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  1. Thread: Late swarm

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    Re: Late swarm

    Here's a couple photos from my new hive location and my property. I hope there's forage in all the red clover, etc. I don't really know for sure what kind of forage is here for them right now.
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  2. Thread: Late swarm

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    Re: Late swarm

    I plan to either make a path/tunnel to allow them out in the winter, or carry them out when it's nice enough for flying. I prefer the first option since I did the second option last time and it's no...
  3. Thread: Late swarm

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    Re: Late swarm

    Thanks for the encouragement. I really don't have any resources to give them. I hope there's a little fall forage out there for them for a while. The bees have been clustered for at least 3 days...
  4. Thread: Late swarm

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    Late swarm

    I got a swarm today, which is very late in the year. It was 3 ft. off the ground and an easy catch. I would say somewhere around 3 pounds. I have enough drawn comb and will feed like crazy for a...
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    Re: last hive cut out of the year for me

    That's pretty wow. Thanks.
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    Re: How do you follow a "bee line" ?

    Makes sense to me.
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    Re: How did you get into beekeeping?

    I don't know for sure what made me think about beekeeping one winter, but I spent the winter studying beekeeping. One day in early summer the same year, I got out of my car at my shop and was...
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    Re: Nature's Brutality

    I agree with you John. Man is unique to all other created things. If you were to conclude that man should be like the bees and be 'efficient', then you would see brutality, slaughter, suffering,...
  9. Re: Phrases I just wouldn't have expected to say till I started beekeeping

    Good one. Dandelions and clover are now nice looking in the yard.
  10. Re: Phrases I just wouldn't have expected to say till I started beekeeping

    I'm going to open up a bee hive and check it out.
  11. Re: Stupid question: how many beekeepers are scared of bees?

    I can relate to this one. I can't wait (but do) to check out a hive the next time and have no fear when everything's well and they ignore me, but when they start buzzing my face bumping the veil I...
  12. Re: Stupid question: how many beekeepers are scared of bees?

    I am only scared of the back end of the bees, especially from the bees that are mad at me. I agree that they do try to get even with you as you are innocently strolling in the yard. Actually, I am...
  13. Re: Just lost 2 queens from my 2 hives- now what??

    Be careful to make sure there's no queen. There could be other things happening. Were there swarms and now new queens that aren't laying yet? Is there a reason they stopped laying temporarily? ...
  14. Thread: Trapout woes

    by DanielD
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    Re: Trapout woes

    I'm not real experienced, but have 'listened' a lot on this site. I have a question or two. What are the bees doing with the 6 frames in the trap out box? Are they storing? Are there eggs, etc.? ...
  15. Re: This should be interesting to see if it affects the big box stores

    Though I do have some concerns about over use of pesticides, I got a bit skeptical of the source when I read that he was holding a frame full of bees in the photo.
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    Re: Am I doing the right thing???

    I am not an expert by any stretch, but I would guess the second swarm was with a virgin queen that needs to mate successfully and later begin laying. I don't know the exact time frame of that...
  17. Re: Difference in hives , Should I be worried ?

    That sounds like a lot of sugar since May. If you are still feeding them, has the one run out of room and swarmed?
  18. Re: Things went from good to questionable, to bad...predators and the hives

    It reminds me of the time I came out of a tent at midnight to a bear in the Boundary Waters in MN as it was checking out the food. Of course I had no weapon, wearing long johns and a tee shirt, with...
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    Re: 2014 USDA farm bill

    Oh, my.
  20. Re: Queen Elizabeth giving grants for bee keeping

    Carrot on a stick.
  21. Re: Baking soda blaster for the application of powdered sugar.

    Are you wanting to fill empty comb for feeding/winter stores, etc.? That would be 'application'.
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    Re: Swing Bucket Extraction?

    How about secure the frames in a bucket or buckets, find a merry-go-round at a park and strap on the buckets, then push it like mad. It would be a good idea to not have children on board.
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    Re: First stage of house trap out in place

    You could get a different kind of buzz there.
  24. Thread: Birds and bees

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    Re: Birds and bees

    I think it's quite alright to take out the bird if it's destructive. We are becoming way too concerned about a bird here. It's pretty, but the world will keep turning if one doesn't exist anymore. ...
  25. Re: What? Swarm left hive, tornadoed around, then went BACK IN. What?

    I wouldn't really know for sure, but could the queen have taken flight for mating and the hive sent her off, so to speak?
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