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    Re: buying Queen??? what would you do?

    I know exactly who you ordered from. I went through kind of the same thing but luckily I was able to have someone go to my house and get the queens out of the mailbox for me. I just had them put a...
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    Re: First time Checking . . .

    The white capped cells are likely honey, the others are your bees to be.
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    Re: First time Checking . . .

    In your first picture, three inches in from the left and 3 inches down, the bee with the dark black spot right behind her head....Could that be her and the dot has simply worn off?
  4. Re: I just forked out another $1000. bill for frames and foundation.

    Wow, that's a great success story! I commend you on your work and going all in. I know the feeling about overdoing things! I started with one overwintered hive this year and between swarms,...
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    A few pics and a vid

    Been doing some cut outs, swarm catches and a trap out. Here are a few pics I've taken along the way and a video of a swarm moving into my bucket swarm catcher.
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    Re: Ticks-can't take it any longer. What to do/

    Go to tractor supply and get some permethrin spray. You can buy it at 10%, dilute it down to 1 or less in a spray bottle and spray your clothes and let it dry. It will last a few weeks and even...
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    Re: Timing of cut outs for up north

    I'm interested to see what people have to say on this. I have two trap outs that the landowners want done ASAP, and a cutout thats in a guys cabin wall.
  8. Thread: Caught out!!

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    Re: Caught out!!

    I just poke a few holes in the bag with a tooth pick, no need to make wicks or special cuts with this method.
  9. Thread: Cut out pics

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    Re: Cut out pics

    Wow thats pretty amazing. I attempted to get a look at a cutout yesterday and I pried off a few pieces of siding and I had hundreds of really angry bees. When I go back to do the cutout I'll have...
  10. Thread: Found a queen

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    Re: Found a queen

    Thanks for the suggestions, I slipped her into the top and put some newspaper between the hive bodies. The comb wasnt attached to the frames very well yet, so I didnt want to move it around too...
  11. Thread: Found a queen

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    Re: Found a queen

    I didnt open them up since I found her on the outside of the hive. Can I put her in the hive if shes caged and them open them up tomorrow to check? I wonder if they are booting her since the were...
  12. Thread: Found a queen

    by Kjd173
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    Found a queen

    I removed a several year old colony of bees from an outdoor chimney a few weeks ago. I had plenty of comb and bees so I hived them in two deep boxes. I didnt see the queen while I was removing the...
  13. Thread: Lost cause?

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    Lost cause?

    I lost my queen when a bear decided to help itself to my hive. He tore apart the hive and ate most of the brood areas and anything else he could. It was a new package of bees and I didnt want to...
  14. Thread: New to forum

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    New to forum

    Hi all, I'm new to Beesource and the world of beekeeping. I tried to get started last year and I had a good hive going into the fall but I lost it in the September floods. I'm giving it another...
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