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  1. Re: Swarm Capture like you've probably never seen before! Can't do this in the city..

    Amazing catch and two great shots! Congratulations on thinking outside the box. One of the nice benefits of living out in the country.
  2. Thread: bee vac

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    Re: Bushkill bee vac build

    Barry,

    That's great! I will be building mine next week. I've already ordered a more powerful (and quieter) vacuum, and am looking forward to using this design and not having a bunch of dead bees...
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    Bushkill bee vac build

    Barry,

    You did a great job of building this vac and posting the details of the build. Thank you!

    Are you pleased with the performance of it? Does it improve the mortality rate of the bees you...
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    Re: What type of bees are these?

    Thanks, Joseph for the helpful information.

    I have people ask me occasionally what kind of bees I have, and I tell them I believe they are Italians. I guess it's not so simple from what you've...
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    Re: What type of bees are these?

    Joseph,

    So I guess the gist of what you're saying is that a honey bee is a honey bee, since appearance basically doesn't mean anything anymore? So when you buy or sell bees, you just tell folks...
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    Re: Queenless hive....

    Michael Bush says that you can just add a frame of open brood. Does it have to have eggs or can it just be open brood? Those eggs are hard to see.
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    Re: Couple Bees not letting me out into our yard

    I had the same thing happen to me this year. The bee actually chased me right into my house and stung me. But, being the gracious fellow that I am, I took the bee, which was now flying in the window...
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    Re: On doing splits

    When you say "scrape the queen cells," what do you mean? I have watched youtube videos where queen cells were cut out with a knife and "pressed" into the comb on another frame.

    Thanks
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    Re: On doing splits

    Could you expand a little on that second statement? Do you take a single frame with a load of house bees and press one of the queen cells into it?

    Thanks!
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    On doing splits

    When doing splits where you just divide the boxes evenly and one hive gets the queen and the other has to make one, can the hive without the queen produce one if they have open brood, or do they have...
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    Re: How to install a queen using a queen cage

    Thanks a lot, fishstix!
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    Re: How to install a queen using a queen cage

    I'm going to be installing this queen in a hive that has pretty much NO brood. It's a queenless hive. So, I guess just put it between 2 frames down in the brood nest?
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    Re: How to install a queen using a queen cage

    Thanks a lot, Charles!
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    How to install a queen using a queen cage

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    Can anybody tell me how to use this queen cage?

    What kind of candy to use (marshmellow?).

    Should I plug the hole with the little cap? What is the cap for?

    Where do I put it in the...
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    Re: Painting hive bodies

    Do they always have some, or do you tell them to give you a call when they mess up an order?
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    Re: Painting hive bodies

    Very nice!

    I like your handholds too. How did you do those? It looks like a 3/4" dado, but then you also have a flared bottom lip.

    Do you really get exterior paint for $5? I need to check...
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    Re: Painting hive bodies

    Thanks to all for some really excellent and helpful information!
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    Re: Painting hive bodies

    Have any of you found a cheap airless spray gun that can speed up the painting of multiple boxes, or do you prefer to brush it on to get better coverage?

    I guess the better question would be, do...
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    Painting hive bodies

    I would like to know whether it is advisable to paint the top and bottom edges of hive bodies or leave them natural wood. I have been using semi-gloss paint which tends to make them stick together. I...
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    Re: Combining Nucs

    OK, guys. That sounds good. I'll give it a try. Thanks a lot for the advice!!!
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    Re: Combining Nucs

    JD,

    The nuc without a queen has had sealed queen cells in there for 2 week. Shouldn't they have hatched at least one by now?
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    Combining Nucs

    I have 2 nucs which I placed swarm cells in about 2 weeks ago. Now, one nuc has a new queen, but the other hive still has the sealed queen cells, but no queen.

    The nuc with the queen has only a...
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    Re: Capped Queen Cells

    Very good tips here. Hive management is so important.

    But, before you can become a good "hive manager," you have to come here and get knowledge, and that is what I'm trying to do. You all have...
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    Re: Capped Queen Cells

    Jeff,

    It sounds like you have to be in your hives a lot, because how else will you know if you've got swarm cells? You have to go through every frame of every box to insure your bees aren't going...
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    Re: Capped Queen Cells

    Wow, this stuff is way more complicated than I ever imagined. I've certainly got a lot to learn. Thanks, guys for the great info!
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