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    I also have done it once. My hive was calm and...

    I also have done it once. My hive was calm and docile during the day and often did not even have to smoke/ wear gloves, and I was a newbee, so I figured "how bad can it be". Well, to make a long...
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    Extractor purchase advice

    Well, I am going to take the plunge and purchase an extractor. Myself and my brother in law have 4 hives combined (more to come I am sure).
    I have narrowed it down to two models to choose from...
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    They're gone

    Well, within a 10 minute window they picked up and moved. Missed the event, so don't even know what direction they went in.
    Oh well.... guess this is one aspect of beekeeping I had to experience...
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    Thank you for the suggestions Riverrat. They are...

    Thank you for the suggestions Riverrat.
    They are up off the ground. The hive box is about 3ft off ground and the nuc is 2ft or so.
    I will try and take a frame of honey from old hive and put in...
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    hive swarmed 5/30/08

    Got home last night and went out with the dog. Immediatly knew something was wrong as heard a dull roar of bees. Looked up above hive, and there they were (about 60/70ft up in tree). Too high to...
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    Thank you for the advice Ravenseye and Clint. I...

    Thank you for the advice Ravenseye and Clint. I think whatever I should have done, it was too late as my hive swarmed last night. I got home from work, went out with the dog and immediatly knew...
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    Active upper brood box?

    This is my 2nd year beekeeping and still learning every day. I have a guestion in regard to what is going on in the brood boxes of my hive that over wintered from first year. I use two brood...
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