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    Re: Documenting a trapout 2016

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoFdJcPaAyo
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    Re: Documenting a trapout 2016

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98KjVHKpdx4
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    Re: Documenting a trapout 2016

    Things are going better now. They got in for 4 days. Day 11 was the last day they got in.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBRjqnOKl3Y
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    Re: Documenting a trapout 2016

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H4scKL3wvQ
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    Re: Documenting a trapout 2016

    In hindsight I should have definitely done that.

    I have had some issues with them pulling back the steel wool.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDAzB-mWhrk
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    Re: Documenting a trapout 2016

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4VNsf-mso0
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    Re: Documenting a trapout 2016

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU13l2HwiZU
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    Re: Documenting a trapout 2016

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdD8e83ZzlY
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    Re: Documenting a trapout 2016

    I suspect with resources slowing down that the queen will be slimming down. I am kinda of winging it here.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbkZoRj3-uY
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    Re: Documenting a trapout 2016

    When I cover the cone with something solid the bees crawl right in the end of the funnel.
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    Re: Documenting a trapout 2016

    Here is day 3:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98LudeC9Ui4
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    Re: Documenting a trapout 2016

    All holes in the swarm box are closed with the exception of the 3 holes on the front. I will focus on those more in a day or so. I had seen some other people do the funnel in the box but I had not...
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    Re: Documenting a trapout 2016

    Here is day 2.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftpuso-XVNE
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    Documenting a trapout 2016

    I know that this probably should have been a cutout. If anyone has any thoughts out making the trap out better I would love to hear them. I will try to update this daily.

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  15. Re: Bees in a wall have an expiring lease next spring

    QUOTE=Harley Craig;1339883]sounds like they are in that overhang and a nice easy ground level removal depending on what it's made out of. Post up some pictures and we will be able to help you...
  16. Bees in a wall have an expiring lease next spring

    I was contacted by someone who said they had bees living in a wall of the house. The owner said she wanted them out of there because they were getting in the house and stinging her. I went over there...
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    Re: Wintering statistics

    years keeping top bars: 1
    # of top bars 2
    Plant Zone 6b
    Average lbs of honey going into winter: all that they could produce in one summer.
    Hive preparation: r5 on top of bars.
    Average loss: 50%,...
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    I think my bees found some pollen...

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-uXPnJunpS8o/VSmEKWIhC4I/AAAAAAAAf9I/YwVnVD0W3kQ/w1112-h626-no/20150411_125022%280%29.jpg
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    Re: Top Bar Install video

    Yep it did. I should have had my hat on. I was dumb. I actually had a bee get in my hat some how and I got stung a second time in the same spot, you will hear that at the end.
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    New Warre Install video

    This is a first time beekeeper installing his first package into a Warre hive.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9d6FFoVC54
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    Top Bar Install video

    I just repopulated my first top bar hive.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMxpUFsv1oA

    and the video from last year if you are interested:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbAhGEa4KRA
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    Re: Can some one identify these cells?

    Good deal. I also have one or two that are starting to point down. They are about midway up. I just couldn't get a picture.
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    Can some one identify these cells?

    1704517046

    Does any one know what I should expect with these?
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    Sources for treatment free bees

    I have bees coming from wolfcreek for this year but I was wondering if there are any suppliers out there selling treatment free bees?
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    Re: Built a TBH and have questions

    both my hives tried to cross comb once they got to the 1.5 bars. Going back I would make all my bars 1.25 and have spacers handy when needed.
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