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    Re: How do you "bait" your swarm traps?

    I have my best luck with deeps. I have tried nucs with little success. If the space is not right for them you are wasting your time.
    As far as a number of old brood frames I usually use at least 3...
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    Re: How do you "bait" your swarm traps?

    I have never used slumgum to bait a trap. I don't think it would hurt any but I think the comb should still be in trap. I have seen people melt wax into their traps. I can't say if it helped or hurt....
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    Re: Feeding weak colonies

    I will remember this for next season. Thanks a lot!
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    Re: Fogger

    I seen the Fat beeman's video and wondered if this worked. Now you have me encouraged it works I will try it. Thanks
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    Feeding weak colonies

    I have played with different ways to feed bees many times. What I have noticed is that weak colonies won't move far for food. Sometime a feeder can be a frame away and they will not touch it. I read...
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    Re: Fool Proof Bee vac

    Everyone is worried that the bees are being slammed into the frames. Well, this is not the case. We have the suction turned down and when your picking up clumps of bee all at once it seems they do...
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    Re: Another Bee vac

    We have used this vac 6 times now. And it seems if we have a removal it's hotter than heck the day we do them for some reason. We have never had problems with the bees getting hot during transport. I...
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    Re: Fool Proof Bee vac

    I understand why you think I did not catch them all with the vac based on the video. But actually your wrong. We used a separate box to catch them after they clustered on the tree limb. When you...
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    Re: Fool Proof Bee vac

    With the damper to control the suction we have no more than a cup full of dead bees. If you watched the vac in use video at the end of the clip you'll see the vac being opened and the bees are fine.
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    Fool Proof Bee vac

    I have done a lot of research on bee vacs. I see people sucking bees into buckets, cardboard cylinders, and even old coolers. One thing seems for sure they do suck up bees but the job of...
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    Wax moths and aromatic red cedar

    Has anyone ever experimented with ceder in the hive to see what this does for wax moths? I have my own saw mill and roughly 500 board feet of cedar and was wondering what this would do for wax moths....
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    Distance to move a fresh split

    I have done a few splits in the past which I moved more than 3 miles away from my bee yard. After about 3-4 days I bring them back. Is their a simpler way to do this? Do I need to move them this far?...
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    Re: What is this shrub?

    I think you nail it. It does look like its border privet. Thanks
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    What is this shrub?

    I live in central Ohio and have quite a few of these shrubs around our property. I was told it was a invasive but not sure what it is. The bees love it along with butterflies. What is this??????
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    Grease Patties?

    Should bees be feed grease patties before wintering? I watched a video and they recommended grease patties. I don't understand the reason for grease patties and or what they do for bees?
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    Whats the best way to vent hive for winter?

    This is my second year keeping bees. Last year I only had 1 hive and lost it due to moisture. This year I have 2 large hives 3 deeps each. I don't want to repeat my mistake again. Last year I put a...
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    Relocating hive issue?

    I have 2 hives both have 2 deeps and have a super with some drawn comb. Last night I decided to move them to a 3 field of goldenrod. So about 11:00pm last night I put screen over all entrances so I...
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    Splitting package bees ????

    I ordered 4lbs of Italian bees today. What I am wanting to do is split the package 2lbs and 2lbs. I have never done this before and I need some advise. I want to start two new hives. I was told I...
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    Preparing for winter

    I am a newbie as of this year. I have read about people wrapping hives with hardware cloth to prevent rodents and even tar paper for cold winter months. I have also read alot of con's about tar...
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    Condensation problem and feeding question

    The nights are starting to get cool here in central Ohio and I have seen condensation on the bottom of outer lid. Just recently I read that mositure is what kills bees during winter rather than the...
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    Help I'm worried?

    I have only been a beek since May of this year. The other day I switched the bees to a new deep super because of the old ones poor condition. In the process of transferring all the frames I didn't...
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