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 on: October 01, 2014, 11:39:02 PM 
Started by hvac professor - Last post by
you can extract now, if you remove the super. Do not break up the brood boxes though. they have been working on sealing those puppies for awhile now and that will help them through winter staying sealed is how I think of it. like the others mentioned I think. the worse thing is you are going to have cooler temps when extracting and therefor it won't flow easier for you, may have to use a bit of a heater or warm area when extracting, but everything should be fine. Now is the time to be letting them bee though and letting them finish up and prepare for winter as best they can though imo. langstroth hives look like they fit ok to me, but truth is, they do not, fit that well to keep out bitter cold or hold in heat, prevent moisture from seeping in, and widening the gaps even when it freezes and expands thus letting in even more cold and moisture.

 on: October 01, 2014, 11:30:35 PM 
Started by rookie2531 - Last post by
To me, it smells like what you would imagine the smell to be, of a huge larvae infestation eating all your comb and rotting in the bottom of your hive wriggling all over the place, frankly. not quite a dead animal smell, but a sickly rotten infestation smell. though that isn;t quite what a sickly rotten infestation smells like, it is what I imagine it smells it when I smell it.

 on: October 01, 2014, 11:29:57 PM 
Started by AL from Georgia - Last post by sawdstmakr
Welcome to the forum Al.

 on: October 01, 2014, 11:26:42 PM 
Started by GDRankin - Last post by
bee quick is a good idea, but you did evidently miss some, and they may even be requeening and restarting a hive now. you have to go take care of it for sure. Hard to say what you will run into for sure, but it could be just a little bit of cleanup and them in another area. Or it could be a whole new hive too. so be prepared I guess.

 on: October 01, 2014, 11:20:43 PM 
Started by GDRankin - Last post by sawdstmakr
Get some bee quick. After you have removed the bees, spray the cavity with the bee quick to discourage them from returning.

 on: October 01, 2014, 11:13:36 PM 
Started by GDRankin - Last post by GDRankin
That's kind of what I was thinking iddee, but since it has already been almost a week, I thought I'd run it by you guys.
The removals were done last Thursday and Friday, so if they were going to dissipate, I figured they would have done so by now.

My main concern is the elderly couple that live in the house they are now seeing bees. These bees in this area are pretty hot tempered in general, so I would like to err on the side of caution . . . if you know what I mean.

In fact, the second removal was full of as hot of bees as I've run into so far down here in south Texas. I'd say they dipped fairly deep into the AHB gene pool. The ranch is only about 60 miles from the Mexico border, to give you an idea on location.
When I took the first board of siding off the wall, it was like someone turned on the faucet, but instead of water, I was covered in very aggressive bees . . . and they just kept coming.
I finally got the bulk of them in the vacuum and seemingly under control, but geez they were hostile little rascals!
They had been there for a while and had a good deal to protect. (part of which is shown in the attached image) They mostly work the Guajillo (or Huajilla) and Mesquite in this area, and boy howdy was it some good honey!

 on: October 01, 2014, 10:37:13 PM 
Started by flyboy - Last post by flyboy
I am considering building a stand to raise my hives off the ground and put a roof over them as there is a [lot of precipitation here in winter.

Does anyone have pics to give ideas on how to construct it? I have 3 hives but will probably make it large enough for 6.

 on: October 01, 2014, 10:32:47 PM 
Started by Switchback - Last post by jayj200
And lord do not cover my mouth cause that's what evil wants.


 on: October 01, 2014, 10:27:22 PM 
Started by Michael Bush - Last post by jayj200
He Is right guns don't kill people.

It is the brainwashing 24-7 movies TV then something snaps.

If everyone was mandated to own and carry a weapon, problems would be diminished. cause those who perpetrate a given crime would be apprehended then and there. thus no misdeed

 on: October 01, 2014, 10:11:32 PM 
Started by AL from Georgia - Last post by AllenF
Only from February 4, 1861 until May 29, 1861.    grin  And back to the subject, welcome to the forum from another Georgian. 

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