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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Missed one in an apple tree today by about an hour.... Upstate NY 13308
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    Re: First cutout failed

    They will not just come out and abandon the nest, you will have to cut them out, or if you can reliably seal their entrance, try to trap them out. Check youtube for some good trap out videos.
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    reuniting bees

    I did a stump cut out and filled two medium boxes with comb. I combined 1 box of comb with the vacuumed bees and brought it home. I left the other box of comb on site to gather the foragers and...
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    Re: Hail Mary stump

    I wish that was an option, the tree was so old and gnarly, no care was taken in cutting the tree, and a large track hoe was involved as well before I got the call.....
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    Hail Mary stump

    So there is a huge maple tree cut down to the stump, the bees are mostly in the stump however cutting the tree exposed the top of the hive so they are out in the weather and getting rained on daily....
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    Re: Bees and ants.

    I have the same little ants inside the cover. The bees take care of them as needed, at least as far as I have seen. Watched them on the inner cover the other day, pouncing on the ants and tossing...
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    Re: 1 1/4 frame spacing

    Thanks guys!
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    Re: 1 1/4 frame spacing

    Good reading, thanks. I actually bought MB'S book, have not gotten to that section yet. Thats what I did, 1 1/4 sides and my top bars were already 1 inch wide. What do you think about the space left...
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    1 1/4 frame spacing

    Going to try running 1 1/4 frame spacing.... Anyone tried/experimented with this
    I cut 1/16 off each side of the side bars , enough to fill one box to check the fit. Nine frames
    in an eight frame...
  10. Re: such a slowwwww colllllld start this spring :(

    Sounds like you are my neighbor.... Not in upstate NY are you. :)
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    Oneida County NY... Hello

    Hi all, I have no bees, yet... I am on a knowledge binge at the moment. Reading when i can, listening to pod casts to and from work. Going after info like a bee after pollen :) Spring is almost...
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