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    Re: Swarm returned to hive

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Swarm returned to hive

    you better get them before they orient to that spot or they will keep flying back there.
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    Re: lots of crawlers - no deformed wing

    any dead bees in front of hive? pesticide will make a bunch of crawlers but also a lot of dead bees. when I lived in jersey it would happen every year same time ended up being when sweet corn was...
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    Re: Swarm returned to hive

    get ready they are more than likely gone a do it again. I had one do that last year and after they got back and settled in I split them up into several nucs.
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    Re: swarm retrieval ideas??

    had I seen j.kuder's post earlier with the brood bate frame concept I probably would have tried it first.

    Thanks for all of the ideas. They will all go into my "bag of tricks".

    Steve[/QUOTE]...
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    Re: For those who use the Testors paint pen..

    happened to me the other day first queen marked no problem 2nd one was attacked immediately I figured smells from first one got on 2nd one
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    Re: swarm retrieval ideas??

    last year had a few swarms up about 40 ft. used a fishin rod casted a weight up over the branch after I got the fishing line in as close as I wanted i tied clothesline to fishing line pulled it back...
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    Re: Question regarding Queen cell development

    I didn't write the date down that I started that batch (notch method or ots) but I started some more a few days later and that was the 10th so that means I notched them around the 7th. I cut them out...
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    Re: Question regarding Queen cell development

    I just checked the queen cells that I pried off of the plastic foundation so far 1 hatched out into the cages i made to confine the queen cells.
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    Re: Question regarding Queen cell development

    I have done that and it worked for me.
    I have been wanting to see if I could get queen cells off of plastic foundation so recently I made up some round cages with cut pieces of broom handle to plug...
  11. Re: When to remove Queen cells from notched queen rearing

    here is an online queen rearing calendar put your dates in hit the generate calendar button and it will give you all the dates and what to expect. your notching day would be your graft day....
  12. Re: When to remove Queen cells from notched queen rearing

    queens do not give orders they have no control over anything other than egg laying
  13. Re: Time interval for re-queening a queenless hive before it goes laying-worker?

    bees don't transplant eggs or larva
  14. Re: Why not have few very large hives instead of many small ones?

    and to answer your original post title. Why not have few very large hives instead of many small ones? in case no one has answered it yet. the simple answer is it is so much easier to handle and...
  15. Re: Why not have few very large hives instead of many small ones?

    how old are you trever? here is a link to a lot of books you can read online about beekeeping you might have to search a little bit.
    http://bees.library.cornell.edu./b/bees/browse.html
    you can...
  16. Re: Did everyone get their email from Bayer this morning?

    I got no email from bayer. why would you get an email from bayer did you sign up for some thing? how did they get your address? did it ask you to click on a link? do you subscribe to any news letters...
  17. Re: Why not have few very large hives instead of many small ones?

    the goal here is to be a beekeeper. honey bees are not native to north America
  18. Thread: nuc prices?

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    Re: nuc prices?

    I was contacted the other day by a new beek wanted to know if I had any nucs for sale. I told him I could sell a few 5 framers as soon as I could get an inspector to give them a clean bill of health....
  19. Re: Packaged absconded from hives! Would like some advice from experienced beekeepers

    instead of screening them in you could also put a queen excluder under the brood box on top of the bottom board and one on top of the brood box under the inner cover to keep the queen in the hive if...
  20. Re: Packaged absconded from hives! Would like some advice from experienced beekeepers

    yes insect screen they need lots of ventilation when you screen them in. I would even screen the top of the hive and leave the lid propped up if it's warm. keep them in a cool dark place feed them...
  21. Re: Packaged absconded from hives! Would like some advice from experienced beekeepers

    if you can. install packages with one frame of young brood if not close them in with screen and a feeder in a cool place for a couple of days once they start drawing comb they are not likely to leave
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    Re: locust and poplar bloom

    Cumberland mountains north east tenn. scott county. checked tulip poplar again today buds almost fully open white clover starting and black berry maybe another week.
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    Re: locust and poplar bloom

    I was checking poplar yesterday here in the Cumberland mountains and I can't see very well I use binoculars and it looked like the buds are about half way to bud may be another week ten days
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    Re: hundreds of dead bees outside my hive

    when I lived in jersey my bees frequently got poisoned mostly when sweet corn was blooming it affected all my hives at the same time thousands of bees dead and dying in front of the hives. it looked...
  25. Re: I have a queenless hive can I use it to raise cells?

    No you don't got to go thru all that trouble to raise a few queen cells. Them cell starters are for raising like 50 queen cells at a time. Check out this post by davd lafurney and click on his...
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