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  1. Thread: Trap out

    by KarenZ
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    Trap out

    Hi All-

    I'd love some feedback on the trap-out I just set. The homeowners wanted the traffic pattern of the bees lowered -- they were at head-height and the neighbors were really worried about...
  2. How long will my bees be affected by this toxin?

    My neighborhood was sprayed for black widows. A pest control company went door-to-door offering everyone in the neighborhood a steeply discounted deal if at least 10 homes participated. We have a big...
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    Re: Will bees fly over a freeway?

    Thankfully it's a sunken freeway so they should be able to avoid those pesky windshields...
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    Will bees fly over a freeway?

    I live one mile (as the crow flies) from the Sacramento river where there is an incredible, abundant star thistle bloom happening. Between me and that flow is a four lane highway. Just wondering,...
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    Russians are slow to the draw

    I got a package of local Russian bees about a month and a half ago. Fed them for 3 weeks and then a flow started. They still have barely drawn 10 medium frames - my two other hives that I caught as...
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    Re: How long can a queen live outside a hive?

    Thanks Michael!
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    Re: How long can a queen live outside a hive?

    I know. I'm new and I've tried to find the queen a couple times on a cloudy day and it just didn't work for me....
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    How long can a queen live outside a hive?

    I am requeening a mean and nasty feral hive I caught as a swarm. I ordered a queen that is to arrive tomorrow, but the first sunny day to find and squish Cruella isn't for another 4 days. Can the...
  9. Re: Queen Cell and brood on recently captured swarm

    The cell is very close to the top of the frame.
  10. Queen Cell and brood on recently captured swarm

    Hello All! I am a new bee keeper and I captured my first swarm 2 weeks ago. Last week they had no eggs or brood, this week there is one frame of open and capped brood and one queen cell. Should I cut...
  11. Thread: Rust on wires

    by KarenZ
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    Rust on wires

    I inherited a bunch of medium wired frames. The wires are pretty rusty - do they need to be replaced? I'm using them both as honey supers and as brood boxes.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught a small swarm yesterday (3/22/11) in Sacramento, CA. Conveniently located on a bush, 2' up. It was my first swarm!
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    No queen - is it too late?

    I harvested about 50 pounds of honey at the beginning of September from my one and only hive. Checked it two weeks later, everything was fine. Checked it again last week and found no eggs, no brood,...
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    Blue dust near SHB?

    I just cleaned out the drawer below my screened bottom board. On the corner that is near the front of the hive I found a SHB with a bunch of blue dust around it. What is that? This is the first...
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