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    Re: Package re-queening question

    Another alternative, if in doubt about the possibility of a virgin arriving with the package.
    Take the whole thing across the yard and shake all of the bees out. The only bees that are likely to...
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    Re: No new comb in the fall???

    I can’t speak to Indiana but here I cannot get comb drawn after mid June.
    There seems to be something stimulative about a natural nectar flow. I can supplementally feed them with sugar syrup and...
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    Re: why do my bees become ever more gentle?

    I work my bees without gloves, wearing a short sleeved shirt much of the spring.
    In the fall....long sleeves and gloves.
    Mine are always MUCH less aggressive during a nectar flow.
  4. Re: This is giving me a splitting headache....pardon the pun....photo

    No doubt but I placed that queen cage 48 hours before that photo was taken......and 9 days after a queen last had access.
    Thanks for giving me an out....but I think this is another time for me to...
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    Re: The Disposition Of Scout Bees

    My observation as well.
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    Re: The Disposition Of Scout Bees

    On occasion I have seen a couple of dozen bees appear to take up residence in a trap and then try to defend it. If a swarm didnít move in, I always believed that these were scout bees that were on a...
  7. Re: This is giving me a splitting headache....pardon the pun....photo

    I’ve thought about this. As hard as it is for me to accept, the only rational conclusion that I can draw is that those cells were already started when I originally placed that cage….and I simply...
  8. Re: This is giving me a splitting headache....pardon the pun....photo

    I know that there is a logical explanation but I have no idea what that explanation is. For the time being....divine intervention sounds as plausible as anything else. :)
  9. Re: This is giving me a splitting headache....pardon the pun....photo

    These are nuc queen excluders…metal mesh in a wooden frame. No way a queen could shove her abdomen far enough into them to lay an egg on the frame above.
    No second queen.
    The whole idea that...
  10. Re: This is giving me a splitting headache....pardon the pun....photo

    Just those two. None in the bottom box.
  11. Re: This is giving me a splitting headache....pardon the pun....photo

    Not likely. The old queen was definitely in the lower box...I checked. I can't imagine her passing through a qe fault, laying two eggs and returning to the bottom through the fault.
  12. Re: This is giving me a splitting headache....pardon the pun....photo

    Cut the queen cells, uncapped the cage.
    I'll check this afternoon or tomorrow to see if she's accepted.
  13. This is giving me a splitting headache....pardon the pun....photo

    Very surprising. I got 16 mated queens last week. A week before I did a semi split of the hives. I divided the resources between the top and bottom deeps, placed the original queens in the bottom and...
  14. Re: Mixing sugar syrup - 20 gallons at a time -video

    Frank, take a look at 5:55.
  15. Re: Effective to simply keep cutting out swarm cells?

    In my experience they will inevitably build a swarm cell in an out of the way spot...and I will overlook it.
    For me it isn't a good strategy.
  16. Mixing sugar syrup - 20 gallons at a time -video

    Your beekeeping enterprise is expanding. Mixing sugar syrup to feed bees in 5 gallon pails is no longer working. Yet you arenít ready to buy it by the tanker load. This is a relatively simple way to...
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    Re: Brushy mountain wood ware

    Yes. Time consuming and boring for me. Yet I've met people who love to paint. It takes all sorts.
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    Re: Brushy mountain wood ware

    I'm glad that there are some here who like to work with wood. I don't. Add to it that I have enough already on my plate. The idea that you like to do it and therefore everyone else should is a bit...
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    Re: treating a queenlees hive

    I would wait until the new queen has mated and just begun to lay. I am reluctant to add any unnecessary, potentially disruptive activities until the whole queen issue has settled.
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    Re: Murphy North Carolina

    I keep a yard west of Franklin at about 3500 ft and sourwood there begins blooming at the end of June.
  21. Thread: Acorn Frames

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    Re: Acorn Frames

    You might look at the Pierco website. I ordered about two hundred triple waxed...shipping included in the price. Ordered last Sunday. Scheduled to arrive next Tuesday.
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    Re: Trapping 2020 - success rate?

    Iíve gotten 3 in my two trap locations and 6 in stored equipment.
    This one was unintended but welcome.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un6j8ieYxl8
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    Re: Selling five frame Nucs.

    If you are selling nucs and they are buying nucs....they'd be hard pressed to look down their noses at you....in my opinion.
  24. Ya never know where that swarm will end up!

    Ok…my apologies in advance but another swarm video. As it moved into some boxes on the back deck of my house, I couldn’t resist recording.
    Also, YouTube has been automatically reducing my uploaded...
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    Re: Selling five frame Nucs.

    I know that I’m old fashioned but when I sell nucs people bring their hives and we move the frames with bees and the queen from my box into theirs. No trash frames. Queens are marked. Seeing the...
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