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    Move to northwest montana

    Currently living in Iowa and may be moving to north western Montana. New location is very dry compared to where I am living and I was wondering if any have experience living in such conditions. I am...
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    Re: How late queen rearing

    Thanks gmcharlie, that was what I was thinking, looking forward to experimenting with it.
    Rube63, guess I could look at my hives and get a guess as to wild drones still around or not, I am shooting...
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    How late queen rearing

    What is the latest time of year that any of you would attempt queen rearing, sure it depends on season and flow but with feeding how late. Guess you would want colony to build up for winter as well. ...
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    Re: First swarm for newbie

    Thanks tommysnare,
    Once I get established with more hives I can see where some frames of brood and comb from them can really help with swarms and starting Nucs. I have got some swarm traps out and...
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    First swarm for newbie

    Exciting stuff! Just got my first swarm, 4 feet off the ground on old fence post. Maybe two pound of bees, hopefully a Queen also. Sprayed with some sugar water, cut post and some wire, very old post...
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    Alwayslearning,

    Very cool adaptation, will try something like this with my next hive stand! Got a few carpenter ants made it across mine but not many. The smaller ants don't have a chance

    Joe
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    Re: Newbie from Iowa

    Luckily I am few 100 yards from river on a bluff, lot of wooded areas around and quite the variety of plants. Got lot of honey locust blooming right now and tons of bush honey suckle, crab apple a...
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    Newbie from Iowa

    Great site, learned a lot from the posts here already. Got one hive started already this year ( my first year beekeeping) and doing well, hopefully have some Nucs on the way and got four bait boxes...
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    Thanks for info Charlie B. finished my hive stand last night and today no ant! Used 10 foot 2 x 6 so i put 3 one inch posts.


    Thanks
    Joe
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