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    Re: Strange Larva in hive

    Thanks Peter for the identification and the good tips.

    Joe
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    Strange Larva in hive

    Hello All,

    I have a second hive in the yard, which the bees totally left last year. So now I am cleaning up the hive. When I opened up the hive there were all kinds of larva skins all over the...
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    Re: cutout assistance

    Hello,

    Thanks for the tips,

    I have images of my bee vacuum on my blog, address below.

    I will try to put some foam in the bottom.

    Thanks
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    cutout assistance

    Hello All,

    My wife and I went to do a cutout tonight in an attic. The last cut out we did we used a bee vacuum to remove the bees and then cut out the comb. We had bad results and all of the...
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    Captured Swarm went - continued

    Hello All,

    Earlier this week I captured a swarm and placed it in a hive next to an existing hive that is a new packaged bee hive. The next day the bees left the hive without a trace. I thought...
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    Captured Swarm went?

    Hello All,

    Last night we went and picked up a small swarm that made their home in a portable BBQ. We picked up most of the hive, waited for the loose bees to settle down. Brought the bees home,...
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    Top feeders and Ants

    Check out my blog, I have a solution that is cheap and easy to make, using plastic flower pot bases and motor oil.

    Thanks

    Joe
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    Who is...

    Since Michael is regularly on this site I will let him do the introduction but he has been beekeeping for over 26 years and his web site is jam packed full of information:
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  9. State of California Structural Pest Control Act

    Hello All,

    I ran into a situation where I could get a swam of bees that had resided in an opening of a wall on a building.
    I was told that I needed a license and liability insurance to remove the...
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    Dry swarm cells

    Do another split. This time split some frames with brood cells into the new hive. Also put some frames that need to be drawn out in both hives.

    Of course transfer some frames with pollen and...
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    dumping drones?

    Take the drone frames (unhatched), put them in a plastic bag and freeze them over night.
    Once you replace your queen put the frames back in the hive and the worker bees will gladly clean out the...
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    Collect first swarm?

    Thanks Aram

    Joe
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    Collect first swarm?

    Hello All,

    I am getting ready to go collect my first swarm. They are located in a hole in the wall at a local school. I have built a bee vacuum and have read up on the correct procedures.

    One...
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    Queen still in cage

    Go to the store and buy yourself a small bag of marshmallows. Take a small knife and dig out the cork. Place a small piece of marshmallow in the hole and place the queen cage back in the hive and...
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    Key Lime Pie

    We went to Key Largo Fl in January. I have to admit that the key lime pie is really good there as well. We had dinner at Mrs. Mac's Kitchen, they serve a key lime freeze that is outstanding.
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  16. Thread: Sbb ?

    by jpitz31
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    Sbb?

    Hello,

    I would not do this and here is why. The purpose of an SBB is that when Varroa mites fall off of the bees they fall through the screen and then cannot climb back up into the hive.

    If...
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    Blog

    Thanks Dragonfly130

    Joe
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    New Beekeeping Blog

    I am putting together a blog of my beekeeping efforts.

    I figure it would be a good way to document my learning process as well as provide some good information and maybe a chuckle or two.
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  19. Thread: Pollen Patties

    by jpitz31
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    Shim

    I would press the patties pretty thin and spread them out so the inner cover will fit. If you shim the top cover may not fit correctly.

    Thanks

    Joe
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    Hello heylucy, We are in Escondido. Three...

    Hello heylucy,

    We are in Escondido. Three weeks into our first hive.

    Good luck with the bee keeping.

    Thanks

    Joe
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    10-30 motor oil

    I also use the plastic flower pot bases under upside down flower pots. I started out with water and the ants kept on coming. I switched to 10-30 motor oil and have had no further problems with...
  22. Thread: Pollen Patties

    by jpitz31
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    Pollen Patties

    Bees get protein from eating pollen. many bee keepers feed their bees pollen patties as a supplement in early spring and late fall to provide the bees with needed protein before and after winter.
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  23. Thread: Bee Cam

    by jpitz31
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    Bee Cam

    Hello All,

    Just joined the bee source. I am into my third week on my first bee hive.

    I have put up a bee cam of my bee hive so I can keep an eye on the girls.

    Here is the link and info on...
  24. Thread: Hello

    by jpitz31
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    Hello

    Hello All,

    Just joined the bee source. I am into my third week on my first bee hive.

    I have put up a bee cam of my bee hive so I can keep an eye on the girls.

    Here is the link and info on...
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