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  1. Re: Question Looks like box wants to Swarm?????

    Thanks folks. I am going to go in the box tomorrow (Thursday) and make sure it's okay. I've lost my best 3 hives lately to moths and do not want to lose another.
  2. Question Looks like box wants to Swarm?????

    Question Looks like box wants to Swarm?????
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    Hey, I've got an issue I've not seen before. Approximately 3 days ago, I went into a couple of hives. Since then one of the boxes appears...
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    Looks like box wants to Swarm?????

    moved
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    Re: Split hive and found no brood or eggs

    I would guess there already was a swarm from your hive based on your given info.
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    Re: Large swarm today

    I did this 3 weeks ago. Put a large and medium super on due to the size of the swarm. Guest what: Saturday, I removed a frame of honey for the person whose yard the hive is in (Decided to keep the...
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    First Honey of 2011

    Testing this photo thing out.

    Photo removed due to size being to large (I have no idea how to make larger or smaller).
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    Re: Ok, So How Do We Post Pictures?

    Hey, it works as prescribed. Thanks for the instructions. The OP was not the only one needing assistance!
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    Re: Can a swarm give you honey?

    Since it is this early, I would expect honey this year.

    There is an old saying around here: "A swarm in MAY is not worth a bale of hay". But I think patience would reward anyone and since it's...
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    Re: making a nuc queenless

    Not sure who you are asking this question but I will bite.

    We were inspecting the hives a while back and found 10 queen cells with loads of bees. We knew we needed to do something so we just...
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    Re: making a nuc queenless

    I took three queen cells and place each in their own nuc with a frame of bees and honey. I now have three strong nucs which were just placed in their own hives last week. It does work with queen...
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    Re: Is using paint a waste of time?

    Habitat for Humanity seems to have a lot of stains for sell pretty cheap. But I do like that 5.00 oops paints and stains from Lowes and Home Depot.
  12. Re: Name One Important Lesson You Learned in Last Year

    If you take a a frame with a queen cell on it and place it in a nuc with brew...you will have a nuc in approximately 3 weeks and then able to move to a regular hive box shortly. Did three just a few...
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    Re: Newspaper Merges

    It has been suggested, at our bee keepers meeting, one should consider using the layered paper which comes with the foundation when shipped. That way the bees will not have to read the garbage or...
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    Re: 3 mediums bulging with bees

    I say, look for queen cells. If they are present...split.
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    Re: How Soon Does A Queen Start Laying Eggs?

    Next question:

    Is it ok to put a frame of honey in the nuc?

    Some have said you should not give them any honey.

    Thanks
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    How Soon Does A Queen Start Laying Eggs?

    Realizing it only takes twenty-one days for a queen to hatch, how soon after does she start to work?

    I've got 3 nucs created from a hive having 10 queen cells. Took some and put in nucs with a...
  17. Thread: Swarm traps

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    Re: Swarm traps

    Have two swarm boxes in bee yard with lemon grass oil. Three swarms this past weekend and none entered the swarm boxes.

    Last year, I got my first swarm with lemon oil/polish. This year I...
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    Re: Average age of a beekeeper

    55. Hard to believe but only been doing bees...1 year.
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    Re: Possible cutout

    I do not understand how this works. Would you have a picture of such or know of one on the net.

    I have a church that has bees in a brick column. I know I will be going back again in the near...
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    Re: Queenless in AZ?, check pics

    Had a weak hive last year. Caught a swarm and laid newspaper down then a medium super. It's my strongest hive today.

    Lastly, instead of newspaper, we've decided to use the paper which comes...
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    Re: Bee Swarm in tree for over a week?

    Too High! Approximately 30 feet on the far end of the Live Oak Limb.

    I might see if I have enough vacuum hoses to reach that high.
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    Re: Bee Swarm in tree for over a week?

    Thanks for the thoughts on this subject guys.

    I've come to the conclusion they are without a queen and if I can't save them by tomorrow night, the owners will call a pest control company to remove...
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    Re: Bee Swarm in tree for over a week?

    They did swarm to this tree. The neighbors saw the Bee show and were very impressed. I have to say this is the largest swarm I've seen this year.
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    Bee Swarm in tree for over a week?

    Got a question.

    Why would a swarm stay on a limb for over a week. This is happening right now in a families back yard. The bees are on a Live Oak Tree limb and is very impractical to climb to...
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    Re: Water station

    I was taught to get a barrow (I've got 45 gal plastic drum from the local Coke plant) and fill it with water, something for the bees to land on and a single gold fish (this fish will eat the mosquito...
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