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    Re: Cutout Question

    The only place I had screen was on the top. If you do not use the vac, does it take a long time for the bees to go to the box? I might just try doing my next week job the old way and see.
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    Re: Cutout Question

    if it was due to the tube, whould they not have died before 12 hours? I started out real easy on the vaccum. It had suce little vaccum that they would just walk out of the hose. At one point it...
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    Re: Cutout Question

    I did a cut out the other night and I used a bee vac like desribed on this site (top and bottom on a hive body) I finished up late at night so I was going to wait til the next day. Placed the bees...
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    Re: cut outs and trap outs

    I have gained some new found respect for those who do the cutout with out help. I did my first true cutout lastnight. It was simple but took 3 1/2 hours. I'm sure it could have been done faster if...
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    Re: Trap Out Question

    What size is the openings? if it is an inch or twoyou could cut the hole out with a hole saw and then plug it with treated wood. Just make sure the wood is below the cambium layer of the bark. It...
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    Re: cut outs and trap outs

    I put in my first cut out bid lastnight. I went by and looked and I feel it will be an easy job (I hope). They are between floors and the basement is air conditioned. They have been there 8 weeks....
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    when you place frame in the QC to keep a queen......

    when you place frame in the QC to keep a queen... Do you keep swapping out frames to keep the QC from getting too populated?
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    Well it takes me about 5 min. for my whole body...

    Well it takes me about 5 min. for my whole body to start swelling. I would say within 10 min. someone could swell enough to cut off their windpipe. Some people react differntly. If someone was...
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    or a solar bug zapper :) The only draw back here...

    or a solar bug zapper :) The only draw back here in the south is you will have to put up no trespassing signs to keep the rednecks from sitting up their lawnchairs and drinking their beer! Nothing...
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    I build my bottom boards somewhat like the one...

    I build my bottom boards somewhat like the one you show. Rather than cutting the grove for a sticky pad, I remove the rest of the 2x4 and put a solid board on the bottom. I then take a flat alum....
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    Should I leave the old queen in there or do I...

    Should I leave the old queen in there or do I pinch her head before she leaves with most of the bees? Is there a way I can keep her alive incase the new queen doesn't make it back to the hive after...
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    swarm wanting to swarm

    A couple weeks ago I caught a swarm and placed them in a deep with foundation. From the gitgo they were making queen cells in the center of three of the frames. I tore the cells out last week ( one...
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    I went to a bee meeting in Jan. and there was a...

    I went to a bee meeting in Jan. and there was a guy that had bought some of this stuff and could not get them to use it other than as a feeder with sugar water poured in it. He had 50 super of these...
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    on the NUC.. they were after me at his place, so...

    on the NUC.. they were after me at his place, so there was no ride to bother them. And I was wearing a light gray work shirt. I wonder if there is a soap that could be used to get rid of any oder? ...
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    stings one but not another?

    Are bees alarmed by someone's natural body oder. The reason I ask is last week I picked up a NUC. The guy I bought it from was not being attacked by the bees. As soon as I got out of the truck I...
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    piping in a swarm?

    I caught a swarm yesterday (a small one) and did not see a queen. when I got them in the box I could hear one maybe piping? Does workers make any sounds close to the sound of the queen piping?
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    Sticky: Caught a grapefruit size yesterday off the...

    Caught a grapefruit size yesterday off the concrete divider of a 4 lane hwy.
    Russellville, Al 35653
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    when you do removals from a bricked dwelling......

    when you do removals from a bricked dwelling... do you always remove from the inside? I have a customer that needs one removed from a bricked house. I have not seen it yet.
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    yeah, I'm 6'4 285-290... I wear a 2X jacket from...

    yeah, I'm 6'4 285-290... I wear a 2X jacket from Dandant and it isn't long enough.. I hate reaching over my head when catching a swarm... you know they are looking for cracks and holes. LOL ...
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    Mine was a bit more than local swelling. I did...

    Mine was a bit more than local swelling. I did have some local after about3 min. after about 10 min I could feel my eye-lids swelling. By the time I could get 2 miles to a gas station, I could...
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    Sticky: Just captured 1 swarm 40 ft off the ground on an...

    Just captured 1 swarm 40 ft off the ground on an apt. building lastnight. Basketball size.
    Russellville, Al 35653
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    What kind of doctor should I consult on getting...

    What kind of doctor should I consult on getting these shots?
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    I picked up a nuc this past Monday and aquired 5...

    I picked up a nuc this past Monday and aquired 5 stings. I was told when I was a small kid that I was alergic to bee stings. This time I reacted the worst (you know the itching, swelling) I was...
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    I would say no..... an EpiPen is to be used as a...

    I would say no..... an EpiPen is to be used as a last resort because of the effect on your heart... If you were to inject someone and the high speed heart rate killed them then you are held liable. ...
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    2 hives dead over night

    A friend of mine has 30 hives next to a cotton field. He went out friday to put some old frames in a solar melter and checked his hives. They all looked fine. He came back Sat. to requeen a few...
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