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    Will use the suggestions offered leaving the...

    Will use the suggestions offered leaving the hives where the are. My back is so screwed right now I couldn't move one box if I wanted to. It will get better but may be weeks and trees got to go soon....
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    I guess most people dont understand what a pine...

    I guess most people dont understand what a pine plantation tree looks like. These things are nothing but crowns. The tree will be sawed at the base and fell not like in residential where they are cut...
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    I will be hiring a insured and licensed cutter....

    I will be hiring a insured and licensed cutter. These two trees are what is left of a 35 year old pine plantation I cleared 25 years ago. About 3.5 foot across at the base and not a limb for 40 foot...
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    Pic is sideways but you get the idea. Big hives.

    Pic is sideways but you get the idea. Big hives.
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    I had planned on the one in full sun to tarp...

    I had planned on the one in full sun to tarp above it. 95 degrees in full sun is hot. Also I forgot to mention I run large robbing screens year around. Buy large I mean probably a hundred bees could...
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    Locking up a hive

    I need to get 2 huge pine trees removed before I start construction on my new home. Unfortunately two of my hives will be within 10 foot of where th workers will be. Running screen bottoms and...
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    Easiest cut out ever

    Got a call last week from a guy knew I kept bees. Seems they were clearing out a shed behind a hospices office and a hive had taken residence inside an inverted med cabinet. After looking at them I...
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    The hive on wood stand is standard Warre box size...

    The hive on wood stand is standard Warre box size with frames to match. 3 of the boxes are from the old Bee Thanking store on fact. I took Lang deep frames and cut down. The hive on blocks as well as...
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    Almost on the Arkansas Lousiana line. Calling for...

    Almost on the Arkansas Lousiana line. Calling for heavy rain next 3 or 4 days but I'll take it. Unlike other parts of the state it's getting dry. 10 miles west they had over an inch last week. I got...
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    Its robbing time!

    Couldn't help but brag. Flow in S. Arkansas is basically over so went into 2 of my 3 hives this weekend both to grab honey and last check for swarm. Both hives had less than 2 empty frames so added...
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    Yep they love bahia grass pollen.

    Yep they love bahia grass pollen.
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    Well the bee gods were shining down on me this...

    Well the bee gods were shining down on me this weekend. I found and killed the evil queen Friday about 3pm, took a single sheet of news paper and layed it across the top of the hive, layed a queen...
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    When you add the second box I find hit the bees...

    When you add the second box I find hit the bees move down better if you take at least one frame from the original box and move it down to the new one. It seems to give him more incentive. I would not...
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    If I'm understanding right you took a Warre box...

    If I'm understanding right you took a Warre box with just top bars and installed a package with queen then added like box above it correct? If so it want make any difference as unless you have a...
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    Old timer I certainly understand what you're...

    Old timer I certainly understand what you're saying. Last time I went threw it there were certainly 2 brood boxes. This is only my 3ed year so I haven't made 1st base yet. Basic contention is that...
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    Excellent advice. At least I wouldnt be directly...

    Excellent advice. At least I wouldnt be directly in the horde for very long. Last time in I took seriously over 100 stings in my Vail rim alone. Wear a hat under it. I'm a fast learner!lol Think they...
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    Newspaper and excluder combine

    I posted earlier about a large super hot hive I'm going to requeen. I know there's a good chance as Evil as they are she will be killed but I got a spair nuke with what appears to be a nice queen....
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    Well so far so good. I went into both the...

    Well so far so good. I went into both the original hive where my queen starved and the nuke I made with a couple of the cells. A nice fat queen in both now sporting a florence pink dot! Less than a...
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    Well I got 3 hives all within 50 yards that have...

    Well I got 3 hives all within 50 yards that have really sweet girls in them and just the one evil hive. Hopefully the law of averages works out.... but probably not!lol Just how would you go about...
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    Requeen from nuke

    Well I quit feeding to soon. My favorite Koehnen queen along with about 1/4 of the workers died about a week ago. Pears had bloomed and had been feeding them heavy so I figured they would be ok. Not....
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    Toung oil

    Toung oil
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    LOL that's 6 cups pure sugar before I add water....

    LOL that's 6 cups pure sugar before I add water. Fat bee man type feeder I just got a old Tupperware bowel for reservoir.
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    Oh I got the bees and comb. Just don't want to...

    Oh I got the bees and comb. Just don't want to fill them up with sugar. They will take 6 cups of sugar a day pluse who knows how much more but that's all my homemade top feeder holds. Its empty the...
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    Over feeding before Spring flow

    I went through two of my hives today for the second time this year. I went through them the first time about 3 weeks ago when we had several days the 70s. Two of them were already starting to explode...
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    C. F. Koehnen again. Got a package last year with...

    C. F. Koehnen again. Got a package last year with queen and a queen for split. Both hives doing great as of today and up until late fall worked them in shorts and that's it. Call them my sweet bees....
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