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    Re: Two colors of honey in one frame

    What you say is true but not the case here. This is a new, foundation=less frame of honey. I have had several this year but this is the most distinct. If you cut them open carefully, you can...
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    Two colors of honey in one frame

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]19525[/Honey bees only visit one type of flower on each foraging trip, and usually for as long as that type of flower is producing nectar. They can also keep the different types of...
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    Re: URGENT Swarm Trap Question

    Recently I had a large swarm build on the outside of a flowerpot type swarm trap. Did a cut-out and filled ten medium frames with brood comb (full of mostly capped brood). They built this in about...
  4. Re: How to combine two hives humanely if queens cannot be located?

    Leave one hive on the bottom. Brood boxes on the bottom then at least two supers. Then add the second hive (brood boxes) on top of the supers. Provide a top entrance.
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    Swarm under trap

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    This swarm built under the swarm trap. They built this in less than three weeks. I cut it off and put in a hive yesterday.
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    Re: top/bottom board combo

    http://daveybees.wikidot.com/
    this may be what you're looking for.
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    Re: any experience with Hive Fasteners?

    I use scraps of thin plywood, screws and cordless screwdriver. Cut two pieces of plywood about 3 inches wide and long enough to reach from the bottom board to the top box. Put two screws each in the...
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    Re: Wanting to move hive within beeyard

    You can also move it 2 or 3 feet each day. Strap or nail it together for the duration of the move. option 1.If you have something available, put it on wheels, (cart, wheelbarrow, ect. ) and...
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    Re: Changing Entrance Position

    If they want to use a top entrance, give them a top entrance and reduce the bottom entrance so it is easier to guard.
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    Freebies at Church

    Went to a committee meeting at church at 4:00 . Stayed for choir practice and evening worship service. Got back out to my truck about 8:00 and noticed that there were a lot of bees flying around...
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    Re: Swarm catch advice

    If you have a frame of brood, hold it right up against the swarm. The swarm will probably move over onto it. Then put it into your hive that you have prepared for them.
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    Re: Comb honey

    You can use any size frame you want. Look at "Honey Bee Suite ' and do a search for "comb honey".
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    Re: Dadant Nuc

    You can stack two medium boxes and put deep frames in the top one.
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    Re: Electric Fence Ground Rods? 3 Needed?

    Simple, cheap, effective fence tester. Pull a long ( one foot or more) green stem of grass .Strip off the leaves. Hold it at one end and touch the other end to the fence. If you feel a tingle the...
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    Re: Boxes of drawn comb in car all day

    The Wife is right, as usual. Take the boxes inside while you are at work.
  16. Re: Where to buy treatment free Queens in Texas or surrounding states

    Tyson honey Farm, Ashdown, Arkansas. www.TysonHoneyFarm.com
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    Re: New fresh cut lumber

    general rule of thumb, air dry 1 year for each inch of thickness. That's if it is stickered and under a rain proof shed.
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    Re: Caught First Swarm - Now What?

    "Now what?" Catch another one !
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    Re: Quilt Boxes

    google Honey Bee Suite
  20. Re: Hives (unassembled) arrive tomorrow would like feedback/suggestions on my plan...

    Titebond III is waterproof , used on boats. Titebond II is water resistant, used for outdoor applications. II is plenty good for bee hives unless you live in a flood prone area. For hive bodies, 3/4...
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    Re: Hi Y'all from Arkansas

    Welcome Tim and Pam, I'm your neighbor over in Drasco.
    Dave
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    Re: Swarm Trap

    These fiber pots are about $4 each. Fasten it to a piece of plywood.
    http://www.greenhousemegastore.com/product/western-pulp-round-pots/containers
  23. Thread: Boxes

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    Re: Boxes

    You will need about twice as many as you think you will need , or, one more than you have.
  24. Thread: utresept

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    Re: utresept

    ? What mixture ?
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    Re: hive scale

    SCL Yes, this is it. You leave the scale under the hive. If you are worried about it tipping over, put blocks under the corners that Almost touch the hive. Then it could only tip a few degrees.
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