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    Re: Swarm 80 feet up in a tree...now what?

    I use a bow and arrow with fishing reel after i shoot the arrow over limb with fishing string pull larger cord over limb pull bucket up with a frame of empy comb in bucket give a good yank and let...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    one on 04/09 low to ground caught and doing fine two more 04/11 still about 40 foot in tree their spending second nite up tree first nite rain all nite and looks like tonite will be cool got...
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    Re: when is it time to pinch a queen

    I removed her,,,,,,,,, the hive is strong enough to raise a new queen with alot of un sealed honey so i put a frame of grafts in after 2 hours , waited 24 and checked , not one,, grafted again and...
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    Re: when is it time to pinch a queen

    thanks Ray the queen that had built up good was very dark was one reason i wonted to keep her to see how she would do but now she has no brood at all or eggs as far as i could see without my...
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    when is it time to pinch a queen

    if i have nucs that just didnt build up from a spring start do i pinch and add a ripe Q cell, if im not seeing eggs or brood but queen looks good with no flow or is she holding back for some...
  6. Thread: 4 queen swarm

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    4 queen swarm

    what is the chance of haveing 4 queens come out with swarm. caught one today that i put in 4 hives cause first it landed in 3 clusters then i found another one on side of a tree, i know it had a...
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    Re: Shade grown Nucleus Colonies

    hive beetles hit my nucs hard last year in shade grew great but was killed by beetles, going to full sun this year and grabbing any beetles i see early hopeing for better luck this year. so far not...
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    Re: What's your favorite sting remedy?

    clorox bleach a little dab will do ya, it works try it
  9. Re: Ben Harden Method of Raising Honey Bee Queen Cells

    solomon after reading your blog i remembered I had to get my cups polished for my second graft to take plus last year i grafted in the kitichen,, this year im doing it in open sided barn with wind...
  10. Re: Ben Harden Method of Raising Honey Bee Queen Cells

    wvbees queen raiseing not as easy in march as it was in mid- may of last year i found out,, first graft 0 out of 25 , second graft 14 out of 25 have let some cells get too cold i guess, 4 of them...
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    a good candy to feed nuc

    I would like to know of a good candy that would take care of one deep frame of brood/covered with bees. have homemade frame feeder with damp sugar now sugar/water started...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    36263 east central alabama 3 /19 landed in top of Tulip Popular stayed 24 hours and away they went, at least im helping restock our wild population that had died off.
  13. Re: Ben Harden Method of Raising Honey Bee Queen Cells

    wvbees I had bout 2 that didnt hatch died in cell my fault more than likely I had 17 laying untill shb slimed me. killed rest from a newbe mistake
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    Re: wiring foundationless frames

    fatman in ga. uses fishing line i all so am trying it, guess it will be strong enough seems to be pretty good
  15. Re: Ben Harden Method of Raising Honey Bee Queen Cells

    wvbees i made two grafts last year one was in a single deep and one was in deep and a super both did really good .( was my first time grafting ) I had two hives got enough queens in two grafting to...
  16. Ben Harden Method of Raising Honey Bee Queen Cells

    was wondering why i never see this method of raising queens, worked great for me last year. if any one knows a down side I would like to know here is the link to page ...
  17. Thread: queens not laying

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    Re: queens not laying

    Kaz my first sign was one of the nuks cleaning out brood but as someone said on here in a week it can be too late all was going well so i hadnt checked them is only a short time but was too late ...
  18. Thread: queens not laying

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    Re: queens not laying

    two queen excluders together just to be sure they couldnt reach each other ...
  19. Thread: queens not laying

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    queens not laying

    hi started 15 nuks got all queens laying and with brood by the first of june then the first of july shb hit me put in new hives and saved as much comb as could finally got shb under control i got 5...
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