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    Re: Still waiting on April 18th packages

    36 days? I have another guy I get bees from hauling from the same area. He delivered every run on time.
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    Re: Still waiting on April 18th packages

    OK, Looks like Hardeman Apiaries finally came through. Our people are on the road with the bees for an early morning pickup. 36 day late. Please some honest comments. Did we get the shaft or was...
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    Re: What do you think, Orientaion or preswarm.

    Parent hive and swarm hive look good. Both are bringing in lots of pollen and working normal. In another cold spell so it won't be till Thursday till I can get in and take a look. Put a feeder in the...
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    Re: What do you think, Orientaion or preswarm.

    I agree Harley. Youtube have some good info.
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    Re: What do you think, Orientaion or preswarm.

    I will definitely be doing another split on them. What is a teranov split?
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    Re: What do you think, Orientaion or preswarm.

    I went ahead and pulled a frame of brood today and gave them.
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    Re: What do you think, Orientaion or preswarm.

    I did give them drawn comb. I will put a feeder in tomorrow.
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    Re: What do you think, Orientaion or preswarm.

    I think it's to late to move them. They have been in that location all day. I will pull a frame of brood from one of the other hives in the morning and put in. Here is a video of the ordeal. Sorry,...
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    Re: What do you think, Orientaion or preswarm.

    Michael, Thanks for chiming in. They swarmed this morning before I could split them. I was able to get them back in an empty hive though. I will post a video when it is done uploading to youtube.
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    Re: What do you think, Orientaion or preswarm.

    No, not orientation. I went out around 9:00 to split them and they were in process of swarming. With some luck they landed in a tree in my yard about 30 feet in the air. I was able to re-capture them...
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    Re: What do you think, Orientaion or preswarm.

    I will setup another hive next to this one. I have never done a walk away split. Do I move the existing queen or the queen cells if I find them? Is it OK to set them side by side?
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    Re: What do you think, Orientaion or preswarm.

    If the weather cooperates tomorrow I will go through every frame looking for queen cells. If I can get them to stay I will have new queens next Saturday. I will split them.
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    Re: What do you think, Orientaion or preswarm.

    That's what I thought. I did not go through every frame. I did pull a few and looked under both boxes. I did not find any queen cells.
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    Re: What do you think, Orientaion or preswarm.

    I'm telling you all these bees came from that hive. Within 20 minutes 90 percent of them went back in. I watched it.
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    What do you think, Orientaion or preswarm.

    This is my third year in B-Keeping. I have seen some big orientation flights but this one freaked me out. This is a package that was installed in March. They have done very well. Was this just an...
  16. Thread: No queen

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    Re: No queen

    I would find a queen or combine with one of the other hives. It will be a month or more if they raise a queen before you see eggs. I have gotten queens in the past from BetterBee.
  17. Thread: New beek here!

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    Re: New beek here!

    Welcome! I have found this site a great bunch of helpful people.
  18. Thread: Trapout help

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    Re: Trapout help

    I find it useful to black out everything except the entrance into my box. That is the only light they can see and they waist no time trying to get back in the old entrance.
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    Re: How many bee hives do you have?

    Hobbyist hopefully more. I got three through winter, installed 6 in March and have 9 more arriving next Saturday. I have one nuc I started 6 weeks ago I will be bringing home tomorrow and hiving. I...
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    Re: Still waiting on April 18th packages

    I would hope. I know we are not his biggest customer. I read he supplies Kelley. The worst part about this is it will time out when they get here the spring flow will pretty much be done! That Sucks!
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    Re: Still waiting on April 18th packages

    I hunt Turkeys and have no problem killing one. I live close to the spoon river. We also have lots of deer. I have a dozen does that just look at me when I come home and go to work in the mornings.
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    Re: What made you decide to keep bees?

    I had two long dead hives on the property I take care of. I decided to try and revive them. Clean out was intense. Full of snakes and ants. I am three years from then, and I hope learning to work...
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    Re: Still waiting on April 18th packages

    Sorry, never been to spoon. What are you hunting?
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    Re: Still waiting on April 18th packages

    From what the club tells me they say it was due to bad weather. Although I have been watching their weather and it has been good since the first delay. I don't want to put any bad mojo on this so I...
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    Re: Still waiting on April 18th packages

    Finally! After 36 days from the delivery date given they are saying we will have our bees on May 23rd! I will believe it when I see it.
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