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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Lat Wednesday, the 18th, I was lucky enough to see my only hive swarm after starting them from a pkg. last year, managed to get them gathered up and into another box that I had spritzed with...
  2. Thread: Guess I am done

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    Re: Guess I am done

    Tony, Don’t give up ! I don’t have much to offer in the way of help as I’m only in my second year….. but I had my own disaster last year when my first nuc became queenless shortly after I got it, I...
  3. Thread: too much smoke

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    Re: too much smoke

    That's it !

    Thank You

    Tom
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    Re: too much smoke

    Michael Bush,

    you're right, at this point I'm not keen on clearing the supers with smoke, blowers, or chemicals. I make enough mistakes all day long, I just don't want to make big ones. If I had...
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    Re: too much smoke

    I remember seeing those things in a catalog and couldn't figure out how they worked, I also saw a plan for an square escape made with wooden triangles somewhere, I might try to build one from...
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    Re: too much smoke

    I used clean straw with pine scraps, green ryegrass & clover, I used the bees as an excuse to not mow, but I don't think that excuse is going to work next year. I think the elevator would have some...
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    Re: too much smoke

    would that get rid of the godawful taste?

    Tom
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    Re: too much smoke

    it tastes awful, and I wanted to shoot myself, I thought I ruined my very first batch, So it won't hurt the bees??
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    too much smoke

    It's my first year, so I was a little anxious when the first super was ready, I used smoke.. A LOT of smoke, there was some burr and it's tainted with the creosote I guess, the capped is just fine...
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    Hello from LaPorte, Indiana

    Hi, I've been snooping around in here since Spring. We have used honey for years and finally decided to try my hand at beekeeping. I
    started with 2 packages but only have one hive after losing a...
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