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    Re: A whopper of a cut-out!!!

    Thank you all for the kind compliments. With the ease of access to the colony, I definitely enjoyed doing this one. I was equally impressed with the quality and abundance of good comb. I got them...
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    Re: A whopper of a cut-out!!!

    I did indeed find and catch the queen which amazed me with the size of this cut-out. :D Screened them in the hive at dark last night and transported them to my apiary at first light this morning....
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    Re: A whopper of a cut-out!!!

    12063Cut out complete and successful!!! Easily filled two deeps with brood, pollen and honey. Must have been over 7 lbs of bees alone!!! Plus two 25 gallon totes full of full honey comb!!! 12061 12062
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    Re: A whopper of a cut-out!!!

    I wasn't planning on it but out of curiosity, why?
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    Re: A whopper of a cut-out!!!

    The bees are entering from the outside so I believe most are within the comb. Also, the homeowner said he believes they may have swarmed last week which would certainly cut the numbers down for a...
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    A whopper of a cut-out!!!

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    This is my cut out project for next Friday. Easy access in a basement. Homeowner says it's been there over 17 years. It's approx. 4 feet long and over 3 feet thick!!! Can't wait!!!:D
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    Re: Hive Top feeder recomendation.

    If you're going to build one yourself I recommend the Miller Hive-Top feeder plans right here on Bee Source. http://www.beesource.com/build-it-yourself/miller-type-feeder/ I put 10 of these together...
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    Re: Caught a swarm, now what?

    Thank you all for the insight and advice, really appreciate it!!! I was hoping I was just worrying too much. I was actually considering getting some reading glasses Buzzlightyear haha! From what I'm...
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    Caught a swarm, now what?

    Hello all. Have been a member of the site for a while now and am fairly new to beekeeping. Last Sunday (June 1st) I got a call from a buddy who told me he found a nice swarm about the size of a...
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    Re: Russian queen

    That's what I'm hoping Jim. I plan on getting in touch with him in the next few days to see if he may have any extras later in the year and if he's willing to allow me, I'd like to spend some time...
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    Re: Russian queen

    Haven't decided quite yet. The place I was hoping to get them from, (Bob Brachmann-Coldcountryqueens.com) as he is only 1/2 hour away from me, is sold out already for 2014.
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    Re: Russian queen

    Glad to hear there was a semi-happy ending to this endeavor. :thumbsup: I'm looking to re-queen this year with a couple Russian queens and appreciate the info.
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    Re: Russian queen

    Wow!:eek:Wonder what happened??? Any ideas?
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    Re: Russian queen

    Just out of curiosity, how did this go for you Belewsboy?
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    Re: Great day in the shop

    9766 Got several deeps, supers, lids and bottom boards assembled and painted myself today! At least it got up to 23 degrees here today haha!:D
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    I'm in!!! Thanks for the drawing!!!
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    Re: Hello all from north central PA

    Will do, thanks!
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    Hello all from north central PA

    Hello from north central PA. I have some experience with honey bees as I helped my grandfather with his 100+ colonies in my youth. However, that was over 20 years ago so I have a lot to try and...
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