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    Re: Add more supers?

    If they are filling them add them
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    Re: Race of Bees and Color

    I have a pure strain they are called All American Mutts.
    :D
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    Re: All this rain...

    I would have to agree that it is a good thing. But if you have any weak nucs or swarms just trying to build up you better feed them.
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    Re: Queen Cells: Swarming or Dead Queen?

    I would check for a laying queen or at least a virgin this weekend.
  5. Re: Tree cut down - log with bees now in back yard

    If that queen is alive you will be lucky. My luck has been tree is cut or gets blown down queen is crushed between combs.
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    Re: Question about a new swarm

    Small swarm could be a virgin she will need to fly to mate keep her locked in to long and she is a drone layer and hive is doomed.
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    Re: When and how far to move traps?

    Wrong u are just fishing in the wrong spot it works
  8. Re: combined swarm with hive with queen cells. what will happen?

    Where did the 2 swarms come from ?
  9. Re: Caught a small swarm and now I'm wondering...

    Give her a week don't disturb unless you are feeding.
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    Re: Bees swarm 4 days after installation.

    Trees dont have screened bottom boards
  11. Thread: TF genetics

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    Re: TF genetics

    AH TO GO BACK TO Pre mites I would have 50 hives and working bees all day every day.
  12. Re: Put 2nd Box with Foundationless Frames on Today - What to Expect?

    It is that simple. This is or was a 5 frame nuc and there is a really good flow going Right now AGAIN I STRESS NUC JUST LIKE A SWARM. I am only 90 to 100 mile south of him. He has about 4-5 weeks of...
  13. Re: Put 2nd Box with Foundationless Frames on Today - What to Expect?

    DO THIS and think. Add the new box and frames under the old. When bees swarm and move into there brand new digs where do they start there comb building at TOP or bottom. TOP and they build down to...
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    Re: Field Mice in a trap hive

    I hang all of my traps on the whatever is easy for me. I am 5 ' 2" tall so maybe on my tippy toes with a 5 frame nuc with a small scab board 18" long with a 7/8 " hole drilled 7' max is all I do and...
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    Re: Mow grass/weeds around hives.

    I use old mud flaps from dump trucks so something similar would work.
  16. Thread: TF genetics

    by wadehump
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    Re: TF genetics

    I am in Jackson Ohio which is 8 miles from EXMAR. I have 14 hives that all came from caught swarms and cut outs I DO NOT TREAT AT ALL. My bees live and they die The last 2 winters that we have had...
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    Re: Should i re-queen a swarm?

    With the 2 past winters that we have had any swarm that is caught has to be doing something the right way
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    Re: getting swarm traps out can't wait

    Have seen about 2 weeks worth of orientation flights on the nice days need some warm days for a couple of weeks :waiting:
  19. Thread: Swarm trap...

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    Re: Swarm trap...

    Try these this is what I use.http://www.beesource.com/build-it-yourself/5-frame-nuc-d-coates-version/
  20. Re: Question: Small cell wax foundation vs. foundationless for bees raised on small c

    The bees know what they want and will build what they want. I am all foundationless. In the 70's I used foundation there were no mites or dope in the wax and the bees lived and did well you would...
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    Re: Bee Swarm in October in Vermont!

    NO WASTE OF TIME
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    Re: is this chalk brood?

    Doesn't appear to be chaulk brood looks like they starved
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    Re: feral bees in a statue base

    Do a search for cutouts or trap outs.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    1ST Swarm of the year. Hived itself in a dead out 45640 5/13/14 Checked them today queen is already laying.
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    Re: Speedy Trap-out?

    If they are in fact a swarm from that hive you can do the trap out. I would use a frame of brood that is all capped if possible as you have a virgin queen wanting to take a mating flight. You would...
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