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    Re: meet the bee killa

    K we had real cool night in mid 50's. Went and recovered the swarm before daylight just got back. Going to let them settle down couple hour before opening the entrance. It's Saturday morning I was...
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    Re: meet the bee killa

    What happened to the 1st? I destroyed a perfectly happy hive.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?295599-Ferral-bees-in-old-water-heater&highlight=dagwoodzz

    The second I moved them...
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    meet the bee killa

    So u watch youtube and you think your a bee keeper. I'm 0 for 2 getting a hive started. I went to.pick up a swarm box I haven't checked in a month. I thought I missed the season and was going to...
  4. Re: My first hive moved my swarm in this evening

    Thanks MacNactan, very informative video. This will save me lot of work, as I was going to try to repair the honey combs as well as the combs with brood.

    My take from the video is "Forget the...
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    Re: Hello from North Pole Alaska!!

    Hi Chris, Just noticed you were from North Pole. Beautiful place, visited the Flint Hills Refinery a couple of times.

    Good luck with your TBH. I am in the same boat as I have my first TBH this...
  6. Re: My first hive moved my swarm in this evening

    K thanks will clean it up tomorrow. Newbie I should have known that going in and had a plan ready.
  7. My first hive moved my swarm in this evening

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?295984-1st-Swarm-was-starting-to-get-discouraged

    I moved my swarm to my top bar hive today. When I opened the swarm box they had filled the two bars...
  8. Re: 1st Swarm was starting to get discouraged

    1" wide x 1/2" tall, drilled (2) 1/2" holes side by side and wiggled the drill bit until it was even across
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    Re: Ferral bees in old water heater

    We put tape on the top of the heater to keep it right side up, but 2 hrs back of truck on I-state may have been too much. Guess I need to cap the holes on the heater so the beetles can't bother my...
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    Re: Ferral bees in old water heater

    Came home today to discover no bees. What a disappointment. Not sure if these are Beatles tha destroyed the hive or the just left and the Beatles move in. Can someone throw me an educated guess?...
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    The hanging branches might be over research on my part. But I wanted to give the opening some cover. To make it easier to defend from competeing swarms and honey robbers. Perhaps make it more...
  12. 1st Swarm was starting to get discouraged

    Checked a box I put out on the Mississippi River today and had bees. I will go back tonight and relocate them. Made box last year and failed. Put out 5 this year and used pharamone. This is the 1st...
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    Re: Ferral bees in old water heater

    The guy who gave them to me has only known of them for 2 years. You can tell there is no paint remaining I would imagine it has been in the woods for at least 10 years. It wieghts about 150lbs...
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    Re: Ferral bees in old water heater

    Checked on them this PM and they were really struggling to get thru that little pipe. I felt sorry for the little girls with the legs full of pollin.

    I set up the cradle with the langstroth nice...
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    Re: Hi from east of Baton Rouge

    Ahh never mind Crestview, Florida profile. Never know when u might need a good EOD exprt. :) thanks for the welcome!
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    Re: Hi from east of Baton Rouge

    Trying to think where that is. I grew up in mobile, thinking you r from Milton or ft Walton. Both very nice places
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    Re: Hi from east of Baton Rouge

    Great I'm north of Livingston 2miles. Email me if ur close atthosedme@icloud.com
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    Re: Ferral bees in old water heater

    The metal on The heater is pretty thick. Am afraid if I start cutting it would be too traumatic for the queen. Don't want to lose her as there is no back up
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    Re: Ferral bees in old water heater

    Didn't consider ventilation. Good idea about the mesh. There is a 3rd plug and the heater element that can be accessed for ventilation. I have it in full shade currently hope that will address the...
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    Ferral bees in old water heater

    I went up to S Miss. Where a workmate had an old water heater with a hive. I've brought it home and am trying to do something with it.

    I put some PVC pipes in the openings. The intent is to get...
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    Hi from east of Baton Rouge

    Send out a howdy.

    Trying to get started mostly recreational and interest in nature.

    I've built a top bar hive as well as a purchased langstroth hive. I have ferral bees in a tree outside my...
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