"Should not need a reducer unless the hive is small and you have others who want to rob it. If it is a first year hive, unless it is overflowing with bees, they most likely will not swarm. At least not until later this summer."
"Ants usually don't cause a lot of problems. In fact, several species seem to be beneficial in the fact that they eat the detritus that collects in the hive. The bees usually chase them off the comb. I have often wondered if they might even have…"
"I give my land-share people some of the honey out of the hives on their land. Normally it is just a pint jar or so every so often. Not as much honey as you would think. Most normal people don't run through it that fast. I give them more if I…"
"I would leave them. You might be able to cut out one, but definitely leave the other three. That is cutting it pretty close. Many cells are empty, dead, or otherwise do not hatch. I leave about 3-4 as insurance I will have a queen that hatches."
"OK - another removal up for grabs. I was saving this one for me, but cannot get to it. 2266 Casa Bonita in Alamogordo. Bees in a corner soffit. Should be an easy job.
Message me for the phone number."
"That is one of my long-style hives. Sort of a variation on a German long-hive - in a way. I have 8 of them, and they are what I mostly raise bees in for nucs.
Tech details - all deeps with no foundation. Basically a top-bar with frames. Works sort…"
I'm asking when and where. Do I need to bring my spikes, and they are pole stikes, not tree spikes, sorry. Probably going to need to upgrade. Hope this reaches you. Trying to figure out this system. Seems different.
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