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    Re: I am losing a lot of bees.

    Thanks guys I will try to check after this storm passes. I was doing a window job today temps were near 60 and temp dropped to low 30's and is snowing now :(.
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    Re: I am losing a lot of bees.

    Well I do know they have plenty of honey and pollen. They both weigh 70+lbs. They are first year packages and I have seen no signs of die off until cold blast hit, then it warmed then hit again. I...
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    I am losing a lot of bees.

    I live in panhandle of Texas and the weather has major extremes. Early part of week we were highs in the teens and today highs near 65 F. I have 0ne hive that dumped about 100 bees out front and the...
  4. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    I have just 11 hives (hive body and 3 supers), but I built most my supers and bought all my frames, foundation, QE's, top and bottom boards, covers and feeders and just have $255 a hive including...
  5. Re: Need advice regarding moving bees to new location

    Lol,sounds great
  6. Thread: wood frames

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    Re: wood frames

    wow, it looks like they are time eaters by the plans about 30 different cuts?
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    wood frames

    Does anyone have design for making wood frames or does everyone buy them.
  8. Re: Need advice regarding moving bees to new location

    > You'll want work gloves for moving the hives and appropriate thank you gifts for the person who helps you. Those hives can be heavy this time of year! I use a two person hive carrier for moving the...
  9. Re: Need advice regarding moving bees to new location

    I have moved all times of year. Wait till before dark or real early in morning before they start foraging so you do not lose bees. I like to use a 3\4 x 3/4 piece of wood the length of entrance or...
  10. Re: Amount bees eat seems to be related to feeder type

    I have the same problem. I can drink more beer in a mug than I can in a sippy cup :)
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    Re: New to Beekeeping and need some Guidance

    I would figure your forage is better than mine. I have 12 hives and it all depended on location for mine. Some I needed at least 3 supers on first year packages. We were coming out of a 3 year...
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    Re: New to Beekeeping and need some Guidance

    Biggest difference is weight. If you are working hive by yourself it is a little easier to go 8 frame. Bad side is as they fill with honey and brood you have 2 less frames each box you have so you...
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    Re: New to Beekeeping and need some Guidance

    Welcome to Beesource. It sounds like your on the right track. Al is right about getting 2 hives, not just to compare, but it is hard for new Beeks to stay out of hives when they are new. So this is a...
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    Re: Bee hive rescue

    I liked your idea and tried to get homeowner to let me. Neighbors of homeowner were scared and putting pressure on them to move.
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    Re: Bee hive rescue

    Yes homeowner wanted it gone there was enough comb to fill 10 super frames with brood and honey. I wish I would have had a hive body cause I had to cut comb to fit. Roof was very steep and honey...
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    Re: Bee hive rescue

    So would you leave them till spring?
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    Bee hive rescue

    I got a call about this bee hive built under a eave of a dormer on a house. I can get it fairly easy and we have another 20 - 30 days left on cotton and pumpkins. But, don't know if it worth trying...
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    Re: South African hives

    Pretty funny Gary, The only reason I would say I will kill this hive is I have 12 hives and they are all calm and gentle. I would really hate to have the drones from the AH bring in some of those...
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    Re: South African hives

    Welcome Gary,
    I ended up with 1 AHB hive this year. It was a cut out. They are very hygienic compared to my Carni. hives meaning they had the whole hive cleaned out after the cutout by the next...
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    Re: I've got 1600 lbs of honey, now what?

    I guess works fine if you are retired or just old. But if you have a business to run or kids to chase, sitting on the side of road just not a priority.
  21. Re: What are the signs that tell you when to stop taking honey in fall

    Still back to my question. Do I just pull off 1 or 2 of the 3 supers this late in year or leave? Do I go ahead in open brood box and see if stores are there and chance rolling queen this late in...
  22. Re: What are the signs that tell you when to stop taking honey in fall

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    Usually our kill freeze is the end of Oct. The guys I have talked to here say a hive body and super are usually good for winter. I have carni's and I know they slim down pretty good in the...
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    Re: Beeweaver queen update

    We started the season with Carniolan queens, my dad had 1 hive that had a old queen and one that the Carniolan queen died. We were pretty nervous about the Carniolan's cause we had heard about the...
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    Re: I've got 1600 lbs of honey, now what?

    Our farmers market is full also, but I just talked to one of the vegetable venders and he said I could put honey on one of his tables cause people asking for honey all the time. I offered him a...
  25. What are the signs that tell you when to stop taking honey in fall

    13381 I pulled 6 frames of capped yesterday and 7 frames two weeks ago. I have 1 hive body and 3 supers. I am going to leave 1 super for winter and take off top two. The bottom of the top two still...
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