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    Re: I dropped my queen outside my hive in the grass

    Thanks.
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    Re: I dropped my queen outside my hive in the grass

    Joel, thanks for the very informative reply, and that's what I was hoping to hear. And I am somewhat familiar with what to look for even if you can't actually find the queen, but it's nice knowing...
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    Re: Basic Drone and Mating Question From a Noob

    Drones should be revered.

    Thanks
    b1rd
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    Re: Basic Drone and Mating Question From a Noob

    "DCA"

    I did just begin reading about that, thanks. So it sounds like it's up to the queen to distance herself from the hive then.

    I thought I read that the drones help keep the hive cool some...
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    Basic Drone and Mating Question From a Noob

    I've been trying to find a solid answer about the role of drones, but I've been reading different answers that seem to vary to some degree.

    The way that I understand it, the drones in our...
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    Re: I dropped my queen outside my hive in the grass

    Is this something that we might normally expect if this were to occur? In-other-words, would that pretty much be the case as long as the queen is uninjured?


    Thanks,
    b1rd
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    Re: Capturing Wild Bees Question

    Yet another thing that I would have totally over looked, and I am actually aware of the distances bees travel. It sounds like they'd simply go back home absent any reason to stay. I was also curious...
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    Re: Capturing Wild Bees Question

    Not at all. I came looking for some different opinions / suggestions.

    I also know that some people will get in over their heads too fast, which is what I want to avoid, so I appreciated the input...
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    Re: Capturing Wild Bees Question

    Thanks again for the replies.

    I do have my name on a list for 2020 bees with a person from our local Farmer's Market, and he said I'm looking at March. He'll even deliver and help install them if...
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    Re: Capturing Wild Bees Question

    That's sort of what I was wondering about, thanks.

    A quick follow up question if I can:

    Can I assume that bees need a reason to remain at a new hive, such as brood or a queen?

    What would...
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    Re: Capturing Wild Bees Question

    Thanks for the replies.

    This was a hypothetical only, as I realize it's a city park, with laws, the bees might be spoken for, etc.. And as mentioned, I don't have even my hive box prepared, so...
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    Capturing Wild Bees Question

    Hi, and thanks for looking over my question.

    Yesterday evening I came across a tree that had been cut down in a park and there was a 'Bee Warning' sign posted and nobody around. I looked around a...
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    Re: Swarm Trapping questions

    Great thread for a newbie like myself, so thank-you. This was something I've been wondering about myself.

    I've been wondering if these "Swarm Traps" were set out as an actual trap, or used as...
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    Re: Bee Hive Stand Question

    Very cool.

    Never knew about these and I was even trying to think outside of the box when I found the water heater table, and these are way better.
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    Re: Bee Hive Stand Question

    Thanks.

    I know it was just one person's opinion, but there were a lot of subsequent comments which seemed to agree. I'm not saying that I do, but it is something else I'll have to look into more I...
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    Re: Bee Hive Stand Question

    I was excited to show off my fea market find for $15.00. It's solid, 19" tall and it's the exact length of the hive body. It also had some slots in the center, and when I cut a couple of them out, it...
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    Re: Pre-Swarming Question

    Thanks for the replies. I sort of suspected there was more to it then simply replacing a frame or two.
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    Pre-Swarming Question

    Hi and thanks for looking over my question. I am brand new and still learning before I actually get some bees, but I am moving forward. Lots to learn for sure.

    I have been learning how to spot...
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    Re: Rubber Mulch and Bees?

    Yes, and nice eye.

    They send the answer with the following weeks challenge.

    Their answer:
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    Re: Rubber Mulch and Bees?

    It's from THIS site, and you might have to navigate around a bit, as I'm not exactly sure where I found it. It might have been when I signed up for their newsletter, with an option to have the queen...
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    Re: Rubber Mulch and Bees?

    Thanks.

    Also, I just enjoyed the free bees in the meter vid. Very cool how you guys can find those queens in all of that bee business going on.

    I do get a weekly "Queen Finder" challenge in my...
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    Re: Rubber Mulch and Bees?

    Thanks for the replies.

    I was already having second thoughts about the rubber after I posted this. I began to wonder about the heat during the summer months and potential fumes. I didn't even...
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    Rubber Mulch and Bees?

    I've been preparing a 5' x 5' area for my first single bee hive, which I should have up soon. However, getting the bees might have to wait until next Spring, but I'm not sure yet.

    Anyhow, I...
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    Re: Bee Hive Stand Question

    Thanks.

    I was actually looking at cinder block bricks just now and I'm leaning toward the "16 in. x 8 in. x 8 in. HW Concrete Block" for just $1.30 (Much cheaper than everything else i looked at)....
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    Re: Bee Hive Stand Question

    Thanks again for the replies. When I used google images to check out some DYI simple designs, I did see various options that should work. I also forgot that I'm able to buy colored cinder block, so...
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