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    Re: Help - Frames stuck together.

    Yes, the top super is completely filled with honey (at least it was back in October). Thanks for the ideas. It looks like I'll just leave it alone until it warms up in the Spring and then carefully...
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    Help - Frames stuck together.

    I'm a first year beekeeper, and shortly before the weather turned cold, I went to inspect my hive and found that the bees had build up the wax at the top of the brood box so now the frames of the...
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    Newbie got my first sting today

    Lesson learned: Don't hoe weeds near the hive without suiting up. I had been wacking away pretty good for about five minutes and all of a sudden one or two charged out and went after me and got me...
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    Re: Did I do the right thing??

    I thought somewhere I read that if you put new frames in a full brood box, the bees won't build the comb fast enough and the hive will think there wasn't enough room and prepare to swarm. I'm glad to...
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    Re: Did I do the right thing??

    I put the empty frames down in the second deep, so there would be more room
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    Did I do the right thing??

    I've got a fairly strong hive from a swarm I caught in the spring. They have filled the bottom deep with brood, and the second deep with some brood in the middle, but the outer two or three frames on...
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    Re: Not sure what to do

    I'll have to make sure I'm not doing that. I'm just so nervous about squishing my queen when I push the frames back together or slide them back down, I guess I've given them too much room.
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    Re: Not sure what to do

    I spread them out evenly, but perhaps I should have put the together and leave a little extra space on the outside edges? Yes?
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    Not sure what to do

    I went to inspect my hive and the bees have filled every gap between the frames with comb, leaving little holes for them to get up and out. So I tried to pull one frame out to inspect it, and when I...
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    Re: Swarm traps on the ground?

    Just like Grant, I had an old empty hive filled with drawn comb I was in the process of cleaning up. Last Thursday I get a call from my wife saying a swarm was moving in, so now my hive is full. (see...
  11. Re: What do you do when the swarm lands way up in a large tree.

    Maybe try this method: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FAiOB9MzIY

    Although that it is still probably too high.
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    "Killer Bees" hit piece on local news

    I was dissapointed to see my local news resort to fear tactics to get people to watch the news.
    http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=15424717&autostart=y
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    Re: Holy cow, I got my first swarm!

    Actually both boxes were completely filled with drawn comb already. Unfortunately, most of the comb was old black dry comb some with mouse droppings on it. I was in the process of cleaning out the...
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    Holy cow, I got my first swarm!

    So I got a bunch of old hive boxes and frames from a commercial beekeeper that I've been working on cleaning up and getting ready for bees for the first time. Well today it appears they found me. My...
  15. When does swarming season begin for Utah/Idaho?

    Anyone here know when swarming season begins for the Utah/Idaho area?
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    Re: safe powered sugar

    Just make your own. Throw some regular granulated sugar into your blender and let it blend for a minute or so and, voilà, you've got powdered sugar.
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    Re: What happened?? Need some help......

    If you are needing to get a swarm up that high, you might give this method a try:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FAiOB9MzIY
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    Cleaning old hives and frames

    Complete newbie here. I picked up eight six hive boxes last week (see below) from a commercial beek who has gone out of business. I've heard the cautions against purchasing used equipment, but for me...
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    Dumb newbie question

    All the youtube vids I see of people working their hives show them putting the lids back on their hives or shaking bees from a package without much regard to whether or not they are crushing the bees...
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    Re: Nasty Bees

    That's incredible. As a total newbie to beekeeping, having my hive become africanized is probably the thing that scares me the most.
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    Hello from Utah

    Just picked up two used hives, but not planning to get them started until next year as I think I'm a bit late, and I need to get them cleaned, disinfected and painted. (any suggestions on doing that...
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    Where should I place my two hives?

    I'm a complete newbie and still in the planning phases. Here's a google earth picture of my home and yard which is just shy of 1/4 acre. The two places I was thinking would be in my garden by the SW...
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