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    Re: What to do after you capture a swarm

    Dunno. I just take swarm calls and go collect the girls in a hive body and bring them home.
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    Re: What to do after you capture a swarm

    You know, whenever this swarm situation happens I just never seem to be able to grab frames from my other hives. I have two hives in the country on my parents property. I have a hive and new swarm...
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    What to do after you capture a swarm

    Last weekend I managed to capture a swarm(not from my hive). I captured the swarm towards the end of the day. I posted here and wanted to know if I should keep the hive sealed. Well the...
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    Re: Swarm Containment

    Thanks, for the linkage. I ended up opening the hive and now its just a wait and see situation.

    Thanks!
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    Swarm Containment

    I have been browsing through the forums looking for more info on swarm management after you capture a swarm. So far I have the swarm hive sealed up in a 10 frame hive with a screened bottom board. ...
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    Re: Adding a deep

    Well I'd like the girls to make some honey. But for the last couple of years they swarm about this time no what I do. This year I thought I'd see what others do. The hive did have a honey super....
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    Adding a deep

    I have a hive that seems to be very strong. The hive has two deep boxes. The bees fill both deep boxes. For the last week or so, in the evening I noticed that there are maybe a couple hundred bees...
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    Re: My City Sprays for Mosquitos...

    This is my first year having bees in my backyard. I have some bees in the country and they have been fine. I think I'll call city hall tomorrow and see what they can do.
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    My City Sprays for Mosquitos...

    Anyone else dealing with this issue? I am concerned this will kill my bees in my back yard.
  10. honey super and potential wax moth issue

    Today while going through my friend's hive, we discovered that wax moth had destroyed the two hive bodies. The honey super however was untouched and we could not find any wax moth larva. We...
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