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    Re: Wild bee removal

    A cut out is called a cutout for a reason. You HAVE to access the hive one way or another. Take pics and good luck
  2. Thread: Cutout honey

    by Mr.Beeman
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    Re: Cutout honey

    Honey that is removed from a cutout cannot be sold. It can be given away, but cannot be sold. That being said honey from "kept" hives can be sold.
    Feed the honey back to the bees and then you can...
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    Re: Cutouts leaving.

    Plan on 80-100 per hour with most taking 4-5 hrs.
    What worked well for me for over 6 years with keeping bees to stay is cage the queen for 3 days. As soon as you get to the apiary, let them loose....
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    Thinking of using Apivar....

    In Michigan, when is the best time (day,month) to treat for mites using this form of treatment? It states to use after the honey supers are pulled. It also states to pull the strips before 56 days....
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    Re: Feeding sugar during dearth

    There is a fine line to liquid feeding. Too much= honey bound in a hurry.
    Inspect often.
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    Re: Stacking Hives

    Inspections suck when the top hive is removed from the bottom hive. Confused foragers all over the place with fighting going on while trying to inspect the bottom hive, mad stinging bees....not worth...
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    Re: Wax rendering frustration

    Three words....solar wax melter.
    I use mine and the wax comes out yellow with no impurities other than a little melted honey which easliy washes away with lukewarm water.
    A course mesh (1/2"...
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    Re: Queen Introduction Question

    I have heard that if you smear a little honey on the new queen they will tend to her and clean her off. Supposedly, this will make the bees accept her.
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    Re: A swarm in July ain't worth a fly......

    I think the frames are in a good position for now.
    Shouldn't have to feed, but may want to ensure they have enough honey stores to make it through winter when the time comes.

    I'd wait a month at...
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    Re: Crystallized honey in comb - what to do???

    I don't see any other option but to let the bees clean them out.
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    Re: Inner Cover Ventilation

    Shims can be added over the inner cover hole then a quart jar feeder on the shims. This will give you the opportunity to feed and have ventillation through thr hive. If the inner cover does not have...
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    Re: Bee kill off in house

    Call a professional bee removal company and pay to get the hive removed correctly. If not your trouble are just beginning. Trust me it's cheaper to get it removed properly the first time and right...
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    Re: Largest Cut-out I've Done So Far

    Nice removal except for the headache. lol It was no doubt due to the heat and lack of water intake? A camelbak works excellent for this purpose. It fits nicely under your suit/jacket and can be used...
  14. Re: 'Amazing change' for Montreal homeless men taking part in urban beekeeping progra

    Great story.
    Over the years that I've been keeping bees, my Dad always asked what was the fascination of keeping them. I tried to explain it to him, but he could not imagine what I was explaining. ...
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    Re: One Angry hive

    Couple of things.
    Neither one of those smaller hives were ready for a second box. Simply too small of a population and by adding the second box with a feeder, there is too much area to defend....
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    Re: Crush comb from a removal???

    Place in a food safe heavy duty plastic bag. Leave outside to warm. Crush from the exterior and cut off a corner of the bag. Drain into your preferred system of filtering. NO MESS.
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    Re: Recent sting hurt like a mother!

    Smoke the gloves before entering the hive. It does help a little. They also make a thin cotton glove that goes under the latex glove which may also be a consideration for wrinkly hands. lol
    I...
  18. Thread: Bee stings

    by Mr.Beeman
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    Re: Bee stings

    Liquid Benedryl (double dose) ASAP after the sting. That and more stings to build your immunity. I used to swell like crazy and itch like there's no tomorrow.
    Now, I barely get a reaction even...
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    Re: Chased out of the apiary

    I have noticed that bees are getting more aggressive over the last 5 years or so. I'm really wondering if they are getting some Africanized traits up here.
    I probably removed 200 "feral" hives in...
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    Re: new late June swarm

    You mentioned sugar syrup being stored, but no mention of pollen. A queen is triggered to lay once pollen is stored for the most part.
    As far as feeding?
    They will starve if they are not fed. Bees...
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    Re: Swarm Split or Absconded

    Multiple queens in a swarm is not uncommon. I had 3 in one before.
    As far as some insight into the absconde, it seems you are using foundationless frames from your post. If so, I have experienced an...
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    Re: A very swarmy year. You too?

    Swarm calls seem to be down this year.
    Either swarming is not as prevalant or there are quite a few more beekeepers this year swooping in on the swarms.
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    Re: Charge for cut out ? Release form ?

    In my opinion, access them through the drywall. Easier and cheaper to repair. Most often you can re use the removed piece of drywall as the patch if you're careful.
    Old cedar tends to split real...
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    Re: Tree Trap-Out

    First off, the likelihood of getting all the bees out is slim to none. The queen is laying up to 1200 eggs per day. The queen will be the last to come out if she even does.
    Robbers will be from the...
  25. Re: Likely honey bound and hive trending toward swarm

    Pictures would help us assist you a great deal. Something else is going on.
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