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    Re: Under a fallen tree

    True. if they are AHBs.

    Here in Kentucky it is no problem to cut open logs/stumps, with a chain saw to remove bees.

    jredburn.. Just noticed you are not far from my home in Moore Haven, (Lake...
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    Re: Under a fallen tree

    Actually, I have found just the opposite. The smoke coming off a chain saw negates the need for a smoker, and, you can saw away with little or no upsetting the bees. Chain saw makes it easy.
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  3. Re: Pros and cons on Sharing a bee yard with another beekeeper

    Me too. But, you are right, he didn't ask for advice, he asked for pros and cons.

    cchoganjr
  4. Re: Pros and cons on Sharing a bee yard with another beekeeper

    How do you keep Ollie out of them??

    cchoganjr
  5. Re: Pros and cons on Sharing a bee yard with another beekeeper

    True Mark... But... Until he gets to know the other beekeeper, know his methods, his new neighbor may have a lower mite count, fewer SHBs than he has.

    I would move, IF, I had another GOOD...
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    Guess I am too.

    cchoganjr
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    From the looks of this thread, I must live a very sheltered life. I have always found beekeepers to be honorable people. The ones I know share experiences, share knowledge, assist each other. I...
  8. Re: Pros and cons on Sharing a bee yard with another beekeeper

    I would lean toward Mark's Pro's. You may learn something from each other.

    Most of the time there is more forage out there than you realize, and will support a lot more hives than you might...
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    Re: small hive beetle question

    my rule of thumb is, Open the hive and see 25 to 50 SHBs no problem. Keep the hive strong and you will have no problem. Open the hive and see 100-200, you have a problem. You will need to break...
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    Re: swarm ?

    She will lay some, but, she will start shutting down. They may draw some comb, but, more likely they will fill available cells with sugar syrup for the Winter.

    cchoganjr
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    Re: trap out

    No better source than the source himself. Send me an e-mail, cchoganjr@scrtc.com and i will send you all the trap info complete with photos. Glad to help you.

    cchoganjr
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    Re: roughcut lumber

    grozzie2... It would be no problem to leave the inside rough and plane the outside. I never have, but, I have read the same thing you mentioned.

    Our local mills are band saw mills, and the...
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    Re: roughcut lumber

    No. I order all of mine cut at 1 inch. (You will pay for 1 inch, even if you had it cut 3/4 or 7/8). It is band saw cut, and the boards are uniform 1 inch from end to end, 12 to 16 ft boards.
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    Re: swarm ?

    allan.. Would you have a couple of frames of capped honey you could give them? That could get a small colony through the Winter in Alabama if you could also feed them a pint of sugar syrup on warm...
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    Re: roughcut lumber

    I use mostly rough cut wood for boxes. Here are a couple of photos of rough cut poplar, bought Oct 2013, strip stacked and then made into boxes in the last couple of weeks. Making these shallow...
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    Re: swarm ?

    Treat it like a normal cutout, only this one should be very, very, easy. (except for the height). I would not necessarily wait until just before dark. I would just do at my convenience.

    Mr...
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    Re: swarm ?

    Am I seeing things, or, is that combs I see in the photos. If so, it is not a swarm, but rather, an exposed colony. Not sure of your Winter, but, they will not likely make it outside all Winter. ...
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    Re: BeeTree...

    OR... " the director may order the colonies to be transferred to removable frame hives within six months".....

    I believe this would cover leaving them in the log until they can be safely...
  19. Re: November bee retrieval: How give them the best chance to make it through the wint

    More likely bumble bees. Martin boxes are normally too small for honey bees.

    I get a half dozen calls each year for bees in Martin and Bluebird boxes. They always turn out to be bumble bees.
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  20. Re: Free Shipping Rant (Beekeeping Equipment Big Box Stores)

    sqkcrk..... Not in Kentucky. Beekeeping in Kentucky is not farming for sales tax. 6 % on all sales.

    cchoganjr
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    Re: BeeTree...

    Acebird.

    Only in the tropics. HA!!

    cchoganjr
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    Re: Need Mr. Hogan's email address

    casper_zip

    How can i help you. cchoganjr@scrtc.com And feel free to call me Cleo. Mr Hogan is far too formal. I am a simple man.

    cchoganjr
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    Re: side entrance question

    Just large enough for one or two bees to exit/enter at a time. 3/8 to 1/2 inch wide, 3/8 high. The object is to move the entrance so it is not where robbers would expect it to be, and then, just...
  24. Re: Free Shipping Rant (Beekeeping Equipment Big Box Stores)

    Free shipping as a marketing tool has been around for years.

    If you really want to see it used, go to E-bay and look at an item that cost $10.00 and has free shipping. Then find the same item...
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    Re: side entrance question

    During periods of heavy robbing, I have used a side entrance, (top side) after screening off the regular entrance. The colony will find the exit, while the robbers tend to gather on the screen on...
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