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  1. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Went out hanging boxes, one of the first few nice days this spring. Most of these spots are way out in the sticks. The nearest rural house is 3 to 5 miles away depending on the spot. No tips or info this Vid (my video link at the end has all that) just enjoy the scenery on this one, and good...
  2. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I was getting questions and PM's on another group about Swarm Trapping so I made a video. I'm not a pro youtuber, i'm not a monetized channel, i'm just a guy in a shop, so be nice. I made this in one take, no editing so it's a little long...but i've covered all the basic points about building...
  3. Wanting to Buy
    Suits, hives, tops, bottoms, smokers, pretty much any and all of it. I'm a new bee keeper and can't afford new prices. Located in Athens GA. Will travel a little ways​ for the right deal. Call or text me at 706-614-9742 ,
  4. Beekeeping 101
    I don't have bees but have been very interested for a while now. I found a feral colony located in a small opening on the side of a small cliff. Its about 10-15 feet off the ground on my property. Obviously I can't look inside for signs of swarming. Are there any signs that can be observed from...
  5. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Urbanization Increases Pathogen Pressure on Feral and Managed Honey Bees Given the role of infectious disease in global pollinator decline, there is a need to understand factors that shape pathogen susceptibility and transmission in bees. Here we ask how urbanization affects the immune response...
  6. Bee Forum
    Mating Frequencies of Honey Bee Queens (Apis mellifera L.) in a Population of Feral Colonies in the Northeastern United States Across their introduced range in North America, populations of feral honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) colonies have supposedly declined in recent decades as a result of...
  7. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Found a large hive under a dead tree next to my fence line and have been watching it for a while. Two weeks ago I went to distract myself again by visiting my new backyard tenants when I realized that the tree had snapped clean at the base exposing the bees and hive. Of course the tree fell on...
  8. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    A little over a week ago, I got a call from my beekeeping mentor letting me know he'd been told about a bee tree that had been cut down. He said he didn't have the room or the inclination to cut them out. Well, being a new beek and thinking "how bad could it be", I told him I was interested and...
  9. Diseases and Pests
    Parasite Pressures on Feral Honey Bees (Apis mellifera sp.) Feral honey bee populations have been reported to be in decline due to the spread of Varroa destructor, an ectoparasitic mite that when left uncontrolled leads to virus build-up and colony death. While pests and diseases are known...
  10. Bee Forum
    Anyone keeping bees along this zone. I am interested in sharing experiences with other beekeepers in this area. I am particularly interested in going treatment free and in developing a localized line based on feral colonies. Regards.
  11. Bee Forum
    I was working in my hive recently and I was able to confirm that they are in fact, Africanized after I got them from a rescue/removal service. In all fairness I did have to go into the hive three times with about two hour periods in between each visit. With each visit I got a noticeably greater...
  12. Bee Forum
    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...
  13. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I'm starting a new hive by doing a cutout from a feral hive in a bird box. Its mainly an experimental hive. I wondering if it is ok to cut out the hive and put them into a brood box and an upper deep brood box with starter strips and leave them alone for a while? I have to leave the country...
  14. Welcome Forum
    Longtime lurker, new member. I've wanted on numerous occasions to comment on some thread or another and was simply too impatient to go through the membership process. Today I not only had patience, I also didn't want to comment on something- made it easier for me to join. I'm here in Los...
  15. Photo/Video Gallery
    Since this batch doesn't have a lesson in it I figured it belonged here instead.. It was requested of me to Photograph the Sunkist Cordovan I order for my Dad as a gift.. so here she is with quite a few other images. I apologize for any quality of image issues as I had to watermark... It's...
  16. Welcome Forum
    Hello new friends! I've been lurking on here awhile, figured it was time to get an account and say howdy. Originally from Arkansas, I've somehow made it out to Los Angeles and am a full time fashion designer, part time beekeeper. Yes, in the city. No, not on a roof top. At someone's house...
  17. Photo/Video Gallery
    Bob, one of my beekeeping students, moved a feral colony into two hives. http://americasbeekeeper.com/Bobs_bee_tree.jpg http://americasbeekeeper.com/Bobs_bee_tree2.jpg http://americasbeekeeper.com/Bobs_bee_tree3.jpg http://americasbeekeeper.com/Bobs_bee_tree4.jpg...
  18. Welcome Forum
    Greetings and Salutations: I am a hobby beekeeper from Richmond, VA. I've been keeping bees for over 10 years. I usually buy my equipment, but have built an observation hive of my own design and a bee vac and have done several cutouts in Richmond. After years of problems with Italian bees...
  19. Bee Forum
    I am trying to figure out the best way to remove a hive of bees from the damaged knot:s-hole of a tree. The hive is not large. I think I could vac out most of them but I am not sure how to get the queen otherwise. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
  20. Bee Forum
    Hey everyone, I just got into beekeeping this season. After buying some equipment and failing to install a swarm the first time, I have acquired some bees. Like an eager novice I think I bit off more than I can chew: I put up an ad on Craigslist looking for bees and a farmer contacted me...
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