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    Re: New member

    Enough said :D, welcome to the group.
  2. Re: trapping swarms from a known wild hive

    Yes it would be. I would place it in an adjacent tree, or higher up (in the same tree) from their entrance. Perhaps put it in the direction you see them leave.
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    Re: SBB and pollen loss

    Is that why 80 percent of the swarms I catch don't survive their first year?:D I have never noticed a larger loss of pollen with SBB. I have noticed pollen loss on those circular mouse guards....
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    Re: How far can the comb go?

    My typical experience is that they build in voids in the insulation & around it (if it's there). I have never seen honey bees compress, chew/eat, or remove insulation. However, I have seen yellow...
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    Re: Out yard problems u can face

    I'm not totally convinced that where one lives has to do with people who are honest, respectful, follow the golden rule, etc., or lack there of (character). People & their characters are everywhere,...
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    Re: Out yard problems u can face

    Silly perhaps, but gets serious fast if/when it happens to you.:D
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    Re: Out yard problems u can face

    Written agreements? If nothing else, one stating who owns the bees/equipment. Conversation & understanding with outyard owners/offspring? Personally, all of my outyards are just...
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    Re: How far can the comb go?

    Agreed, but if you can have, borrow, or rent an infrared thermal camera (Flir's are nice) for your arsenal, I find them even more beneficial. Most have a rainbow hue feature that pinpoints colonies...
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    Re: How far can the comb go?

    Not precisely, but an infrared thermal camera will give you an idea of the size of the hive and a location of where the hive is. Just because they are entering and exiting an area doesn't tell you...
  10. Re: Where Do You Buy Gallon Jugs of Mineral Oil?

    Looks like you are set on where to find it. However, I am curious of why it has to be mineral oil in the tray, as opposed to any other oil? Is there a benefit of mineral oil to SHB & mites I don't...
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    Re: Depressing.. Gotta tell ya

    How is the last hive on stores? Once you make a decision on the frames, if there are any honey frames, you might consider giving the remaining hive some/all of them.
  12. Re: when to know they have moved in

    Once you see pollen coming in & a much larger flow of traffic, I think you can do your caught a swarm dance. I would suggest you don't put a frame with nectar or honey in the trap due to this fact...
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    Re: Back to square 1

    Trottet1, am I correct in the understanding (questions about dead outs) that non of your stock was treatment free prior to you accumulating them? How will getting more experience behind you keeping...
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    Re: Heat Gun

    My buddy convinced me to try this once, not for me. The problem we had was by the time both sides were uncapped from the heat for multiple frames they would immediately have draining wax down the...
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    Re: Back to square 1

    The list of "prime" suspects could be lengthen to at least Top Three;)., that is if we are going to start a line up from afar. How the colonies came about (genetics), & how were they managed (besides...
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    Re: Hollow log hive

    I would hope so, but we are not discussing the moveable frames part:D At least I'm not:digging:: Back to the genetics of this hive;), It was actually one of two colonies, and was said to be there for...
  17. Re: Unfortunately starting over with a step ahead

    I can try. This hive was being robbed mainly from the hole in the inner cover, but I am sure they were being robbed from the main entrance as well. Anyway, as robber bees uncap honey & suck it down,...
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    Here is a picture of those wax "pellets" on front of the hive body from robbing feet:D
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    Re: Hollow log hive

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    Just do it;) good to have their genetics around the yard! This is one that was cut down with the 100 year old tree. Stayed together as it hit the ground, & just seemed easier to keep it that...
  20. Re: Who misses their bees while on vacation?

    Really Maui, & you can't stop thinking about your bees? Yes, overly obsessed, you need a vacation :D, better yet, I need your vacation:cool:
  21. Re: Exposed hive in the -20 frozen tundra of NE Ohio

    Do you anticipate they moved into the tree hollow? A warm flying day will answer that. I would scratch the display piece and use the darker stuff in swarm traps and melt down the rest for wax bars.
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    Re: Small bees in dead hive

    In my experience, most colonies bees vary in size depending on their age. Could it be that they were just young? And surely they would appear smaller after a month of death:eek:
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    Re: slight break in cold feeding

    If the hive/s is light & the sugar cakes gone. yes?
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    Re: bee signs of warnings

    This has worked for some of the great "bee whispers" of times past :D. Communication & a little smoke, in hopes of not receiving your sign:pinch:
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    Re: Pseudo Name on Bee Source

    Fun & interesting Pseudo stories,..Fields is the last name, when brainstorming with colleagues for a business name, FONH was hammered out.
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