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    Re: Mold or mildew on frames.

    The best cleanup after harvest IMO is to put the frames right back on the hive. (hindsite 20/20) In regards to your current issue with stuff growing on your frames/foundation you can try to scrape...
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    Re: Collecting Swarm

    How do you get them all (or at least 99.9%)?

    Answer: A bee vac. I made one from a couple shallow supers, #8 hardware screen/cloth, thin panel type board, small cargo strap 2 eye bolts and a...
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    Re: Many ?? on harvest

    #1. I do the same as you for removal only don't bump the frames unless it is against your hand. If you bump against the hive that is a good way to stir up more bees. I have a frame holder on side...
  4. Re: Who wets their bee suit before inspecting their hives?

    How about wearing a "Cool Vest" over or under your bee suit. Some like http://www.uline.com/BL_8984/Cooling-Vest?pricode=WT761&gclid=CKG6zf_0m7ECFU2htgodmhU3ew you soak in cool water before wearing...
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    Re: Scrub Jay eating bees

    Take a trip to the dollar store or toy store and get some fake snakes. Put one on top of hive for air strike prevention and one or two on ground around enterance.
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    Re: Propolis added.

    I have done the same for upper enterance and extra ventalation and have seen the same thing once in a while as well as putting it around the outter 1" edge of a screened inner cover. A few things to...
  7. Re: Should I trim frames that have excessively thick comb?

    I have had similar problems especially when trying to get them to pull new foundation. If I catch it when they have just pulled it beyond the point where I would like to see it capped, I flatten out...
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    Dumb move/mistake?

    I got a call from my uncle yesterday asking for help checking his new hive of bees. He had hurt his shoulder and was unable to do anything himself.

    Background (some of it learned after the...
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    Re: frame foundations ,, beeswax or plastic

    From experience and from what I have read there are pros and cons for whatever type you use. The degree of each can vary greatly depending on conditions, experience and the fact that bees don't read...
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    Re: Questions About Bee Bumping

    A bee vac works great in situations like that. Especially if you have one that sucks them into their new home. I made one out of 2 shallow supers. Bottom super has solid slopped bottom on the...
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    Re: Neem PY safe for Bees?

    Have you thought of natural pest control? Plant hot peppers in next or same row with tomatoes or other plants that the bugs like. Not only are the peppers hot but the plants produce something that...
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    Re: newbie mistake?

    I read elswhere on this forum that a laying queen smells like a laying queen. Some beekeepers will do a direct swap for requeening by pulling a laying queen from a nuke and swapping with the queen...
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    Re: Inspecting Multiple Boxes...

    If you have some retired deeps (damaged or from oddball equipment given to you) you can use those as a stand to set supers and hive bodies on. I have one sitting on top of a couple of old bee...
  14. Re: I run 8-frame medium Everything - how many brood boxes?

    I read somewhere where the excluder could be a honey booster if lower entrance is blocked off and an upper entrance is made just above the excluder and some option for drones to leave lower brood...
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    Re: Laying Worker or Inexperienced Queen?

    I have had the same question but have never gotten around to asking. I have seen good laying pattern with single eggs and then in some of the cells I have seen 2 to as many as 6 and wondered "What...
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    Re: Silicone caulking to keep ants out??

    I remember reading another thread here a while back on ant control.
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?265682-Fireants!!!!!&highlight=ants

    I can't remember all that was talked about...
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    Re: Storing empty supers on hive

    Another option is to invest in another cover. Just close hive normaly with inner and outer lids. Then stack your unused boxes on top of that and put the extra cover on the top to keep the weather...
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