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  1. Re: 5.5 week old package w/supersedure cell?? HELP!

    Those are drones cells.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    5-19-2013 - 1 swarm in the same bush as a removal I did last week (not the same branches however)

    Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    5-11-2013 - 2 swarms in Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
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    Re: Angry bees...cause?

    I can't say definitively, but based on my experience as an active goat rancher I disagree with the previous posts. I let goats graze around my hives and they are never stung (actually, take that back...
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    Re: chicken feed and bees

    My bees mess around at our chicken feeders during this time of year, not sure why but there is something attractive to them. We only feed organic soy, corn and canola free feed so I am not worried...
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    Re: New member Strawberry, Az.

    I would recommend getting in contact with Joseph Clemens :thumbsup:.

    I can help put you in touch if you can't get a hold of him, but PM'ing him here on beesource should work just fine.
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    Honey Bee Tracking Box

    Not sure if this has been discussed on the forums, but definitely an interesting read:

    http://www.maxjusticz.com/honey-bee-tracking-box/
  8. Bees in the news - in a bad way again

    I am not sure what the heck is being taught/shared with the Beekeepers Association of Central Arizona, but if some of you are on beesource please PM me. I am ashamed and astonished by this article,...
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    Re: Flow in the desert?

    We are getting our monsoon rains now and things always pick up right afterwards. The desert is a funny place and vegetation/forage can change almost on a line drawn in the sand. I am not familiar...
  10. Re: Mobile Hive Tracks is finally here!

    Probably just me, but I assumed this was an app for some reason and got excited (I'm an Android enthusiast - currently running Android 4.1, Jellybean). This is just a webpage scaled for mobile users....
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    Re: Easy 5-frame nuc plans

    Here is my version using medium frame dimensions:
    http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=87de82d68825fb16dcf929bd42c2756&ct=mdsa
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    Re: How does one keep only TWO hives?

    I also live in Africanized territory - in fact the "Killer Bee Guy" lives about 40 miles from me. I don't have any plans to replace queens every spring and practice open-mating. Just something to...
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    Re: How does one keep only TWO hives?

    I would vote for a much more simple approach to maintaining only two hives. Let them "bee". Add enough supers for them to fill your honey needs for the year, and once they outgrow that space they...
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    Re: Owens Bee Vac from Brushy Mtn?

    I have no experience with the Owens bee vac, however the price seems very high for what it is. I went with a BushKill BeeVac (8-frame version) and love it http://beevac.com/buynow/. I ordered the Pro...
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    Re: southern AZ advice: now what?

    There are indeed a few draws on the back side of the Huachuca mountains that are a microcosm of environments you would not expect in a desert environment.
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    Re: southern AZ advice: now what?

    Are you referring to the winter dearth? We have another flow coming during/after monsoon. It's mainly creosote in my immediate area (I'm about 1500' higher) but nonethless your nectar gathering...
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    Re: Hogan style trapout

    I completely agree! :D

    I guess what I was getting at was, is there a way to use the Hogan trap out to remove a colony if the home owner wanted the bees gone, or are we talking about a cut-out at...
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    Re: Hogan style trapout

    I am considering doing a Hogan style trap out on a tree about 25 or 30 feet up soon (its going to be a logistical nightmare - should be fun). My intent is to use the "survivor colony" to increase my...
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    Re: Upper Hive enterance

    I've noticed a lot of people seem overly concerned (IMO) with maintaining the "perfect hive" as I like to call it. To each their own, but a little burr comb is no issue with me, and although I didn't...
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    Re: Upper Hive enterance

    The bottom entrance is a drone escape hole, there is a queen excluder in that picture right underneath the spacer. I don't normally run a queen excluder, but you have to have a drone escape if you...
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    Re: Upper Hive enterance

    Here is how I ran my upper entrances last year (directly above the brood boxes):
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    The spacer is just 1"x2" furring strips stapled together on three sides. I don't use that garden cover...
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    Re: Aspiring AZ Beekeeper

    You should stop by and visit the ranch soon...we are just up the road from you (relatively speaking).

    Welcome to the forums!
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    Re: For those with 8 frame mediums

    I use two medium 8-frame boxes for brood rearing and recommend letting the bees sort things out. That being said, I do own a few queen excluders and I am still deciding on if I want to continue using...
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    Re: 8-Frame Bee Vac

    :lpf: Should have seen that coming...




    I realize the amount of time is probably not much, but spring time is super busy for me and I can justify the cost versus time savings so I can focus on...
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    8-Frame Bee Vac

    So, after thinking and procrastinating all winter about should I or shouldn't I build my own bee vac, I find myself still without one and having some future removals, the first in about two weeks.
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