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    I tried putting a swarm in a top bar hive I got...

    I tried putting a swarm in a top bar hive I got off Ebay. I was not prepared, so no wax on the popsicle sticks. The bees came back out after they consumed the honey I poured in there.

    I proceeded...
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    Has anyone tried brushing the sides with paraffin?

    Has anyone tried brushing the sides with paraffin?
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    Yeah, you'd think I'd learn

    But I've got one more TBH built to Michael Bush's instructions. I'd kinda like to fill it this year.

    So...Hubby and I went to the local farm store today and purchased some extra hose.

    He's...
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    Got a swarm in my TBH

    So, I answer an ad in the local (ha) freecycle. Seems this woman has two nests of bees she wants removed. She says she's concerned about her grandkids.

    OK, so I go take a look. It turns out...
  5. Thread: Swarms

    by Judy in IN
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    The merry month of May! April is too nasty and...

    The merry month of May! April is too nasty and cold. I always got more stings in April.

    May swarms will have enough time to build up well.
  6. It's lemongrass essential oil. You can pick it up...

    It's lemongrass essential oil. You can pick it up at the health food store. They sell little bottles with a plastic-type top that only lets it out in drops.

    OR....you can get some on Ebay...
  7. I fed the swarm I captured because it was...

    I fed the swarm I captured because it was raining, was going to rain, and DID rain until today. They consumed a quart in 3 days.

    Now the sun is shining....and they are hard at work.
  8. OOOOH! How neat! I'll have to scavage up a clip I...

    OOOOH! How neat! I'll have to scavage up a clip I can do without.
    Well, it's STILL raining here, so I'm safe from swarms for the moment. I went ahead and brought the little TBH home. I'll treat the...
  9. odfrank, That is good to know! I'll use 3...

    odfrank,

    That is good to know! I'll use 3 drops, installed in the TBH today. Hopefully, the next call it will be ther right strength.

    Going to take a cake pan up, heat the beeswax, and dip...
  10. I have lemongrass oil, but it was at home at the...

    I have lemongrass oil, but it was at home at the time.

    I didn't have any wax--just the hive. I don't have a source of heat there yet, other than a propane torch or bonfire. We've yet to install...
  11. Darn!

    Well, the swarm moved BACK out of the TBH and back on to the wall. I went back today with a Lang and drawn comb and got them.

    This may be a problem, using the TBH as a catch hive. It doesn't have...
  12. Got a swarm in my store-bought top bar hive

    So, I'm up at Skyview farm working. I'm running the backhoe. Hubby wants to fix the field tile, and install a culvert across the creek. I get most of the tile work done, and we find out the tile we...
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    Shoot! Since you've got the package ordered, I'd...

    Shoot! Since you've got the package ordered, I'd go that route. You don't have to worry about moving the bees off the frames.

    You COULD catch a swarm, also.
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    Don't worry, Magnet Man! I resisted the pink...

    Don't worry, Magnet Man! I resisted the pink suit, and ordered from you!:)
  15. Thread: Linden Tree

    by Judy in IN
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    I planted linden trees at the farm. They are a...

    I planted linden trees at the farm. They are a beautiful tree, but very attractive to Japanese Beetles.

    Good luck with yours!
  16. Thread: Raccoons

    by Judy in IN
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    Well, I keep it in my barn, so if my neighbor's...

    Well, I keep it in my barn, so if my neighbor's dog is here, they have no business in my barn anyway.

    I lost a dozen hens last year to a neighbor's dog. I don't have much of a sense of humor left...
  17. Thread: Raccoons

    by Judy in IN
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    Special kitty food is what I use

    1/4 c. flybait crystals
    1/4 c. regular coke
    sprinkling of cheap dry cat food.

    My Vet gave me this recipe. I have a creek 1/4 mile away too. The name of the creek is Big Raccoon Creek.

    The...
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    It looks unanimous!

    Guess I'll try the jacket.

    Thanks all!
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    Why don't you just twist the knife and tell us...

    Why don't you just twist the knife and tell us how warm it is there. :cry:
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    Need new suit after 20 years

    OK, so I got invited to a Purdue Bee Day last Spring with a friend who is just getting into bees.

    I thought nothing of it...I threw my old white coveralls and bee veil in the trunk, and away I...
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    Well, I intend to use a fence, but I was thinking...

    Well, I intend to use a fence, but I was thinking of a strip of wood between the piece to be cut, and the sawblade itself. I will definately use a push stick. I DO like my fingers attached.

    That...
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    I will try the water. I would think it would...

    I will try the water. I would think it would handle it better than plywood.

    The wooden strips are a great idea. Thanks!
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    Does anyone know?

    If bees will chew foam insulation?

    I got some material from a window manufacturer that is unfinished birch veneer bonded to 1/2" plywood. Next is a 1/2" layer of blue insulation, another 1/4" of...
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    Aram, I'm familiar with cutting on an angle. What...

    Aram, I'm familiar with cutting on an angle. What I'm wanting to do is attach a strip of wood to the saw, so that I get the rectangle before getting the triangle.

    Stevedore,
    I checked with the...
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    How about a compund cut?

    I'm putting together my first Top Bar this spring. I cheated (bought one off Ebay) But, I want to make the bars triangular rather than having to cut and glue/nail a triangular piece onto the top bar....
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