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  1. Re: New incubator set up. Modified slightly, looks good, cheap.

    :lpf: Thanks for getting down to the REAL questions..
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    Re: Viability of swarms?

    This made me :D,but very true. If I can't get them down safely, then it’s not worth the effort for me. One issue of beekeepers not collecting swarms is, if they are not collected they have the...
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    Re: Viability of swarms?

    Why?
    I have always had good experiences with catching swarms, getting swarm calls, & catching them in bait traps, as well as overwintering them. As suggested, each swarm is different,, starting with...
  4. Re: Who made this 5 gallon bucket strainer holder?

    What is that made of? Does it have rust on it?
  5. Re: unbelievable CL find with pics

    :thumbsup: has to be more to this part of the story,,,:cool:
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    Re: Mouse in the Bee house

    I would stay away from the poison part of number 2, you don't want a poisoned dead mouse in your bee house, it is already bad enough to have feces and bedding in it (which in my experience you will)....
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    Re: pheromone removal

    Get the eve sealed up, and perhaps any bee b gone, that you would use in your supers to get bees out of them could be sprayed prior. Over time this will obviously dissipate, so get the eve sealed up...
  8. Re: Against all odds, nuc is alive

    The odds are probably still against them, but I have two small nucs in a similar situation. I am counting them today, because they are alive today :cool: Keep them dry and fed as suggested, and we...
  9. Poll: Re: Treat for Varroa mites or let them suffer & die..........

    What!! No, option for treatment of choice! I can't vote :sleep:
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    Re: Show us your honey labels!

    I believe it is because that particularly frame has a piece of black plastic foundation in it.
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    Re: Show us your honey labels!

    Lauri, I want to be on your Christmas gift list :). Is it for display, cut eat, back into display,, repeat, or? I hope it comes with instructions, I am amazed about how many people ask me what to do...
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    Re: Heard a taLL tail. Is it true?

    :no:
  13. Re: are my mouse guard an issue I should address?

    Interesting,, find that odd.., so you do not think the notch in your inner cover is enough of an entrance/exit? Is it not facing down?
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    Re: School me on doing a split.

    :D
  15. Re: are my mouse guard an issue I should address?

    Really depends on how many a bunch is. If I see more than I think a particular hive can undertake, I remove guard on a cold day and clear the entrance, then replace the guard. If it is not flying...
  16. Re: Will the bees clean these frames or should I toss the comb

    If they look the same as they do on the pictures (before freezing?), I would try to get/pick out as much of the webbing as possible without ripping out surrounding "good" foundation. I have come...
  17. Re: 'Italic" font invisible to you?

    Rader, Your so crazy :D Maybe it's the ' '/blank space, No one wants blank space in their lives;)
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    Re: Swarm management in urban hives

    :lpf:,,Note to self,,,whenever you hear this again, double the estimate! But some bees are "busier" than others in week, not to mention the size of the swarm moving in, but if I just had a hundred...
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    Re: Swarm management in urban hives

    That is until they see bees coming and going from their structure, and then of course they are "your bees" :eek:. They will be home for that, welcome home :D. Keep swarm traps out in your...
  20. Re: Slingers - A Documentary about Small and Local Beekeepers

    Cool video, I want to be a Slinger when I grow up :D. How did you come up with the name?, the slinging of boxes and frames?
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    Re: Help with first cutout.

    Mradamhopkins, what's the word bird?
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    Re: where to find plans?

    hOME PAGE, LEFT CORNER, bUILD IT yOURSELf
  23. Re: Have not even started and already discouraged...

    As I stated before, I just don't understand the logic in this. I began as a beginner treatment free beekeeper, and encourage beginners who want to start that way to stick with it, if they want to be...
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    Re: Bear- Repellent

    There is time for a fence, they have not been "yogied" yet. I would get the fence up, and be done with it. I do not know of any repellents, but would be worried if they didn't do there job. Electric...
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    Re: New from Denver

    Verbify, Welcome from your neck of the woods, I think it is more like ask 20 beekeepers, and get 25 answers :D. good luck on your endeavor, its a learning process, but can be done.
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