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    Re: Connecticut

    Some things that I believe have been helpful to me in catching swarms in traps is making sure that at least one frame in the middle only has partial comb so that they have room to hang and something...
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    Re: Connecticut

    3 swarms caught so far...
    5/9- a huge swarm flew right into 2 deeps I had set up in Southington.
    5/17- collected a nice size swarm from the side of a car in Bristol.
    5/20- just missed a big one...
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    Dumb mistake... Insight needed

    After an injury that laid me up for 4 weeks I've been trying to catch up on things and I've just discovered a couple of bucket that have been in my shed for the last 6 weeks of so!! Such a dumb...
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    Re: First succesful trapout ... sort of

    Good times....:eek:
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    Any suggestions...??

    I was told that a swarm recently moved in here and the home owner prefers a trap out over a cutout. I've cut out many hives but never a trap out so I'd love to hear any suggestion on the best...
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    Re: Documenting a trapout 2016

    What size opening at the end of the cone do you recommend?
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    Re: Hello from Connecticut

    Be sure to watch some videos of installing packages to build your confidence in doing it. Get a solid plan of action clear in mind, otherwise you'll 2nd guess everything too much.
    Did you buy...
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    Re: Hello from Connecticut

    Welcome to Beesource! Enjoy the journey!!
    How many hives are you starting with?
  9. Re: Hello, just joined, from Middlefield, Connecticut

    Hello & welcome neighbor! I just discover your thread and hope all is well with your hives? It's been a tough winter!!! What type of hives are you running?
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    Re: Need Help! Just Inhereted 50 hives

    I found this info which was interesting history. Also mentions Cane Toads as a potential predator for your bees.
    http://outdoorplace.org/beekeeping/peace.htm
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    Re: Need Help! Just Inhereted 50 hives

    50 hives can be a lot of work to care for properly on your own, especially for a beginner. I'm curious as to who the bees belong to? Since you say that you have volunteered to care for them, is this...
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    Re: Need Help! Just Inhereted 50 hives

    Hello & welcome to Beesource!
    Are the hives up off the ground? In regards to the location of the hives, are they all together in one yard? Do you benefit from constant ocean breezes or is the air...
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    Re: Vegans don't eat honey?

    😅 This is good stuff. 😅
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    Re: winter porch canopy

    Try a small piece of tar paper stapled to the front edge of the bottom board and stapled a few inches above the bottom entrance. I make it the full width of the bottom board & I leave the sides open...
  15. Re: Will the bees complete sealing the unsealed honey in the spring

    It is really up the bees at the time they have it available to them. I have had some frames like that in which I try to rotate into the middle & right above my queen excluder hoping they will finish...
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    Re: Ever move a hive into the basement?

    I screened off the top & created an area outside the bottom entrance that is approx. 8" by 8" & the full width of the entrance. If there is not much evidence of them using it as a place to relieve...
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    Re: Ever move a hive into the basement?

    Enjambres,
    "When you say your bees are "pretty hygenic" - how do you judge that? Do you do the frozen brood patch test, or some other method?"

    I just base it on my observing the front porch...
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    Re: Ever move a hive into the basement?

    Thanks for the input!
    jvalentour, how long did you have yours inside for? Why did you do this experiment and what bad results did you notice in your experiment?

    My hope was to get them to break...
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    Ever move a hive into the basement?

    So I've decided to try and save a weaker hive by moving the into the basement before the blizzard. They are in 2 deeps with plenty of stores and sitting on a screened btm. board. I've put a screen...
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    Re: What the heck is the problem?

    I agree, definitely don't give up. Your probably providing the swarms I keep catching!!😄
    From what you've said you have both seen how rewarding beekeeping can be as well as how frustrating it is at...
  21. Re: Help getting through the remainder of winter.

    Ok, but let's say you have some weight to your hive but they've chimnied up the center and all the remaining stores are on the outside edges. What if it's to cold for them to move the cluster? To...
  22. Re: Help getting through the remainder of winter.

    What would you do with a large cluster hanging from the center of the inner cover? I've got a 2" feeder shim on top of 2 deeps with a 1" insulation board on top of the inner cover.
    I made sugar...
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    Re: First check of 2015

    rskenny, sounds like yours are okay, eating there way up through the honey. Might want to make up some sugar blocks to put on top frames as insurance though?!
    In my 3rd year here in Connecticut but...
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    Re: Artic blast

    How do you have the Temp sensors in your hives? Can you describe your setup? I've been considering doing that...
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    Re: Artic blast

    Awesome!!!😀
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