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    Farmhouse removal 4-2015

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    We did manage to also find the queen just behind the top 2x4 in the honey comb pic.
    All in all, it was a great day for a removal.
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    Farmhouse removal 4-2015

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    We did manage to also find the queen just behind the top 2x4 in the honey comb pic.
    All in all, it was a great day for a removal.
  3. Re: How many spare boxes/frames do you keep around?

    I tend to keep double of what I have running. For example, if I have ten hives up and running in the spring (overwintered) I will have ten complete hives as back up for splits, swarms, whatever.
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    Re: Small Hive Beetles and Swarms

    This is a first for me. I never heard of SHB in a swarm. As a matter of fact I have been collecting swarms for years and have never seen a SHB in a swarm. Maybe we don't have that big of a problem...
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    Re: suggestion on swarm trap size

    8 frame deep is plenty. I use two five frame medium nucs.
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    Re: Warning to the wise

    We performed a cutout yesterday from an old farm house yesterday. The bees maybe had 3lbs of honey left.
    Made for a less sticky cutout though.
  7. Re: How fast would a shaken hive find way into new hive?

    There can be more than one laying worker in a hive. It is also recommended that a hive should be shaken out a couple of hundred feet from the original location.
    It will only take a few minutes for...
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    Re: Opinions/Advice on Removal

    My guess is that those are 5x5 posts with a bottom square section of about 48" tall. They are also stuctural supports that carry load.

    They are also made up of 3/4 boards which leaves an opening...
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    Re: I have a laying queen

    Nice!
  10. Thread: 1st swarm

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    Re: 1st swarm

    What video? I don't se a stinkin video!? lol
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    Re: Bees have made a home in my house

    dryden.... this may help sway your decision and do it properly the first time. Check out this visual aid.


    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=676509772456861
    Believe me... it's cheaper to do...
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    Re: Questions about swarms.

    Most of the cutouts I do are bees that moved into existing hives in walls or floors. They mostly clean and reuse the old hive. Most often there is very little "room" when they move in because there...
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    Re: Double score possible triple score

    I'm guessing that swarm moved in about 3 weeks ago. Look at all that purdy white comb.
    Where you beaten recently with a lucky stick or what?!
  14. Thread: cut-out help

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    Re: cut-out help

    You lucky dog. Take pics
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    Re: calking up the entrance to a wall

    They probably pushed through the silicone before it hardened.
  16. Thread: Pipe Removal

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    Re: Pipe Removal

    Pics would help a great deal.
  17. Thread: cut-out help

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    Re: cut-out help

    A siding box is 8"-10" wide and about 8" tall. The hive must be a long one with a lot of individual combs. The box must have been pretty empty of siding I'm guessing for the bees to move in. ...
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    Re: CL ad. Who knew?

    This is the one I send them. Short, gets their attention, and lays it all out for them.


    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=676509772456861
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    Re: Questions about swarms.

    I leave mine for about 3 weeks after they move in.
    Drawn comb the queen will lay in just a few days. Non drawn frames about a week. It all depends on swarm size, nectar flow, etc.
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    Re: Where have all the hive tools gone?

    Vance. Try attaching it to one of those cable spring return thingys that you would put keys on and attach it to your suit/belt what have you.
    They're cheap compared to replacing hive tools.

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    Re: How to get my feral colony into a box?

    Do the cutout and get it over with. This will give them the headstart they need to build up stores and population.
    Not to mention they will be alot easier to manipulate during inspections.
  22. Re: Will eliminating bottom entrances end shrew problems?

    Ounce for ounce shrews are the meanest animals on earth. Just sayin.
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    Re: What is Acceptable?

    You installed a nuc which already has all the components of a hive. Me..... I'd remove the feeder altogether. No sense in invoking a robbing frenzy.
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    Re: Newbie Needs Help w/Hive Body Question

    Your queen should still be in her cage at this point. Usually it takes three days for the bees to let her out. One super is sufficient for a package. If there is too much room, it will demoralize the...
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    Re: CL ad. Who knew?

    I do get a few removal calls like that every year. Either wanting me to remove for free or pay for the bees or they threaten that they will kill the bees. I send them a video of what happens to a...
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