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  1. Thread: Smoker

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    Smoker

    How much smoke do you tend to use when working your hives. I've been told that I only use mine for looks : ) I usually give a few puffs at the entrance and under the cover and then go to work. I use...
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    Re: Queen Bee Purchase online?

    https://www.google.com/search?q=ohb+bees&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari#imgrc=DBkKnTppq8WWKM%3A


    I have ordered many times from them and have always been pleased.
  3. Re: Typical compensation for extracting someone elses honey?

    I charge 2.00 per frame for med or shallow. 2.50 per deep and stress that deeps blow out more frequently(rather not do them). They bring their own buckets. I use a two stage stainless strainer. I...
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    Re: Best Bottling tank?

    I have the dadant 25 gal. It's well made and I have been very pleased with it.
  5. Thread: Too many bees

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    Re: To many bees

    If new queen for some reason doesn't happen you just marry the original queen back to original hive and let the nuk requeen itself. It's always good to have nukes.
  6. Thread: Too many bees

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    Re: To many bees

    I'd take the queen and five frames of open brood (with bees on them) and stores. put them in a nuke (which has entrance blocked so workers don't leave). Then shake some more bees in including...
  7. Re: Placing mating nucs in area with high number feral colonies

    Why don't you set some swarm traps out and get some of those queens?:)
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    Re: Hive Theft ring busted in Weedpatch

    i set game cameras up at my outyards so that hopefully i can get a description of person vehicle etc… if i am hit by thieves.
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    Re: Hive Theft ring busted in Weedpatch

    They need to make an example.
    Only 15000 bail??
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    Need help finding one of these prints

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    In case the file doesn't work , it is of an older gentleman sitting by his hives smoking a pipe while holding a frame in his hands and checking it.
    I believe the artist was from nc.
    Thanks,...
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    Re: Howdy from texas

    Hello!
  12. Thread: Drying honey

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    Re: Drying honey

    If I leave honey which is at 19% in a water jacketed heated bottling tank at 100 degrees and the bottling tank is in an air conditioned room and 73 degrees 65% humidity will the honey dry as warm air...
  13. Thread: tdsiders

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    tdsiders

    Which do you use? Migratory or telescopic tops and why?
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    Re: "Blind" trapping

    I am catching swarms in areas that in the middle of nowhere and the landowners don't know of any beekeepers anywhere near. You might just get surprised. I'm on number 15 now.
    Good luck.
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    Re: I love trapping swarms!

    Old hive bodies(deeps), any where from 5' to 15' high. Make it easy on yourself. I don't use trees. Put them in windows of or on top of porches of old falling down houses. Place them so you can see...
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    Re: I love trapping swarms!

    I have two extra traps that I don't set out and I use those to swap out with ones that catch swarms. So when I take one i leave one in its place. I have actually caught swarms two days later in the...
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    I love trapping swarms!

    I have caught 14 swarms in 10 traps so far and 1 out of a tree. This is some kind of fun! Now I have to go get more woodenware.
    I was warned that bees were addictive :)
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    Re: Distance between swarm traps

    I have a couple that are .3 miles apart and caught swarms in both two days apart.
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    Re: Bees in swarm box. What now?

    Thank you
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    Re: Bees in swarm box. What now?

    Should I feed them when I move them into a hive? They are bringing in pollen so I'm thinking they have some brood. They will have to draw out new frames.
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    Re: Bees in swarm box. What now?

    Well the second swarm didn't stay. It was facing north and a cold north wend blew all day yesterday. I think that might have been what turned them off. Oh we'll one catch and one hit out of five...
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    Re: Bees in swarm box. What now?

    Thank you, Mr.Beeman
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    Re: Bees in swarm box. What now?

    It's been a good day. I definitely got that swarm and after checking another site found that I caught another one! I just set these boxes two weeks ago! On top of that I have a hogan trap that should...
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    Bees in swarm box. What now?

    The bees are going in or at least a large number are checking it out. When do I shut the door and bring them home? Do I wait a day or two or do it tonight?
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    Re: Need advice on capturing a feral hive

    That really sounds like the way to go for sure. I'm just going into my second year with bees and have never done a trap out. Could you tell me or direct me to one of your posts that would give me...
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