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HONEYBEE REMOVAL / Re: Hive building on eave
« Last post by swflcpl on May 21, 2015, 09:53:06 AM »


Apparently this is about a months worth of activity.
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HONEYBEE REMOVAL / Re: Hive building on eave
« Last post by Jim 134 on May 21, 2015, 09:46:18 AM »
swflcpl...
     Do you have any idea how long the bees have been there for ?




       BEE HAPPY Jim 134  :smile:
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HONEYBEE REMOVAL / Hive building on eave
« Last post by swflcpl on May 21, 2015, 09:24:00 AM »
Doing this for experience as it seemed like it would be relatively easy, although a long process. No vac here and watched a video from JP that used liberal smoke without his vac to run them off so the comb could be taken off easier.





Was thinking of setting up the first hive box on top of the ladder directly under this and cutting them off going down the ladder to rubber band them into frames and coming back up to put the frame in the box, it being there so the bees might fall into it if they do fall.

Any other ideas?

Apparently this is about a months worth of activity.
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After being flushed with initial success I am finding some short comings - the bees are plugging up the mash  :angry: being the bottom of the brood box I'm not inclined to lift most of the frames or the whole box to get at it from above to clean and crawling under is out. - Sooo ... I'm looking at removing the mesh from the bottom board and attaching it to the oil tray simply by wrapping about 6mm around the 4 edge lips and sliding the whole assembly into the cleats.

Cleaning will just entail sliding out the old - have a replacement on standby to slide in before the bees realise there is a big hole in the bottom and start coming out in droves. (Or maybe use one to push the other out ) Take the old one away to clean at your leisure.

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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Is jasmine any good for bees?
« Last post by don2 on May 21, 2015, 03:48:32 AM »
Carolina Jasmine is poison, all parts. insects don't bother it. deer won't touch it. d2
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HONEYBEE REMOVAL / Re: Capture suggestions...
« Last post by Sundog on May 21, 2015, 01:00:34 AM »
Is that your queen in the top left of photo #2

It is the queen, and everything looks good with the exception of more SHBs (in both hives) than I have ever had.  But I'm on it with several bait traps and pans under the screens.  They're dropping like flies.

I was very happy to find the queen! 

The new colony is noticeably calmer than my big hive.  The big hive has been in my yard for five years and is packed solid with bees, so they get pushy.  I am building two new brood boxes tomorrow, one as a replacement for the big hive and one for to have a spare. If I see their queen when I move the frames, she is outta here! 

Still fun!
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PHOTO PAGE - MEMBER PHOTOS & BEE-MOVIES HERE! / Re: swarm video
« Last post by sawdstmakr on May 21, 2015, 12:16:40 AM »
Nice Video.
2 days ago I saw bees that were very active around 2 swarm traps next to my work shop. A few minutes later I could hear a swarm from inside my shop. I came out and they were still in the air. I pulled out my phone and thought I was videoing them. I stood there holding the phone from the beginning to the end. It wasn't until I went to show it to my wife that I realized it did not record.
Live and learn.
Jim
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: He warned us
« Last post by kathyp on May 21, 2015, 12:10:31 AM »
It's a good story.  Not a true one, but sure could be from what we know of him now!
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Is jasmine any good for bees?
« Last post by sawdstmakr on May 21, 2015, 12:05:38 AM »
I never see any bees on the jasmine that is within a few feet of my apiary. I think it is actually poisonous. .
Jim
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: He warned us
« Last post by OldMech on May 20, 2015, 11:45:52 PM »
Thats actually old news...  It took me about fifteen minutes to find all of that out, and its why I did not vote for him..  I was considering it, until i looked to see what it was he STOOD FOR, or better put, what he did not....
  He is Black?  why would I care about that? When he talked of fair taxation for the rich, and poor I listened.  I actually knew he would NEVER become president of the united states after about fifteen minutes of searching.. after half an hour of finding out his affiliations and background.. I truly felt as if the democratic party that supported him should be shot for treason...  but apparently.. no one else took the time to do the research.
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