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    Re: If bees were paid the minimum wage

    Or we could use the Company Store model the Railroads used in centuries past, after all the bees are a captive workforce.
    They could be paid a competitive wage, but as Grozzie pointed out they only...
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    Re: I dont think my new queen was accepted

    That's good news. Thanks for the update.

    Alex
  3. Thread: RWeaver Queens

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    RWeaver Queens

    My Queens arrived on time and obviously in good condition on 05-05-20. I installed them that evening using the method described by Harry Vanderpool. These two photos were taken last evening 06-01-20....
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    Re: Arkansas

    We had a killing frost after the Blackberries bloomed which killed the new growth on the Persimmons and Catalpas.
    The White Clover has sustained the bees thus far. I have been wondering if the...
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    Re: HELP! Very Lethargic Package

    You will know in a few days which box she is in due to the presence of eggs in one box and you will only have half as many frames to search. :)
    Sometimes I have a hard time finding Queens on frames...
  6. Re: Did I catch a swarm? or is it just massive robbing?

    No matter how nice the hive is, robbers won't draw wax. That runs counter to their present objective.

    Alex
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    Re: Ouachita National Forest

    You're welcome. I think I will make a point next year to visit that slope where the Autumn Olive is growing. I's only about 6 miles, as the bee flies, from me.

    Alex
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    Re: Grub stuck on hive stand

    It is probably a Drone grub. Sometime during inspections the Drone brood gets damaged. The bees then haul them out. It happens quite often.

    Alex
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    Re: Ouachita National Forest

    The last ones I saw were in about '03.
    They were in a tree about about chest high, at the intersection of the main road and a log road where hunters like to congregate.
    The next year, when I went...
  10. Re: Preponderance capped brood necessarily leading to swarm?

    I think would open the lid and look. If you see there are not enough Nurse bees then you could remove the Snelgrove Board, but I wouldn't if it is not necessary.

    Alex
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    Re: Please help with some bee math

    I'm not that patient. On the day it swarmed I would go in there to see if there are QCs, if they are capped and how many. If there are capped QCs I would then leave them alone for about 2 weeks +/-...
  12. Re: Preponderance capped brood necessarily leading to swarm?

    I wait two days to place the Snelgrove Boards after the QEs are placed.

    Alex
  13. Re: Preponderance capped brood necessarily leading to swarm?

    That could have been me the first few times I read posts about Snelgrove boards.

    Karen, one of my favorite aspects of the Snelgrove boards is that it affords an easy way to re-queen. If you want...
  14. Re: 2, 3, 5, or 35 What are the least practical to get out of buying bees every year?

    And what have you.

    Seriously, though, I think a newbee should start with 3 if they can. Build them up into dbl deeps before Winter. Spend the Winter reading about bees while sitting near your...
  15. Thread: Bee club blues

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    Re: Bee club blues

    You must be as old as I am.
    I got my first hive from the mail order Sears Store. My first bees were a swarm given to me by a neighbor.

    Alex
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    Re: I dont think my new queen was accepted

    If your Queen is just starting to lay or there are not enough bees to care for large amounts of brood you will find small patches of capped brood which is normal and sounds like what you have found....
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    Re: Using a shaker box to find elusive queen(s)

    I have found that attaching white plastic QEs to the shaker box makes it easier to see the Queen. I used self tapping screws because I thought a nail might crack the plastic.

    Alex
  18. Thread: Global Warming

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    Re: Global Warming

    I am assuming this statement is sarcasm because of the question mark. I may be wrong, but I have included this because you may find it interesting....
  19. Thread: requeen failure

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    Re: requeen failure

    Cfalls, I know this is a small sample, but I used Harry's method and I had 4 out of 4 @ten days.

    Alex

    Edit; Oh yeah, it was my first time installing purchased Queens.
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    Re: Hive materials OSB?

    I believe Advantech also manufactures a sheathing called Zip System that is 3/8 or 1/2 inch thick. It looks like the same thing.
    I use Advantech for bottom boards and telescoping covers. It adds...
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    Re: Cuisinart harvesting?

    I have made Hollandaise Sauce in a blender. The friction from the blades heats the eggs just enough. What it would do to the wax, I don't know.

    Alex
  22. Thread: Global Warming

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    Re: Global Warming

    China has the lion's share of the known rare earth reserves.

    Alex
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    Re: Queen Dead On Arrival

    I have only purchased packages once and Queens once, so this is only an observation and I have no idea if it matters.
    The packages had no attendants with the Queens and the Queens only, had...
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    Re: Drone foundation for mites

    That makes for some pretty good, cheap entertainment, too.

    Alex
  25. Re: the bee genius...brought to you by Budweiser

    Check out, "Swarming, its Control and Prevention," by L.E. Snelgrove. It is available as a PDF, on line.
    This method has been about 95% successful in controlling my swarmy bees. You can also get...
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