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    Re: Cutout into Top Bar hive?

    I saw that image somewhere before. Looks simple. My only concern would be it affecting the bee space between bars. Yeah, attaching to the bottom would be ideal but trying not to spend too much time...
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    Cutout into Top Bar hive?

    I do cutouts and often give the bees to the beekeepers that bring me the jobs. I have had quite a few requests to supply cutouts to people with top bar or warre hives. I have not figured out a good...
  3. Re: Cutout up on an extension ladder: Show us your hive box platform! Ideas needed.

    As convenient as a platform would seem, I would never use one unless it was on a ladder that I was not also standing on. Although I would love to have on of those things for what they are made for...
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    Re: False Swarm Calls.

    Yellow Jackets and even hornets can be removed without chemicals. You just need thick skin - or a good bee suit
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    Re: Three queens in a cutout

    Very interesting. Would love to hear the results.
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    Way to treat sheep skin gloves?

    My sheep skin gloves get really stiff and difficult to get into and use. Of course, I do cutouts in them so they are worn hard, but I think it is especially because I get all honey covered and rinse...
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    Re: things to take to a cut out

    Insulation, caulking. Whether or not your putting things back together it can come in handy to shrink the void while your working and seal off any cracks and hole you do not want them disappearing...
  8. Re: Queen in shop vac motor - put motor in hive

    This just happened to me yesterday. I must've vacuum ed up the queen. Never saw her. Gave the hive to another beek. Got home and there was a cluster of bees in and around the vac motor exhaust. Turns...
  9. Re: has anyone ever heard of using compresed gas to calm or sedate bees

    I thought CO2 kills them. I saw somewhere on the interwebs a "bee removal" company that kills them with CO2 gas and then removes the comb. Their big sales pitch was that they kill the bees without...
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    Re: What time of day to start a cut-out?

    I've noticed much greater mortality vacuuming bees in the AM. They're cold and immobile and rolling around through a hose is rough. Next time you vac up a cold ball of bees, take a short look in the...
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    Re: Bee Removal insurance?

    That's encouraging. Did they raise your rates much because of an add-on? How did you explain it to them that there would be no extra risk on their part?
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    Re: Bee Removal insurance?

    Never found bats but have had my share of spiders and paper wasps. Maybe I should tell my insurance company that I also do spider removals :rolleyes:
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    Re: Bee Removal insurance?

    You are able to get the owner to sign a waiver that says you are not responsible for whatever damage you do to their structure during a removal or after you put everything back together? Or they...
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    Bee Removal insurance?

    Just wondering what you folks that do structural removals "over the table" do for liability insurance. I am a general contractor and have been using my insurance associated with my construction...
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    Re: newspaper method with grocery bag?

    I just got done adding some slits with a small knife. I was able to tape the outer edges of the paper to the deep so that I could lift it without letting the bees out and then cut maybe 10 half inch...
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    newspaper method with grocery bag?

    I combined two hives late yesterday afternoon. I do not subscribe to any newspapers so in haste I used a paper grocery bag as the barrier between the hives. My afterthought is that it may be too...
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    Re: Foraging schedule?

    Oh yeah! Good links and thoughts> Thanks hedges for the start
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    Re: Cut-Outs: Let's Talk Technique. Any Tips?

    Sometimes I take ques from the rest of the bees. They will often tell me where she is by their fanning or by the general directions they migrate during the later half of the removal - especially if...
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    Re: Foraging schedule?

    I hope folks get why I posted this here in the cutout forum.. It's just something I've been thinking about during cutouts..When will they return? What percentage by the time I'm done closing it up?...
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    Foraging schedule?

    I've been searching all over the web and can't find much published research regarding the time a worker bee spends in the field and returning to the hive. - percentage or ratio of a population in the...
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    Re: Question about newspaper method

    OK sounds like a good plan. thanks
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    Re: Question about newspaper method

    Just to be sure, I can do this with a part of another hive - not the entire hive..right? I have a recent cutout that has a queen but I had her caged for a few days so they wouldn't abscond (happened...
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    Re: Question about newspaper method

    Yeah, I dont want to cook them, nor do I want them to run out of food reserves, but I'm also wondering if they have an opening, won't they want to return to the original hive location (a few feet...
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    Question about newspaper method

    I am needing to join two hives for the first time using the "newspaper method" Only thing I'm unsure of with the process is whether or not both hives have separate entrances during this or is the top...
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    Re: Identify this wasp thing?

    Could it be the Great Golden Digger Wasp? http://bumblebeewatch.blogspot.com/2011/03/incidental-pollinator-great-golden.html
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