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  1. Thread: swarming?

    by NasalSponge
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    Re: swarming?

    First, the location of your picture in on the hard drive of your computer and we won't have access to that here. You need to upload the picture to an online host like photobucket.com. I agree with...
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    Re: Queen in the Honey Super

    Same question....if she is above the excluder she will lay unless they are completely full of honey.
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    Re: Shims for heatwave

    You don't have to, they are masters at it. Consider most wild colonies....no shimmed cover, no SBB, and in many cases an entrance not much larger than a single bee and yet they do just fine.
  4. Re: How do some guys go without any kind of protective gear what so ever?

    This will never be resolved. To the OP.....if you want to know how, spend many years with your bees, loving them, caring for them, and learning their behavior until you reach the point where you are...
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    Re: How you seal your honey jars?

    If my jars are going to sit on a shelf I use heat shrink seals. If you come by the house to buy one....just a lid.
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    Re: White ring in honey jar

    Bubbles +
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    Re: help please

    Keep in mind a queen breeds with multiple drone so the colors can vary a lot.
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    Re: mating flight pseudo swarm??

    I have only seen it once, a big bunch of bees following the queen out, the followed her halfway across the yard and then turned around and went back.
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    Re: Bees ART

    I totally agree...Richard Taylor was a master of the art.
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    Re: recent swarm

    Nice one BB!!
  11. Re: how long do you wait to check after a hive swarmed?

    I have never checked a hive after is swarms and in due time I end up with a single mated and laying queen which is amazing to me. The bees have this figured out pretty well, they know what to do.
  12. Thread: Two swams

    by NasalSponge
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    Re: Two swams

    Keep in mind the second swarm is an afterswarm and will have a virgin queen, it may take a bit longer than a week for her to get mated and laying.
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    Re: grouchy bees

    Another thing to consider is when a hive is weak/just starting out they tend to be very docile mainly due to the lack of resources, but as they gain strength and numbers they can suddenly seem more...
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    Re: question about drones

    How is the larger cell for drones created?<

    Build by workers specifically for drone brood.

    After drones leave the cell is it only good for another drone egg?<

    That or honey/pollen storage.
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  15. Re: Drawing out foundation and filling a medium super

    Humm, I have never timed it....
  16. Re: No queen excluder under the first super....how much brood can I expect upstairs?

    If you have a flow on and there is plenty of room in the boxes below for the queen to use, and especially if you have a good honey band across the top of the frames, there is a good chance this time...
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    Re: reversing brood boxes ?

    Yea, like everything else there are several schools of thought here. I usually do not reverse but it is because I winter with two deeps and a super and reversing while keeping the super on top would...
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    Re: How to tell when a main flow happens?

    They fill up supers? :D Truly the very best way to tell is with a scale hive but few folks have them. Like mentioned lots of coming and going is a good indicator. If you pop the top and see white...
  19. Thread: Pants

    by NasalSponge
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    Re: Pants

    I wear gym shorts and a tee shirt or polo....most of the time. If the girls are being rowdy I throw my ultrabreeze jacket on.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvyPrRod1PY
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    Re: First time wax moths

    Yes, light and fresh air. This time of year I stack mine on the back porch, they are sitting up off the floor on a 2X4 hive stand so air can circulate. Winter time takes more precautions due to mice.
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    Re: Using a pollen trap

    I have the type I can turn on and off, so to speak, I will collect for a few days then let them have it all for a few days.. However what I noticed when I am collecting they must realize the...
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    Re: Honey price

    Last year $10 per pound. This year either $12 or $15 per pound. Don't know how that translates to the other sizes because I only sell one pound jars.
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    Re: Adding the 2nd box

    As to whether or not the soybeans will be a boon to you will have to be answered by someone with experience with them since I have no experience with them other then I know they are self pollinating....
  24. Re: Where do you get frames filled with old comb?

    Wax moths will find them and destroy them, most use chemicals to keep the wax moths at bay, I don't so I store mine on my back porch propped up and open for light and fresh air to freely pass thru,...
  25. Re: Where do you get frames filled with old comb?

    Yea, these days they mainly come from dead colonies.
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