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    Re: Under a mobile home

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    This was a hive that had overturned - the first of five this last year unfortunately... Lesson learned?? Do not EVER balance the super on your upper legs so you can get a better grip.. ...
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    Re: Under a mobile home

    The removal from under the house.. that was a winter removal because the people needed the bees gone.. as such, there wasn't that much brood so I took the bees and about six frames of wax/comb and...
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    Re: Under a mobile home

    These are different removals. I think we got ten frames off the planter - had to dump the rest because the comb was too unstable.. By breaking the comb off at the top rather than from under or...
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    Re: Under a mobile home

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    Before and after shots proving that what a person sees going in and out at any one time is oftentimes very underestimated. The after pic was taken after the entrance was sealed - about...
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    Re: Under a mobile home

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    These three - one in a cinder block building about a year ago, and the other is a before/after of bees beneath a planter. The college boys who lived there had thought they 'took...
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    Under a mobile home

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    Not sure if these will show up but this was one removal I did earlier this year. These bees were a real dark and NOT all that happy to be removed.
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    I had never thought of filling the trap with earth.. Oil got sticky and messy.


    On a side note: Anyone have an idea how to clean the vents of a West beetle trap which has old vegetable oil...
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    Laws and restrictions in your area

    Here in SC, we have a relatively 'free' environment on beekeeping. We don't have mandatory 'inspections' (that I know of), we can sell to those we know without certified honey houses (though that...
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    LOL --- sorry.. I couldn't help but laugh at this observation. :D
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    okay so...

    Back to the original meaning of the thread.. If a person wanted to get into pollination contracts, how many bees would be a good starter? I have people who continually ask if they can get some of...
  11. Thread: Quacking

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    :rolleyes: - cute!! :)

    :rolleyes: - cute!! :)
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    I was wondering if I should split the girls as...

    I was wondering if I should split the girls as they just seem so congested. I did my first removal the other day though so am going to change the brood chambers (as they are fully filled out) to 9...
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    We're talking first hive inspection here (and I...

    We're talking first hive inspection here (and I have been busy with my bees since getting them last month - yea!!) and gear so.. My hives were really nice and friendly when I put them in. I was...
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    That's an interesting mental picture. It seems...

    That's an interesting mental picture. It seems intuitive but, had you had not said that, I could see myself doing just that... then 'plop' and a bunch of ticked off bees... Thanks!

    Question -...
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    I am lost on the lemongrass.. I take it that is...

    I am lost on the lemongrass.. I take it that is an attractant for a swarm????? :confused: - mail me the response on the off-chance I miss it on the forum please.. (work right now is getting pretty...
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    Just out of curiosity, how many hives did you...

    Just out of curiosity, how many hives did you guys get to before deciding to go to semis?? When does it become cost effective??

    Thanks ;)
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    Shoot... I starting looking at keeping a beehive...

    Shoot... I starting looking at keeping a beehive or two and struggled with where I would keep them. We own land out in Batesburg which is perfectly suited for them but my mom is staying there and...
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    I started laughing as right below your excerpt, I...

    I started laughing as right below your excerpt, I read:

    "Investigations on the type of stores giving the best (overwintering) results showed that clover honey and cane sugar were equally good.." ...
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    Excellent pics!!! Thank you!!

    Excellent pics!!! Thank you!!
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    Wow... Yeah.. I think I will add 'envy' to my...

    Wow... Yeah.. I think I will add 'envy' to my count of sins too!!
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    "Corkins (1930) presented data from which he...

    "Corkins (1930) presented data from which he concluded that there was no foundation to the therory that subzero temperatures induced honey bees to expend great quantities of energy. He found that a...
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    MountainCamp... Thank you for clarifying for me....

    MountainCamp... Thank you for clarifying for me. I appreciate it.. I would agree with everything you said and only question the "below this temperature, the colony must consume more stores to...
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    :eek: Oh man, Ravenseye.... Out of curiosity,...

    :eek: Oh man, Ravenseye....

    Out of curiosity, which part of that post was supposed to be the warm, fuzzy (NOT meaning bees) which would encourage us who don't have a hive yet?? :confused:
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    Little note here that the Hive and the Honey Bee...

    Little note here that the Hive and the Honey Bee postulated. Although it covers overwintering indoors, I found it quite interesting and somewhat pertainent to this discussion.

    "Temperature also...
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    hfcs = High Fructose Corn Syrup - recommended...

    hfcs = High Fructose Corn Syrup - recommended feeding to bees when there is a nectar dearth to prevent the bees from starving... though quite a few beekeepers are now taking their bees off of hfcs...
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