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    Re: Activity around hive and house

    this is the issue that I encounter with my neighbors; now that I am through the production period with minimal incident; any advice on how to keep the complaining to the minimum? I keep feed on the...
  2. Thread: Unwanted Bees

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    Re: Unwanted Bees

    I have been through this on the opposite side.
    The bees can be coming from the hives that you see; the bees can be coming from the farmer down the road; the bees can be coming from a feral hive....
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    Re: Bee-Swarm-Neighobors

    this is where the story ends; my immediate neighbors are actually good people; they came over today and said "we listened to you" and they found the yellow jacket nest that was the offending "swarm"...
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    Re: Bee-Swarm-Neighobors

    I take all of the proper steps to avoid swarming; the only thing I am not doing is putting in the slat by brushy mountain the keeps the queen from escaping. I have nine other hives at my other yard...
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    Re: Bee-Swarm-Neighobors

    I would not say any regularity; I would say that during the normal swarm season April and May; I get swarms which appears to be normal; after May 15th; I have only observed maybe one swarm. the...
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    Bee-Swarm-Neighobors

    so another of my neighbors was complaining that they got stung on their property, by my bees.
    through my filter it did sound like bees; it sounded like it was a fresh swarm making an initial...
  7. Thread: Requeening

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    Requeening

    How long after I receive a queen do I have to get her in a new hive? I know immediately is ideal.
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    Re: succession cells

    sometimes it is best just to leave things alone and hope for the best.
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    succession cells

    I noticed that one of my hives swarmed and had gone week. I can see succession cells hanging on some frames. I was careful to not disturb anything. do I just leave the hive alone, entrance reducer...
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    Re: systemic pesticides bayer

    Thanks I think the main one to discuss is Imidacloprid

    but the list

    Cyfluthrin
    Imidacloprid

    and also discuss

    tubuconazole
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    systemic pesticides bayer

    I mistakenly used some systemic pesticide on six knockout rose bushes....how much of a problem will using the systemic be for my bees? What if the neighbors use systemics? not much I can do about the...
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    neighbors party

    My neighbors (who like my bees) are going to have an outdoor party in about a month; I have five hives about 100 foot away from where they will set up; I have water sources between my hives and the...
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    swarm control-checkerboarding

    I have been managing my hives by going through them and if I see queen cups/swarm cells I pull the frame and do a split; move the frames around to open up the brood nest with drawn frame. I let the...
  14. Thread: splits

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    Re: splits

    I understand I am still figuring this aspect all out; I'll go through the hives in another two weeks and make observations, and decisions. My main objective is swarm control, and then probably...
  15. Thread: splits

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    Re: splits

    low 20's through thursday; daytime highs mid 40's tomorrow; mid-60's on tuesday, mid-40's weds, mid 50's thursday, mid-60's friday and winter weather breaks on thursday.

    two frames bees one frame...
  16. Thread: splits

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    splits

    I found a swarm cells today so I took them and put them in my queen castle with 2 frames of brood/pollen and a frame of honey. Its going to be cold the next 2 to 3 days then we should be past the...
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    Re: Neighbor Issues

    I keep syrup or water on the hives continually depending on the time of year; I have birdbaths on each property line; my neighbor who likes the bees has a pond....I try to be responsible.....
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    Re: Neighbor Issues

    well I concur....but reality is that he's 50 feet off the hives...he didn't have them before so I get the blame....now reality is that I am sure that I lost a swarm to the woods behind my house too...
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    Re: Neighbor Issues

    yes i give free honey to the neighbors on each side; offer the fruit on my blueberries. I installed water sources i have the openings pointed away fro his house; just the mid day sun hangs on his...
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    Re: Neighbor Issues

    :) I really have to get along.....and unfortunately what I see daily is a society of spineless wusses

    I want to abate the situation if at all possible, I do not need the conflict.

    What I saw...
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    Re: Neighbor Issues

    ........hmmmm but then my neighbors wouldn't be perplexed, I have flowers blooming all over the place and I have more bumble bees floating around then honey bees
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    Re: Neighbor Issues

    I live in the county so there are no ordinances or homeowners associations so there is nothing he can really do to me other than peer pressure or rally all the neighbors against me that don't like...
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    Neighbor Issues

    I have installed water sources between me and my neighbors.
    I grant that it is a bit cold; but he is complaining because there are about two dozen bees on the sunnyside of his lawn about noon time...
  24. Thread: harvest

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    Re: harvest

    I was asking a management questions.....I was thinking it was a good idea to give the bees room which is why I want to extract
  25. Thread: harvest

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    harvest

    some of my hives are chock full of honey; and I feed in the spring time....weather suppossed to be good tomorrow; I was thinking about taking some (I super) and leave a second super.....any advice?
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