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  1. Thread: Almost....

    by JRG13
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    Re: Almost....

    you have to control the suction or the vac will kill the bees. I use a bucket head home depot shop vac. No modifications needed other then buying a ball valve and some pvc/vac fittings to attach it...
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    Sticky: Re: EFB? Waiting on my test kit

    I don't see what requeening does... unless some bees are resistant to EFB? I don't know if that's the case. I do know I'm seeing it pop up more and more in old comb..... been doing cutouts lately...
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    Re: Commercial pollination brokers etc?

    The government hasn't gotten a grasp on anything yet... all that happened were laws were passed to actually enforce and amplify apiary registrations so they can "quickly" identify whose bees might...
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    Re: Mann Lake Failed Me - Best Premade Hive Box?

    Internal space in Mann Lake boxes is a little bigger than other manufacturers to accommodate their feeders and only losing one frame. If you try to put their frame feeders in other boxes, you have...
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    Re: Latest in Darwinian Beekeeping

    I got a swarm call for bees moving into an outside speaker....... those bees definitely didn't calculate their space requirements other than they all fit inside. The speaker is 14" tall and about...
  6. Re: How To Tell The Difference Between Emergency & Supersedure Cells vs. Swarm Cells

    There are no such thing as swarm or supercedure cells. Bees build queencells to either supercede their queen or swarm, typically the number of cells gives it away. Cells can be of different ages,...
  7. Re: Persistent supersedure attempt against a great queen.

    Gotta let it happen, she will fail eventually.
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    Re: Accidentally caught a swarm...

    just move them at night, what do you need to wait for?
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    Re: Moving Hives - just pure strength?

    I use a dolly, strap the boxes down and off you go
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    Re: What Happened to these bees

    Did you have any sudden swings in temps recently? It looks like a moisture or heat issue.
  11. Thread: Queen

    by JRG13
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    Re: Queen

    that's a queen.
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    Re: splitting hive myth

    Time of year plays a key roll too. Early on it's fine, but later in the season you can face a lot of difficulties.
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Litsinger,

    Search blue green horizons and look up the queen throne. Easiest way to catch swarms.
  14. Re: Honey producer keeps making swarm cells--looking a for a better solution.

    I don't think they're trying to swarm, but 4 cells is borderline, but a strong hive should be building a lot more. I think they're trying to supercede the queen.
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    Re: Laying workers question

    Yep, no queen there.
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    It's a common point of argument for me.... I see it referenced all the time, even people saying, they had both swarm and supercedure cells, I didn't know what to do... Obviously they were swarming...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Location of the cell means nothing, there's no such thing as swarm or supercedure cells, there are only queen cells and your bees are doing one or the other.
  18. Re: Honey producer keeps making swarm cells--looking a for a better solution.

    How many cells are you finding at a time?
  19. Re: Understanding the difference between an inner cover and queen excluder

    Inner covers are used with telescoping covers so the bees don't stick the cover down which is hard to pry off since the overlapping edges make it hard to pry on. If you don't have a telescoping...
  20. Re: We didnt plan on catching swarms but one fell in our laps...

    take the excluders off and let the bees move up to start working the frames freely, once they start, then add the excluders if you feel they're necessary.
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    Re: JZ BZ plastic queen cages

    I never heat mine, but a little syrup goes a long way too
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    Re: Wacko Texas Proposed Law

    I think the premise stemmed from issues being brought on by hack removals and AHB and probably snow balled out of control into needing to pass some legislation to try to set some standards.
  23. Thread: Grafting Queens

    by JRG13
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    Re: Grafting Queens

    How did you finish them, in an incubator?
  24. Re: theories as to why my hived swarm flew the coop?!

    I always try to move swarms away from where I catch them. I figure they may have found a home spot already and may tend to go there if you don't move them from the area.
  25. Re: theories as to why my hived swarm flew the coop?!

    Packages and swarms don't like screened bottoms sometimes.
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