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    Re: Overwintering Nuc Question:::

    My setup is a deep bottom with a divider feeder thus allowing 4 frames on either side of the divider. I custom made my own nuc boxes that fix 2 wide on top of the deep with space for 4 (maybe 5)...
  2. Re: Stupid question: how many beekeepers are scared of bees?

    This year I've just gone with a veil and ditched my gloves and jacket. Too hot. I've enjoyed working the bees much more. But, when bees start lining up on the top of the frame like jets on an...
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    Overwintering Nuc Question:::

    Quick background: I lost all my hives last winter in the first deep freeze in December. I decided this year to only manage wild local swarms that survived last winter. After studying Michael Palmer's...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    07/10/14 Troy, MO
    Large swarm on tree limb. 4-5lbs. Owner wasn't sure how long they had been there. Stormy weather earlier in week. 80-90 degs.
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    Re: Swarm trapping/collecting etiquette

    To better answer your question, we'll need the exact coordinate of these orchards and driving directions.

    Sounds like you found 2 geese that lay golden eggs. Make sure you smile every time you...
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    Re: The 150 rule (heat plus humidity)

    90 with 100% humidity here next to the Mississippi River.

    The bee jacket is awful. I'm soaked to the bone in 30 minutes. Can't afford a ultra breeze. But...

    I've tried to be braver this...
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    Re: How's the Illinois swarm season going

    I think this is pretty accurate. Add to this the winter we just had. I had my eye on 2 feral colonies that didn't survive the "arctic vortex". I knew if any swarms were caught this spring, they'd be...
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    Re: How's the Illinois swarm season going

    Saw another beekeeper get two in Quincy the last week of May.
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    Re: How's the Illinois swarm season going

    I had one in Quincy on 6/2. 3lbs in a tree.
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    Re: 8 Frame Equip on 10 Frame Box

    I was curious about this too. The scab idea sounds real good--and probably looks good. But a strip of wood makes sense for access to hive/feeder. Im going to have to give this a try. I have too much...
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    Re: The cheap cardboard box swarm trap

    Congrats! Beekeeping doesn't have to be overly expensive when we're resourceful.
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    Re: Need advice on bee tree.

    Sounds like you have a couple hives that are primed to build really fast. My only thought is I'm not sure I would have put them on the deep until their population filled the medium box. Might be too...
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    Re: What's damaging my hive?

    That doesn't look like chewing to me. By the looks of the cracks and large splinters it seems as if something fell on it and knocked a chunk of wood off.

    I'd say it was a meteorite. It's a better...
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    Bees' response to varnish odor

    I recently made some divider feeder frames from Michael Palmer's design. I found some tempered masonite at Home Depot (yes, the dark stuff) to use it for the sides.

    The tempered masonite was a...
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    Re: Cleo Hogan Trap Out with a twist

    Cleo, your advice is invaluable. Just small question here: I was under the assumption that if you modified the entrance to a hive mid-day (connect the hive to transition) you risk losing the...
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    Re: Cleo Hogan Trap Out with a twist

    Ok, I didn't have any black plastic, but I did have feed bags. Took a while to get the tree wrapped through the fence. Had to do a lot of cutting and taping seams. I wrapped the tree 2 days ago.
    I...
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    Re: Cleo Hogan Trap Out with a twist

    Cleo, would you cut out the foam and start over? The landowner wants the bees gone, so it isn't a long term setup.

    Thanks for the replies.
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    Cleo Hogan Trap Out with a twist

    Last night, I went to a bee tree to trap out the bees for a friend. I like Cleo Hogan's trap design, but I changed a few elements. The tree is on a fence line and has grown through the fence which...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    2 Swarms on 6/2/14

    1) Quincy, IL 15' up in maple tree in the middle of town. Cut the branch off and lowered them onto bed sheet on grass from which they promptly marched into nuc box. 4#

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  20. Divider Feeder Construction Woes...leaky...soggy masonite

    I'm putting together 5 divider feeders for a double nuc setup a la Michael Palmer. I bought tempered Masonite from Home Depot, cut them to size, and built one feeder last night. This morning I did a...
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    Re: Elementary

    Heeeey! That's phenomenal! Congrats. I love the show, too...
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    Re: Mann Lake on Amazon

    I've noticed their prices swing day to day. If I'm researching an item one day, I've noticed that it is a smidge (actual unit of measurement in Ralls County, MO) higher when I come back to purchase...
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    Re: Any Radio operators out there?

    I would think the transmission duration is sporadic enough to be of minimal effect--if there even is an effect. The radio frequencies are all around us and if they were detrimental in any way, you'd...
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    Re: Jesus agrees with Michael Palmer

    I don't know for sure. But in Judges 14, is says Sampson found a swarm of bees in the carcass of a dead lion and he scraped out the honey and ate it.

    Didn't back in the Middle Ages, people found...
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    Re: Jesus agrees with Michael Palmer

    Haha! Now I'll be able to sleep tonight...
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