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    Re: My first Cone Trap

    yes you can, but let the bees set up there new home first,if its a big hive it takes about two weeks before you put a new queen with them. smaller hive three weeks.but leavethe hive tell all the bees...
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    Re: What do do with brood comb from cutout?

    I take out and do cut out all the time .I put broad in asmall coke cooler then I cut it to fit frames and put rubber bands on to hold it in them and put the broad in hives some in the cut out hive...
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    Re: SHB and screen bottom boards.

    I didn't say the oil I get from local resturants free and they know it is used for the bees. and the bees don't care if it's used oil. GOOD LUCK ROCK.
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    Re: SHB and screen bottom boards.

    started useing the screen bb with the oil tray in 1994 for mites and when the shb came along it killed them also, I use food grade veg-oil only.I have run about 60 hives and only changed the oil as...
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    Re: Removing Pheromones from Wall Hive (How To)

    Have done cut outs for years and I seal the places where the bees go into the structure with a good grade of bath-tub sealer and if the hole is to large Iput steel-woolin the hole then seal it with...
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    Re: Homemade Owens Bee-Vac?

    yes yes yes ,cover the bottom with a screen. my bee vac is the hive<a deep and medium>alsothe bottom board.the top is where the bees are vaced into the hive.the hose 2"is smoth inside,and inters in...
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    Re: ventilated inner cover questions

    I use a screen on the top just like a window screen on your house, but I dont use a open screen on the bottom.I run this year round and the bees are fine .The top cover has 1/4"space between the...
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    Re: Bees Congregating on One side of Hive

    you did not say if there was brood but if there is just pull out frames so you can slide the two or three frames with brood to the center. easy ! good luck rock.
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    Re: Removing bees- and queen- from a tree

    I do trap out all the time just like yours, first build a trap with window screen to cover the opening.it shoud be like a funnel with the loose strand sticking out so the bees cant get back in the...
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    Re: My beetle trap really works! Take a look!

    I have 60 screen bb with the oil tray . What is the cost of the hive of bees ,wax and honey if the shb takes the hive????? Good luck rock
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    Re: New to Tennessee & the SHB

    I use the screen bottom board with the oil pan , only change the oil about 4 times a year. I changed the standerd bb by moving the back 3\4 cleat to the frount,add a 1\4 in riser to the frount and...
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    Re: SHB-Anything new to get rid of them?

    I have been useing the closed screen bottom board with the oil try, it takes care of the shb and mites. Good luck rock
  13. Re: suggestions for controlling SHB also dead bees

    I use the a bb with a screen over the oil pan like the one freeman makes.I use it all the time and veg`oil works in the winter here in south carolina. just change the oil as needed about 4 times a...
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    Re: screened bottom board

    I use food trays from a local food supplier. but if you google freeman bottom board you can see every thing you need to know. good luck rock.
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    Re: Feeding Winter Patties

    WE have shb here in s.c. so if patties are used they are small so the shb does not have time to lay thier eggs in them before they are eaten. some beeks found out the hard way with shb larve in the...
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    Re: screened bottom board

    I have used sbb with the oil pan for16 years and pollen get in the oil all the time just change it when the oil is thick with pollen.the oil pans have worked well for me no chem` and very little...
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    Re: Feeding Winter Patties

    why do you use patties? do you have shb?
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    Re: disappearing bees

    FROM WHAT i HAVE READ THE BEES START TO LEAVE THE HIVE LITTLE BY LITTLE EVERY DAY, THE QUEEN AND BROOD WITH SOME BEE ARE LEFT , SONER OR LATER THERE ARE NOT ABLE TO FEED THE YOUNG AND THE QUEEN AND...
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    Re: splits question

    everything you do with a hive has to do with how fast the queen lays and if she has a place to lay.if you feed a hive well in the spring and have a good queen two frames is not going to hurt the...
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    Re: Screened Bottom Boards this Winter or Not?

    every state or country will have different weather. here in northern south carolina the weather is not that bad and I use a screen top in place of the inter cover year round.my hives are on a slight...
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    Poll: Re: SHB - What method to treat?

    my screen bb with the oil pan is what I use year rond used veg` oil dont clot up in the winter but it gets thick. if any thing fall in and the bees chase the shb into the screen all year. I change...
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    Re: A bee cut out question

    I do cut-outs all the time ,but after august you will have to feed them all winter,or they will die.if they are not getting in to the living part of the house wate tel spring.if they are getting in...
  23. Re: Sealing a trapout on a stone building (next spring)

    I do trap-out all the time after the bees are mostly gone from the wall and in the hive,wate two weeks then take the screen trap off, the bees in the hive will go in the wall and bring that honey to...
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    Re: Possible Cause of Bee Die-Off Is Found

    who knows what has been used as a treatment ,if I lost most of my hives thats what I would do, treat with what I know work for nosema c.!GOOD LUCK ROCK.
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    Re: Is no treatment possible?

    THE FIRST LOSSES i REMEMBER WAS IN THE MID 70`S, AND LOSES WERE ABOUT 40%. NO ONE KNEW WHY . GOOD LUCK ROCK.
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