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    Re: Broke-T Queens

    I have bought queens from Johnny for the last 3 years. I just placed the 20 I bought from him this year. They all looked great. He has been great to deal with. I'll be ordering again next year.
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    Re: Trailer Axel #'s for forklifts

    Those bearings are fully serviceable same as any in a quality locking hub on a full size 4x4. With proper maintenance they will never wear out.
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    Re: Easy Money!! Easy Money!!

    That doesn't look like a good way to move hives Harry. I'd go back to using the hot rod. :D
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    Re: cutout under way... need HELP!!

    Yep. What Cleo said. You have to cut the tree open and start moving the brood comb. Look for the queen while you are doing this. If you find her cage and move her to the new hive while you finish...
  5. Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    You are really not understanding this are you?:scratch:
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    Re: got another swarm last night...

    I've picked up 8 swarms so far this year and 6 of them have been in the last 4 days. Well one had made it into a hole in a garage wall by the time the people spotted it. So that turned into a...
  7. Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    I don't think you drive 60 with a load of hives. :scratch: It's for when you are making the trip back to the truck empty.
  8. Re: Would you all recommend an inside cut-out or outside trap-out?

    Your situation IS a dormer. Did you send him a picture?
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    The right amount of smoke and slow calm movements. Plus I think bees get kinda disoriented when you come in from the wall like that. They are expecting an attack through the front door. Once their...
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    Lol let's hope C. is not the case. :eek:

    I absolutely would try it without the vac going at first. If it goes well and you can peel the comb back one at a time. You will find her eventually. What...
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    I think a lot of it depends on how big the colony is. It's a lot easier to find the queen in a small colony. It also makes a difference which direction to comb is running. One way its easier for the...
  12. Re: Would you all recommend an inside cut-out or outside trap-out?

    I wouldn't spray bees with sugar water and then try to bee vac them. Sticky bees in the hose will cause it to plug up. Turning up the suction will kill bees. If I was doing the cut out from the...
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    Re: first cut-out, bee tree

    Great pics. Nice work!
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    Another Cut-out Video

    Here is a video of the last cut-out I did.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh4TLUw-8Xg
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    Re: Cherry Tree Cut Out

    Those swarm cells were dry. But I do plan on grafting some queens from this queen. She does have a nice calm hive.
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    Re: Cherry Tree Cut Out

    Most of the time you can feel when the saw is cutting good wood or when it hits soft wood or a hollow spot.
    If the tree falls over your cuts were to deep.. :D
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    Cherry Tree Cut Out

    Last week I got a call from a gentleman in Salem that needed bees removed from a big dead cherry tree in his back yard.
    The tree needed to come down and the tree guys didn't want to start work with...
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    Re: Should I attempt to get this swarm?

    Yes I would smoke em. Here is a link to a cut out I did.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oczw0PmuUXY
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    Re: Should I attempt to get this swarm?

    Take a chain saw. A hive tool or a pry bar of some kind. Some empty frames and rubber bands to place the brood comb into. A bucket to put honey comb into. A hair clip queen catcher is nice to have....
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    Re: drove 200 miles to rescue bees today

    By entrance trap do you mean something like a queen excluder? Workers can pass but queen can't? If so I would leave that on for a day or two. Just to make sure they stay put.
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    Re: drove 200 miles to rescue bees today

    Dump the bucket of extra bees on the ground in front of the hive. They will crawl into the hive where the queen is.
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    Re: Swarm size/volume=what amount of bees??

    Looks like about 19,560 give or take. :D

    I have heard that there are about 3000 to 3300 Bees in a pound. So once they are in the hive you could weigh it and subtract the weight of the hive and...
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    Re: Week 3 inspection video and questions

    Yep. Even then. Do you have a lot of other hives on your yard that you fear will steal from the new bees?
    Mine are all open even if they are next to other hives. I like the extra air flow in my...
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    Re: Week 3 inspection video and questions

    All of my entrances are wide open this time of year.
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    Re: Week 3 inspection video and questions

    I find it lots easier to lean frames 1 and 2 against the outside of the hive. This way you can slide the next frames away and out to avoid rolling bees. This will really be necessary when you have...
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