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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    Russ
    The bees are active. I am not sure yet that I will get any honey out of all of them and if not, it would be a first for me though I never get MO average. Time will tell.

    It was exciting...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    russ

    Some of the old time book writers said if you could find a way to sprinkle or throw water on them they would go back or land.

    One other thing to watch (from reading only) is small nuc...
  3. Re: EFB is a major pain, but it's easily treatable.

    msl

    I agree, x2.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    I moved three swarms to regular hives today. One was the tiny one I took out of the tree. I had fed it three quarts of thick sugar water and it had drawn a six plus inch circle of comb spread out...
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    Re: My hives have some issues and I am lost

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    Again, I am no expert and might be wrong. My opinion is that it takes a whole bunch of nectar and honey to raise brood and for the hive to grow, they will need a lot and go through a lot. ...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    If they live, this is turning out to be my best year not counting the one from my hives. First year anyone ever told me about a swarm in their yard and three in a trap was most I ever got in one...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    Got another one today.
    https://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=56151&stc=1
    Cheers
    gww

    Ps trap has just been sitting there for the last 5 years.
  8. Thread: Missouri

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    Re: Missouri

    Ok
    Number two for the day. This one looks a bit more promising swarm size wise. Bad picture but bees are backed up going into the trap two ways, entrance and lid corner....
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    Pretty sure I have another swarm in a trap. Think it is small. I will pick up tonight.
    https://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=56139&stc=1
    Caught three here over the years. ...
  10. Thread: Missouri

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    Re: Missouri

    Found today, not sure when they entered.
    https://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=56137&stc=1
    Not much traffic but it is coming and going and no flying around to measure. ...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    AR1

    Me to a T.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    russ
    Some day I might carry me a little hand sprayer with a little sugar water on them and see if that really works to keep them busy and too fat to sting. It is what I have heard but never been...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    Clover...
    I thought about that and thought that might be my problem getting them to fly down to the box with out lots of shaking but they are one swarm for sure now.:)

    I would have took two if I...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    Swarm today. My opinion, probably from the trapped bees in the previous post to this one. None of my bees look like they are prospering enough to swarm. I have not been in all of them but this is...
  15. Thread: Missouri

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    Re: Missouri

    Today, from one of my hives. My bet is from the swarm trap that had bees in it over winter. My other hives don't appear to be doing that well.
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    Re: My hives have some issues and I am lost

    I again am not really smart enough to give good advice but give my impression.
    I would wait 30 days from capped queen cells before I got worried. I might wait a little longer even before making any...
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    Re: My hives have some issues and I am lost

    I am not smart enough to help you but do think that if you would put how long ago you made the split, we could see the time line and that may help with possible answers .
    Cheers
    gww
  18. Thread: Missouri

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    Re: Missouri

    Yesterday. Bramble, sticker bush, normal thorn bush, I used to know the common name.
    https://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=55973&stc=1
    I saw bees working this, blackberrys...
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    Re: Foundation-less frames

    A swarm I did not get to in time.
    https://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=55941&stc=1
    Except my swarm traps, I run all mediums. I don't find the need to use any kind of wire....
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    Re: Foundation-less frames

    Abs....
    I got this from looking at options on michael bush's web site. I make my own frames and just rip each side of the top bar at 45 degrees with table saw before assembly. I have them in ten...
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    Re: Foundation-less frames

    This is all I use. I am all medium.
    https://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=55917&stc=1
    cheers
    gww
  22. Thread: Missouri

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    Re: Missouri

    Hop clover.
    https://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=55847&stc=1
    I got a ton of it and have never seen a bee on it. I have see references where bees do like black medic and...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    russ

    I don't have as much experience as you now on hiving swarms. I do carry lemon grass oil in my pocket at all times during the summer and on new stuff that has never had bees in it, I put one...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    Well I caught two swarms. One in a trap and a tiny one in a tree. The one in the trap ended up being a hive and apparently bees entered it last year....
  25. Thread: Missouri

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    Re: Missouri

    The trap I posted with a swarm in it, the bees entered the trap last year and is probably ready to launch a swarm any day now. So not this years swarm.
    Cheers
    gww
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