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    Re: H. Tomas Krantz Beekeeping Supply

    Sorry to here about your bad experience with Krantz. Mine was the opposite of yours, I had placed an order with them last spring also and the order arrived the very next day.
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    Re: Ferral bees in old water heater

    I have always wanted to try drumming bees out and here is the perfect opportunity. Take pictures or video if you can, good luck.
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    Re: Swarm on ground

    Last year I got a call for a swarm that was on the ground and I had trouble getting them to go into the box. I tried for over an hour with no luck, so finally after standing in a downpour the bees...
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    Re: After you catch a swarm

    Last year I caught a swarm in one of my swarm traps (1.5 story nuc) and all I did was bring it home opened up the screen then sat it on a stand. If you mess with them too much then they may try to...
  5. Thread: Mel Disselkoen

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    Re: Mel Disselkoen

    Can you let us know what you think of It. Seems a little pricey to me but I may give It a try If the book has some good reviews, thanks.
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    Re: After you catch a swarm

    Sometimes I will put a screen on the entrance over night or add a frame of brood along with some drawn comb, they will usually stay then.
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    Re: Hauling in pollen in Northeast PA. !!

    The silver maples are in bloom now and will be for a while. If you look up a the tops of the trees you can see the buds opening. The buds start to open from the tops of the trees and work there way...
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    Re: Swarm Trap Deadout

    Looks like they starved. No honey or pollen best I can tell. I would leave it the way it is and hang it back up. Time for round two, good luck.
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    Re: Update on Ten colony loss

    Sorry to here about your bees. A wind block can make a big difference. I have some hives out on a farm that do not have much of a wind block so I wrap them and reduce the entrance to 3/4 they seem to...
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    Re: Wire deep foundationless frames?

    I have made them both ways and have gone back to using wire. The only benefit to the fishing line is if you want to cut strips of comb for queen rearing.
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    Re: Should i be worried?

    Hey GLOCK, I have one nuc that looks a lot like the first pic. I'm going to wait and see how they do over the next couple of weeks. Hoping It will clear up on Its own.
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    You can store the sugar blocks in freezer bags in the freezer. I checked my hives today, no more losses since the first cold snap in early January. I have one nuc that has some dysentery problems...
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    Re: Any one use a 6 frame deep trap.

    I just built a ten frame swarm trap. Made it from an old dresser that someone was going to burn. I think that odfrank is right though. If you need more equipment later you can use it on your hives .
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    Re: Market For Cut Comb?

    I have a handful of customers who ask for comb honey. So this year I plan on making two or three dozen containers of comb honey. As far as the way I do It. I'll put empty frames down between some...
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    Re: screened bottom boards

    I have SBB on most of my hives also. I keep them closed up for the winter and will open them up when the flow starts or when it starts getting hot. I have been thinking about changing some over to...
  16. Thread: BEE Addict

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    Re: BEE Addict

    You know It's bad when you see an old desk covered with snow in someone's yard and drag It home. Turns out It was made from mahogany ,I now have a mahogany swarm trap.:)
  17. Thread: BEE Addict

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    Re: BEE Addict

    Better bee careful for what you ask for! :shhhh:
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    Re: BEE Addict

    GLOCK,I'll bet the wife has been shaking her head and pointing her finger at you.:no:
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    Re: mann lake patties

    If you can wait Randy Oliver should have some good info on which pollen subs to try, that's what I'm doing.
    http://scientificbeekeeping.com/pollen-supplement-formula/
  20. Thread: Still alive!

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    Re: Still alive!

    Hi all, I checked my hives out back after work today .The hives made it through another cold spell, lets hope that we don't have to go through that again. So far I've lost five hives most of them had...
  21. Re: WTB: 1 or 2 gallons of Orange Blossom Honey in NE Ohio

    Try eBay sometimes you can get free shipping, good luck.
  22. Re: Looking for the best reviews for swarm box lures

    I use LGO also but I like to dip a q-tip in LGO then slide it in the opening. I also use the five frame nuc with a medium super on top, that will get the interior volume close to 40 liters. If the...
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    Re: When to take honey off

    If you leave it on through out the summer the bees will consume a good bit of that yummy spring honey. I like to separate my honey when I can just so I can taste the honey from different areas and...
  24. Thread: Cut Comb ???

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    Re: Cut Comb ???

    Why not try cut comb it's easy and a lot cheaper than buying the kits. Put on the queen excluder and slide in a few marked empty frames(with out foundation) down between some drawn out frames during...
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    Hi all, can I use acid blend (food grade citric,malic and tartaric acid)in place of citric acid? I have a bag for wine making that I can use If It Is safe, thanks.
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