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  1. Thread: laying workers

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    laying workers

    Picked up and hived two packages on april 9th, checked to see that queens were released on the 12th. Hive #1 the queen was out but hive #2 the queen candy was gone but the queen was still in the cage...
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    Re: looking for bee packages in Knoxville tn

    No idea, just have to call and ask. Good luck.
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    Re: looking for bee packages in Knoxville tn

    Another source that is taking package orders is Smokey Ridge Apiaries, 368 O’Dell Rd. Maryville, TN 37801, (865)984-5393. I have also bought packages from Arnolds in the past and have been pleased...
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    Re: First Cut out coming up.. Need some advice

    The bees MIGHT be living in just the void in the wall, but they may also be in the "attic" space. You have to consider what you may have to de-construct to get to them all. If no one is living in...
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    Re: Anyone have problems with yellowjackets this yr.

    I've had more yellow jackets as well. Found one nest and soaped them but they continue to come from somewhere else as well. I work in the woods 99% of the time, and in the past it seems like when we...
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    Re: Api life var question

    The mite count you are getting would be proportional to the level of infestation you had to start with. Big infestation, big mite drop. Small infestation small mite drop. If you did a mite count...
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    Re: Api life var question

    Your question reads like you applied once three weeks ago. Have you applied once a week for three weeks? If so, wait another week and re-test.
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    Re: Indoor Cut Out-need advice

    Thanks Mr.Beeman. Unfortunately, I don't have any pics right now. I know where the bees are, at least part of them, and I know what I will have to do to get to them. The problem is, the cut out will...
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    Indoor Cut Out-need advice

    I have been asked to do a removal in the spring, from a storage area inside a church. The front wall of the church is block with brick up to about 10 feet, and then it is framed 2x6's with vinyl...
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    Re: Newbee that found a window swarm.

    All good suggestions. Consider this - If you do a trap out, it can take a few to several weeks. If you do a cut out, you will end up with bees with little stores and a nest that has been torn apart...
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    Re: Top Bar Hives from Honeybee Habitat

    Looks like a pretty decent hive to me. Especially for $165 shipped. Crush and strain, no extraction. As for insulation, aren't most Langs 3/4" pine? R value of 3/4" pine is .937, and 3/4" plywood is...
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    Re: Removing attachmentpoints

    I started a TBH this year and they have done well. I made a "frame" (really just a flexible wooden strip) for them to make attachments to, but have not tried it yet. If they survive the winter, I...
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    Re: Removing attachmentpoints

    Oh no.... now you've gone and done it.;)
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    Re: Late season swarm cells- what to do?

    Oldtimer,

    I'm not totally happy with mine either. I got a chunk of aluminum and milled a recess into it, then added a glow plug. I then got a piece of plywood that would slide under my SBBs and...
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    Re: Late season swarm cells- what to do?

    Thanks guys, that's kinda what I thought but wasn't sure.

    Oldtimer - what I meant by "not a great amount of bees" is that the hive wasn't packed to the gills like they usually are right before...
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    Late season swarm cells- what to do?

    I have a hive that was absolutely infested with varroa so for the last three weeks have treated with oxalic vapor. I have been getting a real good drop, with the numbers steadily falling. Today I...
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    Re: Homemade extractor question...

    When I made mine, I bolted a hardwood block (I put a dimple in it with a plunge router) to the bottom of my barrel, and screwed a stainless acorn nut to the bottom of the threaded rod.
  18. Thread: Should I Reverse?

    by Beev
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    Should I Reverse?

    I got a nuc of carnies back in mid June and was told I should feed and add a box right away, (8 frame mediums) which I did. They now have one box packed with bees and one is mostly full of stores,...
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    Re: Hogan trap; more questions

    thanks guys. I considered using Bee Quick but still haven't made my mind up on that one.

    Cleo - Due to the way they act, I suspect that the feral queen is still in the tree, and the trap bees...
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    Hogan trap; more questions

    The trap I placed this spring has produced a couple of real good starts. The owner of the tree isn't in a hurry but wants the bees gone, so, about 3 weeks ago I placed the funnel in the transition...
  21. Re: Can I retain drawn frames without using extractor?

    T152,
    That does work, but you have to keep everything very warm, and you have to have LOTS of time.;)
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    Re: Hive behavior not typical

    Yes, they have a queen. I saw her last week, big and fat, with lots of brood in all stages. I moved an outer frame into the brood nest to get them to draw out, and just checked that frame this...
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    Hive behavior not typical

    I have a hive that came from a walk away split I did earlier this season. The original hive was Italian stock that has always been very docile, in fact, they just go about their business and ignore...
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    Re: Moving to Tennessee

    What David said. I would have your local folks inspect and issue you a health certificate, send in the application, and then just move them. You probably won't hear from Micheal, and if you do you...
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    Re: Is cardboard safe as a smoker fuel?

    I use cardboard, but I don't use any with ink on it. I like to use double or triple walled, and I just cut strips the same depth as my smoker on my table saw, then roll them up as I need them.
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