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    Re: Wow smell the goldenrod nectar.

    what a relief to see this thread!
  2. Re: How should I handle a colony that was hit by a pest control company?

    I do pest control and I would say that if they do well in "quarentine" then just faze out the original comb next season.
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    Re: My first swarm

    It sounds like you're putting the cart before the horse but.....

    You need to put the comb in the frames not between them and the hive body should be full of frames instead of just having a few.
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    Re: Bees for a tax write off?

    A friend related what he heard on a program on NPR. There was a guy on there who was charging just for putting hives on property of more than 5 acres. The fees were based on a percentage of what the...
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    Bees for a tax write off?

    Does anyone know of a program where you charge to keep bees on a property in order for the landowner to recieve a tax credit?
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    Re: Follower board

    Now that is what a TBH is supposed to look like! You should paint each board a different color.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Got a call for a swarm today here in North Central Illinois. Very early for that! It had moved before I could get there but there were still bees all over the neighborhood. Must have just missed it.
  8. Thread: Cheap lumber

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    Cheap lumber

    Just wanted to let you in on a good way to find cheap lumber for your wooden ware and such. Home Depot and Lowes have racks with what they call "culls". It is very cheap, as much as 85% off. It will...
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    Re: Supersedure vs swarming

    Good info, thanks!
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    Supersedure vs swarming

    What is the difference between supersededure and swarming? I guess the real question is 'What is the difference between swarm cells and supersedure cells?"
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    Re: Live and Learn

    Leason learned and I hope this thread will help others as well.

    I really enjoy your web site Michael.
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    Re: Live and Learn

    Did it once before properly and it worked fine. I am amazed that they moved 30lbs of honey so fast.
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    Live and Learn

    So I read somewhere that if you pull your supers in the evening and set them aside they will be beeless when you pick them up in the morning. Well, I guess the devil is in the details because I...
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    Found a 12 frame extractor for free.

    I am a nuisnance trapper by trade. Imagine my surprise last week when I came across a Dadant 12 frame extractor in the basement of an old factory where I was looking for a dead skunk. I'm not sure...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    06/18 swarm in northern Illinois.
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    Re: Discovered Bee Hive in old tree

    check out my post about the swarm in the whiskey barrel, may be of some help.
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    Fresh swarm in an old whiskey barrel.

    I brought the barrel home and drilled a hole in the top and drove the bees up into a hive body using lots of smoke and tapping on the side of the barrel.

    Then I put a board with a hole in it on...
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