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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Beetle ID, issue?
« Last post by Nugget Shooter on Today at 04:51:36 PM »
Pretty sure not a SHB as I have never seen one, but have found one or two of these guys in the bottom board when pulling out for detritus inspection, twice found on the crystallized sugar water drippings and guessing just a beetle and not an issue. Only in one hive and being new one should always check in with his mentor(s) when not 100% positive. I looked them up and does not appear to be related....

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The problem is he's been playing the game from the other end.
It seems a stretch to me to say that someone who engages in crony capitalism from the business end is immune from engaging in it from the political end.

I hope he wins because the alternative is pretty horrible. I hope I'm wrong about him.

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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Time to harvest?
« Last post by Caribou on Today at 03:35:38 PM »
Ace, that would actually give me two deeps and two mediums as my current plan is to leave the girls their brood boxes and a full medium of honey. 

It is raining today so I can't do much.  The girls are all home knitting and they don't like visitors.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Time to harvest?
« Last post by Caribou on Today at 03:19:22 PM »
Thanks Ace, we have a local beek meeting tomorrow night.  I'll decide then.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Time to harvest?
« Last post by Acebird on Today at 02:47:39 PM »
If you have a fall flow in your area you might get away with harvesting the deep and putting the wet frames between the two brood boxes.  The hope is you can go through winter with two deeps and one medium configuration.  You will have to get local information on what to expect for a fall flow.  If you want to take less risk just put on another box and wait and see.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: First Swarm!
« Last post by Nugget Shooter on Today at 01:42:10 PM »
Great and nice and easy so far.... All my calls have been cut outs....
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: First Swarm!
« Last post by little john on Today at 01:36:46 PM »
Great news.  The hotel people are pleased - you're well pleased - a win-win all round.  Excellent.

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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: My new package bees swarmed?
« Last post by GSF on Today at 01:25:21 PM »


NO massive swarm came from a 70 day old hive. They were not your bees. Great point Iddee,

Flex, it may be swarming season up in your neck of the woods. If you have it put out a couple of empty deeps. A big swarm needs a big place.




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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: First Swarm!
« Last post by GSF on Today at 01:19:20 PM »
Congrads! Love it when a plan comes together. I could see the buts up in the air - you got her. btw, nice size swarm too.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: First Swarm!
« Last post by divemaster1963 on Today at 12:37:26 PM »
Congrats.
Isn't it neat that when you get there and they are at the perfect hight. Then when you pull out the box and get everything ready the caller asks if your going to put a beesuit on and you say naw. The look in there eyes when you walk up to the bees and stick your face up to them to look for the Queen. Then just shake them into the box while in tee shirt and shorts. That's when I start the education and then give them a couple jam jars of honey for getting the call. I also hand them  quality control questionaire and if they would be willing to answer a reference questionnaire and permission to use them as reference. Have gotten great referrals from doing this.


John
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