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    Re: Rite Cell question

    I'm thinking the non-coated theory might be right. I used to use foundation as I've bad experiences with plastic in the past. Alex from Mann Lake gave me 5 frames to try and the bees seem to be...
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    Re: lemon grass amounts

    I've had 2 swarms land in a couple of dead-out hives in the last 2 weeks and neither had LGO in them, just drawn out frames. I have successfully used LGO before and it seems to help, but I mainly...
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    Re: Swarm Flight Distance Studies?

    Are you asking for how far they will fly right after leaving the hive or once they have already been out and are house hunting?

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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    3-24-13, Lodi, 95240 I'd say almost 4#, 17 feet up. Guess it's off to the store for a new limb cutter since my dad has mine and I'll take them down in the AM.

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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    4-20-13, Galt, 95632 - captured with my son.
    4-20-13, Galt, 95632 - had to pass because I had left town for an afternoon with my family.
    4-20-13, Lodi, 95240 - had to pass (see previous reason)...
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    Re: Being sued for Bee stings?

    True that, and Flo will not show up to let you know that you are not alone. Heck, sometimes insurance companies are WORSE than Mayhem!

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    Re: Being sued for Bee stings?

    Just casually reading this post and one thing that comes to mind is people almost always say "I was stung by a bee", even when they can't identify the critter that stung them. It's sad that bees are...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Well they were still there when I got home. Finally got them down at midnight, they are now sitting inside one of my swarm transporters. I'll put them in a hive tomorrow AM after they cool down, 3...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    4-11-13, 95632. Bugger I was getting ready for work and one of my hives decided to jump. Now they are 20' up in the tree in my front yard. Hope they're still there when I get home tonight. ...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    4-5-13 95632 (Galt) Another school grab. Maybe they heard the school was having a spelling bee? Perhaps it was the fact that this school's mascot is a bee and they are called the Stingers? Either...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    4-3-13 95640 (Lodi, Ca) gotta call for approx 4 lbs of bees in a tree that were "high enough that you could stand on the tail gate of your truck an reach them." Only if I drove Bigfoot! Thankfully...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Sun poked out for a little while here, so I took the opportunity to check the hive...found the queen, no brood or eggs. I inspected my other hives and they all had queens, larva and eggs, so it...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    3-19-13, 95632 (Galt, CA) My own backyard. I was getting ready for work and went to brush my teeth when I heard the familiar sound of lots of bees in the air. I looked out into my little bee yard...
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    Re: Brood nest on top?

    I had a hive that I forgot to reverse last year, the queen moved into the 2nd deep during the winter months and never went back down. I cracked the lid, saw how full of bees the hive was, so I put a...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    3-2-13, 95231 (French Camp, CA) I got a call from CHP, they had a complete hive sitting on the side of the freeway, and officer moved it to the side of the freeway, but it was definately full of...
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    Re: The stupidest thing I did while beeping was...

    Oh and by the way. I don't start messing with swarms without a veil until AFTER I've got and idea of what their demeanor is. I'll go without gloves from the start, but never without a veil.

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    Re: The stupidest thing I did while beeping was...

    Let's see:

    I was so use to my smoker not staying lit long (like other people) and there wasnt a hint of smoke coming out of it, so I set it down on a friends wooden railing. 20 mins later the...
  18. Re: Is it just me, or is everyone else having to feed their bees this year?

    My country hives have had enough. Out of 15, I have ONE! It's been a busy year, and dry too. All but one colony decided to pick up and leave to where there was real food. I've decided that I will...
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    Re: my Italian queen

    Are you sure it's not a crown logo or perhaps a tiara? I mean it is the queen after all.


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    Re: Lawyer bee swarm

    Nice pics! I'm glad it worked out for you. However, I am curious, since it was 2 clusters and I only see one hive, do you put them both in the same hive? To me, I see a prime and secondary swarm...
  21. Re: Q: How much time from hatching until swarm?

    Steven,

    Question #1 - if the hive is raising a queen, lets say just one, once she emerges, unless they have a reason to swarm out of the hive, they wont leave.

    As far as question # 2 and 3,...
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    Re: Help for All Beekeepers

    What about a loan to buy a farm or orchard and using that to expand?

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    Re: huge swarm - Avon, IL

    Hmm, bees flying free in the car...must be why my wife wont let me use the Tahoe.
    Nice swarm, congrats!

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    Re: Rant: Lying Cutout Callers

    This is why I have not done any cut outs this year. My wife keeps bugging me to do them since its a good way to make some cash, but at the same time. No one wants to be honest. I had one cut out a...
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    Re: Why are my bees not using the bottom box?

    Ususally when I have this happen, it's coming out of winter. The bees move in to the second hive body, but for some reason refuse to go back down. I've even had a colony swarm that had an empty...
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