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  1. Re: First Year Splits and Raising queens Are a Success

    the big question is will they be strong enough to make it through the winter? You can start a new hive in a mating nuc but that does not mean that it will have the critical mass to efficiently...
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    Re: Jesse... Beekeeper & Exterminator

    I've been going for "bee removals." I'm always prepared for honey bees, but often find hornets or yellow jackets, so I have cans of pesticides ready for every removal. I charge $0.50 per mile round...
  3. Re: Roadside Stand Retail Marketing Questions

    i like the refund on the glass jars. i think pricing is important, however. take a look at how much honey you will be producing. make it cheap enough that it sells steadily, but not so cheap that...
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    Re: Need help/advice with a cut out

    screen off the hive at night so the bees can't get out.

    brush the cluster of bees into a small container and dump them into the hive.

    repeat after flying bees re-form into a cluster.

    again...
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    Re: Cutout Question

    I love my bee vac, but I should note that I have non-currogated clear rubber hose, which does not damage the bees. I should also share a little trick that I used on a removal in the crotch of a...
  6. Re: Post removed? Was about a swarm in NJ

    what ever happened with the bees? i do removals in that area.

    justgojumpit
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    Re: Trap out problems

    just keep plugging the entrances as you find them. I would also consider arming the homeowner with a few cans of foam, and let them help you out!

    justgojumpit
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    Re: Hungry bees!

    I could use some dry weather too! At least it looks like it is coming in a few days!

    justgojumpit
  9. Re: Trouble with trapping bees in 2 trees

    I would put a frame of eggs in each hive, with no bees. They should raise a new queen.

    justgojumpit
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    Re: Hungry bees!

    I could use some dry weather too! At least it looks like it is coming in a few days!

    justgojumpit
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    Re: Inspections benefits verses risks

    I would extract the syrup from the frames so you don't harvest it as "Honey" later. You can store it in an air-tight container and feed it back to the bees later when you need to. This way the bees...
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    Re: What should I do? Please help.

    I second the drone comb method, and the powdered sugar. Do you have a screened bottom board on the hive? If not, I might consider leaving the bottom of the hive open once the bees have set up shop...
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    Re: making nucs to increase hive #'s

    If you take frames of eggs and larvae, then chaces are high that the bees on the frames will be almost all nurse bees, which will stay with the larvae. They have not been out foraging yet, so they...
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    Re: opinions on my hive...please?

    The hive looks good! I don't know if there are any frames of honey that you did not show us, but if there are not, I would consider feeding. With all of that brood soon to hatch, I would be a...
  15. Re: Frugality of Russians, or any other strain for that matter

    I've had the russians overwinter on very little as well. My only complaint is that the cluster is indeed very small, and this slows down the spring buildup. I am currently selecting for a slightly...
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    Re: Best plan for 2 weak cut outs?

    That is what I would do, especially since you have one damaged queen. I would kill the damaged queen, smoke the hive pretty heavily to mask pheromones, and then put the bees all into the same box. ...
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    If you want to increase your hive numbers, now...

    If you want to increase your hive numbers, now would be a great time to make up some nucs. You can split the hive into two separate hives now, and if you still have queen cells by the time your new...
  18. either that or you could get the bars close...

    either that or you could get the bars close together, puff a little smoke to get the bees to retreat, and then put the bars back together. This is one of the challenges with top bar beekeeping
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    I would give the hives with opened queen cells...

    I would give the hives with opened queen cells two weeks to start laying. I'd replace poorly laying queens, and start nucs with any queens that are left over. I'd take some open brood from hives...
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    I would think that putting sticks in the water...

    I would think that putting sticks in the water dishes to save bees from drowning would also save ants from drowning... not really the goal.

    justgojumpit
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    I would recommend making sure that NO bees can...

    I would recommend making sure that NO bees can get back into the tree before you leave. Expandible foam is very handy for this, because it fills all the cracks in the bark. After this, I think I...
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    After a day or two, I would switch the locations...

    After a day or two, I would switch the locations of the hives, and even the population back out with drifting.

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    If it's in a tire, couldn't you just put a hive...

    If it's in a tire, couldn't you just put a hive body over the tire, and when the bees move up, look for the queen in the upper box. When you find her in the upper box, put a queen excluder between...
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    If you let me know what you are looking for, I...

    If you let me know what you are looking for, I might be able to build it for you.

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    The spray bottle would be to spray the bees with...

    The spray bottle would be to spray the bees with sugar syrup to keep them occupied.

    justgojumpit
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