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    Re: Bees tearing down queen cells

    there is something they do not like about those cells.
    mites?
    smell is off?
    slightly wounded during grafting?
    chemical in the cup from manufacture.

    at some point the bees decide not to use...
  2. Thread: Smoker Fuel

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    Re: Smoker Fuel

    try the box instead of what you order in it. :)

    I cut cardboard into 5 inch or so strips , roll it into a roll smaller than the opening of your smoker. hold in you hand, light with a lighter...
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    Re: Bees not expanding to new frames

    running honey , the first pic has comb damaged by dragging it against the next one to it. That is how you roll a queen dude. take an edge one out then slide them over before pulling them out.

    GG
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    Re: Tool bucket replacement ideas

    empty 5 gall bucket, usually free. I have spent 0$ in 20 years of tool carrying devices for bee keepers.

    Sorry Ode do not over think this. :)


    GG
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    Re: 18 month plan - is it realistic?

    you could double or triple each year. split a hive, then split the biggest 1/2 again. then get them all to winter is a fine growth plan.
    the big rocks are the Queens and the Wooden ware. and the...
  6. Re: This is giving me a splitting headache....pardon the pun....photo

    often the easiest explanation is the one to put your chips on.

    GG
  7. Re: 2, 3, 5, or 35 What are the least practical to get out of buying bees every year?

    4 if you can afford it

    GG
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    Re: Newby with Horizontal Hive Build

    months is a better yard stick than weeks. When the hive doubles it Should be 1/2 transfered, doubles again 3/4 transfered , by then maybe 2 frames could be shook out.
    do you have pics of the...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Robert you are on the right track. I had 3 hives that were 2 deep and 1 medium, in early spring, bout when the pussy willows bloom with pollen, I added a deep of honey from a dead out, and a pollen...
  10. Re: Could you use screen to seperate nucs in a single box?

    there is shared heat with wood divider, and they will form 1 cluster 1/2 in each NUC side.
    if you made something Ideally it would need to be bee proof , IE no bees going back and forth. over ,...
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    Re: Hive Location (Backs to metal shed)

    LJ working from the back is my preference as well. When from the front My Bum is pointing toward the incoming field bees.:(

    I guess, plan a safe Bum place.....
  12. Thread: Funny honey

    by Gray Goose
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    Re: Funny honey

    sounds like it could get tippy.
    Do you want to stay 5 frame?
    do you want to get increase?

    2 deep and 3 medium, I would either split or move to 8 or 10 frame gear..

    Do you extract? if yes the...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Rain is GOOD, the die off is delayed by each rain day and the crowing increases. then on the first nice day they swarm....
    If the spots have produced, they should again.

    good luck Greg

    GG
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    Re: Caught Swarm - Nuc or Full box?

    could be lots of things , Not likely your hives.

    Lay Lines
    geographically a crossing spot.
    They often rest after a short flight, are there hives about a mile away?

    We had a cedar tree in a...
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    Re: Hive Location (Backs to metal shed)

    Light colored hives and wall, should be ok. North wind protection good as well
    Concur on the distance from the wall, be nice to work them from the back.

    Looks like a good spot to me.

    I would...
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    Re: Hive Location (Backs to metal shed)

    Kindly add your location and the way the wall faces.
    If you are in the UP of Michigan maybe good place, if in florida not so much.

    Put a thermometer on the top of a hive during the hot times, if...
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    Re: Global Warming

    on the fuel yes the "BTUs" in a pile of rice is less than the 100s of gallons of jet fuel. is it "right with the world" to use it to look??
    Maybe virtual tours can help with that.

    Same can be...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Hi Russ,
    couple points, comments.

    Smaller cavities would "requeen" them selves and have brood breaks more frequently,, both good things. I would think the second/third etc swarms from the Warre...
  19. Re: Can hive go from building comb to starving in three days?

    could have been the "haul out" many of my hives have a pile on the bottom of dead bees, If I get to it first I sweep/scrape then off the bottom. If not at some point the bees haul them all out. ...
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    Re: Global Warming

    Trin, Rather the problem is public education. People so easily accept the "experts" opinions. Trained to accept. Look today at the COVID experts, following their expert opinion almost puts us in...
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    Re: Global Warming

    Crofter, I did read the article and pondered for a day.

    IMO the same cadre of power grabbers went from Global warming to Climate change , and now to Population will destroy us. The first 2 did...
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    Re: Caught Swarm - Nuc or Full box?

    :)
    I am with you, I am down to 1 NUC box. Doing a combine, and 5 to 10 conversion to get 2 back today.
    Thought I had lots....OF 5 frame boxes, those little buggers are very handy.

    GG
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    Re: Caught Swarm - Nuc or Full box?

    if you have both deep 10 frame and 5 frame NUC be less disruptive to add a second NUC box, then in 3 weeks if move them over

    GG
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    Re: Plastic frames in a trap?

    So take 4 of his plastic frames , cut the plastic out fasten in the black comb, show him, set 1 More trap.

    If you end up catching 1 good swarm, value 125 bucks, his 4 frames for trying were worth...
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    Re: Global Warming

    ogada,
    the battery comment is for the Electric vehicles, in 8-10 years the battery packs need to be changed , as they are worn out. These old pack will require recycle as they are very toxic to...
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