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    Re: Wire crimper with helical gears

    Easy there...
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    Re: First swarm. a little help please.

    I agree with Tenbears, but I think there is something they don't like about your trap. When I catch mine they move inside pretty quickly. Shake them into your hive preferably with some drawn comb and...
  3. Thread: bone-head split

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    Re: bone-head split

    Per Glenn Apiaries website:
    "At this point it is known as bee bread and is ready for use as food. Nurse bees who are only 5-15 days old, will eat this pollen which will then be converted into royal...
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    Re: How long will a queen live in a cage

    4-5 days is fine for a queen. Place a drop of clean water on the screen daily to help the queen and her attendants dissolve some of the candy. I keep mine in my shirt drawer, in the dark. Don't place...
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    Re: Bee Identificatin

    10054That yellow queen looks like a Cordovan Italian. The workers Italian or Hybrid.
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    Re: Hive Box Manufacture

    John Rhorer YouTube Link CLICK HERE
  7. Thread: Top hive feeder

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    Re: Top hive feeder

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?295002-Wooden-Hive-Top-Feeder
    Search is your friend.
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    Re: Best ventilated bee suit?

    I've got the Pestmall ventilated jacket for $99 with free shipping, and I like it a lot. Good quality and tons cooler than my regular cotton/poly suit. Lots of head room and I've got a big head!...
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    Re: Why not to visit the hive at night.

    I quote Michael Bush "If you have never opened a hive in the dark, consider yourself wise or fortunate and don't. The bees are VERY defensive after dark and will attack and cling and crawl on you...
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    Re: night time bearding

    I've seen some of your other pictures and I think you had plenty of space, but when my bees did this at night the hive was full. I added another broodbox and the problem resolved immediately. My bees...
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    Re: Did I do this split right?

    I would scrape them all off or place them in a queenless hive. (But not one that you want to put the new queen.) I would feed the queenless hive and allow the bees to draw out some comb for the new...
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    Re: Installed two packages today

    You have two packages right? Two hives and two queens also?
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    Re: Did I do this split right?

    What do you expect to happen when the queen cells hatch in the queen rite hive. Swarm or supercede maybe? Are the queen cells on the face of the frame or the bottom?
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    Re: What are these???

    Dude, maybe you caught some cricket swarms!

    Seriously I'd clean them out. Might deter a swarm.
  15. Re: First Swarm Caught In Trap Within 24 Hours- Questions

    Gentlemen, thanks for your advice. Much appreciated!
  16. First Swarm Caught In Trap Within 24 Hours- Questions

    Last nite I had a standard fiber plant pot type swarm trap from Mann Lake with a package of their swarm lure tacked up inside to which I added some dark beeswax shavings and a cottonball with a few...
  17. Thread: Marking queens

    by dynemd
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    Re: Marking queens

    What kind of paint did you use?
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    Re: Good synthetic gloves?

    I use the Kimberly-Clark extra long cuff Nitrile gloves KC500, 50604-Extra Large and 50603-Large. These have extra length cuffs 12" total length 5.9 mils thick on hand and 4.7 mil thickness on...
  19. Thread: Epi-pen?

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    Re: Epi-pen?

    Let's keep this in perspective, any drug if misused can cause unacceptable outcomes. In the US with a population of around 300 million there are a little over 50 deaths per year due to beestings and...
  20. Thread: Epi-pen?

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    Re: Epi-pen?

    "Beeshots" are small doses of bee venom that are administered frequently (once or twice weekly) in increasing doses for a period of time. This serves to increase the level of antibodies such as IgG...
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    Re: Workers in Queen Cage

    Michael Palmer puts in 7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2tSkW9YuHY
  22. Thread: Epi-pen?

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    Re: Epi-pen?

    EpiPen is used to treat life threatening allergic reactions only (termed Anaphylaxis). This could be caused by insect stings, food, medications or even contact with latex. I guess you could argue...
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    Re: Bees returned to the old location.

    I "borrowed" that picture from the internet and I can't find it again but it looks like a Dadant stand. LINK
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    Re: Bees returned to the old location.

    Again, Per Mr. Bush:
    "You can check in the evening before dark and see if any are clustering at the old location. If so, put a super there and they will move into it and you can move them after dark...
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    Re: Bees returned to the old location.

    So, you put a big branch in front of the entrance... right?
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    And then you read Michael Bushes instructions carefully Click Link
    "Some field bees will return to the old location. Most will not....
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