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  1. Thread: Trapout blues

    by WISHBONE
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    Re: Trapout blues

    be sure the bees have not found another way in & out. I started a trapout like this on 6/19. Put the tunnel on & thought I had sealed up all holes, but tonight I seen a lot of bees entering another...
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    how many bees per comb

    I'm doing a trapout, (using Mr. Hogan's method) in a basement wall. I took out 5 frames covered in bees. The homeoners asked how many pounds of bees it was ? I've read it before, but can't find it...
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    Re: American Foul Brood ?

    I thought this was from a cutout, but it was a big swarm he caught about 3 weeks ago. He put some old brood comb in the bottom to help it get started. Don't know if the old comb or the swarm had the...
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    Re: American Foul Brood ?

    He did take brood from the old hive. The man that came out called the state inspector & they decided it was afb. I have not seen the hive myself. I had to work all day & then went to start a trapout...
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    American Foul Brood ?

    A friend of mine called a few minutes ago & said he has AFB in one of his hives. Since I don't know much about it , I'm asking what he should do? He had another beekeeper come by to check, he said...
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    Re: honey extractor

    [QUOTE=kaptkimbo;1113990]We purchases an older honey extractor an online auction for $25..will hold at least 4-8 frames it didn't come with a hand crank or motor I'm trying to figure out how to...
  7. Re: How do some guys go without any kind of protective gear what so ever?

    I think you have to consider the person, some are very tolerate to pain. for years I did not wear protection. most of the time I don't know when I get stung till I see the stinger & no swelling...
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    Re: Making undercut hand holds on bee boxes

    my daughters gave me a ultrabreeze jacket after the eyeball sting. eyeball sting was not bad at all, minor pain for 2 or 3 hours, then it cleared up. but it scared us for fear of loosing the eye....
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    Re: Making undercut hand holds on bee boxes

    mr. Hogan, I called the tool shed in Greenville,s.c 864-233-6185, they have a milwaulke 71/4" left hand for 149.00. he said all worm drive saws are left hand, but worm drives are real heavy. we use...
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    Re: Making undercut hand holds on bee boxes

    Mr. Hogan, a r.hand saw tilts to the right, a l. hand saw tilts to the left. so it seems that it would work well for handholds. building stairs back in the 70's, the right side skirt board we cut...
  11. Re: Galvanized extractor and use of it? Please comment.

    i have a old galvanized power ext. that i bought used about 30 years ago. it was slightly rusty. sanded,washed with vinegar, rinsed,primed with primer made for galv. metal, then put 2 coats of epoxy...
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    Re: How often do hives fail to make a queen?

    had a hive last summer that dwindled down to almost nothing.i must have killed thousands of hive beatles & worms. the bees clustered in a corner & was about the size of a softball.i removed all but 2...
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    Re: Starter Foundation Strips

    yes. i have a few mediums, but the ext. has the cage & it is 1/4" wire. the comb lays flat against the wire.Its a real old a.i. root (i think ) with a motor. i keep camcoat on the inside.
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    Re: Starter Foundation Strips

    Mountain Bee,i've been doing this for years. i use shallow foundation & make 4 pieces. i sometimes have a problem with crooked comb but not often. i run mostly deeps for brood & shallows for supers &...
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    Re: Ticks are out of control

    Challenger, i have part of my bees about 50' from the dog lot. i spray for the ticks & fleas after dark. i have not had any dead hives since a nieghbor was put in the nursing home. he always used...
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    Re: Ticks are out of control

    It was Challengers wife with the RMSF, But my wifes dad had it about 25 years ago. Doctors treated him for the flu for 3 weeks, then realized it was something else. He almost died. They did not know...
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    Re: Ticks are out of control

    Howard, i have bees & coondogs. i use 10% permethrin & ortho tree & shrub insect controll. i spray dogs, kennels,& surrounding areas. i don't spray near my bees. it controlls ticks very good. when i...
  18. Re: Would you all recommend an inside cut-out or outside trap-out?

    looks like ya'll did a good job & its good experience. i do repairs because i'm a licensed & bonded builder. i carry general liability & workers comp. insurance & that makes jobs more costly. i have...
  19. Re: Windowscreen cone on stucco - Best method to secure?

    if it is hardcoat (cement based) stucco it should be fine to use thru the roof, silicone,etc. but if its synthetic stucco(styrofoam based) be very careful cause it pulls loose very easy. i would...
  20. Re: Would you all recommend an inside cut-out or outside trap-out?

    PatBeek, looking at your inside pictures, it looks like there might be 3 or 4 feet between the bottom of the window & the floor. if so, there should be attic access. if that is the garage to the...
  21. Re: Would you all recommend an inside cut-out or outside trap-out?

    i agree with jredburn. bees will likely be in soffit or between rafters.i've done several cutouts like this and bees have been in soffit every time. its vinyl soffit, so you can unsnap the locking...
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    Re: Gloves or no gloves?

    i never seen my grandpa wear gloves or veil when working bees, but he always smoked a pipe. if he ever got stung ( i am sure he did) he never told me. my dad always wore every thing & even tied his...
  23. Thread: mean bees

    by WISHBONE
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    Re: mean bees

    thank you for the replys. just to let yall know,i went back in the the box , big roar, no queen, took a brood frame from another hive & gave to swarm. about 2 hours they calmed down & went to work....
  24. Thread: mean bees

    by WISHBONE
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    mean bees

    hello, i dont write on here much, but i read alot.bad typer. we were building a barn for a friend today & one of his hives swarmed. i have had bees or helped most of my life & i am 55. grandpa, dad,...
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    Re: Hiving a swarm at night

    i work the bees at night alot. daylight runs out. i use a coon hunting light with a snap on red lense. light is on a bump cap, so both hands are free.bees won't fly with the red light,but they will...
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