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    Re: Advice desperately needed

    Great story,,,:lpf: Just because you think you are the only beekeeper in the area, you may not be. Also, what makes you so sure that 0 are not from your hives? If you want to keep them I would start...
  2. Re: Laws restricting killing/exterminating bees

    Here in CO, "most" exterminators SAY it is illegal (whether or not I do not know), but I have personally been on several "save the bees if you can missions", that an exterminator company has left....
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    Re: Just not active yet?

    If she has seen activity this spring probably still alive. Go by on a day the the temperature is warmer (the next four days), you will see something, if nothing else, robbing.
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    Re: Hated to do it....

    All good points, but I couldn't have done it, and as a home owner it is the last thing I would do. Way to much risk of future problems, but seemed so cheap and easy last year:D To me it is only a...
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    Re: Hated to do it....

    :(There is always the answers.. no, sorry I can't help you, you want me to do WHAT?,etc. Why didn't you seal it also? What was your lethal weapon of choice?
  6. Re: 1st Swarm was starting to get discouraged

    And I am certain the box feels better with bees in it:D Will give it a try on a few and see which one is full first. What size is the opening before the covering?
  7. Re: 1st Swarm was starting to get discouraged

    Camouflage, of course :scratch: congratulations on the catch.
  8. Re: Is this bee excrement on the outside of the hive? Should I be concerned?

    It looks like excrement to me, I wouldn't worry. The wax, could have been bees of that hive uncapping honey when they were alive, or robbers uncapping. It appears to me (from the bottom board), there...
  9. Re: When to remove do Spring removal of extra fall honey

    I do not find this always to be true, and how does capped honey crystalize? I will be harvesting my excess once the fruit trees begin to bloom/once I know nectar is coming in (very soon). As stated...
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    Re: Over wintered hives

    Knowledge is power! Whats the current set up? How many bees are there? At some point you will need to know whats going on in the inside for swarm prevention, adding more bodies, disease, etc.
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    Re: Pollen frames

    I guess my bees work harder :scratch: and do not use plastic.
  12. Re: Why don't feral bees have to follow the rules?

    Because they are called ferals :) and like the rest of Apis mellifera, they really do not need our help :eek:
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    Re: I missed a swarm!

    I don't know about if the queen is killed if they would go back, but I once had one swarm (in two different balls) that I was collecting, and several minutes after I took the first, larger ball (with...
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    Re: Pollen frames

    If it limited laying and honey storage why didn't you add more boxes/frames, or was this the lesson learned? I would you reuse them thoroughout the new boxes 50/ 50 (new foundation), every other one,...
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    Re: Dog and bee rescue

    Have you removed the bees from the barrel? Sounds like you will need to be prepared for some aggressive bees that will try to kill you too. Do you know how long they have been in the barrel?
  16. Re: Letting my hives swarm versus making splits - what's better for the bees?

    It's because you haven't cut all the trees down Michael:D More natural, perhaps, but as pointed out you have to be there to catch them, and they are the only ones who knows where they will land. This...
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    Re: File drawer swarm trap

    Nice and inventive! Is it the edges of the box that keep the bars and cover in place? Did you consider adding some weight (small brick, bungy), or is the top blowing off not a possibility?
  18. Re: Will live hive swarm into deadout hive with honey still in there?

    It's possible they will/would swarm into the hive 8 feet away, but it would be after they have robbed it empty:D What is there current build up status?
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    Re: What temps are safe

    When were they taken? What made you think they were queen less?, When was the last prior "looking in"? What did u see on/in the frames then?
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    Re: Dry sugar feeding approach.

    Then I guess that is all that matters :lookout:
  21. Re: reusing drawn honey frames ....

    I reuse mine, but roaches have never got into them. I might reconsider if they did:D How bad are they?, (pics ?), out of curiosity, & learning curve, where were they stored?
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    Re: Dry sugar feeding approach.

    Currently feeding this? Why not just liquid feed?
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    Re: What temps are safe

    For me, I would not be doing a thorough inspection. What u inspecting for?
  24. Re: When to move nucs to standard 10-frame equipment.

    Correct :D, my rules of thumbs are before they have drawn or filled the tenth frame or bees on at least 8 frames.
  25. Re: Emergency Cut-out in a Felled Walnut

    Due to the all of the circumstances, My vote is to ride the rollercoaster out and wait. Interesting move on the sugar.
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