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    Re: Anyone collect things like these

    PM sent to Jason and Susan
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    Anyone collect things like these

    Going through my uncle's place and came across these. I remember them having hives in the late 1950's and early 1960's. Give me $5 for packaging and pay shipping and they can be yours.
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    General Ant Problem

    I've noticed this year I have small black ants all over the yard. They aren't pestering my hives but they are everywhere and I would like to get them gone. What can I put down that won't harm the...
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    Is it a swarm?

    Went out back this morning about 11:00 and heard that familiar buzz in the air. Looked like and acted like a swarm but they eventually went back to the original hive but, they hung out on the...
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    Re: OA vaporization questions

    What Nancy said is so valuable and understated. There is a lot to learn about a hive from what is on the sticky board. I run screen bottoms with trays myself but the observations are the same. ...
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    Re: SHB Control - Illegal Substances

    texanbelchers, you could use a one liter soda bottle with the tapered top cut off and a funnel with a very small end inserted, so they can't find their way out, into the bottle and then cover the...
  7. Re: Mosquito truck spraying poison near my hives

    I remember reading here on the forum a few years back that someone built a misting system over their hives. Their reasoning was that the fine water mist would knock down/dilute the chemicals. Just...
  8. Re: How do you calculate your per hive honey yield?

    I don't see this as a linear calculation for the small time beekeeper. As you mentioned so many things can determined the honey output of a hive. If you have say 50 production hives you may want to...
  9. Thread: Sugar

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    Re: Sugar

    Here in our area a one of the chain grocery stores, Farm Fresh, run a sale 3 or 4 times a year for off brand sugar at $0.99 for a 4 lb. bag if you buy 4. Who buys only four? That's why they have...
  10. Re: 2 stings through suit. Swelling treatments?

    I'm right there with enjambres, first thing I go for is the ice and next is the Benadryl. Does it make any difference, I don't know but it's my procedure.
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    Re: Fume board??

    It depends on how many hives you are working with and how much time you have. I had a couple of hives I was extracting from 2 supers and others were single supers. I thought the leaf blower was a...
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    Re: Issues with bee removals

    Here is a video of someone setting up a Bucket Head to use as a bee vac. When I built mine a drill 3 additional 2.5" holes in the bucket, 2 near the top and the other mid way down. I tape them...
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    Re: Aluminum flashing or paint

    I started with aluminum but have gone to painting my tops. Aluminum can get a little expensive if you have quite a few hives, say 15 or more hives. Just build a couple extra covers so you...
  14. Re: Hi, I am back! And, I have a question regarding nucs.

    Sounds like you are willing to accommodate her needs which I think is great. You need to see what she has in mind. Is she going to put them in a 8 or 10 frame box? If so I would just sell or give...
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    Re: Need direction regarding swam cells

    Aunt Betty is right about running you out of wooden ware. I can't tell you how much I've spent on wooded ware this year. Well I could but I won't. Checked my stores, I think I'll make a couple of...
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    Need direction regarding swam cells

    I have a bees in a 10 frame deep with 2-10 frame supers. It's a swarm from one of my hives from March/April. Added the second super about 3 weeks ago because the other was building out pretty...
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    Re: When to remove entrance reducer?

    Don't know about you neck of the woods but around here generally in July. But this year here has been so screwed up I'm not sure when it will be.
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    Re: When to remove entrance reducer?

    Hey Brad, how well does the hardware cloth act as a robber screen or do you switch to something else during robbing season?
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    Re: Summer Tanagers

    I'm not worried about the number of bees they eat. It is fun to watch the catch them on the wing. It's been a rainy day so they seem to be flying a little slower or just. buzzing around the yard. ...
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    Summer Tanagers

    I've got a pair of summer tanagers working my be yard. Don't know how many they can eat in a day but I would rather them go somewhere else to snack.
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    Re: Keeping sugar syrup

    I freeze it in gallon cans.
  22. Re: Ok, hit me, screened bottom board hives....

    Not sure what kind of screen bottom you are using. All of mine have a plywood bottom on them and a solid "back door". The back door is for access to the trays or what ever you might use. There is...
  23. Need to move a swarm from a super to a deep

    Got a swarm a few weeks back. I didn't have any deeps left so I put them in a super. Now I would like to move them into a deep but not sure how to go about it. Put a deep under the super or above?...
  24. Thread: Virginia

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    Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I'm in serious need of a swarm control class. So far this year I have captured 9 swarms out of trees around my hives. Are they all mine, I don't know but most likely. I know a couple are because I...
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    I've got some hardy souls here

    One of the hives in the back yard is a swarm from last year and a small one at that. They spend the winter in a double deep nuc. and are now in a deep with a super. They are always the first out...
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