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    Re: what is going on?

    Guys, I think you are all right. I had just added syrup a couple days before. Strange they don't appear to be bothering the hive in the center tho. Thanks
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    what is going on?

    These two hives have just started this, first hive was split 2 weeks ago took 4 frames for split, next hive was a cutout I did on March 9. Both should have plenty of room. Our temps are only in the...
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    Swarms are easier

    I did my first cutout today, I guess it was a success. I filled one deep with comb and brood and another with bees from the vac also managed to save and clip the Queen.I just had to try it or...
  4. Thread: Eastern Oregon

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    Re: Eastern Oregon

    Welcome from another Drylander
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    Re: 1by lumber versus 2by lumber

    not complaining about it being free, use it for all kinds of projects. some of the nastier pieces I use to heat the shop. I just have to cry when I don't get there in time. Bob
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    1by lumber versus 2by lumber

    I have a source where I get a mixed variety of lumber for free. What are the general pros and cons of using each for woodware. Obviously weight is a consideration of each. I only have 2 hives for now...
  7. Thread: aggressive nuc

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    Re: aggressive nuc

    They are actually the weakest of all my hives, the instant that the lid is opened the are mad. I am willing to let them be bees and realize I am invading their home. I am just spoiled that the other...
  8. Thread: aggressive nuc

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    aggressive nuc

    I have four hives. One is a swarm I caught, the other are nuc's i bought. I have one nuc that is TOTALLY different from the rest. They won't use a top enterance, and they are pissy. The minute you...
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    Re: Jealous new swarmer

    You might try calling a pest control company and tell them you are interested in capturing swarms. Our local companies don't collect swarms. They call a bee keeper who has contacted them. Bob
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    Re: bee sting after care home remedies

    for short term relief try toothpaste. It's good for itches.
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    Re: recommendations for keeping a swarm

    checked them today,after 3 days they are going crazy building nice straight comb. they have filled about 3/4 of a deep frame so far. I'm happy and plan to leave them alone for the next week. Thanks...
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    recommendations for keeping a swarm

    I need advice on keeping a swarm when you don't have drawn comb for them. Can you just give them frames and syrup for a few days, using entrance reducers to help contain them. I've had one abscond on...
  13. Thread: My First Swarm

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    Re: My First Swarm

    Well, I housed them this morning and they wern't exactly happy. Boy did I learn something about how to get them out of a box for the future.Hope I set them up okay, gave them about a qt. of...
  14. Thread: My First Swarm

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    My First Swarm

    These are pictures of my first swarm ever,they were on a Maple tree that over hung a small city street. A co-worker called me at work at 4:45pm.It was almost 6pm before I finished. I just trimmed...
  15. Thread: What now?

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    Re: What now?

    that is what I planned to do Radar, nice to have it confirmed tho.Didn't hurt much only one little sting. I will try to post photos later. Than You
  16. Thread: What now?

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    What now?

    I am a new beek, my nucs haven't even arrived yet. BUT i got a swarm just now, 6pm.They are in a cardboard box in my garage for tonight. Is this okay? What is the best way to install tomorrow? HELP
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    Re: queens age in nuc

    Thanks everybody, just having somebody to ask and get their experiences sure beats the library from when I was a kid.
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    queens age in nuc

    Is it proper to get a year old queen in a nuc? I see some are referred as new queens, a local beek says they use proven year old queens that you will need to requeen either this fall or next spring....
  19. Thread: cutout

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    Re: cutout

    everybody thanks for your input,I plan to wait 3-4 more weeks depending on our weather. if this was something besides a coop I probably would pass.
  20. Thread: cutout

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    cutout

    I have been offered a hive of bees that are living in the wall of a chicken coop, they are believed to have moved in last summer. Any guesses as to how big this thing could be, it is supposed to be...
  21. Thread: Ant control

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    Re: Ant control

    Thanks Rader, I work in a hardware store so all the parts will be easy for me. Thanks so much
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    Re: Ant control

    Thanks Kevtater, I'm pretty sheltered from the wind. But those ants when they showup they will cove a 1.5 square foot area solid, and they show up overnight
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    Ant control

    My question as a new beek is two part or more. I have a lot of ants where I want to put my hives, at a seminar I talked to the pro and he said to put my hives as close to the ground as I could. I am...
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    Re: founfationless or not

    I am prepared to go with foundationless only, other then the frames that come with the nuc. I just think Mother nature will do what is best, but I'm new at this. thanks again all
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    foundationless or not

    I plan on having my nucs in April? I want to do comb honey, am I better off going all foundationless including the brood boxes or should I use plastic/wax in brood boxes. or does it make any...
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