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  1. When is cutout safe for Northern climates?

    I'm in Ohio where we got a foot of snow yesterday and have a tornado warning for tomorrow....A guy asked me to do a cutout for a house he is remodeling. He is going to open it up if I just pull it...
  2. Re: Getting bees out of a house - please offer your 2 cents

    Good idea but I do not believe so. I stood and watched to see the entry points of the bees for awhile. Nothing went into the chimney. They're actually in the cavity surrounding the chimney and not...
  3. Re: Getting bees out of a house - please offer your 2 cents

    I sent him a list of local beekeepers and 2 names of people who are known locally to do this sort of thing. If he tears his house apart and finds the hive, I'll wililngly come scrape it out and hope...
  4. Re: Getting bees out of a house - please offer your 2 cents

    This is a woman who I believe may be retired on disability at home with a very fixed income. By looks of their home, I don't think they have a lot of extra funds. They made it very clear they do...
  5. Re: Getting bees out of a house - please offer your 2 cents

    This is exactly why he wants this hive removed. He knows he HAS to get the comb out. There isn't any way around it. I thought perhaps removing the siding, getting into the outside structure of the...
  6. Re: Getting bees out of a house - please offer your 2 cents

    Alright so...we declined the offer to help. There was no way we felt comfortable getting into this hive and we honestly didn't know WHERE to start.
    The bees are going in a corner (you'll see my...
  7. Re: Getting bees out of a house - please offer your 2 cents

    You all are very helpful!
    I listened to the message again and these are the friend's words:
    The bees are inside her walls of her house on an inside corner from the exisiting outside - that's how...
  8. Re: Getting bees out of a house - please offer your 2 cents

    Thanks for your experience! Awesome! I won't have time to jimmy up a vac...so that is a no go for our situation.
    I'm not sure the size of the hive but our goal is to look for the queen and move...
  9. Re: Getting bees out of a house - please offer your 2 cents

    When we collected the swarm, we just sprayed them with sugar water and laid the branch over the nuc we brought and they all went inside.
    How do we get the bees to go into the nuc from an actual...
  10. Re: Getting bees out of a house - please offer your 2 cents

    I am going to assume a trap-out will not work in this situation because the friend said they're entering through the eaves in different areas. I can't send pictures for help until we show up there...
  11. Getting bees out of a house - please offer your 2 cents

    Hi, we're very, very new to beekeeping. We collected our first swarm this year and it couldn't have been any easier than it was (hanging at the end of a branch 8 feet off the ground). I just got a...
  12. Re: First inspection of swarm - no capped eggs. Comb built in lines across frame? HE

    Thanks all! Since my panic this morning I was able to talk to a beekeeper and she advised that my hives are doing normal activity. They build down the frame first then across, filling it in.
    I'm...
  13. First inspection of swarm - no capped eggs. Comb built in lines across frame? HELP!

    We caught a swarm in a tree hanging in a large cluster last Sunday.
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    Today we inspected it to look for capped eggs. This is our first hive, our first inspection, our first everything. We...
  14. Re: Collected a swarm - how do I know if they're pest free?

    So if SHB come...is it a matter of whether the hive is strong enough to fight them off or do I prepare to treat them for it?
  15. Gnats around entrance of hive? New swarm = no pollen?

    We caught a swarm on Sunday. It's been in our backyard since Sunday and has been doing well, or so it seems to us - 2 very new to beekeeping folk. Two questions, 1. There are gnats circling in...
  16. Re: Collected a swarm - how do I know if they're pest free?

    Wow, you all are so helpful! I am very thankful and even more excited we officially have our first hive.

    What I've been reading is that even if you treat the mites, it doesn't guarentee your hive...
  17. Re: Collected a swarm - how do I know if they're pest free?

    Thanks for the response! This swarm had only been in the tree for about a day and a half. They had begun to put wax on the leaves. Apparently they were going to make the tree their new home. ...
  18. Collected a swarm - how do I know if they're pest free?

    We are new to beekeeping but close family has hives. We collected a swarm yesterday which makes us official bee keepers! I acquired my hive from my father who struggled with mites and wax moths. I...
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