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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bee Removal Fee?
« Last post by divemaster1963 on September 24, 2016, 10:25:16 AM »
I wish removals only took a cople hours. to me a properr removal takes time. it can average about 6-8 hours not including travel time. for me. pllus the pre inspection . I take my time to make sure what i;m cutting. last thing you want to do is start cuting and find a hot wire hidden in wall that should not be there. or a copper water line. plus after doing the cutout it it can take a hour allow just cleaning out the cavity and the work area. I dont give a per hour rate to the customer but i base it on a average of 50.00 per hour.


john

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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bee Sting
« Last post by Psparr on September 24, 2016, 10:06:36 AM »
I think it has a lot to do with where and how deep and long the stinger is in there.
When I get them on my arm or forehead the hurt for a couple minutes. Last week I got one right above the eye. Hurt for a couple days. Got one yesterday right below my eye. Typing this with one eye.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Getting ready for first hive in spring
« Last post by Matt J on September 24, 2016, 09:35:55 AM »
Feenix,

You might check out the Beekeepers Corner Podcast. Lots of valuable information on there.  The producer of the podcast covers just about everything you can imagine beekeeping.  You have to keep in mind that he is in New Jersey, but the principles are the same, just adjust for your locale. I have learned so much this first year from books, YouTube, and that podcast. There's enough info out there to immerse yourself in for months. You just have to collect all the information, and figure out what works for you. I have found that the forums are a great place to get some quick answers and advice, but for most questions, you will get many answers, some conflicting.


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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Getting ready for first hive in spring
« Last post by sawdstmakr on September 24, 2016, 09:30:15 AM »
Feenix,
I was at the Central NJ Beekeepers meeting last night and the slatted rack subject came up.
A member tried it on all of her hives and just about eliminated bearding and also moved the brood comb lower in the hive.
I sounds like something I want to try. She said that they cost $10. Not worth building at that price.
Jim
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HONEYBEE REMOVAL / Re: Treat the cut out like a swarm
« Last post by sawdstmakr on September 24, 2016, 09:19:41 AM »
I do not see this happen. My observation hive was a small cut out and had lots of rubber bands in it. They are growing nicely. All of the rubber bands are gone except one that is hanging. Over a frame and is glued in.
I had to cut comb out of the bottom of most of my swarm traps this spring and most of them produced 2 supers of honey during the summer flow and a few even produced a super of honey during the spring flow.
Jim
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bee Sting
« Last post by sawdstmakr on September 24, 2016, 09:03:14 AM »
Tapper,
I'm on my 6th year and 3 weeks ago while removing honey, I took over 25 stings to my hands in one day. With the exception of one sting on my ring finger, after 5 minutes you could not tell that I had been stung. That one on my finger tip swelled but after about 5 hours, the swelling went round.
Jim
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Getting ready for first hive in spring
« Last post by feenix3k on September 24, 2016, 04:11:00 AM »
Does anyone use a slatted rack? From what  I Read it stops traffic jams in a hive with bees coming and going. I think it maybe good or it's a gimmick item just to get you to spend more money.  I am just trying to find out if it is useful or not needed.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bee Box Research??
« Last post by PhilK on September 24, 2016, 01:09:45 AM »
The mass producers of frames, foundation determine box size if you run more than a few hives.
The price of frames is very much a volume thing.
The internal dimensions need to be standard but the material is optional. At present we are predominately using wood but I think the polystyrene Paradise hives have a lot to offer in weight saving and also insulation. The walls are 40mm, or 1 1/2 inches thick so provide good hot and cold insulation.
They weigh under half the weight of our wooden hives.
Are they readily available? How does the price compare?
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bee Sting
« Last post by PhilK on September 24, 2016, 01:02:22 AM »
I swell like crazy especially on the hands. Lasts about 3-4 days with day 2 being the worst
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HONEYBEE REMOVAL / Treat the cut out like a swarm
« Last post by Thebulimicbee on September 23, 2016, 11:56:05 PM »
Wondering if any one that does cut out do this. Almost every time I do cut outs and try to rubber band the comb into frames it seems the hive always either absconds or are over run with wax moth or other pests, even if I just use a piece or two of comb. Now that I started throwing away all comb and treating them like a swarm I have had much better luck and the hives seem healthier.
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