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    Help ID this Tree

    This tree is in my yard, I saw some bees working it. Hope someone can tell me what kind it is.
    Thanks Bobby338339340
  2. Thread: Uncapped Honey

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    Uncapped Honey

    Getting ready to pull some supers that I know have been capped. But also I know I will have a few that will not be capped and only drawn out with maybe some uncapped honey or nectar in them. I don't...
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    Re: 25 lbs. crush & strain

    I usually wash the wax a little in some cold water just to get rid of some of the left over honey, then melt the wax in a solar wax melter ( there are plans on here to make one ) then make a few...
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    Re: Help ID these please

    Neil,
    There is a pin on the inner board on both ends that I guess you would pull out. Does a regular jig just hold all 10 frames together with the spring and board on each end so you can nail all 10...
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    Re: Help ID these please

    Thanks all,

    I agree with you all, on the red one being a bee escape, there is a slot on the other side that's not shown for bees to come up and out through the red cones. I've just never seen one...
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    Help ID these please

    Hey folks,
    I bought some equipment from a gentleman a while back who had bought it from a Bee keeper who had since passed away. He had some really neat things that were well made. I have a couple...
  7. Thread: Sugared Super

    by Bob Bee
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    Sugared Super

    I pulled honey yesterday, on one hive that I left an extra super at end of last year, ( meaning Brood box, one super plus the extra super ) I pulled 3 total from this hive, the top two looked great...
  8. Thread: What to do

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    What to do

    I wanted to get some opinions/advice on what to do with a hive like this. The is 1 deep with 1 shallow , both are in terrible shape. The deep is almost flat on the bottom board which looks in bad...
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    Re: catching my swarm

    Betty,
    Don't know if this is to late or not but if you have a 5 gal bucket and a 20 ft.piece of pvc pipe ( buy at hardware store). Tape the bucket to the end of the pole with duct tape and put it...
  10. Thread: Swarm Question

    by Bob Bee
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    Re: Swarm Question

    AmericasBeek,
    Actually I did just that right after I put the larger group in the hive, the smaller group clustered on the limb and got all settled down so I went back and did the bucket bump catch...
  11. Thread: Swarm Question

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    Re: Swarm Question

    Thanks hemichuck,
    I don't think she came back out since the others stayed in and also there was a 3 day gap there and I see the one hive with the most bees in it bringing in pollen also. They were...
  12. Thread: Swarm Question

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    Swarm Question

    I had a swarm ( one from my bees ) land on a high limb, I had to use the bucket extend a pole to get them. I put them in the hive, the next day added back missing frames ( saw the queen ) and swarm...
  13. Thread: Foundation

    by Bob Bee
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    Foundation

    Hope someone can help with this question on some foundation that I discovered that I have. Someone gave me some equipment a couple of years ago, I use some of the shallow 8-frame supers which had...
  14. Thread: Queenless ?

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    Re: Queenless ?

    Well,

    This is day 18 since I caught one of my swarms, I took a look at the Nuc at lunch today and see capped sugar water, small amount of pollen, no capped brood and as best as I could see no...
  15. Thread: Queenless ?

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    Re: Queenless ?

    Thanks folks,

    RayMarler, I didn't realize it could take 3 weeks to see capped brood. When I hived them they were on the ground on a white sheet. i could see one bee that looked different than the...
  16. Thread: Queenless ?

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    Queenless ?

    I haves a swarm on April 23, I've been checking them for eggs or anything capped. I was told it could be 2-10 days before I could see capped brood. I checked today and I only see a little capped...
  17. Thread: hive swarmed

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    Re: hive swarmed

    I had almost the same thing happen. I got a hive set up that I was going to put them in on the ground below.Then sprayed the swarm lightly with sugar syrup and took me a bucket and bee brush up the...
  18. Thread: Swarm Question

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    Re: Swarm Question

    Thanks Bees 4 u,
    But I thought when bees swarm they left with the old queen so how could she be a virgin queen? I guess that's why I expected to see something capped after a week
    Bobby
  19. Thread: Swarm Question

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    Swarm Question

    I caught a swarm 1 week ago, put them in a nuc. They were on the ground when I caught them. I gave them 1 to 1 sugar water. I checked them today and they were kind of noisey and I didn't see anything...
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    New Swarm

    I just wanted to share this experience with others that may run into it.
    I had a hive swarm last Thursday. I tried 2 times to brush them off a large limb into a bucket and pour them into a Nuc. I...
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    Re: Never seen this

    Thought I'd update this in case anyone else ran into it. The queen cell in my upper ( 2nd) super was a swarm cell, they swarmed yesterday and gathered on a large branch about 16 feet up a tree. My 12...
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    Re: Never seen this

    Thanks for the ideas of this.
    Americas B, the queen cells are in the top part of the super.
    I haven't checked since Sunday to see the status and it's raining here today so I may can check tomorrow...
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    Never seen this

    I added supers on my 4 hives around March 25. I checked on them a couple of weeks later and everything was looking normal. My hives are deep,shallow, then honey super.
    I checked again this past...
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    Solar Wax Melter

    It seems like that this time of the year is when I start thinking about doing something with wax. But with the temp.'s in the 70's, my question is does a solar melter work very well in the fall?
    Or...
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    Re: fallen bee tree - how to collect bees

    If the tree is wide open exposing most of the comb, you may be able to set up a hive box really close to them and they may go in sooner or later. However if you can find the queen and move that piece...
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