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Re: Water Valve
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2009, 10:15:12 PM »
Could you take a frame of brood from another hive and put in the nuc to entice the queen up?  I assume the only way for them to go back into the valve after foraging is through the hole in the nuc?  If you supered it and had the hole only in the top nuc they would have farther to go, would this make them stop within the nucs better?   Just wondering for future reference.

Adding a broodframe in the nuc with drawn comb could very likely entice her to move up. I can only assume that he has a hole in the bottom of the nuc for them to enter through, although I'm not certain.

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Re: Water Valve
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2009, 10:16:30 PM »
Could you take a frame of brood from another hive and put in the nuc to entice the queen up?  I assume the only way for them to go back into the valve after foraging is through the hole in the nuc?  If you supered it and had the hole only in the top nuc they would have farther to go, would this make them stop within the nucs better?   Just wondering for future reference.

Yes and no. 1 frame would not be enough. However 1 frame of brood, 1 frame of honey, and 1 frame of pollen would be.

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Re: Water Valve
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2009, 10:18:30 PM »
Could you take a frame of brood from another hive and put in the nuc to entice the queen up?  I assume the only way for them to go back into the valve after foraging is through the hole in the nuc?  If you supered it and had the hole only in the top nuc they would have farther to go, would this make them stop within the nucs better?   Just wondering for future reference.

Adding a broodframe in the nuc with drawn comb could very likely entice her to move up. I can only assume that he has a hole in the bottom of the nuc for them to enter through, although I'm not certain.

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The nuc has no bottom board on it. It's big enough. The white rag in the front of the last photo was to seal an opening that was large enough for the bees to enter. With the rag there they go into the top entrance and cross the comb that is in the frames.

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Re: Water Valve
« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2009, 08:40:05 AM »


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Re: Water Valve
« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2009, 09:31:07 AM »
I enjoyed the video immensely, was really hoping you would find the queen, was pulling for you. Your excitement for what you are trying to accomplish and what the bees have already accomplished shines through with that Brendhan energy, magnificent!

I agree they need another nuc box pronto!

Good luck to you and eagle eye on getting her next time!


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Re: Water Valve
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2009, 11:38:49 PM »
i agree with JP that was magnificent,it was very nicely done.the whole family loved your video.we are rooting for you to get the queen.please keep us updated.good luck.   bill

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Re: Water Valve
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2009, 05:01:28 AM »


Success will be mine!!!

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Re: Water Valve
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2009, 11:13:21 AM »
Those bees were so mean they didn't want to be rude and sting you, they knew they could off you at any moment and had pity on your poor soul Brendhan.

You need to have them tested at once or other people who come in contact with that colony may be tickled or licked to death.

You wouldn't want that on your conscience now would you?

Hey, was it a lil windy that day??

Great job man.


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Re: Water Valve
« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2009, 01:39:40 PM »
Those bees were so mean they didn't want to be rude and sting you, they knew they could off you at any moment and had pity on your poor soul Brendhan.

You need to have them tested at once or other people who come in contact with that colony may be tickled or licked to death.

You wouldn't want that on your conscience now would you?

Hey, was it a lil windy that day??

Great job man.


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It was windy Saturday and Sunday. It keeps blowing the clouds away. That is why I have no rain.

Those mean nasty bees. I mean what will people think. Did you see the tattoos on that queen. She has to be one of those biker types. Just vicious.  ;)

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Re: Water Valve
« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2009, 03:27:04 PM »
Didn't see the tattoo on the queen but noticed all the drones had mohawks. Don't let 'em mate with any virgins, bad seed, I'm tellin' ya!


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Re: Water Valve
« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2009, 12:53:29 PM »
very nicely done brendhan,we are glad you got the queen out.thank goodness you got those mean ole bees out and saved everyone :-D.hope your new swarm works out well for you.     bill

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Re: Water Valve
« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2009, 07:04:19 AM »



Now the bees are out of there and have been located to the bee farm.

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Re: Water Valve
« Reply #32 on: March 31, 2009, 10:04:26 PM »
Absolutely thrilling!!

What kind of cover was that on the top of your nuc box?
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Re: Water Valve
« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2009, 10:06:03 PM »
Absolutely thrilling!!

What kind of cover was that on the top of your nuc box?

It a top entrance. I make them.

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Re: Water Valve
« Reply #34 on: April 03, 2009, 12:02:45 AM »
JP, as Charles' said, thrilling!!!  Beautiful and most wonderful day, health, life.  Cindi
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Re: Water Valve
« Reply #35 on: April 14, 2009, 05:34:55 PM »
Thoroughly enjoyed those videos, Brendhan. Well done.

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On the outer Barcoo where the churches are few,
   And men of religion are scanty,
On a road never cross'd 'cept by folk that are lost,
   One Michael Magee had a shanty.

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   Plump, healthy, and stoutly conditioned;
He was strong as the best, but poor Mike had no rest
   For the youngster had never been christened,
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