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    Re: capturing robbing bees

    trial 2 (same yard, seasoned boxes, new queen, one frame of brood and nurse bees, no honey stores. held 3 days before release.)

    trial 3 (half mile, new boxes, new queen, two brood frames and...
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    Re: capturing robbing bees

    i was not asking for help. i do however appreciate your willingness to offer it.

    my statement was not directed to you, but rather meant as a blanket statement to all who were not seeing the point...
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    Re: capturing robbing bees

    Good points Michael. in the case of a "trap in" during a robbing event the queen is at risk or already gone. this is not what i have done. i'm doing an experiment to prove or disprove a concept that...
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    Re: capturing robbing bees

    trapping robbers won't stop the robbing. they will keep coming. if it is just a mini nuc, shut down the entrance and move it. better to figure out why there is robing and fix the problem. robing is...
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    Re: capturing robbing bees

    3lbs is just a guess based on what the cluster looks like compared to a 2lb package. A screened deep full of flying and crawling bees is not the easiest thing to guesstimate. It took two days to...
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    Re: capturing robbing bees

    the first hive had almost no honey in it. it was very weak after a queen failed. it contained a single frame of brood from another hive, an new queen and about a quarter frame of bees left from the...
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    Re: capturing robbing bees

    Update on hive 1 (10 feet from the hive being robbed where the field bees were captured)

    Before the addition of trapped bees there was little activity 2-3 bees a minute. Mind you it was only a...
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    Re: capturing robbing bees

    will do—that's what the forums are for right? leaning and sharing.

    http://www.honeybeesuite.com/captives-who-change-allegiance/

    this along with Michael Bush's site might be my favorite bee...
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    Re: capturing robbing bees

    an update on the experiment. note: i'm not trying to save a hive being robbed, but to build the population of a small hive and to jumpstart the population of a split. it's for fun and learning more...
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    Re: capturing robbing bees

    Interesting considerations.

    My thought in confining on top of my weak hive, but separated by a screen was that after a few day, they would be acclimated to the smell of the resident queen and...
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    capturing robbing bees

    i had a perhaps crazy idea after reading a post on Honey Bee Suite of capturing the robbers that are plaguing my week hive and keeping them to build up ht hive they were robbing—enslave the...
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    Re: White Spots on Bees

    i'm in SLC to (Harvard/Yale area). i'm seeing this too.

    my theories.

    sugar syrup from a feeder

    Wax, honey or both from an old hive i am letting the bees clean out. with the heat we have...
  13. Re: New Warré (modified langstroth), progress, history and need of advice.

    Thanks for the advice.

    Our overnight lows are in the 80's. 16-18 hours a day we are above 90. I don't think I am over ventilated given the temps, but I can close the inspection tray effectively...
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    Re: Is this normal?

    any chance the hive might be too hot and the comb was melting/leaking and the bees moved the honey?

    it's a long shot, but one might read that the hive takes full sun at noon. it gets hot enough...
  15. New Warré (modified langstroth), progress, history and need of advice.

    attached you will see an image of my hive. actually, no you won't because the photo won't insert—i just get a red exclamation point no matter how small or what format i make it. oh well, i'll...
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