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    Re: A journey of my first Hogan trap out

    It's now been a month since I started my trapout. The brood frame that i put in the trap really did the trick. The house bees came right out and started making queen cells on the frame. I pulled all...
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    Re: Hopelessly queenless

    If the brood is very young, as in, there are eggs, it should.
  3. Thread: top entrance

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    Re: top entrance

    No, there is a gap between the boxes of about 3/4 inch. It violates bee space and thus the reason you have to use drawn frames. If they fell the need to build comb at all they will build in the space...
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    Re: top entrance

    If you ever read the pink pages of the late George Imirie, He recommends using his Imirie shim which has an entrance in between each honey super. The theory is since the bees dont have to cross over...
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    Re: A journey of my first Hogan trap out

    It's been a little while since i have updated so i figured i would check in for those that are following along at home. Last week I obtained two drawn frames and put in the trap. If you remember i...
  6. Re: Best way to transfer from bait box w/o frames into hive.

    Congrats on the catch! You're in for an awesome journey. I'm not sure about how things are progressing in Oregon so take that into consideration but here in west Tn swarm season just started. If...
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    Nutra Bee distributor??

    I have been out of the game for a couple years and i am curious. Does Keith Jarret sell smaller quantities of Nutra Bee or has he set up a distributor? With all the hype surrounding his sub i would...
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    Re: Wintered over? Where?

    It just means the nucs were made up last fall (or late summer) and sent down south to live for the winter. Many nuc suppliers make up nucs in the spring during build up instead of using "wintered...
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    Re: Foundation pics

    They should be fine. It's kind of like starter strips lol.
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    Re: What is your "Regular Hive" setup?

    Now that I am starting over, I will be all medium. I can lift a full deep but I don't want to. I may even take Michael Bush's advice and go to 8 frame medium.
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    Re: A journey of my first Hogan trap out

    Im sorry Cleo but I don't see that I have a new PM. Maybe it's because I'm on my phone, I'm not sure. My email is jason887@mail.com if you would like to email me.
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    Re: Proper use of Imirie shim?

    If you read George Imiries pink pages where he talks about the shim, it's to be put above the first honey super of drawn comb and in between each additional super of drawn comb. He doesn't recommend...
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    Re: A journey of my first Hogan trap out

    Cleo, thanks for the advice. I've done quite a bit of research and read lots of posts you have written about your method. I did install the funnel 2 days ago when I sprayed the frames with home brew...
  14. Re: Should catch boxes be 3 miles or more from home?

    I would set up as many as you can in as many places as you can. Yes you'll lose some field bees in the ones close to home but that's ok. You'll also lose field bees if you move the trap during the...
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    Re: Cheapest effective swarm trap?

    If you have access to 3/4 ply then you are sitting pretty. Look up D Coates nuc on the beesource diy section. I run all meds and made mine 6 frames wide, 2 nucs deep. Attach nucs together w hive...
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    Re: A journey of my first Hogan trap out - update

    So I went and took a peek at the trap yesterday. When I first pulled up they were festooning on the top cover near the entrance. I slowly took the lid of and shook them in the trap. The bees did end...
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    Re: A journey of my first Hogan trap out

    Thanks for the tip popeye. Ill keep an eye on the great stuff to see if they chew through it. They have a version that is supposed to stop insects. Maybe one day ill try that. Not sure if it is an...
  18. Thread: Sour Smell?

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    Re: Sour Smell?

    American foulbrood has a pretty distinct smell. Goldenrod blooms in the fall so thats not it. Not saying it couldn't be another plant but pretty sure not goldenrod. Do you have a bee club or maybe...
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    Re: A journey of my first Hogan trap out

    Thanks. I may just do that. I put a good deal of weight on the platform and it was pretty sturdy but i would really hate if they started filling it with nectar and it came crashing down. I am hopeful...
  20. Re: 4 weeks old out of a nuc - 2 suppers 70% full... now what?

    If i had 2 deeps full of bees and growing the first thing i would do is a happy dance :). Other than that, what are your goals for the hive? Are you wanting a huge honey crop? If so, you're well on...
  21. Thread: Excess Comb

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    Re: Excess Comb

    This is why i like to use Rite-cell foundation. Some swear but foundationless, starter strips, or full wax but the plastic just works for me. Like Vance said, push all the frames as close as they...
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    Re: Potential OAV mistake

    The get smoked out by large amounts of leaves, pine needles, wood pellets, shavings, etc... They should be fine. They will fan it out and get back to business as usual.
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    First i gotta say, I love the name! It's great... to be... a Tennessee Vol! I feel your pain out here in West Tn. This rain is really hurting. Overwintered nucs aren't building and mating flights...
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    Re: A journey of my first Hogan trap out

    Not really sure why my pictures are posting sideways :scratch: oh well...

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    Now you can clearly see the error i made in the platform. oops. It'll work though. I fit the trap body into...
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    Re: A journey of my first Hogan trap out

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    This just shows the inside of the adapter with the hole in the cardboard and a lady loaded down with pollen already using it.

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    After attaching the adapter I used "Great Stuff" (it...
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