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    Re: Help with my jenter kit please

    I use the cloake board method. When I the bees go into the upper box that particular box will be queenless. Place your cell bars with 1-3 day old larva in the middle of the brood. Check back in 24...
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    Re: Swarm trap location spacing?

    I usually pick a spot where there are bees foraging. I just go thru a town see a good spot with flowers, fruit trees and such and ask the owner if I can place a swarm trap. I tell them I am a...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I caught my first swarm this spring April 4th.
    I have caught a total of 28 swarms so far this spring in White County, Arkansas.
    I have 12 trap outs going and got 14 more to setup.
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    Re: Cranky hive - am I causing it? requeen it?

    Hives here in Central Arkansas will be calm on day and then the barometer starts falling the bees get meaner'n who thought it.
  5. Re: What are some chemicals I need for my first year of beekeeping?

    You really don't know what kind of chemical to use until you have a problem.
    Usually in August I do a sugar roll test for varroa mites.
    If I need to treat I use Formic Acid but there are several...
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    I'm in Central Arkansas in an Ice Storm right now.
    I put fondant candy on all my hives last Sunday when it was 66 degrees.
    Now the Ice is so heavy I worry about the power going off, cept I do have...
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    Re: Another Saw Question

    I've built and sold a lot of beehives.
    I have a Porter Cable 10" table saw Model PCB270TS.
    I use to cut my rabbet joints and frame rest with a router but I was using too small a router and the bits...
  8. Thread: Pros and Cons ?

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    Re: Pros and Cons ?

    I am in Central Arkansas.
    I use 2 deeps for brood boxes with solid bottom boards.
    I have found that with solid bottom boards the brood is lower in the bottom box than with a screened bottom board....
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    Building an Incubator

    There isn't a lot of information on Incubators for Honey Bees.
    I did a lot of research and come up with a plan.
    I built a box from 3/4 inch Birch Plywood.
    It is 23 inches long x 16 inches tall and...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Searcy, Arkansas (North Central) 11-2-2013 got a call about 4:00PM about a swarm on a redbud tree in Searcy.
    I loaded up and totally thought it would turn out to be a wasp nest but when I arrived...
  11. Thread: mouse guards

    by capt44
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    Re: mouse guards

    I use 1/2 inch hardware cloth.
    I cut it 4 meshes wide by however long it needs to be.
    I bend it length ways in mesh into an L shape.
    I place it on the entrance and staple it in place.
    I've never...
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    Re: Plotting swarms.

    I use Google Earth.
    I bring up the location of where I got a swarm and drop a pin at the location.
    You can save it and bring the satellite image back up anytime.
    Just drop a pin and label it....
  13. Re: Why would a strong colony be targeted for robbing?

    The Honey.
    Wasp are another critter that will rob a hive and do it quick.
    I use #8 hardware cloth bent length ways into a W.
    I place the Center cone of the W facing out and the wings are staples...
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    Re: Workable mouse guard?

    I use 1/2 inch hardware cloth.
    I cut them 4 meshes wide by however long I need them.
    I go up 1 mesh and bend it in an L shape.
    It fits right in the mouth and I staple it in place.
    I have not had...
  15. Would you believe I got a swarm call today11-2-2013

    This afternoon I received a swarm call around 4pm, now it gets dark around 6:30pm or so.
    I figured it would be a nest of wasp but went and sure enough there was a cluster of honey bees on a redbud...
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    Re: Granulated Sugar vs Sugar Water

    Make Fondant Candy and either pour it into a inner cover as a candy board or pour it into paper plates and let it cool overnite.
    remove the paper plate and place the candy right on the frames.
    Add...
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    Re: Storing pollen patties

    I freeze mine also, I won't feed pollen patties right now for they are like a magnet drawing small hive beetles.
    I usually start feeding mine in mid February.
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    Re: Best time to move box

    I just got thru moving 9 hives from here to one of my beeyards.
    I close the hive up at just about dark and secure the boxes together so they won't come apart.
    I just put some gorilla duct tape over...
  19. Thread: Nosema

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    Re: Nosema

    I use Fumagilin-B in the fall in this beeyard.
    I have 3 other beeyards that I use a Home made Pro-Health recipe.
    In the recipe it uses Tea Tree Oil which helps with Nosema.
    Over the past 2 or 3...
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    Re: Mann Lake Inner Covers

    When I build my inner covers I off set the space the board goes into at the frame so I can use it as a candy board if needed.
    I also make a notch on the shallow side of the inner cover frame about...
  21. Thread: Feral Robbers

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    Re: Feral Robbers

    If you suspect robbing install a robbing screen.
    You can make one easy.
    Take a piece of #8 hardware cloth (screen) and fold it end ways like a W.
    Reduce the entrance to around one inch or so....
  22. Thread: bees gone!!!

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    Re: bees gone!!!

    Sounds like you had a robbing situation going on.
    It only takes a short time (2 or 3 hours) to rob a hive out.
    Either the bees were killed or they left after being robbed.
    When you see bees flying...
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    Re: My homemade bee feeders

    It will work great for dry feed.
    I built some deer feeders using the same principal.
    Be sure and drill some holes in the bottom for water to drain.
    Need to position it so a squirrel or raccoon...
  24. Re: First winter - getting nervous and have some questions

    Just make sure they have enough food stores and be sure to have ventilation, that'll keep down moisture.
    You're in Georgia I take it, I'm in Central Arkansas Zone7.
    When the temperatures drop say...
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    Poll: Re: To smoke, or not to smoke...

    I have found using a little smoke is a good thing.
    I have found that barometric pressure means a lot also when working bees.
    I have worked hives that were mean'ern a wet hen on Sunday but the hive...
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