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    Re: swarm moved in this morning

    Point taken! :applause:
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    Re: swarm moved in this morning

    Congrats on the catch! I'm glad you got back just in the nick of time to see them come in...how cool is that? Also glad you posted about trying to post a picture...I have the exact problem and I...
  3. Swarms began flying in the SLC, UT area today

    I heard about three separate swarms today in the Salt Lake City area. Swarm cells were being reported at the beginning of the week. Looking forward to catching many in bait hives or just hanging...
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    Re: Package Installation

    Not a problem...I have 3 hives (each two deep) that are all empty drawn comb...plenty of space for each of the Q's to lay! Thanks for the input!
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    Re: Package Installation

    I had the same question this morning. So now the question is this - Should I give the one box any frames that are not drawn out so they have a place to put wax, or is the hive better served having...
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    Re: First Swarm Caught!

    Everybody's different, but I would go ahead and move them tonight...it sounds like you got the whole swarm. I'd close them up in a deep, or two, worth of boxes, along with some drawn comb, if you've...
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    Re: First Swarm Caught!

    Congrats!!!
  8. Re: when can I open+feed a swarm in a swarm-trap?

    Stavros - I'm sure you've probably caught a swarm, but the mention of having pollen in the trap led my mind back to last wk-end when I put out a swarm trap and within a day or two I had a couple...
  9. Re: Newbee requested to remove swarm. What now?

    I've got the swarm pole made with the 5 gal bucket and a metal flag pole bracket (plastic brackets breaks too easily). I like the idea of a pole with a hook to shake the bees...especially after I've...
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    Re: Hello Fron SW Utah

    Hey Cindy...Welcome! I'm in South Jordan. This is a great place to peruse for some great information. Good luck with your beekeeping. Check out Southern Utah Beekeepers Facebook page, if you...
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    Re: Trapping Experts, Will this Work?

    One other thought regarding using the 10 frame medium is don't use all 10 frames...just use 5, centered and nailed on each corner with a 1" brad (or similar) to keep the frames from moving on you. I...
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    Re: Disclaimer for nuc sales.

    ...or come up with a "Beekeepers 101" test that they have to pass before purchasing one of your nucs.
  13. Thread: Atv / utv ?

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    Re: Atv / utv ?

    I know this thread is over 1 yr old, but grateful somebody has spoke on this. I'm going at the ATV thing a bit bass-ackwards...my wife got me a Yamaha 350 Grizzly for Christmas and she tried to...
  14. Re: Black Friday @ Lowes: Werner Aluminum Work Platform

    Looking to find this same deal, but don't see it posted (yet?) on Lowe's website. In fact, I don't even see this work platform advertised as a non-sale item. Anybody seeing something that I'm...
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    Re: Stealth D. Coates Nuc Swarm Trap

    Nice job on these...I like the wingnuts & the fact that they are made out of boards instead of plywood.
  16. Re: How long until swarm has good laying pattern?

    If the queen was a laying queen right from the start, she would have older brood (thus, darker colored brood) than a virgin queen would have...it would take a virgin queen 3-4 weeks (depending on...
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    Re: Odd thing to find in a swarm?

    I had the same exact thing happen to me this year on two different swarm calls...interesting!
  18. Re: How long until swarm has good laying pattern?

    Probably beating a dead horse here, but if the queen was a virgin, your capped brood should be fairly light in color (young brood), and yes...probably spotty while she ramps up.

    If she was an...
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    Re: Ok, this is a first for me.

    I used the Q-tip in the box method earlier this season, and I didn't have a chance to get all of my swarm traps out. Then one day I used one of those nuc boxes to gather a swarm I removed with my...
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    Re: Making my first nuc, need some help

    I do mine similar to Mr. Beeman, but I usually leave them next to where I got the frames from. I'm ok with my foragers flying back to their original hive...I just try to make sure I get plenty of...
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    Re: Todays inspection

    Great point! I helped inspect two hives that my neighbor had just started about 5/1/13. She "knew" to wait until at least 7 frames were done, and possibly 8, however, as we inspected, it was clear...
  22. Re: Person wants their swarm back - Would you give it to them?

    I have caught enough swarms so far this season that I had run out of equipment, so I began bartering swarms for different things I needed (with no guarantee on the queen). IF you decide to give them...
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    Re: Who's Fanning What?

    psfred - This is what I was originally told, and choose to believe. Very well said...thanks!
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    Who's Fanning What?

    When bees fan, indicating the queen is in the box (let's say)...are they fanning her scent out of the box and into the air so others know the queen is there, or are they creating their own scent and...
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    Re: Swarm #6 - Fun with the spectators

    I am having so much fun catching swarms and talking to the people while I do it. In this video I think I catch a few of the neighbors off guard with my smart aleck comment right from the get-go, but...
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