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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    well it's been a busy month here in nw wyoming , 3rd swarm as of last sat. fella on the edge of town called and said he had a swarm in a chair ???/ went out to look and sure enough, they had moved...
  2. Re: un-embossd wax foundation, will they use it ?

    ok, thanks for the help
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    i really was not concerned about consistent cell size as these would be going directly into an old brood hive that has what i suspect may be some contaminated frames , i have cleaned the hive box...
  4. un-embossd wax foundation, will they use it ?

    hi guys , if i were to make some plain old wax foundation without a cell pattern would the girls draw good comb out on it , or maybe just tear it up and start their own comb instead ?? reason i ask...
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    Re: Ball of bees under hive

    you look to be in OK, pretty sure you won't haft to worry about AHB. ikeep an eye on the girls and if they seem happy and content comming and going from the hive then it's a bearding issue.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    got a call may 20th, football sized swarm on a limb by a lake. it was a cold rainy several days and the poor girls had been there 2 days already. they are doing fine now :)
    cody wy
  7. Thread: sainfoin saga

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    Re: sainfoin saga

    [QUOTE=summer1052;766002]

    Some of it came up okay, and what did had a few flowers. But I would say it was not a success.

    i had some success, but their simply was not the volume of blooms to...
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    Re: Bad tasting honey?

    i can well imagine that bitterweed would taste terrible, would rabbit brush make poor honey too or is it ok ??i am asking becouse the rabbit brush is just now starting to flower here along the ditch...
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    Re: Honey won't strain

    warmer temps are a definite plus, but even in 65 degree weather honey should flow albeit slow
    method for straining here is first 1) window screen, then thru panyhose stretched over colander...
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    Re: serious pollen supply problem

    just a thought for next year, do you or someone you know have space available close by where you might be able to plant something that will provide nectar and pollen for later in the season ?? It...
  11. Thread: Why?

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    Re: Why?

    cost for me as well ( i am a wyoming wrangler as well :D) i put both a pencil to it as well as my stop watch and using easly ( pretty much junk ) obtainable material i can throw a complete tbh with...
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    Re: bees clustering on outside

    hhhhmmm, my tbh's are totally screened across the bottom, it's hinged so i can simply let it lay open all summer and i can close it up in the winter. the hives do very well and might as well not...
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    Re: split time queen confusion

    just a quick update---
    well seems it was successful, the girls were catering to her and did not seem aggressive or agitated at all, in fact many were flying foraging on the alphalpha when i...
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    Re: split time queen confusion

    thanks special
    i did not notice any more defensiveness from either the old hive or the new but i suspect that may be because they were queenless in one or the other for just a short period of time....
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    Re: split time queen confusion

    agreed, but with darkness coming on very quickly it was turning into a do or die situation as it was WAY dark out there :eek: unfortunetly i could not pull the pickup close and shine the headlights...
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    Re: split time queen confusion

    good morning guys
    well to answer the questions:
    - the configuration of the hive to be split from is a square sided tbh with aprox. 22 top bars. comb at present covers all but 3 of the bars with...
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    split time queen confusion

    hi all
    well, it's time for the first split, i have a new queen in my hot little hand and will be doing the split this evening. i plan on leaving the split alone for 12-24 hrs before introducing...
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    Re: Square TBH to install Nuc?

    very nice looking hive, it's a lot prettier than the one i put together last year but along the same lines.
    i think you'll find that you like this set up a lot as i simply love mine, just...
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    Re: Orientation flight freak out!

    i had quite an episode of this last sunday while mowing the yard. made my first pass and everything was normal. on the second lap HOLY SMOKES :eek: it was happening just that fast.
    i went and...
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    Re: Who owns these bees?

    might not be a bad idea to place a swarm trap on the fence post, they do seem to return to the same places when swarming quite often and this might solve any future problems.
    just a thought :D
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  21. Re: How many bees could a beekeep keep if a beekeep could keep bees??

    Beebiker: What do you mean by 'developing your yards'? Getting standard customers for pollination/people who let you keep your bees on their property? Or getting good bee lines going and...
  22. Re: How many bees could a beekeep keep if a beekeep could keep bees??

    hhhhhmmmmm, ya know, if a fella was smart he would marry two nurses and give up the bees entirely ;).
    seriously thou, alot of it is going to depend i suspect on how much time to have to get...
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    Re: What flower is this?

    hey cool
    must be that the stuff i have planted around the house is just a little too shaded, it's growing well but is not quite ready to bloom.
    i am guessing the road you are refering too is...
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    Re: What flower is this?

    here ya go garp
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=231843&highlight=sanfoin

    i have a bunch planted around the house but it's not flowering just yet, looks like lovell is still a few...
  25. Re: We Really need a good tool for transitioning from Lang to TBH

    seems like the perfect excuse to go with a tanz tbh, makes things so much easier and works like a champ.
    http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj22/zbiker62/PICT0473-1.jpg

    if i ever decide to...
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