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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    I'm glad to share. I took bits and pieces from other designs to come up with something that works against these dreaded Argentine Ants. The wood design is less expensive but a little more work to...
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    Re: New Packages - Too Much Honey?

    Wow, your wisdom surpasses all understanding! :applause:
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    There are probably a 100 ways to accomplish the same goal using an upside down grease trap.
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    Gilligan,

    You can sink the pipes into concrete the same as you would a fence post or you can build the wood version.
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    Re: Dixie bee supply order gone wrong

    He should have told you up front about the risk involved. He should make it right with you. To refund three queens is nothing to him but means a lot to a beginning beekeeper.
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    If you're in a high wind area, the wood version wood be a better choice although mine have been very steady when it gets windy.
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    Re: Four swarms so far this season!

    They're mostly black, not all black. Maybe Germans, who knows. They're darker than my Carnie's that's for sure! I'll post a pic when I get back down to them.
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    Re: Four swarms so far this season!

    I caught 17 swarms my first year all on hive stand next to my regular hives in different bee yards. In my limited experience, it seems to me that bees attract bees. I tried putting my traps up in...
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    Re: Four swarms so far this season!

    Only if it worked like that, it would be great. No, I have no idea where these swarms come from other than nearby bee yards belonging to someone else or ferals. One swarm is black and the others look...
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    Re: Four swarms so far this season!

    I just leave my traps on the hives stands at my various yards and make the rounds every two weeks. It's nice to roll up and finally see the traps with bees going in and out like they'd been there...
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    Four swarms so far this season!

    Off to a good start. Three in bait hives and one hanging on a tree limb. All bait hives are older 8 frame deeps with one frame of old brood comb dead center and the rest of the space filled out with...
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    Re: Saw Stop table saw

    Better yet, wherever you get your plywood can rip it for you and much more accurately. Usually one cut is free most places and it's much easier to handle on the table saw.
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    by Charlie B
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    Re: Swarm Trap

    I agree with JRG13. Old brood comb in an old used box and location are everything. I rarely use LGO anymore. You really don't need it.
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    Re: nuc sales profit margin

    Just do the math.

    Frame cost or exchange?
    Feed cost if any.
    Nuc box cost, (cardboard or wood) return?
    Queen replacement if customer complains?

    Nucs go here in SF from $125 to $150
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    Congrats Ben, (Western Beekeeper)

    I just noticed that Ben is modeling a bee suit in the GloryBee Beekeeping ad in the March edition of ABJ sporting a manly looking goatee. The ad is on page four.

    Nice going Ben!:applause:
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    Re: Almond polination pics

    Just curious as the what the pay is per hive this year.
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    Re: Truly, what are ferals?

    There are so many Beekeepers in the city here that when you catch a swarm, it's most likely from a managed hive. (Just between the three bee clubs nearest me, there are approximately 500 packages...
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    Re: Trolls

    I can vouch for that!
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    After one of my legs sunk, I took the opportunity during a hive inspection to re-sink the pipe legs in concrete. Much more stable now. I would suggest everyone do that who has my design
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    Re: Bee Yards, post a picture of your bee yards.

    Very nice Mlha!
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    Re: Bee Hive Color

    It's about time Ollie came out, owning up to those boxes. Very exciting video BTW. :sleep:
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    Re: Bee Hive Color

    Sure, and I suppose these aren't yours either although they're in your truck. :rolleyes:

    8791
  23. Re: When does spring build-up start in northern California?

    I think we're headed towards an early swarm season due to no winter here. Also, very little brood break so mites will be plentiful early on. I just took off a total of four supers from 6 hives with...
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    Re: Transporting swarms on the motorcycle

    I tried picking up a swarm on my FZ1 last year and it was a disaster. The frames bounced so much because of the lack of suspension it killed allot of bees. This was a swarm trap however. If you just...
  25. Re: Beesource Hall of Fame - Who would you nominate?

    Ollie, (odfrank) and Cleo get my vote for nomination.
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