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  1. Bee Forum
    The whole situation is odd anyway. Small swarm moved in underneath floor of wood shop late summer - about 16" off ground. Been trying to keep them going to move them come spring. Have 3 holes in floor 1/2" that they can come up to get sugar syrup or work on sugar brick. That area is covered...
  2. Bee Forum
    Hi, first time beekeeper. On Saturday, May 30th I installed a new package of bees with entrance feeder, reduced entrance and screened bottom board into a 10 frame deep. On the third day some robbers showed up so I reduced the entrance further so only 1 or 2 bees could squeeze through. It seemed...
  3. Diseases and Pests
    Has anyone found any great solutions for controlling Yellow Jacket wasp and hornet problems? I've found powdered sugar works very well as an attractant, and I took the zapper out of a bug zapper light, and made a wasp zapper. (Very dangerous I know...) I've been successful in making a dent in...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    Hi, This is my first hive. I installed my package on Monday evening so I haven't even been able to open things up to inspect the queen cage or check for comb or the levels on the feeder in the empty second hive body. I go out several times a day to observe the bees' behavior and up until...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    I have some robbing going on in one of my weak hives. Could anybody tell me what type of bees these are? The ones with the shiny black abdomens are the robbing bees. I have identified them with the green pointers. Thanks much! Here's another shot of one of the robbers.
  6. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I am on the start of my third week of a screened-cone style trap-out on an old house nearby. It has gone very well, and I have gotten two hives boxes of bees from the house. The amount of bees exiting the cone has dropped to only a few every once in a while. The bees have been in the wall of...
  7. Beekeeping 101
    "Thou shalt not steal" - Video of robber bee A bumblebee learns why crime doesn't pay. This is a true story of "bee justice." Enjoy!
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