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    Re: My swarm is now in a bee tree

    Cut the hickory, cut the bees out and enjoy a summer of hickory smoked grilling with hot bread and honey. Yessir.
  2. Thread: Comb building

    by Jcarlton
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    Comb building

    We all know swarms are comb bulding machines. What is the most comb you've seen built by a newly hived swarm in under 2 weeks? My 6lbs swarm from sunday before last has 6 frames fully built and at...
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    Swarm caught Mt.vernon, In.

    Got a call sunday for a swarm in southern Indiana, ended up with a nice 6-7lbs swarm and they are doing great. Gone through a couple quarts of 1:1 and were bringing in pollen last couple days....
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    Re: A journey of my first Hogan trap out

    Martin, Tn is close to the kentucky line east of Obion county.
  5. Thread: Swarm removal

    by Jcarlton
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    Re: Swarm removal

    Some swarms have more than one queen, and even if there aren't eggs or larvae in the comb it's still their's and has their pheromones so it does help.
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    Re: Swarm Trap in Dallas, TX

    ^what he said
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    Re: Swarm Trap in Dallas, TX

    Yep, better get that swarm in a box with a frame of brood if you can obtain one.
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    Re: Opinions/Advice on Removal

    Check with thermometer gun and see where they actually are. Then work out a plan....the bases of those posts look like little hive entries.
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    Re: caught my first swarm today

    Awesome! Congrats! If you have skunks you better get that new hive a little higher or you won't have many bees tomorrow morning. Good luck!
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    Re: How far can the comb go?

    Sounds like trap out might be better for you and your clients and Cleo can definitely help you with info on trap-out. Good luck 3-4 years worth of comb and colony building may be a huge hive.
  11. Thread: First cut-out

    by Jcarlton
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    Re: First cut-out

    Second cut-out complete! I made a beevac out of a 5 gal bucket vac and two buckets. It was about as fast as a cut-out can go aside from putting up scaffolding and taking it down after. Well worth the...
  12. Thread: First cut-out

    by Jcarlton
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    First cut-out

    Was picking up some frames thursday evening and was informed of a call about bees on the side of a house. Made a call and the homeowner said thy had been there a week. Went to see for myself what was...
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    Trapout on our farm

    My trapout is shaping up nicely, this is my first and I can guarantee contractor bags, duct tape and a few well placed staples are worth their weight in gold for sealing off alternate exits!! Brood...
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    Re: Trap-out or cut out?

    Won't I run a high risk ruining the comb and killing most of the bees by felling the tree? I'd really like to save as much as possible, it's a good strong colony.
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    Trap-out or cut out?

    A co-worker heard I was looking to start beekeeping and told me about a tree hove in his back yard. The tree is dead, but still surprisingly sturdy. The only entrance I saw the bees using is about...
  16. Looking to trap out a few trees on our farm.

    I seem to find several hives in trees on our farm and those of neighbors. I have been reading up on beekeeping and several of the trap out stories on this forum and would like to know, is there a...
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