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    Moth Ridden Frames

    I've had a few losses and have been stacking up some moth infested frames. I have found it incredibly difficult to scrape off the old come and clean them up. Any advice or tips and tricks on how to...
  2. Re: Have a swarm caught the queen help

    Thanks for the replies. The lumber was 4x4s that I had about 3 ft long just placed ontop of a hive weighing down the lid. I put two frames of sealed brood in the box with the swarm with the caged...
  3. Have a swarm caught the queen help

    Just caught the queen to a small swarm but the bees aren't really moving toward their new home. They keep returning to a piece of lumber they landed on. What should I do, will be sun down in a few...
  4. Newly established hive, help with supering

    I picked up a nuc in march that has taken off like a monster. It had filled up two deeps by the beginning of may so i put on a medium super for honey collection. I went in last week and they hadn't...
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    Making Nucs

    I made some three frame splits and stuck in a queen cell. The queens are now laying. When can I put the three frames into a 5 frame nuc? How does one typiically move these splits out of a queen...
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    Re: Nuc drawing Drone Comb

    Yeah this is my first time trying foundation less.. I am pleased with the results even though it has taken a bit more managing with some crazy comb on one of them
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    Nuc drawing Drone Comb

    I picked up a nuc last month and put them in an 8 frame deep with some wax starter strips. They drew them out within a week so I added the second deep. I just went in yesterday, and they drew a heck...
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    Cut out honey

    Should I be worried about small beetle eggs in honey from a cut out?
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    Re: Cut outs, drone comb

    There are a lot of bee removers around here. They charge a lot and I usually get the folks who can't afford to pay someone. I do it as a hobby and for the experience. I might be crazy but I don't...
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    Re: Shutting in a cut out

    I've caught a queen only once during a cut out and even then they absconded. Major robbing with that one, they went in and killed her when she was in the cage. Other than that I've had mixed results....
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    Shutting in a cut out

    I have had some bad luck with cut outs absconding. I did one Friday and picked it up last night. They were in the box and I sealed them up and brought them home. I was thinking about putting a miller...
  12. Re: my version of a Cleo Hogan Trap opinions please.

    It'll work. As long as you have brood and comb in the box already, the workers will be like "hey we got all this room over here, come check it out." She'll be there and the rest of the bees will...
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    Re: Cut outs, drone comb

    I have been culling the majority of the comb as well. The cut out I just did was full of bees. It was about 10 ft high by 2 ft wide by 8 " depth. There had to be at least 60,000+ bees. I ended up...
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    Cut outs, drone comb

    I am running into hives that have large amounts of drone comb. Bees are swarming before I get to them. Do most people cull the drone comb during a cut out?
  15. Adding a second deep brood chamber

    When adding a new deep ontop of the original brood chamber, should a few brood frames be pulled to this top box and some empty frames put in their place in the bottom? I am thinking this will entice...
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    Re: Removal of Bees in Bird house.

    So I took Mr. Hogan's advice and stuck the birdhouse insdie two deep hive bodies and borrowed 5 medium frames of comb. During a quick inspection on Friday evening, I spotted the queen. I quickly...
  17. Why not use a real pot for swarm traps?

    I see how well the paper flower pot type swarm traps work, even the state inspectors use them. What if I have some large tree nursery plastic pots available? Why not just hang one of those up and...
  18. Re: Reasonable number of hives per city lot...

    Nice post. I don't see how we differ in opinions.
  19. Re: Reasonable number of hives per city lot...

    I live in the heart of Miami. High rises a few blocks away. Chickens aren't allowed here. I have them anyway. Bees weren't allowed until Florida law change keeping local political clowns from making...
  20. Re: Reasonable number of hives per city lot...

    I agree with Greg755. I would be broad rather than more constricting with the laws. If the regulations are not based on any hard science in regards to the requirements, then government officials will...
  21. Re: Ticks-can't take it any longer. What to do/

    An HOA? time to move if you ask me.
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    Re: How do you process cutout comb?

    With cutouts that abscond and leave brood. I put the brood over a selected hive that I can lose, just in case of any contamination. They clean up and raise the brood. With the honey I feed it back to...
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    Re: Extraction. Best option?

    Bevy's Bees, thanks for your input. I like the idea of manually cranking. Because I don't plan on expanding my apiary too large, because I live in the big city and have a cookie cutter little yard....
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    Re: Making Top bar Half Frames

    Here is the guy I was talking about.. check this out

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3QMfyPVaH8
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    Re: Removal of Bees in Bird house.

    Mr. Hogan that is some great advice. I went and picked up the hive last night and it was a bit larger than expected. about 13" tall because of the peak of the roof and 11 inch wide. It is constructed...
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