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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Starting a New Hive
« Last post by iddee on May 01, 2016, 09:33:39 AM »
1... Nurse bees don't leave the hive.

2... Flying bees will just remove the honey from the frame and carry it home. You could maybe cover the trailer with a tarp or something to the point there is no entrance, then make a small hole and install the cone.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: requeening mean hive
« Last post by CliveHive on May 01, 2016, 09:28:50 AM »
I'd never heard the term until Michael Bush used it.  In S. Texas those are the ones who smile while they are stinging you - - -
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Starting a New Hive
« Last post by KeyLargoBees on May 01, 2016, 09:27:33 AM »
no......they will go back to the hive they are familiar with....open brood isn't enough to lure them to stay and not go home. The idea of a trapout is to in essence make them homeless with no place to go ...then they choose the brood.
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Wasps aren't all bad..... :-)
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Starting a New Hive
« Last post by CliveHive on May 01, 2016, 09:21:27 AM »
Thanks, IDDEE

Took me a while to figure out the concept of a trapout cone and how it works - - pretty cool! 
My trailer bees are behind panels and in the ceiling, which they enter and exit through many, many points, so it doesn't look like a trapout will work for me. 

A frame of wet brood from another hive to attract nurse bees to the new hive? - - Yes, I can do that.  The final spot for the new hive is about a mile and a half from the trailer, so I'm thinking my steps are: 

1.  Use wet brood to attract trailer bees to a new hive.
2.  When I have about 5 frames of bees, and they have capped the wet brood, move the hive 3 miles away, and let them grow a queen. (or introduce an entirely new queen)
3.  When I know the queen is happy, accepted, and producing brood, move the whole shooting-match to the new site. 

2 moves and lots of work, but it looks like it should work?  Am I missing something?  Is there an easier way?   
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: requeening mean hive
« Last post by KeyLargoBees on May 01, 2016, 09:21:22 AM »
I didnt know you could use the words "nice bees" and "South Texas" in the same sentence :-)
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Why not regular fumings of oxalic?
« Last post by iddee on May 01, 2016, 09:19:21 AM »
Thanks, Jim. I'll have the IT man check it out. On the big screen, the link turns blue when the curser is over it. As said, I don't have a mobile, so can't do anything there. I appreciate the feedback.
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DISEASE & PEST CONTROL / Re: What's the latest on small hive beetle control?
« Last post by SlickMick on May 01, 2016, 08:38:25 AM »
The beek that I bought my nuc from lives an hour west of Brisbane. He has been dealing with SHB since the beginning using a variety of traps and other means. With a lot of hives to manage it was too difficult for him to deal with. He reasoned that if the bees can eject the beetle fron the hive it may not be necessary to kill them.

So what he does now is cut two 3mm slots across the bottom board. This allows the SHB to escape harassment. I bought my nuc in October 2015, did as he suggested and in the 6 months since then have only seen fewer than a handful at any one time, today, durIng a full Inspection there was only one to be dealt with, so I was glad to see that.

I do think that keeping the colony strong and in full sun also contribute significantly in their control.

Mick
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OK. I don't have a mobile, so don't know how they work. At least they all should have it now.
On the link that I clicked on at the beginning to go to the web page. The text and Links letters are the exact same color at least on my phone. Very hard to see an easy to miss and I did. The two best beekeeping forums that are friendly to mobile devices. One is www.beemaster.com and the other one is www.beesource.com. I would dare say that 85% of all the visits to a website is through a mobile device. I do realize this number could be very different for a form.
If you look at links on this very website you will see the letters are different colors. On the website you sent me to it has a very faint blue line under it hard to see on a mobile device. It will probably be very much easier on a large screen of a laptop or a desktop. It may be possible for you to change the link color itself on your very website. I hope you the best in all your adventures

            BEE HAPPY Jim 134 :)
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GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF / Re: New In Tennessee
« Last post by rwlaw on May 01, 2016, 07:16:28 AM »
Welcome! Sounds like you've done well.
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