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« Last post by nella on April 18, 2015, 09:43:32 AM »
When I use Adobe a smaller window is in the middle of the Adobe window asking for permission to store information on my computer. There are three options, deny, accept or a folder with an arrow pointing into it(whatever that means). The only one that works is accept, I can't deny it, since I don't know much about computers I just close it because I don't know what information they want to put in my computer. I am using Safari, dose anyone  have this problem or an answer?
Thanks, Nella
GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: delayed package bee release questions.
« Last post by GSF on April 18, 2015, 08:12:15 AM »
Package bees usually have a can of sugar syrup installed at the top. If it's only a couple (2-3) of days then you're probably okay. If the temps are cool I wouldn't spray them. If you're not sure then lightly spray the sugar syrup on the bottom of the container. Not to drown them.
Hang in there candie! Discipline yourself "not" to go in the hives for a few days. It's tough, I know because summer before last I was in the same place you're at. I wanted to go in about every two days. My queen was marked though. I bought me some jewelers visors from ebay for around $15(I think). They really help you to find eggs. If I find eggs, I move one to the next hive. Right now since I've had so many swarms if I don't see eggs I will try to spot the queen.

Good Luck, and I know you're going to enjoy this hobby. These folks on here were such a great help to me in my first year. If there is in fact a smart mouth the moderators will know who they are and will correct or silence them. Written communications is the hardest way to communicate. Without hearing the tone of voice or seeing a smile you don't know if one is joking or bashing.
I've had 6 swarm traps out for the last two years with no luck. I used LGO, Q pheromone, and rubbed some comb on it. This year I've had 15 to 17 swarms that I know of. I caught about 15 of them. It could be that most of them are too close to my yard - would that be an issue? Close as in 50 to 2-3 hundred yards.
« Last post by rookie2531 on April 18, 2015, 07:42:47 AM »
I get so frustrated, whenever i really need to know where she is, i can't find her. I seem to find her when it does nt matter much. But i made another starter yesterday and didn't get it as full as i wanted because of fear of putting her in it. I will try to put more in it today.

But how do you mark them? Do you use marking cups or hold them with your hand.
 Capt..I see you have the peat pot trap and have luck. Most I hear don't like them. And I hear mixed reviews about putting the q-tip in a plastic bag. I have 11 traps out with LMGO and no luck yet. First year I have tried...
> I was thinking of trying again tomorrow during the day time.. when most of the drones and foragers are out...
This part just failed to register........ :oops: Yep too much is not a good thing..

To all,oh I understand and agree. And Ms. Kathy I know you would not put her down... And I agree once a week is enough and give them some time to get established. Just was saying we all were impatient at one time. I remember very well. And I always wanted to see that queen but if I didn't, I forced myself to wait another week!
Takes a while for a newbee to be satisfied with just seeing signs of the queen. And then all that pristine wax and the different colors of pollen are ahead toooo.... hang in there candie. It will all come in due time  :wink:
DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Mid-Autumn requeening tips
« Last post by Geoff on April 18, 2015, 12:40:37 AM »

   Thanks Jim, I will follow up.


How long could I keep bees in a package without risking loosing them?  Could I spray them with sugar water thru the package screen to supplement them for a short time.  Can of sugar water will probably be empty before I plan release.

My first package of bees are arriving Monday (few days from now).  I am away from site they are going to end up at.  Is there a way to supplement their feeding in a package until release on Friday?  Temps going to be in the 60's this coming week.

 I could install my package, then close them up night before I am leaving to my final destination.  I would rather do it at the location, if I could.

Any suggestions on doing this.

THE TRADING POST / Re: Plastic Queen Excluder.
« Last post by don2 on April 18, 2015, 12:07:34 AM »
How much are you asking for it? d2
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