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    what kind of flower is this?

    Thanks to those that helped me with the last flower I needed help with. Can anyone tell me what kind of flower this one is? The bees seem to enjoy it this time of year. Thanks, juzzer
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    Can 2 swarms be combined?

    If I caught 1 small swarm in a trap and a week or 2 later I happened to catch another small OR larger swarm.... is it bad to combine the two into one hive? What will happen if both colonies have a...
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    First swarm trapped, and a question.

    I finally caught a swarm in a trap. I was making the rounds to take all the traps down for the season and the final one actually had a small swarm in it. Attached is a photo of them. It seems like...
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    Know this type of flower?

    I was asked if I knew what kind of flower this is. Not sure if it has anything for honeybees, my mom just thought I might know what kind it is....and I don't. Let me know if you do, thanks, juzzer.
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    Re: Swarm traps location

    Magnetic vein??? I'm with you SCPOSSUM, I have no idea either. Maybe it's like snipe hunting at night:kn:??? Wikipedia didn't even have an answer. Could someone impress me with their knowledge? juzzer
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    Packed pollen frames?

    A while back I asked what I could do with frames that were 60%-70% packed with stored pollen and I have been adding a few pack into my packaged hives this year. As I looked through my "reserve"...
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    Re: queenless help

    This weekend I will be transferring a second frame of brood to the hive that appears to be queenless. I would like to take the frame from a different hive than I did from last time. If the queenless...
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    Re: queenless help

    This weekend I will be transferring a second frame of brood to the hive that appears to be queenless. I would like to take the frame from a different hive than I did from last time. If the queenless...
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    Re: tricks of the trade?

    I use pre-waxed plasticell but I still brush on my own beeswax as well. So, my point is that if you are already using wax foundation I think you are doing what would be most encouraging to get them...
  10. Re: Another newbee question - Hive appears queenless

    Eggs, eggs, eggs. Besides whose to say that she didn't crawl to a previously inspected frame when you placed it back in the hive. I too was always excited to check everything out( I still am), but...
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    Queen Excluder with mediums

    It was tough to type the title for this question since it seems to always be a discussion.

    I didn't use an excluder on one of my hives last year(2 deeps) just to see the results of honey storing...
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    Re: Hacksaw based decapping tool

    Neat idea. How did the comb hold up through the process? It didn't get ruined or break did it? I have some very fine copper wire that I might try it with. Did you just run it right along the top and...
  13. Uncapping knife(adjustable setting or not)

    If a set temperature electric knife works well for uncapping frames, why do they sell an adjustable temperature model and then usually charge $20 more? Thanks, juzzer
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    Super sized deeps??

    As I was inspecting the other day(I have both deeps and mediums for hive bodies in my yard) I starting thinking. Has there ever been a beekeeper that made and used a double stack size of deeps for a...
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    Jacket and veil or whole suit

    I'm getting a bit annoyed and frustrated with my current bee suit(coveralls with hard hat and veil combination). It was a freebie from a former keeper but it has been a bit tight to get in and out of...
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    Swarm trap entrance discs.

    For those who could use it. A few dollars can be saved making entrance "spinning" discs out of plastic corrugated sheets. The kind that advertise beverages for sale at gas stations and grocery...
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    Installing nuc

    I searched for a thread but didn't find the answers yet.

    I am going to pick up and install a 5 frame nuc in 3 days. I've read that people will open the nuc entrance and leave the bees alone to...
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    Re: 1st call woohoo...pool bees.

    Although I determined the bees were from a person's bee yard, I appreciate your knowledge. With that said, why then do people do trap outs if they know they will be leaving comb and honey in the...
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    Nice start to the report****SWARM ATTACK**** That's about as accurate as the 2 day forecast is on my local news station!!
    I got to wondering last time this was a story in the news.....what do you...
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    Wonder why that didn't add a "plug" for all hard work that the honeybee does for everyone listening to the broadcast?? Pollination to help nature's beauty, pollination for 1/3 of all the food we eat,...
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    Re: 1st call woohoo...pool bees.

    Thanks for the help. I decided to make the drive from work. No bees for me. They were just collecting the water and flying back home. Watched their flight path for 200 yards to find them arriving...
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    Re: 1st call woohoo...pool bees.

    Just got a video from the owner. It looks like they are indeed flying down a small hole and into the concrete area around/under the pool. If when I look first hand, and I see a hive established with...
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    Re: queenless help

    That is exactly what has stumped me!! Is it ever possible that eggs or brood can go dormant over the winter and emerge in the Spring? I am still hopeful that the queen hasn't started to lay for some...
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    Re: 1st call woohoo...pool bees.

    I am still waiting on pictures or a video from the owner. I am hoping that maybe they are indeed living under a deck and not just getting the pool water and leaving.
    If in fact I discover that they...
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    Re: queenless help

    Is there a good time that I should remove a frame from the strong hive during the hive body build up? Meaning, the strong hive just received their 2nd medium hive body just a day ago and I am...
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