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    Re: Small Hive Beetles and Swarms

    Ok, point taken.
    Survival aside, how do small hive beetles detect that a swarm is being issued?
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    Re: Small Hive Beetles and Swarms

    Would it really double the survival if the parent colony becomes weaker due to less bees? Just think, all that pollen and honey stored away in a large amount of comb unattended by the bees. It seems...
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    Small Hive Beetles and Swarms

    Ok, so I'm fairly sure that most of us know that SHB can and will fly with the swarm once it issues. Obviously the SHB can detect the bees while flying whether by pheromone, smell, frequency of wing...
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    Re: Scout Bees

    This has become one of the working philosophies of my life!
    I'd have to agree with just about everything I've read in this thread. There is clearly competition among colonies for new nest sites,...
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    Re: Beekeeping in 20 years?

    I didn't even think about that, but you're right! :lpf: :ws:
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    Re: Beekeeping in 20 years?

    In 20 years, people will come back to this thread and say things like "see, I told you so" or "boy, that was a silly idea now that I think about it".
    Of course, that's if Barry doesn't sell the site...
  7. Re: Small amount of light in top of traps

    I've started using polyester feed sacks. I place it between the top and the frames, and it functions as a makeshift inner cover. It also shields against rain if you have small cracks in the top and...
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    Re: Swarm in my chimney

    Keep in mind that beeswax is a hydrocarbon. Hydrocarbons and fire don't exactly mix unless you like a good fireball :D.

    Yes, a cutout is the right way to do it because you want the comb removed as...
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    Re: Snake Repellent

    Mr. Bush is correct about the mice. The flip side to that token is if you truly see snakes as a problem, then remove all of the rodents from the area as well as places for them (the snakes)to hide....
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    Re: WHAT DEFINES FERAL BEES

    Hard to know about "feral" until you know what "domesticated" means. A few years ago.....when humans began keeping bees, all bees were wild. Soon after, I imagine very few feral bees existed. Fast...
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    That right there is the name of the game. :thumbsup:
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    Re: General swarm trap questions

    A. How often do I check traps? I check mine usually once a week, sometimes every other week. It largely depends on the distance and schedule for me. I like checking on the ones close by during a...
  13. Re: On splits - Take the old queen or leave her in the original hive?

    Ditto, with the exception of not getting a mated queen. That hasn't happened....YET!
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    Re: Please Stop...

    What ever happened to the days when most people just couldn't get enough of learning new aspects of their craft so that they could possibly become better at what they do? The only thing that makes an...
  15. Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    Not to mention the logistics that a comm operator would have to go through. Lol....can you imagine setting up 10 jars per colony for say, 1000 colonies?! That would be a nightmare! And, the robbing...
  16. Re: Do NOT start another "Honey Flow" thread!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It's Barryonian totalitarianism! It's government overreach I tell you! Lol :D
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    Re: Grafting from started queen cells

    I'm sure you could,but why would you want to? Like you said, you could easily damage the larva. So, why not let them finish it and cut the cell out, and place it elsewhere once a cocoon has been...
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    Re: TRUCKS post a picture of your rig!

    Lol
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    Re: Whiten up the comb--how to?

    On why bees make wax, read this, particularly the "production" section:
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beeswax
    :)
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    Re: Bait Hive in Vicinity of New Package

    Swarm traps will not MAKE colonies swarm. Colonies swarm for a number of reasons such as overcrowded/poor ventilation, reproducing, or escaping heavy parasite loads.
    Robbers will not become a...
  21. Re: Who misses their bees while on vacation?

    Vacation? :kn:
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    Re: -40 f windchill in central NY

    Yep, and now all of that 2 inches of ice+4 inches of snow+4 inches of rain= a really BIG mess!
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    Re: Will Politics Drive the Science?

    Even harder to compare here when even the livestock operators spray herbicides for broad leaf plants in the name of better forage. Cause you know, cows have a much higher weight gain off of fescue...
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    Re: Hives Died in less than a Day. Why?

    out of curiousity, does LA spray for mosquitoes? You mentioned you live on a street with only a wall between your lot and the street.
    It does sound like the hive MAY have been poisoned.
  25. Re: Exposed hive in the -20 frozen tundra of NE Ohio

    Very cool find.:thumbsup:
    Queen cells means they must have swarmed. Lol...they must have become congested! ;)
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