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    Re: get the bees off the comb

    I like it. I will build some sort of frame of the proper length and give it a go. I don't like the chemicals. I know they probably are fine, but don't use them if I can avoid it. Thanks.
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    Re: get the bees off the comb

    I like the wet vac on blow idea. More gentle than a leaf blower, and more control. I will try that.

    Jake, some of these are pretty wide and heavy. I would be a little timid about a hard downward...
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    Re: get the bees off the comb

    you put the top bar comb in a nuc?
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    get the bees off the comb

    Hi. what is the best way you have found to get the bees off the hive to harvest, or if it is attached and breaks off and needs to get it out of there? Thanks.

    edit: top bar of course!
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    Re: This poor hive

    Maybe a silly question, how exactly is this done?

    Can anyone suggest a better book than the dummies book, which is good but limited. Thanks.
  6. Re: trying to figure out where I went wrong and stop if from happenning again

    I think this is not a lot of sun.
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    Re: My bees are in a tree

    So it is possible that they left just because of the robbing? How do I stop this from happening again? Hive is empty.

    I am totally blown away at how fast this hive went down. It has not been...
  8. Re: Can't tell if this is robbing or normal...(video)

    I think it is. I am an inexperienced beekeeper, but this looks just like what was going on at my weak hive which is now empty. I think you should consider some actions. Luck!
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    Re: My bees are in a tree

    yes, there was robbing a few weeks ago. So I reduced the enterence to about an inch and half. There are no other vents, so this concerned me a bit, but the bees did not mind. I thought the robbing...
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    Re: My bees are in a tree

    There are no queen cells, there is no honey stores at all, there is very little brood. All the bees are in the tree. Maybe 50 left in the hive. There seems to be alot of debris in the bottom. Along...
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    My bees are in a tree

    Went out this morning and the sound of buzzing was very loud. There were bees everywhere. About half hour later they had gathered on a limb that I cannot possibly get to. Why would they swarm so late...
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    Re: Deformed or missing wings?

    A lot of good advice here.

    When counting the mites, do I place the board under the whole bottom, or is just half or so ok? I have seen some boards with squares on them. Is that for counting one...
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    Re: Deformed or missing wings?

    Does anyone have a link to a good explaination on how to do a mite check with a sticky board. I put two pkgs in in April and I would like to check. TBH by the way. Thanks!
  14. Thread: Varroa

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    Re: Varroa

    clarification ??
  15. Thread: What the ?

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    Re: What the ?

    Dude, you gotta start bringing your camera out with you so you can get picktures of that stuff!!!:D
  16. Thread: First Look

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    First Look

    Installed two packages two weeks ago. I peeked last week to see if they were straight, and they seemed to be. Looked a little closer today, and have 6 or 7 nice straight combs. They work fast!!
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  17. Re: Feeder for top bar feeder has anyone tried this?

    Dude, that hive aint blowing away with three cinder blocks on top!! : )

    I cut a milk jug in half and put some mulch in it, pretty basic, but I do like the idea of refilling from the outside, and I...
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    Re: Strip built Top Bar Hive.

    beautiful woodwork, Are you concerned that the bees will build above the bars?
  19. Re: Feeder for top bar feeder has anyone tried this?

    Don't know, but I'd like to look at the u-tube if you don't mind posting the link.
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    Re: What am I seeing?

    what are the green and orange cells close to the top right?

    Really nice pic!
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    Re: First install

    I didn't have time, bummer. I was on my way out to work. This afternoon they seemed ok, but a bit of wrestling at the opening, so I closed it off to about inch and a half.

    Hope all those didn't...
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    Re: First install

    Thanks, They all seemed to find there way in. Different question.

    I installed on Saturday around 3 PM, direct released the queen which seemed to go right down into the mass. Monday morning it is...
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    Re: First install

    OK, number two today - more vigor!
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    First install

    Hey, I put my first package in today, and after shaking them in, I still had a lot on the box. Should I shake more vigorously next time, or is this about avg?
    Thanks
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    Not sure why the pic is...
  25. Poll: Re: vote, install package in middle of hive or on one end? vote!

    That is interesting. I wonder what would happen?

    For the poll... Write in: Ross Perot!
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