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    Re: Queen release?

    Thanks Peter,

    -Ryan
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    Re: Queen release?

    Thanks for the quick reply Bevy & Joseph.

    -Ryan
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    Re: Queen release?

    I have a hive about 200 miles away near my moms house, I know that it is queenless, Does anyone know if they make, or if you can make a time lapse candy plug so that I can install the new queen and...
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    Re: Be careful when checking hives in winter

    Thanks Doc, It was the only thing that I could think of that would not disturb them too much.
  5. Re: My first winter as a beekeeper...3 questions

    I use a doctors stethoscope, just tap on their hive then listen to it. If they buzz it is fine. My stethoscope only cost me $10.00 on ebay. This is a nice way to check your hive without disturbing...
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    Re: Be careful when checking hives in winter

    I have found a good way to check my bees after the weather has been nice and warm but then turned drastically cold for a few days. I was worried about my bees being ok form 70 degree weather for...
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    Re: Any idea what breed bee this is?

    I am finding a several in my hives too. One guy said that they could be German bees.
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    Re: Any idea what breed bee this is?

    Michael Bush, I checked out your picture & Those bees are nice looking.
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    Re: Do we need to start a new thread for 2013???????

    Brule, Nebraska.
    4/6/2013 the Apricot tree started its first bloom but cold weather quickly ended that. looks like it will bud again though.
    Today 4/21/2013 There are plenty of dandelions popping...
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    Re: How do you "bait" your swarm traps?

    Ok, then that makes sense and to why the other insects do not like it. Thank You -Ryan
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    Re: How do you "bait" your swarm traps?

    Thank you!
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    Re: How do you "bait" your swarm traps?

    I found this post on a product label for Lemongrass Oil,

    Common Uses: Lemongrass Essential Oil is known for its invigorating and antiseptic properties. It can be used in facial toners as its...
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    Re: How do you "bait" your swarm traps?

    Michael, is there any specific brand of Essential Lemongrass Oil that we need for our traps? or will any Lemongrass Oil work? Thanks -Ryan
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    Re: Cold weather installation on foundation

    "Even though a lot of great beekeepers chimed in, there was nothing better than seeing those bee's fly" How true this is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Cold weather installation on foundation

    Jonnybeeggood, The bees made it through just fine like Vance said they would. Yes I put 3 drawn combs from last year with honey stores in them for food. I was able to wrap one hive with a tarp but my...
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    Re: Cold weather installation on foundation

    Thanks, Ravenseye,
    I am a little more at ease now with You & Vance's comments, however I will feel 100% better when I see them buzzing around again in the next day or so.
    Thanks Again. -Ryan
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    Re: Cold weather installation on foundation

    Vance, I sure hope so. I just go outside and it is very cold, Being a new package and all I just feel for them, and can only imagine what is going on inside the new hive. I just don't want to loose...
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    Re: Cold weather installation on foundation

    I know the feeling far too well today, I just got my packages installed this last saturday with a good forecast and now the weather is changing for the worst, go figure. I have two frames of drawn...
  19. Thread: Angry Bees

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    Re: Angry Bees

    Yes, I use smoke and they were still very agitated. Thanks for the replies. I hope it was just a bad day like Ross said. but I'm not sure. Thanks -Ryan
  20. Re: 2013 Bee Budget.......can I have your input please

    That is what I am hoping to do, just working my way up to a large scale, yes she is on board like yours is but she will go to the bee yard and take pictures and some video for documentation. I think...
  21. Thread: Angry Bees

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    Re: Angry Bees

    My bees went into winter last fall year and were very very docile. I opened my hive on a very nice weekend about a week ago and it was like a totally different colony. IN MY FACE MEAN!! They have a...
  22. Re: 2013 Bee Budget.......can I have your input please

    I strongly agree with your post Ian. And I believe building your own equipment is the only profitable way to go.
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    Re: Advice needed please

    2045As a new beekeeper here, I am just wondering if everything looks normal here. I just installed the package 8 days ago and it was a brand new hive. There are eggs and older larva in the cells....
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    Sticky: Re: Face to the Name, R U up to it?

    Here I am, Plumber- Fisherman- Beekeeper203220332034
  25. Thread: First Hive

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    Re: First Hive

    Just checked my hives 8 days after installing my package and I feel everything is going great. Comments are welcome. Bees are very cool creatures. I see that there are eggs and some older larva...
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