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    I found this feral hive in a tree very close to my apiary. I hope you enjoy the pictures.(The pictures are right side up on my computer but sideways when I insert them here, any tips to fix the issue would be apprecited) I was hoping to find a bee tree this year to put some swarm traps close to...
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    Hello Beekeepers, I am new to the forum and work as a documentary filmmaker. I am looking for feral bee hunters or honey gatherers in California/Arizona/Nevada for a research project. I want to follow the "hunter" with a video camera as they explore natural locations in search of feral bees and...
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    I've been inspired to write this post after reading the thread 'What actually works to convince Newbees to treat mites?' and also because of quotes like this one: Please read this entire post before replying: This is a classic example of the oldest beekeeping misconception available; everyone...
  4. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I need help "encouraging" a colony to move up into a hive body. I relocated a large birdhouse which was heavily colonized (1'x1'base, 2' tall) to my bee yard. I did not have enough spare deep boxes to put around the tall birdhouse so I made a modified bottom board/adapter thingie by cutting a...
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    I helped start 5 hives a few weeks ago to learn about bees, I have wanted a hive for years. So afterwords I did some checking and found a feral hive in a nearby city that was going to be killed(I'm in north panhandle of Texas). So I borrowed a bee vac and went at night when it was fairly cold...
  6. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I have a small cut-out I did from a plastic bucket about a month ago. I had high hopes for them, mostly for use to requeen a different hive using them as a nuc. I got them set-up and gave them a queen. Two days after they let her out - off they went! Made off with my good queen. Little rascals...
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    I did a cut out a 3 weeks ago - took some feral black bees home to add to my 2 hive apiary. I'm pretty sure I didn't get the queen, and yesterday I took a look inside - I didn't see any brood, just workers filling the comb with nectar. But I wasn't able to get a really good look because the comb...
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