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  1. Re: Bees on a different schedule than beekeeper!

    step ladder, extension pole, or two brooms gorilla taped together, 5 gallon bucket taped to the end of the pole.

    situate the bucket under the swarm. Bump it and shake the bees into the...
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    Re: Thinking of starting this year

    as long as you remember to order bees, that kit contains pretty much anything I would recommend to a beginner.

    That said, I use entirely different hive tools, jacket, veil, and I don't use smoker...
  3. Thread: wax foundation

    by charmd2
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    Re: wax foundation

    Well, right or not, I have a super of red wax from the same reason. They drew it out no problem. It likely has more chemicals in it from the dyes, and I would guess the manufacturers use darker...
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    Re: Passing of Walter W. Wright

    I am so sorry for your loss.
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    Re: Colorado Bee Vac Review

    I have one. It takes some playing with the flow,adjustments to keep the bees alive. It works great. Just don't use it on a bee tree cut out in August with a lot of suction.

    (the resulting...
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    Re: Kind of a funny story that ended well!

    um, Watch the trees for swarms this week. I would bet it was a practice swarm and not an attack the drone problem. Simply because my son flies a drone directly over my hives frequently.
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    Re: Had a BEE RESCUE TODAY, NEED SOME ADVICE

    good luck, sounds like you did the best you could with what you had available. Did you rubberband the comb into frames or just sit the comb inside the deep?
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    Re: swarm trap placement

    all strong healthy beehives will swarm unless constantly monitored and manipulated by a beekeeper, so yes, tree hives swarm
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    Re: Hive maintenance.

    Depending on my mood, I can spend two minutes every other week on a hive, or thirty minutes. Depends on how in depth I really need to be at that time. I rarely need to check every frame of bees, I...
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    Re: Bushy Mountain extractor

    If you call maxant and tell them you are a beesource member you get shipping discounts.
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    Re: Bait hive locations

    I would place at least three. One at each prime location and see if any have luck. My best trap location is sitting on the wheel well of a two horse trailer parked on a pasture. The trailer hasn't...
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    Re: Swarm trap location. ???

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?320148-Bait-hive-locations
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    Re: Swarm trap location. ???

    The thread bait hive locations is currently covering this topic in detail. Head over there.
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    Re: Bait hive locations

    You want your traps accessable to you, if they are in or on a locked fence do you have a key? Are they going to be lesticide sprayed? My employer hires a pesticide company that sprays everything on...
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    Re: Bait hive locations

    Four feet off the ground, in a mostly shaded area, within 1/8th of a mile of a known hive, and a noticable landmark, (something different from,the surround environment). Has been my guaranteed...
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    Re: screened bottom board

    screens can be used for mite control, powered sugar dusting, shb oil traps, and ventilation.
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    Re: Try and intervene?

    I don't know what the tempertures are in your area right now. I seem to remember you have had a bunch of odd issues? You honestly may be better off starting with new genetics. (sorry, if I am...
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    Re: Well I built them - Warre Hives Complete

    Shingles are heavy and unnecessary. If you like the look of them add them
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    Re: Cluster is under quilt box

    the plastic frames what you asking about or something else?
  20. Thread: To Bee or Not

    by charmd2
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    Re: To Bee or Not

    I tell anyone who asks about beekeeping not to get into it ever expecting honey the first year, and to not come whining to me if their hive dies and they can't answer the basic question of what was...
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    Re: Advice for AHB hive

    If you can't unbolt or remove the duck box can you wait until spring to do the cut out? I would go at it suited up well if it is that hot. The odds of survival during a winter cut out are nearly...
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    Re: Arizona Beekeeping concerns

    as long as you stay on top of them you should be fine. If they requeen themselves and become africanized you can requeen them and still be okay. :) It sounds like you have a lot of bees in the...
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    Re: Not a beekeeper, but have a question

    Damien, corn and wheat are not bee pollenated. Bees are fine. The news likes scaring people.
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    Re: Soil pH for shb

    clay and stone isn't fool proof, unless I have a nearby beekeeper with a lot of composted soil surrounding hundreds of hives.

    My dirt is clay and it mostly grows rocks as primary crop. That...
  25. Thread: FYI

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    Re: FYI

    how many people can really justify a hive on ten acres or less for feed purposes other than pollination contracts?
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