Tag Archives: Indiana beekepeing

Where Bees are…….

I have been trying to think about ways that new beekeepers can find locations to set swarm traps. I remember being new to this and how alien it all seemed that first year. Beekeeping was hard to “get into”. So … Continue reading

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The Farm-Fox Experiment and Bees

As promised last week in the post Are Bees Wild or Domestic I am going to discuss an experiment that suggests a link between behavioral genetics and development.  This experiment was done with foxes bred for tamability.  In an attempt … Continue reading

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Time to take down the traps

We are at the end of the swarm trapping season.  Before leaving for vacation I retrieved several traps.  As with all things in beekeeping I learned some things in the process and I will be sharing them with you.  Many … Continue reading

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We have a LEANER!!!

Earlier in the year I had mentioned that I was using a new type of hive stand.  I never want to recommend anything untested and this new stand is an example why.  I still like the stands and with some … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Cutout

On Saturday 7/28 I helped a couple of friends with a cut out.  It was at an old abandoned house about 25 minutes South of me.  I am not a huge fan of removing established feral bees, but this house … Continue reading

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I have seen some bad reviews of plastic foundation lately on some other blogs and feel the need to put my two cents in.  Earlier this spring I pulled and photographed some frames from some dead-outs to show the building … Continue reading

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What to do?

This year has been busy thus far.  Things were hot and heavy through May and June, but now there aren’t as many pressing issues until extraction time.  There are some laggard hives, but for the most part all the production … Continue reading

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Rubber bands

It has been two weeks since the “Double-wide Cutout”.   There still has not been a good rain.  The bees have been left alone in the hopes that the queen made it into the bee vacuum. Yesterday (7/22/12) this hive was … Continue reading

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Chicken Feed :\

Recently a friend of mine noticed a drop off in activity of a hive.  I visited it about 2 weeks ago.  There was definitely a problem that needed attention, but there were a ton of people around.  I did not … Continue reading

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Prepwork the Nightwork before a Cutout

An entire week has already passed since I did a cutout on 7/8/12. This was a fairly easy one but it was still a lot of work. In today’s post I am going to discuss preparation for this cut-out. The … Continue reading

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