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  1. Thread: Jars

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    Re: Jars

    ACE hardware. Ball 16 oz. $8.00. http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4418857
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    Re: Queen stop laying

    I had a Russian stop laying also. All the other hives are running strong. There are plenty of forage. She just stopped, no eggs no larva no brood. I requeend with a Carni.
  3. Thread: Got a ?

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    Re: Got a ?

    Second Jim.
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    Re: Bee's favorite flower

    Blue globe thistle. I will be harvesting seed this year to plant next.
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    Re: Bee's favorite flower

    What is it? Once it dries out it is going to stick to your clothes like velcro. I always called it cockelbur.
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    Re: Bee's favorite flower

    OK ACE.
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    Bee's favorite flower

    I have lots of flowering plants now, but Cockelburs seem to be their favorite. They are all over them. It is nothing to see a dozen to fifteen bees on one plant.

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  8. Thread: No Honey (yet)

    by GOHoney
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    Re: No Honey (yet)

    I don't use excluders. I have 24 hives with 26 medium supers that are almost ready to take. Pondering whether or not to add six more to hives that are full. Had no problem with them drawing and...
  9. Thread: Drone layer

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    Re: Drone layer

    My friend in Iowa has some queens. I ordered a Carni, he will ship Monday. I will be going in to find her and kill her tomorrow.
  10. Thread: Drone layer

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    Re: Drone layer

    Tenbears, They are out side in one deep box. I think they can make a queen and she could get mated. I just don't know if they will have time to build up. They have drawn out all 8 frames and have...
  11. Thread: Drone layer

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    Re: Drone layer

    Gary, I have lots of drone yet. Fall flow is just getting going. I will check around for a queen, maybe a friend in Iowa may have one.
  12. Thread: Drone layer

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    Drone layer

    I installed several late May packages two of which were Russians. I checked them several times and things were going good. Lately one of them has not had the activity of the other. I opened them...
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    Re: Laying worker in trap-out?

    I have had them at my yard for a week. I went out to shake them out today and found four frames of capped brood eggs and larva. There is also a lot of drone brood but more worker brood. I must have...
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    Re: Laying worker in trap-out?

    I figured thats what it would be. I'll shake out in the morning. Thanks for the reply.
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    Laying worker in trap-out?

    Due to being sick and weather I was three weeks late picking up the last box of bees from a trap-out. They have a laying worker. Is it OK to combine with the rest of the hive or will it cause...
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    Re: Second hive swarmed

    I bet the Benelli was more fun though Gary. I picked up another small swarm about 15 miles south today. About 3 lbs, but they had a queen.
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    Second hive swarmed

    I had my second hive swarm Friday. March packages. They settled so far up in the tree I had to use my shotgun to shoot off the branches. It took four branches on three trees but I got them back....
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    Re: Queen cells in trap-out

    These queen cells must be ripe. I think all of the drones in my yard are at this hive entrance.

    https://youtu.be/fyMjl64XkEs
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    Queen cells in trap-out

    I have been progressing on two trap-outs. I took off the second box of bees on both today. One has three capped emergency queen cells and the other has three capped swarm cells. I did a newspaper...
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    Re: Help!!!!!!!!!!! How to upload a picture.

    Paint is a free program. Open the picture with paint and resize 45%.
  21. Re: Trapping out a fresh colony. Put on the funnel sooner?

    I always do it in two stages. First one dropping in a frame of larva with out the screen. A week or two later take off those bees put in another frame of larva and install the screen. I have two...
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    Re: Still waiting on April 18th packages

    I'm sure you are correct Billboard. Repeat customer, and big dollar customer.
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    Re: Still waiting on April 18th packages

    SG12, Seems once they cash the check they are looking for paying customers for your bees. I have read past posts talking about the same thing. They will never see one red cent of my money again.
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    Re: Still waiting on April 18th packages

    Billboard, The club paid the deposit, they gave us a pickup date and the club payed the rest. Then we are installing early April bees in late May! Missed the whole spring flow. I had to add supers...
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    Re: Still waiting on April 18th packages

    Well said Tech!
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