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    Metal Detector & Pasture

    looks like my yard. After the bank got my place (before I bought it) they pushed over a couple of old buildings. Boxes of nails in mostly one spot half buried. Whole bottles are working their way up from God knows when or where. I have an entire gate that is coming up.
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    2018: Bee hive swarms, colonies, lessons, etc.

    with your flow and growth I wouldn't worry much. Although I really hope they are fine. I just hope mine start soon and do as well as yours.d
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    2018: Bee hive swarms, colonies, lessons, etc.

    wow soars. How did your splits do? The ones after your unexpected and nice build up.
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    2018: Bee hive swarms, colonies, lessons, etc.

    Hope if they go for my NOT hives they do it now or in 4 wks. 10 med frames in a deep (extra deep length lumber I had really) is 2 hives. A 5 frame deep nuc with med frames another and the last hive is a box from work that happened to be the right size but won't fit a frame either direction. So...
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    2018: Bee hive swarms, colonies, lessons, etc.

    Great catch Soars. If something happened to the queen, their is some young eggs in there to make a queen cell out of. But I wouldn't worry none. There The swarm season here is on the approach. I have 2 hives set up for them. Swarm traps I don't have to move and 4 others. I will have to leave...
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    2018: Bee hive swarms, colonies, lessons, etc.

    Soars How did the splits go? I was reading your thread on beesource. It seems the experts say you may be well on your way to having the numbers you want for your almond contract.
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    The Tall Tale of the Poor Beekeeper Who Saved the Swarm of Bees

    That was an ingenius idea. Glad it worked. I think it was as good of an aim of where to place the net depending on how the branch fell. Shooting is not like cutting a tree down. Hmm I want it to go that way.
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    2018: Bee hive swarms, colonies, lessons, etc.

    Also it's warming up finally and I have one tree (maple) blooming in my yard, and the bee's were hitting it hard Sunday. Days after setting up swarm traps. Also a few nice wild flowers. An old house is abandoned but the nice flowers have spread across town.
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    2018: Bee hive swarms, colonies, lessons, etc.

    Congrats to everyone's good build ups.And Yes Soars it is cold in OK on a low eleavation. Had a few weeks of sub zero temps (very rare) this last winter. Worse it was 60's the week before. And babs I agree with chooks. Before I started keeping bee's I had A feral hive in my yard. A lot of wild...
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    Part-time or full-time farmer?

    after a head shoot their wouldn't be much need of trimming:gig:clap
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    2017 Bee hive swarm information, history, lessons, successes, etc.

    congrats soar. I'm hoping to get my swarm traps up this week. It's still below freezing at night here, but want them up before the swarms start.
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    Part-time or full-time farmer?

    Another dual full time family. Mine included me gone for the last 12 wks straight without coming home. A lot of work for the DW. I got rid of the goats but still have horses, mini cattle, multiple chicken coops and a few dogs. Hoping my being gone more means the sooner she can go down to part...
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    horizontal hives

    Hay soar. Haven't heard from you in a while. Although I'm not on here often. I'm glad the 10's work for you. They are a little easier to find.
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    horizontal hives

    Glad that works for you and good to hear from you again. It's been awhile.
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    Our bees in Oklahoma!

    How did the Okie bees do so far this winter?
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