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HONEYBEE REMOVAL / Re: Advice on dead tree cutout.
« Last post by ldeano on Today at 12:41:55 AM »
Thank y'all for the input. I think I am going to play it safe and drop the whole tree. I can't get any equipment to where the tree is so I am going to try tying it off to the two trees next to it and lowering it down after i cut it at the base. I talked to a guy that works in the tree removal business and he suggested this method. I will be doing the removal in the morning so I will post the results when I get done. Thanks again for all the help.
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How could this fail, its farming.  I don't know where you are, but around here you can rent fields.  I rent mine to a neighbor for so much a year.  I had an understanding with him before he got it, I have Crimson Clover and Hairy Fetch along with some other clovers and things planted, and I wanted him to let it get through the bloom stage and have some seeds before he cut it for hay.  That way it reseeds itself.  You would just have to see what you have to do where you are.  You may have to get the field prepared for the planting and fertilizer.   Check on the price of rent, seed, fertilizer, and other equipment you may need.   Another thing some beeks here do is talk to a local farmer and get farmer to let them to put hives on his land for a fee, money or honey.

Good Luck

Joe D
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RAPID BEEYARD GROWTH / Re: Keeping only a few hives
« Last post by Joe D on Today at 12:24:06 AM »
I'll have to stop end when I am down there, if is OK.  I go to Milton 4 or 5 times a year, sometimes more.  I think half the streets there are cul-de-sacs.  I was down there the 23 and 24 of July.  Daughter is about two blocks off Berry hill. 
You will sooner or latter loose a hive, absconding, robbing or whatever so you may want a few more.  I started with 3 hives, have had as many as seven, this year four.  I also don't want to get a lot.  They are very addictive, and you have never tasted  honey as good as your first, then second crop.  You can just stand or sit out close to your hives and watch them for hours, days off and on.



Good luck to you

Joe D
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Advice needed on hive body addition
« Last post by Joe D on August 01, 2015, 11:50:47 PM »
If they have a good amount to work, I would also add a super to each.  I would add it to the top.  I haven't run 8 frame med., still have 10 frame deep brood boxes and med and shallow supers.  I figure the 10 frame shallow super is close to the 8 frame mediums as far as weight.  They probably will have brood in the bottom 2 and may in the new top or it may just have stores.  Being gone for close to a month aren't you afraid of them crossing the combs.  I like to keep a check on foundationless frames while they a building them so I can help straighten them.


Joe D
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Water source & mosquito larva
« Last post by Dallasbeek on August 01, 2015, 11:39:16 PM »
Folks seem to say lots of things that ain't necessarily so, but I think bees do like some kind od scent to water.  Put out distilled water and pool water and see which they'll like better  :smile:
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Kind of strange Honey sell today
« Last post by Joe D on August 01, 2015, 11:30:25 PM »
I have my regular customers that I call when I bottle my first extraction, there are some at a couple of restaurants, and people I just meet in stores.  I have had a few that say they can get it at the farmer market for $6.50 so they don't buy mine. My regular customers start calling when the first flowers bloom wondering when they can get some.  I don't put up signs Gary, and I might be selling to cheap, but after I give the friends and family some and have my stash put up, if I can sell it for a fair price and bee done with that part of the beek that's fine with me.  Now I have time for other things, working on boxes, frames and etc. 

Good luck to all.


Joe D
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Always give every part of the hive air.  Yes, leave a top and bottom entrance.  If you don't have a way to do that, just put a stick under the top or under the bottom box and it will make an entrance....
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I run both top and bottom on all my hives, so when i combine each one gets one entrance open.
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I'd give them a top entrance. At least until they have gotten thru the newspaper.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: What kind of tree is this?
« Last post by Rurification on August 01, 2015, 08:26:25 PM »
I've done a bunch of stuff with sumac.   Here's a blog post about some of them.
http://rurification.blogspot.com/2011/09/sumac.html

My favorite thing is to soak the drupes in water for a few hours and then make lemonade out of it.   So good!
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