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    Re: What can I do about varroa mites?

    Only place you can go and have 500 so called friends you could careless about seeing.
  2. Re: Noticing any trend in 2015 package availability and pricing?

    Honey hive farms has gone up a bit on his packages. Last year he had 4# packages for $105 and this year 3# for $110. But, I have seen a few people selling 3# for $150. These are all delivered at this...
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    Re: Looking at the underside of a beehive

    I watched your video. I was wondering: you called a double deep; nuc 1 and I saw 10 frames in the hive. I also noticed the frames looked pretty new and did not have much comb. So if they are truly...
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    Re: What can I do about varroa mites?

    Rusty have you noticed that your hives are a bit more aggressive? And if not. Where did you buy your queens?
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    Re: First time checkin from Styx, TX

    Welcome to the forum!!
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    Re: 3rd generation beekeeper from California

    A Big Warm Welcome from Texas
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    Re: Laying worker Question????

    I had same experience as Philip. I had a laying worker hive. I took all the bees and shook them all out of hive about 75 feet from hive. It caused a big cluster to gather on the side of my house and...
  8. Thread: OAV?

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    Re: OAV?

    I did treat yesterday. I used 1.5 grams, because I use a deep and shallow for winter configuration. I don't know if it was enough or not cause bees did not come out white like some people are...
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    Re: Feeding shim thickness

    I install windows, so I get a lot of 1x2 stock. I use it cause it is free and it seems to work fine. They seem to make a huge ball of bees up top and hang down from there.
  10. Thread: New guy here

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    Re: New guy here

    Good Luck Steve, welcome to the forum
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    early brood vs direction hives face

    I just got back form my bee yards. At one yard I have 3 hives facing southeast and 3 facing west. Just the way this particular area worked out. All the hive are protected by a tree row on the north....
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    Re: Flying at 22 degrees???

    It happened to me last year after a snow. I opened hive and found it to be wet inside, but yours look well vented. So may not be the case with yours. My whole hive was dead within days.
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    Re: I am losing a lot of bees.

    I opened my hive today we were 73 degrees and figured it was a good time. I left a deep and 2 supers for winter, so plenty of stores. Both hives are booming inside despite all the dead bees after...
  14. Re: Ultimate Hive Cover / HAs any one here utilized yet?

    I use them just because I bought a guy out and he had them on hives. I use tie downs on all my hives just so deer don't knock them over or the wind.. I like them OK just don't see being able to use...
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    Re: Hello from South Texas

    Welcome, Zack
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    Re: diy oxalic acid vaporizer

    Just got through making 4 of them using HeadNuts drawing. Looks great, have to be a little careful as block is .50 thick and the glow plug is .475 so no room for error. I will try it in the morning...
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    Re: diy oxalic acid vaporizer

    Will Ac work with Dc current? I notice that both these pets are Ac components. If you are building an Ac unit, I would be afraid to use it in the field so to electrocution.
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    Re: Should I give up or try again?

    That is crazy. I called the city here in Amarillo. They said they support Beekeepers and try to work with them anyway possible. I think I would try to go to city meeting and talk to your...
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    Re: Should I give up or try again?

    Requeening every 6 months is crazy. Do you have to document it? How would they keep track?
  20. Thread: Starting Out

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    Re: Amarillo area

    If you want to spend the money nucs are great. They will explode in spring with good flow and have a better chance of being successful first year. On the other hand you might want to make sure if he...
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    Re: Should I give up or try again?

    Good Luck Citybeekeeper, we live in Amarillo and this is just a guess. I have found that we have a lot of feral Africanized hives around here and Lubbock. With you never messing with your bees and...
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    Re: Would you treat with OAV now?

    Try just the acid no water I believe it should just melt and vapor. Someone correct me if I am wrong. I think that is why it is making a dome.
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    Re: Would you treat with OAV now?

    Are you putting water in the acid? I may confused, but the vids I have watched is just the acid no water...
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    Re: diy oxalic acid vaporizer

    Thanks for all the input guys
  25. Thread: Starting Out

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    Re: Amarillo area

    Welcome Windmill, there are lots of places to get bees. I ordered mine from Honeyhive farms last year, but looks like they are not selling this year. Beeweaver is another, but this late in year you...
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