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  1. Thread: I've been NUCed

    by McBee7
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    Re: I've been NUCed

    Thanks OldTimer,,,I have been very lucky this year.....
    When I did the inspection this week, I was lifting off the upper box and thought I had'nt split the boxes and was lifting both boxes, but then...
  2. Thread: I've been NUCed

    by McBee7
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    I've been NUCed

    I'm working this summer in the oil fields of north dakota and decided to start some nucs to overwinter while out here. I had made friends with a
    commercial beek who sold me some brood and on june...
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    Re: Summer Management for over wintering nucs?

    welcome to beesource Mitch30.
    I have also made some 5frame starts to overwinter. I started with 2 frames brood, 1 drawn comb, one foundation and a 1 frame feeder plus a bought queen...they have...
  4. Thread: House Wrens!

    by McBee7
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    Re: House Wrens!

    they'll be out, and singing, and EATING your bees in a week or 2.....

    HOW CUTE...lol...

    ==McBee7==
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    Re: Hive swarmed in front of my eyese today

    That's OK, as long as it was just a LITTLE...LOLOL....if it was more than just a little you owe her a jar of honey, ear plugs and a $25 gift certificate to JC penney.....LOLOL....

    ==McBee7==
  6. Thread: Sting to Shock

    by McBee7
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    Re: Sting to Shock

    congratulations Pete,,,,your still on this side of the river.....
    I too have replacement knees, but my meds are not as severe as yours...As a word of encourgement, my reactions last year were about...
  7. Re: Make Bees Mad Pulling Frame, Get Stung, Drop Frame, Get Stung Again

    Yeah- I've got some grumpy bees too...superceding the queen tends to stress them out a bit...I weed wacked the bee yard today and got a shot to the throat..Hurt like"lakiaoiroiut4q87419- "so I put on...
  8. Re: Supercedure cell? 3rd week into new install (pic)

    I also had problems with queens from the Georgia packages last year. They superseded the queens and finished gangbusters....And ALASS, I'm having the same problem with the G. packages this...
  9. Thread: Extractors

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    Re: Extractors

    Yes---I actually ordered it through Blue Sky Bee Supply but it was drop shipped from Brushy Mt. I'm not sure how that works out, but I'm pleased with the price, and the quality..:)

    ==McBee7==
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    Re: Hacksaw based decapping tool

    Do the cappings fall off? or do they kind of hang on, and stick?? either way I love the idea and will try it. Necesity is the mother of invention they say :} thanks

    ==McBee7==
  11. Thread: Extractors

    by McBee7
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    Re: Extractors

    My 9 frame itialian hand crank extractor arrived today and as they say "The proof is in the pudding"
    I was pleasantly supprised by the workmanship of the unit,,every thing seems well thought out and...
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    56649
    International Falls, Mn
    5-18-2014
    All the early spring floura and fauna POPPED this week....
    now dandilions, fruit trees, seems like everything but the hardwoods..
    Pollen everywhere---Bees...
  13. Re: need advice! bear damage. possible queenless

    I'm told that bears in my area come arround in mid to late june and its the male bears looking for a mate,,,,but in the fall it's the mama's with the cubs looking to fatten up before winter...either...
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    Bees Queenless too long?

    One of my packages installed this year went queenless (just gone) So we re-queened with a purchased queen, and the new queen once again went missing....Now there are no eggs or brood in the hive...
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    Re: Cheap top feeder

    This is a great idea....I was using plastic gallon pails in deeps, but they were problematic (leaky) and I just went back to a quart fruit jar stuffed into a styrofoam board above the inner cover,...
  16. Thread: Skunks

    by McBee7
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    Re: Skunks

    OUCH!!! I think your right Mr. Bush....I had stayed out of the hives for a couple of weeks so I wouldn't chill the hive too much,, and when I went in yesterday I thought the populations were down...
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    Re: Question regarding a failing hive.

    Howdy BeeKay and welcome to BeeSource....
    I had a package install this spring that the queen went missing,,,We took a frame of brood and put it in this hive, from another healthy hive, to discourage...
  18. Thread: Native Bees

    by McBee7
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    Re: Native Bees

    The area I am in tends to be somewhat isolated even to domestic bees, but i'VE heard of some bee trees that have survived after many years in the wild and cold of northern MN. I do think that they...
  19. Thread: Skunks

    by McBee7
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    Re: Skunks

    I use a conibear with a cubby box and dry cat food....They sure do stink though....Wondered if that stink gets into the comb and or syrup/feed or wax?? Had a nice day here today 50 and the
    wind took...
  20. Thread: Skunks

    by McBee7
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    Skunks

    Seems skunks are fond of dead bees as well as honey....Trapped 3 skunks this week that were eating dead bees that were thrown out the door, from some dead out comb that I installed...first sign was...
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    Re: Up close and personal

    Realy Awsome, and Intimidating!!!!!
    I think I'll put my veil and gloves back on... :)

    ==McBee7==
  22. Re: Frames with partially drawn comb: What to do?

    I would just put it in also....Half of the work is done for this years bees...If they need it they will finish it off...Anything you can do to make the work for this years bees easier, it will pay...
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    Re: rainbow of pollen coming in

    Looks like Queen pollen to me...lolol... Sorry, just couldn't resist...:)

    ==McBee7==
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    Re: First pollen in southern Ontario

    MGCB--My queens had limited laying in the last 2 weeks, and i had a small piece of pollen patty on top of the frames......They were laying so I could see they had a queen but nothing remarkable--I'll...
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    Re: Package bee install in cool/cold weather?

    Howdy A.A. I'm your neighbor to the north :)
    I installed 12 packages of buckfast italian cross bees from Georgia 2 weeks ago and they are doing fine, even though we went through some dicey sub...
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