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    suggestion on swarm trap size

    Hi All: I was fortunate to catch a swarm using two 8 frame mediums. The swarm did great but I moved it since it was on a small balcony off my house. I put another swarm trap in same location but...
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    Re: Wax moth issue where to get bt aizawai?

    Thanks snapper - i knew it didn't last very long once mixed. I didn't realize once it was sprayed on frames though it lasted a few years. Good to know.
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    Re: Wax moth issue where to get bt aizawai?

    How long does the BT's last? I have some of the powder I bought from Sundance 2 years ago-( it is not mixed)-just wondering if it is still good.
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    Thanks! I did not realize Mann Lake was selling the Flow Hive. Actually I am encouraging my friend to wait until next year because I really want to see how these are working for beekeepers. The...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    I know someone who is not a beekeeper and has asked me to check this item out and order one for him. The thing is ...it looks like a complete hive is $600. I assume they come unassembled? Also,...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    Just curious....I have not read every post on this thread but so far I have not seen any mention of cost. What does one of these cost?
  7. Thread: Bt works!

    by SallyD
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    Re: Bt works!

    How long is shelf life of this? I bought some years ago from someone (can't remember who now)on this board and was wondering if it was still good.
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    Re: feeding honey back to the bees

    I was thinking of doing the same thing. I have some honey that separated. Has anyone experience that? Anyhow it tastes OK but does not look that great. I just captured a swarm and was going to give...
  9. Re: putting a swarm trap next to a swarm trap with bees

    Thank you all for the advice!!
  10. Re: putting a swarm trap next to a swarm trap with bees

    Charlie- how far did you move the swarms from the location that they swarmed? I want to move them to the front of our house (about 25 feet) but a local beekeeper suggested I move them 3 miles away...
  11. putting a swarm trap next to a swarm trap with bees

    Hi I recently caught a swarm on a small second floor balcony of our house using a swarm trap. I am going to keep the bees there for a few weeks to establish themselves before I move them- I need to...
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    I caught swarm yesterday using Swarm Commander. I have had two traps set out for a few weeks now. This past weekend the bees were constantly checking them out. The trap that a swarm moved into is...
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    Re: Caught a small swarm...should I feed them?

    Thank you! Sugar water is on the stove now :)
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    Caught a small swarm...should I feed them?

    Greetings all. I just caught a small swarm (using Swarm Commander!!!). They are in a box that just have frames with plastic foundation - no drawn out comb. Should I feed them 1:1 to get them to...
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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...
  17. 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?
  18. 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...
  19. Re: what size swarm trap have you had success with

    Wow....awesome pictures..thanks for sharing!
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  24. 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?
  25. 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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