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    Re: Please take a look.

    I have not but am going to on the recommendations of the inspector. I have no other beekeepers within 10 miles of me that I know of.
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    Re: Please take a look.

    I hope so. That hive is a 2nd year feral swarm that I caught.
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    Re: Please take a look.

    It was late afternoon when he got to me. He said he had several others in the aria he inspected before me.
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    Re: Please take a look.

    First time since I started. I have been in it about 5 years.
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    Re: Please take a look.

    He just called me at work and told me he was coming. In Illinois we are required to register our hives.
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    Re: Please take a look.

    Yes Queenright. Very health is what he said. Mite sample was with tooth pick. No venting at the top. He did not say anything about placing any meds inside. No beetle traps in it. I will take a look...
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    Re: Please take a look.

    He found a few mites and beatles. Nothing to get overly concerned about. Been about 2 months since I was in that one.
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    Re: Please take a look.

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    Please take a look.

    Sorry, been some time since I have been on this site. I had the state bee inspector show up yesterday to inspect my hives. He did it when I was not home. I got there when he was finishing up. Today...
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    How far away for feeding.

    I usually set my empty supers about 300 yards from my yard for clean up. Last year a couple of weeks after I ran into robbing on a couple hives. Is that far enough?
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    Re: First trap-out of the year

    Thanks, This is my 4th trap setup. This building has the potential for a lot of caulk and steel mesh.
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    First trap-out of the year

    I started setting up today for my first trap-out at a local school today. They are in the roof of a concrete and brick building. I will be using a Hogan style trap 10 feet up. Taking video and will...
  13. Thread: The bee gate

    by GOHoney
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    The bee gate

    Looks like Bayer is working on a new product called a bee gate. It is purported to apply Varroa defense as the bees enter the hive. Thoughts?
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    Re: Pulling supers this weekend

    I have talked with one of the local health food stores. They have a supplier and not interested. I will need to talk with the local grocery stores. I do have a craigslist account, I can put an add...
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    Re: Pulling supers this weekend

    Thanks sakhoney. I will check it out.
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    Re: Pulling supers this weekend

    So far I have sold word of mouth. I do have a couple of establishments selling it, but not numbers like this. I have 28 hives total. 7 are captured swarms this year. Letting them do what they can...
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    Re: Pulling supers this weekend

    If you get down this way Gumpy let me know.
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    Pulling supers this weekend

    To start I knew I have a good amount of supers that have been ready for several week. Over the last few days I checked each hive trying to get an idea what I would need to get it done in one weekend....
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    Woodenware suppliers.

    I'm in my fourth year. I am up to 26 hives and running most of the spring keeping up with woodenware. Between keeping enough supers on them and getting Nuc's and Swarms hived. Over four years I have...
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    Re: Queen laying in honey super

    Let em hatch and move on. I try not to run excluders and some times they lay a few eggs in the supers. I had to leave a few frames of honey behind last weekend due to small amounts of brood. They...
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    Re: One medium super of honey - harvest or not?

    Pull it and get the super back on empty so they can fill it again.
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    Re: New bees or robbing?

    I have seen robbing first hand, by mistakes of my own my first year. It is not pretty. I learned the hard way do not use entrance feeders. I have 26 hives in my yard now, 4th year and all live in...
  23. Thread: Brown Honey?

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    Re: Brown Honey?

    I pulled some frames of over wintered honey last spring. It was thick as molasses and very dark. Very tasty though.
  24. Thread: Clear honey?

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    Re: Clear honey?

    The boxes I pulled Saturday was 8 frame. I have several 10 frame and half a dozen more 8 frames to pull. It's been all I can do just keeping up with them this year building new boxes and frames, plus...
  25. Thread: Clear honey?

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    Re: Clear honey?

    Hot day, but I pulled and spun four boxes today. All of it was the clear honey.

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