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    Re: too cold for a cutout?

    I went today to do a little deconstruction to locate the hive. they turned out to be mason bees. when they are flying , they look just like honeybees.
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    Re: Opinions/Advice on Removal

    I was about to respond that they were mason bees before I saw your last post. I went to do a removal today and they turned out to be mason bees.
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    Re: too cold for a cutout?

    i have one of those. the only problem is the kithchen wall is covered in cabinets. i may go down tomorrow to pull a few courses of siding of and asbestos shingles and drill a couple holes or try the...
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    Re: too cold for a cutout?

    the homeowners don't want their kitchen wall opened up. i don't know for sure exactly where they are. they are cominig in a couple places between the foundation block and the vinyl siding. i went in...
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    too cold for a cutout?

    i have a cutout scheduled for this Saturday. temp is supposed to be a high of 57 with patchy frost before 8am. I think this is too cold and i would probably lose the brood even if i tried to leaving...
  6. questions on possible cutout/scout bees

    I got a call for a possible cutout. went to check it out and not a lot of traffic, but they were going in at the bottom of edge of vinyl siding at 2 spots around 10' apart. I banged on the siding and...
  7. Re: How do you seal the entrance when relocation a swarm box?

    when I catch a swarm from one of my hives, I sit on a stand feet away from the hive it came from
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    Re: I Pay Homage To My Bushkill Vac

    do you have more dead bees with the long suction hose? i just completed my bushkill vac. After reading other posts , i decided to have the shorter length between the vac and the bees and the 20' long...
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    Re: Well that was quick-Lost queen

    when i released my queen in my first package a few yrs ago, i was pretty sure she flew off. when i went in and checked a week later, i didn't see any eggs, so i ordered a new queen. i put her in...
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    Re: HELP! Fleeing hive.

    17139do you have a pool skimmer like the one in my pic that you can use or attach to your pole? they aren't that expensive and they sell them at any pool place or walmart.
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    Re: two questions

    i dont paint the inside of my feeders, you dont use them all year, so they dont always stay wet. mine are only a couple years old, ok so far. they do get a little mold in them i usually clean it off...
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    Re: Queen present but no brood, what to do?

    i am in MD also and observed the same thing with a weak hive. i haven't checked any of my other hives yet to compare. next nice day, i'm going to check on them to see if she's laying yet. if not i...
  13. Re: Newbee planning to go foundationless - what frames to get?

    i starting using the kelly f style last year. no extra strips to insert after they are assembled. i like them. no problems with them drawing them out staight. make sure your hives are level side to...
  14. Re: What sliding compound miter saw should I buy?

    I have a Dewalt 12" sliding compound. It's a great saw. I got it free because I work for Stanley Black and Decker.
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    Re: should i see brood now?

    it depends when she replaced the old queen. if she was unable to mate, she will be a drone layer. so, hopefully she is from the end of last summer while there were still drones around. I didn't...
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    Re: should i see brood now?

    they started bringing in pollen last week. its supposed to be warm thursday, i might take a quick look at one of the stronger hives to see if they have brood yet. all my bees are mutts or captured...
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    should i see brood now?

    had a little time and the weather was upper 50's Saturday, so i wen thru a dead out and a hive that seemed weak from the entrance.
    hive only had bees on 3-4 frames. i thought this hive had my oldest...
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    Re: One bee carrying another one

    yes they are the undertakers, carrying out the dead
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    Re: Marking the Queen

    i would also practice on drones first. you don't want to damage your only queen of your only hive. so definetly wait till she is laying, just in case you damage her, they can raise a new one.
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    Re: Bet you've NEVER seen this/and what to do?

    I had a queen on the ground in front of a hive the other day
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    Re: queen on ground

    no, I didn't pull any frames. as soon as I get a decent day, I'm going to put them in a nuc and give them a frame of brood. I thought it was strange yesterday, all the other hives were bringing in...
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    Re: queen on ground

    went back out to check on her and a couple bees were in the clip with her and were not attacking her so I released her at the entrance and she walked in. I think my best bet is to try and do a small...
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    queen on ground

    went out to check my hives today and saw a queen on the ground in front of a stand with three hives. I put her on the landing board of each hive, but they all attached her. I thought she may have...
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    Re: Bees bringing in polen in MD

    I noticed the silver maple along my driveway have red buds starting . not sure if they are getting any pollen from them yet. I don't see anything else with buds. the Japanese maple haven't started...
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    Bees bringing in polen in MD

    went out to look at my hives after work today and they were bringing in lots of light yellow pollen.
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