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    Re: Rite Cell question

    I'm thinking the non-coated theory might be right. I used to use foundation as I've bad experiences with plastic in the past. Alex from Mann Lake gave me 5 frames to try and the bees seem to be...
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    Re: lemon grass amounts

    I've had 2 swarms land in a couple of dead-out hives in the last 2 weeks and neither had LGO in them, just drawn out frames. I have successfully used LGO before and it seems to help, but I mainly...
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    Re: Swarm Flight Distance Studies?

    Are you asking for how far they will fly right after leaving the hive or once they have already been out and are house hunting?

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    Re: Being sued for Bee stings?

    True that, and Flo will not show up to let you know that you are not alone. Heck, sometimes insurance companies are WORSE than Mayhem!

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    Re: Being sued for Bee stings?

    Just casually reading this post and one thing that comes to mind is people almost always say "I was stung by a bee", even when they can't identify the critter that stung them. It's sad that bees are...
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    Re: Brood nest on top?

    I had a hive that I forgot to reverse last year, the queen moved into the 2nd deep during the winter months and never went back down. I cracked the lid, saw how full of bees the hive was, so I put a...
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    Re: The stupidest thing I did while beeping was...

    Oh and by the way. I don't start messing with swarms without a veil until AFTER I've got and idea of what their demeanor is. I'll go without gloves from the start, but never without a veil.

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    Re: The stupidest thing I did while beeping was...

    Let's see:

    I was so use to my smoker not staying lit long (like other people) and there wasnt a hint of smoke coming out of it, so I set it down on a friends wooden railing. 20 mins later the...
  9. Re: Is it just me, or is everyone else having to feed their bees this year?

    My country hives have had enough. Out of 15, I have ONE! It's been a busy year, and dry too. All but one colony decided to pick up and leave to where there was real food. I've decided that I will...
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    Re: my Italian queen

    Are you sure it's not a crown logo or perhaps a tiara? I mean it is the queen after all.


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    Re: Lawyer bee swarm

    Nice pics! I'm glad it worked out for you. However, I am curious, since it was 2 clusters and I only see one hive, do you put them both in the same hive? To me, I see a prime and secondary swarm...
  12. Re: Q: How much time from hatching until swarm?

    Steven,

    Question #1 - if the hive is raising a queen, lets say just one, once she emerges, unless they have a reason to swarm out of the hive, they wont leave.

    As far as question # 2 and 3,...
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    Re: Help for All Beekeepers

    What about a loan to buy a farm or orchard and using that to expand?

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    Re: huge swarm - Avon, IL

    Hmm, bees flying free in the car...must be why my wife wont let me use the Tahoe.
    Nice swarm, congrats!

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    Re: Rant: Lying Cutout Callers

    This is why I have not done any cut outs this year. My wife keeps bugging me to do them since its a good way to make some cash, but at the same time. No one wants to be honest. I had one cut out a...
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    Re: Why are my bees not using the bottom box?

    Ususally when I have this happen, it's coming out of winter. The bees move in to the second hive body, but for some reason refuse to go back down. I've even had a colony swarm that had an empty...
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    Re: Tattered Wings on new queen.

    My parents were down for Mother's day and while they were here, it was kind of late, so my dad and I walked out just to take a glance at the hives. We were not planning on doing and inspection or...
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    Re: pinch bugs ?

    Not a big fan of Earwigs we had them a lot in Santa Maria. I didn't really notice them in Galt until I moved a little closer to the outskirts of town, now I see them all the time, I still don't like...
  19. Thread: Note to self

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    Re: Note to self

    Also, if you put 9 frames in a 10 frame box and spread them out some, they will make the cells deeper so the uncapping knife will hit more cells when you are cutting them open.

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    Re: Missed a nice Swarm today

    Missed a swarm last Friday, it landed in a tree around 10:30, and sat there all day. Somewhere between 5:30 pm and 7 pm it left and no one heard a thing. Grrrrr. Least it looks like you'll get a...
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    Re: Queen cell cup: Plastic vs. beeswax?

    I started on plastic and hated it. I moved over to wax foundation shortly after that. Man, putting frames togther, running wire and melting foundation on to it was time consuming. Then when the...
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    Re: When Will It End?

    It's gotten so that I pass on more than I pick up. There was one in a tree near by and I missed it. That's the first time that I've ever seen a swarm move after 3pm. I went and told the person...
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    Re: Have others seen more swarms then normal?

    Very mild winter here, swarms were OFF THE HOOK!

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    Re: Slideshow: Amazing Feats of Urban Beekeeping

    They needed these pictures for the city counsel meeting in Oakley the other night. I do not understand how a city like San Fran will allow bees, but these narrow minded small towns say "no".

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    Re: Oakley City Counsel Help

    What was the cities reason for deciding against it? Just curious, but the 3 people that stepped up against, did you know any of them and what was their reason for going against it?

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