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    Re: Holy Laying Worker, Batman!!

    Yes,but have to admit the photo was staged.I moved the Q up to the eggs with my finger away from the miniscule cluster
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    Re: Temperament of Russian bees

    This comes up here at least once a year.
    My first experience with R bees was 15 yrs ago with Qs from a CA operation that was not a member of the RHBBA.
    Nastiest bees I have ever seen.
    Since then I...
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    Re: Holy Laying Worker, Batman!!

    Don't be to quick to judge.Here is a picture of a one year old Q in 2017 just starting to expand the brood nest in early spring.She did fine once she settled down but was superceded 2 months later....
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    Re: Caught swarm

    Depends on if they are in a catch box with frames or a 5 gal pail.
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    Re: squaring box corners

    I built a jig like Michael B's
    I screw 2-16 in cleats at exactly a 90 deg angle to the top of my work bench.
    Then,frame rests down,I shove the assembled box against the cleats,squaring it,and tack...
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    Re: Super Size?

    Think about what type of extractor you will be using.
    A 9 frame radial will extract 9 med or shallow frame per cycle.To extract deep frames,they are inserted tangentially,only 3 per cycle and have...
  7. Re: frequency to re-bait swarm trap (bait hive)

    Slow release tubes for swarm lure here:

    http://horizontalhive.com/buy-hive-bees/swarm-trap-top-bar-sale.shtml#slow-release-tubes
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    Re: shaker box what am i doing wrong?

    This is the shaker box to make.Slicker than.................

    https://youtu.be/asFnJgYDJ4M

    Give it a tap and the bees slide down.Twice the hieght.
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    Re: Help with solar wax melter

    You may not get much wax from old brood comb but the frames scrape nice and clean when they are hot out of the melter.The groove in a grooved bottom bar is a pain to clean.I bent some angles in an...
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    Re: Cut out 2.5 Stories Up

    Google tracked lifts.They are becoming more common in the tree service business. They can fit through a gate,set up on a slope and reach up to 90 ft.
    Anything can be rented for a price.
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    Re: Is this wax moth larvae?

    Copied from Ocean Beach Bees
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    Re: Transferring Brood?

    Equalizing is a process that some beekeepers with multiple hives use to balance all hives in an apiary site in the spring.In every yard there are strong hives that might swarm,average hives that are...
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    Question for posters/ morning rant

    "Bee Forum
    This is a general beekeeping forum to discuss all the various topics on beekeeping that don't fit in any of the other beekeeping forums"

    When Barry started BS there was one forum to...
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    Re: Floating Hive Stand

    Obviously I can't figure out the quote function.
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    Re: Floating Hive Stand

    There were some flat roofs but were rejected because of lack of easy access and student liability issues.
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    Re: Floating Hive Stand

    The raft is tethered to a group of trees and is pretty conspicuous so they don't seem to have any trouble finding the hive.
    If you mean " do they confuse the water for sky", no,they fly over...
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    Re: Floating Hive Stand

    Good spring flow.Fall flow better further away from the river
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    Re: Floating Hive Stand

    Hadn't considered this .The site is surrounded by water(swamp) and can be foggy/misty in cool weather.Cold air does settle in valleys
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    Re: Floating Hive Stand

    Edit: I am having the damnest time loading pictures and can't view them on my tablet.Maybe some one can reload them???
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    Re: Floating Hive Stand

    2019 update
    In Nov of 2017 it was decided to go ahead with construction of a 10x12 raft.Two colonies were installed but they did not survive the winter.
    When our 2018 packages arrived in April,the...
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    Re: Cleaning old foundation

    I started with wax foundation and when plastic was more available switched to that.Then when it came time to burn a couple of AFB colonies it became a problem.The first one looked and smelled like...
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    Re: Weather proof bottom board

    I made some screened BB from trex over 5 yrs ago and they are holding up very well.
    Predrill any screws going into the sides as the material tends to blow out
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    Re: Traffic Cone Bees

    6 in supers?

    https://www.trafficcones.com/traffic-cones/orange-heavy-duty-6#C6HD47339
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    Re: Is this Fence a Problem?

    All your hive work will be done from behind the hive.
    Make sure you have at least 3 ft.
  25. Re: using thermal camera to verify swarm trap occupancy @ night

    I can see how this would work well if you had a route with many traps.You could check with thermal image in the evening and,if occupied,remove.Replace with another trap.Save yourself a return trip....
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