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  1. Re: Just caught a swarm from one of my hives with??'s

    I'm not sure about the pressure. I left the splits alone for a week, then I checked them for eggs/larva. I haven't been in them since. Maybe they just didn't like it that I split them? This rather...
  2. Re: Just caught a swarm from one of my hives with??'s

    I need help here...

    I made a couple of splits from a couple of hives a while ago. I took two frames of various ages of brood and the queen and put them in a nuc box. I left the original coliny...
  3. Re: First two swarms need advice on one of them

    Follow up:

    I checked hive one again on the 21st. Nothing changed. all cells that had eggs in them had multiple eggs, some had an uncountable amount. All brood that was capped was drone (bullet...
  4. Just caught a swarm from one of my hives with??'s

    I watched one of my hives swarm about two hours ago.

    I cut off the branch and caught the queen in a clip.

    Here's my plan...

    I will keep entrances open tonight leaving the queen in the...
  5. First two swarms need advice on one of them

    Two swarms moved in last week sometime.

    Notes from today's look

    Hive 1
    A million or so eggs in most of the cells that have eggs. Only a very few have 3 or less. most of the eggs are in the...
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    Swarms occupied dead outs

    Last year I put out about 15 swarm traps without any luck. This year I didn't put out any YET. I went check on some blackberry bushes and walked past 4 of my dead outs from early winter and noticed...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Two swarms moved into two winter die-offs. Last week some time

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    Re: Harvesting honey after using MAQS

    This is why this forum is so great...

    After reading the reply's I needed to find my notes to see just what I did that day.... I should have reviewed them before I posted my questions!

    I found...
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    Harvesting honey after using MAQS

    In August we treated using MAQS and I failed to check mite populations after the treatment. (this is a different issue). I had removed the supers as directed. 3 hives have died and I think it's due...
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    Re: unbelievable CL find with pics

    As soon as I read your post last night I hit CL......no luck here lol

    Nice score

    Steve
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    Re: Tosh

    Welcome Tosh.
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    Your thoughts on this Fondant

    Here is s picture of the label. A bakery near me was given this at a show they went to. They in turn gave it to me.

    http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr65/TX-fanatic/IMG_3153_zps5ae99c6e.jpg
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    9/14/14 fills a 10 frame deep

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  14. Re: Phrases I just wouldn't have expected to say till I started beekeeping

    Ya know....I can re-queen as fast as they can...Just keep it up...

    It may cost a bit but it can be done........of course I'm sporting a smile when I spout off cause she can kick me out like a...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Got a call today 8/22/14
    close to the ground. 54961

    I know I know......its late in the season but....I'll feed feed feed. If that fails I'll combine :thumbsup::)

    Because this is me second...
  16. Re: Upset neighbors. Must part with or move my hives.

    Sorry to hear your neighbors are upset. That really sucks. I also tend to believe that most people just need an education of the differences between honey bees and all the other stinging "bees"....
  17. Re: Vacuum Packed Honey in a Jar Experiment

    Please post pictures after a few hours/days. The outcome is interesting to me. I tried this with a pump that would pull 20" and not much happened. I only had it under vacuum for a few minutes.
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    Re: How did you get into beekeeping?

    A few years ago I stopped at a Honey Shack to buy a couple of jars for a gift basket. I thought WHAT $12 each?? ......you have to be kidding!! (I also was on a recon mission for the supplies needed...
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    Re: Analyzing sugar roll results

    >What if one did a powdered sugar roll and then, when finished, if you did an alcohol wash, would you find the other half of the mites?<

    I don't know, but a few checks with this technique would...
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    Re: Shafted on Shipping

    I knew someone here would point out I didn't include wear and tear.:shhhh:
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    Re: Shafted on Shipping

    A not so long explanation

    They have us by the short hairs....at 30 mpg we can go about 170 miles round trip for $20.

    I'll pay the 20 not to deal with traffic

    Steve
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    Re: Analyzing sugar roll results

    Actually Mark,
    Thank you for explaining the formula. I had no idea what the numbers were for. I am glad you did because I would have used the same formula with an alcohol wash.

    With what you...
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    Re: Analyzing sugar roll results

    1/2 cup of bees from open brood divide mite count by 3 multiply that number by 2

    I just put the formula in excel and plugged in the mite count.

    Is the formula wrong? I thought it is what I...
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    Re: Analyzing sugar roll results

    I let them raise their own queen.

    >you took a sub sample of that mite population and reduced it to a nuc where those mites were at a level for infesting a full size colony now have 5 frames to...
  25. Re: Stupid question: how many beekeepers are scared of bees?

    I'm not scared of them until I zip them in my veil with me.....
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