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    Re: SHB & Plastic Frames

    Nice observation! I have been bk since the mid 70s but shb is new to me. lost 1 hive last year but it was weak coming out of winter.

    Plastic frames are new to me. I do like pickling lime vs oil...
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    SHB & Plastic Frames

    I have wood and plastic frames, all in dbl deeps, Full of bees. But SHB are hiding in the crevices of the plastic frames! I use 2 to 3 beetle traps with pickling lime in them. Catching loads of...
  3. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    Great idea!
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    Re: Question: Forcing feral colony to Swarm

    Thank you all for advice & support.

    last spring i put out 1 deep with 5 frames, will try many more this spring, 2 1/2hr drive to Joplin Mo area, will check into getting house owner to feed sugar...
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    Question: Forcing feral colony to Swarm

    Feral colony for sure has been in a Portico since 1998, Homeowner will only allow me to capture swarms.

    Any thoughts on how to force them to swarm?

    I hear pollen substitutes produce short lived...
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