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    Re: Lucky Yellow-jacket trap

    the hole i have in mine is an inch in diameter, maybe yours is a bit small but i cant see that been the cause of the trap not working. any chance you could take a few pics an put them up for a look?...
  2. Thread: Yellow Wasps

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    Re: Yellow Wasps

    hey rxmaker...


    i put up post for a trap for a trap thats fairly cheap and easy to do...

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?259945-Lucky-Yellow-jacket-trap/page2


    hope this...
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    Re: Lucky Yellow-jacket trap

    im intrigued! would love to know what happened :)

    why dont you bring out some syrup spray and when you see the hornets, spray them and when they fall to the ground, "dispose" of them lol
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    Re: Lucky Yellow-jacket trap

    delighted it work for you suburbanrancher and for every one else that used the recipe!

    i put another one out today after the 2 i had out filled up!

    my nuc is after getting a good bit stronger...
  5. Re: Adding a frame of brood w/ nurse bees to a weak hive?

    did this with my nuc a few weeks back, apart from a bit of fighting, it worked out fine!

    ideally though, if your going to do this, shake some icing sugar over the frames your adding and the bees...
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    Re: Help for a struggling hive

    its possible you may have laying workers. You have given them eggs, they should of produced a few queen cells. Of course the earlier the better with eggs but they can still raise a queen with eggs up...
  7. Re: Did my first Extraction on Labor Day weekend!

    delighted for ya beeghost!

    i know exactly how your feeling. my first year also and got 30 lbs :)

    looking forward to your thread on your home made extractor aswell
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    Re: Lucky Yellow-jacket trap

    I got the plans on this forum actually but there was nothing about where to put it.

    I poured 5 liters of petrol down the opening of the wasps nest hoping the fumes would kill them, no such luck....
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    Re: Lucky Yellow-jacket trap

    maybe its to far from the hive or the fact its dead may mean the wasps have no reason to be there. i put mine a foot from my nuc and got what was in the pictures above. the second trap was the same,...
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    Re: Lucky Yellow-jacket trap

    Vinegar will do the same, it repells the bees but wasps seem to love it :-)
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    Re: Lucky Yellow-jacket trap

    I saw that trap jadell, but the only problem was that rain can get into it so i decided to go with the hole in the side of the bottle instead :-)
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    Re: Lucky Yellow-jacket trap

    I dont have the link right now (im on my phone) but i used a 2 liter bottle, 7up or coke etc would be perfect with an inch hole drilled in to it near the top and put in the following....

    2 cups of...
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    Re: Lucky Yellow-jacket trap

    Im having major problem with wasps the last few days. i found a DIY wasp trap and decided to give it a go, the follow pics are the result of it
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  14. Re: Video: 30 hornets vs. 30,000 bees. WARNING!!!: Violence

    Nope no soap at all. I used exactly the reciepe as above :-)

    I hope this helps ya ed! :-)
  15. Re: Video: 30 hornets vs. 30,000 bees. WARNING!!!: Violence

    I dont have a pic of the entrance ed, its basically a 1 inch hole drilled in to it near the top

    the recipe I used was one i actually found on this forum. its 2 cups of water, 2 cups of sugar, half...
  16. Re: Video: 30 hornets vs. 30,000 bees. WARNING!!!: Violence

    im having major problem with wasps the last few days. i found a DIY wasp trap and decided to give it a go, the follow pics are the result of it :)
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    Re: natural biological varroa enemies

    wouldnt this be fantastic if it worked. i personally havent tried it yet, but would like to give it a go when i get more hives (currrently only have 1 full one and 1 nuc)
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    Re: Smoke at Harvest?

    i had a similar situation about 2 weeks ago, i wasnt harvesting, i was just doing a normal inspection and while i was smoking the bees, they just wouldnt leave the honey they were eating!

    why dont...
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    Re: First taste of my own honey.

    yep, i think we have all done this. i too did it about 2 weeks ago. while i was taking the third super off, there was some comb with honey in it, so i took it off and tasted it on the way home. all i...
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    Re: Newbee from ireland

    Thanks Adrian. Apologies for the LONG delay in getting back, once i posted i completely forgot about this site ( the birth of a child tends to do this! ) hahahaha

    anyway. i got my first hive about...
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    Re: Honeybee Identification?

    you could try this websites....

    http://www.adkinsbeeremoval.com/bee-id-chart.php

    http://www.wgbka.org.uk/Bee_Identification.shtml

    hope they help...! :)
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    Re: empty queen cells

    yes they do! if the weather has been bad, they cant go out so they make queen cells. usually give it up when the weather gets better and a honey flow starts.

    they could also be making them if they...
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    Re: Emerged brood or spotty brood pattern

    could possibly be a poor laying queen so the workers fill the comb up with nectar instead. as joseph said above, keep a look out for young bees and check other frames for eggs and larvae. if all the...
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    Re: Bees are forming a daisy chain

    mmmm my bad, i googled the Silence of the bees and got the page above, and cause i couldnt watch it, i assumed that was it :s

    sorry about that, at least ye know what to look for! lol

    its a very...
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    Re: Bees are forming a daisy chain

    glad everyone is enjoying the links...

    and as promised, here are some more

    PBS Nature - Silence of the Bees - http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/silence-of-the-bees/full-episode/251/
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