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    Re: Hope I still have bees tomorrow

    This was around 5:00 p.m.
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    Hope I still have bees tomorrow

    Went thru this hive today and after I put it back together this is what they did...It is 93 deg. that may have something to do with it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAruQ8TSOSs
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    Re: Solid bottom board plans available?

    I use this design they were very simple to build and the directions are easy to follow. I used both ply and 3/4 pine, and of course scraps I had laying around.
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    Re: bug in hive, not a bee

    Could also be SHB I had some in my hive last year after I put a pollen patties on them (SHB love pollen patties!!)

    https://www.uaex.edu/publications/PDF/FSA-7075.pdf
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    Interesting Inspection

    Did an inspection on my five hives yesterday, the first one was Nuc that I installed on March 26th and consists of a deep brood, and two medium brood chambers. Went into the first medium and I saw...
  6. Re: Advice for combining queen right with queenless hive

    I found three cells that were capped, I went ahead and put in another frame from one of the other hives I have and marked the frame so I know which one I added. The issue I have with the three capped...
  7. Advice for combining queen right with queenless hive

    Good day everyone, I have two swarms that I caught about a month ago, one of the hives queen started being a drone layer and they are just mean bees. I killed off the old queen and gave them a frame...
  8. Thread: Pinched Queen?

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    Re: Pinched Queen?

    I like this idea, not sure why I didn't think about that, the only slight problem is if I miss any queen cells but I am leaning toward this procedure. Thanks for the info.
  9. Thread: Pinched Queen?

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    Re: Pinched Queen?

    No I had marked the queen when I got the swarm.
  10. Thread: Pinched Queen?

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    Pinched Queen?

    One of my swarms that I caught has turned pissy, I went through the hive found eggs, larvae along with a couple of frames that were nothing but drones. The queen was really skinny so I am assuming...
  11. Thread: Queen cell????

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    Re: Queen cell????

    Sounds more like a Supercedure cell than a Swarm.
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    Re: Swarm Cell In New Hive

    Thanks for the info folks, I did make up a few Mini Mating Nucs this winter and have some older comb on a few deep frames I was going to cut it out and rubber band into the Mini Nucs frames. Maybe I...
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    Swarm Cell In New Hive

    Installed a 5-Frame Nuc on 4/25 into an 8-frame deep, added a second 8-frame medium two weeks later. Went into the hive today and found a bunch of queen cups in the bottom deep and one that had an...
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    Re: First sting to the face...

    Hmm that sounds like a Pink Floyd song :lpf:
  15. Thread: Burlap?

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    Re: Burlap?

    I bought a roll of Burlap from HD not treated all natural for 8 bucks
  16. Thread: Queenless Swarm

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    Re: Queenless Swarm

    Thanks Daniel Y, I was thinking the same thing and it still could be true, I did look pretty hard but I still could of missed her. They just seemed pretty loud compared to my other swarms that I have...
  17. Thread: Queenless Swarm

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    Queenless Swarm

    I caught a swarm on Monday, went through it yesterday Thursday (5 Frame Medium), did not see eggs, brood or the queen. The girls were very loud but not aggressive they were taking in syrup and...
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    Poll: Re: goldenrod

    Wild Mustard http://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=24460&stc=1
  19. Thread: Missouri

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    Re: Missouri

    5/2/16 St. Charles, MO medium size swarm on camper bumper very nice and easy boxed and left overnight.
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    Quick Question On Caught Swarm

    Morning everyone, so my swarm trap has some new residents. They have been in the 5 frame Nuc trap for five days now and she is laying up a storm. The box has 4 medium frames and one deep, the deep is...
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    Re: Swarms I Have Known

    In the past two weeks I have had six swarm calls I have caught two and have also trapped one from my back yard.
  22. Thread: Missouri

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    Re: Missouri

    Final got some takers to my trap at my house, small swarm but did find the queen, added a comb of stores and a frame for them to build on. Gonna let them get comfy for a few days then take them to my...
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    Re: Burlap Smoker Fuel Source

    I see that HD sell burlap I wounder if its untreated...
  24. Thread: Missouri

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    Re: Missouri

    I have two up and checked them yesterday both have activity in them, still not sure if one has moved in if so not a big catch will check them today.
  25. Thread: Missouri

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    Re: Missouri

    It's just that time of the year, plus that area has lots of older trees which make great homes for the bees. If you get tired of catching them let me know I can take maybe two more. :-)
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