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HONEYBEE REMOVAL / Re: Bee removal help... continued with visual..
« Last post by Acebird on April 28, 2017, 09:23:38 AM »
I think I would drill a 1" hole with a hole saw about 10" above the concrete and shove the bottom end of a bucket in the top of the pipe to seal it off and get them to use the hole.  Then I would place hive boxes next to the hole with drawn frames with maybe a queen lure.  Now get a bucket smaller then the pipe and pour in a bee repellent.  Tie a string to the handle so you can pull it out later.  lower it down as far as it will go and seal off the top again.  Wait for the bees to take up residence in the new hive.  Then seal up the 1" hole when they are using the new hive.  This may require adding a queen.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Uncaging Queen?
« Last post by Turkey165 on April 28, 2017, 09:03:34 AM »
me too. Should five days be good for excepting her?
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GARDENING AROUND THE HOUSE / Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Last post by Acebird on April 28, 2017, 08:54:09 AM »
I am not in to green fried tomatoes.  I am not much of a tomato  eater because it has to come out of the garden so that maybe 3 weeks out of the year.
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Hobbies other than beekeeping
« Last post by Acebird on April 28, 2017, 08:49:32 AM »
Home-brewing beer (including growing my own hops) and making mead and sometimes wine, although these have had to go to the back burner, due to doctor's orders.

I also very much enjoy hunting  (I ain't supposed to eat meat, either. shhh, don't tell him.. what he doesn't know won't hurt him),  also shooting and reloading.  Venison or pheasants that's been harvested with your own hand loads tastes better. ...And too much television.

Did the doctor tell you to turn off the TV?  Wild game has none of the bad health effects of domestic meats unless they get into a corn field.  Beekeeping is probably the worst hobby to get into if you have a bad back or diabetes.  Although if you are mindful of both problems it could be good for you because of the exercise.

I don't fish enough to call it a hobby and I never hunt.  Basically my hobbies are limited to work, gardening, and bees.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bees and water...?
« Last post by Oldbeavo on April 28, 2017, 04:41:57 AM »
Sniper
Read Bushies article, bees prefer warmer water so the little black dog bowl will be the warmest option.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Uncaging Queen?
« Last post by Oldbeavo on April 28, 2017, 04:36:46 AM »
There should 3-6 young attendants with the queen if she has to travel or stay in the cage. Surprised queen only!
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Reusing wax moth frames
« Last post by 10framer on April 27, 2017, 11:19:37 PM »
if you had a bad moth infestation there was a bigger problem before that.  if there is a lot of damage i melt the comb but normally i just scrape the cocoons off and let the bees take care of it.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: SHB poison??
« Last post by 10framer on April 27, 2017, 11:17:19 PM »
i don't even go out of my way to crush have beetles when i see them anymore.  if the hive is healthy they aren't a big deal.  i don't think most commercial beekeepers are worried about them. 
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But I lost 10 Queens when I released them back into the hive.


You had to remove all the queens from your other hives for the treatment?
Yes when you start treatment you isolate the queen for 10 days to break the brood pattern.
After the 10 days she is released back into the hive.
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HONEYBEE REMOVAL / Re: Bee removal help... continued with visual..
« Last post by divemaster1963 on April 27, 2017, 10:30:02 PM »
can you see down into the pipe to see the hive? is the comb attached to sides or to somthing across the pipe.IE rod for achoring chain. build platform around the top at a good working hight. get rod as long as the hie is deep ( judge this. ) get piece of 18 gauge sheet metal cut to the dia of pipe. attach one edge to pipe and wire to another side of circle. now slide the pipe and plate down the inside of the pipe past the hive and then try to lift the circle so as to seal the bottom and make a lift. he is the messy part get a rod and attach a cheap long blade to the end at right angle. and bend to lay flat against the inside of the pipe. now the fun part start cutting the comb away from the wall all the way around down to the plate. then slowly raise the plate and cut the sections off the top and put into frames.its messy and you will loose some of the bees but you get brood and nurse bees and maybe the queen.  I had a job in a old stone chimney that was 8 feet long I even had to buy hoe's to make tools.it will take time time to do. it took me 6 hours on my stomach to do it.

john
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