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    Re: newspaper method with grocery bag?

    I just got done adding some slits with a small knife. I was able to tape the outer edges of the paper to the deep so that I could lift it without letting the bees out and then cut maybe 10 half inch...
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    newspaper method with grocery bag?

    I combined two hives late yesterday afternoon. I do not subscribe to any newspapers so in haste I used a paper grocery bag as the barrier between the hives. My afterthought is that it may be too...
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    Re: Foraging schedule?

    Oh yeah! Good links and thoughts> Thanks hedges for the start
  4. Re: Cut-Outs: Let's Talk Technique. Any Tips?

    Sometimes I take ques from the rest of the bees. They will often tell me where she is by their fanning or by the general directions they migrate during the later half of the removal - especially if...
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    Re: Foraging schedule?

    I hope folks get why I posted this here in the cutout forum.. It's just something I've been thinking about during cutouts..When will they return? What percentage by the time I'm done closing it up?...
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    Foraging schedule?

    I've been searching all over the web and can't find much published research regarding the time a worker bee spends in the field and returning to the hive. - percentage or ratio of a population in the...
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    Re: Question about newspaper method

    OK sounds like a good plan. thanks
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    Re: Question about newspaper method

    Just to be sure, I can do this with a part of another hive - not the entire hive..right? I have a recent cutout that has a queen but I had her caged for a few days so they wouldn't abscond (happened...
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    Re: Question about newspaper method

    Yeah, I dont want to cook them, nor do I want them to run out of food reserves, but I'm also wondering if they have an opening, won't they want to return to the original hive location (a few feet...
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    Question about newspaper method

    I am needing to join two hives for the first time using the "newspaper method" Only thing I'm unsure of with the process is whether or not both hives have separate entrances during this or is the top...
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    Re: Identify this wasp thing?

    Could it be the Great Golden Digger Wasp? http://bumblebeewatch.blogspot.com/2011/03/incidental-pollinator-great-golden.html
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    Re: water in honey

    Sorry. I guess next time I have a question, I'll remember to Google it first.
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    Re: water in honey

    Gosh. What was I thinking? Thanks old farts for setting me straight.
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    Re: water in honey

    Are you saying feral bees make garbage honey?
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    Re: water in honey

    I was in contact with the owner from the day the swarm made it's home. No chemicals here, I'm sure of it.
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    water in honey

    I just did a cutout with some new honey/nectar. the hive was pretty productive for only a week and a half of residence. I crushed/strained and ended up with a somewhat runny couple of quarts of...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Portland, Oregon here. June 4th through 16th. I and some others around here have been getting so many swarm calls it's impossible to keep up. As soon as the morning clouds free up and people start...
  18. Looking for beekeepers around Portland, OR that want my cutouts

    I'm getting busy this season changing pace from my less interesting construction business to more fulfilling ventures of honey bee cut-outs and repairs. I am in desperate need of finding beekeepers...
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