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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    Nice set of videos. How do you get so many swarms come to you in what looks like all concrete? Is there beekeepers that don't care all around you? Or do you just let your hives swarm when they want?...
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    Re: Caught First Swarm - Now What?

    Give them time to Settle in.
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    Re: Swarms are easier

    Yea but you saved a hive! watch for dead bees from the vac banging them arouind
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    Thanks rsd, I got it on the 'special' last month & your shipping was fast.

    Glad to hear that it is more than LGO, but has I posted above your cost is in line with the same (or smaller) amount of...
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    I also will try it this year.

    Even if it is 'Lemongrass' + it will make applying it simpler & 1oz of LG cost me $12 at the Whole Foods store.
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    Re: Can I Move My Hives 150 Yards At One Time?

    This late in the year & that many stings I would think 'Yellow Jackets', but if the neighbor thinks yours did it, you might always get blamed!
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    Re: Good bee book for teenagers?

    "The New Starting Right With Bees" a beginner's handbook on beekeeping, 21st Edition. Published by The A.I. Root co.. I think mine was $10 or $15.

    Don't let " philosophically opposed" keep you...
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    Re: Cut out Question

    I bought a 'Bushkill' bee vac (10 frame) then made a eight frame. They allow me to place cut comb above the box with the bees & change boxes for additional bee removals. I like the control they allow...
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    Re: swarm Help needed

    I'll be in Eureka tomorrow, e-mail me if you would like me to take a look. nobullranch@saber.net
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    Re: The newest issue

    I just had the same issue. I didn't want to not use the new queen, so I took one frame brood & bee from the week hive & two from the stronger + to empty frames . Made sure no queens came with them &...
  11. Thread: Honeydew

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    Re: Honeydew

    There are also 'Other' insects that produce a sweet byproduct that bees will collect & they are lumped into 'Honeydew' out here. This is a bug in the bark of a white oak that produces a foam & clear...
  12. Thread: Honeydew

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    Honeydew

    Just got back from a Swarm Call. It was a live Oak tree with LOTS of Honeydew & the bees were having fun with more feed then they could haul away!! I told them to wash the tree down every AM & PM...
  13. Re: Adding supers and going foundationless question

    A wood strip has a guild with wax rubbed on it seams to get them started quicker. Like Rob's plastic strips.
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    Re: Where is the Queen?

    She will most likely be on a frame that has a LOT of bees, not frames with only a few.

    Start away from where you are standing and work the frames toward your self. This was the single most helpful...
  15. Thread: Taking Photos

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    Re: Taking Photos

    Use a camera that has a back view screen helps. Also working without gloves is a must, if you are uncomfortable with no gloves then wait till you are.
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    Re: bee tragedy

    End of article said that the Beekeepers that helped got to keep the bees!
  17. Thread: Audio Books?

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    Re: Audio Books?

    There are 'apps' that will 'read' a text document to you if you don't mind computer voice. https://openlibrary.org/ & http://www.gutenberg.org/ have 'open' books that you can down load & read free....
  18. Re: follow up to two trap-outs, two questions?

    Maybe more then a few HOURS. Sometimes the work can take longer then you want!

    Do the cut-out, if there is sheetrock inside, that will be the easiest to repair. Tarp rugs before opening the...
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    Re: Brood boxes frames stuck together

    Suit up use a little smoke & slow down. Some hives just fly a lot when you open them up. Some are just mean! If you feel safe you can deal with whatever you need to do.
  20. Poll: Re: Do you believe that glued frames are stronger than non-glued?

    There is one very good reason (?) for not using glue on hive bodies and frames. If you have a frame or a hive body that needs repair it is much easier to repair the frame without scraping old glue...
  21. Thread: Honey Color?

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    Re: Honey Color?

    Mark, I picked it up & held it to the light.

    Honey4, I think you might have hit on something! I just didn't get any in my hives, guess my girls found better fodder. Also my beemaster talks down on...
  22. Thread: Honey Color?

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    Re: Honey Color?

    Thanks, I'm stumped.
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    Honey Color?

    Here's the setup than the question.

    Friday I went into one of our local feed stores and on the counter they had honey from a purported local bee keeper I do not recognize. I picked the jar up and...
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    Re: Continuous Queens

    Why??
  25. Re: Hi There! I'm moments away from ordering a complete hive kit! Any Advice?

    jalek, the kit you found is a pretty good kit has far as kits go. I think you will see from everybody's recommendation you can make your money go a lot further if you buy components.

    Order a...
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