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  1. Re: Advice on finding properties to place beehives?

    dress "local" if the guy you talk to is in jeans and you in a suit he will feel uncomfortable, and vrs visa. I normally am in Jeans and a T shirt. Go at a time to be non-int-eruptive, timing is...
  2. Re: Advice on finding properties to place beehives?

    any time of the year is a good time. discuss what you need and what the offer is. you need access and warnings about bear, skunks, spraying, shooting by the hives etc.
  3. Thread: Bee's Gone

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    Re: Bee's Gone

    when a bee is feeling like dieing or very sick, it is common they take off 1 last time and perish out in the field. also if they are "carrying" something they take them selves out of the hive to...
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    Re: Forget bees.... It is the cats.

    in the pic it looks like it has a collar. lost pet is my vote. Now weather those are, or,, should be pets is a whole nuther can of worms. looks young to me as well , a teenager cat, so like 10-11...
  5. Re: German Black bees in the Southeastern US actually Apis mellifera iberiensis?

    but where did the bees in Africa come from? IMO ,,well during the beginning of the Ice age the bees either perished, or moved south. then post Ice age moved back, two times for the 2 major Ice...
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    Re: Bee's Gone

    You can always ask if he sprayed any thing and at what time. Place a Strike on that Apairy, as in, 3 strikes and you are out. 2 for me any more. if your hives die there,, there is something going...
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    Re: Bee's Gone

    keep the comb "very dry" it should not mold. the pollen is fermented should either be usable or they tear it out and toss it on the ground
    the comb can be used in the spring for increases
    even...
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    Re: The right number of hives to keep it fun

    So find a bee club and offer to sell NUCs Split off your overwintered Queen and 3 frames of bees into a 5 frame NUC, give it a couple weeks and sell it. Gets you the swarm control and a re queen...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Greg,, I have several small ish hives 5 over 5 NUCs till late july moved into 10 frame gear, they widened out to like 7 over 7 or 8 over 8. This winter could be a real test, starting early like...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    I have 5 more to put Quit boxes on, and sugar blocks. they are the little ones I started this year maybe 12 -14 frames of bees in a 10 over 10 config.
    we Have snow here and was 25F last nite so the...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Pants down lifting potatoes... Resisting the image..... late to try this year, but in the past I have put stray and/or leaves on potatoes and carrots and left them till a mid winter thaw...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    They are adjusting the air flow, perhaps to match the cluster size or other perceived needs. Be interesting to see if they block more as time goes on and if they remove it in the spring.
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    Re: Hive in one hour

    Agree should hold a swarm, and then once primed should be a good trap. In the south likely no worries. could even use plywood scraps painted.
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    Re: Hive in one hour

    looks a little "breasy" If I was going to use the nails , screws and my time, I would just use "newer" or rough sawn wood. Here in Michigan, the Amish have saw mills scattered round the country. ...
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    Re: The right number of hives to keep it fun

    Good post LJ, close to My Option as well. How many is a somewhat personal thing, some folks can "be happy" with 4-6, that number scratches most of the places they need. At some level say 12-20...
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    Re: Oxalic Dribble Method

    With out 1st hand experience with a treatment method, A wise man would collect a paycheck and watch and see the results at a large scale at no risk to them.

    I read the whole post with this same...
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    Re: Prolific Propolisers W/Photo

    like what kind of products, I have a couple quarts and am looking at a way to turn it into $$
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    Re: Prolific Propolisers W/Photo

    concur they want less entrance. so they fix it. that looks like a 3/4 by 16 seems plenty, the bees will do what they do.
    GG
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    Re: Frame rest protectors

    I personally do not like the metal frame rests. I snag the nails when scraping and I "feel" mold, virus and bacteria "can" hide out behind them.
    I made some Cedar hive boxes which are very soft,...
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    Re: I need to move my hives. When is best?

    IMO first warm day they go back to the old location and will be dead on the snow. the field bees I am referring to. the ones that hatch would not be affected.
    If I had to dig a hole where my bees...
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    Re: iPhone Microwaves Causes Absconding

    :scratch::lpf: with me it is my frame grabber, lost and found 3 or 4 this summer.
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    Re: iPhone Microwaves Causes Absconding

    Would need to program " Bees leaving, please remove Phone" as one of the "modes" we are testing for. :)
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    Re: iPhone Microwaves Causes Absconding

    This would depend on several things. If In a call the phone is "transmitting" makes a difference transmitting VRS listening only. Also when you have less bars 1 or 2 vrs all bars the phone...
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    Re: Global Warming

    Where finite resources are a large issue and population has doubled so many times, future problem solving is made much more difficult.

    right but there are more minds working on the "bigger"...
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    Re: Global Warming

    interesting read i just experianced.

    History is littered with experts who predicted an imminent disaster of biblical proportions... and got it wrong.

    The intellectual godfather of today's...
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