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    Re: Trap hive plans

    I made some and used the horizontal type years ago. One inch entrance but no matter. Very successful. It is my practice to leave the swarm alone in place till I see pollen rolling in. Signals the...
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    Re: Trap hive plans

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    Couple of mine from this year. I use two five frame deeps most of the time. I find them easier to mount than std ten frame side by side although no difference in success rates as...
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    Re: Swarm relocation fail

    Ok,,,,I may not have understand what you have. I read the swarm was not in the bait hive but outside. Big difference :) If the swarm has moved into the bait hive, thats their new home and just...
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    Re: Swarm relocation fail

    Hard to answer with out a history of your bees. Is this a one time thing or are they tenacious most of the time after you work Them. Just a combination of the two hives mixing. Time will tell. Couple...
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    Swarm Swarmed ????

    Had a swarm move into one of my swarm boxes on the 14th or 15th. From the entrance activity, I'd judge a good sized one. On the 18th, I discovered a swarm about the size of a football, in a tree 50...
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    Re: Anti biotics in horse urine

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    I'm going on what she tells me regarding excretion that some is . I agree the bees are after the salt component but not sure of the contamination factor. (hence the post) I also agree...
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    Anti biotics in horse urine

    A friend has a horse that is being treated with an antibiotic. Treatments could continue off and on into the summer. The concern is with residual antibiotics in the urine and bees visiting the urine...
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    Re: Several Swarm Traps - Same Area - Deadlock?

    This is correct but there is an element of recruiting involved amongst the scouts. The length of time the dance and enthusiasm with which it is done. All scouts will visit other locations and...
  9. Re: Odfrank's Observations - Bees Inhabiting Potential Nesting Sites

    Think we will make that much the first year?
    I do not doubt it. Some of the stuff out there:) Hope to get a chance to use your trap out technique some day.
    Thanks
    Rick
  10. Re: Will the constant use of swarm cells for re-queening and making increases...

    That's true and part of Swarm behavior. Then the question becomes, "What stimulates or triggers that behavior? Is that resulting behavior inheritable? Seems back to the original question.:scratch: ...
  11. Re: Odfrank's Observations - Bees Inhabiting Potential Nesting Sites

    100% with ya. It's fun speculating though. Do you think Mossy Oak would allow a copy right infringement? " Mossy Oak Honey Bee Bait Box Additive." Bees like a natural carpet in their new home. LOL If...
  12. Re: Will the constant use of swarm cells for re-queening and making increases...

    My understanding is that environmental factors, stress, diet and the like can evoke a change. The Methylation is the result. I know those studying Epigenetics use the royal jelly diet and the...
  13. Re: Odfrank's Observations - Bees Inhabiting Potential Nesting Sites

    Not by my standards that is , but perhaps it was to the bees.

    That's the ticket!!! Perhaps they were "grunge" bees LOL I got no problem with putting sticks, leaves, and a couple acorns in...
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    If the environmental stimulus that caused the the methylation is removed or not present, will the methylated structure revert or not be expressed. If the bees feed a larvae pass three days on a...
  15. Re: Odfrank's Observations - Bees Inhabiting Potential Nesting Sites

    I think Seeley came to the conclusion the bees chose the "best qualified" home amongst the choices. I had a swarm move into an empty double deep hive. That would be on the 80 liter side. 40 more than...
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    Re: Several Swarm Traps - Same Area - Deadlock?

    Based on my reading and understanding of Tom Seeleys work, yes. The Bees check out and "vote" on all the prospective new homes. It takes time. If the bait boxes all have the same chi, it can/may make...
  17. Re: What's the biggest mistake (s) you made starting out?

    Not starting out,,,,STILL DOING. I have a brain gas attack sometimes when it comes to attention to open frames of honey. It is like opening a bag of heroin in front of an addict.
    Just did...
  18. Re: Will the constant use of swarm cells for re-queening and making increases...

    Swarms, IMHO, are Nature's test of worthy to survive. In the wild, the odds are not in their favor. They leave with only the honey they bring with them. With that, they must select the perfect home....
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    Re: Earwigs eat SHB?

    Interesting observation. I have found "oodles" of them in my bait boxes. Me thinks they are attracted to the left over goodies in the dark comb that I use as attractant. Some sweets and pollen. SHB...
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    Re: DWV.....need advice please.

    Just something to think about,,,,,Your four new hives will be almost two months before you see new bees from a new queen. JMO
    Rick
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    Re: how and where to sell bee venom

    Pharmaceutical lab in Pa. makes bee serum for allergy shots. I've tried numerous times to contact them to be a collector and sell raw bee and wasps to them. No luck.
    Rick
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    Re: several swarms in one spot??

    I had a main swarm then two smaller softball sized swarms short distances from each other. After swarm with two small "break aways". Missed the big one but the two smalls both had virgin queens....
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    Re: What type of bee is this?

    What I'm looking for are four wings. Flies have two but have vestigial wings called Halteres. Look like pins with a head. Flies can be "hairy but not necessarily across the order. Tachinid flies are...
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    Re: What type of bee is this?

    Excellent example of cryptic coloration IMO :)
    Rick
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    Re: pre-swarm scouting?

    Nice,,,,,thanks
    Rick
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