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Nothing with bees is absolute, but making them feel like they did swarm is about playing the odds..  You have a better chance of keeping them if they think they did swarm.. on the order of 90% better chance.   Normally when I do an artificial swarm they stay, but there have been a couple times they did not..
   
   Ace, I do Rum and Coke,   Diet Cherry Zero, because the rum is sweet, regular coke is too sweet for me, and then use Captain Morgan black ...  and yeah, it really helps with the comfort zone!!!
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: moisture and mold!!!
« Last post by orin on May 27, 2016, 10:20:16 AM »
also these hives are new packages I installed on april 16, is it still something that I shouldn't be too worried about? I have noticed that on the good hive the bee population in that hive is slightly bigger than the other and it seems like they are a step ahead as far as storing a little honey and building comb
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Ultra Breeze
« Last post by sawdstmakr on May 27, 2016, 10:19:23 AM »
I have one. Never been stung through it. I usually only wear it with unknown bees until I find out how they react to being removed or when I work my bees in weather or time that I know will make them defensive.
Jim
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SC he has already put her in a nuc by herself and hasn't found her yet.  Do you see how easy a solution that was?

Am I being bull headed  :shocked: No I don't see how easy that was....she was not in a box by herself, In a box with cells. Big difference....IMHO...But I agree OP did what was best at the time. But no Ace I don't understand your comment:

Quote from: Duane on May 24, 2016, 09:20:21 PM

How often should I keep looking through trying to find the queen?
Where did that get you?  What will you do if you find her?

>So early Monday, I split the 12 frames up into 3 boxes.  More than one cell in each.  Still didn't see the queen, but there were still eggs<

A queen in a box with cells. Somebody loses. Queen in a spit with cells they may still swarm. In particular because they were already in swarm mode.  Maybe it is just me? Done with this post anyway, moving on  :wink:
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Deleted duplicate post....heck no one is reading the first one I posted  anyway :shocked::tongue: :wink:
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Building the US-Mexico wall
« Last post by TALittle on May 27, 2016, 09:11:03 AM »
People worry about illegal Mexicans taking jobs and ignore the rest.

The H1B visa is a non-emigration visa that was designed to bring in highly skilled workers in areas where there were not enough qualified people to fill the jobs. Per the law they were not to displace American workers.

Companies like Con-Edison, Disney, and many others have laid off their American workers to replace them with H1B workers while requiring that the American workers train the H1B workers as a condition of the severance package.

Hell, the last company I worked for came up with, what management thought was, a great Idea. Outsource the "No Outsource" Government contracts to India where labor is cheeper and hire non-skilled people to answer the phone here in the states so the customer did not know it was outsourced. They got caught and all they got was a warning. I think they should have charged upper management with federal felonies and liquidated the company.


The Libertarian party put forward a plan to stop illegal immigration across the Mexican border. It is the best plan I have see and will save us money.

1) Change immigration laws so that anyone who can pass a standard background check, gets a visa. (Same background check for buying a gun)
2) Recall American troops from bases overseas and close the bases.
3) Line American troops along the Mexican border.
4) Shoot anyone trying to sneak across the border.
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I started with two packages and most of the bees all went to one package. There was maybe 1000 bees left in the one and no queen that I could find. Week later I noticed 1 emergency queen cell. Not sure where they got the baby, but now there is a queen in that hive although not many bees. Installed a third package into another hive because I wanted to maintain at least two. I would say another 1000 bees decided to make the weak hive their home. Just waiting to see how nature takes care of this. May end up with two or three who knows. Installing two packages at the same time is bad advise, if I had to do it again, I'd start them seperately

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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Please help...crazy scenario
« Last post by Acebird on May 27, 2016, 08:37:57 AM »
New bee keeper.  Two hives.  Installed bees in last Friday.  Hive one is doing good.  Hive two is not.  Hive two has been being robbed by hive one.  Hive two lost its queen.  I have a new queen ordered.

The popular opinion is to get two hives when you first start.  It is all wonderful when it works and not so much when it doesn't.  This is all too common a scenario which makes starting out expensive.  I can almost guarantee the good advice the OP is going to get but it is ALL beyond his experience level.  Hopefully something will work out and it doesn't get more expensive.

I just have one question, if robbing started a week ago and the queen is gone how can the hive still exist?
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Ultra Breeze
« Last post by JackM on May 27, 2016, 08:28:52 AM »
   I have had to deal with some NASTY bees in different cut outs. If it were not for my Ultra breeze I could not have completed those jobs. Yes it gets hot here.. it is a bit of a strange sensation to feel the breeze through the suit, like having your zipper down and not knowing it til the breeze blows....     :grin:

Do you get stung through your suit much and where do you live? Are they AHB?
In 5 years I have not had a sting through my suit, several through thick gloves though.  Got swarmed one time all over my back and no stings.  Well worth the money.  Still on hot day is not cold, just better than no air flow.
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