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HONEYBEE REMOVAL / Re: Swarm sweet spot?
« Last post by MT Bee Girl on February 08, 2016, 02:13:10 PM »
So it was just a few scragglers? Did you go back and get them? What do you tell the homeowner at that point? Did you leave the cut out open? Do they realize HBs can come back to that spot?
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HONEYBEE REMOVAL / Re: Swarm Catching Business Cards
« Last post by MT Bee Girl on February 08, 2016, 02:04:54 PM »
Thanks Dallas! In fact, I DO! lol My husband's a carpenter so I have access to ALL the tools. I might try an easy cut out if it comes up. I do know how houses are laid out inside the walls and such and my hubby could repair. Just not for free. lol  :wink:

I'm so nervous and excited at the same time! lol
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Honey or Fondant
« Last post by LKBruns on February 08, 2016, 02:01:57 PM »
In early January I put 5# of fondant on each of my hives.  At that time each hive had several full frames of honey.

I checked today and each hive is nearly out of fondant.  The hives do not seem to be very heavy.  I did not pull the top completely off because it is mid 50's and windy.  Do the bees consume the honey more readily than fondant?  Can I assume they are nearly out of honey?

LB
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HONEYBEE REMOVAL / Re: Swarm Catching Business Cards
« Last post by Dallasbeek on February 08, 2016, 01:57:31 PM »
I like it a lot.  Very attractive appearance and has all the pertinent facts -- and what you are not prepared to do.  That's important, too, and should avoid a waste of time.  Good luck.  Do you have a long ladder?   LOL
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HONEYBEE REMOVAL / Swarm Catching Business Cards
« Last post by MT Bee Girl on February 08, 2016, 01:40:38 PM »
Hi guys! I had some cards made up and wanted to show them to you all. What do you all think? I like 'em. A lot.

http://s284.photobucket.com/user/MTBeeGirl/media/Misc/Bee%20Card_zpsvcca6cbc.jpeg.html?sort=3&o=0

(sorry, I can't seem to ever get the pics small enough to post here directly)
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Gabled Roof / Top Cover - Need a Brick?
« Last post by beesharp on February 08, 2016, 01:15:59 PM »
Greetings,
I'm getting back into beekeeping and plan to stay around 2 hives and a couples in nucs in the backyard.

I really like the look of the copper covered angled roof top covers, but I've only ever used flat top covers or migratory covers.

I always used a rock or heavy brick of some sort on top of the hive, to keep the top from blowing off. Someone told me that and it was a habit I got into without ever having a top blow off - there was always a rock on top. If I make gabled top covers is there a need for a weight on top of the hive?

I'll be starting with 2 packages and new equipment, so won't have the "benefit" of sticky propolis to help things together.

Thanks
Jim
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Flow Hive
« Last post by Michael Bush on February 08, 2016, 12:57:14 PM »
>Will the bees put pollen in the flow hive? Does the cell depth discourage this?

I haven't had them put pollen in them.  I doubt the cell depth would discourage pollen storage but then the bees prefer to put pollen in the brood nest.  If they did, I suppose it would only be a problem if they did it in mass and then you could hose it out and start over.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Making Splilts
« Last post by Michael Bush on February 08, 2016, 12:55:05 PM »
"correctly" is wide open to interpretation.  A cut down split two weeks before the flow may get you a crop and a split and possibly even a bumper crop.

http://www.bushfarms.com/beessplits.htm#cutdown
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GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF / Re: Hello from northern Colorado
« Last post by cao on February 08, 2016, 12:42:04 PM »
Welcome. There's plenty of info here and there's plenty of people with good advise.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Making Splilts
« Last post by Trapper1 on February 08, 2016, 12:35:49 PM »
I have never made splits but will this Spring.   Can I expect honey from the splits this summer if made split made correctly? 
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