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    Re: Hogan trap; more questions

    I used the Great Stuff once on a hive in the house walls. They ate a hole through it after it cured. I would use silicone.
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    Re: Feral colony

    That was my take on it jbeshearse. I'm pretty new at this and was only able to identify one queen, but we vacuumed up so many that there may have been another. I had also suspected that the end...
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    Re: Feral colony

    Thanks FlowerPlanter.

    I checked tonite at dusk and the hive was chock full of bees. This doesn't look like robbing. There was no fighting at the entrance. I'm going to super the hive and see...
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    Re: Feral colony

    Luterra, the tree had lost branches in a recent storm and was close enough to the neighbors house that they decided it had to come down. Given the gaping 6 foot long hollow, it seems to have been a...
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    Feral colony

    We rescued our first feral colony this weekend and some questions have arisen. This hive was 6 feet long and contained about 300 pounds of comb. I estimate about 2-300,000 bees as well. It seemed...
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    Re: Hi everyone

    Yes, but more importantly for us, there is a neighbor that has many years experience. We work together. Would never have attempted so many without his help.
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    When is it time to get a new yard?

    How does one tell when the bee yard is full?

    I have 21 acres of country land bordering a 179 acre marsh and am wondering just how many hives it will support or for that matter how to tell when...
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    Re: Rabbet Joint Hive box quality?

    We make our own as well. We went with rabbets and Titebond, then nailed with the brad gun. But as a final step we purchased some metal drywall corners, cut them to length and nailed them to each...
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    Hi everyone

    We're new and posting to say hello. We are from Wisconsin and have recently succumbed to the allure of beekeeping. We started last year with 12 hives and have expanded to 17 this year. Thanks for...
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