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    Re: Weird exposed hive

    One word of warning from somebody that does a lot of cutouts. Go prepared to open the soffit above the hive because it's very possible that the entire thing may be full of comb and bees. They very...
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    Re: Need bees relocated in north Louisiana

    I sent you a PM with my phone number, give me a call. I'm about an hour away from you.
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    Re: caught swarm, now what?

    Open the entrance and let them do their thing, Swarms usually don't require much help unless they are small. Get foundation in the empty frames that you have in the hive asap because they will build...
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    Re: How do I feed honey cheaply?

    One way you could feed it is to pour it into a shallow pan, let it crystallize and then feed it. Mine really like it that way and they will get all of it with no mess. That is if you aren't in a huge...
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    Re: Bees in a wall down the street.

    In the picture I can't tell if that is a bay window or not. If it is and the bees are underneath the roof on the bay window that is the hardest and most time consuming cutout I have ever done. It's...
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    Re: Newbie With Cutout Question

    I always try to get the old comb out as soon as I can. I let all the brood hatch and try to keep new foundation over them. They will draw out the new comb and hopefully the queen will move up into...
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    Re: Newbie With Cutout Question

    Feed them for a while until they are established and you have new brood. They will do fine.
  8. Re: Queen rearing book and system recommendations

    Thank you all for the responses. I appreciate your input.
  9. Queen rearing book and system recommendations

    I am considering raising some queens for my own use and was wondering if anyone had suggestions on which book was the most helpful and gave good advice. Also which queen rearing system do you prefer?
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    Re: Billy The Exterminator

    The saddest part of the whole thing is that he is from Shreveport, La. Along with this comes Redneck vacation and Bayou Billionaires. All of this combines to try and make Louisiana look as if it were...
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    Crystalized honey in frames

    I'm curious, what do the bees do with crystalized honey that is left in extracted frames? I started wondering about this today when I was working with some frames that are in storage for the winter....
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    Buckfast Queens

    Anyone know who might have a Bucfast queen for sale now? Yes I know its late but the hive won't make it through winter if I don't requeen it.
  13. Re: Anyone keeping BeeWeaver Breed bees, and are they hot?

    I have several hives of R. Weaver Buckfast bees. They are different from the other hives. Some times they are hot just like Michael said but at other times they are very docile. I would never try to...
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    Re: 200 micron filter for honey--overkill?

    I ran a 400 micron filter for a little while but it was to slow. The honey had to be really warm to get through it then after a little bit of wax builds up it quits altogether. Moved up to the 600...
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    Re: Queen excluder concern.

    After reading the articles I am considering making an entrance above the excluders on a couple of hives. What do you do for the drone escape? In the picture of the english hive there is simply a...
  16. Thread: How to Filter

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    Re: How to Filter

    Also depends on how warm the honey is. The 600 works great but the 400 will be really slow if you don't have the honey warm.
  17. Curious how some of you would deal with this situation.

    I installed some packages back in May. Long story short two of them didn't do well. They have been fed since the day they were installed. Both queens were laying bad pattern brood, skippy, so I...
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    Re: What are Buckfast bees?

    I have the Buckfast bees from Weaver. They are very strong, build up fast, and produce really well. They get hot at times but I prefer the bees to be protective. I have had really good luck with the...
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    Re: Bee Vac Question

    The 4.5 was jut enough suction to get the bees down the hose. I was wondering if somebody had a suggestion on what might be cutting down the airflow. I made the box as tight as possible but still...
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    Bee Vac Question

    Used my bee vac that I built this morning and it worked great. Only problem I had was the vac that I was using has been destroyed by my youngest son running it without a filter :pinch:. Swapped that...
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    Looking for advice on a Cutout

    Got a call for a cutout. Home owner thought the hive had built under a tin roof. After removing a sheet of tin I found that the bees were entering at the edge of the tin but then moving into the...
  22. Thread: Catalpa trees

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    Re: Catalpa trees

    I may be wrong but I think that you have to put worms on there to get started. Once they are there they will return every year. Tilling up the ground under the tree and bricks are both good. They go...
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    Re: Needing some advice

    No the other hives look the same as they did before the packages were installed. My hives are all seperated by about eight feet. Will packages or part of a package leave? I was driving down the road...
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    Re: Needing some advice

    I don't think so. I am going to look again late this afternoon and see how many there are but there isn't any activity at the entrance.
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    Needing some advice

    Got packages on Thursday. Installed them and put feed on. went to check them this morning and two of the hives have about a cup of bees in them. the queens are still in the cages but will probably be...
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