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  1. Thread: Beetles!!!!!

    by crabbydad
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    Re: Beetles!!!!!

    i had a lot of beetles last year. i used the swiffer refills and caught a lot of beetles. i tried the cheap generic also, but they didn't do a very good job. Cross my fingers, i've only seen a few...
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    new swarm cutout-did i charge too much?

    I did a cutout from the ceiling of a finished basement last friday. I was there almost 2 hrs the day before to find them. they were coming in under the cedar siding at the floor level of the first...
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    Re: Wet supers back on hives questions

    I put my wet supers back on the hives above the inner cover. I went to pull them 3 days later and they had repaired the comb and were storing nectar, so I shook them of and set the supers out and...
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    Re: Caught in the Act

    i usually see a couple of them on my hives at the end of the summer/early fall
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    Re: question on selling nucs

    i think i'll do what most of you do, transfer late evening and seal them up at dusk.
    thanks for all the responses
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    question on selling nucs

    For the first time, i am selling 2 nucs, actually doubles,5 over 5 medium frames. The buyer is going to transfer them to his equipment. My question is, Do you typically transfer the frames and close...
  7. Thread: Smoker fuel?

    by crabbydad
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    Re: Smoker fuel?

    I have lots of white pine trees, so i use the brown dry needles from them. They work great.
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    Re: Combining for Honey Production

    I was thinking of doing the same thing, although too late to do for a honey crop probably. I did combine 2 small weak hives, but one was queenless. With all the rain in the spring I wasn't able to...
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    Re: Dado cuts without using table saw

    i made a jig to cut box joints with a handheld router.I use a 1/2" router bit with a 1/2" bearing on top, i follow the pattern of my jig, it works very well and much faster than a dado on a table...
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    Re: cutting grips in boxes

    go to the bottom of this page to beesource.com, then up to the menu-build it yourself and you will see it, I made it, it works well.
  11. Re: pre-swarm/practice swarm?? hive swarmed and bees returned to hive...

    they finally swarmed yesterday, the 13th. the weather has been rainy, I guess that's why they took so long
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    Re: Sad Day Today, Hive Killed by Pesticide

    I noticed several of my hives, especially swarms,were very low on sores a few days ago and started feeding. We've had a lot of rainy cool days in the last couple weeks.
  13. Re: How long will swarms stay in the trees near the apiary before leaving for good?

    I have a bucket with everything I need, including a sheet, in my truck. I have 2 or 3 hives ready to go and strapped to the truck. I hate running around crazy when I get a call gathering equipment
  14. Re: pre-swarm/practice swarm?? hive swarmed and bees returned to hive...

    That was yesterday, the clouds rolled in right after that, raining and chilly today, i think they are calling for rain all week. Hopefully i will find them when they swarm. I had a hive do the same...
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    Re: Dead Drones oddity

    I noticed one of my hives that swarmed a few weeks ago was kicking out the drones and there were a lot of dead drones in front of the hive.
  16. Re: pre-swarm/practice swarm?? hive swarmed and bees returned to hive...

    Unfortunately, they will most likely swarm within the next few days. I know you said you are not able, but i think the best thing to do would be to try and find the queen and make a split with her...
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    Re: Aaargh! Swarm madness!

    i had 2 swarms in the exact same spot 2 weeks apart. i now have a swarm trap very close by with lots of bees investigating
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    Re: Caught my first swarm today...Holy Crap

    you can sit it on the stand right next to the hive it came from. i would move it tonight to the permanent location. Otherwise tomorrow morning they will orient to the current location
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    Re: Bee stuff toolbox

    ammo box, waterproof, but I'm not sure if frames would fit
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    Re: swarm in maryland

    I was thinking the same thing. At first i thought he was mistaken, but he knows what a swarm looks like. their calling for a low of 30 degrees overnight.
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    Re: swarm in maryland

    they must have swarmed yesterday, it was warm and sunny. I was outside working in the yard wearing a t-shirt. This morning it was 37 degrees and very windy. I went to my son's soccer game at 10 and i...
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    Re: swarm in maryland

    i had a swarm in 2013 on april 6. Dandelions are blooming and several of my hives had drawn comb in the feeding shims and started to store nectar. I guess i better get ready for swarm calls. I always...
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    swarm in maryland

    I went thru thru a couple hives for the first time this year on Friday 4/1. I was very surprised to see 1 hive had several swarm cells. i looked for the queen so i could split her out, but couldn't...
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    Re: 55 gallon drum hive removal

    if you want to remove them, try using a multitool to cut the drum open. lots of different toolmakers make them. I think harbor freight sells a cheap one
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    Re: Importance of inspection notes?

    I write notes on the telescoping cover with marker. quick and easy. they usually fade away over the winter, so they are ready for the next season
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