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« Last post by amymcg on May 21, 2015, 12:07:22 PM »
I usually just stuff grass in the entrance, they take it out when they are ready.
« Last post by amymcg on May 21, 2015, 11:58:36 AM »
Hey all,

After a very long hiatus, I'm back among the living with a doctoral degree to boot.

Just installed a new nuc into hive body yesterday. Hope everyone is well!

« Last post by Dallasbeek on May 21, 2015, 11:41:38 AM »
Time for another new queen, looks like -- maybe from a different queen breeder.  Maybe give her one more week, but then....
GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / bottom landing board composition
« Last post by rokbeez on May 21, 2015, 10:52:33 AM »
can you use CEDAR which is long lasting but usually somewhat aromatic with the bees.  This is a 45 degree angle front and box rear for the hive to sit on.  Cedar is known to repel moths - but ?? with honey bees.
« Last post by D Coates on May 21, 2015, 10:49:13 AM »
I made the mistake of letting my neighbors know I was planning on getting bees. All my neighbors were fine with it but my neighbor right next door. He went berserk and even went as far to threaten to kill me if his wife got stung. That was 6 years ago and we are still not talking.
My dad had 5 hives on his roof for 5 years when a neighbor asked him if he was still thinking about getting bees.
I go with not telling them.

Wholly shnikeys, kill you?  Was this the first time he gave you hunts of being unstable?  Do you have bees at your home?  I'd almost have to get bees at my home at that point (I do have them there) just to show I'll not be intimidated by threats. 

What if she gets stung by a wasp, bumblebee, or something else?  Is he the type of guy to act upon threats or is he a chest thumper?  I'd still give that guy a jar of honey (to try to keep the peace and try to open sane conversation) every year but a definite wide birth.  A jar of honey is a great ice breaker.

Years ago I had a older neighbor who I got along with go after my wife verbally because she was the neighborhood association bookkeeper.  Dues had been raised from $40 to $50 as maintenance costs had gone up as volunteers had gone down, notices were sent out by the secretary, and she was merely where you sent them.  We had words when he called back to give her more of his mind.  After that I was cordial but nothing more.  About a year later he apologized and our relationship resumed, but I was a still guarded.
HONEYBEE REMOVAL / Re: Hive building on eave
« Last post by Jim 134 on May 21, 2015, 10:21:38 AM »
   You may run into a lot of soft comb.and at will not be easy to do a cut out.(especially if it is only a month old)
You may have to treat them like a swarm if the comb is too soft.

Apparently this is about a months worth of activity.

I still don't understand your time line you have and s on the end of month .To me that means multiple months.

If I was doing this in Florida I would only put the  brood comb in the frames and the honeycomb in my 5 gallon pail .
I do hope this helps you out.
I do hope you have a queen catcher ( hair clip style)

     BEE HAPPY Jim 134 :)
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.
HONEYBEE REMOVAL / Re: Hive building on eave
« Last post by Jim 134 on May 21, 2015, 09:46:18 AM »
     Do you have any idea how long the bees have been there for ?

       BEE HAPPY Jim 134  :smile:
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.
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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