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  1. Thread: Arkansas

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    Re: Arkansas

    72734
    4/11/16
    Cool and cloudy with significant thunderstorms last night. Small to medium swarm and the homeowner said they had been on the branch for a couple of days before he called. Easy pick...
  2. Thread: Arkansas

    by avbee
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    Re: Arkansas

    72761
    3/26/2016
    Sunny and between 65-70F. 99% sure the swarm came from one of my hives. Didn't see it leave the hive but it was settled on a branch less than 20' from the entrance to two of my...
  3. Re: Looking for a Small Bush that Keeps Leaves Year Round

    I thought it was a great idea, but heather got shot down by the wife :(
    She seems to think it is not "bushy" enough...more of a mounding or sprawling type plant.

    She wants something with a more...
  4. Re: Looking for a Small Bush that Keeps Leaves Year Round

    Heather looks like a great one, thanks for the tip!
  5. Looking for a Small Bush that Keeps Leaves Year Round

    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6b/7a
    My wife is wanting to plant a small bush that will keep its leaves year round.
    I am hoping to find something in this genre that could provide an additional source of...
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    Cut-out Check List?

    I have caught several swarms in the last couple of years, but I have never done a cut-out.

    Any of you more experienced folks have a supply checklist that you use before heading out to do a cutout...
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    Recycling Wax and Honey Back into Hive?

    A little background...I caught and hived a swarm from a bee tree about two and a half weeks ago. Between this year and last, I have captured (4) swarms from this same tree. Pretty average size swarm,...
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    Re: PF120 Acceptance?

    Update: Hive had just begun building out the frames a little bit when they sent out a large swarm. The swarm was quite a hit to their population so we will see how long it takes them to finish...
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    Re: PF120 Acceptance?

    Thanks for all of the suggestions everyone!

    A few notes/responses to your comments:
    --> Unfortunately, I don't have any extra beeswax around to add another coat on the frames.
    --> I tried...
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    PF120 Acceptance?

    I have read several threads about PF120s here on the forums. Most people seem very pleased with the results from using these frames, so I bought quite a few this spring to save me some assembly time....
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    Starting out foundationless?

    Looking for opinions on how to start a foundationless hive most effectively.

    What is the best way to get them started building combs correctly in the frames?
    Since I am just starting out, I have...
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    Re: Cut-out from Langstroth Hive?

    Thanks so much for the input guys, much appreciated!
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    Cut-out from Langstroth Hive?

    Ok folks, newbee here looking for advice/suggestions/thoughts/opinions.

    Caught a swarm out of a tree on my property last April, and, so far, it looks like they are going to make the winter.
    ...
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    Foundationless Frame Preferences?

    I know that this may be splitting hairs, but does anyone out there have a strong preference regarding foundationless frame construction?

    For example, WT Kelley produces a stock foundationless...
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