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    Re: Starting my first trap out from a tree

    Well about a week after I got the nuc onto the tree I went back and gave them a frame of capped brood with some honey and bee bread on it.

    I noticed the bees were able to enter/exit the tree...
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    Re: Starting my first trap out from a tree

    In this case the homeowner wants the hive removed from the tree.

    I do have brood frames available but just wanted to get the chamber/nuc installed and bees moving through it before I add a frame...
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    Starting my first trap out from a tree

    http://www.youtube.com/user/abilenetxbeekeeping

    Thoughts, comments?

    Thanks,
    Erik (near Abilene, TX)
  4. Adaptation of Cleo Hogan trapout method nuc design

    I just built and installed my first Cleo Hogan-inspired trap out nuc. I added a little twist to the one-way cone as described in the video. Would love any feedback or thoughts as to my theory for...
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    Re: Advice on moving VERY hot colonies

    Sounds like the bees where I live (near Abilene, TX). I usually do cutouts at night to minimize innocent victims of the angry bees. The bees will try to attack any white light. If I'm doing something...
  6. Re: This year's Odfrank Swarm Trap Models - 2013 year model #1

    I love "oops" discounts and the bees don't seem to have the color restrictions the DW does.
    -Erik near Abilene, TX
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    Re: "treatment treadmill"

    There is a big difference. If a hive dies I still have everything I paid for. All the boxes, lids, stands, and if I get to it before the wax moths I've got foundation or drawn frames. If a cow dies I...
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    Re: Will this deep comb collaps?

    I've done cutouts with comb longer than that, though the bees had attached it along the sides or at least one side.
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    Re: Cutout in Abilene, TX

    Me. I'll PM you.

    Erik
    Tuscola/Abilene, TX
  10. Thread: Cutouts and AHB

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    Re: Cutouts and AHB

    My answer to the overly aggressive "AHB"s here in central TX was to buy an Ultra-Breeze suit for myself and my son who helps me on cut-outs. Still it's just straight un-nerving to have dozens or...
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    Re: First cutout. It was a hot hive.

    I read something on the internet and have tried it only once with success. That is to work at night in as dark of conditions as possible with a red light (I put red plastic over the front of my LED...
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    Re: Why some beekeepers fail

    Well I completely understand the viewpoint of the person who just wants one hive. First, you can start off for less money. Buying two or more sets of hive equipment can be very expensive. I was...
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    Re: Manage hive growth to keep hive #'s low

    Just my 2 cents from AHB territory in Texas. In managing EHBs so closely and discouraging swarming behavior we left the feral/wild environment wide open for the AHBs to swarm, grow, swarm again. If...
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