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  1. Re: Cleaning my motorcycle and a lesson learned

    When I homebrew in the garage I usually get 20-30 girls that come check out what I am going too... I think the sweet smell attracts them???
  2. Re: Laws restricting killing/exterminating bees

    I posted an ad on Craigslist for free swarm removal and got my first call yesterday. The home owner had called terminex first to get ride of a swarm that settled into his weber grill and they told...
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    Re: Normal reaction to a sting?

    Exactly the same... I got one in the forehead and nothing... Just the once with multiplesbstingsnand lasted about 3-4 days...
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    Re: Normal reaction to a sting?

    It's wierd I have been beekeeping for 4 years now and have been hit about 20 -30 times and no major reactions and usually looks like a mosquito bite and itches like mad. In February I got lazy and 3...
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    Re: Wax Moths are Here!

    I am in Northern California and I found 3 wax months during inspections this week.. There was one each in the 3 nucs I had going... Only had damage to the smallest nuc... I checked my 2 large hives...
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    Re: New package question

    Yes unless you have brood they can make there own queen from... Unless the queen layer eggs before she left or they killed her they won't be able to requeen themselves...
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    Re: Split and new queen timeline

    Thanks for help :)
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    Re: Split and new queen timeline

    Okay so after the virgin hatches she has about 21 days to mate and start laying?? That was part I wasn't sure about....
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    Split and new queen timeline

    I took out 4 frames from my strong hive and put into a 5 frame nuc last Monday 3/31... I waited until yesterday 4/9 so almost ten days to see if new queen cells had been created. The nuc had created...
  10. Re: Aggression with strongest hives, and inspection report.

    I had similiar issues with my largest hive too..

    I posted a while back about aggressive hives and very similiar experiences .... The main response was that I was either crushing bees when I...
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    Re: Early Spring Aggression

    I posted a while back about aggressive hives and very similiar experiences .... The main response was that I was either crushing bees when I worked or they were cranky pre honey flow. I slowed down...
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    Re: Four swarms so far this season!

    Lol no idea what is better so checking to see what you have set-up.... The one I got the hit on had 3 frames with foundation and they had drawn out 2 but started a 3rd row from the top of the trap...
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    Re: Frame Design

    That is what I was thinking too because it would be easier and faster to make... I like the idea of the 90 degree staples for extra strength... I will give it a shot.... Plus if I copy the dowels...
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    Re: Four swarms so far this season!

    Hey snookie I think we were building and placing traps about the same time.... I have had one hit so far out of my 9.... Question did you you foundationless frames or no in yours? I used 3 foundation...
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    Re: Frame Design

    Instead of making all the joint cuts for the top bar to attach to the side couldn't you just attach flush with nails and then run a dowel through the top into the sides for strength? I have router...
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    Re: Frame Design

    That's what I thought and makes total sense.... I added two foundationless frames to each honey super so I could have cut comb this year but I didn't reinforce and they built and filled with no...
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    Re: Frame Design

    The 2 dowel looking guides inside your frame... Is that for strength???

    I know the thin line of foundation is to help the bees start....
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    Re: Four swarms so far this season!

    Sound like the ones I just bought....
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    Re: Four swarms so far this season!

    Are they all black or mostly black? I bought a new hive of German bees this year and they have a lot of black but not all black... If they are black I would love to see a pic...
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    Re: Four swarms so far this season!

    I have one of my 9 traps in my yard... I thought it might help mine if they swarmed.... This is first year so far they haven't....
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    Re: Frame Design

    I love trying to build my own too even if not much cheapier it's more satisfying... With help from this forum I have built 2 complete new hives with tops and bottom boards, 6 shallow honey supers, 4...
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    Re: Four swarms so far this season!

    It was my first catch and very cool....
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    Re: First trap out

    Okay I added back the trap today and the bees were using the attachment piece to come in and out the hive. They had also found another exit 3 feet down the tree so I closed that one up too...
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    Re: Four swarms so far this season!

    I am in the east bay and got one so far about 5 lb Italian swarm in my trap.... I reloaded all 9 of my traps today so hoping for a few more.....
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    Re: What are these???

    I pulled all my traps today and rebaited them and it looks like those were the only two infested with the crickets but one of my traps had 5-6 potato bugs??? Not sure how a potato bug gets 7 feet in...
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