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    need help combining bees

    Hi all, I got my first package of bees last week and placed them in a warre hive. Three days later, on my first real inspection, the queen was dead in her cage. I would like to combine the package...
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    Re: First Swarm Trapped! Now What?

    Thanks Guys! I had some time this afternoon, so opened up the bait hive and there was one 3-inch beginning of a comb, so I sprayed them with some sugar syrup and shook them into the Warre. I put an...
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    First Swarm Trapped! Now What?

    I just discovered that a small swarm has moved into bait hive. The bees have only been there 5 or 6 days. This bait hive is a simple box with a hole and has no frames. I'm going to have to do a...
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    Re: My First Split. How soon can I do this?

    Thanks, Then I'm going to wait until they finish building out the last 5 bars. I feel better about this. Besides, they aren't cramped for space yet.
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    My First Split. How soon can I do this?

    Background: I've had bees for less than a year. Built a top bar hive in May 2011 and in June, a small swarm adopted the hive. I looked in on my hive about Jan 12 and there were a few hundred bees...
  6. Re: How Soon Can I Split a Colony - Do I Dare?

    Thanks All, I'm going to play it conservatively. I'll let them build this season and attempt splits next year. Thanks for the good advice. -Chris
  7. How Soon Can I Split a Colony - Do I Dare?

    I now have my first ever colony in my tbh and they have about 6 beautiful bars of comb, with brood and even a touch of capped honey at the top. It has been about 4 weeks since I last checked this...
  8. My first Cut-Out Pics and Extraction Question

    Did my first cut out yesterday after 3 weeks of failed cone trap out. I learned a lot yesterday. I'm having trouble with the file manager and could only upload these pics. There must be other...
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    Swarm Bait Box and Getting Permission

    I live in California's Central Valley and am looking to place swarm bait boxes around as I've gotten into beekeeping too late this year and spent my money building hives.

    My question is: If I...
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    Re: My first Cone Trap

    Great pics! You don't even worry about the size of the hole at the end of your cone? It would be great if that didn't matter as it's not easy to get it right.
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    Re: My first Cone Trap

    Thank you all for input. I'll hunt down a good Italian Queen (I'm a beginner) and get it going.
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    My first Cone Trap

    On Sunday I was asked to get the bees out of the bottom of a travel trailer without cutting the trailer apart. I set up a cone trap out with wire screen and placed a hive entrance +/- 6inches from...
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    Just Getting Started

    Hi, I'm Chris from the tiny town of Exeter California. We grow oranges, oranges and more oranges here. Next time you see a box of Sunkist products, look at the label and it may just be from Exeter....
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