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    Re: Started the long hive

    EXCELLENT Billboard!!!

    I have built a couple, and the last one is insulated. 2978229783
    These have both done very well.
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    Re: Hello everyone, checking in!

    Cool. Hope you have a good year.
  3. Thread: Beard?

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    Re: Beard?

    Avoiding something inside the hive????:scratch:
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    Re: bee parasites?

    Wow. I have no idea. Interesting though. Hope someone knows something about this.
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    Re: roof over hive entrance

    Yes. Many times, when building various hives, I have both; sloped the porch a little so the water would run off, and I have built many porch roofs over entrances. The bees know how to find their...
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    Re: Smoker fuel?

    The trick is to not only have something that lasts, and that burns good, but something that produces cool clean smoke. You don't want heat; just smoke.
    Dry, punky, rotten wood that can crumble in...
  7. Re: Swarm leaving when there are no queen cells?

    It seems sometimes the cells aren't constructed until after the swarm takes place. Did you say there were still fresh eggs? If so, the remaining bees can still make cells. Time will tell of course.
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    Re: WORTH EVERY PENNY!

    frysl; you must talk nicer to your bees. :) Sweet talk them a little bit. let them know just how wonderful you are, and how you plan on making their lives happy . . . before you steal all their...
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    Re: Three swarms, one location!

    I think, DR Beers, that you are being very resourceful. Use what you can until you get where you want to be. You did good.
  10. Re: trapout what to do with all the queen cells

    You did fine. You would only need a few frames (2 or 3) of bees to start another hive, but be careful in handling the queen cells. Keep them in the up-right position like they were in the hive, and...
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    Re: Whats going on?

    I agree. Take the frame with the queen, and another frame of bees from the original nuc, and place her and the other frame, with some new frames, in another nuc.
    Keep a couple of frames with...
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    Re: Too many Drones??

    I have had far too many drones in a hive before, and they eat a lot of the stores; depleting the hive.
    I found a hive this way after the drones hatched out. Since I could not find the queen, and...
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    Re: Three swarms, one location!

    Awesome. That is pretty exciting, and it never gets old for me. Love it.
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    Re: New family in the neighborhood.

    DanielD; Sounds like you might need to keep a trap there every year.

    There are some areas where I get swarm calls every year, so I know there has got to be a very nice casting hive around those...
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    Re: New family in the neighborhood.

    That is awesome JDMoodie. Wish it was that easy all the time.
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    New family in the neighborhood.

    Even after years of watching, studying, learning, and experimenting to gain more insight into honeybees, I still find it very exciting when a nice swarm moves into a manmade swarm trap. Had one move...
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    Re: What is plastic foundation made of?

    Good question. Don't know of any information on this.
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    Re: Should I remove stores?

    If your hive is full of bees, and you have that much honey, with no space to grow, and the flow is on, you have to do something. Either pull the honey, add space, or split the hive. Vance G. is...
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    Re: German Black Bees; any left in the USA?

    BernhardHeuvel; If they look to be Blacks, I will contact you. Thanks.
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    Re: Should I remove stores?

    You're so right. It is addictive. :applause:

    It depends on if the Medium Super is the only stores they have. If all you have is the Brood Box and that one Medium Super, then no, I would not...
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    Re: Help! Is this my Queen?!

    Doesn't look like it to me.
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    Re: Heated honey BAD for you?

    Absolutely not. I can't believe people put this kind of stuff out there. I would need to review the evidenced based studies on a claim like this, but I don't know all there is to know either, and I...
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    Re: Hello from SC

    Welcome. Have fun this year. :)
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    Heated honey BAD for you?

    My wife and I were having lunch with some other folks today, and the topic of "Honey" came up. The lady said that "honey becomes carcinogenic (toxic) when heated to over 115 degrees. I have...
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    Re: German Black Bees; any left in the USA?

    KiloCharlie;

    Thank you for this good information. I do realize, as well as the responses from others as they seem to agree, that the chances are very slim that a hive of pure black Bees could...
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