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I went out a couple weeks ago to find one of my hives completely over ran by insects and utterly destroyed. I wasn't worried about my second hive (have / had two) because I saw a few bees flying in and out.

I finally had some time to check on the one remaining hive, thinking I'll just split it and be on my way with two hives again, and just take better care. Well it turns out the second one starved with about 4 full frames of honey left and several frames with about 10% honey on each. The bees I saw coming in and out were robbers coming to clean up whats left. Now there is a ball of a few hundred bees eating up the honey on a few of the frames with no obvious signs of a queen.

My wife lost her job last year so I don't have the available money for more bees. I do have skills and if anyone is interested, I'd be willing to trade up to a 6 page, custom website for a couple nucs.

Let me know if anyone is interested, otherwise it looks like I might have to wait until next year and just plan the budget for more bees.

Thanks!
 

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I'm not splitting until July or I would hook you now. I do have 3 swarm traps out now with 10 traps to go. I will be more than happy to set you up with 1-2of those once they move in....
 

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I'd be very grateful, thank you Hambone!
No problem. Plan on seeing some good swarming activity in the next 3-4 weeks. PM you contact info. When I get some you can run down here and pic them up. I do require a package of Wright's Bacon with pic up's though. :)
 

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Maybe post on some swarm lists if the other offer falls through with Hambone. I wish you was close to me, as I too am a webdesigner, just not a professional! I created the sight in my signature link in PHP with a MySQL database. I just think it looks a little amateurish, or I'd trade some work (or bacon ;-) ) to have it dressed up a little!
 

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Unfortanatly in my area, from what the "officials" are telling me, they are starting to deffer swarms to the pest control companies instead of the beekeepers.

But would love to help you out on your site, always enjoy helping people learn more. I've worked for a few ISP's, Travelocity.com, and am now managing a PHP development team for a 3 year old startup.
 

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Unfortanatly in my area, from what the "officials" are telling me, they are starting to deffer swarms to the pest control companies instead of the beekeepers.

But would love to help you out on your site, always enjoy helping people learn more. I've worked for a few ISP's, Travelocity.com, and am now managing a PHP development team for a 3 year old startup.
Are they "defferring" due to AHB? I've heard that some states do not permit exterminators to kill bees!

""But would love to help you out on your site""

I just really need some CSS help. Trying to get the screen to look good in most browsers (IE & Mozilla) and with different resolutions. CSS's are bee-layout.css & bee-presentation.css if you wouldn't mind taking a quick peek in your spare time...
 

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Not sure what there excuse was. I don't think the person who gave me the info really knew too much about what I was talking about either.

But thanks to Hambone I'll hopefully have some bees if they swarm any.

message in your private messages about the website. Always glad to help people out there. CSS is one of my favorites, don't always get to play with it much these days though.
 
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