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    Re: my first swarm catch

    got tired of half in and half out. put the queen in a queen box then moved her to a 10 frame deep box. 3/4 bees went in but 1/4 stayed out.

    Ill leave her in there for a day then let her out and...
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    Re: my first swarm catch

    thanks for the input.
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    Re: my first swarm catch

    have a top cover on with a 2" hole and the bottom has a 2" hole at the entrance. there is a bottom on it.

    if nothing changes by dusk, I am going to move them to a 10 deep and see what happens...
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    my first swarm catch

    Hello,

    Saw a swarm about 40' in the air. Got to it on a roof with a ladder. It fell to the ground then swarmed back together on a chain link fence. I placed a 5 bar under it that had comb covered...
  5. Thread: top feeder

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    Re: top feeder

    thanks.
  6. Thread: top feeder

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    top feeder

    hello,

    I have two hives with top feeders. I have left my bees about six full medium bars of honey for winter food, after they started moving the honey to the bottom.

    I know I am being a little...
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    pollen puck from last season

    I have a leftover puck of pollen from last season. I was wondering if it is safe to feed to my bees this season?

    I will be getting two queens with 5 pounds of bees for both.

    the pollen has not...
  8. Re: trying to figure out where I went wrong and stop if from happenning again

    I was not commenting that I think heat was a problem. I was just commenting that it was a way to tell they were healthy.

    I never saw any moths in the hive. A few would circle the TBH, but the...
  9. trying to figure out where I went wrong and stop if from happenning again

    Hello,

    First time keeper here. Have a top bar hive. Started with a queen and 5 pounds of drone.

    All was going well. At one time I had 30+ bars of brood with honey at the top 2-3". My box was...
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    Re: freezing honey

    I was under the assumption that you didnt need to freeze honey, it keeps indefinitely. There are records of honey from egyptian tombs still being eaten thousands of years later.
  11. Re: Terrence Ingram - 11 Hives Destroyed by the IDofA

    honeybees have been around for 14 million years. people with chips on their shoulders wearing badges, less than 3,000. you can get as mad as you want but history is on my side here.

    any...
  12. Re: Terrence Ingram - 11 Hives Destroyed by the IDofA

    I laugh at the hilarity of man. Do humans ever think that species will evolve to conquer disease if we kill all infected beings? Only the people who have no authority seem to assume they have...
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    Re: How do you identify robbing?

    I really wish people didnt use photobucket. the photos are so small for the rest of us to see. picasa does it way better and will not delete photos when too many people look. sorry for ranting.
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    Re: How many hives per truckload?

    http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/put+all+your+eggs+in+one+basket.html
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    Re: How many hives per truckload?

    there is a saying about eggs and a basket....
  16. Thread: TBH idea

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    Re: TBH idea

    I honestly have to do this every other day. must have dimensions wrong or something. my pals with lang boxes dont have to do this.
  17. Thread: TBH idea

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    Re: TBH idea

    yes, make frames. I have a tbh made and the hive is growing with brood hatching already. I prefer to not move them if possible and not have comb breaking when inspecting. looking for a fix until the...
  18. Thread: TBH idea

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    TBH idea

    anyone ever box in their top bars? I know it sounds odd, but I see problems in my future removing comb and the extra structure should make it more handleable.
  19. Re: contacted by a family that wanted me to keep bees on there property

    lets be honest here.

    you put out a couple hundred bucks to put bees on someone elses property. if successful, throw them a bone and give them some honey.

    writing a contract that would drag a...
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    Re: I have brood....good news

    1/2" down, 1/16th thick.

    funny story...I was inspecting the hive, without a suit of course. this bee lands on my cheek. I have a knife in the left hand and a bar in the right. obviously the one...
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    Re: I have brood....good news

    only guide is a flat piece of wood 1/16th of an inch lengthwise.
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    I have brood....good news

    I was inspecting my kenyan box and saw brood. If I could only get the **** bees to grow comb straight.


    progress.
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    good or bad ant solution?

    Hello,

    new beekeeper. have my kenyan tbh in my yard about 20 feet from a creek. no real other place to put it with am sun and facing south. it is roughly 3 weeks old and I started seeing bees.
    ...
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    Re: comb building crooked

    I should say pulled apart and not pulled out.
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    Re: comb building crooked

    thanks for the info. I went out this AM to make sure things are not fusing together. I will keep up on it every day now.
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