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    Re: any opinons on a veil jacket

    I started using the jacket / hood combo from Ultra Breeze Suits. I was looking for something cool and well built.

    This product is not cheap but it is very well built and they shipped it very,...
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    Re: Any bee suits with elastic cuffs?

    I just got my Ultra Breeze last week (jacket & hood only). Around the sleeve cuffs it has a combination of elastic gathering AND velcro. I'm super happy with this suit and WOW they shipped it...
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    Re: How much ventilation for a HOT climate?

    Hey Ccarter, north of you in Aubrey. I run Brushy Mountain screened bottom boards AND Dadant Ventilated Inner covers year round. If the winter temps get down into the 20's I'll slide the...
  4. Re: Looking for suggestion for material for top of fume board.

    Some of the commmercially available fume boards just use what looks like black indoor / outdoor carpet stapled to the underside with the carpet part facing into the hive.
    edit: They also have that...
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    Re: looking to move to Texas

    You should also consider the area northwest of Houston between Houston and College Station. Beautiful cattle country, lots of moisture, early spring blooms. I buy my queens from BeeWeaver.com in...
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    Re: Bees not taking sugar syrup

    I had the same problem...

    Use "push-pins" to clear the propolis out of the little holes. The ladies will plug up the holes and you have to use push-pins to keep the holes clear.

    Also, the...
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    Re: You're favorite book?

    Starting Right With Bees
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    Re: Painting Bee Hives

    Just a note if any of you guys were thinking of using Tung Oil or Linseed Oil as "honeybeekeeper" had mentioned, be super careful because this stuff is extremely flamable. Don't want someone out in...
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    Re: Need Queen

    I received excellent service and communication from BeeWeaver Apiaries Laura Weaver was extremely eager to help.

    On edit - sorry it looks like they're sold out too...
  10. Thread: 1:1 or 2:1 mix?

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    Re: 1:1 or 2:1 mix?

    I just got confused because the only time I "pound a pint" is at the bar...
  11. Thread: 1:1 or 2:1 mix?

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    Re: 1:1 or 2:1 mix?

    Well, consider me spanked... and edu-makated.
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    Re: 1:1 or 2:1 mix?

    Oldbee, are you offering advice or telling me where to go?... or both?...
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    Re: 1:1 or 2:1 mix?

    Ok, casper_zip, you're right on 2:1 because a pint of water weighs 1 lb and you're at 10 lbs of sugar to 5 lbs of water - exactly 2:1... thanks, that's want I wanted to confirm.
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    Re: 1:1 or 2:1 mix?

    Total newb here... trying to understand the ratios used. My assumption is that the ratios are by weight - let me know if that is wrong.

    So, if the ratios are by weight and with water weighing...
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    Re: Open Feeding Barrel - Tip

    I took a 1x10 and cut a circle out of it just a little smaller in diameter than the interior of the bottom of a 5-gallon bucket and drilled a bunch of holes in it. Then I cut an old t-shirt a little...
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    Entrance reducers

    What is the rationale for using entrance reducers? When should they be installed and / or removed? Do they serve as mouse guards as well, or do you need a separate device for that?
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