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    Re: keeping brood warm

    I did a cutout a few weeks ago when it was probably 53 degrees. It wasn't ideal and I was worried because there weren't a ton of bees. All the brood seemed to survive though.
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    Re: Cut Out Estimate Help

    I did no think of that! That is a much better idea. Wouldn't have to deal with being so high up then. I'll have to go check it out. Do you charge for going out and doing an estimate or just work...
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    Re: Cut Out Estimate Help

    Is this for 1 or 2 people? I was going to do this with my buddy. The past couple cutouts have been a lot easier with an extra set of hands.

    ....it looks like I will have to up my price. This...
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    Re: Cut Out Estimate Help

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    The bees are just above the porch
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    Cut Out Estimate Help

    Hello,

    I just had a request to do a cutout and was wondering what a fair price would be. Previously we had done a couple cut-outs for free, but its too hot out to do this for free anymore. ...
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    Re: Trap out swarm????

    Thanks
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    Re: Trap out swarm????

    Thanks for all of the help! I have another trapout coming up that I will try your method. Do you have any more information on your style? I did I search and read everythingi could find, but I just...
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    Re: Trap out swarm????

    We went back to vacuum the bees around 3 pm and the large group of bees were gone. We were hoping that they were in the nuc box... But they were not :(

    Some bees are using the nuc just not...
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    Re: Trap out swarm????

    What do you think the odds of them going into the five frame nuc? Are they too big? I'm wondering if I should just go vacuum them.
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    Trap out swarm????

    Hey guys. We started doing this trap out last Monday. We initially had just the box and funnel. We went back Friday and added a frame of brood. At this point they were still bunched outside of the...
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    Swarm? Or left behind bees?

    6545Last night I went and checked out some bees at someones house. 2 Saturdays ago they removed a Tree from their property with a hive in it. I beekeeper came out and took a 6 ft section home along...
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    Re: Which size box for caught swarms

    I am using a frame feeder if that makes a difference, so I would really only have four frames. What type of feeder do you use for In the nuc box. And I don't have drawn comb, I'm using ritecell...
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    Re: Which size box for caught swarms

    Thanks. I just caught the basketball sized swarm today into a nuc. I will put it in a 10 frame In the morning. I guess I need to start carrying bigger boxes with me!
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    Which size box for caught swarms

    So we are new to beekeeping and catching swarms. So how do you decide which size box to put each swarm in. So far we caught one that was football size and put it in a 10 frame deep with a pro...
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    Re: Can I remove a swarm in the dark?

    I went and got them then. This is my first swarm ever so I was really excited. Got there right at dusk. The swarm was on a tree limb about 6 ft off the ground. Everything went great and I got out...
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    Can I remove a swarm in the dark?

    I just got a call about someone finding a swarm, but it is almost dark. Should I try in the dark or wait until the morning?
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