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    Re: Yellow jackets

    Put about 1' of water and dish liquid in a shop vac. Place the shop vac hose next to the entrance and stomp the ground near the entrance, as the YJ;s come out they are pulled into the vac. Once you...
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    Re: Cutout in wall

    I only did 3 that high up this year, but one had three separate hives in the same eave. I see you had one that let you do it in shorts. I like those kind of cutouts. Invest in a stethoscope it makes...
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    Re: How did you get into beekeeping?

    I was doing an addition onto a beekeeper's home when his 6 year old grandson came around the corner with a bee on his finger. I was concerned he would get stung because he kept grabbing the bee. He...
  4. Re: Gotta vent about customers' expectations of charges

    We have a lot of free swarm removal ads on craigslist here too, there is even one offering to pay for swarms. There is an upswing in these ads due to many new beekeepers starting in the hobby in our...
  5. Re: Gotta vent about customers' expectations of charges

    I run a bee and wildlife removal business so I don't do free removals. I remove any stinging insects without chemicals. I do all repairs and exclusion once I have the bees out. Most people don't...
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    Re: Golden Rod & Golden Honey

    I was just across the bridge in Indiana last week and saw GR blooming, haven't seen any around here yet but won't be long from the looks of it. It does seem early for it to be blooming.
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    Re: Question about buying Established Hive?

    I'd check the brood for diseases then snatch it up if things look good,
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    Re: Bee removal ideas

    I do interior cut outs pretty often, I put up walls of plastic sheathing and use a bee vac, never have any problems. Keep the light low or off and uncover a window, the bees will go toward light if...
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    Re: Honey suckle as nectar source

    The honey from bush honeysuckle is great, My bees work it like crazy. I almost never see them on vine honeysuckle. The honey light amber to water white and very light flavored. It blooms about the...
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    Re: What is going on ?

    I'm with Johng on the after swarms. Give the nucs time for the queens to get mated and they should take off well at this time of year.
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    Re: Bees entering between brick and siding.

    That will be an easy cutout as far as no honey dripping. If your have carpentry skills it will be a piece of cake. They will be between the joists as was stated before. Use minimum smoke so you don't...
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    Re: Adkins Bee Removal

    They are basically an advertising and call center that charge per call you receive through them. They are using email to pick up new people to do the removals.
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    Re: Adkins Bee Removal?

    They charge you per call. Basically they are an advertising service ad call center that refers calls to you at a cost per call. The people doing the actual work are individual people or companies...
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    Re: Dogs and Beehives?

    I had a beagle that would stick his nose in the entrances all the time and take a deep sniff, bees never bothered him and I guess he liked the smell of a hive since he did it at least once a day...
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    Re: Colony Losses In The Southeastern States

    Lost 17 out of 37 here but some were from late cutouts and were kind of iffy when going into winter. I lost 5 hives that have been going since 2006.
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    Re: Rapid Expansion

    ilikebs, your 141 mi. northwest of me. I look at doing splits the same way I look at planting tomatoes in our area. I never do either before Derby Day! :D I at least like to wait till dandelions are...
  17. Poll: Re: Are nails/staples enough for frames or do they also need glue as well.

    I glue and nail mine.
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    Re: Newbee requested to remove swarm. What now?

    I use a 20' extension pole and a modified 5 gal. water cooler jug for swarm catching. it's easy to make, Cut the bottom out of the jug then add a way to screw it onto the pole, I use an old paint...
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    Re: Eco Wood Treatment

    Melanie, I put them together first then use an outer cover as a tray for dipping the bodies in. It works great and takes very little time to get 50 hive bodies done. I only dip them deep enough to do...
  20. Re: should I feed sugar syrup along with protein patties?

    I'm in KY also, we haven't had the sustained temps for liquid feeding yet. It's best not to feed until you have sustained temps in the 50's. You might be able to feed inside the hive at cooler temps...
  21. Re: What could the bees be bringing into the hive this time of year?

    Possibly Elm pollen, Elms have light gray pollen and are usually a little earlier than Maples here in KY.
  22. Thread: cutout

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    Re: cutout

    If they really want them out and no one else will bother, I'd charge at least $50 to at least cover some of your hive costs ( I do this professionally and charge much more than that ). I prefer to...
  23. Re: Give Honey to Charity, Food Pantry, PBS Auction?

    Hunters are allowed to donate game to mission kitchens and we can donate honey also, they are happy to get it. I sell honey but also donate a percentage of my harvest to a local food pantry and as...
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    Re: Significant Other.

    My wife was helping but became allergic last year. She still goes with me on removals but that's just so there will be someone there in case of emergency. My daughter helps me now when she's out of...
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    Re: Caucasian

    Caucasian do have longer tongues, they are huge propolis gatherers. They will actually build their own entrance reducers with propolis. That's why they are very seldom used by most beekeepers.
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