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  1. Re: 20 million bees spillled in Idaho truck wreck.

    I hope insurance covers that. Thats a lot of work, heart, and soul down the tube.
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    Re: Inheriting old hives

    Freeze it to kill the larvae, then let the bees clean it up. Good comb is a precious commodity.
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    Re: Hello I am a new-bee

    Welcome to the club! By cross comb do you mean the little connective bridges between fully drawn frames? Or is it large chunk of comb that are built off of a drawn frame? Either way, I would fix it....
  4. Thread: split decision

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    Re: split decision

    Put them in and see. I put splits into hives that were dead-outs from winter that still have bee carcasses in cells. They cleaned it up just beautifully.
  5. Thread: Starting Over

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    Re: Starting Over

    Welcome back. Glad you're back into the swing of things. Hope you continue your recovery.
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    Re: Feeding Small Swarm In NUC - Question

    Is there pollen and nectar available for them to forage on?

    I would take out the pollen patty and I would stop feeding syrup. It just invites trouble into your hive.

    Reduce the entrance.
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    Re: Trying the "snake oil"

    Unnecessarily harsh. You think experimental hobbyists are why bees are declining? That understanding is a little obtuse.

    He was asking for feedback.
  8. Re: Book Choice: ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture, or Hive and the Honey Bee

    Also most of these books can be found in digital format for free online or for a few bucks on Amazon.
  9. Re: Book Choice: ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture, or Hive and the Honey Bee

    Hands down, the Hive and the Honey Bee. I too like reading older books about beekeeping. The writing was richer back then. I thoroughly enjoyed Langstroth's book. ABC's had more of a reference book...
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    Re: Bees in the woods?

    I'm reading through the book, Honey Farming, by R Manley. He has a succinct saying that goes "Bees in a wood never do any good." Forested area are not prime for hive placement. If you have other...
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    Re: Hogan Trapout With New Queen Cells

    Thanks for reply. I might go ahead and take enough bees to make 2-3 nucs with the queen cells. Then remove the escape and put in another frame of brood and keep an eye out for her.
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    Hogan Trapout With New Queen Cells

    I have a tree I have been trapping out. The hive body with tunnel had been in place for awhile. Then about 3 weeks ago, I placed a frame of brood in the hive and a bee escape on the tunnel. I have...
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    Re: Can I do this with my drones?

    Beuler?...........Beuler?...........Beuler?
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Pittsfield IL, 5/18/15, 70 degrees, sunny, softball size swarm from tree branch. Oriel birds were flying through the swarm cluster to break them up and get a snack.
    Hannibal MO, 5/24/15, 75...
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    Can I do this with my drones?

    I aggressively split up a large hive a couple weeks ago. I put all drone brood in a 10 frame box without a queen. I thought I could make this my "junk" hive.

    But a few days ago I got a swarm call...
  16. Re: Started this spring with one hive here at this location.....

    The best bees are the ones you work for!
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    Re: I think I caught a swarm today!

    The other day I drove over an hour to get a softball size swarm. I chuckled. I love it so much more when they come to me.
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    Re: swarm retrieval ideas??

    I'd smile and wave it goodbye. It stinks when a great swarm is so close yet so far away. Maybe they'll go for the larger trap. 10' high is my limit for swarm calls.
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    Re: Swarm caught in my truck ... now what?

    You should verify if you have a swarm in there first. Open it up. If no swarm, then I would take it out of the truck and leave it in close proximity to where the scout bees were active--if possible.
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    Re: Michael Palmer nuc plans.

    In Michael's video on The Sustainable Apiary (YouTube), I belive he said he was moving away from using the divider feeders. I wish I had known this before a built a bunch of them. :) I used tempered...
  21. Thread: double nuc

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    Re: double nuc

    You can. Use what you've got. I custom made my own nuc boxes for the side by side 4 over 4. I didn't want to make twice as many to have them on bottom, too.

    It's easier to use a single box below...
  22. Thread: double nuc

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    Re: double nuc

    Palmer has a couple lectures on YouTube about having a sustainable apiary. He discusses these in the videos.
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    Re: OK I screwed up big time.

    Make sure you have a sense of humor about this! This is something I could see myself doing. If you were closer, I would give you a few frames of bees/brood to help out. I'm sure other beekeepers in...
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    Re: Would you take this free hive?

    yep. take it with a smile.
  25. Thread: Stung again

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    Re: Stung again

    That's the joy of opening up a box filled with 50,000 poisonous insects. My stings used to swell badly and itch crazy for 2 weeks. After about 20 stings, the swelling and itching were reduced...
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