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    Re: How do the scout bees work?

    Thanks all....he actually came to our bee club to talk years ago. I even bought the book for my daughter...should have bought one for myself. I recall the experiment he did on the island which was...
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    How do the scout bees work?

    Just curious how scout bees work. Do they scout after they have swarmed? I have heard while they are hanging in the tree or wherever they are sending out scouts looking for a new place. Or do they...
  3. Thread: Swarm lures

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    Re: Swarm lures

    So you dip the lure in a cotton ball or q-tip then put it in a zip lock bag (closed?) in the hive? In the entrance?
  4. How do you apply the lemon grass oil or swarm commander on a swarm trap?

    Hi all: I have set out some swarm traps and wasn't sure how to put the lemon grass oil on? I just swabbed some on the front entrance. I read somewhere where someone used some q-tips? I also have...
  5. Re: what size swarm trap have you had success with

    Wow....awesome pictures..thanks for sharing!
  6. Re: what size swarm trap have you had success with

    Thanks all....that is what I was thinking bigger is better. On line there are several plans for swarm traps that are nuc boxes but I am thinking that is too small for a swarm to take up home. I...
  7. what size swarm trap have you had success with

    I made some swarm traps with some plans that I found on line. They are basically nuc boxes. I put them out with some brood comb and bees are constantly checking them out but I am wondering if they...
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    Re: Should I close up the entrace?

    Thank you for your advice!
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    Should I close up the entrace?

    Hi All:
    I looked at both my hives on Monday here in Atlanta when the temp was 65 and they were lining up to enter- it was a traffic jam with the bees brining in pollen. I had the entrance on the...
  10. Re: suggestions for switching out old frames for new ones

    Thank you all. Do you all recycle your honey supers as well and how often?
  11. suggestions for switching out old frames for new ones

    I know this sounds simple enough but some of my hives are going on 4 to 5 years old and it is my understanding that I should switch out the frames for new ones - since pesticides and such build up...
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    Re: Single, 5 Frame Nucs

    What is the advantage of over wintering nucs? If it is just a five frame nuc with say 2 frames of honey would that possibly be enough for them to over winter?
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    Re: Foundationless or using foundation?

    Matt....did you use any kind of wire or such to help support the foundation. I prefer foundationless but just am concerned about extracting those. I have never extracted from the foundationless. ...
  14. Re: Great Randy Oliver Post from Bee-L on Honey Bees and Smoke

    I once head that if you use too much smoke your honey will taste like smoke? Any truth to that?
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    Re: can you overfeed sugar?

    Yep it is always something!! Thank you all for advice and input. I figured it was cheap insurance!
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    Re: can you overfeed sugar?

    How would I know if they are hauling it out or eating it? There were a decent amount of bees on it. It is hard like a brick now. Since I wasn't able to look at the hive and check stores I felt it...
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    can you overfeed sugar?

    HI:
    I have two hives that I checked a few weeks ago. I just propped the top open to check and see if I could take a peek at stores. I noticed a lot of bees in the top super but did not see much...
  18. Re: A couple of fun days watching open protein mix feeding...

    Yep... that is why I had to take down our bird feeder! How is the Bee pro holding up?
  19. Re: A couple of fun days watching open protein mix feeding...

    How is your bee pro holding up? Since is has protein in it do you worry about any other animals (mice, squirrels) getting in it?
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    Re: Foundationless honey supers

    When you use foundationless- do you use crush and strain to extract your honey? Or do you put it in an extractor and hope for best?
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    Re: Arkansas small bodied bees?

    The reason I asked is my daughter, who lives in MO and is a beekeeper, has a friend who is traveling to Arkansas in March to pick up "Arkansas small bodied bees" from someone who is selling them...
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    Arkansas small bodied bees?

    Has anyone heard about this strain of bees? If so, can you share any information about them? Thank you!
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    Re: Arkansas small bodied bees?

    Oooops I did not mean to post this in the Welcome thread. Moderators could you please remove this?
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    Arkansas small bodied bees?

    Has anyone heard of this strain of bees? If so can you share what you know about them?
  25. Re: what temp can I slip a new sugar block to them.

    Mike- when you "pop the top" do you put the sugar block on top or below the inner cover?
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