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    Milk Can Bees

    I just picked up a hive of bees few days ago,in an old fashion milk can. There is a hole rusted in the top and one near the bottom that the bees are using for an entrance. I hauled the bees about 45...
  2. Thread: Bee Vac

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    Re: Bee Vac

    hello Holly, I'm on my second bee-vac. My first was of my own design using nested five gallon buckets. Bee losses were in an un-acceptable level. I then built the bee vac that is featured in the...
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    Hangar swarm

    On the 7th of May, I received a call about a swarm of bees that had settled in a hangar at the airfield in Durant Oklahoma. I went out and took a look and the bees were clustered around the top of a...
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    Re: Missed a swarm

    When I built my bee-vac, I was lucky enough to have a friend in the pool business, who gave me about 30 foot of cleaner hose. I can't imagine trying to suck up bees that high off of the ground with...
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    Missed a swarm

    I got my first swarm call of the season, today. I drove over to the ladies house only to find the swarm was in a hundred year old oak tree about 25 feet off of the ground. It was a very large swarm...
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    Re: Coyote attacks and kills woman

    In my experience, at one time coyotes along with other small furbearers were hunted and trapped for fur. As a more "politically correct" way of thinking emerged, the wearing of fur and trapping in...
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    Re: PVC hive stand?

    Thanks for the replies.

    I think that some of the respondants might have the wrong idea about what I was thinking of. I was considering something like the base of a chair with 4 legs each in water....
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    PVC hive stand?

    I'm still having trouble with ants in my hives. I would like to build some hive stands that I can put the legs in water to deter the ants. I have a wood shop and could build the stands out of wood,...
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    swarm recaptured

    This evening I was going out to the shop and I noticed no activity at my hive. A quick audible check, no bee sounds so I opened up the top of the hive (I'm in shorts and tee shirt again), my bees are...
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    Re: Amazing Bee Rescue in Atlanta

    I had a very similar situation last year. I recieved a call from a man who had a tree removed in his front yard. When it was dropped it was discovered that it was a bee tree. To make a long story...
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    Re: bee sting swelling photos

    I got stung on three times on the hand a couple of months back and my hand swelled about like the young mans. This is my second year beekeeping and I usually suit up, when I'm working with the bees....
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    Re: Anyone ever built a bee-vac

    I've built a couple. The first was my design using two nested 5 gallon buckets. I did lose some bees due to the lack of ventilation. Dadant sells one similar to the one I i designed, but theirs...
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    Re: Opening Hives at Night

    red LED light= bee's don't respond to that spectrum of light. bee suit (or in my case 30 dollar army surplus ammunition loader white canvass coveralls, full length velcro...
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    Re: Opening Hives at Night

    I have opened my hives at night a few times to manipulate things (feeders, newspaper combines, etc) I always use a red LED head lamp and try to pick a cool night. no smoke. I have never really had a...
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    box joint router jig

    When I first started to build my boxes, I did a quick online search for "box joints". I came up with a home built jig for use on a router table. Using a 3/4 inch bit you can knock out each end of the...
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    Swarmin in Southern Oklahoma

    I've been waiting all spring for my first swarm call, and it finally came yesterday. After a couple of weeks of wet cool weather, day before yesterday was a warm sunny day. I got the call a little...
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    Thanks for all the replies! Yes I started off...

    Thanks for all the replies!
    Yes I started off with wax coated plastic foundation, even when I had a viable hive, they would not draw it out, but preferred to make their own comb.
    Feeding the...
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    A few words of encouragement needed

    I am a first year beginner, with all new woodware. I feel like I have made about every mistake a person can make, but still new things keep coming up and biting me.
    Early in May, I did a cut out on...
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    Strange captured swarm behavior

    First let me preface this message by saying that I a first year beekeeper. I only new wooden ware and undrawn wax coated plastic foundation.

    Last thursday I was called to come collect a swarm that...
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