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    Worst sting i have ever got

    Today i was sitting up beside a few of my hives just watching the girls work. I had set at different hives for over 20 minutes when one of my normally docile bees buzzed my beard. I had ate some...
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    Re: Honey in the feeder

    It is from a large local apiary who and it is all in 32 oz bears
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    Honey in the feeder

    I have used older and extra honey in feeders before for weak hives, but it has always been honey from my bees. Today my wife called me from work (she works at a local tourism attraction (nothing...
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    Price for an established colony

    I have 24 hives of bees and i work in the coal mines so durring swarm season it leaves my grandpa to have to catch swarms and take care of the bees most of the time. I have never bought bees, all of...
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    Ross Rounds

    I have been keeping bees for quite a while but i have never tried any of the ross round supers. I am thinking of buying 5 or 10 this winter to try next spring and if they do good maybe increase to...
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    Re: Artifiacial swarm ??

    Michael bush has the best laid out directions for any kind of split you would like to do . Very informative. can be found at http://www.bushfarms.com/beessplits.htm
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    Re: Cutout Question

    I have been pretty lucky so far in that most of the cut outs i have done have had fairly docile bees. when i cut them out i just give them a little smoke and too many don't fly around. :D
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    Re: Cutout Question

    I do atleast 3-5 cut outs each year and that is the way i always do it as long as the situation permits. when i go in i generaly just start cutting until i have enough of a gap to get a little smoke...
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    Smoker fuels

    just want to get feed back on what everyone else use for smoker fuels. i have used cotton rags all my life just as my grandpa and great grandpa did but i have been hearing good things about other...
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    Re: Question on cost to remove a swarm

    i do understand that as i have had to turn down a few. But if it is an easy cutout or just a low hanging swarm i jump at it. Around here if it is an easy swarm or cutout and you go setting prices...
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    Re: Question on cost to remove a swarm

    I have been collecting swarms and doing cut outs for over 10 years by myself and before that i spent my whole life assisting with them every summer. If by being an expert it means that working your...
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    New cut out is queenless

    JUST FOUND OUT THIS EVENING THAT THE LATEST CUT OUT I DID IS QUEENLESS. I DID THIS CUT OUT ON TUESDAY AND APARENTLY LOST OR KILLED THE QUEEN. CHECKED THEM TODAY AND FOUND A QUEEN CELL BUT ALSO...
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    Re: Anyone ever built a bee-vac

    Yes i was thinking about either building robo's design or the design off of bee source.com leaning more toward the beesource design though
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    Re: Question on cost to remove a swarm

    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  15. Re: Eric Tourneret: The Bee Photographer.

    very cool pics. cool to see those rooftop hives cause i live out in the country here
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    Re: Aaackkk! What do i do??

    for years my grandpa never used any kind of foundation in his hives anywhere. Yes it does make for much nicer comb and less bridging but you can put some empty frames in there and the bees will know...
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    Re: Question on cost to remove a swarm

    I never charge anything to remove a swarm or do a cut out. Maybe if it not in my area i might just ask for a little gas money like 10 or 20 bucks maybe i am stupid but i always just jump at the...
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    Re: removing ants from frames

    i don't have any problems with fire ants up here in wv so sorry i can't help but i do remember how bad those babie hurt from when i was on base in fort benning ga. good luck
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    Anyone ever built a bee-vac

    I do several cutouts each year. And lately i have been looking into buying or building a bee-vac. Anyone who has ever done a cut out knows how tough and aggravating some of them can be. I think a vac...
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    Poll: Re: Ants in the bee yard

    I have heard of the legsin the cans method working well before. I might try that with my weaker hives but i have too many to do this with all of them
    but thanks. I am also thinking about the pipe...
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    Re: Opening Hives at Night

    I had always heard that working with bees at night was a bad idea because they are more aggressive and more apt to crawl into shirt sleeves ect. In all my years of bee keeping i had never attempted...
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    Poll: Ants in the bee yard

    i have noticed growing ant hills in my bee yard. I know they shouldn't pose a problem for my strong hives but i also have several weak hives from swarm captures and cut outs. I was just wondering if...
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    Re: Bees at a ballgame

    :DWhat a waste, just last week i rescued a colonie from inside a wall in a local bussiness. The owner was going to call the exterminator when but when he seen my flyer in the local post office he...
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    doing a split

    I have been keeping bees for quite a while but i have never attempted to do a split. I am thinking of trying a few next year and would like some pointers. Any advice would be appreciated.
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    Re: What kind of feeder do you use?

    i have made a few boardman feeders but some of my very weak new hives like the ones i get on cut outs i feed with quart jars in the same manner as the coffee can. that sounds like a great idea i will...
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