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    Re: Caught my first swarm without a trap

    Thanks, Gary. I'll keep you posted. I know of four hives a mile away and one porch half a mile, so I'm hoping they weren't mine.

    I really wasn't prepared to catch a swarm that way. I should have...
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    Caught my first swarm without a trap

    I was out weedeating and noticed my dog looking at something about 4 feet up a young plum tree. It's about 40 feet from 3 of my hives. The temperature had just dropped 10 degrees suddenly. It was...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    Nevada, MO 64772, apricot and a green Gage plum started about 5 days ago. Peach just started today.
  4. Re: Getting bees NEXT spring - how to become sustainable?

    Lots of good advice above. I've only had bees two years, so I'm no expert, but since no one has said anything about the frames, guess I will. I started with the F frames. The hive I bought made an...
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    Weather for mating flight

    How good does the weather have to be for a successful mating flight? How warm? Can it be a little windy or rainy? Thanks.
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    3/19/15 Nevada, MO 64772. Apricot. The get frosted most years here.
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    Re: Foraging for...Strawberries?

    Have you used gutters before? AlwYs wondered if that was enough space.
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    Re: Rethinking Dandelions...

    I like it Michael. I live on the edge of 10-15 undeveloped but occasionally mowed lots. I've been tempted to take a walk in the dark with seeds in my pockets. Probably clover. If I did dandelions ....
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    Re: Rethinking Dandelions...

    I wont use chemicals just to have a perfect lawn. Even before I had bees, I liked the clover. I don't like the dandelion seed heads but don't try to kill them. I tried to plant English lawn daisies...
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    Re: Age of e-cell larvae?

    I see you are from SD. Do you have drones there already?
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    Re: Coates Nuc question

    Mine are only a year old. No age problems but something sure likes to chew on the corners. Guess the glue is tasty. Hasn't weakened them, I don't think. I used the half in plywood.
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    Re: Moved hive. Queen might have fallen out.

    Thanks. Just a little worried. It was getting dark and I didn't want to disturb them with a light. They hadn't made it back into the hive yet. Why would they need a ladder?
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    Moved hive. Queen might have fallen out.

    I just moved a hive from one side of my yard to a new stand on the other side. The boxes twisted and I lost maybe two cupfuls of bees. They were gathering on the old stand, so I put an empty box...
  14. Thread: Farming

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    Re: Farming

    Is the coating still reddish pink? I always thought a less flower-like coating would be safer. Maybe dark brown?
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    Re: Mountain Camp or Syrup?

    I'm also feeding a little dry bee pro in a bucket beside the hive. They seem to really lke it
  16. Thread: storing frames

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    Re: storing frames

    Not sure about your weather. I would think as long as it freezes regularly, theyd be ok outside. Maybe? I'd like to know how early moths and beetles get active? I lost a have last summer. The months...
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    Re: storing frames

    Just wondered if you are buying more bees soon. If you get some soon storage won't be as much of a problem.

    I only have two hives. I bought the bt but haven't used it yet. I think it works on...
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    Re: Mountain Camp or Syrup?

    Think your weather is about like mine. This is only my second winter with bees, so not an expert. I used sugar bricks last year. The bees did fine but the sugar was really messy. Tons of ants. This...
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    Re: Farming

    I'd ask him to let you know if he ever has to use any insecticides. You might want to keep them in for a few days. It's been many years since I did any farming. If I remember right, most years you...
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    Re: hi to all from Missouri.

    I think it'll work, but it seems like deeps would have some advantages in a long hive. I would like to hear how it turns out. I'll probably build one eventually. I've enough langstroth boxes for 4...
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    Re: hi to all, from Missouri.

    I think a honey cow is a top bar hive.? If you don't want langstroth, I'd size it so that Langstroth frames fit in it. Deeps probably. That way you can use either. Frames or top bars.So it's a top...
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    Re: hi to all, from Missouri.

    Welcome to the forum. What part of the state are you in?
  23. Thread: Swarm catching

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    Re: Swarm catching

    Make a deep bottom and use your medium boxes and frames. Half inch plywood . Sides are 1x3s . 1" hole in front. I use them upside down for tops in the winter. Makes room for sugar bricks. It'll end...
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    Re: Feeding feral bees for a future trapout

    I had decided to wait until it was warmer and use syrup. It got colder instead so I never fed. I think they died out. Not for sure though. If theyre alive, I'll feed syrup then do a trap out. If they...
  25. Re: add boxes top or bottom with foundationless frames

    Would a top entrance make it not matter if you put them over or under?
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