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  1. #21
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    Jun 2013
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    Spanaway, WA
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    Default Re: 30 hrs after package install.

    I started them with a few cut down frames of comb so I could smell it from day one, but yeah fruitveggirl said they have a smell for sure.

  2. #22
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    Jan 2014
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    Newberry, Florida, USA
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    Default Re: 30 hrs after package install.

    Quote Originally Posted by tycobb48 View Post
    I don't know if you are resting the hive on blocks, or legs. If on legs I reccomend putting the 'feet' into cans or old margerine tubs with an inch or two of oil in them. I've had luck with that in the past and it is quick.
    They are on legs, and I may try the oil idea -- right now, my initial treatment with some Amdro tossed into the woods and boric acid tablets placed in toilet paper tubes (and partly buried in a mound of mint I planted -- both ideas from the douglasfarms link -- thanks camero7!) seemed to have worked. Haven't seen any carpenter ants, though the smaller brown ants are still about. Thank you!
    1 TBH, started 4/09/14

  3. #23
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    Dec 2013
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    Fayetteville, NC
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    Default Re: 30 hrs after package install.

    Try planting Marigolds around your hives.....marigolds are natural ant deterants
    Quote Originally Posted by fruitveggirl View Post
    I've tried planting mint and tansy by the hives. I haven't found that it deters ants. I know lots of people swear by putting their hives on a stand that has legs, and putting the leg stands in dishes or cans of oil. Water would work, too, but oil doesn't evaporate as quickly, and it provides a barrier the ants can't cross.
    Lance Andrus
    Fayetteville, NC

  4. #24
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    Jan 2014
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    Newberry, Florida, USA
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    Default Re: 30 hrs after package install.

    I'll try that, too. I like marigolds.
    1 TBH, started 4/09/14

  5. #25
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    May 2012
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    Roanoke, VA
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    Default Re: 30 hrs after package install.

    Catnip. It is good forage too.

  6. #26
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    Aurora, CO
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    Default Re: 30 hrs after package install.

    Great looking hive! I am hoping my bees coming on Saturday will be happy like yours.

  7. #27
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    Aug 2011
    Location
    Exeter, WI
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    Default Re: 30 hrs after package install.

    Quote Originally Posted by shannonswyatt View Post
    Catnip. It is good forage too.
    Be careful, though. It is quite invasive

  8. #28
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    Roanoke, VA
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    Default Re: 30 hrs after package install.

    Good think dandelions aren't, or my whole yard would be full of them. Oh wait...

  9. #29
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    Apr 2013
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    High Springs, FL
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    Default Re: 30 hrs after package install.

    My TBH's are looking good on the 3 day check
    IMG_1527_zpsadbd8d5a.jpg

  10. #30
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    Jun 2013
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    Default Re: 30 hrs after package install.

    Quote Originally Posted by mdax View Post
    My TBH's are looking good on the 3 day check
    IMG_1527_zpsadbd8d5a.jpg
    HOLY COW thats a lot of comb for 3 days! In addition to the comb i gave them they've made about 2 more bars worth. I think most of it was drawn in the first few days but I haven't seen much more yet. It's been rainy and they haven't really been interested in the feeder i gave them.

  11. #31
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    Jan 2008
    Location
    Easthampton, Massachusetts, USA
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    Default Re: 30 hrs after package install.

    Quote Originally Posted by cnt View Post
    HOLY COW thats a lot of comb for 3 days! In addition to the comb i gave them they've made about 2 more bars worth. I think most of it was drawn in the first few days but I haven't seen much more yet. It's been rainy and they haven't really been interested in the feeder i gave them.
    They are looking great. Still waiting on my package for my tbh

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