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HONEYBEE REMOVAL / Re: Swarm Catching Business Cards
« Last post by MT Bee Girl on February 09, 2016, 12:51:32 PM »
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HONEYBEE REMOVAL / Re: Swarm Catching Business Cards
« Last post by MT Bee Girl on February 09, 2016, 12:50:37 PM »
Oh Iddee. You definitely win! lol I would love to be in attendance at something like that. I'm going to really try to find another beekeeper that does cut-outs that I could watch and help. We do have that Global Patties place which is right out of Butte, MT where I work, so I need to stop by there and say hi and see what's going on. Jeff, I'm not a contractor, but I'd be your bee friend that'd help you out for nothing. lol Well, maybe a little meade. lol

I do have a couple of leads already though. lol My assistant manager moved into a house last spring and he's pretty sure the large doll house out back in the yard has bees in it. He's deathly allergic so hasn't investigated. He said he'd love for me to look and take them if they're there. :)  And another co-worker said his parents' house has a bee tree which had a huge colony but he thinks the wind may have blown in over but he's going to check it out.

Do you guys think I should put in an order for another nuc or do you think I'll get calls? Idk, I'm envisioning myself getting so many calls that I won't have enough places to put them. lol On the other hand, I only have the one colony so far LOL! which I will split this spring hopefully so that'll give me two. Hopefully they won't die. Jeez Sucks to have to think that... I don't want to be paying for a nuc when I'm going to be swimming in them, kwim? lol I know mine are going to prosper here with me. I think I've got a good spot.

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HONEYBEE REMOVAL / Re: Swarm Catching Business Cards
« Last post by sawdstmakr on February 09, 2016, 12:45:10 PM »
Yvonne,
That is a really good card. Brief and to the point.
Jim
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GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF / Re: Hello from northern Colorado
« Last post by sawdstmakr on February 09, 2016, 12:41:09 PM »
Welcome to Beemaster.
Jim
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Honey or Fondant
« Last post by sawdstmakr on February 09, 2016, 12:38:22 PM »
LK,
First you said that the hive is heavy, that is a good sign.
My bees have eaten about a quart of moistened sugar a month. I would give them some more fondant.
I normally do not feed my bees. My number of hives is so low that for the first time I am feeding. One of them still has a full hive of honey. The rest have used a lot of their stores.
Jim
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Fondant
« Last post by LKBruns on February 09, 2016, 12:29:34 PM »
Although it boiled.  It never became clear (my first clue I did something wrong).  I held it around 235 degrees for 15 minutes as the recipe said. 

It remained grainy and when I ran it in the blender it got clumpy.  Other than that it isn't discolored or any other signs that it was incorrectly made.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Gabled Roof / Top Cover - Need a Brick?
« Last post by D Coates on February 09, 2016, 12:26:56 PM »

An angled roof does look good, but they ain't very practical when it comes to laying 'em on the ground.

LJ

I've thought the exact same on both counts.  I normally rotate supers 45 degrees and set them on inverted outer covers to keep them out of the grass.  Can't do that with a gabled roof.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Cold Weather
« Last post by sawdstmakr on February 09, 2016, 12:25:05 PM »
Good luck. That is a great opportunity you have there. Learn everything you can from him.
Jim
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Cold Weather
« Last post by Colobee on February 09, 2016, 12:24:49 PM »
We're in for a week of spring like temps - 65*F tomorrow. Overnight lows will still be below freezing.
February often brings us a "false spring" that misleads some of the locals to start feeding sooner than might be advisable.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Fondant
« Last post by sawdstmakr on February 09, 2016, 12:19:29 PM »
x2.
I moisten the sugar in a jar and feed it in a jar like syrup with a queen excluder under the lid to hold the sugar from dropping. The only problem with the moistened sugar is that they drop a lot of it into the oil pans.
Jim
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