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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Received a call last Sunday about a swarm in at tree.
    Ran by one of my yards and garbed a swarm trap.
    It was to far out and up to shake out.
    We hung the trap in the tree as best we could and...
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    Re: Flood damage question

    David
    How are the bee's?
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    Re: Honey Dew From Oak Trees?

    Phoebee
    Try this link. http://www.honeybeesuite.com/what-is-honeydew-honey/
  4. Re: Very Very New and Need LOTS of Guidance and Support (Buyer beware LOL)

    Welcome to bee source.
    First thing you should ask of your local club is do they have field days or mentors who would be willing to show you what they are doing when they work there hives. Our club...
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    Re: Honey Dew From Oak Trees?

    My home yard produces honey from the oak trees every year.
    It is a little tart tasting but still very good and dark. (It also sells very fast):thumbsup:
    When you live in the wood's like me the...
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    Re: Flood damage question

    David

    A member of our club had 10 hives washed away in the flooding we had 2 weeks ago.
    He found 6 in tack and alive that got caught in a fence.
    The last I heard 4 were back to laying and the...
  7. Do Bees have some form of radar ???

    [B]Pleas hear me out before cutting me down on this[/B

    My son and I removed a LARGE hive today from the ceiling in a bedroom of a second floor apartment building.
    Last Saturday we worked for 6...
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    Re: removing hive from a house

    MariahK

    You will need a lot more equipment than you think!
    Also be ready to take a honey bath when you start cutting comb.
    Don't save comb that is just or mostly honey, try to keep just the...
  9. Re: Can I shift frames to the middle?

    Tom
    With the temp's we have been having you need to open the entrance some more.
    Put a piece of window screen over the entrance with the opening in the middle.
    This will allow for more air flow in...
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    Re: Easy No Mess Foundation Waxing

    Thanks for sharing this.
    It will save a lot of time in the shop splashing wax around.:thumbsup:
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Branson Mo.
    One moved in to nuc on Monday 5-4-15 took it home Tuesday night. Got a call today and there was another one about the size of a foot ball in the same spot. Dumped them in another nuc and...
  12. Re: New packages don't seem to be eating

    Some time's they wont go above the inner cover unless they have to.
    Try the sugar.
    Good Luck.
  13. Re: New packages don't seem to be eating

    If you can put a pice of window screen over the intire entrance and move the entire hive in to a garage or some place to protect them from the weather. (NOT A HEATED PLACE)
    Evan at 48 you are giving...
  14. Re: New packages don't seem to be eating

    First welcome to Beesource.

    If it is 37 degrees you should not be opening them.
    If it is that cold they may be clustered trying to stay warm.
    Also if the syurp is cold they wont take it.
    What...
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    Re: Hive tracking Software

    Look up Hive Tracks.
    It is well thought out and free/easy to use.
  16. Who do you use for Insurance for cutouts?

    I am trying to get Liability Insurance for doing cutouts and have only found 1 provider who will even consider it.
    Who do some of you use.
    I have several large cutouts waiting if I can get...
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    Re: Pollen color, SW/N missouri

    Greckle

    Are you in Branson or Berry County?
    Just wondering.
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    Re: Just for fun . . .

    It's raining today so he is back sliding.:D
  19. Re: How early in the season is too early to receive and hive a package?

    Josiah
    I have to agree with Joel.
    I lived in the Gap Pa. area most of my life and mid April is to soon most of the time.
    I would try for around May 1st.
    I worked on a farm in Washington Boro and...
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    Re: Hi Y'all from Arkansas

    Welcome
    Tim & Pam


    Side Note Steve are you involved with RR?
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    Re: How early to move a wild hive

    If they are not in a hurry to get them out of the log you can try a Hogan Trap and maby get several hives from them.
    Just do a search of Hogan Trap here on the forum.
  22. Re: From Missouri, Interduction and questions

    gww

    First you should find a local bee club and join.
    They should offer a beginners class and have contacts for bees.
    Beekeeping is very local in Mo. more so than most of the USA.
    You are a lot...
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    Re: A Queen and 1 worker

    I think they were in the exit pipe or under the feeder jar?
    When the hive warmed up is when we saw the others.

    Old foragers are better than no bee's.
    The Queen was checking cells last night and...
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    Re: A Queen and 1 worker

    Oldtimer
    There was no brood in the hive.

    UPDATE
    I built a single frame OV hive with an entrance hole in the side at the same height as the OV hive with the Queen.
    I placed a frame with some...
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    Re: A Queen and 1 worker

    The Queen and her few attendants are still alive.
    I have been putting out a few frames to feed back to my Full size hives and Nuc's and came up with a way to catch and release some bees to try to...
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