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  1. Re: Wild cut out! Had been there for years!!

    Nice, start some nucs started from the eggs/larvae. Need to get several of that line going.
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    Novel Idea

    During tallow flow someone moved in about 60+ hives on pallet about 5 miles from my house. First thought was to place quite a few swarm traps nearby, but don't know the landowners. Well about 1...
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    Re: Issues with cut-outs

    I did some just for free bees because I am cheap.

    So far I have kept all the brood comb if feasible on the cut outs I have done. Square it up and insert, hanging it with rubber bands or twine. ...
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    Re: What to do with bee hive?

    When you were stung, did it leave a stinger in you. Would be a 1/8 needle like barb with a sack on the end in the air (pointy end was in you LOL).

    If they left stingers they are bees, if not,...
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    Re: Experimenting with Nuc Lids

    Nice work there. Splines and such are not feasible within my wood shop's capacity at this time. LOL - Or this wanna be carpenter's skills.
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    Re: Experimenting with Nuc Lids

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    First picture didn't attach. So here is a view of the bottom of one of the lids.
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    Experimenting with Nuc Lids

    Saw these Nuc lids somewhere on the internet. Thought the idea was good and tried them last summer. Had good luck using them and made more of them.

    They are a modified migratory cover with...
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    Re: Bee colony in metal vent pipe

    I passed up on a hive in a 20 foot stem of 6 inch drill casing. Hive started about 3 feet from the end and extended an unknown distance into the pipe. Had a strong stream of bees coming and going. ...
  9. Re: Inept beekeeper - bees sat outside the hive.

    lobster - Remember bees often beard in this weather. It is hot outside and warm in side. Too many bee bodies and it is too hot inside, so some will often sit at the entrance. Very common in warm...
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    Re: Sweating the weather

    Colo - :thumbsup: on the mating success
  11. Re: Bees diving into smoker - aggression or just being defensive

    Read another post this spring about bees diving into a smoker when they got stirred up.

    I am one of the biggest cheap skates around, but that hive would get a new queen from another genetic line...
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    Re: Sweating the weather

    P.S. - Yea and sweating buckshot with that darn suit on. Yikes, it is warm.
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    Sweating the weather

    Yea, it is hot, but I am more concerned with the 14 Queen Cells in Nucs in the back. They are predicting thundershowers for the next 12 days straight, and queens should be emerging between now and...
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    Re: trap-out question

    That issue of time to regularly check trap outs has been my problem each time.

    Good Luck
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    Re: Invasive species, but bees love it.

    Have seen them on water hyacinth in the bayou. We hate that stuff, but one day while getting unstuck off the top of a floating mess of it, I realized that honey bees were using it.
  16. Re: Applying Overwintering Nuc Techniques for the South

    Sak - do you extract any of the fall goldenrod flow? Just curious.

    I had some strong tasting honey in one hive last fall.
  17. Re: Applying Overwintering Nuc Techniques for the South

    Nordak - I am just south of Sak about 20 miles and over wintered several two high 5 frames nucs and two 3 high medium 5 frame nucs last winter. Just watch stores in the early spring and feed if...
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    Re: Bees really hammered me

    But darn, my ladies will be shifting into MS. Frankenstein over the next few weeks as the flow ends. But they are still bringing in some nectar, just not sure from what.
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    Re: Bees really hammered me

    I thought that the smoke covered (or helped cover up) the pheromone smell that is left when they get upset or when they sting you (hides that marker scent). Or perhaps it blocked the bee's ability...
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    Re: Nuc Yard Possibility

    Here is a good source for information on nucs from bush farms.

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesnucs.htm

    Those 3 tall 5 framers can pull several foundationless medium frames in a week, be careful. ...
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    Re: Extractor question

    Years ago we had a water well powered by compressed air. That compressor had a large motor weighing about 30 pounds. It was rebuilt a few times over the 20 years that I helped Dad work on that...
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    Re: Hive beetles explosion

    Well I have a pile of frozen hive beetle larvae. At least I got that satisfaction.

    After several days in the freeze, can I use a water hose to wash out the dead larvae and nasty honey.
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    Hive beetles explosion

    Had a hot hive, left it alone for the major part of the flow, and tore it apart this week. It appears that hive beetles had hit it hard a few weeks or more back. The bottom medium was mostly empty...
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    Unknown swarm

    I know I had several hives swarm while I was hiking with boy scouts a few weeks back. Just walked by my garage and looked up at the side wall. There are bees moving in and out a knot hole, and just...
  25. Re: Can you harvest honey without an extractor without ruining your drawn comb?

    I saw a video where they cut the comb back to the center wall with very little cell wall remaining. As they removed the comb all the wax and honey would be dumped into a container, then strain the...
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