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    Re: Calif on a heat wave

    I was pulling 150 bees a day out of my pool but I think the guy with the hives in the sand pit by Indenpendance High School has pulled out. Now only pulling out 15 bees a day and try to send them...
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    Re: I want to build a swarm trap. tips?

    We use 6 gallon peet pots we get from nursury's and make a plywood top with "top bars" like from a top bar hive so the bees will build on them. The bottoms come with drain holes and cover with...
  3. Thread: mannlake?

    by Stingboy
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    Re: mannlake?

    Free shipping adds a new meaning to freebee's ;-)
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    Re: Trap-out and agreements

    Refer them to someone that can take care of their concerns, perhaps a professional?
    Would love to see there faces when confronted with the bill.
    Christens call it divine intervention, Buddhist call...
  5. Re: Any ways to reduce facial swelling from stings?

    My wife just got stung below her right eye day before yesterday...
    Scrape the stinger out
    I used the Sayer snake extractor on it and got a little dot of clear fluid
    ice
    antihistamine
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    Re: hervesting honey

    ingo,
    Sounds like you have a plan. I use Fisher's Bee Quick in a thin frame I covered with flannel to drive the bees down. It works for me but your night shift is the only way if you do not have a...
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    Re: DOes anyone still use the front feeder?

    I'm with you Rusty,
    I use them for water to keep em out of the pool.
    Quart jars will last a few days depending on the heat.
  8. Re: Update on my hives installed package on 4/21 Feel free to give advice!

    JT, sounds like they are on the way! I do my inspections from the outside frame, remove it then go though your frames... carefully. You don't want to injury the queen. When the box is 70 to 80%...
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    Re: Swarm capture jug

    Mr. Beeman, sounds as if you have a very nice R&D department willing to go the extra mile to "test drive", your swarm tools. I agree with the item being made in the good’ol U.S.A. was able to stand...
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    Re: Swarm capture jug

    Any item you can add to your tool box is helpfull when going after swarms. Were did you get that fitting?
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    Re: Just did by first cutout, how did I do?

    Feeding sugar water will help them make new comb to attach to your frames. You should see eggs, larva in a few days.
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    Re: Just did by first cutout, how did I do?

    Put your box as close as you can get it to that spot where you got the bee's from.
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    Re: Just did by first cutout, how did I do?

    yes, if you did not get the queen you might wait for them to make another if they have young enough eggs in the hive you took out or combine with one of your nuc but only after it get's going and you...
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    Re: Just did by first cutout, how did I do?

    Sounds like you did a good job! Put the box as close as posable to where you got them, that way they won't get lost.
    I always feed the girls after I catch them but you will want to make sure you got...
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    Re: Orange headed bees

    Got a pic? Never saw that before but I love to watch the little Italian bee's. You can feel the good vib's off them. :gh:
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    Re: Fire ants in sugar water top hive feeder

    Did not know bout Borax soap. Got a whole box for laundry, I'll give it a try. Thanks.
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    Re: Fire ants in sugar water top hive feeder

    Go down to Lowe's and get some Tanglefoot in the nursury. Throw the paper away and just use the goo. Put it on the legs of your stand. I keep mine bout 16- 18" on stands. Keeps the critters away...
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    Re: Hello from Oregon

    Welcome aboard! Wonderfull hobby and you meet some great people getting involved in doing bee stuff with. Bait your hive with some lemon grass oil from the health food store. 3-4 bucks. You can cut a...
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    Re: Queenless Swarm?

    Do you have drones?
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    Re: Made the front page of the local paper

    Nice to see every body are not losing their bee's Johnoe. Keep up the good work.
  21. Thread: Swarm cells

    by Stingboy
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    Re: Swarm cells

    coppermouse,

    Try and do a "walk away split", with those cells. Sound like you have the population to do that. If the cells are on the bottom, they will swarm if you don't do something. Look on...
  22. Thread: Drumming bees

    by Stingboy
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    Re: Drumming bees

    What about placing a box with a open top with wire on top and smoking the bottom with saw dust and menthol pellets. The bee’s hate it and your will drive everybody, including the queen to the top...
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    Re: How long do cardboad swarm traps last

    I use a 6 gallon peet planter you get at the garden supply. Cover 3 of the 4 drain holes with screen then the 4th hole don't staple it shut all the way. leaving a longer tail so you can staple it...
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    Re: Scout bee question

    Hi Beev,
    Take a look at Thomas Seeleys studies on swarm behaviour, how the scouts do the waggle dance and how the hive collectively makes the decision to go to "the best spot".
    cheers,
    Tom
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    Re: Saw my first drone today

    I see your having some nice weather in Evansville,IN. The west coast is getting hit hard and is going to continue to be winter again.
    Happy Swarm Hunting!
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