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    Re: 1st Swarm of 2016 in Tidewater Virginia

    My thoughts exactly. Need more Nuc buyers this year who only want one hive!
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    Re: 1st Swarm of 2016 in Tidewater Virginia

    I had to brush the bees into my swarm bucket as I didn't bring my bee vac. I despise using a brush, but I didn't want to chance coming back home & getting my bee vac.

    I think I have met Hodgie...
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    1st Swarm of 2016 in Tidewater Virginia

    Got a call at about 12:30 this afternoon about a swarm. Gentleman was about 10 minutes away and indicated that the bees had just landed in a tree in his backyard. The bees came from his own hive,...
  4. Thread: Virgin Queen

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    Virgin Queen

    I have been doing a trap out of bees thay are in an oak tree.

    The 7th time I pulled bees from this tree I smoked the bees in the tree repeatedly hoping to drive out the queen. I ended up with...
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    Re: Cutting Rite-cell?

    Put the blade of the saw in opposite of the way it's supposed to go. this will work on a miter saw, circular saw, or a table saw. This is how contractors, including myself, cut vinyl siding to...
  6. Re: thougts on 4 fame med nuc for raising queens and making splits

    Not sure if what I have done pictured below is what you are talking about, but it sure sounds like it.

    I also run all 8 frame mediums, so I divided an 8 frame box with 1/8" luan, split my bottom...
  7. Thread: Sealing wood

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    Re: Sealing wood

    I have used Sikkens starting this season. Purchased at Home Depot for $42 per gallon. So far I am very pleased with the results! I'll see how it holds up in future years, but so far I'm impressed!...
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    Re: Glenn Apiaries - Pol-Line queens

    The following photos are brood patterns of some Pol - Line Queens that I got from Velbert and created Nucs with them on 8/1. Hope to be able to get them through the winter & graft from them next...
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    Re: Viability of Drones from Laying Workers

    Thanks so much for the responses. I sure don't want to try it I was just curious.
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    Viability of Drones from Laying Workers

    I'm not sure if this has been addressed here on BS, & I apologize if this question seems really ridiculous.

    We all hope that we never encounter a laying worker in the first place.

    However, I am...
  11. Re: What's this Northern Virginia weed bees love?

    A form of Lespedeza?
  12. Re: super slow motion educational bee film 2 mins long please watch

    This is really nice. I really enjoyed it.
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    Re: Lancaster Pa. area suppliers?

    Ike at Forest Hill is great & they produce some excellent woodenware! I visited Lancaster last year & I have been there once already this year. Each visit I made sure that I "needed" something...
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    Re: Jigs for makign your own

    Daniel,

    Thank You for the drawing.

    I plan to make one.

    Marvin
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    Re: Jigs for makign your own

    Spinner

    I really like the looks of your box joint jig also! Do you have any plans for the one you have constructed?

    Appreciate a parts list & drawings if you have anything.

    Regards,
    Marvin
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    Re: Jigs for makign your own

    Daniel,
    I can picture what you are describing.
    I can tell you first hand how dangerous a T'S can be. 8 years ago I cut 2 fingers, (not off) but I can speak from experience it happened so fast if I...
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    Re: Jigs for makign your own

    Daniel Y

    I appreciate the photos of your box joint jig, but do you have a pattern of what you made it from?

    I just bought a new T'S off of Craigslist. RIDGID T'S 3660 4 years old, but still in...
  18. Re: Feeding candy boards or cooked sugar bricks in winter

    Paul,
    Thank you for the detailed sugar brick making recipe. I will give it a try & store them until I need them. I am assuming in my area that I won't need to add them to the hives until mid to...
  19. Re: Feeding candy boards or cooked sugar bricks in winter

    Please list if known exact "best" way to make the bricks without worrying about caramelizing the sugar? Thanks Marvin
  20. Thread: Bees Gone!

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    Bees Gone!

    I did a cut out with my mentor on 4/20. To make a long story short, the hive went queen less and I ended up with a LW. I ordered a new queen & shook out the bees & moved the empty hive back in the...
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    Re: Split challenge.

    David,

    Then what I am proposing to do is too risky if I am understanding you right. I just spotted eggs in the swarm hive last Friday. Yes you are correct in that I do not have the resources to...
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    Re: Split challenge.

    I have a question. I have a swarm that was caught on 4/27, I checked on 5/10 and saw eggs a drawn comb with nectar and pollen. I just received a mated queen and would like to split this swarm in...
  23. Thread: Cut out

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    Re: Cut out

    Checked hive today and found hatched queen cell. Lots of bees active in the hive. Did not spot queen but I didn't leave the hive open but maybe 5 minutes. Hope to see eggs & brood the next time I...
  24. Thread: Cut out

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    Re: Cut out

    Once again I appreciate all the info provided. My mentor and I are going to do a quick inspection tomorrow just to determine if the queen cell has hatched or not and then close it right back up. We...
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    Re: Cut out

    I appreciate all the information provided. My mentor & I plan to do a quick hive inspection on Saturday to see if the queen has hatched, if not then he will be giving me some brood to place in the...
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