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    Re: Dealing with an agressive hive

    You want a mated queen as you don't want the "bad" males mating with your virgin and keeping the aggressive genetics in the hive...

    Mine are not accepting the queens so it is irrelevelant for me...
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    Re: Dealing with an agressive hive

    Lots of good tricks here just in time as I'm about to do the same tomorrow- been dreading this.

    I have a collected hive that progressively has gotten meaner. All I have to do is crack the lid...
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    Re: Uncapping with a Heat Gun;

    Ditto JW's experience. Never again.
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    Re: Cut Out "Success Rate"

    I'm in Galveston County...

    I'm running 1 for 3... just had one swarm off this morning on me <sigh>
  5. Dump, combine or leave seperate- two cut outs

    Took one hive last week was doing well then yesterday it got robbed. I've slowed it down some but I tihnk there is still a bt of odd behavior so I don't think its totally over.

    Took another one...
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    Ran out of open frames

    I did a "cut out" on Sunday and used the last of my frames up. I just got asked to remove another hive on a construction site at work- they'll have a boom lift for me on Saturday but I don't think...
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    Re: Been asked to do an aggressive cut out

    rtoney,

    Owner says they are like this all the time. Tried to bathe his dog on the other side of the house and they attacked the dog. All the common reasons for them to behave this way were...
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    Re: Been asked to do an aggressive cut out

    I was thinking about something like that, into a hive box maybe. And perhaps drilling a hole on the upper part of the paneling and introducing some "bee go" to drive them out...
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    Re: Been asked to do an aggressive cut out

    My mentor passed away of a heart attack, I inherited all his equipment since his daughter's did not have much interest in it. I've been flying solo since.

    While this is not in a development there...
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    Been asked to do an aggressive cut out

    Co-worker asked if I would get some bees out of the exterior wall of his father's house. I went to look at it last night. Its about 5:45 CST and there's easily 100 bees crazily swarming around the...
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    Bees loose in car

    Now I know I can't be the first one... got a swarm call this morning. Easy deal- 5' off the ground in a tree, cut three branches and they're loaded in a deep, with a top on the bottom. Not sure...
  12. Re: Would like feedback on experience w/Buckfast & All American bees?

    This is only my first year but I bought packages from both LL and R Weaver and I have had two feral hives. The Americans are much more active and productive nut fairly calm. The only time they seem...
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