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    Re: Lots of swarms

    Did someone see the bees swarm out of the hives.

    One year in the past I had my only hive overwinter in a medium.

    Split it three ways.

    That year I caught four swarms within 30 feet of that...
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    Re: My new bee hives

    So you built a saw mill ,
    what is your full time job ?
    Do you have plans for the saw mill?
    I have lots of trees
    I would love to make one.
  3. Re: Musings on one vs two brood boxes and use of excluders

    You can read it all hear on Beesource.

    http://www.beesource.com/point-of-view/walt-wright/
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    Re: To split or not?

    try this, but read all his articals walt is a good read.
    http://www.beesource.com/point-of-view/walt-wright/management-for-honey-production/
  5. Re: How to get my feral colony into a box?

    Try this,
    Drumming = Tapping or thumping on the sides of a hive to make the bees ascend into another hive placed over it or to drive them out of a tree or house. This will not get all of them out,...
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    Re: To Glue Frames or not

    I do glue my frames,

    But I also nail from the side.

    when prying a frame up it is the same direction as pulling a nail.

    If the side bares are glued down you end up with just the top bar in...
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    Re: Musings About a Top Bar Hive Apiary

    Tomas;

    Thank you for sharing.
    I have questions about your bees you say they are Africanized.
    I read somewhere that only a small portion of them have the really
    High aggression that they are...
  8. Re: Spring Planning NewBee needs lots of help (colony collaps )

    You have not said if you treat your bees or are treatment free. But from what you decribe you are on standard foundation and do not treat, have you read Mr Bush's book. This sounds like my start up,...
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    Re: Pseudo Name on Bee Source

    I grow grapes 37 different varieties and use to run road races.
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    Re: SHB & bee escape use

    Last year I used bee escape and the bees just would not leave I think the flow was over and they did not have any where to go. A week later I was still waiting and my son suggested I use the top of...
  11. Re: Musings on one vs two brood boxes and use of excluders

    I only know about Walts checkerboarding and it works.

    read all of his articals.
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    Re: Video of Honey Super Assembly

    [QUOTE=sharpdog;1197777]My boys have been busy assmebling supers over the winter. I thought I would shoot a quick video. Hopefully the link works, this was my first attempt with You Tube.


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  13. Re: Checker Boarding Success/Swarm King dethroned

    I agree, I have had no swarms for two years using Walts checker boarding.

    Thank you Walt Wright.

    Paul
  14. Re: Does heavy drone traffic indicate a virgin queen?

    I think you are wright on, I have noticed this in queenless hives. The drones you see are not brothers but from other hives, but just my guess.
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    Re: Do worker bees toot

    Ray

    Are you saying queens will pipe after they are out of there cell?

    Paul
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    Re: Michigan Mint Honey?

    The basswood tree produces minty honey.
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    Re: Bees in tree

    The swarm is probbably from the tree, you allready have what you want with out all the work of a trap out.

    Besides sounds like the owner likes the bees in the tree.

    Give him a jar of honey and...
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    Re: Processing and Packing

    Tomkat

    Why a three bowl sink?

    Paul
  19. Re: Bees on side of house. Can / should I hive them?

    eric and diane

    Honey seeping down the bricks,

    Is there comb built on the outside of the house?

    If so, you would be able to hive them.

    you will have to tie the comb into your frams.
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    Re: letting the bees clean frames

    If the hole is covered how do the bee get to the frames.
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    Re: Noise from the hive entrance

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    I reduce my entrence to 4" for summer smaller for winter.

    Helpes to retain heat. I am in Michigan.

    Helps the guard bees. Is my main reason.

    Paul
  22. Re: first swarm caught in a nuc, hopefully

    I would check them in a week, depending on size of swarm, they may nead more room.

    Paul
  23. Re: Reproductve Swarm Cut-Off point - Am I there (or close) yet?

    White wax is the cutoff.

    sounds like you are a week and a half ahead of mid Michigan.

    I got my first swarm, a week ago today.

    The start of main flow and and white wax are the same thing.
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    Re: New keeper, OLD hive in CT

    Welcome to beekeeping.

    First read (http://www.bushfarms.com/bees.htm)

    It is the best book I have read on beekeeping and how to keep bees.

    Next read...
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    Re: Never seen this before

    I saw this last year . the package come with two queens. I would hive the bees, that are on the outside in there own hive.

    Paul
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