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  1. Re: What breed of queen would a red queen bee?

    Ive got some queens that are red colored like that. The color of a Red Wasp.
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    Re: First tree trap out

    you could cut straight into the tree with a chainsaw carefully. Cut out a big square plug and then pull it out and then you can do a cutout. All you need is a big enough hole to get the colony out....
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    Re: Africanized bees

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  4. Re: Question about Bait hives or Swarm Traps

    I was just wanting to know if a bait hive will stll work well with small holes and cracks here and there? Im not too concerned about moving them around after catching them, but the laudry bag is a...
  5. Question about Bait hives or Swarm Traps

    How important is it to have all the gaps sealed up in the top of the bait hive? When I built my bait hives i used that foam weather stripping around the edges and then screwed plywood down on top of...
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    Re: Methods for introducing Virgin Queens

    The reason i was going to try this is because I wanted to buy some virgins, but wanted them mated locally. That was my plan. Ive used cells lots of times its easy to do. Introduced lots of mated...
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    Re: Black Honey Bees ??

    Ive got black bees like that in some of my hives. Top left of the pic 10207
  8. Best ways introduce Virgin Queens into a hive

    Ive got this posted in another section wanted to post the link here for it.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?296434-Methods-for-introducing-Virgin-Queens
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    Re: Methods for introducing Virgin Queens

    Or I could use a push in queen cage for a couple days over some emerging brood and open nector. Then mist the virgin and the bees with syrup mixed with HBH. and turn her loose if the bees are not...
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    Methods for introducing Virgin Queens

    What is the best ways to introduce a virgin queen into a hive? This is my plan to try. Im going to make up some five frame nucs with only two frames of bees in them. Mostly frames of emerging brood....
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    Re: Ever have a hive turn aggressive.....

    Ive had some that would follow you 300 yards.
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    Re: Variation in queen emergence time?

    Its going to be in the 30's tonight.
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    Re: Variation in queen emergence time?

    I live just south of you and its been way too cold to be trying to raise queens. They wont get mated in the kind of weather weve been having. I did the same thing last year. Had a bunch of nucs with...
  14. Re: Exculers Kill Queens?......is this true?

    When i hive a swarm i will put an excluder between the Hive body and the bottom board. I found a dead queen in one of mine one time when I pulled excluder out after a couple days of hiving that...
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    Re: 3lbs package of bees purchase 4/2013

    Is the queen laying yet? Are you feeding the package? and like Sterling said the package bees are not the same bees the queen is from more than likely. They probably came out of Texas or southern...
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    Re: Normal reaction to a sting?

    Swelling is normal some stings swell more than others and some people swell more than others. I dont mind getting stung too much except in the face. If i get hit in the face I swell up. But I dont...
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    Re: 2014 VSH queens

    do you still have queens available?
  18. Ideas for Cell starter and finisher hives

    Ive had something in mind that i want to try. For my cell starter and finisher hive I want to go in a big strong colony and find the queen. Put her under an introduction cage on a piece of empty...
  19. Re: Why don't feral bees have to follow the rules?

    I think most of the problems with the bees these days is man made problems. I dont even think the mites are as big of a problem as lots of Beeks think they are
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    Re: I missed a swarm!

    i had one of my hives swarm last year and I dug through the swarm and found the queen and killed her and all the bees went back to the hive.
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    Re: Bee Weaver Queens

    :lpf::lpf:
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    Re: Bee Weaver Queens

    You know lots of new beekeepers and maybe some beekeepers thats been in the game for awhile who havent figured it out will open up the entrances way too big in hot weather on hives. Then the first...
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    Re: Bee Weaver Queens

    [QUOTE=peterloringborst;1086125]The issue is not whether the bees are workable. It is the impact on innocent parties that are in the vicinity. To keep bees in such a way that they sting and harass...
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    Re: Bee Weaver Queens

    Well Michael Bush's description of the Bee Weavers is pretty close to the way some of my own bees are already. Mine are not quiet that bad in some ways, but just as bad in others. Mine are getting...
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    Re: I think I have a laying worker...

    here is how i fix a hive with laying workers. ive tried all different ways, but the easiest for me and the quickest is to take the whole hive over 100 yards away from the hive location and shake all...
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