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    Re: Trapping 2019 - success rate?

    I put 2 traps in my back yard. just stacked empty mediums with one frame in the top with some old brood comb and some lemongrass oil on a qtip in a baggie on the top. I set them out a month or so...
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    Re: Feeling ready, what am I missing?

    Oh, hey! Research stopped and actual hive activity started. I've only come on to lookup advice for occasional issues. Thanks for checking up!

    Things are good. slow growth the first year and all....
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    Re: Just starting out and not having fun

    How many nucs are you giving away? :D
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    Re: broke comb on first inspection

    Sounds like you're trying to micro manage. I'd leave them alone until the frame is mostly or completely drawn. Then you can cut the off center sections free from the frame and bend them back. If your...
  5. Re: Holy schnikies. 3 1/2 quarts in 4 hours?!

    :lpf:
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    Re: Thoughts on treatment-free

    Yes, I'm new. Yes I have chosen my path. All I said is consider the costs. Yes I consider splitting to obtain replacement hives free. I am not selling any hive products, so 4 hives is not more...
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    Re: Thoughts on treatment-free

    Jimbo, only you can decide what works for you. I only propose to confront some of the "logic" you will hear when entertaining arguments on this topic.

    Bees are not children. Any argument that...
  8. Re: How many of you have worked with Crazy aggressive colonies

    Will, not me in the vid. Thanks for your concern though.
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    Re: Queenless NUC - wait it out, right?

    I'm pretty sure everyone here will tell you to be patient.
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    Re: Beek wisdom

    Beesource says I have to type something.
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    Re: Front Range roller coaster - 2017

    God, I miss colorado!
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    Re: standing outside with head down?

    Maybe nasonoving?
  13. How many of you have worked with Crazy aggressive colonies

    Have you?

    Like this one? https://youtu.be/hfOwArQHltk

    How likely is it that I'll encounter something like this?
  14. Re: A newbie's first swarm removal: tell me what I did wrong.

    All my bees have stars Betty, you know that.
  15. A newbie's first swarm removal: tell me what I did wrong.

    I got a call today that there was a swarm nearby that a business wanted removed. I took the only empty box I had, an 8 frame medium. Took all but two frames out thinking I could put the other two...
  16. Re: Looking for recommendations on frames, wax, meds, (first order - newbie)

    I'm also a newbie. It seems to me that foundationless is the easiest. That's the direction I'm going.
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    Re: Convert screened bottom board to solid

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ninja
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    Re: What to do with funky comb

    Take foundation out of a couple frames. Remove both combs from either side of her frame and rubber band them into the foundationless frames as if you were doing a cutout. Take an edge frame out so...
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    Re: North Dakota

    58103, Fargo, Cass Co.
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    Called to a truck stop to remove a swarm from a tree. I was called out on the 16th. Manager said swarm was there the day before. Manager said that commercial bee...
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    Re: And so it begins...

    Just got called out to my first swarm removal... In the rain.
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    Re: And so it begins...

    They've got an entire empty box on their heads. Maybe I should have pyramided up all of the hives?
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    Re: And so it begins...

    Update:
    One week later, quick inspection to make sure things are going well. I especially wanted to be sure the package queen was accepted since I directly released her. All hives had plenty of...
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    Re: WINGLESS QUEENS

    I LIKE TO YELL TOO!!
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    Re: Foundation cell size

    Oldtimer, I don't think you were the one insulting other's intelligence.
  25. Re: Bees on the underside of the sreened bottom board.

    I thought we wanted dry hives. Doesn't excess moisture cause problems? chalkbrood for example?
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