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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Hive swarmed after I split
« Last post by gww on Today at 05:30:41 PM »
matt
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I'm gonna run out of boxes.

My guess is that that is not the worst problim to have, more bee then box.  It is a lot better then going the other way.
Cheers
gww
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I'd wait a little longer before looking in the original hive. I like to give a couple weeks from when I think or know what the hatch date is.
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REQUEENING & RAISING NEW QUEENS / Re: Cell Punch
« Last post by sc-bee on Today at 05:00:08 PM »
Blow on the tube.  If the tube is ground from the outside the plug wouldn't stick much.  If you grind it from the inside it will stick quite a bit so depending on what you want you could sharpen one end different then the other.

Really??? So you have cell punched in the method you are describing--- blowing on the tube ?
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Hive swarmed after I split
« Last post by Matt J on Today at 04:59:08 PM »
matt
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Well, I guess if this one had 2 queens and one went to each hive, then good deal.
Untill the ones that went back to the hive leave again.  If they left once, it might not be over yet.  I am new enough that more experiance comments should be made other then just mine.
gww


That is correct. They'll swarm until they decide not to. I'm gonna run out of boxes.


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REQUEENING & RAISING NEW QUEENS / Re: Cell Punch
« Last post by sc-bee on Today at 04:58:14 PM »
Any thin walled tubing could be sharpened to cut wax.  Why go to the trouble to make a handle?

https://microgroup.com/store/fractional-stainless-tubing.html

Cause you can.... :wink:
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REQUEENING & RAISING NEW QUEENS / Re: Cell Punch
« Last post by Acebird on Today at 04:09:29 PM »
Blow on the tube.  If the tube is ground from the outside the plug wouldn't stick much.  If you grind it from the inside it will stick quite a bit so depending on what you want you could sharpen one end different then the other.
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FARMING & COUNTRY LIFE / Re: Disappointment in the orchard
« Last post by divemaster1963 on Today at 03:39:25 PM »
My out yard is on a fruit tree orchard and with the middle winter we had they all buded out then we had four nights of hard freezing in begining of march and killed all the buds. It's going to be  a ruff harvest. the only saving grace is that the clover he has in the field is blooming and did not get hurt.

john
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Please give me your thoughts.

I started off very much the same LOL.  However my wife set the ground rules so it was easy for me.  There were to be no chemicals put in the hive.  The problem with LJ's advice is that if you go to another beekeeper to buy honey you will have no proof what was put in the hive.
My advice to you is that you could very easily get hooked on bees.  It has happened before.

Let's say you are going to think of this endeavor as a hobby and spend 300 for the initial equipment.  Figure that as money spent ... it's a hobby.  So if you have to buy bees every year that costs around 150 bucks a season.  That is only 15 jars of honey which is about what we eat directly every year.  So the worse thing that could happen is that you have to buy a package each year but it really doesn't cost you anything because you are going to get at least 15 jars a year.
Good luck.
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REQUEENING & RAISING NEW QUEENS / Re: Cell Punch
« Last post by Jim 134 on Today at 03:04:33 PM »
Any thin walled tubing could be sharpened to cut wax.  Why go to the trouble to make a handle
 
Just curious how you going to unload the punch..


        BEE HAPPY Jim 134  :smile:
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REQUEENING & RAISING NEW QUEENS / Re: Cell Punch
« Last post by Acebird on Today at 02:22:57 PM »
Any thin walled tubing could be sharpened to cut wax.  Why go to the trouble to make a handle?

https://microgroup.com/store/fractional-stainless-tubing.html
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