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    Re: Requeening question

    If you just stick them in with bees who consider themselves a hive then they will probably kill the nurse bees, you could do a newspaper combine to give them some more bees, that's the way I do it...
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    Re: Requeening question

    DD... If you can afford a frame of brood and a frame of honey from the other hive taking one with queen cells out and starting another nuc, for a back up... if it goes well you'll end up with 2 nucs...
  3. Thread: Bee Hawk Bug

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    Re: Bee Hawk Bug

    I don't know much about rare photographs, I took this one with my phone... I have more of these robber flies than I want.. but, if the boys and I do better with the bb guns the flies around my place...
  4. Thread: Bee Hawk Bug

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    Bee Hawk Bug

    Anybody know what kind of bug this is??? Looks like a bumble bee, but it swoops down a catches bees as the get ready to enter the hive and carries them off.12278
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    Re: Bait Hive Worked! OMG please help

    When you get the bait hive, set it up next to / on top of the hive you want to move them into... whenever you are ready, good to wait until have capped brood... put frames / bars in the new hive in...
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    Re: Landing board angle

    I likem.. I make mine similar and will have to look into the tray thing. Good work, if it's needed or not, doesn't matter to anybody else but you. To each, his own...
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    Re: Installed first package today

    Buzzleblast, just up the road from you congrats on hiving your package. I got my first one from Rossman about five years ago they were mailed to me... I thought it was crazy to get them that way, the...
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    Re: One week old swarm. Need advice please.

    I had a similar situation, I caught a swarm and I thought something happened to the queen because I checked it about ten days after and did not have any brood.. but I checked about two weeks later...
  9. Thread: SBB slide tray

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    Re: SBB slide tray

    I started with solid bottom boards and migratory covers, had a lot of bearding and fanning going on.. so I moved to Screened bottom boards and has helped... The screen inner has a 3/4" rim on the...
  10. Thread: SBB slide tray

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    Re: SBB slide tray

    Yes... most SBB have a dado/groove so that you can slide a piece of 1/4" plywood in to close the bottom off. If yours dosen't, should be no problem making something that will work and better before...
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    Re: Raising vs. Buying a queen?

    If it's not priceless, it probably won't cost $25 plus shipping... buying everything takes the fun out of it. Start by just doing a split and let the bees make a queen or 2.
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    Re: help with a swarm trap

    Lemon Grass Essential Oil at the health food store use as lure. I've been lucky enough to catch 4 swarms in traps this year all about 4 feet high. I set them on top of fence posts and 55 gal...
  13. Thread: Extractors

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    Re: Extractors

    I don't know how much extractor you need, but I've got a Maxant 3100H... It is a great extractor and it will wear you out after awhile. I ended up taking off the hand crank / pully stuff and put on...
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    Re: Jealous new swarmer

    I've been beekeeping for about 5 yrs now, this year is the first time I have set out any traps... mainly, because I didn't know about them. So far I have caught 4 swarms in my yard, when I get the...
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    Re: Xentari application

    Where do you get Xentari??
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    Re: Fiberglass/nylon screen vs metal...

    If the mice don't eat it, in about a year it stretches out and gets stuck to the frames and whatever else...I put some as a screened bottom board over a large small hive beetle trap and the bees...
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    Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    Well, I can't take it anymore, so here's my 2 cents... I know less than I thought I did by measure of listening to everybody here on Bee Source... I have had bees for 5 years and am too dumb to know...
  18. Re: Transporting Queen Cells and Making Splits - Advanced Advice Needed

    No expert here, but I'd wait until the valley hive's queen cells are capped then then move the frames to the mountain. If possible make a couple of queenless nucs a day ahead of the planned move,...
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    Re: Hi from east of Baton Rouge

    Not real close..45 mins east of Pensacola
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    Re: Hi from east of Baton Rouge

    Hi Dagwood, I'm originally from Shreveport, but ended up a little east of the red stick too.
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    Re: Rain barrel as bee waterer.1

    An easy way might bee to put a pan or trough of gravel under the spigot and let the water drip into the pan/container of gravel...the gravel allows bees to get to water without drowning.
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    Re: 2nd Swarm Trapped Today

    Nice pics... I caught a swarm on a limb like that 3 years ago... after I took the chain saw to two pine trees... the wife said I had lost my mind..
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    2nd Swarm Trapped Today

    Started this year with 2 hives, decided to increase ordered 5 packages due to pick up the first week of May... made a big split last month and started a nuc to be safe... Trapped my first swarm...
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    Re: Tiny brown robbers

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    Here is a pic of the bandits... got home today and looks like I have caught my first swarm in one of the traps I set out... Happiness!!!
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    Tiny brown robbers

    I decided to feed the nuc I started a couple of weeks ago after checking in on them yesterday... the nuc has a
    one inch hole in the front and the feeder goes in the back... anyway, got home from...
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