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  1. Thread: swarm returned

    by Vance
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    swarm returned

    had something interesting happen today, about noon had a large swarm come from one of my hives. i watched it land about 50 feet away about 3 feet off the ground. by them time i got another hive to...
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    Re: Need swarm help quick

    It depends on what they are settled on. if you can easily shake them or put them in your box just do that. leave the lid off about an hour and most of them that are flying will move into the box. I...
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    Re: pollen trap questions

    Don't want to sidetrack the thread, but i recieved a bottom trap for christmas. do i just place it on the bottom board. If i do that what stops them from going under the trap? I feel stupid asking...
  4. Thread: Pollen traps

    by Vance
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    Pollen traps

    I received a Dadant cedar bottom pollen trap for Christmas. I have never used one and am not sure how, or when to put it on. Bees have been bringing in lots of yellow pollen the last week, but it...
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    Re: Sidr Honey - Have you ever heard of it?

    i had a co-worker bring some back from Dubai, I have to admit it was very good, but it's a little out of my price range.
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    Re: Flavored Creamed Honey

    Have done very well with other flavors, make chocolate 1 time and had to eat most of it myself. It could have been my recipie though. Anyway i've never made it again.
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    swarm with laying workers

    Had a strange thing happen, picked up a swarm last Saturday. Put a frame of eggs and open larva to try and hold them. Lady told me they had been in the tree i got them from about 3 days. Checked on...
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    Re: accepting debit/credit cards

    Thanks for all the help. I do have internet access on my cell phone, and i do have a pay-pal account that might make the most sense. Would be a lot less hasstle. I"ll check into it, thanks again.
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    accepting debit/credit cards

    I have a couple of fairs and a farmers market who want me to sell at them. They both have asked if i am set up to take debit/credit cards. I am not and never have been. My question is do any of you...
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    Re: swarms on sbb vs. sbb

    Sorry for the confustion. The swarms placed on the solid bottoms are still there. The 2 placed on screened bottoms both left. The screened bottoms were open when they were put in.
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    swarms on sbb vs. sbb

    I have hived 4 swarms in the past 2 weeks. 2 on solid bottoms and 2 on sbb. The 2 on sbb stayed about 2 days and left, the 2 on sbb are still there and setting up shop. All were treated the same. I...
  12. Thread: hive swarmed

    by Vance
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    hive swarmed

    I went to check on one of my hives, i'm a second year beek. Got there just as they were swarming. The swarm split into 2 groups, 1 very large and 1 kinda small. I'm going to try and catch them....
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    Where to go from here?

    Second year keep here. I have 1 hive started last year from package, 2 hives started last year from cut out's. 1 of the cutouts is 2 in deeps and getting very large. the other cutout is in 1 deep and...
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    Re: Grasshopper Epidemic

    I remember about 10 years ago in north Texas we had the same thing. The guy next door to me had a 100 peach trees stripped including the bark. everyone I know lost all their fruit trees and schrubs....
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    Re: Need advice about feeders

    I have used every type of feeder in the past. The drawback to hivetop feeders comes when you need to remove them and there not empty. That can become a mess in a hurry. Each has it's pro's and con's....
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    Re: Am I being Impatient?

    It was hanging in a tree. Probably a swarm from the spring time i assume. just decided that was as good a place as any. I do have pictures but i'm not sure how to load them. I just cut hive down and...
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    Re: Am I being Impatient?

    no i haven't yet. I thought it was too cold. I did put some on the open air hive and i don't think they have touched it.
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    Am I being Impatient?

    Going into second year, started with a package last April and a cutout done in May. Then got an open air hive in November. Put Mega bee patties on 2 weeks ago. Yesterday finally had a day to look in...
  19. Thread: cooling vests

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    Re: cooling vests

    I've not used them, but a few years ago my daughter was the mascot for her high school. Imagine 100 degrees in August and your cheering at a football game in a full fur bulldogs outfit. She used the...
  20. Thread: Sawdust and bees

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    Re: Sawdust and bees

    I've noticed the same thing. Last fall i was using a skill saw to cut out some Christmas yard decorations. It was a very nice day in November temps mid 60's and the saw dust was covered with bees....
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    Late season cutout

    Did a cutout from a storage compartment of a pop-up camper for a friend of mine. Tried to tell him it was way to late in the year, but they are going to use the camper in a few week, and needed them...
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    Re: all american queens

    I have ordered both packages, and queens from them. Have been very satisfied with their service and bees. Very nice people to do bussines with.
  23. Thread: New Queen

    by Vance
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    New Queen

    I have a laying worker hive. Received a new queen yesterday and am going to follow advice from here to correct the situation. It is pouring rain here, and is supposed to rain for several days. How...
  24. Thread: Laying workers

    by Vance
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    Re: Laying workers

    Debbie, Thanks for the tip. i ordered a replacement queen yesterday. Will give a shot when she's here. Thanks.
  25. Thread: Laying workers

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    Re: Laying workers

    Thanks, that sounds easy enough.
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