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  1. Re: I'm new and nedd advice on catching a swarm.

    nice work.
  2. Re: Removing and established colony from a building.

    I'm going to echo the last two posts and say that this is beyond your first time removal experience level. Find a more experienced beek from your area who has done removals before and assist him/her...
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    Re: Swarm Traps in a City

    The closer you can get to Cornel with your traps the better.
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    Re: queen left behind or two queens

    Sounds like the primary swarm left and a secondary swarm was left on the tree. I've seen 2 queens in one swarm. They'll land some place and the split so that they're close but not touching. You can...
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    Re: how far do swarms travel?

    I was wondering this as well. I've been catching swarms this week, today was the 3rd, that are about 2 miles from a commercial bee yard. I know the other members in my club and no one has hives in...
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    Re: 2012 Cutouts : Lessons learned

    Great Tip!! I will be sure to try that this year. You don't know how grateful I am for that tip.....
  7. Re: Bee Removals and Swarms - Some Start Up Questions??

    Andy,

    If I ever come up to your neck of the woods and we do some removals together, no worries, I have a scope. Its a nice one, no batteries and connects with a USB to a laptop.

    -LJ
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    Re: 2012 Cutouts : Lessons learned

    This has been my best year yet, I did 20 bee removals. I've found that adding a new queen after every cutout is a good insurance policy. Had pretty good survival rates, until the mites got some of...
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    Re: 2012 Dieback Already?

    Well, I appreciate the insights by all. I'm open to the possibilities. The title of this thread is "2012 Dieback Already" does this mean that I shouldn't post here and I should shut up and go to the...
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    Re: 2012 Dieback Already?

    Dan,
    Its even sadder that you only see one possible reason for losses of bees. Are you employed by monsanto or bayer? Get real man, mites are not the only reason my hives died. OK, I'll give you a...
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    Re: 2012 Dieback Already?

    LSPender, I totally agree with this. This summer a saw a few bees, here and there, with deformed wings in a hive or 2 of mine. My understanding is that there is a varroa presence then but the effects...
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    Re: Wisconsin Honey Producers Waupaca, WI

    haha, good point!
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    Re: Wisconsin Honey Producers Waupaca, WI

    Wow, cool! Sounds like a good time. Hope you brought some citrus from Florida. :)
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    Re: Wisconsin Honey Producers Waupaca, WI

    Roger said it, Its not even that cold yet. I just fired up my woodstove today! Toughen up, grow a beard and come on up to say hello.
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    Re: New beek from wisconsin rapids Wi

    Hey Wes,

    Good to see another cheesehead!

    -Little John
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    Re: Slovenian AZ Beehive

    Ziva, Paint it and it will be fine. Most U.S. bee boxes are made of pine. No big deal. Once you have it you'll have a template and any local woodworker can replicate it. Maybe you could use some red...
  17. Thread: EPI Pen

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    Re: EPI Pen

    Recently I talked to a friend who's a nurse practitioner. She's able to write scripts. She called in a script for an epi pen that I had asked for. You have to buy them in sets of 2...ok fine. I...
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    Re: Zen bee trapout - forced abscond?

    Fiberglass is good. As for the logistics of the site, we might need some pics to be of better help.
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    Re: Trap out help

    Oh yea Palmetto bugs, didn't someone just die in FL from eating those? Anyway, you're right that the comb will be attractive to a whole list of other critters. FL has no shortage of roaches and they...
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    Re: Zen bee trapout - forced abscond?

    I've tried greatstuff foam with bees, they chew right through it.
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    Re: Zen bee trapout - forced abscond?

    Wow, what a tough job. Whatever you do, once the bees are out you're going to have to do a really good job plugging up that hole. The comb inside will attract stray swarms indefinitely. It sounds...
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    Re: I've never had a "swarm" like this before

    Hope you saved that branch after the bees were removed! A great science class example, better than a paper wasp nest!
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    Re: Honey bees in tree trunk

    Wow, looks like you did well with the log! I'm sad to hear that they got away. I agree that the log is a good trap for spring time.
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    Re: Cannibal Bees??

    Hi Andy, Sounds like bees fighting with robbers to me too. Lots of hungry bees out there right before winter sets in.
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    Re: First Cut Out - didn't go so great

    Sometimes when the vac pressure is up to high you can rupture the bees honey stomachs and they will be a real sticky mess in the bottom of your vac. I'm guessing that what happened to you here. If...
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