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  1. can anybody recommend a forum for bird(boxe)s¿

    hi, i am pulling all kind of treasures outta the trash... like yesterday a set of loudspeakers of different sizes... or 5-25 liters water-jugs... etc.
    i want to recycle that stuff - have been...
  2. Re: scout bees cleaning out a (potential) new site¿

    good morning northwest

    "Make sure you replace your now "off the market" hive with a new bait hive."
    --- not quite sure what you mean. the "bait"-hives i got are langstroth boxes, with frames,...
  3. Re: scout bees cleaning out a (potential) new site¿

    thanks for the feedback. the before-mentioned hive is actually still on the market. a day or two after so much buzz there a swarm checked into another empty hive about 50 meters away. i lucked out,...
  4. scout bees cleaning out a (potential) new site¿

    hi there, the bees are going wild here, time to house a swarm. there is plenty of activity around 2 of a bunch of empty hives here in the garden. i read when about 15 scouts start to keep hanging out...
  5. does each hive have a distinct alarm pheromone ... & duration

    hi,
    if a bee from hive A stings me, do bees of hive B close by pick up the released alarm pheromone... and act on it¿
    also, is it known, roughly, how long the alarm pheromone of a bee lasts...
  6. Re: does a swarm ever leave & move straight into a new home

    servus bernhard, did both settle there permanently¿ dankeschón, peter
  7. Re: does a swarm ever leave & move straight into a new home

    they sure were in a rush it seems; swarm-express. do you know where they went¿
    i read that some scouts literally ´reserve´ a site they like, and sometimes for days ... with some sort of guards,...
  8. does a swarm ever leave & move straight into a new home

    hi, according to what i read a hive preparing for casting a swarm is sending about 10 days prior to take-off scouts out to search for appropriate sites. my question: does it happen that a new site is...
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    Re: eating dead bees

    hola, thanks to all for the interesting feedback.... that part of dumping the head doesnt get into mine: why bother... whats wrong with heads¿ isnt the pain in the -butt-¿ cheers, peter
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    eating dead bees

    hi, i was wondering what happens if i eat comb-honey and some dead bees in the mix? does the venom of the dead bee stay active¿ ... how long¿ is it like getting stung inside the mouth while chewing...
  11. do swarms at times move straight into a new hive¿

    hi, if i get that right: swarms about to emerge send out scouts already prior to making a move. does it ever happen that a swarm leave the old hives and, without delay/stop-over, move straight to a...
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