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    Chalkbrood has not been a problem for me for...

    Chalkbrood has not been a problem for me for about 8 years since I relocated my hive from a cold air pocket. Now I have lots in a split. Is it the "fault" of the new queen? My inclination is to...
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    Hi, J & L. It is absolutely imperative that...

    Hi, J & L. It is absolutely imperative that every colony, no matter how small, be able to keep out robbers and yellow jackets. For my solution to this problem, address <pugetsoundbees.org>, click...
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    Hi, Bobby. My bee vac works really great. I use...

    Hi, Bobby. My bee vac works really great. I use a shop vac to activate a suction box which strains out the bees. Here's how I made it. Lay a piece of masonite on the floor and place a 2 pound...
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    Hi, Rod. The way I make 2 queen hives is almost...

    Hi, Rod. The way I make 2 queen hives is almost as I describe in another Forum: Address <pugetsoundbees.org>, click on Resources, scroll down and click on Forum, click on Maximizing the Spring...
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    For a slightly different take, address...

    For a slightly different take, address <pugetsoundbees.org>, click on Resources, scroll down and click on Forum, click on "Maximizing the Spring Honey Crop". Most of this does not address your...
  6. There is a sure-fire, relatively easy way to...

    There is a sure-fire, relatively easy way to requeen; can you bear to hear someone talk this way? It uses a "Thurber Long Cage" as described in Roy Thurber's book, "Bee Chats, Tips and Gadgets", now...
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    I got this idea from a book by Jacox and am very...

    I got this idea from a book by Jacox and am very pleased with the results. Starting with the standard cowhide gloves - I prefer the non-ventilated ones - slit the stitching on the thumb, index and...
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    I don't own a bee suit and wear blue jeans and...

    I don't own a bee suit and wear blue jeans and black socks with sandals when working a hive. Most of the time the bees which get excited and fly do not land on me so, naturally, do not sting. But if...
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    Hi, Bill. "Everyone" says bee hives cannot be...

    Hi, Bill. "Everyone" says bee hives cannot be moved 100 yards but this is not so. If you are willing/able to spend the time, it can be done. I move a hive 25 feet every year with complete success....
  10. Hi, Dave. 1. To avoid extracting from a frame...

    Hi, Dave. 1. To avoid extracting from a frame with brood in it, move it above a queen excluder for 12 days (for sealed brood) or 21 days (for eggs) before extracting. 2. To cause swarms to...
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    Hi, Barry. "Let the bees have honey for feed,...

    Hi, Barry. "Let the bees have honey for feed, not sugar syrup." Bees do not feed on sugar syrup. They feed on honey, some of which is made from nectar, some of which is made from sugar syrup. I...
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    Sometimes when I have some frames I want the bees...

    Sometimes when I have some frames I want the bees to empty, I hesitate to set them out in the open, fearing getting a robbing frenzy started. So I put them in an empty hive body above the inner...
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