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    "Storing Wet Frames"??

    In reading various threads I see references to 'storing wet frames', usually in discussions on how and when to harvest honey. Since the beeks seem to put the wet frames back into the hive for the...
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    Re: Bee Inspector coming next week

    Please give us an update after the inspection. What was the inspector looking for, concerned about? What, if any, guidance were you given? Or was it just in, look for pests/disease, and out?
  3. Thread: Red Cedar Flow

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    Re: Red Cedar Flow

    Finally, a chance to tell my aphid/and/ladybug story.....and it is really true:

    We had a couple of filbert trees that were infested with aphids, which harmed production. Upon closer look I was...
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    Re: Finally, My First Swarm........Maybe

    jw

    Probably because I am relatively new to this. They arrived beneath the nuc box one afternoon and by midmorning the next day had already built a piece of comb about 3x3.
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    Re: Finally, My First Swarm........Maybe

    jwcarlson

    As I indicated I did knock them into a box, set it up with 1:1 and water and closed them in for a couple of days. They absconded when I removed the screens.
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    Re: Finally, My First Swarm........Maybe

    Well, as soon as I opened the hive they absconded. It was a pretty small swarm anyway, so on to the next.
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    Re: Finally, My First Swarm........Maybe

    Tim

    Thanks. The queen excluder piece is a good idea, but I only have one and do not really want to cut it up. I use #8 screen to keep them all in. Can she get through #6 screen?
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    Re: Finally, My First Swarm........Maybe

    Just finished hiving the swarm. Went pretty well, two bangs of the nuc knocked all the bees into the hive box. Put the inner cover on, with a qt of 1:1 and a water sponge. Then the top cover. All...
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    Re: Finally, My First Swarm........Maybe

    Closer inspection revealed that they have started to build nice white new comb on the bottom of the nuc, which juts out from the support. So, I intend to move them into an 8 frame box, cutting and...
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    Re: Finally, My First Swarm........Maybe

    Well, the swarm is still there, still in a ball the size of a large grapefruit, hanging on the bottom of the bait box.

    Can I expect them to move in, or should I proceed with an actual capture and...
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    Finally, My First Swarm........Maybe

    I have had 4 swarm bait boxes out around our 3/4 acre lot for some time with no results.

    This morning there was a swarm of bees on one box, flying all around, with a little bearding at the...
  12. Re: Can I Expect My Hive To Swarm If They Run Out Of Room In July-September in Texas?

    The mesquite bloomed quite early here, before all the rain began. Did not see many bees then. However, they are all getting ready to bloom again now. Hopefully it will be productive before the...
  13. Can I Expect My Hive To Swarm If They Run Out Of Room In July-September in Texas?

    If a hive in Texas is not to expanded to correspond to incoming nectar from July to September can I expect it to swarm late in the season? If not, what can I expect to happen?
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    Re: Are These White Spots a Problem?

    Thanks, that is a relief. I thought that was probably what it was, but without much experience was not sure.

    Wonder what it is? I will have to look around and see if I can figure it out.
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    Are These White Spots a Problem?

    I just went out to observe my hive and saw something I have not seen before. Quite a few bees have rectangular white spots on their backs, between the wings. The spots are about 1/16" long and half...
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    Re: Bee Hive as Security While Away From Home?

    Kidbeeyoz

    Thanks for the article referral. Interesting to learn about the use of bees for offense and defense, even in war.

    Particularly liked the quote "meat seeking missiles"!
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    Re: Bee Hive as Security While Away From Home?

    I am going to give them all headlamps and tasors! LOL
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    Re: Bee Hive as Security While Away From Home?

    Oh, I already have lights, timers, motion sensors, cameras, alarms, and neighborhood watch. I was just curious if anyone had used their hives this way and if it worked.


    Guess not
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    Bee Hive as Security While Away From Home?

    I am considering being away from my home for a few months and am considering different ways to provide security while away. I have one active hive, and enough boxes for several more. I am...
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    Re: Kentucky / Bullitt County regulations

    See if Kentucky has bee inspectors and contact them. They should have all the information you need.
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    BT for Hive Beetles?

    I do not know if it qualifies 'treatment free' not, but would like to know if there is any strain of BT that works against hive beetles?
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    Re: The Slovenian Beehive Arrives in the US

    D. Coates

    Is the Slovenian Hive just a 3 frame observation hive then? They do not look alike.
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    Re: The Slovenian Beehive Arrives in the US

    Anywhere to find plans to build?
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    Re: Think I Quit Feeding Too Soon

    UPDATE:

    I restarted feeding and the bees took it readily. After a week or so had new eggs and larva. Now have worker and drone pupae, with hatching out daily.

    I am convinced I quit feeding...
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    Re: What are fiber pot traps?

    I was curious because I have had a trap with frames out for 2 years, this year with Swarm Commander, and not a sniff. Live is a semi-rural area with lots of trees and brush, but no known beekeepers...
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