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  1. Found lots of Swarm cells some already Hatched and/or emerging

    Hello all,
    I went out to my strongest hive today looking to rob a frame of open brood to give to another (presumably queenless) hive with laying worker(s)... , there were lots of bees flying,...
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    Re: Sugar Syrup behind follower Board?

    the bestest cheapest easiest way i have found to feed syrup to a TBH is to take the plastic container from an entrance feeder (or the biggest bucket(ish) container you can fit in there) and place it...
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    Re: killed half a swarm today

    :eek:
  4. Re: Building a tbh, first woodworking project, a little stuck.

    Your hive looks nice. The easiest thing to do for a top is to get a piece of corrugated (or standing seam) roofing metal and cut it to overhang about 2 inches on all sides. Set it on top and put a...
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    Re: small worms in top of feeded

    Did the 'worms' look like this?
    https://www.google.com/search?q=small+hive+beetle+larvae&safe=off&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=LDuhUaO7I9PE4APSxIGoAg&ved=0CDQQsAQ&biw=1600&bih=865
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    Re: Simple top bar hive feeders

    i fill a small bucket (or a decapitated milk jug) with syrup and float a large handful of pine needles on the syrup. I never see drowned bees, so either they don't drown, or they are carried off...
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    Re: Some shots of my Bees

    VERY nice. What lens are you using?
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    Re: FatBeeMan vandalized (hives poisoned)

    So sorry to see this. It is truly heartbreaking.

    Is it at all possible that it was caused by someone broadcasting insecticides from the road, as is common for mosquito control. (I have no idea,...
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    Re: Ant barriers...seeking advice

    if you have the time and resources to build legs, you may consider something like this

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?271115-My-Ant-Proof-Hive-Stand-Actually-Works!/page4

    while...
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    Re: Supercedure already? What to do now?

    So, I inspected this hive on 5/1 and all the queen cells were gone, i was unable to find a queen. I rechecked today, and found no brood, no eggs, and didn't see a queen, they do have lots of stores...
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    Re: building a feeder for TBH

    I used to use plastic entrance feeder that i had rigged up under a modified follower board as Rader suggested, but it seemed to leak an awful lot and was difficult to refill without making a mess. ...
  12. Thread: Newbie from Va

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    Re: Newbie from Va

    Build a swarm trap and you may still have a chance at (free) bees this year
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?277934-This-year-s-Odfrank-Swarm-Trap-Models-2013-year-model-1
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    Re: Supercedure already? What to do now?

    Thanks for all the feedback. I have one other package just starting out in a lang as well that now has (a little) emerging brood as well as mix of open and sealed brood on four or so partially drawn...
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    Supercedure already? What to do now?

    This package was installed about five weeks ago. I inspected after a week and it was way behind the 3 other packages I installed on the same day. I found no brood but did find the queen (she looked...
  15. Thread: computer question

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    Re: computer question

    What web browser / email client/service do you use?

    Very likely, your picture viewer is just showing you images in your internet cache (pictures automatically downloaded as you surf). There is a...
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    Re: Record Keeping for Beeks

    Most app developers are always seeking feedback on their apps. A feature request like being able to bulk update entries for all hives in a specific group shouldn't be too difficult to implement...
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    Re: Record Keeping for Beeks

    That's not a bad idea (mag stripe cards are very cheap, you shouldn't have to go dumpster diving to get them)...
    What would be easier and quicker (than using an 'ID card" for each hive), would be...
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    Re: Inadvertent Package Install Experiment

    ref: the way you were handling the bars/comb in the video (hive 1): you dont want to tilt it like that, always keep the hanging comb plumb, else-wise, it can tear or break. especially once you have a...
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    Re: TBH Bottom Board Question

    if its too much ventilation, the bees will close it with propolis
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    Re: new package instellation questions

    They start building comb where they happen to start...

    http://parkerfarms.blogspot.com/2013/03/awesome-sorta-timelaps-of-topbar-hive.html

    i wouldn't worry too much about peeking in through the...
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    Re: First install - POO everywhere!!???

    same experience here with every package i have ever installed... (all 5 of them :D )
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    I'm not sure that I have heard of toads being a significant pest problem in my area. In any case, my hives have upper entrances so that should mitigate most pest problems (i hope).
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    Re: Just bought a hive of local survivor bees.. but..

    if its only 2 frames of drawn comb, perhaps you could transfer just those two frames (and ALL the bees) to the top box of a double medium with all (other) medium frames and foundation (except the two...
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    Re: New Top Bar Beekeeper

    welcome from another newbee near NOVA! this is my second year... i started with one colony last year that i lost to mites; and began again this year with 4, 2 in langs, 2 in KTBH. good luck. (Got...
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    Another variation on the theme (a GREAT idea!)...
    I tried to do this for even less money...

    Using a single length of 1" galvanized conduit EMT ($7) cut into 10" sections, a pressure treated 4x4...
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