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  1. Thread: Hive Location

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    Re: Hive Location

    It depends on alot of factors, the first year they would probally be fine, later when they build up and you have some honey stores they will be more defensive, I have my hives fairly close to my...
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    Re: Big Swarm not staying in hive...

    Sometimes they will leave no matter what, but I definitly would not block the entrances. Bearding around the hive is fairly normal for a caught swarm in my opinion. If they are going to stay they...
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    Re: Is this a swarm cell

    Burr comb, but keep an eye on it. I've seen them make cells on the bottom in burr comb like that and then later lay eggs and capp them (the peanut shape that was refered to.)
  4. Thread: Bees in my shop

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    Re: Bees in my shop

    If there is nothing in the hives to attract them and they have not been used they may be scout bees. I have also seen bees in my building when there is fresh sawdust (not sure why, unless they think...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Got two calls from Spartanburg, SC yesterday both were gone before I returned the calls.
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    Re: Bee Exterminator Listing

    Probally just local google ads, automaticly placed by keywords.
  7. Re: I havea Bald Faced Hornet's nest in my front yard...

    There are a couple of good pesticides one is Delta Dust, the other starts with a Per?:scratch: they both work well but the second one works faster.
    just pump about 1 once of dust up the hole in the...
  8. Thread: trapout?

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    Re: trapout?

    Why a trapout? Do a cutout and they remaining bees will disperse within a couple of days. Besides that way they will not end up with a dead hive condition.
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    Re: Hello From Spartanburg South Carolina

    They just got it started a couple months ago, the website is www.spartanbees.com

    We meet the second Thursday of the month
    Our next meeting will be Jul 8, 2010
    For the Spartanburg County...
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    Re: Hello From Spartanburg South Carolina

    Welcome, maybe I'll see you at the beekeepers assoc. sometime.
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    Re: Cinder block swarm

    I have gotten the queen before during a trapout, but it is very unusual. Do a search on here about trapouts, usually you give them a frame of brood to raise up a queen. In my opinion would be the...
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    Re: My first hive kicking out drones already?

    <GroosBrews said >tiny bit of capped honey about three weeks ago, but none since), very little pollen and lots of brood

    Feed them, they are kicking out drones because of the lack of food. The...
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    Re: Cinder block swarm

    I would definetly setup a trapout, the comb will not hurt anything in a cement wall...
  14. Thread: Hive Removal

    by dhood
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    Re: Hive Removal

    Just do it like a regular cutout, vaccuum remove combs and put them in frames. I just did one on an eve about 20-25 ft. up same situations.

    here is a picture of it...
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    Just read your question about a 3-5 frame nuc,...

    Just read your question about a 3-5 frame nuc, that will not work. This time of year start with 1 deep, youll probally end up with at least two deeps in a few weeks.

    I would not remove the hive...
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    Iddee just made a post explaining the process on...

    Iddee just made a post explaining the process on another thread, instead of going thru and writing it all down, just check out this link.

    http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,20595.0.html
    ...
  17. Thread: Rossman so-so

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    I have had only two problems out of every order I...

    I have had only two problems out of every order I have placed with them.
    1) recieved a hive body with one side split in to 2) Ordered two suits and recieved only one. On both occasions the people at...
  18. Thread: New hive Problem

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    Sometimes there is a queen that the bees like...

    Sometimes there is a queen that the bees like better. It always seems to end up with a few drifters and gets a head start on the others. As for opening it up to check on them, if the queens came with...
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    I'm not sure how long it takes them get used to...

    I'm not sure how long it takes them get used to an area, and I haven't ever moved a hive that quickly before. But I have moved a hive around 150- 200 yds. away from the old location and got the same...
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    This is normal behavior for a hive that was only...

    This is normal behavior for a hive that was only moved 25 ft. They are confused and are clustering near the location that they were. They will most likely continue to cluster there for a few days....
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    Its normal to see them out in front of the hive...

    Its normal to see them out in front of the hive crawling after a package installation. You have nothing to worry about.;)
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    Welcome, after the queen has been released and...

    Welcome, after the queen has been released and the cage removed, I normally check back in a week or so to see if she has started laying. Being that its your first hives, youll probally have the urge...
  23. richhitch, I dont quite understand:scratch:, if...

    richhitch, I dont quite understand:scratch:, if you have them in a hive now, you can put them wherever you want. If your refering to them going back to the origanal location, I have never left one...
  24. Even if you didn't get the queen, if you were...

    Even if you didn't get the queen, if you were carefull with the brood comb they should be able to raise up a queen from the uncapped brood. If you dont see any evidence of new eggs or a queen cell...
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    I've never delt with them, but I'm glad you ask....

    I've never delt with them, but I'm glad you ask. I've always wondered the same thing. I'm sure they are more agressive, but I've seen them get pretty mean here, and we don't have AHB in SC. How bad...
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