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  1. Thread: Angry Bees

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    Re: Angry Bees

    I went into the hives at around the same time and approx same temps and conditions. I wonder if a skunk or racoon had been around the night before or it just was defensive behavior. I have learned a...
  2. Thread: Angry Bees

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    Well got suited up and smoker going and went into the hives today to take off the bee escape and some honey. I could not believe it, they were calm and wonderful to work with. I did not think it was...
  3. Thread: Angry Bees

    by Kevinpdolan
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    I did not use smoke and was not dressed for what I thought was a quick easy job-guess I was wrong. As some of the other people have said they must be getting defensive as I am stealing their honey!!...
  4. Thread: Angry Bees

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    Angry Bees

    Started 2 nucs in early June and they have been building up nicely with 2 brood chambers top filled with honey and bottom with bees and brood. I have worked with them only about every 2 weeks for...
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    Floors for nucs

    Trying to figure out what to put under my nucs when I put them above a deep brood chamber for overwintering. Do I use a normal nuc bottom board or the deep supers inner cover ensuring there is a...
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    Yellow jackets in traps

    I have begun to haul my traps in after the season here in south western Ontario. Only 1 swarm caught out of 31 traps was disappointing. Last year i had problems with mice in my traps, this year it is...
  7. Thread: Ontario

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    Re: Ontario

    seeing drones now but no real scouting activity around traps. anyone getting any swarms in traps yet?
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    Re: G’day from Ontario

    welcome ryan, i am sometimes up in your neck of the woods and it is good bee country. good luck in your adventures with bees and you can learn tonnes here.
  9. Thread: Ontario

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    Re: Ontario

    anyone in southwestern ontario seeing drones or any scouting activity yet? it is june 5th and i have seen nothing!!
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    Re: Upstate NY swarm's

    Sickdog, what do you think the fighting around the trap is all about?
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    Re: honey in trap

    Thanks for the advice, I will keep you posted on how this goes. I think our swarming season is still a few weeks away but am going to put traps out anyway. Since this is new to me I am trying spots...
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    honey in trap

    I am just about to put my traps out and have used one of last years dead out hive frames per trap. There is some capped honey in some of the frames and I am wondering if that will encourage robbing...
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    Re: Anybody Give Up On Reversing Brood Boxes?

    Michael what do you consider the right time to reverse? and when would you start supering in Vermont? sorry answered by previous posts which i never read before posting
  14. Re: getting started for spring in upstate NY

    Aran i am interested in you putting out your swarm traps this early. Have you had success in the past with this? How long have you had to wait for your first swarm in the trap? I am across the lake...
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    Re: Found mouse in hive

    Just a little bit of cheese.
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    Re: Found mouse in hive

    i helped it to join the deep sea sailors!
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    Re: Found mouse in hive

    i put 2 traps below the insulated top and presto i got a fat shrew - not a mouse. I will look in between the frames when it is warmer in a couple of days and see what damage. I will also put on a...
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    Found mouse in hive

    It was 16c today and decided to peek in top of hive to see if sugar needed topping up. I discovered a mouse nest and saw the mouse, or one of them. My question is,
    should I tear the hive apart and...
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    Re: Drawing comb and adding next super

    Thanks for your thoughts frus. I decided to add the next super as they were finishing off capping the super that was about 80% drawn wen I posted this so will see how they do on the new super. Being...
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    Drawing comb and adding next super

    I have a swarmed hive that is going crazy and has filled 3 supers pretty well in the last 6 weeks on straight foundation as that is all I have. My question is when do I add the next super? When the...
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    Re: Yellow jackets

    Kaizen, I will check this out. Did it trap any bees?
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    Re: Yellow jackets

    I completely agree, it is strange or maybe not, that they seem to be bothering my weakest hive. Will keep wqtching and maybe try the wasp trap idea.
    Thanks
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    Re: Yellow jackets

    Dpb, how did you find the nests and what did you do to destroy them?
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    Yellow jackets

    Looking at my hives this afternoon I noticed a few yellow jackets trying to get into one of the hives. They seemed to be getting repelled by the bees but I am wondering if there is anything I should...
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    Re: 21 days of a bee's life

    That was an awesome video and well worth sharing, thanks
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