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    Re: New hive, not feeding

    O.K. it's been 10 days, looks like the girls are doing there thing. I haven't opened the hive but have peeked in the window. They took almost no nothing from 2 feeder jars. there has been plenty of...
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    Re: Queen cage candy hole or no?

    O.K. , just for the thought of it, if that's the case, why release them directly ? Why not all ways leave the candy in the cage for them to eat it out on there time line ? :pk:
  3. Re: how many hive bodies on giant swarm??

    :thumbsup: bullet holes.
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    Re: New hive, not feeding

    Update*** It's done. Went out just before 7:00, gave a few bars a shake to drop them in the bottom, took out the cage, sugar all most gone, she's running back and forth in cage, looks like she really...
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    Re: New hive, not feeding

    Will make sure she's released before dark. Thanks .
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    Re: New hive, not feeding

    Thanks, just look at entrance, and they were starting to clean out dead bees, I'll wait till just before dusk and check to see if queen's been released, if not I think I will, as I said earlier...
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    New hive, not feeding

    Hived new package two days ago, they've been out flying, watching them come back and forth. Peeked this morning, they're bearded on queen cage (didn't poke hole in candy) and it does not appear...
  8. Re: Installed my 1st. package of bees today.

    I like your inside feeder, it backs up to the follower that keeps them from wondering around. I have two jars on a board, they feed from underneath but can roam around, hope they don't start a comb...
  9. Re: Installed my 1st. package of bees today.

    Whoops, should of been new thread, sorry.:o
  10. Re: Bee Intallation, can it be this easy?

    I like to live on the edge, life's no fun if you play safe all the time. :pk:
  11. Re: Bee Intallation, can it be this easy?

    Finally received my package yesterday, did the same, no suit, no smoke, no sugar spray only one hit on right arm just above the wrist. I would say a vary good install. Just thought I'd see how docile...
  12. Re: aggressive racoon, or fox?, climbs 12 feet, flips heavy lids, eats comb, trap set

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Best ventilated bee suit?

    Well I all ready bought a suit, but the more I think about it, a painters coveralls and a hat and veil would more than likely work fine.
  14. Re: aggressive racoon, or fox?, climbs 12 feet, flips heavy lids, eats comb, trap set

    When I catch them in my yard, it ends with a .22 air rifle or pistol. There nothing but trouble.
  15. Re: What happens when you ask your 11 year old daughter to "paint" hive bodies

    You've got to preserve them, that's awesome. She's got a "chore" for years.
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    Re: What happened to Lauri?

    If Bee Source lost Lauri, it would be next to the worst thing that could happen, she's one of a few that makes "Bee Source" what it is. Not meant to offend anyone, all of you contribute in some way....
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    Re: HELP for new beekeeper

    If better half's not happy, no ones happy !!
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    Re: Package ready for me on May17

    I'll get mine 1st week in April. May late ? better late than never.
  19. Re: Sticking Hives next to someone else's...

    iduno. I would say no.
  20. Re: Before you complain about your overly warm bee suit, consider what its like to we

    :thumbsup: you've got that right.
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    Re: Too old to lift the boxes

    70+ Bad back, had surgery years ago, fix two of four bad disc, left shoulder done, and two heart attacks, ended up with a quad by pass. Have been working full time till last Nov. went part time, that...
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    Re: Skills you want to develop in '14

    To successfully keep my first set of bees this year and beyond. Couldn't ask for anymore. Hope to be beezy in April.
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    Re: Self Taught

    "The Basket" is weighted down with "Knowledge" that in turn gives him balance and he does not fall.
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    Re: Shop accident!

    It's like it almost didn't happen by the looks of that finger. :thumbsup:
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    Re: A sign of things to come?

    I've seen them in So. East (guess what you call it here) Texas just north of Houston. They fit in good with the six Red Tailed Hawk and my 1 Sparrow Hawk that hang around on my fence and in my trees....
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