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    Re: Hobbiest delema

    I bought 5 nucs this spring from a guy 15 miles from me. He had 25 nucs for sale on Craigslist.
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    Re: How far to go

    I just finished cutting the grass/weeds around my 10 hives with a weed eater 45 minutes ago. I made an effort to point the discharge away from the hives, but still ended up with grass on the front of...
  3. Thread: old timers

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    Re: old timers

    There is a guy that 2 years ago was selling his honey for $10/quart. He sells it in his front yard on the honor system. Last year he raised it to $12/quart. I was talking to him last week telling him...
  4. Thread: Two swams

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    Re: Two swams

    I caught two swarms 4 days apart, May 23 & 27. They were both about 5 foot off the ground but they landed in different trees 6 feet apart. After inspecting both hives June 12 and found different...
  5. Re: bee sting she really got me good this time...

    Yes, while doing a cutout. I had a small split in my glove on my thumb that a bee found before I did. I couldn't remove the stinger right away because I had too many angry bees following me around to...
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    Re: Been asked to do an aggressive cut out

    When I clicked on your link I got this message:
    "This content is currently unavailable
    The page you requested cannot be displayed right now. It may be temporarily unavailable, the link you clicked...
  7. Re: Newbie trying to get a hive to re-queen themselves

    Are my odds of success low with only 1 queen cup?
    Should I add another frame with eggs tomorrow?
  8. Newbie trying to get a hive to re-queen themselves

    I checked my hives Sunday and found one of my hives was probably queenless. I coundn't find any eggs, larva, or capped brood other then some capped drone cells. So I pulled a frame out of one of my...
  9. Re: A strange and somewhat useless observation...

    On my way to work everyday I pass a beekeeper that has been at it for over 30 years and I think he is in his late 70's. I noticed the other day he was in a bench swing watching his bees. He was close...
  10. Re: How long between a swarm and a secondary swarm?

    So does anybody know if 4 days is too close together to be from the same hive?
  11. Re: How long between a swarm and a secondary swarm?

    I started this year with 5 nucs of Carniolan on April 2. Then picked up two packages of Italian April 20. Two of my Carniolan hives are strong, the other 5 have not drawn out a full 10 frame deep. I...
  12. Re: How long between a swarm and a secondary swarm?

    These were on a 6 inch diameter tree so I sprayed them with sugar water real good and then brushed them into my swarm trap. When I came back they were all inside except a couple around the entrance....
  13. How long between a swarm and a secondary swarm?

    I had a swarm of bees show up May 23 about 30 feet behind my hives 5 ft up in a cedar tree. I have concluded that the swarm did not come from my hives. Today about 11:30 I had another swarm land 5 ft...
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    Re: need Carniolan Queen

    Walter T. Kelly Co. out of Clarkson Ky
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    Re: need Carniolan Queen

    Walter T. Kelly
    https://kelleybees.com/Products/#cat=333533323337&srch=&sort=3334&page=3330&category=343236353635373332303631366536343230353137353635363536653733
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    Re: Need some guidance on Carniolan Bees

    I was talking to my Amish neighbor today and he told me he had seen a wild beehive last year in a tree on his property which is about 900 ft. west from where I found the swarm. I have my beehives on...
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    Re: Need some guidance on Carniolan Bees

    I put the two missing frames in the swarm hive this afternoon, When I opened the hive there was plenty of room for the frames.

    I also looked at the bottoms of the frames on hive #2 (The one I...
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    Re: Need some guidance on Carniolan Bees

    Thanks Rader!
    I went back out after my first post to look again. I haven't opened the hives in the last 2 weeks other then just looking under the the lid to check progress on comb building. I plan...
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    Re: Need some guidance on Carniolan Bees

    I was asking if I need to put the reducer on now that it has already swarmed. Being that it wasn't a fully developed hive to start with. It doesn't look like they are guarding the full entrance now....
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    Re: Need some guidance on Carniolan Bees

    That thought crossed my mind, but what are the odds of a different swarm resting 30 ft from my hives.
    I just came back from my hives. I haven't opened any hives up, just observing from the entrance....
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    Need some guidance on Carniolan Bees

    I purchased five - 5 frame deep nucs of Carniolan bees on April 2 this year. I moved them to 10 frame deeps April 10 with 5 frames of foundation. I added the second deep as needed (approx: 70% drawn...
  22. Need advise on abandoned apartment cut-out

    I have cut hives out of logs before, but this is my first cut-out from a wall. I was told this hive has been there around 5 - 10 years. I set up inside the bedroom where I cut and removed drywall...
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    Re: Help with bee tree, Please.

    Here is a link for a bee club in Salem Indiana: http://louisville.craigslist.org/grd/3349081796.html
    I haven't been to any meetings yet, but plan to in the spring.
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    from Southern Indiana

    I am David from Indiana. I started with a package from T Kelly May 7, 2012. I also retrieved a feral hive from a friends house two weeks later. They had been in that tree for 7 years and had just...
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