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    I did notice a few dandelions blooming but of...

    I did notice a few dandelions blooming but of course that was before we ended up under a blanket of snow and ice. Yesterday it was 73 degrees... smile.gif Gotta love the midwest.

    Dave
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    I just checked my bees and they were coming in...

    I just checked my bees and they were coming in with some type of pink plastic looking pollen on their back legs. I live in the Kansas City area and today is the 7th or 8th day of 65 to 72 degree...
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    The day was in the 80s but I'm not thinking heat...

    The day was in the 80s but I'm not thinking heat got them. I'd be more willing to say it was the lack of water... I won't be making the same mistake again... :(

    Will a swarm with no queen...
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    I got a call from a distraught employee of a...

    I got a call from a distraught employee of a local factory saying that she had a swarm of bees in her tree. I went out to find that the swarm had settled nicely in a knot hole in a tree. So I...
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    Triangle, I got this post only for...

    Triangle,

    I got this post only for checkerboarding. :(

    Dave
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    Here is an idea I'd like input on. I have a hive...

    Here is an idea I'd like input on. I have a hive I combined and so I have three hive bodies. The bottom one is completely empty while the top two have quite a lot of honey in them. In fact the top...
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    Sounds good and much much less expensive. Thanks...

    Sounds good and much much less expensive. Thanks everyone.

    Dave
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    Okay all, I need advice. I'm trying to go...

    Okay all,

    I need advice. I'm trying to go small cell and want to start the regression process. I've gotten bits and pieces about the process and am trying to put what I know all together. The...
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    For my garden I have been adding mulch to fight...

    For my garden I have been adding mulch to fight the clay base. For the fruit trees I used the Earth right. We have a gardener celebrity called Toby Tobin. He is who I learned about the afore...
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    I just set out about 20 fruit trees here in...

    I just set out about 20 fruit trees here in Kansas City, MO. The soil here is really clay based but very fertile. I grew up in TN and we had the opposite problem there so I'm not sure what your...
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    Thanks for clarification. How likely is it that...

    Thanks for clarification. How likely is it that you can save the hive after ripping them out of a home?

    dave
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    That sounds bad! :( Thanks for the...

    That sounds bad! :( Thanks for the definition!

    Dave
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    > Tell us more of your situation and reasons for...

    > Tell us more of your situation and reasons for
    wanting to move the entrance.

    I am keeping my bees on a trailer and because of the wheel bases it would be best for them to arrive higher...
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    The whole queen rearing thing baffles me. I'm...

    The whole queen rearing thing baffles me. I'm probalby still too green to put this into place. Does it work the same just by putting in a new queen or do I really ahve to place the queen in man...
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    So to remove from a lower limb you charge...

    So to remove from a lower limb you charge $100.00? Wow, that seems pretty great. Yeah, I'd do it for free for someone that is struggling also. My parents did teach me about reaping what you sow. ...
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    I know I sound dumb but what is DRIFTING? I'm...

    I know I sound dumb but what is DRIFTING? I'm still new.

    Also, Michael good point. I dind't even think of theft. I have a feeling that stealing my hives isn't going to be on the top of...
  17. When do you usually split Michael. I don't think...

    When do you usually split Michael. I don't think the climate is much different up there. Maybe a couple weeks difference at the most.

    Dave
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    I'm considering going to top entrances but don't...

    I'm considering going to top entrances but don't know very much about it. What is everyone's opinion about advantages v/s disadvantages?
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    Can you use this method using regular hive boxes...

    Can you use this method using regular hive boxes instead of nucs? Also, I'm trying to regress my bees to small cell. How does this effect the process?

    Dave
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    I noticed a lot of people are talking about...

    I noticed a lot of people are talking about making extra money by removing swarms. I like making money and getting free bees so I'd love advice. What do you charge for taking a swarm out of a tree?...
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    I live smack dab in the middle of Kansas City mo...

    I live smack dab in the middle of Kansas City mo so I thought it'd be a good idea to be able to move them easy. I'm planning on keeping no more than 6 hives on my trailer. i bought mine from...
  22. I was hoping to get a head start as I'm going to...

    I was hoping to get a head start as I'm going to ask my bees to start regressing this year to small cell or at least smaller cell. Have any of you started as early as March?

    Dave
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    Thanks all, I think I've decided to stick with...

    Thanks all,

    I think I've decided to stick with the Muscovy ducks . I can lock the bees away from them and the ducks are very fond of mosquitos. smile.gif

    Dave
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    Here, here wfarler, I'm a 2nd year beekeeper...

    Here, here wfarler,

    I'm a 2nd year beekeeper and honestly I've just spent a lot of money but had a heck of a good time. I think this is a hobby not a profession. :(

    Dave
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    Has anyone tried keeping their bees on a trailer...

    Has anyone tried keeping their bees on a trailer instead of on the gound? How did it work out?

    Dave
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