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I have never had a problem with any frames that I have tried. I guess I have been lucky.
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GARDENING AROUND THE HOUSE / Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Last post by bwallace23350 on May 23, 2017, 01:25:48 PM »
Sounds interesting. HOw much rain do yall average a year? We get rain year round and our driest month averages about 3 inches of rain. OUr problem is that it is scorching from June to September and unless we get that rain it would be a desert around here.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: That's gratitude for ya...
« Last post by iddee on May 23, 2017, 01:11:08 PM »
You can put a dozen supers on at anytime. It won't slow down swarming if you don't give her more laying room in the brood nest.
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When you use plastic foundation you need to fill all of the frames in that super with foundation. If you mix them, the bees will prefer to make their own comb without foundation.

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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: That's gratitude for ya...
« Last post by sawdstmakr on May 23, 2017, 12:39:24 PM »
I`ve gone 16 feet on a gardener`s three legged ladder, but 40 feet might get you killed.  Old frames in that super, maybe carrying an odor?  I once did that myself, so learned to sniff frames from storage before use.   Just a guess....
If they are only 16' up in a tree, get a 5 gallon bucket, tape it to a 8' pole and bump the branch they are on with the bucket under the swarm. Then pour the bees into a waiting hive or nuc depending on the size of the swarm. Works great.
Jim
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: That's gratitude for ya...
« Last post by sawdstmakr on May 23, 2017, 12:36:39 PM »
You could have given them 20 frames with the sweetest honey and you would not stop that hive from swarming an hour later. They already had their preparations completed and were waiting for the right conditions to leave. You would have to have added the super about 5 or more days before the swarm to stop them. If you saw the swarm cells, you could have done a split and moved the queen to stop it, maybe.
Jim
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HUMOR IS A FUNNY THING / Re: The afterlife
« Last post by sawdstmakr on May 23, 2017, 12:31:12 PM »
 :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy:
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Flow Hives
« Last post by sawdstmakr on May 23, 2017, 12:26:02 PM »
I thought your main flow was in March and April.
My flow this year started in March and will hopefully run through September. I do get a few dry weeks during the summer.
Jim
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RAPID BEEYARD GROWTH / Re: LEMON GRASS TO CATCH SWARMS?
« Last post by Michael Bush on May 23, 2017, 12:25:34 PM »
I've started putting more LGO near the entrance on the outside than on the inside.  No more than four drops inside.  A little more near the entrance on the outside can catch their attention without running them out of the box.
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HUMOR IS A FUNNY THING / Re: Snow White & Pinocchhio
« Last post by Michael Bush on May 23, 2017, 12:23:19 PM »
"lie to me..."
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