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    Re: Questions on two first year hives

    And if you start with two you need equipment for three and you don't have enough equipment for two already. Extract some honey and give them room. Let nature take care of the rest.
  2. Re: bee hive in wall and I want to tap into it!!

    Hogan trap? You put brood in the trap that draws the queen to lay in it and then trap her there with a QE. Hopefully all the brood in the wall hatches without a queen cell being started. If that...
  3. Re: Loss of land access has me selling, but I'll be back.

    There are no clubs in PA? Offing hives should not be difficult. Getting what you want for them might be difficult.
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    Re: 1.6 miles ≠ 2 miles ...

    The double switch maybe a teaching thing. Do a short hop first say 100-300 ft. Let them all find the new location and then do the long hop. In a sense let them get used to moving.
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    Re: Shaking Laying Worker "Horror" Story

    Spelling "you don't know what went wrong"
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    Re: Shaking Laying Worker "Horror" Story

    I know what difference does it make? The LWs are still 70 yards away from other hives. The problem is the hive they took over was weak. Move that hive to another yard and you wouldn't have had the...
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    Re: Southern New York honey flow???

    Maybe some of the southern boys will chime in but July up here is slower than May and June, normally. You still should see some honey packed away and then you hope for the fall flow. They do have...
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    Re: Price of beeswax

    Maybe he's got more than one honey.:D
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    Re: Shaking Laying Worker "Horror" Story

    If a bee can fly it can fly 5 miles. Another 70 yards is not going to make a difference. Don't worry about warning other people. You don't know what went wrong even though you think you do. I...
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    Re: Backfilling brood nest?

    If you put a deep in a medium frame I would go to a hobby shop and buy a length of balsa triangular stock and stick it to the bottom of the frame. I think that will give you a nice straight comb on...
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    Re: Getting stung from something.

    It has been a long while since I intervened to add a box and tonight again I went out to see if they were pissy. The one big hive is a frenzy but not robbing. The other two are very active but all...
  12. Thread: Help!

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    Re: Help!

    I thought hummingbirds were migratory. We have them now don't you get them in the fall?
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    I am sorry, I didn't mean to compare your operation to a horse and carriage. It clearly isn't.
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    Re: Shaking Laying Worker "Horror" Story

    I don't think the LW's made it back and entered another hive that wasn't theirs. Were there bees on the brood frames you put in the nuc on the 23?
  15. Thread: Help!

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    Re: Help!

    Do your inlaws know the difference between a honeybee and a wasp?
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    Re: Getting stung from something.

    :p:D
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    Re: Getting stung from something.

    I tried not to be too intrusive.;)
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    Re: Getting stung from something.

    How can you see a stinger in your own cheek or the top of your head? My wife was not around and I wasn't going to stop what I was doing. No sign of a stinger an hour later but I was digging at it...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    Interesting, coming out of Finland and written in english.
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    Nice Ian. Looks like a gold mine there. Is this typical beekeeping in Canada? It is obvious that you use a crane to work these hives and I see only one person. I would expect two people. Maybe...
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    Getting stung from something.

    Yesterday I got stung in the cheek weed whacking in the garden. Ok, bees don't like weed whackers. Today I got stung mowing the lawn on a rider. Nailed me right in the bald spot. I am thinking Ot...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    I could appreciate it if I knew what it was. You said 40-50 frames. I made assumptions that this was a 10 frame hive. Forty frames would be four boxes. I assume medium size but you haven't said. ...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    Those 40 or 50 frames could be reduced to 8 and those 8 frames could be actuated by one lever. Now tell me how little this bucket would be.
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    Of course you are right because the system for harvesting on a commercial bases has not been invented yet. The same forklift might be used to move large bulk containers of extracted honey from a...
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    Re: Price of beeswax

    My point is he could go to church and rob the candles and melt them down if you give him an incentive.
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