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  1. Re: Has Anyone Tried to Over-Winter a hive in a greenhouse?

    Well, we may do something else. I got a call about bees in a fellow's chimney. So, I transferred the queen and frames into a catch hive and we're going to cage her today. Tomorrow, I'll take the hive...
  2. Re: Has Anyone Tried to Over-Winter a hive in a greenhouse?

    JRG13,

    That's a good idea, but I don't want to weaken my established hives. I've had a great year and don't have any drawn comb to replace the brood frames that I would be removing.
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    Re: Moving established hive

    I just relocated four of my established hives. What I did was to plug the entrance and ratchet-strap the hives, stand and all. Then, I used a Magliner under the bottom. I have two re-inforced ramps...
  4. Thread: Mean bees

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    Re: Mean bees

    Dave,

    Are they aggressive the day after you've been into the hive? I'm not too far from you. My bees ( all ferals from different locales) are aggressive right now. We are in a dearth and I am...
  5. Re: Has Anyone Tried to Over-Winter a hive in a greenhouse?

    Charlie,

    How warm (or cold) is your porch? I am concerned that that few bees (less than 2 whole deep frames) will be unable to generate enough heat to survive. I've got the hive on the front...
  6. Re: Has Anyone Tried to Over-Winter a hive in a greenhouse?

    OK, I was concerned about them beating themselves against the plastic. How about I give them a couple of supers off another hive, and have an entrance to the outside, on the leeward side of the...
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    Re: Winter Hive Layout

    I use the pink board insulation from the ground up to just under the lid, with another piece on top of the lid. I then run a ratchet strap around the hive and tighten it a little. 2" of the pink...
  8. Has Anyone Tried to Over-Winter a hive in a greenhouse?

    So, my sister helped me with a cut-out last year and decided that she wanted a hive of bees. I caught a nice swarm in early June and sent it to her. I went down to see her, check the bees, and...
  9. Re: What is the best beesuit on the market for preventing bee stings?

    You will love your Ultra-breeze. I have a full suit and a jacket. A bad thing happened to my suit, so I ordered another. UPS let me down, so I had to wear the jacket and jeans to do a cut-out 12' in...
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    Re: Do your bees die in your fountains

    I have a bucket with grape vines sticking out. The bees use the vines to access the water. I'm feeding sugar water in 1 gallon poultry waterers right now. I use lengths of cheesecloth in the trough...
  11. Re: The beginning of a fabulous bee journey in Indiana

    Welcome, Carolyn,

    I hope you enjoy your bees as much as I do mine.
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    Re: Bronx, NY - Cut-out Rescue

    Well, now, I'm going to have to build one of those fancy cutting boards. I hate squishing those nurse bees. Did you just glue those strips, or use staples too?
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    Re: Bronx, NY - Cut-out Rescue

    Does your wife know where her best bread knife went?

    Great job...I especially like the idea of using an angle grinder instead of cutting the drywall with a sawsall or such.

    How late in the...
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    Re: very painful stings...normal?

    Tape a copper penny over the sting site, even if it's been a day or so...
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    Re: Hive feeders

    I have this about 100' away from my hives. When I put additional sugar water in it, it doesn't flood the trough; comes out in a trickle. I have dogs, so have had no other creatures bother it,...
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    Re: Help with capturing hive

    Jami,

    You are in Canada, so pretty late for a cut-out. Could you persuade your friend to wait until Spring?

    Then, send me a ticket, and we'll get those bad girls out of there! ;)
    ...
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    Re: Helped with a cutout...

    Congrats on the cut-out, John! Now you're all ready for next Spring!

    How late does your mentor do cut-outs in MO?
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    Re: Possible Queenless Cut-Out Colony

    It's hard to say...I would give them a frame of eggs and see what they do...
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    Re: Removal in the rain

    Are you crazy? Hmmm, you have BEES, don't you? You do removals too....Yes, I'm afraid you're certifiable...(jk)

    The tent sounds like a plan..I don't like working while being rained upon. I would...
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    Re: Most Recent Cut-Out

    Ah, well that explains how they noticed the bees. I just finished 3 cut-outs from scaffolding. I'm sure you had a good time 3 stories up! I'm glad you loved it, lol.
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    Re: Most Recent Cut-Out

    WOW! That's a great job! Did the academy supply the high lift?
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    Re: Hive feeders

    This is what I am using this year.
    http://www.premier1supplies.com/detail.php?prod_id=30961&cat_id=141

    I use it for my poultry too. It holds FIVE gallons of sugar water, and does not work off...
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    Re: Greetings from Northwestern Illinois

    Hey Springvalley! I think I know you.

    Always charge for cut-outs. When you do your first one, you'll understand why. I've got another one scheduled for May 1, 2012. It's a good way to build up...
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    Re: Russell's Apiaries

    I released my two Sunkist Queens today. RRussell gave me lots of good advice, and it was amazing how well those bees took to their new Mamas. I am so happy.

    Thank you, RRussell!
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    Re: Opinions on screened inner covers

    We've been in the high 90's also. I keep mine on SBB year-round, but have them on 2x12 bases, so essentially a dead air space underneath. I've been using double-screened bottom boards for the top. I...
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