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    Re: Yellowjacket success!

    maybe it just barely got me or something, but I just brushed it off and kept spraying. This is the only time I have been happy to kill a queen :lookout:
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    Yellowjacket success!

    Yesterday I saw a bunch of yellowjackets flying around and inside the newest split I have. Today I hunted them down, and found a large nest in the hot tub insulation. One of them stung me as I...
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    Re: All Mediums: Was Brother Adam wrong?

    Colobee - yup, elk are yummy! Heading up to archery hunt in 3 weeks! :)
    As far as bees, I totally agree that results in Colorado vary greatly. I had 2 top bars from packages that I lost last...
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    Re: It's harder than I thought...

    Totally agree: Relax, have a home brew, and let the bees do what they do.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Aurora, Colorado 80013 - lost all my bees last year due to various mistakes, mainly not feeding enough or diagnosing/medicating. Top Bar and a nuc that I tried a split with.

    4/30 - Had a swarm...
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    Re: TBH to Langstroth split question

    So yeah, I split into a new location with no queen. Doesn't appear to be going well, bees are dwindling in numbers, which weren't high to start with. They have attached the comb a little to the...
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    Re: TBH to Langstroth split question

    That's a great point. She is hard to spot with so many bees in there now, but that totally makes sense. I only had the start of maybe one or 2 queen cells when I was looking through comb to choose...
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    Re: TBH to Langstroth split question

    Hopefully my main hive, I looked at the bees I brought over to the new one and didn't see her. My intention was to leave her in the main hive.
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    TBH to Langstroth split question

    I tried a split today, as my TBH is now full. I split into a Langstroth 5 frame foundationless nuc using the rubber band method. I netted a fair amount of honey and left as much brood intact as...
  10. Re: Please help me with the final setup of my first TBH

    I like the custom paint job, nice! This is the best thread I have found about bar sizes: http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?293201-Some-topbar-questions&highlight=top+bar+hive+bar+widths
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    Re: bearding advice

    Yup - get rid of that queen. The second they hit your wife, the queen of that hive would have been in trouble in my book. One queenie to rule them all ;)
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    Re: Day 2 after package install pictures

    They look busy, so that's a good sign!
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    Re: What are these bees doing?

    Making bracelets and necklaces with the beads? Seriously though, I don't know but would guess sit has to do with cooling.
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    Re: hOW MUCH SPACE

    Cool, thanks guys, I will adjust my empty bar placement in the morning.
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    Moved the hive 128 miles successfully!

    So, back on April 26th, I installed a package of bees at 9400 feet near Hartsel, Colorado in my brand new top bar hive, as well as a package in Aurora, CO. Along came a cold front that lasted for a...
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    Re: How to reattach comb

    Could go either way on the new queen building. I don't think the fact that they are aggressive now is a good sign about the fate of your old queen, but time will tell. Give em a few days and go...
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    Re: hOW MUCH SPACE

    I was wondering the same thing. Bees are booming. Brood is hatching like crazy, you can actually see them munching their way out when you inspect.

    On one most crowded (captured swarm) hive: They...
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    Sticky: Re: Do you know your bee laws?

    Colorado

    Here are the 2 areas that I am beekeeping in:

    Park County, CO: http://parkco.us/documentcenter/view/1229 Section K
    Aurora, CO:...
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    Re: Does mother nature even LIKE beekeepers??

    Maybe I am misunderstanding the original questions: Can't you just purchase a queen locally and re-queen the hive to get them going again?
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    Re: Worried about my package bees

    Update:

    The original package in town is chugging along happily. 3 more bars to build out still.

    I was lucky enough to get a swarm off a guy in Littleton from his own hive, and man, night and...
  21. Re: My Bees aren't building comb (2nd colony in a row)

    virginiawolf- that's kind of what I was thinking. Sounds like he has tried everything else.

    Not to rub any salt in the situation, but I installed a swarm today and your quote "Typically swarms...
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    Re: Different package install idea

    I shook, rattled and rolled, and they are doing well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCl9d3h9fMs Also helped the neighbor install hers in Langstroth the same way, and they are happy too. I need...
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    Re: Apitherapy & Dizziness

    Michael- did it work? Hope you are ok now...
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    Fellow n00b disclaimer! :)

    Seems like one thing you haven't tried is the hardest to recreate...the hive. Maybe you could set up a temporary nuc style top bar hive for them, move them over, and...
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    Re: Lots of Noob questions

    +1 for piano hinge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMjKjzWT_ew

    I like the vaulted roof for storage too. Sorry, but not sure yet about the bottom screens usefulness either. I have sugar syrup...
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