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    Re: Bee hive rescue

    Nater37, Have you seen comb under the mass? if so how many layers of it? I would go for it!
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    Re: propolizing the vent holes

    Look at it this way, they still work harder than most humans any given day, even with their reduced schedule. I have seen hives proporlize ventilation holes in my inner covers, then undo, then redo,...
  3. Re: Mite Count: What is considered "high" for those who do not want to treat?

    I just don't understand the logic of this. Why can't one go about this (learning about keeping treatment fee bees),,at the same time? I don't think Capps is trying to save the bee industry, but save...
  4. Re: Mite Count: What is considered "high" for those who do not want to treat?

    I am not so sure I would call that sound advice, because that is the same advice I got over, and over, and over. With the advice that if you don't treat your bees, they all will be dead in three...
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    Re: Hive removal ?

    It is more difficult and time consuming than meets the eye. I would recommend bringing another beekeeper with you (at the very least another person). I find it nearly impossible to do by myself, or...
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    Re: Bees in my outside walls

    How do you plan to harvest honey from them without opening a wall? Or is the plan to wait then open the wall and relocate them in a hive?
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    Re: Holes in comb

    A 22 bullet? :D I have found small holes (& some larger) in some frames, usually corresponding to holes in the next frame. I believe the bees do this on purpose to have access to the other side of...
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    Re: Pollen on a bee's back...

    I too have seen many of my workers coming back with pollen on their backs. I also noted that many of them did not have pollen in their sacks. Two for one
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    Re: Wintering an August swarm

    I am certain that I fall under number one :)always have, always will,,,so M.M., what have you decided to do?, time is of the essence?
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    Re: Wintering an August swarm

    :eek:Double post
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    Re: Wintering an August swarm

    Guess I am missing the point of moving them, if they are already in two eight frame mediums, and encroaching a third,,,?
  12. Re: Bearding or Swarm activity???

    tenderton, So you should be done wondering by now, and the bees definitely have made a decision? What was it? Did you intervene?
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    Re: Wintering an August swarm

    One might question my "more experienced beekeeper" label :), but here are some of my thoughts. Why not leave them as they are? I do not believe less wide and taller equates to winter survival,...
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    Re: Treat or not to treat

    Don't believe everything you read, or do everything you read in this case :no:
  15. Re: Confirmed swarm in El Paso FREE BEES! COME GET EM!

    Agreed, neither would I, No busting/grinding/degration from me, & I too suggested the Q go back up, just my experience. I have done & do cutouts for little to nothing, & even free, but I just can't...
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    Re: New Beekeepers - Need advice

    Its only been five days, so they have drawn out that foundation a lot. I would not worry about the few irregularities. I would stay out of the hive, and let them settle in for a while. I wouldn't...
  17. Re: Did feeding/cost of feeding discourage you?

    It IS on-going, time consuming, and expensive! Quick, get out now before it is to late! :D Oh, and speaking of feeding, it is food for my soul.
  18. Re: Confirmed swarm in El Paso FREE BEES! COME GET EM!

    Why are you deleting? I am sure you will get an answer, and maybe someone who would do it for free, or at the very least, minimal fee, especially if you are going to help. I was merely pointing out...
  19. Re: Confirmed swarm in El Paso FREE BEES! COME GET EM!

    You mean, are there free cut out/hive removals out there? Yes, but I always wonder about those who do this kind of work for free. It is time consuming, messy, and no guarantee that the bees will live...
  20. Re: first year bee keep should i bee treating them with anything for winter?

    If all 21 hives of bees came from house walls, why do you need to treat them for preventive measures for winter? Were homeowners putting preventive winter treatments in their walls? For these bees it...
  21. Re: What can I do about varroa mites?

    My advice, do nothing, do what you want to be;). Do you think their "seemingly lack of productivity" is correlated to mites? Whats the population of the hives?
  22. Re: Bearding or Swarm activity???

    So, the other day, how about the days following? The best way to tell is see what's going on in the inside. Based upon temperature, I doubt bearding, my vote is an over crowded hive checking out...
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    Re: Cut out of two hives

    Good lessons learned! Bees can survive without treatments :p
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    Re: Splitting Questions

    If you are splitting into eight frames and only pulling 4 frames & have no drawn frames, that gives you plenty of time to not worry about it exploding. Just stay out of the split hive for at least...
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    Re: Splitting Questions

    It might matter, because if you put her in the nuc with drawn frames and bees, it will explode quickly and might begin swarm preparations. Other than that, I dont think it matters.
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