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    Re: Location Location Location

    I'd say 1.2 x length of the horses' neck. As long as they can't reach to knock'm over.
  2. Re: Pay your state bee fees! I was a fugitive from justice

    Uh, actually 1-10 hives are free for class A. You linked old info.
    http://legis.la.gov/Legis/Law.aspx?d=85980
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    Re: One small success, one giant step!

    Congrats !! I tried my first round last week. :( :( :( Zero out of 10.
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    Re: Mean bees or just normal

    Two weeks ago, my bees wanted my head on a platter. Today I dug through and marked the queen with just a few headbutts.
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    Re: Timing the split

    What about leaving the old queen, take a couple frames of eggs/open brood and pollen/honey and put that in a nuc? Shake in some extra nurse bees too. Or if you raise your own queens, give the nuc a...
  6. Re: Is it considered standard practice to split a hive each year?

    I've read another method that I believe Lauri mentioned, and would like input\thoughts.
    This method sort of combines splits and queen rearing, so may not work for someone just starting out with one...
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    Re: Treating Package w/OA Dribble

    I say buy 4 packages, treat 2 with OA (by whatever method), hive'm up and see what happens.
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    Re: concrete pad for hive

    Maybe make the legs of your TB adjustable so it can be re-leveled as needed?
  9. Thread: Cell Builder

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    Re: Cell Builder

    Well shucks. At least the weather looks promising next week with highs getting up to a notch above 70. Keep at it. :popcorn:

    I'm working on my game plan for next week, just in case mother nature...
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    Re: WHAT DEFINES FERAL BEES

    feral
    adjective fe·ral \ˈfir-əl, ˈfer-; ˈfe-rəl\

    : of, relating to, or resembling a wild beast

    —used to describe an animal (such as a cat or dog) that has escaped and become wild
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    Re: what direction should a hive face

    This is what I do as well. I've notice the cutouts that have been done over the last two years, entrance direction is irrelevant, as well as internal arrangement or volume. What I HAVE noticed upon...
  12. Thread: Cell Builder

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    Re: Cell Builder

    I run all 8-frame mediums, so keep that in consideration.

    75 degrees yesterday, 33 and sleet right now. The joys of queen rearing! Lol
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    Re: Cell Builder

    We actually had some sunshine today!:applause: Strongest hive had a major traffic jam at the entrance...orientation flights, pollen coming in, etc. Opened it up to find they already had box 4 drawn...
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    Re: Cell Builder

    Drones showing up here too. Due to all the rain, I've cancelled any grafting practice for another couple weeks. Will try to sneak in tomorrow and open side of the brood nests to keep swarming out of...
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    Re: When to give the boot

    Mother nature had different plans. :(
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    Re: Mean Bees More Productive?

    My two most productive hives are mean. Not sure if it's just coincidence as I got both last year. They came through winter without missing a beat. Both already have lots of brood and will be ready to...
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    Sticky: Re: first attempt at queenrearing

    Thanks for the follow-up. I browse many threads trying to learn and often wonder the outcome.
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    Re: "Fringe Genetics"

    And yet another useless thread for the beginning beek. :applause:
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    Re: When to give the boot

    Glad they are coming around. I'm planning to try my first grafts Wednesday....pending the rain stays away. Not sure what I'm doing at all, but boy wont it be a hoot if I fumble around and actually...
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    Re: When to give the boot

    Seeing capped drone across the river Pat. There's been enough warm weather to trigger Dutch Clover to start blooming and the girls are ramping up. Some great ideas from more experienced beeks here....
  21. Re: Too early to start swarm prevention strategies ?

    I hope it's not too early for swarm prevention. Went through my hives yesterday and put drawn comb on the sides of the brood nest on three out of five colonies. The strongest had burr comb attached...
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    Re: Inspections question

    I'm 20 miles north of I-10. Temps dipped into the thirties last night. Should hit 57 for the high today and will hit 70 a couple times this coming week. Been seeing lots of activity during middle of...
  23. Re: When are my package bees no longer a 'package'?

    Once you put a feral colony in your hive, they are no longer feral.
    Once a queen stops laying, she is no longer a laying queen.
    When a worker bee becomes a forager bee, it is no longer a nurse...
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    Re: Easier way to feed...suggestions?

    Cheap 12v pump from Harbor Freight and about 6 feet of water hose.
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    Sticky: Re: Rearing queens for a small operation

    Wow, lots of good info from folks who don't care, can't be bothered, or just too educated.


    Ddawg, I can't help you cause I'm not educated enough, but there are several good reads on the subject...
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