundation vs. foundationless for bees raised on small c

    The bees know what they want and will build what they want. I am all foundationless. In the 70's I used foundation there were no mites or dope in the wax and the bees lived and did well you would...
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    Re: Bee Swarm in October in Vermont!

    NO WASTE OF TIME
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    Re: is this chalk brood?

    Doesn't appear to be chaulk brood looks like they starved
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    Re: feral bees in a statue base

    Do a search for cutouts or trap outs.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    1ST Swarm of the year. Hived itself in a dead out 45640 5/13/14 Checked them today queen is already laying.
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    Re: Speedy Trap-out?

    If they are in fact a swarm from that hive you can do the trap out. I would use a frame of brood that is all capped if possible as you have a virgin queen wanting to take a mating flight. You would...
  17. Re: Capped queen cups in recently installed package

    I have heard of packages replacing a queen quickly. I have no experience with this as I have never bought a package.
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    Re: First inspection

    You have brood
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    Re: Swarm Cells Starting in Louisville, Ky

    Not here I have lost 17 of 30 all but 4 had starved the 4 had plenty of stores but must have ran out during real cold snap and were not able to move.
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    Re: queen juice question

    I have a small glass jar that mushrooms came in. I put LGO,OLD QUEENS AND ALCOHOL together I also went through all my dead outs and if I can find the old dead queen I chuck them into can't hurt.
  21. Re: Caught and installed swarm from my hive. Now what?

    Never have I read in any books or on any Bee forum where some said to dump them back into the swarm hive.:scratch:
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    Re: March hive check

    DO they have brood
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    Re: Ohio Beekeepers - Check Your Hive Weights

    I have lost 17 of 30
  24. Thread: Garden?

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    Re: Garden?

    What are you going to plant bees don't work a lot of things planted in a veg. garden
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    Re: Lost my first hive.

    I have lost 17 of 30 so far
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