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    Re: Doing a cutout this weekend

    I also am doing a cut out this weekend. An abandoned house in the porch pillar, I hope! I don't have a bee vac so I am hoping to find the queen and cage her. Good luck!
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    Re: Queen cells in trap hive

    I had to go take a look inside today. I got a bit of a surprise. I took off so many bees from this tree I had to put two deep 8 frame boxes on to hold them all. They have dawn out all the comb in...
  3. Re: Planting 1 1/2 acres of Yellow Sweet clover. Cost approx 150.00. Is it worth it

    Good post awebber, I am fortunate to live in an area managed on the property I am on as well as the surrounding properties that thrive for natural setting. Not saying the bees won't benefit from the...
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    Re: What to do with supers after harvest

    Internet provider. What is seen from a connection is the providers major hub. Central Illinois on my provider would be seen as Chicago. I would hope your not done. There are still several plants that...
  5. Re: Planting 1 1/2 acres of Yellow Sweet clover. Cost approx 150.00. Is it worth it

    Tim, your neighbors may not like the outcome. Just saying. On this property we strive for natural plants not invasive.
  6. Re: Planting 1 1/2 acres of Yellow Sweet clover. Cost approx 150.00. Is it worth it

    Just so you know, That plant in my area is a scourge plant. We try to maintain natural plant growth and it will take over and dominate. I had to mow 128 acres two years ago and special burning the...
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    Re: What to do with supers after harvest

    Three hours, You ever get down let me know I will show you around.
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    Re: What to do with supers after harvest

    garbear, I am down state central Illinois. I live on 700 acres that is classified conservation. We have 128 acres of old growth restored prairie. Restoration started in the early 50's and continues...
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    Re: What to do with supers after harvest

    Nice job garbear, That's kind what I am hoping to do. My area still has a lot of flow till fall gets here. I want to get them empty so they can maybe fill them again. When the main flow of goldenrod...
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    Re: 9 Frames in 10 Frame Super

    I purchased a nuc this year that was made with these frames. I hate it! The bees will not conform to normal comb building. Every time I go in I have to cut out bur comb. I have to pry frames apart...
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    Re: What to do with supers after harvest

    Thanks guys, I have dealt with and still am dealing with a small amount of robbing. I want to get the honey but I don't want to make things worse or create robbing.
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    Re: What to do with supers after harvest

    bosco, I have ten supers. No way I can freeze them. Put them on the hives or set them out? I don't want to start robbing.
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    What to do with supers after harvest

    I will be extracting several supers in the next few days. Is it best to put them back on the hive for cleanup or set them out away from the yard? Also is it OK to spin comb honey frames?
  14. Thread: New swarm?

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    Re: New swarm?

    I am still dealing with this house trap-out. Every time I go over they have found a new way into the house. Not sure at this point if I am still dealing with the original queen or new swarm. I think...
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    Re: Queen cells in trap hive

    I watched the new hive for a few minutes today. They are bringing in a lot of pollen.
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    Re: Queen cells in trap hive

    13th or later. There could have been fresh eggs on that frame. I am in a new realm of bee keeping with this.
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    Re: Queen cells in trap hive

    Cleo, I did not mess with them, I watched from a distance. There was just a lot of drones. Didn't know if it was cause of her, or hopefully her.
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    Re: Queen cells in trap hive

    I stopped and checked the new hive after work. There was a lot of drone activity around the hive. not just a few a lot. They were constantly in the air around the hive. Is this any indication the...
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    Re: Goldenrod already?

    I also have Goldenrod blooming. I noticed it yesterday. Not like the fall flow but it is blooming. Never seen it this early before.
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    Re: Trapout Base of Oak Tree

    Use the Cleo Hogan plans for the trap-out. I have done two this year and worked well beyond my expectations. The first hive is doing great and the second is waiting for a queen to hatch.
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    Re: Queen cells in trap hive

    Lesson learned today. I add a hive box and newspaper to introduce the new bees Sunday afternoon. I went to check them after work today. I only put in the five frames from the nuc box in an 8 frame...
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    Re: Queen cells in trap hive

    OK Cleo, I will ride it out. They are capped so I hope they get a queen from one of them.
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    Re: Queen cells in trap hive

    Should I cut out the cells and get them a queen or wait it out. I put at least ten to twelve pounds of bees in this hive.
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    Queen cells in trap hive

    I checked my trap tree today. One week ago I took off an overflowing nuc box of bees from this colony. The trap box was full again today so I took off another full nuc of bees. Last week I put in a...
  25. Thread: New swarm?

    by GOHoney
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    Re: New swarm?

    Either way Becky It looks like I get more bees. I figured they were robbers until they moved into my nuc box.
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