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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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Mt beegirl
MICROFLEX DURA FLOCK DFK-608 FLOCK LINED DISPOSABLE NITRILE GLOVES, these are the gloves I use. They are thick enough the bees don't sting thru. Only stings is if I squeeze a bee. You can feel detail your hands don't sweat as much. I use two to three pair per job. Only problem is they will rip when you catch a nail. When I get honey covered I just wash my hands with gloves on and keep going. The neutral green color the bees seem to ignore. I use them exclusively because they are that great. Call a mechanic shop and see if they have a snap-on or any tool rep. And get there no. To see if they care them. I get them for about 18-22.00 per box of fifty. I use the large size because they run little on the small side. I have small short finger hands. You may use the med. Once you try them  iknow you will love them.  You will use them for everything around house. I even wash and hang dry ones in tub and reuse until they rip

They worth their weight in gold.


John
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: First Swarm!
« Last post by Dallasbeek on Today at 11:17:37 AM »
You got the queen, right?  You got a bunch of nice, calm bees, I hope.  you didn't get stung.  You didn't have to work real hard.  What's not to like about it?
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