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    Re: Oh my GOSH! Massive hive removal!!

    I charge $80 to $100 per hour and I keep the bees I do this as a part time job. Most people don't compline to much when you tell them the process and what it takes. Hear in Arkansas you have to be...
  2. Thread: Cutout survey

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    Re: Cutout survey

    Mostly between floors in two story houses, with rock/brick on bottom and wood siding on top floor makes a gap at the floor level celling. Removing can be from the celling or from the outside...
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    Re: Plastic frames black or natural?

    I agree with thehackleguy, black for brood and natural for honey.
  4. Thread: Home Made Uncapper

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    Re: Home Made Uncapper

    Harley, I also seen the one you are talking about and would be interested in a plan for it.
  5. Re: Swarm Commander vs. LemonGrass Oil vs. Queen in Alcohol

    Last year I hung traps in two locations and caught 5 swarms. I did have some old comb and used LGO. Not sure which of these worked or if it took both. This year I am hanging about 15 traps out and...
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    Re: SHB and dryer sheets

    I used Swiffer cleaning pads cut in half last year(if cut to small the bees would haul them out of hive). Stuck them under the inner cover where I see most of the beetles. After a week or so I...
  7. Thread: Round Labels

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    Re: Round Labels

    Thanks for all the suggestions. And we have been using Avery labels but they don't always line up on our printer (may be time for new printer) and they get costly. Has anyone use Blue Sky bee...
  8. Thread: Round Labels

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    Round Labels

    I am looking for a source for 2" and 2 1/2 customer printed round labels to fit on jar lids for honey and creamed honey.
    If you one knows of a good source please let me know.

    Thanks
  9. Thread: Honey Warmer Help

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    Re: Honey Warmer Help

    I use an old water heater thermostat and two 60 watt bulbs in a home made plywood box that is insulated. Keeps the box around 100 deg no problems.
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    Re: swarm trap box protection

    Have not had that problem yet. Do you paint your boxes?
  11. Thread: Noah and bees?

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    Re: Noah and bees?

    Did he take more then one male and one female bee.
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    Re: Are SHB a Problem in Your Area?

    Central AR 40+ hives
    Sandy loam soil
    Hot humid Summers
    SHB in hives in shade almost none in strong hives in full sun.
    Hives in shade will loose weak hives to SHB.
    Use oil traps and Swifter...
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    Re: wax moth on capped honey supers

    Yes, you can freeze them, you can keep them in freezer until you are ready to thaw them and extract. Honey should be good. After extracting frames set them out and let bees clean them up.
  14. Re: Hive swarmed 2 weeks ago today, when should I see new eggs

    If you have another hive you could move an frame of eggs and brood to hive just incase there is no queen as insurance. But if it was me I would wait another week and check again.
  15. Re: Hive swarmed 2 weeks ago today, when should I see new eggs

    Do you have capped queen cells?
  16. Thread: Red honey?

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    Re: Red honey?

    I am with jamccar,
    I would look at hummingbird feeders in the area.
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    Re: Can I harvest honey this spring?

    [QUOTE=Herkdriver;1241595]Thanks Michael. I think the nectar flow will start soon. I probably shouldn't be in too big of a hurry to harvest the honey.

    Several folks have mentioned...
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    Power point presentation

    I was hoping someone could send me or tell me were I could find a power point presentation for a new Bee Keeper class. Been asked to teach a small class of 10 to 15 people. It is suppose to be an...
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    Re: Hello From Saline County Arkansas

    Welcome to the site.
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    Re: Importance of Shade

    My hives to better in full sun, they don't seem to have as many SHB's.
    Don't know if you have many of them in your part of the country yet.
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    Re: Anyone ever use Kreg Jig for there boxes?

    I have made several nucs using this method and have not had any problems. Makes a strong joint and is square. I also put screws on outside of box and don't worry about filling them in. May not...
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    Small Yellow Jackets?

    Had a call for a bee hive under a pile of wood covered by a trap today. After talking to the home owner, he was sure they were not YJ but honey bees. He said they were not as aggressive as YJ and a...
  23. Thread: Comb honey

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    Re: Comb honey

    Most of the comb honey I have seen around hear is comb cut and put in jars and then filled with honey.

    I have seen somewhere the suggest that you freeze the comb first the cut. Not sure why...
  24. Thread: Most hives?

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    Re: Most hives?

    Started with 5 this year up to 20 and still catching swarms and doing cut outs. The only thing slowing me down is need more boxes.
  25. Thread: Comb honey

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    Comb honey

    this is the first year me and my bees are making comb honey. I am using med frames some with not wax foundation some with and they seem to be going strong on both.

    Is there anything I need to...
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