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    Re: Feral Stock of Bees in Barn Wall

    IF the hive is truley that large, you may have several different colonies. The number of entrances may give you an idea on how many colonies there are. If there is one entrance, the max one hive can...
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    Re: Swarm Max Weight?

    I've had them weigh as much as 7 lbs.
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    Re: Over wintered Honey

    Like stated before, make sure the bees have enough for themselves AND there is a good flow going on. Myself, I'm not a huge fan of spring honey. It's mostly goldenrod honey and is much darker and...
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    Re: What's a typical nuc cost?

    Expensive? I have a beekeeper who advertises nukes for 200.00. While another less than 20 miles away sells for 145.00.
  5. Re: Cross your fingers northeast, here come the arctic temps

    9 here now. Time will tell the tale. All the hives were humming yesterday. Good luck all.
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    Re: Does a Swarm Create a New Queen?

    The rationale behind a swarm is that the hive is busting at the seams with bees and needs room. This tends to happen once a year (if not more) in a feral setting for an established hive. In this case...
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    Re: Colorado Bee Vac Review

    I own and operate a honey bee removal company and am a residential builder. As far as the colorado bee vac itself, I have never used one but it appears to built well construction wise.
    I do like...
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    Re: What nails should I use?

    A ring shank or "splitless" galvanized nail works real well. More often, the nail is used to hold the wood together until the glue bonds the two pieces together.
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    Re: Maui beekeepers?

    Did not get any pics of the beach, but I can tell you the waves were large! 15-20 feet when driving through.
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    Re: Maui beekeepers?

    150 Pulehu Nui Rd. Kula Hi 96790 pretty much the center of the island.
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    Re: Maui beekeepers?

    Just got back last night. Suffering from serious jet lag. We did get to visit the beekeeper in Maui. We got the tour of the farm from an intern who's name was Briden. Very intelligent young man who...
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    Re: Maui beekeepers?

    This is the beekeeper I wil be visiting.

    http://www.mauibees.com/Maui_Bees/Home.html

    Mark Damon.
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    Re: Maui beekeepers?

    Buzzing out tomorrow my friends. I hooked up with one apiary/beekeepe on the Island so far. The wife has gotten real antsy the last two days. I will make sure to take plenty of bee pics! Take care.
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    Re: What is Michgian Right to Farm act

    Local overrides federal. Hives.... what hives?
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    Re: Gift of Honey from Jim Lyon

    Ok... for some reason about halfway through the video, I had an overwhelming urge to make a sandwich. Then, as I was making it, it dawned on me. Am I the ONLY one that doesn't have Jim's honey? WT...
  16. Re: Bee removal from stucco wall in Palm Bay, FL

    The heat difference usually is only two to three degrees sometimes, depending on the wall/structure composition. I've seen it increase as much as eight degrees on normal drywall. The techs were hard...
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    Re: Year after year swarm

    I use my 5 frame medium nucs and double stack them. They are built exactly like a normal sized lang hive, but smaller. One ratchet strap around the whole thing and secured with the tag end of the...
  18. Re: Who puts swarm traps in or near their apiary in case thier own hives swarm?

    I put swarm traps up at the yards, but never caught a swarm. Primariliy because my hives are managed often enough that they don't get full enough to swarm.
  19. Thread: Frame Perch

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    Re: Frame Perch

    When I remember to use my frame rest, I love it. Most often I prop the frames against another hive.
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    Re: 10 frame entrance guard with excluder

    A queen excluder on the entrance? Not a good idea. The drones will not be able to get out and do their thing. Good hive management is the key to swarm control.
  21. Re: Bee removal from stucco wall in Palm Bay, FL

    Nice removal. I like the flir as well, but cannot justify the cost. I run these with my techs. Does the same thing (detect heat sourrce) but doesn't give my techs anything to watch. lol
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    Re: Which Queen survives?

    It's always best to determine the best laying/productive queen and do away with the other in your situation. The strongest is not always the victor.
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    Re: Checking on Bees in winter. How often?

    Myself, I typically do not check on my bees until early March. I make sure they have sufficient honey (add/move honey frames) stores AND add supplimental feed to the tops of the hive before I close...
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    Re: Cells filled with Propolis?

    I've seen this on some very old comb from cutouts from time to time. It's pretty usless when it gets this old and needs to be removed so the bees can have space to build new comb.
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    Re: First Swarm Catch of 2016!

    We are about 3 months away from swarm season. It can't get here soon enough for me. lol I'm going through some swarm DT's. The pic helps. Vids would really do the trick though, just sayin.
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