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    Re: Help with a hive cutout please

    Do a google search for bee vac There is lots of Info out there on bee vac's I would suggest making one that uses a hive body so you don't have to move the "Bee's twice. My $.02 worth
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    Re: Help with a hive cutout please

    Watch the Video's on jpthebeeman youtube You will learn a lot about cut out's.
  3. Thread: trap out kit?

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    Re: trap out kit?

    You can buy Cleo Hogan's Trap Out Kit from Kelly BeeKeeping Co. Do a Google search for "Cleo Hogan's Trap Out". Cleo will also help you with it if you have problems making it work. Just give him...
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    Re: My son gave me this last night.

    Since I have been working with my Grandson to get him interested in Bee's & BeeKeeping, I hope I have such an impact & memories. He also has 2 teenage Twin Boys so the competition is strong there...
  5. Re: Undistrubed Colony for 10 yrs. - Honey and Bees

    I understand where you are coming from on the Swarms but where are the Swarms coming from that repopulates the hives then? Unless there are other managed hives around close by. If they are coming...
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    Re: Fantastic phone call

    Duck Tape, The friendly fixer upper, has a 1000 uses and always works in a pinch. Great for closing up rotted places and cracks in hive bodies. Well you get the Idea. Make sure that you...
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    Re: swarms and catching swarms.......

    When setting up your Box for swarm catching, it won't hurt to add a "swarm lure" or Lemongrass oil to help attract the swarm to your box. Can't hurt and both are cheap. Dale
  8. Re: Trapout side of hill. Looking for advice. **Picture**

    Read up on Cleo Hogans method. I don't know your circumstances or how hard the dirt is around the entrance but you might be able to figure a way to close off the entrance to make it work for you....
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    Re: Reliquifying buckets

    I don't have several Buckets of Honey to reliquidfy but for 1 bucket I use the large Black Trash Bags. Sit the Bucket in the Bag, sit it out in the Sun for a day and it Warms up enough to reliquidfy...
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    Re: Feeding with hive top feeders

    If you think you have sneaky robbers getting in, put the entrance reducers on with 1 to2 Bee's wide so the Guard Bee's can protect it.
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    Re: re-liquifying honey

    I had a 5 Gal. Bucket of Crystallized Honey I put in a Black plastic Trash bag and closed it and set it out in the sun for a day. I used an Infrared Thermometer and by evening it was 109*F. Worked...
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    Re: Bees in a tree .. when , and how to trap

    Here is the link to Cleo Hogan's Trap out for Bee's. http://honey-sun.com/tech-tools/hogans-bee-trap/
  13. Thread: Storing Supers

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    Re: Storing Supers

    I second Mr. Beeman's idea. Been storing mine this way with no problems. The secret is plenty of Air and Light. Dale
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    Re: Celebrity Beekeeper

    The article said that he has a gardener and SHE takes care of the BEE's!
  15. Thread: Wd-40

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    Re: Wd-40

    Bee's don't like the discharge of the mower hitting their HOME either. Don't ask me how I learned that. They also don't like the Exhaust from my Truck either. Still learning at 86 Yrs. At least I...
  16. Thread: Wax Moth question

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    Re: Wax Moth question

    When you ask a question about Wax Moth like that, you will get all kinds of answers. If the damage is BAD, then discard the Wax, if not, the bee's can handle minor damage from the wax moth. You will...
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    Re: two nucs, one doing great, one not so good

    That is the advantage of having 2 hives, so you can compare 1 to the other. Might help if you could give the weak hive a frame of Eggs and Brood. Maybe you can get a frame from who ever you got the...
  18. Thread: scale for honey

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    Re: scale for honey

    Like the Guy said, he has Lawyer gene's in his family. He is worrying about something that likely won't happen anyway, but I guess it keeps his brain busy.
  19. Re: Help! I screwed up my first cut-down split - Does it need to be corrected urgent

    Remember, you are not the first "NEW BEEKEEPER" and you will make mistakes. Don't start down that "WHAT IF" road, that is for Worriers. The Bee's have been taking care of them selves for Thousands...
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    Re: Bummer from a removal last night

    I don't understand why the Bee's were still in the HOSE. Just turn the Vacuum on and suck them into the box. Fix the Vacuum so that you can take the hose out of the hole and close the hole. Even a...
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    Re: Capping Tank Ideas?

    I use a plastic storage box that I bought at WALLY WORLD. I made a 1" square piece of wood long enough to go across the narrow part, (you will have to use some sort of an anchor bolt (one on each...
  22. Re: Cut out bad comb, honey everywhere. Should I worry?

    If you have Robbing, due to the honey=nectar spill, you can put on a "ROBBER SCREEN". It will confuse the robbers & you may think that the Bee's from your hive will have a trouble figuring out how to...
  23. Re: dropped off bees at wrong location, i have to move them

    The alternative is to just move them to the other guy's place and put some grass or a branch with a lot of leaves on at the hive openings so the Bee's will have to reorient to their new location when...
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    Re: Noobs: Be careful not to boil your syrup!!!

    When making the 1-1 syrup, I use equal parts Water and Sugar and mix it with a Cordless drill and a paint mixer that they use for 5 Gal. Buckets of Paint. Let it sit a while and then mix some more....
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    Re: To those who claim they never ever get stung

    I keep a bottle of Bendadryl Allergy in my tool box for times when I get stung. It helps with the itching and swelling. Liquid gets into your system quicker.
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