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  1. Thread: tree ID

    by whiskers
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    Re: tree ID

    The tree is either male or female, for decorative purposes the male is better, it produces no seeds or pods. Humming birds sometimes come, I assume butterflies and bees too.
    Bill
  2. Re: foundationless frames in a honey extractor

    Some report that they do. Wire in deeps seems to help. Mediums work better.
    Bill
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    Re: Starting Again

    Lots of history for men of the cloth in beekeeping, Good luck.
    Bill
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    Re: New member from Merced County CA

    Hi-
    With your younguns all gone you may get bored. Perhaps you should keep the equipment and get some bees instead.

    Good luck to them and to you.
    Bill
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    Re: Hello from Berwick pa

    If you have an old trail camera,(doesn't have to work) set it up in more or less plain sight. Then set up one that does work to watch the decoy. That one you carefully conceal. Most won't continue...
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    Re: Keeping a split in the same yard?

    Some have suggested on here that if you lose too much population back to the mother hive, just swap the mother and daughter hives for a time and the returning foragers will repopulate the daughter...
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    Re: Hives With Neighborly Complaint

    Actually referring more to the link in Cam's post-
    Pigs can't fly, perhaps the neighbors would be satisfied if the hives were replaced with pigs.
    Bill
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    Re: Moving Bees to fields of flowers?

    I doubt the stragglers are significant, but if you leave a colony behind (even a nuc) the stragglers will beg their way in.
    Bill
  9. Re: Best Bee keeping disease/medication book?

    Suppose you ask your friend if you can make a couple of nucs with his bees, and overwinter them in his yard. His experience will be a great help in making this a success. The cost to him is small. ...
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    Re: ? about moving large lang hive

    Two trips? To Oregon, get trailer, to Arizona, get bees, to Oregon, drop bees, to Arizona (if that's where you need to end up). $60 for gas, $1254.60 for coffee.
    Bill
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    Re: First Tree Cutout

    If you just drive the bees out with some sort of irritant you just get the bees, all the brood and stores are a loss. If there is a reason you want to keep the log intact, read the posts by Cleo C...
  12. Re: Best Bee keeping disease/medication book?

    Bless you for helping your friend. Bet when he sees that you're interested in bees of your own some of his will come your way.
    Bill
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    Re: Any Suggestions?

    Perhaps the queen couldn't fly, thus they returned. She may have fallen to the ground, and is now being covered by the bees under the hive. You could have three hives at this point, the nuc, which...
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    Re: Black color on wax

    I'm sure there have been sci-fi stories that started out with less than this.
    Bill
  15. Re: Might have accidentally locked the queen on the other side of the excluder

    It's not beyond belief that there were two queens in there and you put one of them on each side of the excluder. If so you will keep finding young brood on both sides, and I suppose if you want...
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    Re: Found skunk scat at the hive entrance

    Isn't handling that trap with a live, frightened skunk in it a little like being in a bomb disposal unit?
    Bill
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    Re: Foundation cell size post cutout

    I would be curious enough to give them foundationless frames, just to see what they would draw without outside influence.

    If they continue to draw small cells they may be interesting to those...
  18. Re: Bees in my hair: Help! ( European bees attacking, Wild bees nesting )

    There are folks on here who seem to be able to identify any bug, plant or mineral found on the face of the earth. Post a picture of the bug in question.
    Bill
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    Re: Hello? Is this thing on? Newbee here!

    Yeah it's on, welcome to you. Love banjo music.
    Bill
  20. Re: First Time - African? - Tips - Taking swarm out of house

    Double post.
    Bill
  21. Re: First Time - African? - Tips - Taking swarm out of house

    “The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft a-gley.”
    Go prepared to improvise.
    Bill
  22. Re: Need help with options for 2nd yr hive that swarmed.

    Why were you feeding?
    Bill
  23. Thread: problems?

    by whiskers
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    Re: problems?

    From what I have read a queen will fail to mate and return about 1/4 of the time. If you have the resources you could make a weak nuc with the frame with one cell. If you wait until the cell is...
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    Re: Box sizes and manufacture

    I don't think ABK is proposing that the bottom board should be attached to the bottom box, I think he(she?) is just describing the many sorts of bottom boards seen, old time solid with the floor...
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    Re: Mason bee a poor choice for Quebec?

    Is there a way to feed them til something blooms?
    Bill
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