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    Re: Neighbors destroying colonies

    You handled it well. violence would have only landed you in jail since they were not on your property.
    You can always take him to small claims court and let a JP hear the case if you can't get...
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    Re: Unhappy Neighbors

    The world and it's definitions according to you. Until you publish a dictionary I will go with the experts on this one. Last post for me on this thread. Any further discussion directed towards me...
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    Aging and physical fitness

    The older I get the more I realize the benefits and dividends that come with maintaining physical fitness. At 54 I am still running 3-5 miles at least three times a week. I throw in a few rounds on...
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    Re: Pseudo Name on Bee Source

    Mine comes from the Germans during WWI. After the battle of Belleau Wood in France, the Germans likened the Marines to the dogs that guard the gates of hell...Teufel Hunden.
    Having spent the...
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    Re: Unhappy Neighbors

    Using this line of reasoning, a property owner putting a fence around their place, would be tantamount to declaring war.
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    Re: Unhappy Neighbors

    If they were reasonable neighbors they would have handled the original contact in a different way.
    Get your hives out of wasp and hornet spray range or erect a barrier. Post some no trespassing...
  7. Thread: SHB takeover

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    Re: SHB takeover

    All of mine (11) are partial sun. The problem I have is self induced. I didn't put oil in the tray and it lead to a build up of organic material the beetles could access and the bees couldn't. All my...
  8. Thread: SHB takeover

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    Re: SHB takeover

    According to the conversion table I checked that is 8.6 to -7.6 degrees for 6 hours. I don't think my freezer is that cold but I will check. Thanks
  9. Thread: SHB takeover

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    SHB takeover

    My laziness and/ or forgetfulness has cost me.
    I have a hive that has been exhibiting some strange bearding for the last few days. I noticed about a 10" circle of bees on the ground as well as the...
  10. Thread: NUCs value

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    Re: NUCs value

    I'd be in for a few if we weren't 300 miles apart. I paid $110 for the last nucs I bought. I think you should charge more, I will when I get to that point.
  11. Should I remove the entrance reducers in this hotter weather?

    With the summer heat finally here my bees are covering the face of my hives and bearding pretty heavily. I have entrance reducers on all my hives with an opening about two inches long and a single...
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    Re: New Package - Sugar Water NOT Punctured

    I just forwarded them a link to this thread. Maybe they will do the right thing for you.
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    Re: The cost of a NUC

    I paid $110 each last month for two. No frame exchange.
  14. Re: Decrease productivity do to excessive and prolonged rains.

    I'm sure you are right. I have a couple acres. The pan is about 400ft from my hives a couple hundred from the house. With the rains and tens of thousands of flooded acres I figured the feral bees...
  15. Re: Decrease productivity do to excessive and prolonged rains.

    I moved a 5 frame nuc into a ten frame box last night when I got home. It had no capped honey. There was a small amount of nectar in a few parts of the hive.
    I put a gallon of 1:1 out in a pan this...
  16. Re: Decrease productivity do to excessive and prolonged rains.

    I'm going to go ahead and just put a pint jar in each on an inner cover inside an empty box this evening to see what they take. No more than they have stored it shouldn't make them syrup bound.
    The...
  17. Re: Decrease productivity do to excessive and prolonged rains.

    Ark La Tex is definitely a better descriptive term for my location.
    I have two trap outs and two swarms that I will be happy if they get 10 frames drawn out.
    I also have two nucs I split off of a...
  18. Re: Decrease productivity do to excessive and prolonged rains.

    They seem like they have just kind of stalled. Very little comb building. Not much in them in the way of stores. I should probably feed them all at this point.
    The sun is shining today and there is...
  19. Decrease productivity do to excessive and prolonged rains.

    I'm guessing that if you live in the U.S. and watch any news at all you know Texas has been inundated with rain. We had rain 20 days in April and I'm not sure of May but will bet we had more than...
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    Re: Cutout in Atlanta, TX. Area

    PM sent
  21. Thread: Mosquitoes

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    Re: Mosquitoes

    Try a thermacell. They run about $20 in your local sporting foods department. I have never seen anything work so well. Just remember to let it get warmed up for about 10 or 15 minutes before you need...
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    Re: Queens for sale ($18,$16ea)

    Order with confidence. I ordered 4 queens last Tuesday morning and picked up my package up at the Post Office Thursday morning.
    Just a note: These queens are shipped in California queen cages with...
  23. Re: drones being raised as queens, possible?

    Yes they will, at least once. I had a thread a couple weeks ago where I pulled a queen cell off in a hopelessly queen less hive and a drone came out. I had to do a double take to make sure my eyes...
  24. Ever see a drone come out of a queen cell?

    I was installing a new queen in a hive that swarmed and for what ever reason was unsuccessful re-queening itself. It confused me when I opened the hive to put the cage in and found a few capped queen...
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    Re: Do you put weight on your top covers?

    I don't weight the telescoping covers on my ten frame hives but on the migratory covers on my nucs I use some of the lead ingots I have for casting bullets.
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