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    Re: Started trap-out yesterday here in FL

    Is there chickens near ? or is that faint queen piping about 1.27 into video 2
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    Re: Started trap-out yesterday here in FL

    it may be pushing luck.
    I'd replace the box do it again.
    once home manipulate the queen cells as needed for other splits.
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    Re: my apple wine plan

    wine hydrometer and test jar to start , knowing (SG) and very least potential alcohol to start.
    great suggestions above and research a little more .
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    Re: Separating honey from wax, best method?

    when I done my first cutout we had a small amount that looked like the freshest comb---- my wifes salad spinner the press was a old sausage stuffer.
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    Re: Dirty dishwater color

    your not stirring up the Lees before you look at it are you ?
    if there is any (mud) in the bottom, let it sit for a while and rack again it may take a couple of times.
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    Re: which magazine?

    to much free reading on the net
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    Re: Newbee from Southern Indiana

    welcome from Palmyra in.
    local contact is Kenny .
    for your packages and supplies, and again do contact someone soon on bee packages they sell out quick.
    --Spring Valley (Georgetown), Contact:...
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    Re: What to do with a tank full of bees?

    forget cordless to big of a job.
    grinders and saws cause heat and vibrations, if they make it next spring take them home so you can use power tools that will not die part way through the job.
    I...
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    Re: Wild Raw Honey. Is It Safe?

    strain it , eat it , start a batch of mead.
    as far as saving them, if you can lower a fair size part of the log down .
    take a guess as to how big the cavity is and saw above and below the nest,...
  10. Thread: Lurker in IL

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    Re: Lurker in IL

    first few you will notice , after that you'll feel the pinch and not even slow down to look.
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    Re: Plants for bees

    could someone tell my bees what they are supposed to like.
    have planted many types of flowers on various lists and very seldom see a bee on them.
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    Re: Honey Bees with nothing to do

    I agree with Michael, if they want you they actually fly stinger first.
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    Re: choosing first bees

    started 2 packages 2 yrs. in a row , seen all four superseded within a couple months of starting them.
    so all are mutts before summers end , do not spend extra $ for a specific breed
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    Re: Mexico Hive Tool

    Try posting the link , sounds interesting.
  15. Re: How to prevent wax moth from destroying wax foundations

    my mentor always keeps them out of the weather (carport and lean-to )
    separated in the light and said that the moths like the dark
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    Re: Beginner questions on frames

    check your prices good
    I have found at the same supplier you can get the same things ( ala cart ) cheaper than kit prices .
    don't waste your money on grade A boxes if cheaper is offered.
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    Re: Bee Vacuum Please

    Bushkill Bee Vac.
    throw away their cut out shim the holes are to big, to many heads get stuck.
    replace with (heavy screen wire) plenty of air flow and no stuck heads.
    hundreds killed first time...
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    Re: How to capture a misguided colony?

    have you seen them ?
    rolled tight , carpet, I picture Bumbles
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    Re: Bee hive rescue

    I second that =(Northwest PA Beekeeper )
  20. Thread: first cut out

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    Re: first cut out

    feed them , and good luck .
    worst case is you will have a good start, for your package next spring.
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    Re: how to kill hive of bees

    shake them out, the laying worker should be too heavy to fly back.
    scrape the top off the drone cells and use the comb.
    wont be long before they kick the drones out anyway.
  22. Thread: Queen cells

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    Re: Queen cells

    chances are you are not queen right.
    with that many cells.
    if you are ,actually find the old queen.
    and do a split taking the old queen and a couple of frames out (honey and brood)to a new box....
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    Re: How do you follow a "bee line" ?

    good luck.
    have tried to bee line, my 50 year old eyes even with binoculars can't do it.
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    Re: How many of you lose hives to ants?

    dietemacious earth , just reapply ever so often.
  25. Re: Difficulty in isolating where exactly a swarm/colony is inside old farmhouse ceil

    I've done a couple of cutouts, and have found that they started at the highest point.
    so look higher at the main rafter support in that wall.
    good luck and have fun
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